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Who’s the greatest rhythm guitarist of all time?

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By the very nature of their role, lead guitarists tend to get all the attention. But rhythm players are the ones delivering the strut, the fire and – dare we say it – the chonk that drives the song and provides the backbone for soloists to widdle all over.

And now it’s time to shine a light on the rhythm kings: we want you to vote for the best rhythm guitarists to ever hammer out a riff or arpeggiate a classic chord progression. Of course, some lead guitarists are such good rhythm players that we couldn’t leave them off this list, so forgive us a few virtuosos here and there.

We’ve drawn up a fairly extensive list of players – listed in alphabetical order for ease of perusal – but we’re bound to have missed someone, so feel free to add your own. Just make sure they’re not already in the list, if you please.

Voting ends on Friday April 15 – we’ll tally up the votes and reveal the results towards the end of the month. Happy voting!

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