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Poll: Who Is The GOD Of The Electric Guitar (40 member(s) have cast votes)

Who Is The Greatest Electric Guitarist Of All Time ?

  1. Jimmy Page (3 votes [7.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

  2. Stevie Ray Vaughan (1 votes [2.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  3. Ritchie Blackmore (1 votes [2.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  4. Steve Howe (1 votes [2.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  5. Jimi Hendrix (22 votes [55.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 55.00%

  6. Alex Lifeson (1 votes [2.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  7. Edward Van Halen (6 votes [15.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.00%

  8. Tony Iommi (1 votes [2.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  9. Brian May (3 votes [7.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

  10. David Gilmour (1 votes [2.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

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#41 JohnnyBlaze

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 09:33 PM

View PostLucas, on 03 November 2017 - 08:54 PM, said:

View Postthirteen, on 03 November 2017 - 06:58 PM, said:

Voted for Blackmore.
I'm a Blackmore fan-boy until the day I die.
I love Alex, Hendrix, SRV but IMO Blackmore defeats all.

Technique. Musicality. Song output. Composition. Improvisation.
Tone. Melody. Leads. Riffs. Attitude. Bad-assness.

Blackmore has all the bases covered.

Ritchie was also a trailblazer and broke ground incorporating the classical influence into his music ..

All of the guys on this list have made some incredible contributions to not only the guitar world, but also the music world, and Blackmore is right up there with the best, no doubt

Another reality is that I switched my Randy Rhodes vote in the last few hours of the last round. This tied Ritchie for 3rd place (which would've been enough to enter this final). THEN, Ritchie got a couple of more votes which killed Randy off.

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 09:39 PM

View PostLucas, on 03 November 2017 - 11:43 AM, said:

I'm not surprised at all with the love Hendrix has received thus far ..

And it is early ... but to see Eddie start off this slow is a little surprising

I hope that a) the disparity in votes doesn't discourage members from voting and b) I'm wondering if, as the deadline approaches, some will change their vote
Eddie is capable of playing many styles, but he doesn't very often.  But absolutely changed the electric guitar landscape on a level at par with Berry, Hendrix, Page, and Iommi.  Those are probably the Big Four for me.  Ask the average Joe to name the greatest electric guitar player and I'd wager those would be the names that would come up.

The poll does say "electric", rather than rock...  So, Hendrix it is for me.

ETA:  I didn't see the results until after voting.  I guess I nailed the consensus thinking.  :cheers:

Edited by goose, 03 November 2017 - 09:41 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2017 - 10:00 PM

View Postgoose, on 03 November 2017 - 09:39 PM, said:

View PostLucas, on 03 November 2017 - 11:43 AM, said:

I'm not surprised at all with the love Hendrix has received thus far ..

And it is early ... but to see Eddie start off this slow is a little surprising

I hope that a) the disparity in votes doesn't discourage members from voting and b) I'm wondering if, as the deadline approaches, some will change their vote
Eddie is capable of playing many styles, but he doesn't very often.  But absolutely changed the electric guitar landscape on a level at par with Berry, Hendrix, Page, and Iommi.  Those are probably the Big Four for me.  Ask the average Joe to name the greatest electric guitar player and I'd wager those would be the names that would come up.

The poll does say "electric", rather than rock...  So, Hendrix it is for me.

ETA:  I didn't see the results until after voting.  I guess I nailed the consensus thinking.  :cheers:

There was this from the early part of the round 1 thread...

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View Postgoose, on 30 October 2017 - 12:07 AM, said:

Seems like an awful lot of work to confirm Edward Van Halen's place at the top.  But, let's get to it...

:lol:

Jimi and SRV might have something to say about that


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Posted 03 November 2017 - 11:27 PM

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 11:35 PM

genius in the simplicity



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Posted 04 November 2017 - 08:20 AM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 03 November 2017 - 09:33 PM, said:

View PostLucas, on 03 November 2017 - 08:54 PM, said:

View Postthirteen, on 03 November 2017 - 06:58 PM, said:

Voted for Blackmore.
I'm a Blackmore fan-boy until the day I die.
I love Alex, Hendrix, SRV but IMO Blackmore defeats all.

Technique. Musicality. Song output. Composition. Improvisation.
Tone. Melody. Leads. Riffs. Attitude. Bad-assness.

Blackmore has all the bases covered.

Ritchie was also a trailblazer and broke ground incorporating the classical influence into his music ..

All of the guys on this list have made some incredible contributions to not only the guitar world, but also the music world, and Blackmore is right up there with the best, no doubt

Another reality is that I switched my Randy Rhodes vote in the last few hours of the last round. This tied Ritchie for 3rd place (which would've been enough to enter this final). THEN, Ritchie got a couple of more votes which killed Randy off.
I did that as well. Although Ritchie is a dick, you can't deny that he had a longer career and influence than Randy. Perhaps an unfair comparison due to Randy's death, but small details count at this level.

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 09:07 AM

View PostLucas, on 03 November 2017 - 11:35 PM, said:

genius in the simplicity



Nice! Very musical playing. The joys of dynamics and phrasing.

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 10:02 AM

Honestly surprised by these results. Not the fact that Jimi's winning (or even dominating), but the fact that Alex only has one vote, Howe and Gilmore don't have any, and EVH only has two.

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 11:54 AM

I voted for Van Halen, and I think that's the "right" vote.  However, difficult to argue with Hendrix winning.

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 12:19 PM

View PostHemiBeers, on 03 November 2017 - 06:33 PM, said:

View PostLucas, on 03 November 2017 - 12:01 PM, said:

View PostHemiBeers, on 03 November 2017 - 11:56 AM, said:

Certainly leaning towards Jimi or SRV, but such a short career compared to the others.

Not tryin to sway you one way or another HB, but this is good stuff to help clear the mind and assist in decision making


Loves me some SRV vibrato....like he's strangling the f**k out of the neck.

First saw him on Austin City Limits and was floored...and absolutely mindblown when he did a better version of Voodoo Chile than Jimi. :o

I never saw him live...despite having a chance to see him at the local county fair at his 2nd to last concert before he died. One of my major life regrets.
The father of one of Stevie' s friends owned a metalworking shop, and Stevie had him get some super heavy metal bar stock and fabricate whammy bars for his Strats. I remember a video where his Strat is on the floor, he has his foot on the body, and he is jerking on the whammy bar as if he's trying to rip the whole vibrato unit off the body.

Edited by pjbear05, 04 November 2017 - 12:29 PM.


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Posted 04 November 2017 - 12:34 PM

View PostRick N. Backer, on 04 November 2017 - 11:54 AM, said:

I voted for Van Halen, and I think that's the "right" vote.  However, difficult to argue with Hendrix winning.

This is my thought exactly

I voted for Stevie Ray, and I could  have as easily voted for Eddie or Hendrix .... Steve Howe was tempting

But there's no arguing Hendrix

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 01:10 PM

Page and Lifeson are my favorites by far....but I voted for Jimi.

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 01:20 PM

.. a viewer of this video posted this comment - incredible:

I was in the support band to The Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1967. I am now almost 74 and remember it like it was yesterday. He was in the next dressing room and came over as a shy, polite gentleman . . . . but when he went on stage . . . OMG, he transformed into a wild master of the guitar. it will haunt me for rest of my life. Thank God I lived through these times!




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Posted 04 November 2017 - 01:53 PM

I didn’t look at the other votes before I voted Hendrix, just now. In many ways, he is the only logical choice, I feel. No one else revolutionized the instrument the way he did.

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 01:54 PM

View PostLucas, on 04 November 2017 - 12:34 PM, said:

View PostRick N. Backer, on 04 November 2017 - 11:54 AM, said:

I voted for Van Halen, and I think that's the "right" vote.  However, difficult to argue with Hendrix winning.

This is my thought exactly

I voted for Stevie Ray, and I could  have as easily voted for Eddie or Hendrix .... Steve Howe was tempting

But there's no arguing Hendrix

I was tempted by Stevie Ray for a moment, also.

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 02:05 PM

View PostBlue J, on 04 November 2017 - 01:54 PM, said:

View PostLucas, on 04 November 2017 - 12:34 PM, said:

View PostRick N. Backer, on 04 November 2017 - 11:54 AM, said:

I voted for Van Halen, and I think that's the "right" vote.  However, difficult to argue with Hendrix winning.

This is my thought exactly

I voted for Stevie Ray, and I could  have as easily voted for Eddie or Hendrix .... Steve Howe was tempting

But there's no arguing Hendrix

I was tempted by Stevie Ray for a moment, also.





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Posted 04 November 2017 - 02:20 PM

Jimi and SRV phenomenal talents no doubt. I think the real difference was that Jimi truely transformed the guitar whereas SRV pretty much stuck to blues with a touch of jazzer. Had Jimi lived I think he would have ventured into a more experimental area or perhaps jazz. Maybe he would have become like the Miles Davis of guitar. I never sensed that SRV was venturing outside of the blues area.

So I think I'm talking myself into a Jimi vote. I think his material was more adventurous than SRV.

Edited by HemiBeers, 04 November 2017 - 02:22 PM.


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Posted 04 November 2017 - 02:28 PM

View PostRick N. Backer, on 04 November 2017 - 11:54 AM, said:

I voted for Van Halen, and I think that's the "right" vote.  However, difficult to argue with Hendrix winning.
Fair enough. But for all of Eddie's chops, the last 30 years sounded pretty much like the first 10 years. I think with the substance abuse, he also got creatively lazy. When people think Van Halen, they think of the first 10 years and that's it.

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 02:41 PM

Page created more classic riffs than any of the others.  The dude was a riffmaster!

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 03:14 PM

View PostMithrandir, on 04 November 2017 - 02:41 PM, said:

Page created more classic riffs than any of the others.  The dude was a riffmaster!

True, but Tony Iommi is the ultimate riff master. And yes, I'm the one who voted for him.




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