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by FUDU » Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:27 pm
by aoxo1 » Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:04 pm
FUDU wrote:A big part of this debate is always personal musical preference in regards to each individual guitarist named.Some people like Jimi Hendrix a lot more than Jimmy page b/c they like Hendrix songs more than they like Zeppelin songs. Doesn't make either guitarist truly better (with exception to some technical differences). To comment that SRV or Hendrix creating some moving and awe inspiring music as an argument to their greatness over a Page is being disingenuous and obtuse in not recognizing that Page too was a HUGE part of some incredible awe inspiring music. Page's versatility was sickening, if he went a different route where he was bigger than his band (obviously he wasn't in LZ) then he just might be considered the best without question compared to the others who WERE their bands.If you took personal recognition and overall band success out of the equation a guy like Eddie Van Halen would probably be considered the best more often than he is or more often than most others. But saying EVH is the best some how implies Van Halen the group was the best, albeit while they were not it is not a fair assumption to make if EVH gets thrown into a debate like this.
by tecs » Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:31 pm
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by Big Money Player » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:46 pm
Larvell Blanks wrote:One name that has not been mentioned ye is Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top.Hendrix named him as his favorite guitarist after Gibbon's first band opened for the JHE.
by FUDU » Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:32 pm
by Big Money Player » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:34 pm
by Larvell Blanks » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:19 am
Big Money Player wrote:Larvell Blanks wrote:One name that has not been mentioned ye is Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top.Hendrix named him as his favorite guitarist after Gibbon's first band opened for the JHE.1. EVH2. Alex Lifeson (yes, I'm a Rush honk)3. John Petrucci4. Eric Johnson5. Buckethead6. Randy Rhodes7. Brad Gillis8. Zakk Wylde9. Slash10. Jimmy Page11. Yngwie Malmsteen12. Dave Mustaine13. Joe Satriani14. Jeff Beck15. SRV16. Gary Moore17. Billy Gibbons18. Steve Vai19. Rik Emmet20. Neil SchonJust saying...
by aoxo1 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:10 pm
Big Money Player wrote:I like his music, but for some reason his playing seems to be nothing special to me...
by rebelwithoutaclue » Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:20 pm
aoxo1 wrote:Big Money Player wrote:I like his music, but for some reason his playing seems to be nothing special to me...Seriously. How can Hendrix compete with the genius who composed thisPoignant.
by Mr. MacPhisto » Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:54 pm
rebelwithoutaclue wrote:At least EVH is also considered one of the best. He's got guys I've never even heard of on his list (not that I'm a music professor but I know pop culture pretty well). The guitarist for Dream Theatre is #3 and he's also got the guitarists of both Journey and Triumph as better than Hendrix (I had to look up all their names). Hendrix did stuff that people still can't do today. Hell if it weren't for him half the people on all these lists probably never would have picked up a guitar.
by Big Money Player » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:02 am
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