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View Poll Results: Tony Iommi or Jimmy Page?
Tony Iommi 50 41.67%
Jimmy Page 70 58.33%
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:44 PM   #231 (permalink)
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I was listening to 13 again today and while it's not Sabbath's best album, what stands out is Tony Iommi's guitar playing, which is always varied, fast, fluid, tasteful, individual and distinctive. Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler together have enough power to supply a major city.
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:01 PM   #232 (permalink)
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Jimmy Page~One of the best guitarists out there.
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:20 PM   #233 (permalink)
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Jimmy Page easily. More versatility, better tone, more distinct, and simply more fun to listen to.
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Old 03-22-2014, 02:33 AM   #234 (permalink)
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If not for Tony Iommi and his wacky, damaged fingers, and the playing style that was necessary to compensate for them, most of the music I love wouldn't exist.
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Old 06-10-2014, 03:55 PM   #235 (permalink)
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Tony! Unquestionably rock's greatest living guitarist. NOBODY comes close to the riffs he's created throughout his career. Endless!
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:52 PM   #236 (permalink)
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Jimmy Page is a very skilled guitarist and he got a lot of chances to show off his abilities
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Old 12-24-2014, 10:32 AM   #237 (permalink)
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I much prefer Tony Iommi's style, but I've never been a huge Zeppelin guy anyway so there's some innate bias here. I think I'd have a hard time arguing that he's anywhere near Jimmy Page in terms of versatility and raw skill, but I've always found Sabbath's music more compelling, more powerful, and moodier. Both bands are obviously giants, it's overwhelming trying to compare discographies that large.
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There's 3 reason why the Rolling Stones are better. I'm going to list them here. 1. Jimi Hendrix from Rolling Stones was a better guitarist then Jimmy Page 2. The bassist from Rolling Stones isn't dead 3. Rolling Stobes wrote Stairway to Heaven and The Ocean so we all know they are superior here.
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Old 12-26-2014, 11:17 PM   #238 (permalink)
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Wait, can Iommi even play a guitar as well as Page can...because of him missing the tips of his fingers?
If Iommi can't play all the strings, than the debate on skill is settled before we even begin.
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Old 12-27-2014, 01:26 AM   #239 (permalink)
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I don't think it's really an issue for him since he has fake tips, or at least if my memory serves me correctly from interviews.
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Old 12-27-2014, 08:16 AM   #240 (permalink)
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Iommi created a niche (somewhat inspired by Jimmy) and kept to it. The dude built the foundation that the heavy metal (and the hundreds of sub-genres) house was built on.

Page was just tons more diversified and technically talented. He could rock just as hard as Iommi (but didn't do it in such a cliched manner), but he had a ton more tools in his bag.

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