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Timeless Question....... Who is the Greatest???

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  1. mace bewley

    mace bewley Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 11, 2009
    Rogers AR
    So here we go, that age old question that will spark heated debate and
    controversy for all eternity.

    Who is the GREATEST guitar player ever????????



    #1 Stevie Ray Vaughn
    #2 Jimi Hendrix
    #3 Eric Clapton


    Your thoughts??


    Mace

    You don't have to pick from these 3. Who so YOU think is the greatest??
     
  2. eplanet

    eplanet Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Hendrix of course....set this up as a poll...
     
  3. Caesarea

    Caesarea Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2009
    UK
    Nother vote for Hendrix....love Clapton unplugged though...

    C.
     
  4. mace bewley

    mace bewley Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 11, 2009
    Rogers AR
    I was going to, But there are just to many possibilities!

    Mace
     
  5. tdstrike

    tdstrike Super Member ECF Veteran

    since you didn't include Esteban from QVC, I'll go with Stevie Ray, although Clapton has had a longer practice session.
     
  6. mace bewley

    mace bewley Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 11, 2009
    Rogers AR
    As much as I love Jimi, listen to anything he did, followed by SRV's cover.
    Jimi might have inovated it, But Stevie perfected it.

    Mace
     
  7. tremolo

    tremolo Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 20, 2009
    New Brunswick, NJ
    From your list I'd go with Hendrix, for classical I'd go with Andres Segovia.
     
  8. tremolo

    tremolo Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 20, 2009
    New Brunswick, NJ
    It's funny you mention Esteban, he claims to have studied with Segovia :rolleyes:
     
  9. breakfastchef

    breakfastchef Moved On

    Feb 12, 2009
    Within the rock genre - Frank Zappa
     
  10. SUNSHINE69

    SUNSHINE69 Full Member

    Jun 21, 2009
    Jimi IS the greatest period end of story :) He was so far ahead of his time, and will always be in a league of his own.
     
  11. Drewsworld

    Drewsworld Resting In Peace

    Mar 14, 2009
    New Jersey
    Eric Clapton was Stevie Ray Vaughn's sponsor in Alcoholics Anonymous...Stevie died in a crash in Claptons' borrowed (spare) helicopter... Clapton has been quoted saying Stevie was the absolute best all around guitar player he had ever seen....Hendrix IMO would definatley win in the inovation category (if there was one)...Stevie had around 2 years sober when he died, after struggling with ...... and alcohol for many years...Clapton still owns and operates one of the most exclusive Rehabs in the world in Antigue and does provide a number of scholarships anually in memory of Stevie...
     
  12. Paradiso

    Paradiso Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 19, 2009
    MA - USA
    As awesome as Clapton is, Jimi and SRV were just a step above Clapton in the "soul" department.
    I can't pick one over the other, they were both the definition of guitar god.
     
  13. Hellen A. Handbasket

    Hellen A. Handbasket Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Must say Stevie Ray Vaughn is tops in my list of guitar gods, however... need to add:

    Randy Rhoads (incredible, and most forget about him due to his untimely death in 1982)
    YouTube - Randy Rhoads Guitar Solo

    And, a must add to the list... Eddie Van Halen!

    Hellen the Headbanger's three favs!
     
  14. TheKingOfKool

    TheKingOfKool Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 15, 2009
    Pennsylvania State
    everybody i know knows that hendrix comes in first followed by jimmy page and then by eddie van halen.
     
  15. Zofryer

    Zofryer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 4, 2009
    Near DC
    For me it's a tossup. Either Jimmy Page for a whole bunch of reasons that go beyond mere playing prowess, or Stanley Jordan because of sheer technical skill combined with a soulful thing that can't be put into words.

    youtube.com/watch?v=baDM3_6w8-E
     
  16. fenez

    fenez Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2009
    N.Y
    not a fan of blues music but I would go with Srv.
     
  17. Elendil

    Elendil Assclown Exterminator Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Mar 28, 2009
    IL USA
  18. fenez

    fenez Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2009
    N.Y
    Well if we don't have to follow the list..... Joe Satriani then
     
  19. laynies

    laynies Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 23, 2009
    Phoenix, Az
    Out of the 3 I'd go for SRV.

    But my 3 tops have to be

    Joe Satriani
    Steve Vai
    Eric Johnson
     
  20. fenez

    fenez Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2009
    N.Y
    Excellent choices
     
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