Y - IE - I - 10 Best Guitarists

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  1. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yeah, I get these lists are stupid, but...

    Of the 10 best guitarists, ever notice how may go by a first name that ends is i / ie / y? Google a few lists on-line, and you will see:
    • Jimi Hendrix (most lists)
    • Jimmy Page (most lists)
    • Stevie Ray Vaughn (most lists)
    • Tommy Iommi (some lists)
    • Ritchie Blackmore (some lists)
    • Buddy Guy (a few lists)
    Honorable mentions to BB and Chuck Berry for fitting the profile "sort of".

    No point here - just something that occurred to me while driving the other day.
     
  2. joealso

    joealso Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Awesome. That's what I've been missing! I've memorized my minor pentatonic scale patterns, I've got some expensive pedals and I've been practicing my "guitar face". Now, I just need to change my name to Joey and I'll be set!
     
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  3. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    Correlating the data support that, too! :lol::lol::lol:
     
  4. Bendyha

    Bendyha Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    And the female guitarists seem to follow (or maybe lead) in a similar vein.

    Mary Ford
    Memphis Minnie
    Annie Clark
    Emily Remler
    Peggy Jones
    Kaki King
    Marnie Stern
    Poison Ivy
    Nancy Wilson
    Bonnie Raitt
    Orianthi
    Joni Mitchell
    Wendy Melvoin
    Vicki Peterson
     
  5. Endless Mike

    Endless Mike Friend of Leo's

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    Depends on whose list. I've seen Allan Holdsworth and Bill Frisell on these lists.
     
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    Dan R Friend of Leo's

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    If we didn't have lists how would we know who to like and respect?
     
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    thunderbyrd Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Who is "tommy iommi"?
     
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    Otis Fine Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

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    Ollie Osbourne’s guitar player.
     
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    Chunkocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    My favourite guitarist who is not on that list also has a name ending in ie.
    Must be some kind of conspiracy. The majority do have names ending in the above.
     
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  10. verb boten

    verb boten Tele-Meister

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    One of the nice things offered by guitar forums everywhere, especially here.
    "Who do i admire? Lemme check..."
     
  11. Bendyha

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    Lemme Check....................So there's another one that goes on the list, although I must admit I have not heard of him before.
     
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  12. MattyK-USA

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    Marky Knopfler
    Erickie Clapton
    Jeffi Beck


    OMG it's true! :)
     
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    Could you define "best", please?
     
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    If Steve Morse and Steve Howe aren't both on a "best" list, I just ignore it..... Guess we could call them Stevie Morse and Stevi Howe.
     
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    archetype Fiend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    That should be "Lemmy" check, if you're a bass player.
     
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