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Old 11-10-2012, 03:28 AM   #101
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Guess it depends what you mean by underrated. Odd seeing household names like Slash and Eric Clapton in this thread??

Michael Landau is now getting some recognition, but didn't back in the day with his classic rock/blues band 'Burning Water' which had some of the best strat tones ever recorded!

Steve Lukather is pretty well known for being the guitarist in Toto but his solo records and varied session career has some of the most outstanding jazz/rock/blues stylings.

Jimmy Herring is starting to get some recognition thesedays, but for the past 20 years he has been tearing it up with bands like The Dead, Widespread Panic and The Allman Bros.

And also Buzz Feiten, known mostly for the tuning system he invented but a smokin' player in his own right either with other artists (like Dave Weckl) or his own bands.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:03 AM   #102
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Guess it depends what you mean by underrated. Odd seeing household names like Slash and Eric Clapton in this thread??


That's because I'd say conservatively, probably 90% of people who posted don't actually understand what the term 'underrated' means, and just posted guitarists that they like that not everyone else chooses drool over.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:29 PM   #103
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Guess it depends what you mean by underrated. Odd seeing household names like Slash and Eric Clapton in this thread??


It depends on your environment. You're peers and your age and such. For example, I'm 18 and a good portion of my peers believe that only modern hardcore metal guitarists are talented, and the rest are mediocre or "bad." They usually also think that any band formed about 30 or more years ago is a dead, irrelevant joke to music. Also, if I try to introduce them to a classic artist they have never heard of, they have nothing to do with it, or they just say "meh...it's okay I guess, but it's not metal." So in my world, Ace Frehley is underrated based on the fact that most of the people I know hate KISS without knowing any of their music, or they're too afraid to give it a try because it's classic rock music.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:49 PM   #104
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It depends on your environment. You're peers and your age and such. For example, I'm 18 and a good portion of my peers believe that only modern hardcore metal guitarists are talented, and the rest are mediocre or "bad." They usually also think that any band formed about 30 or more years ago is a dead, irrelevant joke to music. Also, if I try to introduce them to a classic artist they have never heard of, they have nothing to do with it, or they just say "meh...it's okay I guess, but it's not metal." So in my world, Ace Frehley is underrated based on the fact that most of the people I know hate KISS without knowing any of their music, or they're too afraid to give it a try because it's classic rock music.


Good point and good for you for defending different genres of music to your peers. Someone once said there are are really only two types of music, good and bad, which is really all you need to know.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:15 PM   #105
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Someone once said there are are really only two types of music, good and bad, which is really all you need to know.
This is probably not who you are referring to, but one of my favorite Frank Zappa quotes is "If it sounds GOOD to YOU it's bitchin', and if it sounds BAD to YOU it's shitty."
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:37 PM   #106
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This is probably not who you are referring to, but one of my favorite Frank Zappa quotes is "If it sounds GOOD to YOU it's bitchin', and if it sounds BAD to YOU it's shitty."



Anything Frank said is fine with me
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:44 AM   #107
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I think he's overrated. Come at me brahs.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:21 PM   #108
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It is not possible to rate him high enough.

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Very very underrated.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:19 AM   #109
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Definitely Robbie Krieger of the doors, and SRV, there's still people around that doesn't even know who he is, can't believe it
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:51 AM   #110
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I wouldn't say he's underrated but just not a big name...Jason Becker is a fantastic guitarist. Check out his album perpetual burn
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:28 AM   #111
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Mick Mars is he greatest guitar player of all time and he never gets on any lists.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:09 AM   #113
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Ever heard of Alex Lifeson, guys?

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Old 12-29-2012, 11:36 PM   #114
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How about Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols.
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IMO, David Gilmour is the Best SOLOIST, Better then Slash and Claptan, Great with Acoustic and Lap Guitars as well have many memorable solos from Time and Money to Coming Back to life and High Hopes.. His Apprergios are one of a Kind, Hey you, Echoes, Shine on and Many others But still he never Gets Rated even in top 10...

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Love BOC, this solo feels somewhat like Page, sure the guy is underrated, Actually the whole band of theirs is underrated
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No mention of Steve Morse?
I saw Steve Morse and The Dixie Dregs open for Rush back in the 80s (Moving Pictures or New World Man tour?), and I was blown away.
The guy can play any style and do it with class.

And I'll toss in Alex Lifeson as well.
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