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btimm  
5 Jul 2011 15:29 | Quote
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Let's go a different route. Tell me who you think the most underrated guitarist is. :o)

To me, I think J Mascis doesn't get the credit he deserves for being one of the better guitarists of the 90s.
macandkanga  
5 Jul 2011 15:41 | Quote
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I like this a lot better btimm! No list to choose from and instead of bashing someone we're finding artists to give credit.

I'll think of some and get back.

Guitarslinger124  
5 Jul 2011 15:46 | Quote
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Sean Conklin.

He is my number one inspiration.

Rock on!
gshredder2112  
5 Jul 2011 15:49 | Quote
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Shawn lane....

\M/(*-+)
gs2112
HunterHAH  
5 Jul 2011 16:00 | Quote
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Terry Kath.
DrMETHUsEr8778  
5 Jul 2011 16:59 | Quote
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Dweezil zappa,That dude can shred....AND play frank zappa..
Ozzfan486  
5 Jul 2011 17:15 | Quote
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SLASH!!! :D

Nah. lol.

Duane Allman, Brian May (Queen), Joe Walsh (The Eagles, solo, James Gang), Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Phil Campbell (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers).
DarkRiff  
5 Jul 2011 17:16 | Quote
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I can think of two right out of the gate.

Frank Zappa
Richie Kotzen

I'll think of more later.
btimm  
5 Jul 2011 17:16 | Quote
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This is pretty cool, because it gives everyone some guitarists to go listen to as well!
macandkanga  
5 Jul 2011 17:24 | Quote
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Joe Walsh - Eagles
Steve Hackett - Genesis
John Goodsall - Brand X
Chris Poland - Megadeth
Uli Roth - Scorpions

All of these guys are well known but in my opinion they don't get the credit they deserve.

gshredder2112  
5 Jul 2011 18:39 | Quote
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Les paul....Why? do i even have to answer..
Ozzfan486  
5 Jul 2011 21:39 | Quote
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^^^ +1
V3N0M3333  
5 Jul 2011 22:20 | Quote
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do they have to be famous????because there are a lot of great youtube guitarist who have ORIGINAL material who are better than some(most) famous people today. even some people on this forum.

the cover guitarists should stay in the shadows of the bands that they cover lol jk.....but still im not a cover fan
Empirism  
6 Jul 2011 01:32 | Quote
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Alex B
DanielM  
6 Jul 2011 01:54 | Quote
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Mick Murphy from my ruin, his styles like a cross between metal and good ol' rock n roll.

Arjen Anthony Lucassen the genius behind Ayreon. This is prog metal and epic on all proportions. The albums are often (from what I have/have seen) about 2 hours long and feature traditional rock instruments synthesisers, viols, flutes, flutes etc and he plays them all himself. And he's underrated in all aspects imo
Guitarslinger124  
6 Jul 2011 02:55 | Quote
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Realized I forgot to add a video:




Rock on!
Guitarslinger124  
6 Jul 2011 03:04 | Quote
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Forgot this dude:

This video just makes me smile. Love it.



Rock on!
JustJeff  
6 Jul 2011 07:56 | Quote
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Hrmm... I think there is this guy called Alex Berserker... I don't know if you guys know him, but I think I'd throw him on this list.
btimm  
6 Jul 2011 08:05 | Quote
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@ all: There are no "rules" to who you can and cannot put on this thread. Just throw names out there, the more the merrier, as it will provide possibly some new artists to us on this forum.

@ gs: Forgive me if this is ignorant, but who is Sean Conklin? I had a few minutes to youtube and the dude can flat out play obviously. Is he an instructor? Does he play in a group? I can't find much info on him other than youtube vids.
Guitarslinger124  
6 Jul 2011 08:15 | Quote
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He is an instructor on infiniteguitar.com

He has done a good job of staying discreet. He is by far my greatest influence.

Rock on!
MoshZilla1016  
6 Jul 2011 09:03 | Quote
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@GS infiniteguitar.com Thanks for the new bookmark! Also after listening to Sean Conklin I can hear the influence he has on you.
V3N0M3333  
6 Jul 2011 10:09 | Quote
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milan polak

case211  
6 Jul 2011 12:47 | Quote
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Alex Skolnick(spelling?)

Jake E. Lee

Randy Rhoads: I'll explain my reasoning

I would say RR would be underrated as a guitarist merely because he only ever had his playing released on 3 albums in America, 2 with Quiet Riot in Japan. Most people who don't play guitar(and some that do) don't know who he is. With that being said, I feel that a lot of people tend to overlook just how much Randy contributed to those first two Ozzy records. I firmly believe that without Randy, Ozzy may not have seen the kind of success that he did.
A lot of people tend to overlook how much he managed to do in such a small amount of time, and just how many players in the last 30 years have cited him as an influence.

And a tidbit on Kirk Hammett

I also think that while Kirk Hammett is a bit overrated in the "younger" player circles, he is extremely underrated in the "older" player groups(usually). He's got a great sense of when and where to use hooks in a solo, which a lot of people tend to forget, makes a solo much more musical than straight up shred.
Would you rather blast a King/Hanneman solo(both are horribly overrated IMO) or a Kirk solo?
Not the best player in history, but you have to say that he isn't bad. Not everyone can hold down a band's lead guitar spot for almost 30 years. Just ask Dave XD
MoshZilla1016  
6 Jul 2011 13:01 | Quote
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I think Dave Mustaine is underrated in the playing/singing area. I don't play much lead and was always the rhythm/singer in past bands. Megadeth has some rhythm patterns that are hard to play even if you are not singing. For that reason Dave would get my respect even without playing leads.
Ozzfan486  
6 Jul 2011 13:03 | Quote
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Totally agree with what you said about Randy Rhoads dude. He's the guy who inspired me to start playing guitar.
matt8675  
6 Jul 2011 13:08 | Quote
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Greg Howe.
DarkRiff  
6 Jul 2011 14:49 | Quote
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Uli Jon Roth
Terry Kath
Chris Poland
Greg Howe
Alex Skolnick

So far these are five that others have mentioned

These are great examples of underrated guitarists.
tinyskateboard  
6 Jul 2011 17:24 | Quote
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Gs124: That guy is great...is that Alex B's guitar?
macandkanga  
6 Jul 2011 18:52 | Quote
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@Moshzilla,

I agree about Mustaine. I also think the same thing about James Hetfield. It takes a lot of skill to play thrash and sing. Dave even throughs in some killer solos here and there.
shredguitar17  
7 Jul 2011 04:32 | Quote
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@Matt8675 Good call on Greg Howe, you stole one of mine!

1. Joao Gilberto: Performed and recorded the guitar part for the timeless Bossa Nova classic, "Girl From Impanema". He went on to record more songs with Astrud (singer) and recorded a few of his own instrumental jazz pieces... he is definately great due to his precision and understanding of the genre. Why he is not as known as other guitarist is wierd, however I guess it is due to the fact that Bossa Nova/Jazz is not as prevelant, as it was during his time.

2. Mike Einziger of Incubus: He has innovative melodies and writes most of the music for Incubus (beside the Lyrics), and is currently an active music composer working on his first orchestra! I think he attends Harvard as well. He doesn't get much recognition because Boyd (singer) usually gets the attention, as many frontmen do. He uses effects "effectively" (yeah pun intended; im classy), reminding me of Zappa/Hendrix hybrid.

3. Steve Kimock: You probably never heard of him, because he likes it that way. If you were to see him down the street you would see him as an average middle aged man (as if there is a stereotype for guitarists). However just watch him pick up a guitar and hear him play. Never before had I heard a guitarist play purely instrumental and capture everyones attention with exception to Vai, and Satriani. He really is the modern day Vai and Satriani. But he plays in a "jam" style, with twists of progressive and jazz lines. He plays the guitar, sitar, lap steel and bass... he also plays the guitar in a unique manner that influenced me to "follow suit": while playing, he will switch between playing with his fingers and pick as to help with the song's contrast and feeling. Plus he is a Colorado native! (im a Denver-ite) I have had the honor to see him live at a local venue in the denver metro area called "Herman's Hide-away".
DrMETHUsEr8778  
7 Jul 2011 13:25 | Quote
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Yngwie maalsteen,kurt cobain,kim thayil,kerry king,
Me,herman li,sam totman.
joedelbucohemond  
7 Jul 2011 15:10 | Quote
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ALaN HOLdSWORTH... HeLLo!?? This gUY is a HErO!
Guitarslinger124  
8 Jul 2011 01:47 | Quote
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joedelbucohemond says:
ALaN HOLdSWORTH... HeLLo!?? This gUY is a HErO!


ThEn Do HiM JuStIcE aNd DoN't TyPe LiKe ThIs!

Seriously dude, do us all of favor; hurts my eyes to read posts like that. No offense intended.

Rock on!

AlexB  
8 Jul 2011 03:18 | Quote
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I feel honoured to be mentioned! Thanks Amigos!

TinySB: Yes thats my guitar

I dont think Greg Howe is THAT Underrated..he has played with Major Names (M Jackson,Justin Timberlake etc)

Underrated: Johannes Linstead



macandkanga  
8 Jul 2011 10:29 | Quote
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Steve Morse - He's well known but I don't think people know how good he really is. Prepared to be blown away.

joedelbucohemond  
8 Jul 2011 13:00 | Quote
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btimm  
8 Jul 2011 13:02 | Quote
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I don't understand why people type like that. It's difficult to read, looks immature, and seems like it would take a while to type out as well. Whatever happened to normal grammar and punctuation??
gshredder2112  
8 Jul 2011 13:07 | Quote
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C"mon now guys,is it really that big of a deal?


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gs2112
joedelbucohemond  
8 Jul 2011 13:10 | Quote
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thatguitarguy  
8 Jul 2011 13:43 | Quote
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Brian May
Greg Howe
Frank Zappa

all great, all kind of pushed to the side. its sad.
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