#1
So I was just curious to see what google had to say about overrated guitarists and apparently everyone likes to jump on people like Vai, or Petrucci, or Zakk Wylde, or Van Halen because they are repetitive in their techniques. I think it's a stupid reason to call someone overrated since what these guys play is really pretty tough and can't just be done by any idiot that picks up a guitar. I'll admit that Zakk Wylde does pound out a lot of pinch harmonics, but the difficulty of some of the solos that he does and the chicken pickin he does, that does require a lot of skill. IDK i just decided to rant and give other people a chance to rant so go for it guys.
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#3
It really bugs me when people don't think A7X are one of the greatest bands out there right now. I have no idea how you could hate on Synystyry Gates. He's a virtuoso.
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Overrated doesn't mean bad.
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And enviers gonna envy. Simple as that. People think they're better, so should be just as if not more famous, popular, widely-liked, or rich as the guitarist in-question. They fail to realize that, amongst a myriad of other things, there's more to being a popular artist than just skill. Lots more.
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Guitar is overrated, therefore all guitarists are overrated

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How many guitarists does it take to change a light bulb?

100. 1 to change the bulb, and at least 99 to say how much better they could have changed it.
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Yeah, people pound of Wylde for his pinch harmonics, but no one ever pounds on Billy Gibbons.
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Oh it's the "overrated" thing again. Well we've never had this discussion before.
#11
Overrated is a term I f*cking hate..

It basically means "band I'm jealous of because they are more famous than bands I like"..


Even though some bands do seem to receive more love than they should because they are a "thing" for the time being..
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the reason is cos steve vai songs are really boring, guitar speed is about as relevant to making good music as toenail length
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It really bugs me when people don't think A7X are one of the greatest bands out there right now. I have no idea how you could hate on Synystyry Gates. He's a virtuoso.


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How many guitarists does it take to change a light bulb?

100. 1 to change the bulb, and at least 99 to say how much better they could have changed it.

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#16
It's only "overated" because you don't like it.
Overated is such misused word.
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Yeah, people pound of Wylde for his pinch harmonics, but no one ever pounds on Billy Gibbons.

That's because Billy's songs are a lot sexier and he dresses cooler.
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Overrated doesn't mean bad.


This, people seem to use overrated as a fancy way of saying "they suck". I find it funny when people get confused when I say I like something and say it's overrated at the same time.
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the reason is cos steve vai songs are really boring, guitar speed is about as relevant to making good music as toenail length


You've never really listened to a lot of Vai, have you?
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#24
To me, overrated is a term that is applied to someone who is considered great, just because they're popular. Like Ben Affleck - popular, but not a very good actor. Paris Hilton - popular for being a famous slut.

Some guitarists that imo are in this category would be Kirk Hammett & John Mayer. I'm not implying that they're completely without talent, but they're definitely not groundbreaking or totally original.
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It really bugs me when people don't think A7X are one of the greatest bands out there right now. I have no idea how you could hate on Synystyry Gates. He's a virtuoso.




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#26
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So I was just curious to see what google had to say about overrated guitarists and apparently everyone likes to jump on people like Vai, or Petrucci, or Zakk Wylde, or Van Halen because they are repetitive in their techniques. I think it's a stupid reason to call someone overrated since what these guys play is really pretty tough and can't just be done by any idiot that picks up a guitar. I'll admit that Zakk Wylde does pound out a lot of pinch harmonics, but the difficulty of some of the solos that he does and the chicken pickin he does, that does require a lot of skill. IDK i just decided to rant and give other people a chance to rant so go for it guys.


I don't care for Vai or Petrucci's music. Van Halen / ZW are awesome. ZW is an all around great player if you listen to his stuff in Pride N' Glory it's awesome ; as well as his acoustic stuff. He digs into his pinch harmonics a lot but I don't know about over-rated. I mean what does "over-rated" even constitute now-a-days?

I would says Slash ( who is actually my favorite guitarist ) is over-rated ; but why? Because of the legions of fans he has who think he's "teh bezt ever". Is that his fault? Eh. Over-rated/Under-rated is such a stupid term , much like "sell-out" people just use it as a blanket term on why they don't like something.
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I would says Slash ( who is actually my favorite guitarist ) is over-rated ; but why? Because of the legions of fans he has who think he's "teh bezt ever". Is that his fault? Eh. Over-rated/Under-rated is such a stupid term , much like "sell-out" people just use it as a blanket term on why they don't like something.

Slash is my favourite too, along with Billy Duffy. Even so, I totally agree with you about the people who say he's "teh bezt ever" - if I was discussing the best technical guitarists I wouldn't mention either of them. Favourite, yes. Best, no.
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