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View Poll Results: Whos yo fave?
David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) 51 21.43%
Robert Fripp (King Crimson) 20 8.40%
Steve Howe (Yes) 16 6.72%
Steve Hackett (Genesis) 6 2.52%
Frank Zappa 22 9.24%
Alex Lifeson (Rush) 17 7.14%
Jan Akkerman (Focus) 3 1.26%
Andy Latimer (Camel) 5 2.10%
Steve Hillage (Gong, Khan) 2 0.84%
Adrian Belew (King Crimson) 1 0.42%
John Petrucci (Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment) 20 8.40%
Buckethead 18 7.56%
John McLaughlin (Mahavishnu Orchestra) 7 2.94%
Martin Barre (Jethro Tull) 3 1.26%
Fred Frith (Henry Cow, Art Bears) 0 0%
Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music, Brian Eno) 1 0.42%
Michael Karoli (Can) 2 0.84%
Omar Rodriguez Lopez (The Mars Volta) 15 6.30%
Steve Rothery (Marillion) 3 1.26%
Adam Jones (Tool) 8 3.36%
Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) 6 2.52%
Mick Box (Uriah Heep) 0 0%
Dave Brock (Hawkwind) 1 0.42%
Gary Green (Gentle Giant) 1 0.42%
other 10 4.20%
Pye Hastings (Caravan) 0 0%
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Mahavishnu Orchestra is Jazz fusion.
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Old 07-19-2008, 02:27 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Gilmour is my favourite guitarist but in my mind a prog guitarist is a little different. Coming up with different techniques and sounds as oppose to just being a great soloist. With this criteria Zappa is very high. Steven Wilson. Robert Fripp. Buckethead. Michael Karoli. So many choices
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Mahavishnu Orchestra is Jazz fusion.
They are certainly one of the more innovative fusion groups though. And they're very often considered prog as well.

A lot of jazz fusion came out of prog, especially Canterbury.
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:29 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Fripp, the master of anti-solos comes to mind.
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:24 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Fripp, the master of anti-solos comes to mind.
said it better than i ever could. Karoli started blowing my mind after seeing his solo on 'Paperhouse' on youtube
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:00 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Steven Wilson is my favorite, personally. Though it was really hard to click his name with so many other greats up there.
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It was a tough call between Alex Lifeson, David Gilmour and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, but I went with Alex Lifeson.
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I find Lifeson competent but nothing more. His work is good but Lee's and Peart's work has always seemed to overshadow his. His solo on 'Open Secrets' is exquisite though.

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Lee and Peart are amazing musicians, so I'd have to agree.

I like his solos, especially "Working Man", though that was in Rush's Zeppelin-esque hard rock days.
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I hate Geddy Lee. I think his vocals are absolutely atrocious, and I know it's those that keep so many people from enjoying Rush. Actually, I like Alex the most of the group, because he always seemed the most levelheaded and humble.

Buckethead is probably the most technically gifted guitarist on that list; a lot of his work has breached genres and is years ahead of everyone else.
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