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Official Maidenfans poll: Favorite Maiden guitarist 2015

Discussion in 'Best of / Worst of Polls forum' started by SinisterMinisterX, Sep 4, 2015.


Who is your favorite Iron Maiden guitarist?

  1. Dave Murray

    27 vote(s)
  2. Adrian Smith

    54 vote(s)
  3. Janick Gers

    16 vote(s)
  1. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    As a new album is released, all our major polls in this forum restart! Here's your place to argue about who's the best guitarist in our favorite band.

    Personally, I still have to vote for H, but I'll say that the gap between H and Janick has nearly closed. Five years ago this was a no-brainer, but now it's a close call.
  2. Natalie

    Natalie Insect of Terror Staff Member

    Gers gets my love in this one. :D
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  3. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    You can omit Iron Maiden from the question and my answer would be the same.
  4. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Another year, another vote for Adrian Smith.
  5. Rikstewart

    Rikstewart Trooper

    I voted for Davey last time, he's always been my favourite guitarist, but I'm feeling Jan might get my vote this time round. I'm gonna let the album sink in a bit more before I vote
  6. Maturin

    Maturin Sköldpadda

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  7. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    As far as songwriting goes, this is true for me too, but as far as guitar playing goes it's Adrian no question. He has the best guitar sound, best phrasing, and he's the most open to experimentation. Of the three, he's the only one who seems to consistently get better as a guitar player. That's not to say the other two are bad, but they found a style and stuck with it.
  8. Maturin

    Maturin Sköldpadda

    Couldn't disagree more. :fencing:
  9. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    All those things Mosh just said? Yeah, I'm for 'em.
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  10. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    I think personal preference is also at work. I've come to like Janick's solos much more than before.
  11. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Janice is still hit and miss for me. Definitely more consistent than in the 90s, but still hit and miss. I haven't gotten deep into the solos in this album but he's good on most of what I've heard.
  12. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Fully agreeed. Whenever an Adrian solo comes on, it's a massive rush of brightness and energy. His sound is incredible, his phrasing is very soulful and he gets out of his comfort zone way more frequently than the other two.
  13. Edu_Smith

    Edu_Smith Eduardo

    Adrian always. The most technical and creative.
  14. Edu_Smith

    Edu_Smith Eduardo

  15. Collin

    Collin Jambi


    I voted for Dave.
  16. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    Probably autocorrect.
  17. Am I supposed to vote on who I think is best today, or who I think has been the best through all these years, who is the best on most albums, etc?
    Because my answer very much depends on that.
  18. Liveone

    Liveone Nomad

    Going to vote for Janick again.
    He has Co-written a lot of my favourite Maiden songs and is such a free player...
  19. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    For all the reasons, Adrian Smith. Besides, he's always been most metal among the three ;)
  20. FTB

    FTB Stranger in a Strange Board

    Same , even Adrian sounds the best to my ears, Janick's Songs really do put him atop
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