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Poll Question: Choose the greatest metal guitarist
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    Posted: 23 May 2010 at 10:38am
hard to make a list of every awesome metal guitarist but this list would have one that sticks out so get voting metal heads!
 
 
I have to go for the incomparable John Petrucci as have been listening to Dream Theater a lot lately. 
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John Petrucci by a long shot... Big smile
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Originally posted by J-Man J-Man wrote:

John Petrucci by a long shot... Big smile
i am alittle surprised as i expected the first vote to go to one of the obvious but glad to see us Agreeing here Clap  
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I have to pay tribute to Glenn Tipton.
He is a major part of the reasons why I became a metalhead and a guitarist.
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Top be honest, many of my favorite guitar players are not metal players (at least those mentioned above).  From that list, I'll have to choose Petrucci.

As sloppy as some of his live playing can be, I'm always a fan of a good Kirk Hammett solo. Rawks
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Originally posted by Stooge Stooge wrote:

Top be honest, many of my favorite guitar players are not metal players (at least those mentioned above).


I feel the same way. Aside from Johan Hallgren, John Petrucci, and Chuck Schuldiner, most of my favorite guitarists aren't metal at all.

I'd take an acoustic segment from Steve Hackett, Anthony Phillips, David Gilmour, or Steve Howe over an Eddie Van Halen solo any day. Approve
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Ooh... forgot to mention Paul Gilbert. That guy is a freakin' monster!! Rawks
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The great Criss Oliva and Alex Skolnick deserve a mention.
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Originally posted by NJCat_11 NJCat_11 wrote:

The great Criss Oliva


Clap I'm a BIG Savatage fan, and I've always loved Criss' style. It's a shame that he died so young. CryHeart
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Originally posted by J-Man J-Man wrote:

Ooh... forgot to mention Paul Gilbert. That guy is a freakin' monster!! Rawks


Have you heard Racer X's album Superheroes?
If not, you're missing out on the very best of Paul Gilbert.

http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/racer-x--superheroes.aspx
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If I consider the riff writing and playing I'm going to say Iommi and if solos I'm saying Adrian Smith. Lots of great people on that list, I guess I could vote for Alex Lifeson, but I don't see him as a metal guitarist so much than a prog/rock one.

But also my favourite guitarists come mostly from outside metal.
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Originally posted by NJCat_11 NJCat_11 wrote:

The great Criss Oliva and Alex Skolnick deserve a mention.


Yes indeed.  Criss had such a great sound that later Savatage guitarists would adopt it.  Skolnick is indeed one of my favorite metal guitarists.  While he does great in Testament and that's what he's best known for, he's done well with Savatage, Trans Siberian Orchestra (saw them on Boxing Day 2008 in Toronto with Skolnick), his jazz band, and the Attention Deficit work with two great musicians in Tim Alexander and Michael Manring.
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Ritchie Blackmore. 
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Originally posted by NJCat_11 NJCat_11 wrote:

Originally posted by J-Man J-Man wrote:

Ooh... forgot to mention Paul Gilbert. That guy is a freakin' monster!! Rawks


Have you heard Racer X's album Superheroes?
If not, you're missing out on the very best of Paul Gilbert.

http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/racer-x--superheroes.aspx


I don't have that one yet... I have some of the earlier Racer X stuff, most of Mr. Big's albums, but what really blew me away is his stuff with Neal Morse. He has some mind-blowing solo's on Neal's Sola Scriptura album.

Check it out here: http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=14201


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I love Randy Rhoads, my favourite. At a close second are Yngwie Malmsteen and Dave Mustaine.
Dave and Yngwie make metal sound very impressively technical. But Randy can do that too, yet without losing any of the fun simplicity in heavy metal guitar. The balance is just perfect.
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Dick Dale always gets left out of these polls.
 
Wonder why that is?
 
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I went with Adrian smith, but I'm really thinking the Smith+Murray+Gers team.
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Great choices - I didnt know about Neal Morses guitaris on Sola Scripturat. i have that album. May have to spin it again. 
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No Ron Jarzombek, Chuck Schuldiner or Vogg? This upsets me

I voted Dimebag anyways.
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