Most Under-rated guitarist of all time?


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Angus_Young007
01-16-2006, 08:50 AM
What are you ****in' idiots retarded? EVH or SRV are ****in' awesome, and by the way EVH is NOT overrated, if you **** heads can match his guitar playing skills, come back to me. You ****in' **** ****s, Eddie would **** on you ****in' wankas all day everyday.

zep123
01-16-2006, 03:23 PM
i've probably posted 6,092,304,019 times in this thread spanning from 347 years ago to now, but....


robby krieger

handlerb
01-16-2006, 06:13 PM
EVH is very overrated... and his songs frankly aren't that great. Somebody said Robbie Krieger before, and I couldn't agree more. I'd also add Phil Keaggy, who is as much unknown as he is underrated. If you want to hear him at his best, get the songs Passerby and Prince of Spades from Dispatch's "all points bulletin." He blows my mind.

jusp75
01-16-2006, 08:28 PM
Justin Hayward

dannay
01-17-2006, 05:21 PM
me, you fools, its me!
nah i dunno any underrated guitarists, they arent famous enough for me to know...
anyways, the two that you named are both highly respected...
whatever

JesusandZepRule
01-18-2006, 12:44 AM
Man this guys hve more respect than they desire!THE D are unrated!Jb and Kg Rock!

Jonbagga
01-18-2006, 04:45 AM
Ace Frehley from Kiss, that guy's nuts

fronkpies
01-18-2006, 06:11 AM
roy buchanan

Friedmaniac
01-18-2006, 10:54 PM
Ritchie Blackmore. He was the original Yngwie. (in the classically motivated sense, im not saying blackmore was shred.)

Sun King
01-18-2006, 11:41 PM
whaaa? eddie van halen is probably one of the most over-rated guitarist for me.. two extremes, wow.. well anyways, i think dave murray, and ted nugent..

rhcp_fan2210
01-20-2006, 02:35 AM
brian may from queen

Pl3h-B0y
01-20-2006, 05:14 AM
I'd say Alvin Lee from Ten Years After
And Dave Davies From the kinks (not sure which one played guitar, but you know what i mean)

EDIT: Forgot to mention Lou Reed from the velvet underground

CowboyUp
01-20-2006, 11:27 PM
Definantly Phil Keaggy- he does some of the fastes riffs you've ever heard. Hes almost unheard of because he went from big band playing to being a solo Christian artist. Listen to some Glass Harp songs and you'll see what I mean. And on top of it all, the guy only has 4 fingers!

We_Wont_Die
02-04-2006, 09:07 PM
I'd have to say Mark Tremonti from Creed, and if there was metal in this, I'd say Alexi Laiho from Children of Bodom.

deadhead313313
02-04-2006, 09:20 PM
^I'd have to say that neither of those are Classic Rock, and that you shouldn't post something like that again.

We_Wont_Die
02-04-2006, 09:43 PM
That's how it's gonna be, huh?

DownDark
02-04-2006, 10:18 PM
I say the most underrated guitarists are the kids who play guitar in their basements rocking out to their parents old records. Those, my friends, are underrated guitarists. If that's true, then I am an underrated guitarist...

who's with me?! :headbang:

deadhead313313
02-04-2006, 10:45 PM
I'm with you that theres probably underrated guitarists who play in basements, but I'm not with you when you say you're one of them. Cuz you're most likely not

DownDark
02-04-2006, 11:56 PM
I'm with you that theres probably underrated guitarists who play in basements, but I'm not with you when you say you're one of them. Cuz you're most likely not

So you're saying I'm an overrated guitarist? I don't think so, buddy. Every one of us is an underrated guitarist if you think about it. Me and you included.

Iluvpowerchords
02-04-2006, 11:57 PM
Prince, easily.

I think he's better than Hendrix

deadhead313313
02-04-2006, 11:58 PM
So you're saying I'm an overrated guitarist? I don't think so, buddy. Every one of us is an underrated guitarist if you think about it. Me and you included.
:p: I'm not a guitarist. tee hee

DownDark
02-05-2006, 12:01 AM
:p: I'm not a guitarist. tee hee

alrighty then but you do see my point, don't you?

pink_floyd_975
02-05-2006, 10:05 AM
prince, david gilmour, pete townshend

EVH is pretty sloppy, but incredibly fast.

play th' geetar
02-05-2006, 11:39 AM
jeff beck is very underated but he is amazing ... one of my favorites

deadhead313313
02-05-2006, 11:45 AM
alrighty then but you do see my point, don't you?
Well, underrated means "to underestimate". Are you saying that every guitarist's talent on this site is underestimated?

If thats not what you're saying, then I don't get your point. Please explain.

DownDark
02-05-2006, 12:07 PM
Well, underrated means "to underestimate". Are you saying that every guitarist's talent on this site is underestimated?

If thats not what you're saying, then I don't get your point. Please explain.

I think our guitar talents are somewhat underestimated, yes, because no one exactly knows how talented we are at guitar but ourselves. I'm not saying everyone's guitar talents are underrated, or underestimated, but yes I do believe that most young, ambitious guitarists are somewhat underrated because most people don't have faith in them. I do, however, see the point you're making and I'm glad that you took notice of my post. Thank you.

pink_floyd_975
02-05-2006, 12:14 PM
a good guitar player is based on the stuff he makes up. i could sit there trying to play eruption for 2 weeks and get it all down, anyone can. it's not what you can play its how creative you are. this is why hendrix is one of the best, he was one of the most creative.

joshsirjoshules
02-05-2006, 04:03 PM
Oh, and did I mention James Honeyman-Scott of The Pretenders? There must be something great about him IF I KEEP MENTIONING HIM ****ING EVERYWHERE!!! Get your heads out of your asses people...

mtl's_god
02-05-2006, 04:34 PM
Brad Nowell fo sho man..funny how the threadstarter is a sublime nut :D

Edit: Oh wait **** this is the classic rock thread uhh.. well whatever Brads been dead for a decade so whatever lol :p:

Lillian Barrett
02-07-2006, 01:04 AM
SINCE WHEN WAS EVH UNDERRATED?????????? News to me i'd have to say Robby Krieger, Ritchie Blackmore or Don Felder.

Lillian Barrett
02-07-2006, 01:06 AM
OH **** i have to say Marc bolan too! I know he wasn't that technical but i love him so much!

eric_johnsonfan
02-08-2006, 04:07 PM
....most underrated guitarist...definatley eric johnson for anybody who knows anything about guitar gods....if not try listening to trademark, cliffs of dover, or manhattan and see for yourself....

Hardin
02-09-2006, 07:22 PM
Joe Walsh

imnnm8r
02-10-2006, 04:02 AM
Trey Anastasio, Bob Weir, Jimmy Herring, Warren Haynes

I don't completely agree that Trey is underrated (he;s somewhat underrated, but there are more glaring errors than that.

By far the most underrated guitarist is Warren Haynes (not just the Allman Brothers but also his solo work, Government Mule, and the tours he did with The Dead and Phil & Friends)

also for the one who didn't know the other two - Bob Weir was/is the rhythm guitarist for The (Grateful) Dead and has his solo band Ratdog, Jimmy Herring has also played with The Allman Brothers, Jazz Is Dead, The Dead and Phil & Friends.

Adding my $.02 to the uderrated guitarists list, Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew and John Cippolina

Bmm386
02-10-2006, 11:30 PM
George Harrison, John and Paul always overshadowed him, and then Clapton stole his wife.

good times.

bjovi400
02-10-2006, 11:49 PM
Richie Sambora is never talked about and It really angers me. HE is the most underrated guitarist.

TimiHendrix33
02-10-2006, 11:57 PM
Jeff Beck
Joe Walsh
Warren Haynes

Groovemaker101
02-11-2006, 01:53 AM
Joe Perry definately. Just listen to Train Kept A Rollin and you'll see y he is so good.

Joe Perry isnt underratted but he isnt overrated
But He is one of the BEST
Train Kept a Rollin' All Night Long

Also Ace Frehley is quite a good guitarist, sorta slopy but still under rated

The Wanderer
02-11-2006, 09:13 AM
Mark Knopfler!

Ace_Frehley
02-17-2006, 12:31 AM
Joe Perry isnt underratted but he isnt overrated
But He is one of the BEST
Train Kept a Rollin' All Night Long

Also Ace Frehley is quite a good guitarist, sorta slopy but still under rated
Finally someone that understands!!! :down:

NineInchNails_0
03-04-2006, 05:10 AM
Hmm... I'm gonna go with Robert Fripp. He is amazing. Especially when the solo in 21st Century Schizoid Man kicks in, or in Starless when he plays with saxophone perfectly (Yes, i am a King Crimson fanboy :D)

TBtheG
03-04-2006, 06:59 AM
Ritchie Blackmore is underrated, him and Hendrix

Neon Knight
03-04-2006, 08:07 AM
Ritchie Blackmore is underrated, him and Hendrix

Hendrix underrated? :confused:

Peter Tosh is very underrated

Wankmasterwak
03-04-2006, 05:05 PM
Frank Zappa. People always just say that his music was weird but he was a great guitar player, as well as composer.

ufossuck
03-04-2006, 05:08 PM
Jeff Beck, Randy Bachman, Lou Reed, Joe Walsh and George Thorogood are the most underrated guitarists ever.

DownDark
03-04-2006, 06:02 PM
Andy Summers from The Police is a really underrated guitarist and demands the respect he deserves. His solos in So Lonely are awesome!

Gabuydachk
03-05-2006, 11:19 AM
for CR: Steve Howe, Alex Lifeson, Dave Gilmour, Neal Schon
actually now that I think of it, prog rockers get generally less attention than good ol' classic rock players

EDIT: how could I forget Jeff Beck and Frank Zappa?

TimiHendrix33
03-05-2006, 12:49 PM
Jeff Beck,Robert Fripp,and Brad Whitford.

Messer
03-05-2006, 01:18 PM
Jerry Garcia, Eric Johnson, Malcom Young, George Harrison, George Thorogood, Robby Krieger.

DownDark
03-05-2006, 05:19 PM
Steve Miller...

Messer
03-05-2006, 05:23 PM
^^^yes!

Wilber
03-06-2006, 11:42 AM
Robby Krieger and george Harrison!!

DownDark
03-06-2006, 03:53 PM
Ace Frehley, Andy Summers, Brian May, Alex Lifeson...

ledhed68
03-06-2006, 04:22 PM
Robbie Kreiger is the most underrated, He wrote a lot of The Doors songs with Jim Morrison, and he is a great all-around player. He can master the blues, jazz, flamenco, and slide guitar. While Jim Morrison got most of the attention and Ray Manzerek got some because of him playing the bassline also, Robbie Krieger I think is probably the most talented of the bunch, but close with Ray Manzerek

rider of pigs
03-06-2006, 07:29 PM
Izzy Stradlin and Ritchie Blackmore are pretty underrated and I think they're both awesome.

Pass
03-07-2006, 12:21 AM
Emmit Ray.

I doubt half of you have even heard of him.

x.X.[JacK].X.x
03-07-2006, 02:04 PM
I'm not sure if someone already said this but I think Larry Lalonde of Primus is one of the most under-rated guitarists
He is effin' brilliant!!

bemerboy
03-07-2006, 03:59 PM
Jimmy Hendrix is the most over rated guitarist:
Here is three reasons why:
-He's left handed so he doesn't play the guitar upside-down
-He doesn't have any good solos and if he does, please tell me (and if you think purple haze has a solo, you're stupid)
-He's black

NevermorePsalm
03-07-2006, 04:10 PM
David Gilmour, Christophe Godin, Frank Zappa. There are others...

Parker_CB
03-07-2006, 04:43 PM
Brian May
Tom Scholz

DownDark
03-07-2006, 04:56 PM
Goerge Harrison and John Lennon are both very underrated yet they are brilliant guitarists.

IronMurph
03-07-2006, 05:01 PM
Michael Schenker seems to be really underrated. Steve Howe, Billy Gibbons, Tom Scholz, Ritchie Blackmore, and Alex Lifeson. Scott Gorham from Thin Lizzy has to be my top underrated guitarist though.

Bmm386
03-07-2006, 05:31 PM
Terry Kath. easily.

I bet most of you don't even know who he was.

fronkpies
03-07-2006, 06:06 PM
Jimmy Hendrix is the most over rated guitarist:
Here is three reasons why:
-He's left handed so he doesn't play the guitar upside-down
-He doesn't have any good solos and if he does, please tell me (and if you think purple haze has a solo, you're stupid)
-He's black

1. why does that make him over rated fool..

2.i could bother to answer this question..but i dont have the time to waste on you noob (little wing, in from the storm, foxy lady, fire, stepping stone, actually..go listen to electric lady land, are you experienced, axis and first rays and come back and say that)

3. what the ****..


Bemerboy go die

mexican_shred
03-07-2006, 06:07 PM
Liefson. Doesnt get enough credit.

ufossuck
03-07-2006, 09:00 PM
Jimmy Hendrix is the most over rated guitarist:
Here is three reasons why:
-He's left handed so he doesn't play the guitar upside-down
-He doesn't have any good solos and if he does, please tell me (and if you think purple haze has a solo, you're stupid)
-He's black
Every part of what you said is retarded.

DownDark
03-07-2006, 10:16 PM
...and Mark Knopfler...

thecool
03-08-2006, 01:02 AM
Mark Farner is dreadfully underrated

rhcp_fan2210
03-08-2006, 01:38 AM
Jimmy Hendrix is the most over rated guitarist:
Here is three reasons why:
-He's left handed so he doesn't play the guitar upside-down
-He doesn't have any good solos and if he does, please tell me (and if you think purple haze has a solo, you're stupid)
-He's black
i wish you were dead you racist bastered hendrix is and allways will be better than you you worthless sack of sh-it

JackWhite1988
03-08-2006, 07:08 PM
This is a no brainer...Ritchie Blackmore is the most underrated guitar player ever.

Eddie Van Halen is not a "flashy show off player"...he jumps around on stage and has fun instead of standing in one spot, I guess that means he's a show-off.

Tapping isn't the only thing he does in every song. If some of you actually listened to pre-Hagar Van Halen you'd know this. He's the guy in charge of some of the best metal riffs of all time...

Hot for Teacher
Panama
Runnin with the Devil
Jamies Cryin
Unchained
Beautiful Girls
Cradle Will Rock...need I say more?

Another thing is if Van Halen is so overrated because of his "flashy-ness" and usage of effects to achieve his trademark brown sound...how come there ain't a bad thing to be said about guitarists like Tom Morello?

Messer
03-08-2006, 07:27 PM
Jimmy Hendrix is the most over rated guitarist:
Here is three reasons why:
-He's left handed so he doesn't play the guitar upside-down
-He doesn't have any good solos and if he does, please tell me (and if you think purple haze has a solo, you're stupid)
-He's black


Every word in that rant is stupid. I think you need to go get a cup of shut the f**k up. What the f**k does him being black have to do with anything, not a damn thing. There's nothing in this world that pisses me off more than a racist person.

NineInchNails_0
03-11-2006, 05:56 AM
Jimmy Hendrix is the most over rated guitarist:
Here is three reasons why:
-He's left handed so he doesn't play the guitar upside-down
-He doesn't have any good solos and if he does, please tell me (and if you think purple haze has a solo, you're stupid)
-He's black

1. What does being a left handed musicin have to do with being overrated?

2. I don't listen to Jimmy Hendrix at all, but i bet he must have at least 2 good solos...

3. Umm... are you racist?

Mark 666
03-11-2006, 08:38 AM
I think Dimebag Darrel is a gerat guitarist :headbang:

but he is under-rated amoung NOOBS!

any1 agree wit me

mjb
03-12-2006, 01:19 AM
Frank Marino (from Mahogany Rush), this guy is amazing! Especially his 1970's stuff, from Mahogany Rush's IV and World Anthem albums. The guy has been playing for over 30 years and still is hardly recognized outside of his loyal fan base.
Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson from Thin Lizzy, Rudy Schenker and Matthias Jabs from the Scorpions and Neil Young are also under-rated. There are tons more.

gunner_011
03-12-2006, 03:15 AM
Richie Sambora is underrated.

Gabel
03-12-2006, 05:57 AM
Well i have to say these:
Izzy Stradlin: fnatsic rythm player, songwriter and singer. His rythms are some of the best ever.
Malcom Young: Great rythm player and songwriter (he writes and does most for AC/DC).
Keith Richard: Very rythmic guitarist, very special how he plays and very good.
Pete Townshend: He is very concentrated on rythms and he does them so great.
David Gilmour: Great rythms and solos.

joshsirjoshules
03-12-2006, 12:06 PM
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DAMMIT people, listen to me!!! If I keep saying his name everywhere there's got to be something great about him, hasn't there?

keefo
03-12-2006, 09:21 PM
Every word in that rant is stupid. I think you need to go get a cup of shut the f**k up. What the f**k does him being black have to do with anything, not a damn thing. There's nothing in this world that pisses me off more than a racist person.

i dont agree with his post but i dont think he is being racist, was it not that being black in what was a mostly white genre at the time gave him more exposure and credit?

GlamSpam
03-13-2006, 12:09 AM
Dude i have to say Ted Nugget, ever heard that guitar solo on Wang, Dang, Sweet Pootang Live, om gosh, best guitar solo i've ever heard. I can't believe talk crap about em.

Slayer=GOD
03-13-2006, 01:09 AM
Frank Zappa Period

rhcp_fan2210
03-13-2006, 01:59 AM
Jimi Hendrix




joking
John Fruscainte

fleabass
03-13-2006, 09:46 AM
me

bemerboy
03-14-2006, 08:44 PM
i'm sorry for the racist comment, it was really stupid of me to say that




i just don't like jimi hendrix that much

gtrfrk123
03-14-2006, 08:54 PM
ALex Lifeson and Stanley Jordan get very little attention... but eddie van halen... i hope you were kidding.

Agreed
Alex Lifeson is 1 of the greates guitar players ever and is way under rated.

Y2A 66
03-14-2006, 10:27 PM
Lindsey Buckingham gets absolutely so credit. He has a fantastic unique playing style and sound. I've always been a big fan of his playing

curtis loew
03-15-2006, 07:21 PM
mick mars is the one who is under rated along with zakk wylde. EVH isnt under rated but he sure as hell aint over rated

_AmbuletZ_
03-15-2006, 08:44 PM
Jimmy Hendrix is the most over rated guitarist:
Here is three reasons why:
-He's left handed so he doesn't play the guitar upside-down
-He doesn't have any good solos and if he does, please tell me (and if you think purple haze has a solo, you're stupid)
-He's black

Oh man that cracked me up ... hahaha, classic.

Robert Fripp
Robby Krieger

Punk as atticus
03-15-2006, 10:01 PM
EVH underrated?! are you ****ing kidding me? i'd have to say david gilmour, he's pretty popular but everyone over looks him. i find him to be the white hendrix, he played with soul and he never played fast at all, he taught us to just slow the hell down and express yourself because it might actually sound better than a blazing fast guitar solo.

AngusX
03-18-2006, 01:22 AM
I'd have to say Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is an amazing blues player, he's my second favorite blues rock guitarist, behind Angus. As far as just pure blues, SRV is the best, hands down, he's got soul, he's got speed, he's got show, one thing he doesn't have is enough credit, he never comes up in discussion of great guitarists, and I think that he has a rightful place among the other greats, such as EVH, Angus, and Jimmy.

Guns_41
04-16-2006, 12:52 AM
Robert Fripp

TimiHendrix33
04-16-2006, 01:11 AM
Ted Nugent

ledhead73
04-16-2006, 01:14 AM
The first that comes to mind is Jeff Beck. He'll never be as famous as his contemporaries like Clapton, Hendrix, and Page, but I'll be damned if he wasn't right there with 'em. Hell both Townshend and Hendrix took tons of stuff from Beck. Jimi took the choreography and Townshend took the whole feedback bit. I'll never forget his quote back when the Yardbirds were inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame. "I suppose I should say thank you, but they kicked me out so **** 'em."

figerade
04-16-2006, 01:17 AM
Paul Westerberg.

curtis loew
04-16-2006, 10:21 AM
chuck berry

sgfender
04-16-2006, 05:05 PM
Stevie Ray Vaughan

Froddy
04-16-2006, 06:51 PM
Paul Kossoff.

Bloozy
04-16-2006, 11:40 PM
chuck berry

Amen

Izz
04-17-2006, 06:36 AM
Andy McCoy

Metalology
04-17-2006, 03:51 PM
David Gilmour

rhcp lover
04-17-2006, 03:55 PM
john frusciante

AmIEvil?
04-17-2006, 04:34 PM
malcolm young

Andy McCoy
ill second that

Moody16
04-17-2006, 04:41 PM
Jeff Beck...end of question

distilledspirit
04-17-2006, 04:58 PM
Rober Fripp and Steve Howe

led zeppeman
04-17-2006, 05:50 PM
the guitarist of ARS- idont even know his name(that shows how underated he is)

PatrickJR
04-18-2006, 09:17 PM
Malcome Young is Under-rated. But not as good as Angus. I don't personaly think you hear enough about Eric Johnson then you should!

kep189
04-22-2006, 11:18 PM
I agree fully with Jeff Beck, but I think Rik Emmett isn't mentioned enough, definitely underrated.

Flying V
04-24-2006, 03:38 PM
Alvin Lee, Robby Krieger, Gary Moore

Kadaj
04-24-2006, 03:41 PM
I've been on these forums for like, a year and not seen a single thread about Paul Kossoff. :(

Little_T&A
04-27-2006, 09:52 AM
Ronnie Wood, Rory Gallagher, Peter Green, Jesse Ed Davis, John Lee Hooker & Curtis Mayfield

angus69
04-27-2006, 12:30 PM
malcolm young better than angus, and the most underrated guitarist ever

ok, he was a great music writer but you can't say he is better the his brother! :

devil: :devil:

AICriff008
04-27-2006, 02:43 PM
Derek Trucks in my opinion...he does get some good credit, but not as much as he deserves if you really hear his playing...unbelievable. Another would be Paul Kossof (from Free for those not in the know).

Shermy
05-05-2006, 12:25 PM
Most underrated ever is Nick Mcabe of the verve, he crerated such a unique sound using influences like david gilmour. Especially in the verves earlier stuff, he has such a cool sound. Not necessarily technically hard as was gilmour but the sound and feel is so unique and cool.

Acϵ♠
05-05-2006, 01:06 PM
Quite possibly Nick Drake.

Derigiberble
05-05-2006, 01:32 PM
Jerry Reed

He is THE best guitarist i have ever heard in my life, and NOBODY knows him as a great musician.

Danny_Sparkle
05-05-2006, 02:04 PM
Peter Green - replaced Clapton in Mayall's Blues Breaker's, led Fleetwood Mac (1967-1971) before they went all Californian AOR.

Belgian Bastard
05-05-2006, 02:36 PM
I think Steve Vai is the most underated guitarist.

The Shadow
05-06-2006, 09:57 AM
To put it simply, Steve Howe.

dionysus85
05-07-2006, 01:17 AM
i think Mick Taylor gets over-looked

Derigiberble
05-07-2006, 11:50 AM
i think Mick Taylor gets over-looked

I disagree, i've seen him live and hes shit

joshsirjoshules
05-07-2006, 12:10 PM
I think as a guitarist, John Lennon gets overlooked. He was a great rhythm player, and his leads on "Get Back" are pretty good as well. At the end of "Wild Honey Pie" he has a little Django-ish run that is just incredible. And there's another underrated guitarist: Django Reinhardt. He was a really good guitarist, and he only had two fingers on his left hand and he played better than most people do with all five fingers.

Derigiberble
05-07-2006, 12:15 PM
^^^ Aww yeah agreed about Django, he was probably the best guitarist of the 20th century in consideration of his disability. The guy was an absolute genius.

joshsirjoshules
05-07-2006, 01:51 PM
Paul Westerberg.

...Wow, finally a sign of civilization. Thank you, figerade.

Lindsey Buckingham gets absolutely so credit. He has a fantastic unique playing style and sound. I've always been a big fan of his playing

YES!!! There are people with good musical tastes on these forums!!! Lindsey Buckingham is incredible, I'm listening to "Rhiannon" right now, just a simple riff, but it's so great...

I'll also have to say Tom Scholz of Boston, not only for his unique guitar tone and playing, but for his ability to make a demo tape sound better than most professional recordings.

Bloozy
05-07-2006, 02:47 PM
Chuck Berry (originated the grammar that rock and roll guitar is played with)
Ron Wood ( a great - and sloppy - ambassador of that grammar)
Joe Walsh ( another of same )

Maet
05-07-2006, 03:44 PM
I think as a guitarist, John Lennon gets overlooked. He was a great rhythm player, and his leads on "Get Back" are pretty good as well. At the end of "Wild Honey Pie" he has a little Django-ish run that is just incredible. And there's another underrated guitarist: Django Reinhardt. He was a really good guitarist, and he only had two fingers on his left hand and he played better than most people do with all five fingers.

You have to be kidding me. John Lennon was a crap guitarists, and probably either the least or second least talented member of the Beatles.

Sherman901
05-07-2006, 05:38 PM
John Lennon is underrated.

Joe Walsh is underrated.

David Gilmour is underrated.

TheHeartbreaker
05-07-2006, 05:42 PM
Derek Trucks in my opinion...he does get some good credit, but not as much as he deserves if you really hear his playing...unbelievable. Another would be Paul Kossof (from Free for those not in the know).

:cheers:

Trucks = Orgasm

Kossof is (or should I say was) great. Free was a really underrated band who had a lot of great stuff. Even though Paul's riffs and such were simple, he could solo really well and he had a lot of emotion poured into his work. One of the many that died too young.

angus11392
05-07-2006, 06:14 PM
i would have to say david wilcox. he has some great riffs.
on the other hand, i think it is me, as soon as i figure this "chord" business out.

distilledspirit
05-07-2006, 06:31 PM
David Gilmour, you never hear anything about him.

mr. mojorisin
05-07-2006, 10:35 PM
its by far either robby kreiger of the doors or ron ashton of the stooges. i tell u whos the most over-rated angus young. he plays the same formula every song. ac/dc would suck with out him but hes a little over-rated.

Shredding Sam
05-07-2006, 11:20 PM
Ace Frehley. People just don't listen to KISS' music, they would rather criticize their look...

slashlover
05-08-2006, 03:07 PM
I listen to Kiss sometimes and belgianbastard that was my idea but i got the idea 3 days later :P lol

Jerry!
06-04-2006, 08:53 PM
i would say alvin lee (Ten Years After), ritchie blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow), and billy gibbons (ZZ Top)

Jerry!
06-04-2006, 08:54 PM
and jerry garcia (grateful dead)

deadhead313313
06-04-2006, 09:00 PM
i would have to say david wilcox. he has some great riffs.
on the other hand, i think it is me, as soon as i figure this "chord" business out.
Yeah, hes another underrated guitarist. I saw him live, he is amazing. Really great guitarist

Froddy
06-05-2006, 04:12 PM
Paul Kossoff.

g4cytheclown
06-05-2006, 04:30 PM
George Harrison, David Gilmour.

Justice_Fish
06-05-2006, 04:35 PM
Jake E. Lee.

He appeared after Randy Rhoads's death.

Everybody is like ''OOOHH poor Randy, poor Randy!!''

But without Jake E. Lee, Ozzy Osbourne would have failed pretty fast.

Super Slinky PJ
06-05-2006, 04:53 PM
Most Underated Guitarist Of All Time Has To Be RORY GALLAGHER.

freewheelinbird
06-05-2006, 05:03 PM
i think a lot of people don't realize jimmy page can do more than just play solos and power chords...but in no way is he underrated i guess

neil young, and dickey betts...kinda living in the shadow of duane

guitar_freak333
06-06-2006, 12:39 AM
EVH is overrated, so is Hendrix.

I believe Alex Lifesson from Rush is underrated and so is George Harrison, definatly.

Froddy
06-06-2006, 02:48 PM
Jake E. Lee.

He appeared after Randy Rhoads's death.

Everybody is like ''OOOHH poor Randy, poor Randy!!''

But without Jake E. Lee, Ozzy Osbourne would have failed pretty fast.
Yeah but you could say that about Bernie Torme, if Sharon hadn't hired him to sit in for the rest of the tour then Ozzy probably would have degenerated into a state so they say . . . As for Lee, I don't find him underrated, one of the most raved about solos in any Ozzy song is Bark At the Moon :no:

TheHeartbreaker
06-06-2006, 02:56 PM
neil young, and dickey betts...kinda living in the shadow of duane

I think that Neil is a good guitarist except when it comes to solos... oh **** - don't even get me started on that.

Dickey, however, is an awesome guitarist, yes, but I don't really believe he was "shadowed" by Duane. Both of them were great guitarists, and though Duane could, IMO, play better than Dickey, Betts wrote some of the greatest pieces of music ever - especially instrumentals such as Jessica, Les Brers in a Minor, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, etc.

-AliceCooper
06-06-2006, 03:04 PM
the most underrated imo is ted nugent, i mean he gets no credit as a guitarist and some of his riffs are at the same level as zeppelin, and his live solos will blow your mind, listen to stormtroopin' off double live gonzo! its crazy, just like every other solo on that album...

skydogzoso1986
06-06-2006, 04:03 PM
okay here i go: george harrison (very underrated), clapton (during the cream/derek and dominos days), hardly no one knows what he did back then, and how amazing he was, still is, dickey betts ofcourse, duane allman as well => i think it all depends to who they are underrated, in this forum they will not be as much as modern rockers, so that's the deal

TheHeartbreaker
06-06-2006, 05:26 PM
I agree with George Harrison being very underrated as a guitarist - I'm not saying that he's top notch, but he's definetly very talented. Usually when people think of George they think of his career with The Beatles, who weren't very guitar drive like bands such as Led Zeppelin, where the guitarist was (usually along with the vocalist) the "main attraction".

However, upon listening to George's post-Beatles career you get a much better impression of his guitar playing, which is quite good.

I never thought of Clapton's time with Cream being underrated, but definetly this time with Derek and the Dominos (along with when he played with Blind Faith, The Yardbirds, and John Mayall).

For the most part people who've listened to Derek and the Dominos have only heard "Layla" or "Bell Bottom Blues", when in fact there is more than those two songs (but not much more, mind you, they only released Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, Live at the Fillmore East, and a list of jams ;) ). I feel that this may have been Clapton's strongest band, though it was only together for a short time.

I believe that Dickey Betts and Duane Allman are, to some extents, underrated. Most people have heard only the radio play songs (Jessica, Blue Sky, Ramblin' Man, Midnight Rider, Whipping Post, Statesboro Blues), Live at the Fillmore East, and Eat a Peach. A lot of people will tell you that's all you need to hear by them, but I think that the band has, throughout it's entire span, created some of the best music known to man whether the guitarists are Duane Allman and Dickey Betts, Dickey Betts alone, Dangerous Dan Toler and Dickey Betts, Dickey Betts and Warren Haynes, Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks, Derek Trucks and Dickey Betts, etc. - those are the vast majority of guitar line-ups we've seen in the band, yet even at points where people have considered the band to be "low" I've found their music interesting.

I think that if the people who haven't been exposed to enough Allman Brothers took the time to listen to them more they'd understand that Duane Allman is more than just a great slide-guitarist, that Dickey Betts is more than just a "shadow".

rplb
06-06-2006, 09:33 PM
ya when clapton was in cream "clapton is god" started appearing on the london walls. so i think quite a few people knew about him

Jerry!
06-06-2006, 10:19 PM
alex lifeson from rush is definatly underrated in ever aspect of guitar playing. he could solo like nobody's buisness

TheHeartbreaker
06-07-2006, 02:08 PM
Yeah, Alex Lifeson doesn't get mentioned much, but he's definetly got a lot of talent.

I was also thinking about Leslie West from Mountain, who not only plays guitar and sings, but plays guitar well and sings well.

West came up with some good riffs and some great sounding music. I'm not saying he deserves top of the charts for "Best Guitarist", but he definetly deserves more respect.

fadingboy
06-07-2006, 02:51 PM
Dickey Betts and Duane Allman aren't really underrated, they're extremely highly rated by anyone I've met who has heard them, the problem is that the number of people who have heard them is quite small.

Not Classic Rock, but I'd say Porl Thompson (The Cure) is underrated as a guitarist, having been somewhat restricted because of the Cure's style, but that fact that he was good enough to do a spin-off project with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant must say something.

theexperience13
06-08-2006, 01:36 AM
WHAT???!!! Van Halen has always been near the top. The problem with SRV is not that hes under-rated, its just that hes not super-popular

Izz
06-08-2006, 01:58 AM
Jake E. Lee.

He appeared after Randy Rhoads's death.

Everybody is like ''OOOHH poor Randy, poor Randy!!''

But without Jake E. Lee, Ozzy Osbourne would have failed pretty fast.

He did, compared to the Randy albums... the first 2 albums were a lot more succesful than the following...

Most underrated: Tom Keifer, Izzy, Andy McCoy....
If Classic rock : Brian May

Wardster
11-24-2007, 05:45 PM
Most Underrated : Dave Mustaine, Richie Sambora
Most Overrated : Eddie Van Halen, Slash.

Defaulted
11-24-2007, 05:58 PM
Rory Gallagher

DownInAHole.
11-24-2007, 06:04 PM
Steve Howe.

100Roy001
11-24-2007, 06:27 PM
I am. :rolleyes: :p:

human panda
11-25-2007, 03:36 AM
Once again, Tom Morello.

King Krapp
11-25-2007, 04:31 AM
Brian May, Kyle Gass

RHCP94
11-25-2007, 01:40 PM
Underated = Mike Bloomfield, Steve Van Zandt
Overrated = Angus Young, Slash, Randy Rhoads

n1ghtw15h
11-25-2007, 03:23 PM
gotta be brian may--Queen (of course)

Freaky_Styley
11-25-2007, 03:37 PM
Ron Asheton from The Stooges
Larry LaLonde from Primus
Robbie Krieger from The Doors

Breakfast_Rock
11-25-2007, 11:29 PM
Underrated:

Billy Gibbons
Terry Kath
Malcolm Young

As far as Young goes, you don't have to be flashy, or even solo for that matter, to be a good guitarist. His rhythm guitar work is just as signature to AC/DC, if not more, than Angus' solos. An excellent riff-maker, and so is Gibbons.

Kath could play guitar like nobody's business, whether it be wicked rock soloing, jazz, or acoustic. Great voice and competent writer. If he hadn't died, I think he could have rivaled Clapton as a solo artist. ....Don't mix guns and alcohol :( :( :(

Let's not forget that both Kath and Gibbons garnered praise from Hendrix.

BlackArmor
11-26-2007, 08:56 AM
Duane Allman and Dickey Betts are badly underrated, which is kinda sad since their playing was so much better than so many players and rivaling the topest of the players with ease. Robby Krieger, Steve Howe and even Roger McGuinn also are lowly ranked among guitarists.

RHCP94
11-26-2007, 12:23 PM
Ron Asheton from The Stooges

You winz alot of points for that.

imback_inblack
11-26-2007, 01:32 PM
Rory Gallagher

Hell yeah, his live at montreux dvd is immense, and he's hardly ever mentioned :(

I also think that Michael Schenker doesn't get mentioned enough, or his bro Rudolf. Both awesome and v. energetic guitarists, especially live! :cheers:

cameraeye2112
11-26-2007, 03:59 PM
I went way back in this thread, and didn't see yet to under rate Rickey Medlocke.
He's one of the coolest guitarists ever and never gets any love.

Small Print
11-26-2007, 04:00 PM
Steve Howe.

+1

Kuningaz
11-27-2007, 06:42 AM
Brian May, Kyle Gass
Yeah definately. Evereyone is like "ooh, Jack Black, Jack Black". Sure, he has great vocals, but Kyle Gass is awesome.
And everone is saying Brain May. I din't know he was underrated? I always thought everyone thought he was good. I must be hanging with a good crowd ;)

VIRUSDETECTED
11-27-2007, 06:44 AM
Duane Allman

He was voted the 2nd best guitarist ever by The Rolling Stones (Even though I hate that magazine).

kidintree360
11-27-2007, 08:50 PM
david gilmour is one of the most underrated guitarist....along with buddy guy and dimebag

DownInAHole.
11-27-2007, 09:11 PM
dimebag
:haha

RHCP94
11-27-2007, 09:51 PM
david gilmour is one of the most underrated guitarist....along with buddy guy and dimebag
Gilmour and Dimebag get their cocks throttled on these boards.

Kuningaz
11-27-2007, 10:15 PM
Dimebag isn't even classic rock...

therussian
11-27-2007, 10:18 PM
Rory Gallagher
Alvin Lee
Jeff Beck

Mental-lica
11-28-2007, 01:08 AM
Dimebag... hell no
David Gilmour... hell no

Yngwie Malmsteen, and that blue oyster cult guitarist

Jake E. Lee takes the cake. God where did he go?

Most Overrated: Brian May, Steve Via, Angus Young, Slash, Buckethead

thetrooper44
11-28-2007, 12:49 PM
In my opinion Steve Howe, because he doesn't do a style that is popular. In the 70s everyone was talking about Page, Clapton, Angus Young, ect.. Another reason is because a lot of people don't know how to play his style, and you don't usually hear people talk about his playing.

thetrooper44
11-28-2007, 12:52 PM
and that blue oyster cult guitarist

Buck Dharma = awesome!

thetrooper44
11-28-2007, 12:56 PM
I believe Alex Lifesson from Rush is underrated

For sure. I love his use of open strings. Another underrated guitarist I think is Keith Richards.

therussian
11-28-2007, 10:47 PM
Almost completely forgot about Paul Kossoff of Free. One of the greatest, most emotional, and most unappreciated guitarists in rock history

Dirtydeeds468
11-29-2007, 01:32 AM
Gilmour and Dimebag get their cocks throttled on this planet

fix't

Page/Rhoads
11-30-2007, 04:26 PM
Vito Bratta from White Lion.

DeadIdentity81
12-01-2007, 02:15 AM
Mark Tremonti - Alter Bridge, the new cd Blackbird is mind blowing. Blackbird would of been huge 30 yrs ago....

Xyab
12-01-2007, 02:16 AM
Neil Zaza!!!!

hendrixfanatic
12-01-2007, 11:14 AM
Prince, Bryan May, Robbie Robertson and Steve Cropper

Keegan560
12-01-2007, 11:52 AM
Richie Blackmore.

therussian
12-01-2007, 05:39 PM
Frank Zappa, possibly?

TDMize15
12-01-2007, 08:49 PM
STEVE WINWOOD!!! - I cannot believe that I just read 22 pages and no one mentioned Steve Winwood... for those that do not know, he was in Traffic, Blind Faith, Spencer Davis Group and had a solo career. Listen to "Dear Mr. Fantasy" and get back to me...

Pete Townshend also doesn't quite get the credit he deserves... Great, emotional and powerful solos as well as some of the best rhythm playing I have ever heard...

Blacksabbath92
12-01-2007, 10:22 PM
tony iommi hands down.

BrainDamage
12-01-2007, 10:44 PM
Frank Zappa, possibly? I would agree with that. Zappa was in a league of his own.

Second Rate
12-02-2007, 01:13 AM
david gilmour is one of the most underrated guitarist....along with buddy guy and dimebag


Are you serious? David Gilmour? Gilmour gets his ego stroked on a regular basis.... and Dimebag.... ugh... let's not even go there.

Anyway..... my picks for underrated..... Robert Fripp, Frank Zappa, Steve Howe, and Ritchie Blackmore

GnikNus
12-02-2007, 11:54 PM
Frank Zappa, possibly?
well done. and you have a beatles signature! you sir get my award for poster of the day

Jimmy94
12-03-2007, 02:34 AM
Jerry Garcia should be in everyone's top 5.

handlerb
12-03-2007, 05:09 AM
I'm sure its been said, but Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks don't really get the credit they deserve

therussian
12-03-2007, 05:21 PM
well done. and you have a beatles signature! you sir get my award for poster of the day
Haha, my first. Thankee kindly. :D

Thebridge
12-03-2007, 10:15 PM
Honestly, for what he could do, I do think SRV is underrated. Maybe he wasn't back in his prime, but nowadays I feel that only guitar players know who he is and that's a shame. He is perhaps the most incredible talent I have ever seen on the guitar.

I mean this leaves me absolutely speechless:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWLw7nozO_U

People outside of the music world should know who he is.

UltimateWarrior
12-04-2007, 04:53 AM
****in Ace Frehley... come on face paint and all the other KISS stereotypes aside... he is way ****in underrated

drunk_monkey
12-04-2007, 08:03 AM
john petrucci is easily the most under rated guitarist
alot of people seem to think that metalicas guitarist is better wich is complete bull !!

TheVeneGuy
12-04-2007, 08:23 AM
lmao! Its so funny how people are saying srv petrucci evh and morello are the most UNDERrated guitarist of all freaking time.

Last i checked they all got freaking signature guitars...

I would have to say Adam Jones from tool. His stuff is creative, complex and tonally amazing. He might not be the best shredder but i find alot of shredding to sound immature.

Another 1 is omar rodrieguez lopez of the mars volta.

And robby krieger of the doors. History seems to forget him, since jimmy always takes the spotlight.

Frank zappa, the guy from primus (cant remember name), billy howerdel,

Ultimate Axe
12-04-2007, 08:58 AM
Axel Rudi Pell

Brickjp84
12-04-2007, 10:27 AM
I agree with above posters concerning Derek Trucks, Jerry Garcia and especially Warren Haynes. Also, I understand what TheBridge is saying about SRV. I also think he is overlooked to everyone outside the guitarist community. So it depends on what 'underrated' means. We all know his greatness, but I don't feel like enough people appreciate him like they should. I personally like his sound better than Jimi Hendrix.

eminentgonz
12-07-2007, 02:27 PM
Bruce Kulick should be on the list.

anarchy_skater
12-08-2007, 06:07 PM
Albert Lee

trackmind
12-08-2007, 07:58 PM
Underrated? Lou Reed.

rockinlespaul
12-08-2007, 09:26 PM
I saw Derek Trucks.

I barely knew him as anything more than Butch's nephew till I heard him live a month ago. One of the greatest improv guitarists out there, not to mention his slide ability is unsurpassed.

ZedLeppy
12-08-2007, 11:53 PM
... Brian May of Queen, guys.

Come on. Even though he isn't a riff guy, he is really under-rated.

Bmg6690
12-09-2007, 12:05 AM
Bradley Nowell is mostly recognized for his lyrics and singing and other awsome at stuff but he can really wail. also, trey anastagio and dicky betts

pumpkins_rule
12-09-2007, 12:27 AM
Underrated? Lou Reed.

Agreed. He essentially was the first person to play completely free-form solos (I think)

Kamelot rulz
12-10-2007, 05:10 PM
I would have to say Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is has the most passion out of any guitarist. He is ss underated I didn't even know who he was till this year now i love him. all of his licks are so catchy. If you don't think he's good just listen to "Texas Flood". :D

soggycrow
12-10-2007, 05:32 PM
It's hard to think of Eddie Van Halen and Stevie Ray Vaughan as under-rated. Both of them are rated very highly and that's quite appropriate. I don't understand the people here who aim strong criticism at guitarists who have been very successful at doing what they do.

I'm willing to bet that few of the people who post on this forum get paid to play the guitar. I do. It may be peanuts, but people pay me. And I don't have a critical word to say about all of these successful recording artists. I may not like what they're playing, but I acknowledge that they sure can play.

I wish I was as under-rated as some of these players. :confused:

Eruption_Rocker
12-10-2007, 07:42 PM
Most underrated guitarist, of the 70s to me, is David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. He could sustain notes so well, and he actually had some good technical skills on The Wall. Don't believe me? Listen to Young Lust, Comfortably Numb, In The Flesh, and The Thin Ice to name a few.

anarchy_skater
12-11-2007, 01:05 PM
Acoustic? John Butler... :)

Krazy_KoRn
12-11-2007, 01:09 PM
Jason Becker. that guy can shred :D

Flamin' Mania
12-11-2007, 01:27 PM
Out of the classical rock guitarists that havent been said (not that I read through the whole list) I'd say Lenny Kravitz

Sure he was no Dimebag or Herman Li but he wasn't that bad for a lead singer as well

Plus if anyone here was over the age of 25 or had/has been a ACDC fan , they would know that Malcolm is better. I think nearly every guitarist does and even my dad, whos middle mosh pit crowd view of the ACDC concert about 15 years ago was the closest hes even come to playing a musical instrument knows that malcolm is better. Hes not even an avid ACDC fan!Plus everyone here seems to think he's the best anyway.

I dont know if System of a Down count as any genre of music, but Daron Malakian is one of my favourites and is completely underrated.

trey-col89
12-11-2007, 08:07 PM
Santana. People shit on him for doing the same thing for 40 years.... but listen to his phrasing, its fucking out of this world, best of any guitarist I've ever heard... why change it? Its not like he's copying anybody. Once guitar players find a style that sticks they generally don't change it.

claptonfan55
12-17-2007, 02:37 AM
Rory Gallagher, Robbie Robertson (The Band), and Paul Kossoff (Free)

Three great guitarists that never seem to get their due.

Korzack
12-17-2007, 10:51 AM
underrated=billy gibbons, his riffs are amazing and catchy
YES, I agree - ZZ top are an awesome band, just pure fun to listen to.

minitruckssuck
12-23-2007, 07:17 AM
Wow, there are a whole lot of non-classic rock guitarists in this "classic rock" thread. But the most underrated guitarist ever would have to be Frank Zappa.

mtforever
12-23-2007, 10:28 PM
I disagree, i've seen him live and hes shit



Mick Taylor is very underated, and often overlooked.
he was amazing live (maybe not so much now)
but he was fast, fluid, and put a lot of emotion into his playing (even though he didn't move much on stage)
HE was amazing.
HE was what got the stones through the era where lead guitar all of a sudden became a lot more important.

Just listen to some of those old stones live recordings from 1969 and 1972 and you will see what I mean.

guitar_infidel
12-24-2007, 12:17 AM
Alvin Lee
Steve Miller
Syd Barrett. what he did with the instrument freakin blows my mind.

rock4dummies
12-24-2007, 11:58 PM
angus and malcolm young even though they use basically the pentatonic scale and the same 4 or 5 chords for every song they have a unique sound that is basically impossible to duplicate

izzy stradlin because a lot of people pay more attention to slash

andy mckee he deserves more attention most people know drifting but other songs like rylynn and art of motion are just as good

SHRED_GOD
12-26-2007, 04:58 AM
angus and malcolm young even though they use basically the pentatonic scale and the same 4 or 5 chords for every song they have a unique sound that is basically impossible to duplicate


i totally agree.... except then theres the fact that well they have the greatest album of all time back in black soooo i dont think that there very under rated....

i would have to say, other than myself of course, that the great kat is underrated. She is a f****** awesome shredder but everyone just says f*** off shes a chic.....

Santeria420
12-26-2007, 05:16 AM
Billy Corgan. Hes not primarily recognized as a soloist but if you listen to some of the old pumpkins stuff he really knows how to use effects.

Robby Krieger too, because I don't think a lot of people realize that he and Jim wrote most of their songs.

aig91
12-26-2007, 12:24 PM
Lowell George is painfully underrated. If anyone even knows who he is (without googling him) then I love you :heart:

MAYNARD
12-28-2007, 06:31 PM
I don't know what all you guys are talkin about with Malcolm Young. He is a rhythm guitarist that plays almost only open chords. I dunno where you want him to be ranked but to put him above Angus would be pretty damn retarded. Hell Malcolm admits that he can't play many soloes, and Angus can solo and rhythm in his sleep.

IMO Jimmy Page is underrated b/c in just about every list Hendrix is put above him, and Hendrix is freakin amazing, but everything is very blues based, where Page would do virtually everything.

Cptbeefheart
12-28-2007, 06:47 PM
^Yet Jimmy gets his ego stroked more on these boards than any other guitarist. So he does not warrant the underrated or underappreciated title.

Lowell George does though. He did a hell of a job with Little Feat especially on Waiting for Columbus.

Sozialismus
12-28-2007, 06:51 PM
Not too many people have heard of Tommy Bolin, so I guess he doesn't really get the recognition he deserves. He played with Zephyr, James Gang, Deep Purple and he put out a couple solo albums. If you plan on checking anything out, look for Private Eyes. It's Bolin's second solo album and is filled with great guitar tracks. Check out Post Toastee, Shake the Devil, Bustin' Out for Rosey.

European Son
12-28-2007, 08:47 PM
Like.... of all time? John Squire (Stone Roses) or Tom Verlaine (Televison). The frist one is underrated, the later is underappreciated.

Phillipa C.
12-28-2007, 09:03 PM
Jeff Martin


when The Tea Party supported Page & Plant, Jimmy Page would stand at the side of the stage and watch him play. Apparently he's never done that for anyone else. At the end of one of the shows he actually went up to Jeff Martin and asked him advise on his bow technique.

that says plenty

DarraghTheKing
12-29-2007, 04:41 PM
Rory Gallagher...He Isn't Underated But He Is Never Talked About

swampthing1117
12-30-2007, 11:52 PM
One of the most under rated is Vito Bratta. Guy looked like a dorky EVH and tapped so he was dismissed by alot of players at the time but i think the guy was pretty amazing. Jake E Lee is also pretty under rated, very good player.


One of the most over rated is dimebag, the guy dies and suddenly he was a great player, yeah ok. Slash is also INSANELY over rated, guy isn't very good at all. Page is very over rated, led zep was a ripoff band. Most of the songs on their first album are complete ripoffs of other bands, hell stairway to heaven is a direct ripoff of another song by a band that led zep even toured with. Zakk wylde is also extremely over rated. He's a one trick pony, his solos are all the same and he overuses pinch harmonics to the point that it gets tiring. Personally i think zakk should just do a whole song of nothing but pinch harmonics and get it over with allready.

Phillipa C.
12-31-2007, 03:50 AM
hell stairway to heaven is a direct ripoff of another song by a band that led zep even toured with.

oh yeah... and who was that then?

CKYmark83
12-31-2007, 10:58 AM
oh yeah... and who was that then?

Led Zepplin....excuse me, Page ripped off a lot of songs(rewording songs and the music but never giving credit to the original songwriter). As the Yardbirds, they would remake songs but always gave credit. Page never gave credit to people like Muddy Waters. Look up Thieving Magpies.

curtbob
12-31-2007, 09:24 PM
The most underrated guitarist? Hhhmmm-- too hard to say really. I can toss a few names I view as underrated.

John Fogerty
Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)
Randy Bachman (Guess Who, BTO)
Dickey Betts (Allman Bros)
Tommy Johnston (Doobies)
Jeff Baxter (Steely Dan, Doobies)
Toy Caldwell (Marshall Tucker)

curtbob
12-31-2007, 09:52 PM
Terry Kath. easily.

I bet most of you don't even know who he was.

Yes, TK. The lead guitarist of Chicago. How could we forget? At least some of us know who he was.

c0m2011
01-03-2008, 06:29 PM
George Harrison...


Joe Strummer is really underrated... He had some great work in the later Clash stuff...

Snipergoat UK
01-03-2008, 08:53 PM
Steve Hackett, Steve Howe, Alex Lifeson, Frank Zappa

RoachPatrol
01-04-2008, 06:48 AM
Gary Moore was underrated, nowadays hes getting rated fine I guess

yeahyeah
01-04-2008, 07:07 AM
Link Wray- Father of distortion and power chords

pacman_133
01-04-2008, 08:40 AM
john frusciante for sure! listen to blood sugar sex majik he was like 20 when he did that

//ANDREW\\
01-04-2008, 09:47 PM
Malcom Young(ACDC)
John Lennon & George Harrison

ray_von
01-05-2008, 05:09 PM
James Williamson is pretty good. Peter Green maybe deserves more credit.

Music Resource
01-05-2008, 06:56 PM
Elliot Easton and Robby Krieger are underrated.

ewp805
01-06-2008, 02:00 AM
Malcolm Young from AC/DC.

Sure, his brother is out there jumpin' around and soloing, but Malcolm, and his riffing, leads the rhythm boys with an iron fist

The-Ben
01-06-2008, 05:14 AM
oh yeah... and who was that then?

Yeah the stairway to heaven guitar part is aleagedly a rip-off of Taurus by Spirit.

And I have to say Lenny Kravitz is pretty underated, and should have a little more respect as a good guitarist and song writer

pwninator123
01-06-2008, 05:20 PM
definitely Vernon Reid and all of his amazingtasticalriffness

ferretjoe
01-06-2008, 05:25 PM
Ronnie Montrose folks! :peace:

MAYNARD
01-06-2008, 11:32 PM
Malcolm Young from AC/DC.

Sure, his brother is out there jumpin' around and soloing, but Malcolm, and his riffing, leads the rhythm boys with an iron fist

I've already denied this once. How can anybody that plays 95% open chords be underrated. Nothin about that is hard. He has been mentioned more times than anybody, but he is by far the least deserving. I am not saying what he does isnt awesome, but if you really practiced after your first 2 or 3 lessons you could do pretty much anything that Malcolm has done. This is comin from a bigtime ACDC fan, and the jumpin around craziness that Angus pulls off is far more impressive than Malcolm standin there playin his cowboy chords.

Some more underrated types

Warren Haynes(Gov't Mule)
Dean DeLeo(STP)
Ben Harper
Marc Ford(sometimes Black Crowes)
Alex Lifeson
John Fogerty(imo anybody with such a recognizable sound is pretty impressive)
Mark Knopler
Adrian Belew
Steve Gaines(Skynyrd)
Kim Thayil(Soundgarden)
MIKE F'IN CAMPBELL(Heartbreakers)

slashedaxl103
01-07-2008, 12:47 AM
ritchie blackmore perhaps, he edges out jimmy page in my opinion and doesnt get enough credit.

Mental-lica
01-07-2008, 12:48 AM
Gary Hoey, Al Pitrelli etc

Grand Wazoo
01-07-2008, 12:17 PM
Led Zepplin....excuse me, Page ripped off a lot of songs(rewording songs and the music but never giving credit to the original songwriter). As the Yardbirds, they would remake songs but always gave credit. Page never gave credit to people like Muddy Waters. Look up Thieving Magpies.

How can you steal blues? Let's face it, even if they did 'steal' some songs, they made them a LOT better than the original verisons. And anyway, blues chord progressions are all more or less the same.

Most underrated = Buckethead, Johnny Winter, Andy Timmons, Mattias IA Eklundh, Derek Trucks.

zepfan111
01-07-2008, 09:44 PM
without a doubt...Steve Lukather