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#1
I Have another "underrated" thread here I would like to start. I like to give credit to unappreciated guitarists whose work on the guitar is amazing yet not recognized. And by doing these threads we can read and learn from each other and help each other discover something/someone that can change our view on rock as it is.

(1) Randy Rhoads - He died at a very young age and never really had the chance to be what he could have one day been

(2) Synyster Gates - Avenged Sevenfolds lead guitar. maybe one day he will be recognized as great, but as of now he is just recognized as "good".

(3) John Paul Jones - I know he is realized as Led Zeppelin's bassist, but if you ever get a chance, look at some of his vids on youtube or something. The man is a brilliant musician.

(4) Steve Vai - Simply Amazing.
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#2
Larry Lalonde from Primus. I realize it's really hard to get recognized when you're in a band with Les Claypool, but he is badass.
#4
i don't really agree with randy just because people rate him very highly, but i think Jake E. Lee is amazing and very underrated
#5
o yeah steve vai is underrated pfft
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#6
randy rhoads and steve vai arent underrated...both of them would be in the top 25 of greatest guitarists of all time


i would say maybe John 5 off the top of my head
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I Have another "underrated" thread here I would like to start. I like to give credit to unappreciated guitarists whose work on the guitar is amazing yet not recognized. And by doing these threads we can read and learn from each other and help each other discover something/someone that can change our view on rock as it is.

(1) Randy Rhoads - He died at a very young age and never really had the chance to be what he could have one day been

(2) Synyster Gates - Avenged Sevenfolds lead guitar. maybe one day he will be recognized as great, but as of now he is just recognized as "good".

(3) John Paul Jones - I know he is realized as Led Zeppelin's bassist, but if you ever get a chance, look at some of his vids on youtube or something. The man is a brilliant musician.

(4) Steve Vai - Simply Amazing.


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#11
i would say malcom young, definitely agree with bradley form sublime, and andy larouque from king diamond
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#12
Casey Crescenzo, former lead guitarist from The Receiving End of Sirens and current guitarist of The Dear Hunter.

The two guitarists from Circa Survive (their names escape me at the moment.) they are both excellent at creating lush textures in their music...
#14
Michael Amott - One of the last of the kind of guitarists that don't depend on a ****ing Floyd Rose.His style is so amazing and original and his riffs are IMO ground breaking.There is just something about him that makes him so great.He always has great work in ever single band he was in from Carcass to Arch Enemy.
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Syn would be really great, but I think he needs to ditch the rest of A7x to do it. I think they're basically at the end of their game. Now they have a small mainstream approval, but they've basically lost all the meta(core)lheads respect since their first album (which was really good) waking the fallen. I honestly think if he ever wants to be more than a "poser" (doesn't matter if he is or not, if people say he is then it may as well be true), he needs to pick a genre (rock, metal. CHOOSE NOW) and he needs to stick to it.

I think he has potential, I just think the rest of avenged sevenfold (except for maybe their drummer) is going pretty dry. He's gonna have to abandon ship before he gets that "poser" label gets put on him or EH, UR CAREER = MAJOR FACEPALM

But that's just my view point, feel free to agree, disagree, etc.

I think a really under rated guitarist is Batio. I mean I know a lot of people don't like him (DEE, BECUS U KAN PLAY DA TWOSES GUITARZ AT ONCE WE HATE UZZ!), but you have to admire him. I mean he is dead accurate, most of his songs are VERY technical, and they sound the same, EVERY TIME. Idk, I think he is really good, or at least his immense devotion to our art should be admired.

EDIT: Someone said John5, Idk, personally I don't like him (at all) but I think he is decently rated, IMO he isn't anything special (NOT SAYING I AM BETTER THAN HIM)

2ND EDIT: OMG just thought of an extremely underrated guitarist! Roope from CoB (he play's rhythm) is really good IMO but then again it is gonna be hard not to be shown up when you have Alexi on stage with you lol

Also in 2ND edit, I worded it wrong, didn't mean to say Batio was under rated, meant to say he was probably the most hated on. My bad It's getting late for me lol.
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#16
I'd say Alex Lifeson- an amazing guitarist because he is just overshadowed by Neil Peart and Geddy Lee... poor guy
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Syn would be really great, but I think he needs to ditch the rest of A7x to do it. I think they're basically at the end of their game. Now they have a small mainstream approval, but they've basically lost all the meta(core)lheads respect since their first album (which was really good) waking the fallen. I honestly think if he ever wants to be more than a "poser" (doesn't matter if he is or not, if people say he is then it may as well be true), he needs to pick a genre (rock, metal. CHOOSE NOW) and he needs to stick to it.

I think he has potential, I just think the rest of avenged sevenfold (except for maybe their drummer) is going pretty dry. He's gonna have to abandon ship before he gets that "poser" label gets put on him or EH, UR CAREER = MAJOR FACEPALM

But that's just my view point, feel free to agree, disagree, etc.

I think a really under rated guitarist is Batio. I mean I know a lot of people don't like him (DEE, BECUS U KAN PLAY DA TWOSES GUITARZ AT ONCE WE HATE UZZ!), but you have to admire him. I mean he is dead accurate, most of his songs are VERY technical, and they sound the same, EVERY TIME. Idk, I think he is really good, or at least his immense devotion to our art should be admired.



Dude he is proclaimed the fastest shredder in the world? and most guitarists know his name? If you have the label "the fastest shredder in the world than you must be known".
#19
None of those guitarists you mentioned are underrated..

To answer the question: Vinni Reilly, J Mascis & Tom Verlaine.
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#20
John Petrucci. I think he is more of ignored by some and under the radar than underrated because of his style. As a technical guitarist, JP is as much that as you can get, I mean, watch his psycho exercises on YouTube.
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Dude he is proclaimed the fastest shredder in the world? and most guitarists know his name? If you have the label "the fastest shredder in the world than you must be known".



He is, but my point was exactly that he wasn't the most underrated, but seriously there are Emo bands that have less haters than him. Go to youtube, and look at the comments on like 5 videos, and like 1/3 people will be saying he's **** because he's "sloppy".
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He is, but my point was exactly that he was the most underrated, but seriously there are Emo bands that have less haters than him. Go to youtube, and look at the comments on like 5 videos, and like 1/3 people will be saying he's **** because he's "sloppy".


Dude it is called jealousy.
#23
Neil Schon from Journey. Amazing guitar player but he was always overshadowed by Steve Perry's vocals.
#26
I second the Alex Lifeson. Sure, he's been on the cover of magazines, etc, but there always seems to be some kind of cloud over the articles. He's a very strong ryth. guitarists who does not get the respect he should. The man occupies 1/3 of a band. I think The Edge from U-2 is right there as well. Same issue, occupying 1/3 of a bands sound (Bono is mostly a singer).
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Casey Crescenzo, former lead guitarist from The Receiving End of Sirens and current guitarist of The Dear Hunter.

The two guitarists from Circa Survive (their names escape me at the moment.) they are both excellent at creating lush textures in their music...


circa survive is amazing and is my favorite modern band by far. i couldn't agree more with what you said. while they may not be the fastest shredders or create insane, timeless solos, what they do in the context of the band is amazing.

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Syn would be really great, but I think he needs to ditch the rest of A7x to do it. I think they're basically at the end of their game. Now they have a small mainstream approval, but they've basically lost all the meta(core)lheads respect since their first album (which was really good) waking the fallen. I honestly think if he ever wants to be more than a "poser" (doesn't matter if he is or not, if people say he is then it may as well be true), he needs to pick a genre (rock, metal. CHOOSE NOW) and he needs to stick to it.

I think he has potential, I just think the rest of avenged sevenfold (except for maybe their drummer) is going pretty dry. He's gonna have to abandon ship before he gets that "poser" label gets put on him or EH, UR CAREER = MAJOR FACEPALM

But that's just my view point, feel free to agree, disagree, etc.


i also totally agree.
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#28
Alvin Lee is hugely underrated.
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#31
John Christ could use a little more attention. He's a talented guitarist...By no means a Stratwizard, but a decent musician all the same.
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#32
any love for ralph macchio? (the karate kid) he defeated Vai in a duel in the 80's movie crossroads
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any love for ralph macchio? (the karate kid) he defeated Vai in a duel in the 80's movie crossroads

That wasn't him playing... although I have to give Vai the commendation for putting his ego aside long enough to pretend to lose a guitar battle to a small boy faking licks.
#34
Rhoads is underated!
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#35
I'm a little confused.... every guitarist you've mention is heralded by most guitar players as being very well accomplished (maybe not Gates...thats prob a grey area). Do you mean under-rated in a more commercial sense? I mean Vai is anything but under-rated but on a global music scale as a working musician I'd agree he's pretty bottom shelf in the eyes of the entire musical audience
#38
Leo Kottke, Lightnin' Hopkins, Skip James, John Fahey, Mississippi John Hurt, Django Reinhardt (Django's not necessarily underrated per-se, but he's ignored by the majority of the guitar population)
#39
Uli Jon Roth and Chris Broderick (Megadeth/Nevermore) are in my opinion the most underrated
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Uhm, yeah TS...none of them are underrated.

Mine isn't super underrated, but, Guthrie Govan
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