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    Slash voted best guitarist in the world...

    ...in Swedish newspaper! LOL!!!
    It was actually in June last year, but I saw this in a Swedish guitar forum yesterday.

    Seriously, I know that people will vote for guitarsits because of their music, their style and image. Nothing wrong really.

    But, Id say its still funny. Slash No.1!! wtf
    That Mick Mars (no. 32) is on the list at all is surprising...

    The complete list:

    1. Slash 10,8 %
    2. Mark Knopfler 9,2 %
    3. Eric Clapton 7,5 %
    4. Angus Young 7,3 %
    5. Yngwie Malmsteen 5,1 %
    6. Jimmy Page 4,1 %
    7. Richie Blackmore 3,9 %
    8. David Gilmour 3,3 %
    9. Carlos Santana 3,3 %
    10. Eddie Van Halen 3,2 %
    11. Steve Vai 3,0 %
    12. Tommy Emmanuel 2,7 %
    13. Gary Moore 2,7 %
    14. Joe Satriani 2,5 %
    15. Keith Richards 2,3 %
    16. John Petrucci 2,2 %
    17. Zakk Wylde 2,1 %
    18. John Frusciante 2,0 %
    19. Tom Morello 1,9 %
    20. Brian May 1,7 %
    21. Jeff Beck 1,5 %
    22. Chuck Berry 1,5 %
    23. Steve Lukather 1,5 %
    24. Dave Murray 1,5 %
    25. The Edge 1,5 %
    26. Ace Frehley 1,4 %
    27. John Mayer 1,3 %
    28. Buckethead 1,2 %
    29. Mattias IA Eklundh 1,0 %
    30. BB King 1,0 %
    31. Joe Bonamassa 0,9 %
    32. Mick Mars 0,9 %
    33. Matt Bellamy 0,8 %
    34. Mike Oldfield 0,8 %
    35. Prince 0,6 %
    36. Johnny Marr 0,5 %
    37. Pete Townsend 0,5 %
    38. Lindsey Buckingham 0,4 %
    39. J Mascis 0,4 %
    40. Thurston Moore 0,2 %
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    Tom Morello??? How did he end up on there???
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    and why not??

    I'm not a big fan of GnR or the rest of his career but he left history.
    And most of the stuff he played is catchy and memorable. I'd rather listen to that, than guys like Malmsteen where they don't even know what largo and adagio means. It's not just about technique.

    I'd like to see David Gilmour head to head with Eklundh and who the people will enjoy best, even though the latter's technique and creativity is amazing.

    As for Morello, to me he's No1. He's not a typical conventional guitarist in any way. Took the instrument in another level

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    Yeah, why not?
    These polls are just for fun anyway, right?

    Some people will think about best guitarist technically (guitarists...right) and some will think more about the music that the different musicians create.
    Two different ways of looking at it, and it is of course not possible to compete anyway, no matter how you look at it.

    For me personally, Slash means absolutely nothing. For others he is God.

    However, dont discred Yngwie...or Ill get medieval on your ass!!

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    Keep practicing Petrucci, you're close to catching up with Keith Richards

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    Interesting list.

    Rock icons like Ace Frehley and Mick Mars made the list, yet Kirk Hammet is no where to be found. I personally wouldn't put any of those 3 in the top 100, but I was surprised to not see Hammet there.

    I was also surprised that Chris Broderick isn't on the list. I figured that Megadeth is high profile enough for him to get noticed. On skill alone, Chris needs to be on any 'best guitarist' list, he can play anything and he can play it well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nybergh View Post
    Some people will think about best guitarist technically (guitarists...right) and some will think more about the music that the different musicians create.
    yeah, but all should think of the guitar as a tool making music. Not a speedy stretchy flashy competition. Not the Herman Li way :P

    As for technique, Alan Holdsworth and Guthrie Govan eat them all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trypios View Post
    yeah, but all should think of the guitar as a tool making music.
    True. The music is the important thing. Or, it just becomes gymnastics or something. Not that great gymnastics is no fun to see, but thats just for us guitaroholics. Still, if its not musically appealing, its only interesting for a minute or so.

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    At least it's not Kirk Hammet thats' #1. It always irks me to see him on the top of the list when Guitar World does thier best guitarist thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 27fretshred View Post
    At least it's not Kirk Hammet thats' #1. It always irks me to see him on the top of the list when Guitar World does thier best guitarist thing.
    Yes indeed!!!

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