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Rank your top 5 Guitar players of all time

Thu, 04/05/2023 - 04:35

Im interested in hearing which guitar players from any era you rank in your top 5 greatest....

Darklord's picture

Van Halen
I have to really give it some thought.....

no karate in pit's picture

1.fast eddie clark of motorhead
2.hanneman of slayer
3.rocky George of suicidal tendenices
4.dimebag of pantera
5.tony iommi of black sabbath

Darklord's picture

Fast Eddie Clark ...interesting.

no karate in pit's picture

mother fucking motorhead

sfusyron's picture

1.Stevie Ray Vaughan
2.Eddie Van Halen
3.Jimi Hendrix
4.Albert King
5.Tony Iommi

Valente Imortal's picture

I can't think of a top 5, there's so many, but if I had to pick just one, Jimmy Page.
His legacy, innovation, creativity and impact on the next generations is unmatched.
Although the development of the 'riff' in rock music can be attributed to the contributions of numerous guitarists, songwriters and its impossible to pin down to one individual, his guitar work helped to push the boundaries of what was possible at the time and his influence remains to this day

Dr. Wilbur Graves's picture

Yngwie, Blackmore, Dave Murray (+ the other Maiden guitarists) and Akira Takasaki

MortalFate's picture

Hendrix, Page, Shermann, Denner, Gelal Necrosodomy.

Cardboardcity's picture

I tried not to offer a completely Deep Purple centric list and considered riff writing, rhythm and lead playing, electric and acoustic versatility, and of course soloist skills. Despite this, my one and two were both Purple alumni of quite distinct styles who have undeniably stacked bodies of recorded material and demonstrations of live prowess. Mark Reale stands out slightly, but there are more excellent Riot riffs than I've had hot dinners!

1: Ritchie Blackmore
2: Tommy Bolin
3: Uli Jon Roth
4: Bernie Marsden
5: Mark Reale

Very tough to leave out Steve Morse, Tony Iommi, Alan Jones, Rossi & Parfitt, Steve Ramsey, Michael Schenker, Glen & KK, Murray and H, Jack Starr, Randy Davis, Rich Walker, Andy Powell, Ted Turner, Laurie Wisefield, Van Halen etc.

Junkhead's picture

Jerry Cantrell, Dave Mustaine, Jimmy Page, Tony Iommi, Keith Richards.

no karate in pit's picture

damn i forgot jerry cantrell

CEROXER's picture

Chuck Berry
John Lee Hooker
B.B King
Muddy Waters
T-bone Walker

Lloyd H's picture

Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Ritchie Blackmore, Michael Schenker, Uli Roth

Tony Iommi, Jimmy Page, Malcolm Young, Hetfield/Mustaine, Tipton/Downing

Southern Rocker's picture

EVH, Michael Schenker, Jake E. Lee, Gary Moore, Marty Friedman

Honorable Mention: Yngwie, Rik Emmett, Trevor Rabin, Chris Holmes, Piggy, Brad Gillis

Darklord's picture

Jake E Lee...interesting.

Rush Thrash 2112's picture

1. Rory Gallagher
2. Ritchie Blackmore
3. Alex Lifeson
4. Jimmy Page
5. Jimi Hendrix

KillerTeddyBear94's picture

in no particular order
1. Jun Senoue
2. Alexi Laiho
3. Glenn Tipton
4. Randy Rhoads
5. Tony Iommi

Honorable mentions: Dave Mustaine, Axel Rudi Pell, Roland Johanson, James Hetfield, Mick Thomson, Zacky Vengance, Synyster Gates & Luca Turilli.

Bonesaw's picture

Frank Blackfire
Mike Sifringer
Jon Nödtveidt
David Blomqvist
Cato Stormoen

Matthew Hopkins's picture

Tony Iommi, Dave Chandler, Daron Malakian, Mark Shelton, Victor Griffin

Darklord's picture

Hendrix, Page, Van Halen, Lifeson, Rhodes

ThatBillyGuy's picture

1. Eddie Van Halen
2. Dimebag Darrell
3. James Hetfield
4. Slash
5. Zakk Wylde

Sportymdim's picture

Absolutely agree, Jimmy Page is an iconic figure in the world of guitarists. His contributions to rock music have left an indelible mark, and his innovative guitar work continues to inspire generations of musicians. It's hard to narrow down a top 5, but if I had to, I'd definitely put Jimmy Page up there.
And you know, if you're looking to explore more about guitarists and their techniques, I stumbled upon this cool guitar basics guide on Guitars Republic (https://guitarsrepublic.com/guitar-basics). It's a great resource to delve deeper into the world of guitar playing.

Lusse's picture

No particular order;

Guthrie Govan
Allan Holdsworth
Alexi Laiho
Mattias "IA" Eklundh
P.K.(Peter Kubik)

andermatten's picture

1. fumiya hattori
2. james murphy
3. jesse pintado
4. corde sensible (eerik)
5. ferdinand benold

absolutedefiance138's picture

1. Trey Azagthoth and John Gallagher both have a pretty even standing for this
3. Dino Cazares
4. Dimebag Darrell
Obligatory and not even fair to give a number. Tony Iommi

Morvengahl's picture

Not ordered based on how I rank them

1. Fast Eddie Clarke
2. Joe Young (Antiseen)
3. Allen Collins (Skynyrd)
4. Joe Walsh
5. Colin Blyth (G.B.H.)

empryeanentrails's picture

1. Trey Azagthoth
2. Muhammad Suicmez
3. James Murphy
4. Marty Friedman
5. Jake E Lee

metalarchivesripsection's picture

1. Peter Lake
2. Yngwie Malmsteen
3. Mikael Akerfeldt
4. Paul Masvidal
5. Karl Sanders

Superfly's picture

Dan Spitz
Van Halen
Handy Rhaods

In no particular order, some for skill, some for inspiration! :))

ThatBillyGuy's picture

Updated list
1. Dimebag Darrel
2. Eddie Van Halen
3. James Hetfield
4. Chuck Schuldiner
5. Tony Iommi

Lord_Khan's picture

1. Criss Oliva
2. Yngwie Malmsteen
3. Slash
4. Jon Drenning
5. Marty Friedman

Insecurity's picture

1.Jason Becker
2.Marty Friedman
3.Scott Ian
4.Brett Eriksen
5.Dave Mustaine

Grimlord's picture

Eddie Van Halen
Billy F. Gibbons
Dann Huff
Steve Lukather
Vito Bratta

MetalNDN's picture

Jimi Hendrix
Tony Iommi
Eddie Van Halen
George Thorogood
Erik Routan

Cadikill's picture

Top 5 imo
5.rob barrett cannibal corpse
4.dean babbit Coven
3.tim Calvert rip forbidden/ nevermore
2.jeff loomis Nevermore/Arch Enemy
1. PAT MUTHA FUNKING O"BRIEN CANNIBAL/NEVERMORE/EXhorder/ monstrosity/ that other band from Kentucky I think it was called get really tweeked out burn ur house down break into the neighbors house go to jail get kicked out of cannibal and wear a baseball catchers chest protector in court----- quartet.
I was gonna throw.braf hul from forced entryl.in but he's doing 16 years in.prison so there will be so.offical.forced entry reunion so.i.skipped him

crimsonpenis69's picture

Steve Vai, Dimebag, Zakk Wylde, Jake E Lee, and Randy Rhoads

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