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madddoggydawg
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Metairie
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re: Guitarists That Seem Overrated
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Jimmy Page (good stage presence but ripped off essentially everything) Prince (good technically, but made horrible music) EVH (all flash) Chuck Berry (good for his time, but that's where it ends) Joe Bonamassa BB King (awful) Neil Young (simply awful) Slash (crap) Kurt Cobain (sucked) Kirk Hammett
Hey let’s list awesome guitarists and say they’re not good.


Telecaster
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Memphis
Member since May 2017
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re: Guitarists That Seem Overrated
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guitarists that just didn't do it for you.


Danny Gatton. I tried, I really tried. Was hell of a guitar player, but just didn’t work for me.


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Stagliano
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Member since Dec 2020
549 posts

re: Guitarists That Seem Overrated
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Then the title of this thread should be " Guitar players that you don't like very much, even if you can't play as well."


What a goofy way to look at a topic on a message board lol

Should I never comment on a NFL qb when ive never been a franchise qb either?


auggie
Auburn Fan
Opelika, Alabama
Member since Aug 2013
20795 posts

re: Guitarists That Seem Overrated
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Should I never comment on a NFL qb when ive never been a franchise qb either?

So you are equating guitar playing, or music, to a competition? You must be a big fan of shows like American Idol and the voice. My old crazy Aunt loves those shows.


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jdd48
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2012
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re: Guitarists That Seem Overrated
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Slow his stuff way down and it’s not very precise.


He's never really been known for his virtuosity IMO. He could write really catchy riffs though.


auggie
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Opelika, Alabama
Member since Aug 2013
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He's never really been known for his virtuosity IMO. He could write really catchy riffs though.

It's more than that. He really did a fantastic job of conveying the essence of the songs. The constant climbing progression of Kashmir, while mixing in some licks that borrow from the religious and musical sounds from the region, was one of the greatest examples of "playing for the song" That I have ever heard. He's not just playing licks, he's underlining the mystique, and did it perfectly. I say this as a guy who isn't a huge LZ fan.

If you are a guitar player, working on some new songs, and you think about having to be faster than so and so, more bluesy than anybody, and grungier than all get out, you lost already. Your obligation is to the song.


hogcard1964
Arkansas Fan
Illinois
Member since Jan 2017
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re: Guitarists That Seem Overrated
No some of the ones I mentioned are "good". However they're all overrated.


alpinetiger
Utah Fan
Salt Lake City
Member since Apr 2017
2404 posts

re: Guitarists That Seem Overrated
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Who in the hell has ever rated Paul Stanley? If anyone ever talks about a Kiss guitarist it is always Ace Frehley
Indeed.


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alpinetiger
Utah Fan
Salt Lake City
Member since Apr 2017
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re: Guitarists That Seem Overrated
Mikey. Widespread Panic. Its a linear mess and a muddled composition.


memphis tiger
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Memphis, TN
Member since Feb 2006
16247 posts

re: Guitarists That Seem Overrated
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Let's say you don't think for example, Clapton's Lay Down Sally is good...I would like to hear your improved version. You might convince me that way.


What a stupid take.

Are you really suggesting that unless you are guitar expert, you can’t dislike a particular guitarist?


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TexTigah81
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re: Guitarists That Seem Overrated
Kieth Richards & Jeff Beck


TexTigah81
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I've read that was more of a look at this a-hole... doing a staged show... after everyone had said upfront they were going to do the song more subdued)


This...Prince was an excellent guitarist but he definitely went overboard and was showboating on WMGGW's. Clapton's version was more precise and fit the song. The look on their faces was more like "look at this hotdog trying to steal the show" instead of honoring George.
This post was edited on 7/11 at 10:24 pm


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auggie
Auburn Fan
Opelika, Alabama
Member since Aug 2013
20795 posts

re: Guitarists That Seem Overrated
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Are you really suggesting that unless you are guitar expert, you can’t dislike a particular guitarist?

If you read my posts, you see that I don't care if you come out and say " I don't care for this style or that", I just don't care for calling anybody overrated only because you don't like their style. A lot of the guys getting named did some great stuff, it just may not be what you like, but there were a crapload of people that did like it.

I started by trying to learn those overrated guy's songs, and I was killing it at the campfires. You damn kids today...yall need to stay off my lawn.


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kingbob
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Sorrento, LA
Member since Nov 2010
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re: Guitarists That Seem Overrated
Eric Clapton
Bruce Springsteen
Keith Richards
Pete Townsend
Roger Waters


haikarate
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Member since May 2011
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re: Guitarists That Seem Overrated
I think Pete Townsend is better known for his song writing prowess instead of his gtr playing, particularly lead gtr. He was an outstanding rhythm gtr player though.


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Clint Torres
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re: Guitarists That Seem Overrated
Derek Trucks


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Pioneer BS 175
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re: Guitarists That Seem Overrated
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Roger Waters


I have read this entire thread and finally there is something that everyone should be able to agree with.


RockAndRollDetective
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2014
4421 posts

re: Guitarists That Seem Overrated
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Roger Waters



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AlxTgr
LSU Fan
Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
71999 posts

re: Guitarists That Seem Overrated
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even if you can't play as well.
This is just fricking dumb.


Anyway:
Hendrix
Stevie Ray
Prince
Clapton(Except Badge unless that was really George)
Eddie Van Halen(My #1 on this list-never liked anything)






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Decatur
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25000 posts

re: Guitarists That Seem Overrated
Clapton is: God [Not God]


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