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The problem with this system is that people base their votes purely on popularity because steve vai should definitely be top five for greatest ever. Any serious guitar player would realize Steve is more talented than nearly anybody on this list and aside from not selling out or being able to write lyrics Steve Vai would be at least number 2. Seriously how many people can cover Hendrix and actually make it better.
Incredibly fast, clean, accurate, and an amazing songwriter. Totally religious with the guitar. He goes to radical lengths and uses crazy techniques to come up with songs and solos. Example, he fasted eating for 4 days before recording the song for the love of god, to put him in an altered state of consciousness. Then continued to fast for 6 more days. A great speaker, and demonstrator. He is a nice, mild mannered, humble guitarist.
Not counting the popularity of his music, Steve Vai has created some of the most advanced musical compositions and some of the most advanced work on the guitar. No one, even if they tried, can play the guitar like Steve can. If you were to hear most of his music, you would agree that Steve Vai is one of the,if not, the best guitar player ever born!!
It astounds me that Steve Vai is placed so lowly. As a technical guitarist, Vai is virtually unmatched which is displayed in every impressive song. Obviously, it is not only technical ability which governs how good a guitar player is; emotion is vital too. This is not something that Vai lacks. All of his live shows makes the audiences' hair stand on end as they witness a true virtuoso of the guitar express his soul through 6 strings. Definitely should be in the top 10.
NUMBER 20? THIS IS AN OUTRAGE... Steve Vai could only be second to jimi, but in no possible way should he be out of the top 5 spots.
The way he feels his music is just incomparable. Go youtube "tender Surrender".. Slash? Hammet? Gates? What? They're good, but they're by no means top 5...
His a great artist! Very skilled and technical guitarist... Oh come on man! What the hell he's doing at no.20... Some one go and listen to" lotus feet, for the love of God" and you people should check it his tongue techniques... I've heard slash, kirk etc... But they are famous because of there bands.. But Steve has made his spot with the pure talent of his guitaring... May God bless Steve abundantly...
His a genius.. He has done lots of Jimmy's stuff better than him... I respect Jimmy Hendrix and not saying that Steve is greater than him but yes his better than at least 15 guitarist in this tally above him.. This man once said that true music cannot be judged..! We should not judge these great talents in this list we should just vote.. But yes its a great page to come guitar players...
Steve vai is greatest guitarist of the world. First of all he has dedicated his whole life towards music. He is very original and he always works hard to bring new techniques in guitar. He never become exhausted while contributing and composing music. He has got great feel and respect towards music so he is great guitarist of all time.
compared to most of the guitarist I've seen I don't think that steve vai is just a guitarist. I think he is a true musician. and compared to other guitarist, I feel that every time he plays the guitar he makes the guitar come to life. he speaks through his guitars.
Not a more skilled guitarist out their. Can play every genre. An amazing composer. Blows past slash and Jimi and everyone on this list. Deserves to be compared to Mozart and bach
Vai is one of the most competent guitarists in the world. His work with Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth, Ry Cooder ("Crossroads" film), Whitesnake and as a solo artist ranks with some of the most innovatove and exploratory guitar playing out there.
He is the best guitar player I've ever heard in my life. He makes every single note count, he is 100% accurate 99% of the time, and his emotion really comes through with every lick. He needs to be number one! "for the love of god" live is absolutely amazing
Do I really have to explain why steve vai is better than for example, BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG!? This isn't the Coolest guitarists list this is the best. Steve Vai's technique is godly and I must say Slash is INCREDIBLY overrated.
Steve Vai is my idol when it comes to guitar and he always will be. The way he blends his incredible technical ability with his amazing originality, creative power and artistic prowess is truly indescribable. He is a genius.
No one can play like him, bunch of collections like "For the love God", "lotus feet" etc no one can macth his music and talent. He use to feel the music very well that is why he play fantastic. I'll just pray that God will take him to the pick... God bless steve vai..
Definitely my favorit guitarist for all time couldn't find some one as fun expresive and unique not to mention Tender Surrender is my all time favorit song of all as well as crying machine for the love of god bad horsie and so on he should be on top of the chart...
I think he's the best because of his range of techniques along with Joe Satriani, and that Steve is by far the most technical player in the world. Definitely like the stuff he played with Frank Zappa.
The most gifted guitar player ever. His techniccal ability, musicianship and stage presence are uncomparable. His sound and way of composing is way out of human nature. Guitar is a 3rd arm for him.
Steve should be at #1...18 are you kidding me... I've heard jimi, slash and more but I know Steve is better than any guitarist out there... Go and see his tongue technique... He's fast he
The most innovative, versatile and skilled guitarist I've ever seen and heard. You have to watch the tender surrender performance to truly appreciate this musical genius. Definitely in my top 10 favorite guitarists
Absolutly awesome, incredible guitarist, and incredible human being. Extraordinary fact is that he also created his own instruments.
His solo performance with a whole orchestra is amazing for an electric guitarist
In term of technique, no one beat this guy, he is so creative and emotional. Such underrated man. Damn, he should be number one. People overrated hendrix because he is the first
Steve Vai is number 34? What is wrong with some people. The over 10 list is way better than the top ten list. I mean Synyster Gates is at number 3!? Please, open your minds people.
Steve Vai should be in the top ten, he is a master of all styles and sounds and his music never stays the same. There is no one I know that can play like the Vaister! Just look up bad horsie or for the love of God ETC
He should be the first on the top! What! This top ten is really random! Slash in the first place? I don't think that he deserve it at all... And how can Steve Vai, Satriani and Petrucci be as down as rhis?
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