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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 08-07-2008, 07:42 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I like Geddy's vocals. I used to hate them though (when I was like, 9, and had heard Rush on the radio). I've grown to like them.
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:58 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Martin Barre of Tull for me, although with the quality in this poll you really can't go wrong. I like Gilmour and Howe next on my short list, but really they are all top notch.
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Old 08-10-2008, 11:10 AM   #23 (permalink)
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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.
Lifeson is one of the most underrated, and Understated, guitarists in rock music today. the textural complexity of his chord work is amazing and every once in a while he throws out a guitar solo that will make you think twice about him. Just listen to Natural Science from the album Permanent Waves (definitely not one of their Zeppelin-esque albums) for evidence of that.
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:38 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Lifeson is one of the most underrated, and Understated, guitarists in rock music today. the textural complexity of his chord work is amazing and every once in a while he throws out a guitar solo that will make you think twice about him. Just listen to Natural Science from the album Permanent Waves (definitely not one of their Zeppelin-esque albums) for evidence of that.
I much prefer their 80's output to their 70's output. 'Moving Pictures' and 'Grace Under Pressure' are my two faves.
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:12 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I prefer their 80's and later stuff too. They didn't fully come into their own as musicians until at least the mid-eighties.
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Old 08-16-2008, 11:31 PM   #26 (permalink)
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It was a tough call between Alex Lifeson, David Gilmour and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, but I went with Alex Lifeson.
wow that's my exact situation haha but i went with gilmour
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Im really digging the mars volta recently so omar!
byt steve howe has to be a close second
followed up with dave gilmour
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:01 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Buckethead is fantastic looking at that list made me relized how many good ones are out there. I chose Zappa because he is brillent but it was a hard choice. Did anyone pick up the Rolling Stones issus a month or two ago on greatest guitarist?
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:23 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Yeh, they were a pile of shite. Eddie Van Halen might be overrated by everybody on the planet but he still deserves to be in the top ten. Boo's got a good list though, but he refuses to add Lee Altus so I dunno. =P
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:58 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Default Favorite Prog guitarist...



This is a tough one for me. Prog guitarists come in many shapes and sizes. David Gilmour will always be one of my favorite guitarists, because the man can make a guitar cry. He isn't about technique, he's about emotion.
John Petrucci (from Dream Theater) is amazingly fast. I was just listening to them, earlier this evening, and was blown away by the insane speed of his riffs. Then you have Robert Fripp of King Crimson. Not the master of Speed Metal, but amazing in his own right. One of the best, and most disciplined (no pun intended) guitarists out there.

There, put those three down for my favorite Prog guitarist...
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