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I don't know why Ace is so far down on this GD list. Paul Frehley was and IS one of the most influential rock and roll guitarists of all time. While he may have not been as technical as some other guitarists out there, Ace definitely provided some stepping stones for some modern guitar sounds. He is loud and in your face with those solo's. He produces a sound that's loud, raw and genuine. While sometimes sloppy and quick on the frets Ace always manages to put the icing on his work, his songs Fractured Mirror, Fractured Too, Fracture III, and Fractured Quantum are easily some of the best instrumental guitar pieces I have ever heard. The song "Cold Gin" has been covered by countless bands and remains a great rock favorite even to this day, his signature 2 string octave bends on the blistering "Love Gun" solo still give me goosebumps when I hear it. He is and will always be one of the most badass Guitarists of all time. Should definitely be in the top 10.
Ace Frehley was the reason KISS made it.He turned ordinary songs into rock anthems with his scorching lead solos and gave KISS some musical talent credibility when other members of the band were still learning how to play.There has been numerous famous guitarists who have credited KISS and Ace Frehley as an influence and the reason why they started playing guitar.It was the live version of "Rock and Roll all Nite" that caught on first(with Ace's lead solo),and then there are classic rock songs like "Strutter","Calling Dr.Love","Shock Me",and "Making Love".Further,Ace Frehley also had a successful solo career,scoring on such hits as,"New York Groove","Rock Soldiers",and "Trouble Walking".Ace Frehley certainly had a very successfull career and deserves to be remembered among the top guitarists in rock and roll history.
Rock critics would never admit it, but Ace's influence casts a huge shadow over many one this very list. He was THE reason millions picked up the guitar in the 70's--including many who would later emerge as today's acknowledged guitar gods. When he was "on, " he was one of the greatest, a true innovator. Witness his tapping during "She" on a ~1975 "Midnight Special" performance, and hear it on 1977's "Shock Me" on "Alive II"--before Eddie Van Halen! Gotta give this guy his due. But when he was "off, " it was a sad story. Imagine what he could've accomplished if drugs hadn't clouded his brain and creative drive. A true "if only... " story. It's amazing he is still "Alive! "
If someone is judging based on methodology and technique, then, Ace Frehley deserves to be here. However, if you're basing this on heart, soul, influential qualities, and most importantly, inspiration, then, Ace is down here WAY TOO FAR. Ace gave birth to a series of guitarist, and he inspired so many individuals to pick up a guitar that it is impossible to place him here without a major argument. Ace has his own style, and that style fit KISS so perfectly that their current guitarist must mimic him to be accepted. That's a compliment. Bruck Kulick is a better technical guitarist, but Ace Frehley is a better guitarist to hear in any format. It's just that simple.
In most top 10, 100, 200 I am yet to see Ace Frehley's name, and yes on this site here He is, WOW!. I think that Ace should get more credit for His Guitar work from the Music World whoever it may be. Ace followed Jimmy Hendrix's footsteps in playing and learning Guitar. Some of Ace's solo's are mind blowing when You must look at it that more than a couple of stings are being used. Most solo guitarist only use a string or two as the Amp does most of the output that rings out long great tones. Ace uses this same style however He adds so much more with a lot more stings. Come On I hope You know what I mean, if not then watch the Space Man play and then You will get my drift. Give the Man credit where as credit is due
Ace should be a whole lot higher on the list. If this were exclusively a hard rock guitarist list, I would say he should be in the top 5. He makes the guitar sound incredibly good and puts so much soul into it, and he is about the most influential hard rock guitarist there has ever been. Every time I talk about what a phenomenon Ace Frehley is, somebody wants to start arguing about who all would beat him in a guitar duel. It's beside the point! It's like saying Jackson Pollock isn't one of the great painters because others would paint better portraits. Ace creates extremely beautiful art with his guitar, and that is what it's really about. The zillions he influenced agree.
the guys schmuck... but seriously I agree with every1 eles, I mean Ace gave birth to many guitarist.. did you guys know that "SLASH" was aces protege, slash bow down to your master!... long live the man who came from space or in Lex Luthors words the "the traveller", honestly I think jerell sent ace to rock'n'roll all night and party everyday! in the words of paul stanley: "people we have been given a gift, we have been given a role, and that roles name is... ROOCCK"NN"ROLL>... forever live ace of space the the greated rock guitarist ever sent down to us from space!
I don't think there is a more original lead guitarist than "space" Ace Frehley! He shreds nearly every single guitarist rated above on this list. Too many of "legends" list Ace as their influences. Funny thing is Ace once ruled the world with KISS in the 70's, but is still totally cool and humble today. There are no riffs or licks like Ace's! One of a kind, and still ripping through space! The true rock and roll star! Ace Frehley.
Can't believe a legend is at 74? Should be in top 10 at least, Can't understand why guitarist like kurt, kirk, the (so called) edge are place higher, I only accept dave mustaine, brain may, steve vai, santana, slash in the above mentioned list, who I think should be placed higher then ace but no other one!
Ace is often underrated due to theatrics, however, Ace is very fluent and fast in his playing.He has influenced many guitarist including Eddie Van Halen & Dime Bag Darrel. Ace was the first guitarist that I ever heard do any form of tapping, that was back in "75". As a music instructor, I must say that Ace is one of the true great axemen of our time.
There are many guitarists who were inspired by the sound of Ace Frehley and among these there are Slash, Dimebag Darrell, Chuck Schuldiner, Dave Mustaine, Marty Friedman, John Norum, Dave Sabo, Alex Skolnick, Scott Ian, Mick Mars, Jake E. Lee, Paul Gilbert and many others.
Ace should be on the top 5 or at least top 10.
K, um Ace might not be the best but 60 is just F'ed up man, KISS is the must underated band ever, And if Slash is #1 Ace should be #2 because they are both awesome guitarists, Alex Lifeson, Joe Perry, Brian May & Angus Young, Santana, Bruce Kulick and even Vinni Vincent should be up there, I do agree with Jimi Hendrix though
He was a great guitarist in a mediocre band! He deserves to be much higher because he was extremely talented, and you know when he is about to blare out a solo or something crazy! He has a special sound that deserves to at least be in top 50! He did things with the guitar that people still try to mimic.
these list are a joke whoever "buckethead" is how can that person be ahead of clapton? and nancy wilson ahead of of ace? I've never seen a "list" of any kind I agree with I don't think ace is the greatest ever but he's my favorite and his sound is the greatest
Ace Fehley has something that I can't explain. When he plays, its just like he is in another planet, he has inspired very much people to play guitar (like me! ).
I think he's undersrated, you must hear the solo of "she" it's just amazing, and the smoking guitar solo. He must be on the top 10 for shure!
Ace Frehley is the coolest guitarist that ever walked the earth! This man influenced so many guitar players, it would take a 100000 years to list them all... Should be in top 10, easily. I mean, man used tapping as early as 1975. How cool is that! Long live The Spaceman!
Ace Frehley was possibly the earliest person to tap on guitar ever. People underrate him because KISS use theatrics and the idiots at Rolling Stone never looked at him. He is the man. He influenced countless players. Definately the best player
The greatest guitarist ever in my opinion!
Awsome out of this world licks,
and has battled through some though times,
yet still lives andplays to tell his unique story!
Ace is, was and always will be number 1!
Ace Frehley is without a doubt one of the most influential guitarists ever. That is an automatic spot in the top 10. With out him you wouldn't have Dimebag, Slash, Snake Sabo and half the others that rose in the 80's.
ace is definitely the freakin best guitarist. solo from 'detroit rock city' was absolutely brilliant not very fast but still blew me away. who ever was in charge of putting prince first should be sacked
Ace Frehley is the GREATEST Guitarist Of ALL Time. He is The Best Of The Best. He Influenced Eddie Van Halen and Dimebag Darrel. He Needs To Be Atleast Number 1 Because PRINCE SUCKS!
GO SPACE ACE!
He's the Space Ace, come on!
He set his guitar on fire, flashed it like a disco bulb and in the reunion exploded torpedoes from it!
That's how good his fretwork is!
Ace Frehley is the freaking man. He inspired so many other guitarist. He built an experience in your mind then knocked it down with his amazing solos. Ace Frehley should be on the top ten.
Should be in the top 30. Influenced lots of people. Solid player in his prime. For sure made the Kiss sound. That's why they got a clone, that could play his licks note for note.
How can the mighty Ace be so far down, He deserves to be in the top 20 at least
How the hell did the EDGE beat him
Ace rules andf is a legend on the Les Paul
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