Who is the best guitarist of this passing decade?

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  1. winkofaneye

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    As 2009 draws to a close,and we approach a new decade,who in your opinion is the guitar player that has been the most influential of the past decade 2000-2010.

    Choose a player that has contributed in some way over the past 10 years only.


    Here's some suggestions-

    Joe Bonamassa
    Johnny Hiland
    Jack White
    Brad Paisley.


    Over to you,and have fun with it.Please? Its Christmas after all....
     
  2. It's Time!

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    Of those 4 it's Brad Paisley.

    Great song writing, signing and playing.
     
  3. suhrbrutal

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    Depends on the music:

    My vote is Muhammed Sucimez of Necrophagist.

    Andy McKee on acoustic.

    Blues Joe Bonamassa

    I don't listen to country too much, but Red Volkart is the man.
     
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    Overall, while it's nto a bad list, I don't think an y of those guys have had a huge influence.
    Guitar for the last ten years has been all about metal, and the defining guy in that genre is still James Hetfield. Not through his output this decade, but through the effect of his collective output overall.
    No disrepect to the other guys.
    Joe Bonamassa for me , if the question was, who's playing have I been fascinated by most.
    JAck White second, and Mikael Akervedlt from Opeth third.
     
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    Warren Haynes gets my vote.
     
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    If it's "most influential", John Mayer. The guy has sold tons of records, plays with everyone, etc. His reach alone makes him massively influential.

    If it's "best", I have no opinion. It's probably some guy I never heard of.
     
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    Same as the '90s--Greg Howe.
     
  13. suhrbrutal

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    Actually Necrophagist has been the most influential band in Extreme Metal this decade. James Hetfield played thrash metal in the 80's, not the same thing. He also is a rhythym player. Overseas Muhammed is very well known, and a huge influence that has spawned a whole new generation of Technical Death Metal Players. This is not radio metal, this the real underground metal scene. The OP asked who the best players were this decade, not who is a pop star, or a radio favorite. I can safely say there is only a handful of players that even come close to his playing. And on TGP, I am sure it is even lower.
     
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    This! Teh Mustard Girl for teh win!:rotflmao
     
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    Jack White..Awesome musician..
     
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    warren haynes is my choice.....john mayer is good as well...then jack johnson
     
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    I go for Sonny Landreth. Man has that guy made the last decade for me. Showing up on albums that I did not know he was on.
     
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    Probably one of the Gypsy jazz players.


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    Uh, dude, James has played a littel more than thrash in teh 80's. Most of the current metal is derived pretty directly from AJFA, including ol mate Muhammed.
    I've tried listening to Necrophagist, and while I'm pretty open to new stuff, that was pus. But, that's just my opinion.
    I just don't see that he's influenced many players on a large scale.
    I don't really see that anyone particularly has really. Music is so diverse. People are still drawing from the root artists as well as new guys, but there is no dominant style.
    Style is dead anyway.
     

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