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#1 Film-Guy
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By modern I mean guitarists who are fairly young and who are still active today, not older guys like Eric Clapton who are still alive. Anyway, these are my favorites:D

1. Steven Wilson

2. Alan Morse

3. Roine Stolt

4. Gruff Rhys

5. Warren Ellis

6. Casey Crescenzo

7. John Wesley

8. Graham Coxon

9. Gustav Ejstes

10. Johnny Greenwood

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#2 Juggernaut140
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Dave Mustaine and Chuck Schuldiner
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...Bellamy...Matt Bellamy. And if you disagree he'll shoot you with his epic laserbeams!
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#4 Darth-Caedus
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My top three:

Jari Maenpaa

Jeff Loomis

Johan Reinholdz

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#5 Jaks_Secret
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Because I'm lazy, I'll only list the ones that start with forms of the name John:

John Frusciante, Johnny Greenwood, and Johnny Marr.

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Allen Karpinski of The Six Parts Seven

The 3 guys from Explosions in the Sky

Tad Kubler of The Hold Steady

Nels Cline of Wilco

Jim James of My Morning Jacket

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#7 sauses3392
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I like Darron Malakain... I know he's not the best but he's just got this 'tude about him, ya know?
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By modern I mean guitarists who are fairly young and who are still active today, not older guys like Eric Clapton who are still alive. Anyway, these are my favorites:D

1. Steven Wilson

2. Alan Morse

3. Roine Stolt

4. Gruff Rhys

5. Warren Ellis

6. Casey Crescenzo

7. John Wesley

8. Graham Coxon

9. Gustav Ejstes

10. Johnny Greenwood

Film-Guy

Good list, although im surprised that you made a music thread and not a movie thread :P

By modern rock im assuming your counting 90's as well since you have Wilson as your favorite. I would have to big of a list so im just going with top 5

1) Billy Corgan (by far)

2) Jerry Cantrell

3)Thurston Moore

4) Mike Mcready

5) Black Francis

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#9 deactivated-619c4c1a1a382
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John Petrucci and John Myung last ones a bassists though
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuPJtyJh3Hk
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Synyster Gates
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Synyster Gateshockey73
OH U
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Synyster Gateshockey73

u sir u are a good man

syn kicks ass hes the man

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#14 Juggernaut140
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[QUOTE="hockey73"]Synyster Gatesfeli453

u sir u are a good man

syn kicks ass hes the man

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http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/freshloaf/files/2008/05/radiohead_05.jpghttp://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/JaseyWasey/MattBellamy.jpg

Obviously these guys.

Nobody is more incredibly badass than them. :)

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Ian D'sa from Billy Talent
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John Petrucci

Buckethead

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herman li and sam totman
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#19 Juggernaut140
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herman li and sam totmanLochLacksLuck
:| Come on dude, all they can do is play really fast.
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#20 LochLacksLuck
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[QUOTE="LochLacksLuck"]herman li and sam totmanJuggernaut140
:| Come on dude, all they can do is play really fast.

i still like them. maybe being thirteen has something to do with it:P
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#21 tzar3
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[QUOTE="LochLacksLuck"]herman li and sam totmanJuggernaut140
:| Come on dude, all they can do is play really fast.

Dude, dont hate on Herman Li simply because his precious fingers can make ultra supersonic sounds that resemble something out of a video game or anime show dude. Not cool dude.

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#22 Juggernaut140
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[QUOTE="Juggernaut140"][QUOTE="LochLacksLuck"]herman li and sam totmantzar3

:| Come on dude, all they can do is play really fast.

Dude, dont hate on Herman Li simply because his precious fingers can make ultra supersonic sounds that resemble something out of a video game or anime show dude. Not cool dude.

Who is that in your avatar? Is that the singer from Darkestrah?
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#23 tzar3
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[QUOTE="tzar3"]

[QUOTE="Juggernaut140"] :| Come on dude, all they can do is play really fast.Juggernaut140

Dude, dont hate on Herman Li simply because his precious fingers can make ultra supersonic sounds that resemble something out of a video game or anime show dude. Not cool dude.

Who is that in your avatar? Is that the singer from Darkestrah?

Nah, just some gothic/ fantasy chick of some wallpaper that I found.

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#24 freek666
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Chris Broderick. He is a shredding god, right up there with the likes of Loomis.
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#25 Juggernaut140
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After listening to Kaleidoscalp, I'd have to say Buckethead is a guitar god.
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#26 CleanPlayer
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Pete Wentz! jk.....
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#27 Oblivionfan10
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^^ Thank you
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#28 freek666
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Pete Wentz! jk.....CleanPlayer
He is a bassist :|
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Marten Hagstrom
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#30 Lto_thaG
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Herman Li and Luca Turilli.
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#31 NecroKvltMuffin
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I'll just list 5 random dudes Guy from A7X Guy from BFMV Guy from KE Guy from Atreyu Guy from Trivium
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#32 darfvader
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[QUOTE="Oblivionfan10"]

John Petrucci

Buckethead

iof they count so malmsteem does!
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#33 cyberdarkkid
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James Root?

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#34 Juggernaut140
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[QUOTE="NecroKvltMuffin"]I'll just list 5 random dudes Guy from A7X Guy from BFMV Guy from KE Guy from Atreyu Guy from Trivium

i c wut u did thar.
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#35 LieutenantFeist
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I don't listen to a lot of "new" musics, but I like Matt Bellamy.
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#36 tri-edge99
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Stephen O'Malley. :P
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#37 sAndroid17
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Dave Mustaine and Chuck SchuldinerJuggernaut140
did i miss something?? Chuck is Dead. does that still count? But best Modern Guitarist is Jeff Loomis hands down. he can play anything!
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#38 sAndroid17
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Chris Broderick. He is a shredding god, right up there with the likes of Loomis.freek666
damn straight!
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#39 bebopoutlaw3gun
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Im kinda surprised I havent seen anyone mention John Mayer or Jack White...

But anyways...Im really into the Black Keys right now so Im gonna have to say Dan Auerbach. Dude has style. He's one of the best.

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#40 sAndroid17
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[QUOTE="bebopoutlaw3gun"]

Im kinda surprised I havent seen anyone mention John Mayer or Jack White...

But anyways...Im really into the Black Keys right now so Im gonna have to say Dan Auerbach. Dude has style. He's one of the best.

because there not very good :P
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#41 TheColbert
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After listening to Kaleidoscalp, I'd have to say Buckethead is a guitar god.Juggernaut140
Buckethead is just insane. And I am saying Saul Hudson(Slash) because he is not old, and was is still active in Velvet Revolver(Just need new singer) and is coming out with a solo album some time next year.
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guize don't forget Jack White guize
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#43 Juggernaut140
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[QUOTE="Juggernaut140"]Dave Mustaine and Chuck SchuldinersAndroid17
did i miss something?? Chuck is Dead. does that still count? But best Modern Guitarist is Jeff Loomis hands down. he can play anything!

He only died a couple of years ago :?
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#44 Dark_Knight6
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Off the top of my head; Josh Homme, Billy Corgan, Troy Van Leeuwen, and Johnny Greenwood.
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John Petrucci, Roine Stolt, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Gary Wehrkamp
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John Petrucci hands down wins not only can he play really fast but he also has style

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This guys>all other guitarist on this thread

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#48 UnrighteousFury
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This guys>all other guitarist on this thread

Suddenstriker52

That looks like the most useless contraption any human being could ever possibly create.

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#49 Neon-Tiger
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I find the lack of Matt Bellamy, Jack White and Albert Hammond in this thread disturbing.
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#50 UnrighteousFury
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[QUOTE="bebopoutlaw3gun"]

Im kinda surprised I havent seen anyone mention John Mayer or Jack White...

But anyways...Im really into the Black Keys right now so Im gonna have to say Dan Auerbach. Dude has style. He's one of the best.

sAndroid17

because there not very good :P

I think John Mayer is a good guitarist who makes bad music.

Jack White is an OK guitarist who makes good music.