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Survey: What are the 5 greatest guitarists and drummers?

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Guitarists:

1. Jimi Hendrix

2. Duane Allman

3. Stevie Ray Vaughan

4. BB King

5. Joe Walsh

Drummers:

1. Ginger Baker

2. Neil Peart

3. John Bonham

4. Buddy Rich

5. Mitch Mitchell

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Drummers:

1. John Bonham

2. Ginger Baker

3. Mitch Mitchell

4. Carl Palmer

5. Neil Pearl

 

Guitarists:

1a. Jimmy Page

1b. Jimi Hendrix

3. Stevie Ray Vaughn

4. Michael Schenker

5. Alvin Lee

Edited by Amstel

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My favourites at the moment:-

Guitarists:-

1. John Mclaughlin

2. Jimi Hendrix

3. Jimmy Page

4. Allan Holdsworth

5. Joe Walsh (pre-Eagles)

 

Drummers:-

1. John Bonham

2. Elvin Jones

3. Tony Williams

4. Bill Bruford

5. Bernard Purdie

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Guitarist :

1 Hendrix

2 Stevie ray vaughan

3 BB king

4 Jimmy Page

5 Jorma Kaukonen

 

Drummer :

1 Bonham

2 Mitch michell

3 Buddy Rich

4 Keith Moon

5 Ian Paice

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In no particular order...

Guitarists:

Jimmy Page

Dave Mustaine

Devin Townsend

Mikael Akerfeldt/Peter Lindgren - maybe it's cheating to sneak two in, but I don't know offhand who plays what solo, I just know I love their work together.

Jack White

Drummers:

John Bonham

Keith Moon

Dave Lombardo

Martin Lopez

Bill Ward

Edit: I suppose these are more my favorites than who I consider the greatest.

Edited by Balthazor

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Drummers

John Bonham

Buddy Rich  (of course, once we delve into jazz there are many others such as Max Roach, Gene Krupa, Philly Joe Jones, etc.)

Bill Bruford

Barriemore Barlow (of Jethro Tull)

Alan White or Nick Mason    A note about Alan White.  When he joined Yes in 1972 he had a very short time to learn their set list up through Close to the Edge.  That is amazing.  Then he went on to create his own work in their subsequent albums like Tales from Topographic Oceans, Relayer, Going for the One.

This list does not include but should include other amazing drummers like the Motown session players, the Funk Brothers, and Clyde Stubblefield who revolutionized drumming with James Brown.

And what about Alphonse Mouzon who Bonzo listened to?  That is what is so difficult about these types of lists. 

Guitarists

Too many to list and too subjective to list a top five.  Depends on what I am listening to.  More difficult that choosing 5 drummers.  The only thing for sure is that Page is my favorite guitarist.  Whenever I get into someone else like Blackmore, Steve Howe, David Gilmour, Leo Kottke, Martin Barre, Santana, Django, etc etc etc I always realize Page is my favorite when I get back to Zeppelin 

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5 guitarists? That's a hard choice because there's a lot of great musicians.

The most impressive guitarist I ever saw was a Stevie Ray Vaughn show that was played on a local broadcaster in another state I lived in at the time. I never saw a virtuoso since who could play a 20 minute improvised solo, never hit one bad note and all the while craft endless melodies like a pro. I was really impressed with this show. Never heard his recordings though. I'll get to that later...

My only comparison to Stevie Ray Vaughn would be Angus Young, whose own lead style sounds similar because they play the same blues based scales. Over the years my favorites change but Angus Young would always be in my top 5. AC/DC rocks.

You got Jimmy Page, which is a no-brainer. I always liked Led Zeppelin since I heard them on the radio in the 1980s. Jimmy Page is versatile, classically trained and classically driven. He's got that Crowley thing going on and really, doesn't record much garbage like a lot of musicians these days. I think they can learn something from him.

There's a lot of classical shredders who started in the 80s and quite frankly I think a lot of them are great but if I had to pick just one of them I would go with Steve Vai who has the best pop-sensibilities and gears music towards a casual audience as opposed to being a for-musicians kind of player. His playing is phenomenal, well crafted and respected by many orchestral musicians.

Thats 4... good enough.

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1. Jimmy Page

2. Jimi Hendrix

3. Eric Clapton 

4. Keith Richards

5. Angus Young

Drummers (this is coming from someone who studies drums and drum techniques)

1. John Bonham

2. Buddy Rich

3. Charlie Antolini 

4. Ginger Baker 

5. Mitch Mitchells 

 

 

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Here's a list of my (rock music) FAVORITES (because trying to pick the "best" is a fool's game...):

Rock guitar players I want to listen to:

Hendrix, Garcia, Page, Allman, and Howe. (with Zappa, SRV, Clapton, Fripp and...)

 

Rock drummers that make me smile:

Bonham, Bruford (in Yes, King Crimson, and Genesis!), Peart, and Ringo (most underrated rock drummer ever, if you don't believe me, just try to "drum along" with Tomorrow Never Knows!). (plus: Baker, Moon, and anyone who drummed for Zappa.)

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I’ve no real affection for drummers —apart from Bonzo of course !

top 5 guitarists:

1 Page

2 Hendrix

3 Richards

4 May (first 3 albums!)

5 Van Halen 

 

Edited by Paganini

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Guitarist:

1- Jimi Hendrix

2-Harvey Mandel

3-Randy California

4-Jimmy Page

5-David Gilmour

Drummers:

1-John Bonham

2-Mitch Mitchell

3-Keith Moon

4-Stuart Copeland

5-Ginger Baker

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1.  Jimmy Page

2.  EVH

3.  Angus/Malcom

4.  David Gilmour

5.  Billy Duffy

 

1.  John Henry Bonham

2.   Eric Kretz

3.   Mick Tucker

4.   Steven Adler

5.  Jimmy Chamberlin

 

I just made this my favs:)

Edited by Bozoso73

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