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If you ever wonder who does the amazing acoustic guitar counterpoint to Hendrix's lead in Jimi's original recording of "All Along The Watchtower", Dave Mason is the guy who played it, and magnificently I might add.
Come on. Who else puts his pick down and starts playing with a drill machine? - ameentheguitarist23
Sounds like no one else with a volume pedal, a delay or a looper and stereo reverb.
If Tony Iommi taught guitarists how to be heavy, this guy taught us how to be metal. - ameentheguitarist23
The fact that he was not already in this list is entirely preposterous. I mean.. James Hetfield... Matt Bellamy. Jesus. Brian May was granted the opportunity to perform the national anthem on the roof of buckingham palace and he's not in TheTopTens' list of innovative guitarists. Listen to his arrangement of God Save The Queen (as well as his band's multi-platinum albums while you're at it). His popularising of multi-layering guitar parts was innovative enough to take a top three spot.
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2. Les Paul
3. Eddie Van Halen
2. Steve Vai
3. The Edge