Whos The Greatest Guitarist?

petrocspetrocs Posts: 4,342
edited July 2008 in Other Music
Living, Dead, Retired..whatever..who do you think is the BEST at his / her craft?

My money is on John Frusciante

Whos yours?
Shows:
9/24/96 MD. 9/28/96 Randalls. 8/28-29/98 Camden. 9/8/98 NJ. 9/18/98 MD. 9/1-2/00 Camden. 9/4/00 MD. 4/28/03 Philly. 7/5-6/03 Camden. 9/30/05 AC.
10/3/05 Philly. 5/27-28/06 Camden. 6/23/06 Pitt. 6/19-20/08 Camden. 6/24/08 MSG. 8/7/08 EV Newark, NJ. 6/11-12/09 EV Philly, PA. 10/27-28-30-31/09 Philly, PA., 5/15/10 Hartford,5/17/10 Boston, 5/18/10 Newark, 5/20-21/10 MSG
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  • FinsburyParkCarrotsFinsburyParkCarrots Seattle, WAPosts: 12,175
    Sod craft. Allan Holdsworth has plenty of that, and he's as dull as ditch water.


    Now THIS is in touch with the great beyond:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqLh5s36_Jo
  • keeponrockinkeeponrockin Posts: 7,445
    Jimi, without question.
    Believe me, when I was growin up, I thought the worst thing you could turn out to be was normal, So I say freaks in the most complementary way. Here's a song by a fellow freak - E.V
  • Hands down...Stevie Ray. I have NEVER seen somebody with more 'feel', and 'touch' than that man.


    That boy MUST have sold his soul to the devil...
  • Jeremy1012Jeremy1012 Posts: 7,170
    Jimi is the best guitarist ever, as long as we aren't talking technically, without a doubt. From another planet. People who say shit like "Satriani runs rings around him" really need to reappraise why they listen to music.

    He's far from my favourite though. I'd probably give that to Sonny Sharrock, John Fahey or James Blackshaw.
    "I remember one night at Muzdalifa with nothing but the sky overhead, I lay awake amid sleeping Muslim brothers and I learned that pilgrims from every land — every colour, and class, and rank; high officials and the beggar alike — all snored in the same language"
  • Yeah, there's really no correct answer that isn't "Jimi Hendrix".
    Smokey Robinson constantly looks like he's trying to act natural after being accused of farting.
  • eMMIeMMI Posts: 6,262
    Yeah, there's really no correct answer that isn't "Jimi Hendrix".

    not even Marc Ribot? ;)


    yeah, I don't know much about guitars/guitarrists/what's technically good but I love Jimi! :D
    "Don't be faint-hearted, I have a solution! We shall go and commandeer some small craft, then drift at leisure until we happen upon another ideal place for our waterside supper with riparian entertainments."
  • eMMI wrote:
    not even Marc Ribot? ;)


    yeah, I don't know much about guitars/guitarrists/what's technically good but I love Jimi! :D
    He comes close. :D
    Smokey Robinson constantly looks like he's trying to act natural after being accused of farting.
  • BinFrogBinFrog MAPosts: 7,290
    Bright eyed kid: "Wow Typo Man, you're the best!"
    Typo Man: "Thanks kidz, but remembir, stay in skool!"
  • petrocspetrocs Posts: 4,342
    maybe I shouldve eliminated the dead :)
    Shows:
    9/24/96 MD. 9/28/96 Randalls. 8/28-29/98 Camden. 9/8/98 NJ. 9/18/98 MD. 9/1-2/00 Camden. 9/4/00 MD. 4/28/03 Philly. 7/5-6/03 Camden. 9/30/05 AC.
    10/3/05 Philly. 5/27-28/06 Camden. 6/23/06 Pitt. 6/19-20/08 Camden. 6/24/08 MSG. 8/7/08 EV Newark, NJ. 6/11-12/09 EV Philly, PA. 10/27-28-30-31/09 Philly, PA., 5/15/10 Hartford,5/17/10 Boston, 5/18/10 Newark, 5/20-21/10 MSG
  • eMMIeMMI Posts: 6,262
    petrocs wrote:
    maybe I shouldve eliminated the dead :)

    why? :D
    "Don't be faint-hearted, I have a solution! We shall go and commandeer some small craft, then drift at leisure until we happen upon another ideal place for our waterside supper with riparian entertainments."
  • petrocs wrote:
    maybe I shouldve eliminated the dead :)
    They're already eliminated surely! :eek: :D
    Smokey Robinson constantly looks like he's trying to act natural after being accused of farting.
  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 4,407
    I'm another who gives my vote to Jimi Hendrix...
  • petrocspetrocs Posts: 4,342
    eMMI wrote:
    why? :D

    I dunno...I mean the answer is always Jimi or Stevie Ray...I think there are a lot of innovative guitarists that took the best of Jimi and Stevies styles and combined them with a new and fresh guitar sound...John Frusciante for one...total student of Jimi's but took Jimi's legacy to another level...just my opinion..keep the opinions coming!
    Shows:
    9/24/96 MD. 9/28/96 Randalls. 8/28-29/98 Camden. 9/8/98 NJ. 9/18/98 MD. 9/1-2/00 Camden. 9/4/00 MD. 4/28/03 Philly. 7/5-6/03 Camden. 9/30/05 AC.
    10/3/05 Philly. 5/27-28/06 Camden. 6/23/06 Pitt. 6/19-20/08 Camden. 6/24/08 MSG. 8/7/08 EV Newark, NJ. 6/11-12/09 EV Philly, PA. 10/27-28-30-31/09 Philly, PA., 5/15/10 Hartford,5/17/10 Boston, 5/18/10 Newark, 5/20-21/10 MSG
  • Jeremy1012Jeremy1012 Posts: 7,170
    petrocs wrote:
    I dunno...I mean the answer is always Jimi or Stevie Ray...I think there are a lot of innovative guitarists that took the best of Jimi and Stevies styles and combined them with a new and fresh guitar sound...John Frusciante for one...total student of Jimi's but took Jimi's legacy to another level...just my opinion..keep the opinions coming!
    I love John but he's a far better songwriter and all-round musician than he is a guitarist. His best albums are the ones where the lyrics and vocal melodies are to the fore. His guitar playing with the chilis is pretty limited to generic funk riffs/californication style clean rhythm parts and standard Hendrix-esque blues licks.

    Having said that, there's an amazing charm to his guitar work on his earlier, drugged-out solo albums. The lead parts on Niandra Lades and Smile from the Streets You Hold are so cool.
    "I remember one night at Muzdalifa with nothing but the sky overhead, I lay awake amid sleeping Muslim brothers and I learned that pilgrims from every land — every colour, and class, and rank; high officials and the beggar alike — all snored in the same language"
  • eMMIeMMI Posts: 6,262
    petrocs wrote:
    I dunno...I mean the answer is always Jimi or Stevie Ray...I think there are a lot of innovative guitarists that took the best of Jimi and Stevies styles and combined them with a new and fresh guitar sound...John Frusciante for one...total student of Jimi's but took Jimi's legacy to another level...just my opinion..keep the opinions coming!

    well that's quite fair enough. :)

    as much as I do love Jimi, Marc Ribot is great too. as is of course Jimmy Page..

    plus me being very indecisive it's very hard to choose who I think is the all time greatest guitarist. so I pretty much always go for Jimi. :D
    "Don't be faint-hearted, I have a solution! We shall go and commandeer some small craft, then drift at leisure until we happen upon another ideal place for our waterside supper with riparian entertainments."
  • petrocspetrocs Posts: 4,342
    Jeremy1012 wrote:
    I love John but he's a far better songwriter and all-round musician than he is a guitarist. His best albums are the ones where the lyrics and vocal melodies are to the fore. His guitar playing with the chilis is pretty limited to generic funk riffs/californication style clean rhythm parts and standard Hendrix-esque blues licks.

    Having said that, there's an amazing charm to his guitar work on his earlier, drugged-out solo albums. The lead parts on Niandra Lades and Smile from the Streets You Hold are so cool.

    I couldnt agree with you more! and as a matter of fact what I think made Stadium Arcadium such a different and fresh sounding Chili album is that fact that they let john loose...i mean..the solo on Turn it Again? wow! but I agree about his solo work..he is such as gifted musician
    Shows:
    9/24/96 MD. 9/28/96 Randalls. 8/28-29/98 Camden. 9/8/98 NJ. 9/18/98 MD. 9/1-2/00 Camden. 9/4/00 MD. 4/28/03 Philly. 7/5-6/03 Camden. 9/30/05 AC.
    10/3/05 Philly. 5/27-28/06 Camden. 6/23/06 Pitt. 6/19-20/08 Camden. 6/24/08 MSG. 8/7/08 EV Newark, NJ. 6/11-12/09 EV Philly, PA. 10/27-28-30-31/09 Philly, PA., 5/15/10 Hartford,5/17/10 Boston, 5/18/10 Newark, 5/20-21/10 MSG
  • Ledbetterman10Ledbetterman10 Posts: 10,932
    Jimmy Page for me. Hendrix shreds better but I prefer Page's songs/albums....though Hendrix has many gems himself. especially on Electric Ladyland.
    2000: Camden 1, 2003: Philly, State College, Camden 1, MSG 2, Hershey, 2004: Reading, 2005: Philly, 2006: Camden 1, 2, East Rutherford 1, 2007: Lollapalooza, 2008: Camden 1, Washington D.C., MSG 1, 2, 2009: Philly 1, 2, 3, 4, 2010: Bristol, MSG 2, 2011: PJ20 1, 2, 2012: Made In America, 2013: Brooklyn 2, Philly 2, 2014: Denver, 2015: Global Citizen Festival, 2016: Philly 2, Fenway 1, 2018: Fenway 1, 2

    Pearl Jam bootlegs:
    http://wegotshit.blogspot.com
  • reeferchiefreeferchief Posts: 3,569
    The DBT guys are pretty good, and Jason who is no longer there, its all about the soul and atmosphere that they're guitar playing brings to the songs and the Truckers have an abundance of that.:)
    Theres this McCready bloke as well, he's pretty good.
    John Squire is capable of some good stuff although very much in the mould of Page.
    Fruiscante isnt too shabby nor Dimebag, Kirk Hammnet, Neil Young or Slash.
    But Hendrix is on a plateau higher than the rest.
    Can not be arsed with life no more.
  • keeponrockinkeeponrockin Posts: 7,445
    And for this generation, I'd go Derek Trucks and Davy Knowles. Both of these guys are absolutley fucking spectacular.
    Believe me, when I was growin up, I thought the worst thing you could turn out to be was normal, So I say freaks in the most complementary way. Here's a song by a fellow freak - E.V
  • Jeremy1012Jeremy1012 Posts: 7,170
    And for this generation, I'd go Derek Trucks and Davy Knowles. Both of these guys are absolutley fucking spectacular.
    And in keeping with what I said to you before about the first time I saw Davy Knowles when he was just a kid, I'm glad he got named in this thread before Clapton :p Blows him out of the water.
    "I remember one night at Muzdalifa with nothing but the sky overhead, I lay awake amid sleeping Muslim brothers and I learned that pilgrims from every land — every colour, and class, and rank; high officials and the beggar alike — all snored in the same language"
  • voodoopugvoodoopug Posts: 1,010
    Mick Taylor or Keith Richards
    There's Pearl Jam, The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Robert Johnson......and then everybody else.
  • If we're gonna go with living guitarists, I don't think this can be beat.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MI-_jWAmlE
    Smokey Robinson constantly looks like he's trying to act natural after being accused of farting.
  • Ledbetterman10Ledbetterman10 Posts: 10,932
    If we're gonna go with living guitarists, I don't think this can be beat.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MI-_jWAmlE

    ouch
    2000: Camden 1, 2003: Philly, State College, Camden 1, MSG 2, Hershey, 2004: Reading, 2005: Philly, 2006: Camden 1, 2, East Rutherford 1, 2007: Lollapalooza, 2008: Camden 1, Washington D.C., MSG 1, 2, 2009: Philly 1, 2, 3, 4, 2010: Bristol, MSG 2, 2011: PJ20 1, 2, 2012: Made In America, 2013: Brooklyn 2, Philly 2, 2014: Denver, 2015: Global Citizen Festival, 2016: Philly 2, Fenway 1, 2018: Fenway 1, 2

    Pearl Jam bootlegs:
    http://wegotshit.blogspot.com
  • boroff89boroff89 Posts: 786
    Jimi Hendrix followed by Stevie Ray Vaughn. There isn't a close third.
    It makes much more sense to live in the present tense.
  • If we're gonna go with living guitarists, I don't think this can be beat.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MI-_jWAmlE
    wow. i've just been blown away
  • petrocspetrocs Posts: 4,342
    If we're gonna go with living guitarists, I don't think this can be beat.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MI-_jWAmlE

    Im speechless
    Shows:
    9/24/96 MD. 9/28/96 Randalls. 8/28-29/98 Camden. 9/8/98 NJ. 9/18/98 MD. 9/1-2/00 Camden. 9/4/00 MD. 4/28/03 Philly. 7/5-6/03 Camden. 9/30/05 AC.
    10/3/05 Philly. 5/27-28/06 Camden. 6/23/06 Pitt. 6/19-20/08 Camden. 6/24/08 MSG. 8/7/08 EV Newark, NJ. 6/11-12/09 EV Philly, PA. 10/27-28-30-31/09 Philly, PA., 5/15/10 Hartford,5/17/10 Boston, 5/18/10 Newark, 5/20-21/10 MSG
  • CollinCollin Posts: 4,932
    Buddy Guy.
    THANK YOU, LOSTDAWG!


    naděje umírá poslední
  • corduroidcorduroid Posts: 293
    Collin wrote:
    Buddy Guy.
    +1

    As a soul scorcher, he takes the cake.
  • yeah buddy guy is gooooood.
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