Let's settle this once and for all: Who's the greatest lead guitarist of all time?

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  1. Jimmy Jazz

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    no, having blues roots does not make one a blues guitarist in a singular sense as you put it. If you had asked when he was with cream in the 60s what type of music he was making he'd have probably said blues-rock or psychedelic rock etc. Having roots is one thing but the music itself is what matters and that was not blues music.
     
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    Lol you’re unreal. He started off in Brit playing American blues in pubs and was introduced to electric blues. That Mississippi delta sound of blues. Like muddy waters.

    You’re so wrong it hurts. So I’m gonna leave you to yourself because I can’t talk to you anymore. When someone is disagreeing with all major music publications and the artist themselves I can no longer speak with them. His roots are blues. It’s that simple.

    He even had a compilation album called BLUES. Lol. But no influence whatsoever
     
  3. Jimmy Jazz

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    lol his most well known music is not blues. He is not only a blues player, which is what you initially said. you were omitting the truth to further your argument and I called you out on it. so go ahead leave while you go ahead thinking a guy in a 90s alt metal band is more innovative than the guy who influenced hendrix.
     
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    Blues has influenced his his entire career. Every single publication recognizes this and the artist himself recognizes that as well.

    Tom Morello can do more with the guitar than Clapton. Not saying he’s better but he can do more with the guitar. Jeff Beck is better than Clapton though.
     
  5. OneManOrgy

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    Alvin Lee is pretty underrated



    The bassist is also a mad man in this video.
     
  6. Jimmy Jazz

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    yeah? and folk and country influenced the beatles whole career aswell. and no morello is a very limited guitarist, especially compared to clapton.
     
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    Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    Any love for SRV yet?

     
  8. Norman Khabib

    Norman Khabib Combat Sambo is #1

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    I was slightly embarrassed mentioning Morello in here and now he's the main point of debate? <45>
     
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  9. 10000 Days

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    For some reason, Tom Morello reminds me of U2's Edge. Dunno why.
     
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    Effects driven, not a 'traditional' lead/solo player, perhaps?
     
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  11. 10000 Days

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    you are correct.
     
  12. Drain Bamage

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    Lol @ calling Tom Morello effects driven...
     
  13. TankAbbott4Eva

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    Tom Morello has chops but a traditional metal player wouldn't fit into RATM, he's basically the DJ in the band. I personally see him as one of the most inventive guitarists i've heard. People shit on him for his use of effects but he does it well and for purpose.

    The mention of the Edge is an interesting one, his guitar playing is very pedestrian, the effects are the key to him though but that's a skill in itself, if it were that easy we'd all be doing it and earning millions.
     
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    I think Warren Haynes is pretty underrated.
     
  15. kiki do you love me

    kiki do you love me Green Gucci Suit Platinum Member

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    Eric Clapton

    /thread
     
  16. Norman Khabib

    Norman Khabib Combat Sambo is #1

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    Jimi Hendrix though man
     
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  17. kiki do you love me

    kiki do you love me Green Gucci Suit Platinum Member

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    true

    where would you place Clapton?
     
  18. Norman Khabib

    Norman Khabib Combat Sambo is #1

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    I don't know, I don't listen to either <45> was just playing devil's advocate because you tried to end the thread
     
  19. kiki do you love me

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    <[analyzed}>
     
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  20. P0NYBOY

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    Buckethead and Steve Stevens are easily as good using effects as Tom Morello.
     

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