Page 1 of 7
#4
there maybe not great guitarists but there were VERY innovative. thats what made them famous
#5
Quote by sethkins
Angus young, Kurt cobain


Kurt cobain yes.
Angus Young? What? take a listen to what you do for money honey. The solo is truly brilliant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnwi9Swe_IU
at around 2.25. He mightn't be as technically talented as yngwie malmsteem but he knows how to write an awesome solo.
#8
Synyster Gates, well all of Avenged Sevenfold is, but him in particular.
Gear:
Schecter C-1 Elite
Squier Strat
Fender Acoustic
Line 6 POD XT-Live
Blackstar HT-1 Combo
#9
the Satch, and the Vai LoL
Gear:

Guitars
PRS Santana SE
Ibanez MBM2 EMGs
Fender MIM Roadhouse Strat
Ibanez AS93 BLS

Amp
Carvin V3m
Blackheart 4x12 cab

Pedals
Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff
Zakk Wylde Wah
JamMan looper delay

#10
I don't care what anyone says, Steve Vai and Malmsteen. They may be technically good but I unless I was looking for something to show an example of technical ability I would never listen to their music.
#12
Quote by butterfingers30
Synyster Gates, well all of Avenged Sevenfold is, but him in particular.



Mm, I disagree, Synyster is actually a really great guitar player, but I agree that A7X is horrifically overrated. The guy has some chops.
#13
Slash, Kirk Hammett.

I don't really think Cobain is rated highly as a guitar player anyway, so he can't be called OVER-rated.
#14
agree with whoever said synyster gates

also, bfmv's guitarists

EDIT:

sorry, didn't know i was in the classic rock forum
Last edited by lilwill322 at Apr 15, 2012,
#15
Well, nothing against the guy, he's good, but...Randy Rhoads. Everyone says he's some sort of "master of shred and pioneer of neoclassical" and I mean, sure, he's okay, but I never found anything particularly special about any of his solos except Goodbye To Romance and even on that one, he hits this really ugly out-of-key high bend during it(that said, I love the rest of the solo). Also never really finding anything he did warranting of a "neoclassical" title, there's Dee, okay, but it's 50 seconds. Rush and Black Sabbath had been doing that variety of thing in much greater quantity during the 70s, you don't hear anyone proclaiming Alex Lifeson and Tony Iommi to be kings of neoclassical. xD Again, Rhoads isn't a *bad* guitarist, but...really overrated to me at least.

I never liked Satriani but that's just a personal thing. He can absolutely play, I'm just not particularly a fan of his music.

Finally, I'm not sure if this even counts because I don't know any guitarists who actually like him(just girls who pretend to like metal to get emo boyfriends who just pretend to like metal too, and fangirl over him because he's the only one in the band they know, and the stereotypical 13 year-olds with cheap BC Riches/Deans), but Kerry King. Like...I like me some Slayer, don't get me wrong. But this guy, aside from being able to play power chords really fast(and...well, 90% of the guitarists I know can do that), really doesn't seem to have any knowledge of what a guitar is. The press seems to love him though, and he's got signature freaking everything. Like...C'MON. WHO BUYS THIS STUFF? Hanneman's not exactly a great guitarist either, but he plays circles around Kerry.
Quote by SlayingDragons
Nah, I prefer to tune lower. My tunings usually go into weird Hebrew symbols.
#16
Probably either Kirk Hammett or Steve Vai.

Also, I can't say I've ever heard anyone say Kurt Cobain was actually all that great a guitarist. A decent rhythm guitarist, maybe.
#17
Quote by Amaseng
Mm, I disagree, Synyster is actually a really great guitar player, but I agree that A7X is horrifically overrated. The guy has some chops.


I respect him and all, but it just seems like people worship him like he is Jesus.
Gear:
Schecter C-1 Elite
Squier Strat
Fender Acoustic
Line 6 POD XT-Live
Blackstar HT-1 Combo
#19
Quote by Dynamight
Also, Jimi Hendrix.

NO. If youve heard his live stuff you would take that back in a second. keep in mind that as hes doing all of that crazy stuff on guitar, hes also singing.
#20
Quote by Ottmeister
Slash, Kirk Hammett.

I don't really think Cobain is rated highly as a guitar player anyway, so he can't be called OVER-rated.

Slash is not overrated. try learning a song like paradise city. plus being good at guitar isnt about speed its about how tasteful the music is.
#22
Quote by Dynamight
Also, Jimi Hendrix.


I highly disagree with you. Name another guitarist as influential, original, and innovative. The guy directly and indirectly influenced an entire generation of guitarists. Oh yeah, and his music kicked ass. Saying Jimi Hendrix is overrated is overrated.

Cobain is overrated as a player. However, he is highly influential thats why he usually gets ranked pretty high.

I think Santana is overrated. Granted he's completely original, influential, has a very distinct sound and made great music but he's not very versatile.
#24
Quote by sethkins
Slash is not overrated. try learning a song like paradise city. plus being good at guitar isnt about speed its about how tasteful the music is.

yes, and slash's playing is boring and not tasteful at all.
Free your mind and your ass will follow
The kingdom of heaven is within
Open up your funky mind and you can fly

Sumdeus
#25
Quote by Enix165
Well, nothing against the guy, he's good, but...Randy Rhoads. Everyone says he's some sort of "master of shred and pioneer of neoclassical" and I mean, sure, he's okay, but I never found anything particularly special about any of his solos except Goodbye To Romance and even on that one, he hits this really ugly out-of-key high bend during it(that said, I love the rest of the solo). Also never really finding anything he did warranting of a "neoclassical" title, there's Dee, okay, but it's 50 seconds. Rush and Black Sabbath had been doing that variety of thing in much greater quantity during the 70s, you don't hear anyone proclaiming Alex Lifeson and Tony Iommi to be kings of neoclassical. xD Again, Rhoads isn't a *bad* guitarist, but...really overrated to me at least.

I never liked Satriani but that's just a personal thing. He can absolutely play, I'm just not particularly a fan of his music.

Finally, I'm not sure if this even counts because I don't know any guitarists who actually like him(just girls who pretend to like metal to get emo boyfriends who just pretend to like metal too, and fangirl over him because he's the only one in the band they know, and the stereotypical 13 year-olds with cheap BC Riches/Deans), but Kerry King. Like...I like me some Slayer, don't get me wrong. But this guy, aside from being able to play power chords really fast(and...well, 90% of the guitarists I know can do that), really doesn't seem to have any knowledge of what a guitar is. The press seems to love him though, and he's got signature freaking everything. Like...C'MON. WHO BUYS THIS STUFF? Hanneman's not exactly a great guitarist either, but he plays circles around Kerry.

Well, I kind of agree with that Randy thing. But you can hear some classical influences on his playing ("Dee", "Revelation" and "Mr. Crowley") that I can't hear in Tony Iommi's playing. He mostly plays E-pentatonic, which sounds great, but I wouldn't consider him as a neo-classical guitarist. Maybe I just haven't heard that much of his playing, but all the solos I have heard him playing have been pretty much pentatonic/blues kind of solos (except "Planet Caravan" that is pretty Jazzy).

But more about Randy... I have started to appreciate his guitar work on the two Ozzy albums after listening to them. I think he is pretty good. But yeah, I agree that he's a bit overrated. Like the solo of "Crazy Train" is nothing special IMO. It's a good solo but it just has that ordinary tapping arpeggios and stuff. Nothing I haven't heard before.

Quote by sethkins
Slash is not overrated. try learning a song like paradise city. plus being good at guitar isnt about speed its about how tasteful the music is.

Slash's solos might not be extremely difficult but why should they? The solos that guitarists of big bands (like Guns N' Roses and AC/DC) play aren't difficult for them. They must be able to play the solo live without any difficulties. Because if you struggle with playing the solo in the studio, there's no way you could play it live. They don't play the hardest solo they could. Slash is so much better guitarist than almost anybody here in UG (so is Kirk Hammett, Angus Young, etc... almost any guitarist in the well known bands). People must realize that no guitarist shows all of his skills when playing solos. And if you think that you're better than Slash because you can play the solo of "Paradise City" and have been playing for like 4 years, I can only say that you have a lot to learn about guitar. (Yeah, I know, I have been playing for three years but that's why I don't say stupid things like that. I'm not saying that somebody here would say things like that but just had to point out.) I like Slash's groovy playing style but calling him "the best guitarist in the world" is a bit overrated. But I like his guitar work on AFD album.
Quote by AlanHB
Just remember that there are no boring scales, just boring players.

Gear

Bach Stradivarius 37G
Charvel So Cal
Hartke HyDrive 210c
Ibanez BL70
Laney VC30
Tokai TB48
Yamaha FG720S-12
Yamaha P115
Last edited by MaggaraMarine at Apr 17, 2012,
#27
Definitely Yngwie Malmsteen. The first thing I ever heard from him was called "Arpeggios From Hell". I listen to a couple more tracks and realized that "Arpeggios From Hell" could really describe most of what he does. Technically close to perfect, but that's a skill, not music.
#29
Slash. He hasn't had a good album since AFD. He isn't a bad guitarist, but people act like he's some guitar legend.

Steve Vai. he WAY over uses his tremolo.

Yngwie Malmsteen, alot of his stuff sounds the same, plus he sounds really bad now. Also, he hasn't had a good album since Rising Force, or whatever his first album was called.

Angus Young.

Kirk Hammett, he's just meh.

John Petrucci his alternate picking's amazing, but his music is just bleh.

Edit: Zakk Wylde. He's not that great. His picking hand is horrible.
PRS SE Custom 24 w/ Seymour Duncan JB and Jazz Pickups
Squire Classic Vibe Stratocaster

Digitech Bad Monkey

Pignose 7100 Legendary Amplifyer
Last edited by Dr Sixstring at Apr 20, 2012,
#30
Pete Townshend
'And after a while, you can work on points for style.
Like the club tie, and the firm handshake,
A certain look in the eye and an easy smile.'

'You have to be trusted by the people that you lie to,
So that when they turn their backs on you,
You'll get the chance to put the knife in.'
#31
Quote by francesco18
In the ''total hack'' category = Jack White hands down.



Wha-wha-what?! I think creating your own unique tone, sound, and way of handling the guitar is the hardest part of learning guitar. And Jack did this without even leaving the simplicity of the blues. That's pretty sick imo.
#32
Quote by francesco18
In the ''total hack'' category = Jack White hands down.

Also Kirk Hammett... he's wrote some memorable solos in the studio, but live is often sloppy as hell and his tone is just terrible.


^This

Never understood all the hubub about Jack White, he's a good player and singer, but you can hear 99% of what he does guitar-wise done better by other older bands.

It irks me that in that "It Might Get Loud Movie" they picked him and the edge to share the spot with Jimmy Page -__- out of ALL the guitarist in the world, them?
www.reverbnation.com/thepursuitmillerplace
Hard rock, blues, psychedelic, pop, something for everyone


Quote by Myfirstpubes
Forreal. Tingle was a baller just trying to make a living. He never gave up on the hustle.
#33
Quote by pursuit
^This

Never understood all the hubub about Jack White, he's a good player and singer, but you can hear 99% of what he does guitar-wise done better by other older bands.


Who? Not sarcastic, but who reminds you in the past of Jack White today?
#34
Quote by Killsocket
Who? Not sarcastic, but who reminds you in the past of Jack White today?


Any blues-based classic rock band or blues artists. It's all derivative of that Zeppelin-esque hard blues rock, things that guys like Hendrix did 30 years before his time. Which isn't a bad thing I'm not knocking the guys playing ability, it's just that none of his stuff is really all that innovative, just modern takes on pre-established musical notions.
www.reverbnation.com/thepursuitmillerplace
Hard rock, blues, psychedelic, pop, something for everyone


Quote by Myfirstpubes
Forreal. Tingle was a baller just trying to make a living. He never gave up on the hustle.
#35
eric f***in clapton. I don't have anything bad to say about him. Just tired of hearing about him.
#36
The Edge, without a doubt, he#s nothing without his effects and pedals. Did you see 'It Might Get Loud', He couldn't even play his own song, he was playing a DM when he was suppose to play a C, and in front of Mr White and Mr Page....embarassing.
#39
Quote by XXXguitarman
Kurt cobain

Cobain wasnt looked at as a great guitarist, its guitar playing is very intermediate, but his message was his legacy. Lyrically he was a genius.
#40
Who ever said Kurt Cobain was a great guitarist? I have never in my life heard someone claim Cobain was a great guitarist.