Jimmy Page is Better Than Brian May is Better Than Jimmy Page

Rob and Rich argue, but what's the point?   04-Oct-12

Jimmy Page is Better Than Brian May is Better Than Jimmy Page
It's a guitar-off // Some rights reserved // Eddie Mallin & Dina Regine

The Guitar World 'Bestest Ever Best Guitarist in the Whole Wide World Ever' poll (we may have elaborated on the name) is one of those polls that you just don't want to vote in.

This week Brian May was pitted against Jimmy Page, and by jove there's no way you can compare the two. But then you realise that the winner of this poll will actually be the person who is 'voted' the best out of the two by readers and will go into the next round, and you want to leap to the defence of your favourite guitarist.

If you see one of your favourite guitarists in these polls, it's almost impossible not to vote. We all get defensive of our heroes, and the poll on the Guitar World website this week just managed to cause an in-office debate between two of the Amped crew.

Rob is mad keen on Jimmy Page. Rich owned his first Queen album at the age of four. As is the way with Rob and Rich, they had a fight, trashed the office, and called each other all the name's under the sun. They were then separated by officers of the law and made to provide written justification of why they each think their particular hero is best.

Only the one who gives best written justification will be freed, the other will live a live of enforced servitude.

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Brien Comerford    Said...

Jeff Beck is better than Brian May and Brian May is better than Jimmy Page. Two animal lovers are the greatest guitarists. They are Jeff Beck and Brian May.

04-Oct-12 06:20 PM

Claire Saunders    Said...

Brian May. If you've been a fan since you were in high school (1977) then you know that there is no comparison. Go Brian!

05-Oct-12 03:39 AM

Ted    Said...

Brian May, by several orders of magnitude. His technique and taste was and is impeccable: perectly realized riffs that enhance every song they're on. Creatively played on his homemade guitar into a a fully cranked Vox amp, a singing tone that other guitarists have been chansing since the 1970s.

Both arguments are concvincing. Page is unquestionably a rock guitar deity of the higest order. By Brian May is all that, plus a sonic sculptor who has a nearly supernatural control of his instrument. Licks with an abundance of personality, irony, sweetness, and ball-scorching rock.

05-Oct-12 02:36 PM

Jeff    Said...

Jimmy Page rules above all.The man wrote the Rain Song one of the greatest pieces of guitar music ever..

05-Oct-12 10:23 PM

Devon Tyler    Said...

Jimmy Page The master of alternative tunings,Recording, Producing,Arranger,Songwriter,Master of painting pictures with different shades of guitar tones.Used a Supro amp & a Telecaster to record one of the heaviest records ever made ..Jimmy Page is really that good.

05-Oct-12 10:33 PM

Me    Said...

May vs Page? Hmmmmmm...well this is just a variation on the old apples vs oranges debate.

01-Sep-13 08:50 AM

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