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Posted by Pfcoolio14 (1344 posts) 3 years, 2 months ago

Poll: Best Guitarist (Hendrix, Slash, Clapton, Vaughan) (33 votes)

Jimi Hendrix 45%
Slash 6%
Eric Clapton 15%
Stevie Ray Vaughan 33%

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#1 Posted by Yokergeist (12483 posts) - - Show Bio

Slash is awesome

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#2 Edited by Glitch_Spawn (17180 posts) - - Show Bio

Of these guys, SRV. He was just like Hendrix in many ways but with insane precision and clarity.

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#3 Posted by RDClip (1920 posts) - - Show Bio

No Eddie Van Halen or Brian May? for shame

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#4 Posted by thespideyguy (2770 posts) - - Show Bio

My father knew SRV.

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#5 Posted by Shavo (2199 posts) - - Show Bio

Hendrix

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#6 Posted by cattlebattle (15637 posts) - - Show Bio

Of these guys, SRV. He was just like Hendrix in many ways but with insane precision and clarity.

Little bit of this

@rdclip said:

No Eddie Van Halen or Brian May? for shame

and a little bit of that, also Mark Knopfler and Mr. B.B. King are missing from this list IMO

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#7 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (8917 posts) - - Show Bio

Ah SRV is in the lead. Smart people on this website

Hendrix was badass, don't get me wrong, but he is overrated.

SRV owns this list.

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#8 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17180 posts) - - Show Bio

@glitch_spawn said:

Of these guys, SRV. He was just like Hendrix in many ways but with insane precision and clarity.

Little bit of this

@rdclip said:

No Eddie Van Halen or Brian May? for shame

and a little bit of that, also Mark Knopfler and Mr. B.B. King are missing from this list IMO

Joe Bonamassa, Albert King, Freddie King, Jimmy Paige, Tom Morello.

JOHNNY RAMONE (for his apocalyptic down strum speed)

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#9 Posted by Chronus (1118 posts) - - Show Bio

Jimi Hendrix is the best by far from the poll. Eric Clapton is good and SRV and Slash are mediocre guitarists.

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#10 Posted by kuonphobos (5191 posts) - - Show Bio

Of this poll SRV.

I'll add Dimebag and John 5 to the list of shouldas.

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#11 Posted by RedLantern23 (898 posts) - - Show Bio

Hendrix

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#12 Posted by deactivated-579e79a09210d (3799 posts) - - Show Bio

Stevie

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#13 Edited by Xwraith (33533 posts) - - Show Bio

@rdclip said:

No Eddie Van Halen or Brian May? for shame

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#14 Edited by VercingetorixTheGreat (2851 posts) - - Show Bio

Where is Jimmy Page, Chuck Berry, Brian May, Keith Richards, and Angus Young?

anyway out of the ones you listed I would say Jimi Hendrix, he wasn't an amazing singer but his guitar work is amazing.

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#15 Posted by PowerHerc (86171 posts) - - Show Bio

How about Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Glenn Campbell and Jerry Reed?

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#16 Posted by turoksonofstone (14509 posts) - - Show Bio

Hendrix.

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#17 Posted by DoomDoomDoom (4392 posts) - - Show Bio

Bull...where is Joe Pass?

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#18 Posted by GraniteSoldier (12656 posts) - - Show Bio

No Randy Rhodes? Eddie Van Halen? Jimmy Page? It's hard to pick a "best".

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#19 Edited by judasnixon (10957 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick Dale......

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#20 Posted by doctor_bong_crosby (124 posts) - - Show Bio

No Santana...?

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#21 Posted by King Saturn (220545 posts) - - Show Bio

I will take Slash...

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#22 Edited by QueenCorp15 (1058 posts) - - Show Bio

Slash isnt even top 20

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#23 Posted by spinningbirdcake (1432 posts) - - Show Bio

Of these guys Hendrix. But Gilmour can do with 3 or 4 notes what they do with 20.

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#24 Posted by jayc1324 (20841 posts) - - Show Bio

Slash is my favorite next to randy Rhodes so I voted slash but the best I've ever heard was hendrix

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#25 Posted by ReVamp (23015 posts) - - Show Bio

Lil Wayne... I can't even type that with a straight face.

Honestly, I'd say Hendrix, but I wouldn't know.

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#26 Edited by lykopis (10868 posts) - - Show Bio

Of these guys, SRV. He was just like Hendrix in many ways but with insane precision and clarity.

Going with you since you know that of which you speak.

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#27 Edited by ssejllenrad (13094 posts) - - Show Bio

Paige, May, Young

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#28 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17180 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis said:

@glitch_spawn said:

Of these guys, SRV. He was just like Hendrix in many ways but with insane precision and clarity.

Going with you since you know that of which you speak.

I bang on instruments, yes.

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#29 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17180 posts) - - Show Bio

@chronus said:

Jimi Hendrix is the best by far from the poll. Eric Clapton is good and SRV and Slash are mediocre guitarists.

Interesting opinion. I don't think Slash is revolutionary but Stevie Ray Vaughn mediocre? That's a hard one to wrap my head around.

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#30 Posted by Gibson95 (11 posts) - - Show Bio

Of these four SRV is the best, followed by Hendrix.

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#31 Posted by Strider1992 (18174 posts) - - Show Bio

Clapton and Knopfler are my favorites!

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#32 Edited by Taquie (786 posts) - - Show Bio

I think It's a tie between Eric Clapton & Jimi Hendrix. Both were really experimental & created badass riffs. For Clapton riffs listen to ''Sunshine of your love'' & for Hendrix riffs listen to ''All along the watchtower''

I find Stevie Ray overrated. Slash is one of my favorite guitarists of all time because I love his blues sound & he created one of the most iconic guitar solo's ever.

so...

1. Eric Clapton & Jimi Hendrix TIE

2. Slash

3. Stevie Ray

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#33 Edited by Spambot (5666 posts) - - Show Bio

SRV was a poor man's Hendrix. There, I said it. His overall sound is also very repetitive and boring imo.

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#34 Posted by tparks (8368 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Clapton

2. Vaughn

3. Hendrix

4. Slash

I know Hendrix wrote some great music, but basically anyone who has played guitar for a while can play a Hendrix song with only a little difficulty. It's not going to sounds as good as him, but you can play the bare bones of it.

Clapton's subtle stuff he does puts him at the top. It's kind of like Hendrix, that some people can play his songs, but no one can make it sound like Clapton except for Clapton. Clapton was just a lot better at it.

Vaughn gets number 2 since he can play a song for 10 minutes without words and make it not get old. His non-staged stuff is just incredible, and he makes it look easy.

Slash is good for what he is.

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#35 Posted by Naamah_Obyzouth (5966 posts) - - Show Bio

Out of these. SRV. Robbie Robertson is my personal favorite however.

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#36 Posted by rey_everdeen (1510 posts) - - Show Bio

Taylor Swift.