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Join date: Nov 2006
131 IQ
Most overated:
1) Eric Clapton (in his 40 year career i can barely justify his legendary status)
2) Kirk Hammet (for me the worst part of every Metallica song is his guitar solos)
3) Steve Vai (too often compared to EVH without deserving to be)

Most underated;
1) Frank Marino (one of the greatest blues players, should be as popular as SRV was)
2) Dave Sharman (montrous technique, exceptionally melodic, a true players player)
3) Allan Holdsworth (totally unique, a true innovator, wipes the floor with just about everyone)

Icons who deserve to be where they are;
1) Edward Van Halen (without doubt the most exciting & original player since Hendrix)
2) Jimi Hendrix ( a true pioneer, re-invented electric guitar & showed Clapton for what he was - BORING!)
3) Jimi Page (the cornerstone of one of the greatest rock bands of all time)

These are just MY opinions, you're entitled to disagree, it's a free country afterall (where i am anyway) but i''d be more interested in your choices then you just having a go at mine cos i don't want to have to come over & bitchslap you!
Registered User
Join date: Feb 2006
1,467 IQ
ahh, young n00bhopper....
Thoust hath madeth ye olde mistake

pr3parez 4 teh fl4m1ngzz!?????@!!@211!
0r nawtz??

Edit: why is this is the 80s shred forum?.
you have much to learn youn n00bhopper.
read the rules.
obey them.
they are your means of survival.

Edit numero dos: yeahh hahaha man i'm ****ing bored as hell.
Last edited by BreakingTheGirl at Nov 8, 2006,
The repentant paralegal
Join date: Jul 2006
602 IQ
Your missing out Gary Moore, who's seriously underated, as well as Steve Morse, I know they're older, but they're awsome.
So is Stevie Ray Vaughn.
UG's Pity Friend
Join date: Apr 2005
13 IQ
Why did you post this in CR?

Scratch that, why do you insist on making threads?
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I be doin' some 'o dat sarcasm **** right thurr.
The Legendary V Man
Join date: Oct 2005
406 IQ
i disagree with your overratings (except for steve vai perhaps) but your underratings are true. i also think that nuno bettencourt is seriously underrated, and that kerry king is very overrated.
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Join date: Dec 2005
72 IQ
erm most overated.... probably zakk wyled (cant spell and i know ppl will hate me for sayin that)
most underated...dunno coz all my fav guitaists r pretty well rated.....whats his name outa deep purple(deep purple themselves r underated)
and ppl who deserve fame...hendrix,page,stevie ray,slash.
btw i kinda agree with ya about clapton but i think the bluesbreaker/cream era was good.
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The repentant paralegal
Join date: Jul 2006
602 IQ
Steve Morse.... I already mentioned him (yes from deep purple)
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Join date: Jul 2003
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He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt.
He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice.

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