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Poll: May vs Townshend vs Page (34 member(s) have cast votes)

Which of these guitarists is the daddy?

  1. Brian May (15 votes [44.12%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 44.12%

  2. Pete Townshend (5 votes [14.71%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.71%

  3. Jimmy Page (14 votes [41.18%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 41.18%

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#41 condemned2bfree

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 11:13 AM

Page. Like the way he arranged his guitar parts in the studio. I prefer Zep's music over the other 2. Tho Brian is stellar on his Youtube channel.

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 03:44 PM

Sometimes ...  after a few beers... this is how I see myself ...
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Posted 19 September 2020 - 04:14 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 18 September 2020 - 06:35 PM, said:

Who do you think is the more accomplished guitarist of these three legends? Or if you like who do you prefer?

Brian May should win this contest.  A genius too.
Jimmy Page?  A Legend.  A Pioneer.  But he was always shitfaced playing live.  Jimmy is totally overrated.

Pete Townshend is my DADDY!!!!

I know even Pete says he's NOT a lead guitar player but I think he leads in everything!!!!!!  Even Pete's solo albums RULE!!!!  Brian's and Jimmy's suck.

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 04:14 PM

Pete has 4 votes!!  NICE!

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 05:06 PM

View Postzepphead, on 19 September 2020 - 03:44 PM, said:

Sometimes ...  after a few beers... this is how I see myself ...
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That's funny.  After a few vodkas, I used to see myself like this:

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 05:07 PM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 19 September 2020 - 04:14 PM, said:

Pete has 4 votes!!  NICE!
Earl, that means we have 4 members with exquisite taste.  ;) :cool: :lol:

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 06:08 PM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 19 September 2020 - 04:14 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 18 September 2020 - 06:35 PM, said:

Who do you think is the more accomplished guitarist of these three legends? Or if you like who do you prefer?

Brian May should win this contest.  A genius too.
Jimmy Page?  A Legend.  A Pioneer.  But he was always shitfaced playing live.  Jimmy is totally overrated.

Pete Townshend is my DADDY!!!!

I know even Pete says he's NOT a lead guitar player but I think he leads in everything!!!!!!  Even Pete's solo albums RULE!!!!  Brian's and Jimmy's suck.

Pete would be my number two just for Quadrophenia.

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 06:37 PM

View Postzepphead, on 19 September 2020 - 03:44 PM, said:

Sometimes ...  after a few beers... this is how I see myself ...
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And why not?

Cast my vote for jimmy.

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 09:11 PM

View PostLorraine, on 19 September 2020 - 05:07 PM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 19 September 2020 - 04:14 PM, said:

Pete has 4 votes!!  NICE!
Earl, that means we have 4 members with exquisite taste.  ;) :cool: :lol:


Hahaha!  Make it 5 my dear!!!  I'll take it!

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 09:20 PM

May is the more complete player. Page is sloppy at times and Pete is more of a rhythm player and guitar smasher.

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 11:30 PM

View PostHemiBeers, on 19 September 2020 - 09:20 PM, said:

May is the more complete player. Page is sloppy at times and Pete is more of a rhythm player and guitar smasher.

Yes!  Exactly.  This Audi Guy agrees with you.

My money will always be on Pete The Guitar Smasher.  Oh and Pete can play lead.

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 11:32 PM

View PostLorraine, on 19 September 2020 - 05:06 PM, said:

View Postzepphead, on 19 September 2020 - 03:44 PM, said:

Sometimes ...  after a few beers... this is how I see myself ...
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That's funny.  After a few vodkas, I used to see myself like this:

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:huh:


Hahaha! Jimmy looks like a Guitar God in that picture.  Too bad he had two bottles of vodka in him.  He's sloppy and overrated.

The Zep rhythm section is like that of RUSH and The Who.   Enlightenment.

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Posted 20 September 2020 - 03:46 PM

View PostRick N. Backer, on 19 September 2020 - 08:55 AM, said:

My least favorite band of the 3 is Queen.  But I think May is clearly the best guitarist of the 3.
Yep, in terms of solos.  Paige and Townshend are highly inventive, but their tone isn't always the greatest.

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Posted 20 September 2020 - 05:20 PM

View Postgoose, on 20 September 2020 - 03:46 PM, said:

View PostRick N. Backer, on 19 September 2020 - 08:55 AM, said:

My least favorite band of the 3 is Queen.  But I think May is clearly the best guitarist of the 3.
Yep, in terms of solos.  Paige and Townshend are highly inventive, but their tone isn't always the greatest.

I love Pete's tone!!!  Especially on "Empty Glass" "All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes" and "White City!"


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Posted 20 September 2020 - 05:39 PM

Jimmy Page is a cool guitarist, but he doesn't bring the same emotions and tones Brian May does.

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Posted 20 September 2020 - 06:53 PM

View Post_hi_water._, on 20 September 2020 - 05:39 PM, said:

Jimmy Page is a cool guitarist, but he doesn't bring the same emotions and tones Brian May does.

Well certainly not the same, no one should be bringing the same thing as anyone else. There are plenty of things Page can do that May would simply never think of and vice versa.

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Posted 20 September 2020 - 07:26 PM

View Post_hi_water._, on 20 September 2020 - 05:39 PM, said:

Jimmy Page is a cool guitarist, but he doesn't bring the same emotions and tones Brian May does.

I was at least lucky enough to see Queen With Adam Lambert twice in my life.  Adam is no Freddie, Adam even told the crowd the same thing but he certainly pulled it off.
One of the highlights for me was indeed the May guitar solo.  Killer stuff.  Amazing planet scenery behind him.  I've always loved Brain's guitar tone.  It's so unique and his.

Page is a Pioneer but has clone tone to me.   Great riffs but he lacks soul in his playing.

Even Pete packs some serious soul in his playing!!!  I love his voice too!!

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Posted 20 September 2020 - 07:28 PM

View Postcustom55, on 20 September 2020 - 06:53 PM, said:



Thanks 55 for posting!  Never seen this before!!!  PETE TOWNSHEND RULES!!!!!!

Again if I could sit down to a nice dinner with drinks with two famous musicians it would have been Neil Peart and Pete Townshend.  My two favorites in the world.

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Posted 20 September 2020 - 08:49 PM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 20 September 2020 - 07:26 PM, said:

View Post_hi_water._, on 20 September 2020 - 05:39 PM, said:

Jimmy Page is a cool guitarist, but he doesn't bring the same emotions and tones Brian May does.

I was at least lucky enough to see Queen With Adam Lambert twice in my life.  Adam is no Freddie, Adam even told the crowd the same thing but he certainly pulled it off.
One of the highlights for me was indeed the May guitar solo.  Killer stuff.  Amazing planet scenery behind him.  I've always loved Brain's guitar tone.  It's so unique and his.

Page is a Pioneer but has clone tone to me.   Great riffs but he lacks soul in his playing.

Even Pete packs some serious soul in his playing!!!  I love his voice too!!

Agree wholeheartedly about Queen + Adam Lambert. I think at this point anyone who's still complaining will never understand why they're doing it that way.





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