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  • Eric Clapton

    5 15.15%
  • Jimmy Page

    3 9.09%
  • Jimi Hendrix

    4 12.12%
  • Carlos Santana

    2 6.06%
  • David Gilmore

    1 3.03%
  • Matt Bellamy

    1 3.03%
  • Eddie Van Halen

    1 3.03%
  • Angus Young

    2 6.06%
  • Tony Iommi

    1 3.03%
  • Robin Trower

    0 0%
  • Jeff Beck

    0 0%
  • Ritchie Blackmore

    2 6.06%
  • Randy Rhodes

    0 0%
  • Stevie Ray Vaughn

    2 6.06%
  • Yngwie Malmstein

    1 3.03%
  • Robert Fripp

    2 6.06%
  • Brian May

    1 3.03%
  • Dick Dale

    2 6.06%
  • Pete Townshend

    1 3.03%
  • Duaine Allman

    2 6.06%
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    The Nominations are in-Greatest Rock Guitarist

    Okay, anyone who got at least two mentions (or votes) in the other thread has been nominated. Vote for the one guitarist you believe is the single greatest axeman in rock history. You all should like this list better.

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    All fabulous players, but for me it has to be David Gilmour.
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    Jimi!

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    Dick Dale - he is greatness inc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DWSTXS View Post
    Dick Dale - he is greatness inc.
    Amen! He's also the only one on the list I've seen live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirOtter View Post
    Amen! He's also the only one on the list I've seen live.
    Well, you've scoreboarded me on that one, I haven't seen any of them. But, I have seen Dylan twice. He was, of course, absolute, sheer, genius!
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    Of that list, I've seen nine perform live. Eh. Only Randy Rhoads caused my jaw to drop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robeiae View Post
    Of that list, I've seen nine perform live. Eh. Only Randy Rhoads caused my jaw to drop.
    I've seen seven of these guys play (some numerous times). Randy was the most astonishing to watch. On Mr. Crowley he played the main lead and its harmony at the same time. F-ing amazing. But, I voted for Pagey. If Randy had had a chance to build more of a body of work, we probably wouldn't even be having this discussion.

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    Thank God somebody else mentioned Fripp in the original thread. I'm glad to see he made it. King Crimson is Robert Fripp. I chose him...even though there are others I like more. I think he's extraordinary...a guitar genius.
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    With regards to his impact on how the instrument is played, I'd have to agree, Jay.

    But Gilmour is my guod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KTC View Post
    Thank God somebody else mentioned Fripp in the original thread. I'm glad to see he made it. King Crimson is Robert Fripp. I chose him...even though there are others I like more. I think he's extraordinary...a guitar genius.
    True, but I think you have to give Adrian Belew mega credit.

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    No no no. It has to be Yngwie Malmstein. Simply amazing


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    Blackmore. Best Rock Guitarist. Best Rock Cello Player. Best Rock Mandolin Player. What else?
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    A bump for folks who were posting in the first, faulty, pawtry list thread.

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    This is the f-ing poll.

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    Dick Dale should win this
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    Quote Originally Posted by *NeW*WrItEr* View Post
    No no no. It has to be Yngwie Malmstein. Simply amazing
    But he has no soul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow_Ferret View Post
    But he has no soul.
    Yowzah. I wonder if he can actually hold a single note for more than a millisecond...
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    If this poll is any proof, there is no such thing as a greatest rock guitarist.

    I didn't even vote.

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    Johnny Marr.

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    I voted for Clapton (partly because his work spans decades in pop/rock music), but if I could I might change my vote to Jeff Beck. While Clapton deserves to win, Beck deserves one vote.
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