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Poll Question: Which guitarist is better: Steve Hacket or Steve Howe
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    Posted: August 14 2014 at 16:41
Which prog guitar great is better: Steve Hackett or Steve Howe?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Doctor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2014 at 16:44
I prefer Steve.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Imperial Zeppelin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2014 at 16:49
I'm not sure why but I voted for Howe
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Originally posted by Imperial Zeppelin Imperial Zeppelin wrote:

I'm not sure why but I voted for Howe
I'm not sure why you voted either.
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Hackett.
I can understand your anger at me, but what did the horse I rode in on ever do to you?
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Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

Originally posted by Imperial Zeppelin Imperial Zeppelin wrote:

I'm not sure why but I voted for Howe
I'm not sure why you voted either.

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I think Steve Howe is a bit more versatile, especially on Clap and Mood For A Day (although Hacketdid Blood On The Rooftops and Horizons), so he'll get my vote. Also, I found out fairly recently that Howe can't read music! Pretty impressive to have taken the guitar to such a high level but to write the kind of music Yes wrote is insane!
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Steve Howe.
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Steve Hackett because I'm biased and like Genesis way more than I like Yes.
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Hackett.

His classical work is sublime - and his solo on Firth of Fifth may be the equal best of all time (along with Andy Latimer's on For Today).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Meltdowner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2014 at 18:02
A poll about two Steve's created by a Steve. I want to vote but I don't know Howe Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HackettFan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2014 at 18:02
This poll is absolutely going blow Two Steves' mind.
Originally posted by Xonty Xonty wrote:

I think Steve Howe is a bit more versatile, especially on Clap and Mood For A Day (although Hacketdid Blood On The Rooftops and Horizons), so he'll get my vote. Also, I found out fairly recently that Howe can't read music! Pretty impressive to have taken the guitar to such a high level but to write the kind of music Yes wrote is insane!
Steve Hackett doesn't read music either.

I voted for...no, I don't even have to say.
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If we're just talking about their contributions to their respective groups during the 1970's, it's Howe by a wide margin.

If we're talking about their solo albums, it's Hackett by a wide margin.

If we're talking about how well they've been playing over the past 10-20 years, it's Hackett by a small margin.

Versatility, one of Howe's big strengths in the 1970's, is a tougher issue. Howe has proven that he *can* play almost any style, but since 1980 or so, he seems to stick to only a few, and doesn't try to push himself too much anymore. Hackett was less versatile in the 1970's, but seems to have pushed himself more throughout his entire career. So on this issue, I'd put them about even.

So overall, Hackett, just barely.
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Put the two together in the same band and then see who is gtr.  Cool
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Howe is more virtuous. Hackett is more melodic and diverse. Obviously I like the combination of virtuosity and melody, but if I must to choose between them I prefer the virtuosity on service to the melody. So I prefer Hackett. In any case comparing solo works Hackett is ahead by far IMO.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2014 at 19:24
Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:

Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

Originally posted by Imperial Zeppelin Imperial Zeppelin wrote:

I'm not sure why but I voted for Howe
I'm not sure why you voted either.

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Sorry PM 2112, I forgot to put lol  LOL emoticom after my post. My bad. Cry
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I don't think one guitarist is better than the other one. This has to do with personal preference and my vote goes to Hackett. He's a favorite of mine.
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