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Old 05-20-2012, 01:06 AM   #61
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I gotta go with Angus Young. They give him so much credit but all of AC/DC's songs sound the same. I do like AC/DC but it gets old quick because it all has the same riff or something close to it.
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:41 AM   #62
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Overrated is a massive word to use.
Some people will never be satisfied, and just think the guitarist they found on youtube that no one else knows is the best ever.

All of the guitarists here have made their mark, for one reason or another they deserve it.

So im gonna go with every person here, as the most overrated guitarist
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:17 PM   #63
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Zakk Wylde i must say over rated guitarist
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:43 AM   #64
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Angus Young, Slash, Kurt Cobain, Jack White and (now someone will try to kill me) Jimi Hendrix
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:22 AM   #65
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Clapton- No where near as creative as Hendrix or as diverse as Beck. His music is boring to me, and while he does deserve a place among the all time top 100 guitarists for his influence, no way is he top 10 material. I have heard much better blues players, like srv or moore. I don't care that he influenced them, to me both moore and srv were much better bluesmen.

Malmsteem- technically brilliant but extremely boring. He showcases his virtouso abilities and doesn't seem to focus on the actual song.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:47 PM   #66
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^ I don't exactly agree with you about Clapton, but I notice that most of his songs never show his true talent. "He doesn't have to show off, we all know he's good." But do we? I can't think of any songs off the top of my head where he truly lets it go.

That being said, I don't have any on-topic input. It's not my place to rate guitarists
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:05 AM   #67
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If Hendrix were to be alive today, he would even say he's overrated- even in the 60's when interviewers told him that he was the greatest guitar player ever he would decline and say he's far from it
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:43 PM   #68
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:34 AM   #69
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the Edge for sure, but i dont understand why people are saying jack white. It's not like he is praised like Page type. He is only reconised for a down and dirty blues player and great song writer.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:45 PM   #70
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Joe Bonamassa. I don't get what some see in him. It's like they've never heard blues before. He isn't that great, and he certainly isn't original.
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:06 AM   #71
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Slash.I'm not saying he is bad, he is amazing, but he is very overrated still.
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:53 PM   #72
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:33 PM   #73
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Paul Gilbert is my choice, because he is developing his technique in the past 30 years not just sticking to his the style of which he has been known and He also a versatile guitarist. compare to Yngwie Malmsteen who always stays at the comfort zone of his neo classical stuff.

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Old 07-10-2012, 08:28 PM   #74
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I never understand the "The edge would sound like crap without his effects!!" argument. First of all, NO, his tone through those AC30s is unbelievable. Even just on a clean channel. And his technique is really unique.

Second, MOST guitarists would sound worse without their effects. Any heavy metal player without their distortion pedals would sound really stupid (and metal usually sounds pretty dang stupid anyways...) Imagine the comfortably numb solo without any effects?? Not nearly as awesome sounding. The police without chorus? Hendrix without wah?? chickin pickers without compression??? Icky thump without fuzz???? Often times, its the effects that make the songs really great or unique i think. The only rock guitarist i can think of who would probably sound just as good if you removed his effects would be angus young, because he didnt use any.

Third, why the hell does that matter?? So what if he sounds better with his effects, those effects are just as much his way of making music and being creative as his guitar. Not to mention his knowledge of signal processing would absolutely put anyone here to shame. If anything, we should be MORE impressed that he can make such often minimalist guitar parts sound so transcendent and atmospheric just by kicking on a couple stompboxes.

Thats my 2 cents on the edge. As far as overrated guitarists, Id say kirk hammett. But then im kind of biased against metal and terrible guitar tone.
And anyone who says Jimi Hendrix doesnt know what theyre saying. Voodoo child might be the greatest hard rock guitar performance ever, and he played it before hard rock was even a genre.

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Old 07-16-2012, 11:47 AM   #75
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Steve Vai for sure.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:01 PM   #76
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I never understand the "The edge would sound like crap without his effects!!" argument. First of all, NO, his tone through those AC30s is unbelievable. Even just on a clean channel. And his technique is really unique.

Second, MOST guitarists would sound worse without their effects. Any heavy metal player without their distortion pedals would sound really stupid (and metal usually sounds pretty dang stupid anyways...) Imagine the comfortably numb solo without any effects?? Not nearly as awesome sounding. The police without chorus? Hendrix without wah?? chickin pickers without compression??? Icky thump without fuzz???? Often times, its the effects that make the songs really great or unique i think. The only rock guitarist i can think of who would probably sound just as good if you removed his effects would be angus young, because he didnt use any.

Third, why the hell does that matter?? So what if he sounds better with his effects, those effects are just as much his way of making music and being creative as his guitar. Not to mention his knowledge of signal processing would absolutely put anyone here to shame. If anything, we should be MORE impressed that he can make such often minimalist guitar parts sound so transcendent and atmospheric just by kicking on a couple stompboxes.

Thats my 2 cents on the edge. As far as overrated guitarists, Id say kirk hammett. But then im kind of biased against metal and terrible guitar tone.
And anyone who says Jimi Hendrix doesnt know what theyre saying. Voodoo child might be the greatest hard rock guitar performance ever, and he played it before hard rock was even a genre.


I agree ........he was an incredible guitarist try,playing Bold as Love.... The whole songs a lead. I've been working on it for two weeks and I just got to the Chorus.....
Now overated, id say slash love his Jams but he's not like god or whatever
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:26 PM   #77
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:52 PM   #78
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Clapton, Vai......technically able, but there is nothing melodic or feeling to any of their songs.....


A few examples that prove your statement wrong.

Clapton: Wonderful Tonight, Layla (acoustic)

Vai: For the Love of God, Tender Surrender


Yes, they dove into some wankery, but you have to admit that their playing was melodic and emotional at times.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:26 PM   #79
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Slash and Hendrix both suck dick. "Oh, but try learning some of Slash's songs!" try learning a Paul Gilbert song. You can't buy Gilbert posters at Wal-Mart. Hendrix, ehhh, he's alright, but no where near "one of the greatest guitarist to ever live"
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:11 PM   #80
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The Edge, Carl Wilson, and Erik Brann.
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