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Old 12-18-2008, 04:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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12/17 - List Of Chop Shop's "Top 100 Most Complete Guitar Players of All Time" Unveiled

MelodicRock.com reports that Envision Radio Networks®' "Chop Shop Guitar Show" is pleased to announce The Chop Shop's "Top 100 Most Complete Guitar Players of All Time", a newly published list of the all-time greatest guitar players. Program host Steve Black (WRIF-FM) assembled a panel of music industry experts to help choose the list featuring 100 of the most revered guitar players crossing multiple genres. Rock legend Eric Clapton, English rock guitarist Jeff Beck, blues legend Muddy Waters, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, and Dave Murray and Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden are a few of the highlights on The Chop Shop's "Top 100 Most Complete Guitar Players of All Time". Each guitarist was graded in nine areas including technical ability, influence on the music industry, songwriting, signature sound, longevity, and four other categories. The complete list with video and judging criteria is available now at Chop Shop Guitar Show.

Chop Shop host Steve Black comments, "I love the complete angle we took with this list, and the depth of the details we used during the grading process." Black continues, "This is the best top 100 list I've ever seen."

The Chop Shop "Top 100 Most Complete Guitarists of All Time" was tabulated by a panel featuring Chop Shop host Steve Black (WRIF-FM/ Detroit, MI) joined by Paul Kramer (Korg, Vox, Toneworks), Chris A. (author of "A Vulgar Display of Power: Courage and Carnage at the Alrosa Villa" and concert photographer), Sean Baker (The Sean Baker Orchestra), and Jake Smith (Engineer and music aficionado.)

Each guitar player was graded in 9 categories:
* Technical: A player's technical ability. This also included things like recording, producing, building guitars and amps, etc…
* Soul/Emotion: A player's ability to make you feel their music.
* Influence on the Music Industry: A player's impact on the entire industry. This included things like a band's influence on other bands, live performances that led the way for others, marketing, starting your own label, etc…
* Influence on the Guitar Industry: Did the player inspire other guitar players, have there own guitar model, did kids key in on learning their songs from guitar teachers. Signature Amps, etc…
* Song Writing: the quality and quantity of songs that a player had a hand in writing
* Live: How a player pulled off his songs live, stage presentation, quality and quantity of shows.
* Sales: This included album sales, as well as guitar sales and concert ticket sales.
* Signature Sound: How unique was the guitar player. Could you name him in just a couple of seconds based solely on his sound?
* Longevity: How long did they last as a relevant musician. Are they still touring and selling tickets, if dead are their songs still being broadcast each day?
* Personal: This was just a fraction category used only as a tie breaker. We graded based on how important each player was to us personally.
9 categories, plus the fractional tie breaker for a possible high score of 90.99 (t) = tie



How the hell is James Hetfield so high? he sucks. Also, Ace is ranked #58, not bad for a guy who "cant play" & no Neal Schon,WTF?



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Old 12-18-2008, 05:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Neal Schon is on the list... #37

Really awful list, there's guitarists on there that aren't that good AND have next to no influence, like Adam Jones and Dan Donegan.
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Not looked at the list but I'm guessing RockGuitar101 should be about 5th, yes?

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Old 12-18-2008, 01:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This is one of the worst lists I've ever seen.
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This is one of the worst lists I've ever seen.
So Jonny Greenwood isn't no 1 then.
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So Jonny Greenwood isn't no 1 then.
Lol yes!

No but seriously it's a boring list that sucks off classic rock. Eddie Van Halen has no business being near the top of any list, same goes for Angus Young. Talented as they may be, they were two of the most unoriginal jokes of all time. I like how Buckethead is listed as being with GNR even though he recorded like 3 songs and left. Way to give some credit to his solo stuff... There's a couple more big time blemishes as well. Satriani, Mick Mars, Slash, etc... I could go on and on.
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Lol yes!

Eddie Van Halen has no business being near the top of any list, same goes for Angus Young. Talented as they may be, they were two of the most unoriginal jokes of all time.
unoriginal jokes? find me anyone who played like EVH prior to 1978. anyone at all. i think he's a cheeseball who hasn't done anything of note in the last 20+ years but to claim he's one of the most unoriginal jokes of all time just shows how narrow of a scope you have in regards to guitar playing.

i don't think sales should have been a criteria in compiling the list but whatever, EVH would have high marks on pretty all the others. having said that i really don't like his guitars, his style, or even his face, but i'm not going to let my personal bias cloud my critical judgement. the guy 'can' play, he was unique and original in his day, and he had a massive influence on a generation of guitarists.

and yes.... i know technically top spots should have gone to charlie christian or django reinhardt but that list wasn't made up by a bunch of elitists snobs who just want to one up themselves with their extensive knowledge gleaned from wikipedia and allmusic.com. it was a list compiled for a rock show and website, it stands to reason that it would be a bunch rock guys from the last 4 decades.
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WTF?? Where's the love for:

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How the hell is James Hetfield so high? he sucks. Also, Ace is ranked #58, not bad for a guy who "cant play" & no Neal Schon,WTF?



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Hetfield was popular/influental I suppose/sells were high/and longevity.

Based soley on skill, he isn't very high.
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unoriginal jokes? find me anyone who played like EVH prior to 1978. anyone at all. i think he's a cheeseball who hasn't done anything of note in the last 20+ years but to claim he's one of the most unoriginal jokes of all time just shows how narrow of a scope you have in regards to guitar playing.
Well he wasn't the first to play really fast, and he wasn't the first to use tapping...
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