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Ultimate Rock Guitarist Bracket: Round Three Part Two

Discussion in 'Song and Band Battles' started by FireandWater, Aug 9, 2011.

Which guitar player is better in each group?

Poll closed Aug 13, 2011.
  1. [Group 1] Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi)

    21.7%
  2. [Group 1] Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne)

    65.2%
  3. [Group 2] Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)

    60.9%
  4. [Group 2] Alex Lifeson (Rush)

    39.1%
  5. [Group 3] Carlos Santana (Santana)

    52.2%
  6. [Group 3] Ted Nugent (Solo)

    43.5%
  7. [Group 4] Kirk Hammett (Metallica)

    21.7%
  8. [Group 4] Tom Scholz (Boston)

    73.9%
  9. [Group 5] B.B. King (Solo)

    26.1%
  10. [Group 5] Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne)

    65.2%
  11. [Group 6] Brain May (Queen)

    26.1%
  12. [Group 6] Stevie Ray Vaughan (Solo)

    69.6%
  13. [Group 7] Kerry Livgren (Kansas)

    8.7%
  14. [Group 7] Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)

    82.6%
  15. [Group 8] Allen Collins (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

    47.8%
  16. [Group 8] Joe Walsh (The Eagles)

    47.8%
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  1. Phil B.

    Phil B. Far Out Man!

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    [Group 1] Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne)
    [Group 2] Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)
    [Group 3] Ted Nugent (Solo)
    [Group 4] Tom Scholz (Boston)
    [Group 5] B.B. King (Solo) (this was tuff)
    [Group 6] Stevie Ray Vaughan (Solo)
    [Group 7] Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
    [Group 8] Joe Walsh (The Eagles)
     
  2. R. Evans

    R. Evans Left Of Center

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    [Group 1] Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi)
    [Group 2] Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)
    [Group 3] Ted Nugent (Solo)
    [Group 4] Tom Scholz (Boston)
    [Group 5] B.B. King (Solo)
    [Group 6] Brain May (Queen)
    [Group 7] Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
    [Group 8] Joe Walsh (The Eagles)
     
  3. Hydrazoic Acid

    Hydrazoic Acid Cynic

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    FireandWater, I don't argue, Stevie - a brilliant guitarist, but he's still only one of the many legends of blues-rock. But Brian May - an innovator, a genius, who has created a totally unique style that is incomparable with anything confused. Well, with regard to technology - even Jeff Beck recognized, that May is great virtuoso. Well, if talking about the impact and traces, left in rock history - excuse me, but I think, in this respect, Brian looks much racy. Among other things, May is much more versatile guitarist, is not limited to the blues-rock borders, than Vaughan. That's my personal opinion [​IMG]

    How about his Top 25 solos?[​IMG]

     
  4. FireandWater

    FireandWater Family Man

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    Nice! Yeah, I like both I think it is a matter of taste. Either way, they both deserve to be on this list this far.
     
  5. Lynch

    Lynch Here for the cookies and the tunes

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    Just about everything!? May was good at phrasing, usually short phrasing. Some cool solos. Make no mistake, I think that May is a very good guitar player, but I can't think of very many songs that he played where it was HIS playing that just grabbed me and made me think "if it wasn't for his playing style, that song would have been pretty average/weak". SRV on the other hand could speak to me with his guitar playing in a way that VERY FEW guitarists before him could do and probably not ONE guitarist has done since his passing. One of the most incredible guitar talents in the history of the 6-string.


    Just my own humble opinion.
     
  6. Lynch

    Lynch Here for the cookies and the tunes

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    Which guitar player is better in each group?

    [Group 1] Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne)
    [Group 2] Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)
    [Group 3] Ted Nugent (Solo)
    [Group 4] Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
    [Group 5] Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne)
    [Group 6] Stevie Ray Vaughan (Solo)
    [Group 7] Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
    [Group 8] Allen Collins (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
     
  7. hawk11

    hawk11 Senior Member

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    Zakk Wylde
    Ritchie Blackmore
    Carlos Santana
    Kirk Hammett
    Randy Rhoads
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Eddie Van Halen
    Allen Collins
     

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