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The Top Ten Rock Guitarists are... In a very particular order...

1. Eric Clapton- yeah, you all know it, there's never been anybody better and there never will be. Anybody who argues this is just kidding themselves. Listen to Crossroads and then talk to me.

2. Mark Knopfler- for my money, the only guitarist able to go toe to toe with Eric. His riffs are amazing. I really hope he gets back on the road soon.

3. Peter Framtpon- Very very underrated. Enough said.

4. Jimi Hendrex- A little overrated, but not much.

5. Jimmy Page- Another of the great Riff Makers.

6. Neil Young- gotta love those great solo's on Rust Never Sleeps.

7. The Edge- Bold style, wild results.

8. Bruce Springsteen- Winterland Prove it all night, need I say more. I'm tired of all this bullshit knocking Bruce's skills. The Rolling Stone poll, WTF? Not even in the top 100? Gimme a break.

9. Prince- Unbelievably fast.

10. John Fogerty- Rounds off my list with his unique style.

* Carlos Santana would have made this list, but I didn't know whether or not to consider him a true Rock guitarist.

LET THE ARGUING BEGIN!!!!!!!

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The fact you don't even mention Jeff Beck and you say Jimi Hendrix is overrated pretty much destroys the integrity of your list.

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Listen to Crossroads and then talk to me.



I thought Ralph Macchio stole the show in that one - Steve Vai was no match whatsoever.

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Jeff Beck's alright, but he doesn't crack my ten.

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Clapton might be good, but when you make such boring music, who cares!

And where is Stevie Ray or Richie Blackmore?

Jack.

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Clapton is great!!! IPB Image

My personal list would be:

1. Bruce
2. Pete Townshend
3. Tony Iommi
4. Eric Clapton
5. Angus Young
6. Stevie Ray Vaughan
7. Jimi Hendrix
8. Jimmy Page
9. Nils Lofgren
10. Mark Tremonti

I guess a greatest personal list would be just a tad different but not much. Bruce brings emotions and reactions to the forefront with his guitar playing that others don't. Of course this is me.

To me it's not all about the technical skill, but also a great deal about the emotion, the storytelling with the guitar playing, etc. IPB Image

Sometimes my list can change a little to. I really enjoy the playing of Jack White of The White Stripes, John Fogerty, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Kurt Cobain, Tom Morello of Audioslave, Robert Johnson, Kirk Hammett, etc.

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MICK RONSON
NILS LOFGREN
STEVE HUNTER
STEVIE RAY
GLENN TILBROOK

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I think the list is great, but Nils Lofgren's missing!

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Not a bad list, but I would give some consideration to the following:

Pete Townshend
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Dwayne Allman
Carlos Santana

I'm not sure I would include Springsteen, Prince, and Frampton.

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stevie ray vaughan was....and still is, head and shoulders above everybody else (apart from Jimi, cause he wouldn't have got where he got without Jimi)

Eddie Van Halen deserves a mention for completely changing the way the geetar was played. On the other hand, Clapton is hugely overrated - nothing more than an average blues guitarist - Duane Allman shits on him!!

Prince is one of the best ever too, like a modern day hendrix (thanks J!!) and the edge is a virtuoso too!!!

heres some of my faves:

SRV
Jimi
Prince
Duane Allman
Nils
Neil Young
Eddie Van Halen (just for the 'beat it' solo alone...)
Bruce
Bobby Banderia
Buddy Guy
Freddie King

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In no particular order:

1. Marc Ford
2. Derek Trucks
3. Duane Allman
4. Dickey Betts
5. Jimi Hendrix
6. Stevie Ray Vaughan
7. Luther Dickinson
8. Ry Cooder
9. John McLaughlin
10. Warren Haynes

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one word: MICHAEL BLOOMFIELD, the late great

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I can't believe everyone has left Patti out...

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Hendrix was way overrated IMO...He was some blues-guitarist who was tough enough to crank the gain-knob and do some crazy shit with his axe...but a technically great guitarist? In no way. Feel free to crucify me now IPB Image

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Apologies for misspelling Mr. Allman's name. My fingers were moving faster than my brain - a common problem for me.

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am not sure bout some in the list (?). so feel free to kill me!

1. Richie Sambora
2. The Edge
3. Eric Clapton
4. Nils Lofgren
5. Dave Gilmour
6. Bruce Springsteen
7. Steve Van Zandt (?)
8. Bryan May (?)
9. Neil Young (?)
10. Mark Knopfler

... and there are still ones like Ritchie Blackmore, John Fogerty, Bobby Bandiera (don't laugh at me - he's really underrated), Jimmy Page, Randy Rhoads, ...

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The Top Ten Rock Guitarists are... In a very particular order...

1. Eric Clapton- yeah, you all know it, there's never been anybody better and there never will be. Anybody who argues this is just kidding themselves. Listen to Crossroads and then talk to me.

2. Mark Knopfler- for my money, the only guitarist able to go toe to toe with Eric. His riffs are amazing. I really hope he gets back on the road soon.

3. Peter Framtpon- Very very underrated. Enough said.

4. Jimi Hendrex- A little overrated, but not much.

5. Jimmy Page- Another of the great Riff Makers.

6. Neil Young- gotta love those great solo's on Rust Never Sleeps.

7. The Edge- Bold style, wild results.

8. Bruce Springsteen- Winterland Prove it all night, need I say more. I'm tired of all this bullshit knocking Bruce's skills. The Rolling Stone poll, WTF? Not even in the top 100? Gimme a break.

9. Prince- Unbelievably fast.

10. John Fogerty- Rounds off my list with his unique style.

* Carlos Santana would have made this list, but I didn't know whether or not to consider him a true Rock guitarist.

LET THE ARGUING BEGIN!!!!!!!




Clapton plays the hell out of Crossroads but he gets outplayed by Jack Bruce on bass, who swoops in and steals the show. Clapton was at his best with John Mayall and then Cream. After that I find his stuff unbelievably boring.

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This may be a bit of trivia that not many people are aware of. Hendrix after seeing Chicago perform at the Whiskey, said Terry Kath was a better player than he.

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