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Dick Dale!! You're right, Curtis, it sure was great to see him get a mention. One of the truly great riff masters of all time! Was it him who came up with the riff for "Wipe Out", amongst others? And have you seen the commercial featuring him playing one of his immortal riffs? It takes place on a beach and hell, I'm not even certain about what product is being advertised! But who cares? It was just great to see he's still with us and getting at least a smidgen of attention - that's long overdue and well earned.

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Dick Dale is great,does anyone know who Jim Mesi is?
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Dick Dale!! You're right, Curtis, it sure was great to see him get a mention. One of the truly great riff masters of all time! Was it him who came up with the riff for "Wipe Out", amongst others? And have you seen the commercial featuring him playing one of his immortal riffs? It takes place on a beach and hell, I'm not even certain about what product is being advertised! But who cares? It was just great to see he's still with us and getting at least a smidgen of attention - that's long overdue and well earned.



I really had never heard of him until I was searching through a Fender catalogue and noticed he has a signature Stratocaster. Then I started to pay attention and was surprised to see him in that advert.


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He's got a cool version of SOTW I'll see if I can turn that one up for you.


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All and all not a bad list, hard to beleive that Michael Schenker didn't make the top 100.

As far as Ace Freheley goes, I don't think he's top 10, but he is the reason I first started playing guitar emoticon
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I am much less irked by this list than I was by the one offered by rolling stone, but this one does leave out some lesser-known yet innovative/influential players, but not many.

It's a shame the writing for this list is so bad - it is unreadable at times. Regardless of how much thought was put into selection and how appropriate the selections may be, the poor writing will lower its legitimacy to the general public.

Just a coincidence and nothing else, but Stevie Ray Vaughan and Albert King were successive in the list - There used to be a cheap music show on a canadian tv station which featured blues acts performing in the tv studio - one show featured those two jamming together - the show was loose, low key and interesting to watch - I was young at the time, but I appreciated the skill displayed.

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Leave it to me to get into these threads late.

Not a bad list. Certainly much, much ,much better than the Rolling Stone list. My only complaints are: Duane Allman at 7, I've never really considered him a guitar master, he's kind of a melodic player, matter of taste I guess; Ace Frehley at 8, no need to explain there, huh; and Pete Townshend at 14, no guitar master, but it was cool when he bashed up his equipment -- at the time any way.

Was Eddie Van Halen even on the Rolling !@#$ list?

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"Rolling !@#$"? Love it! (Though I'm guilty of that act every now and then, if you know what I mean! emoticon )

Anyway, yeah, in comparison to a few other lists that were compiled and discussed/debated here and on the old forum, I found less than 25 names on this one that wouldn't make a "Top 100 Guitarists" list that I myself would compile. On some of those others, I saw an average of about 25 that per list that wouldn't be on one of mine. So in that light, I found this one to be pretty good.
And as I may have said earlier in regards to this one, it was just so refreshing to see that someone (besides myself and a few others) had the balls to not automatically slot Hendrix into the #1 spot. As I've said before, he'd make a "Top 20" that I'd compile, but I don't think he'd be in the "Top 10"...definitely not in the "Top 5".

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I think you are a bit harsh on Jimi - perhaps your own list would simply be based on a guitarists' skill and playing style, but the list in question and the RS list took influence into account. Andy Summers and the Edge are not technically remarkable guitarists, but their influence on pop music and musicians' approach to playing guitar was huge, so they should be included in these lists. As for Hendrix, regardless of whether you believe he was great or just good, he was probably one of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century - he even had a very obvious influence on Ritchard's playing.

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Jimi Hendrix was simply not of this earth
if you don't like him for one reason or another,
who cares. emoticon
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