#1
Hey guys. For the most of my playing ive tried to understand lead guitar but I think im just one of those people destined to be a rhythm player. I was wondering if yall could tell me a few players that play nothing but rhythm so I could have some people to look up to. (James Hetfield is my main influence even though he does do some lead) Thanx.
#2
malcom young-ac/dc, izzy stradlin-GnR, brad whitford-aerosmith, dave kushner-velvet revolver, Björn Gelotte-in flames
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#3
Brian Eschbach

crazy rythm guitarist
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#4
No ones destined to be anything. Lead playing is harder, you just have to practice more. Pretty much everyone I've ever played with has been better at rhythm then lead.
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izzy Stradlin FTW
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#7
ben burnley
adam gontier
jimmy newquist
dave groehl?
chad kroeger

i dono, just some ideas there i guess
#8
Keith Richards, Pete Townshend and Joe Strummer are primarily known for their rhythm work.
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#10
Malcom Young - AC/DC
Izzy Stradlin From the REAL GNR

those are the first 2 to come to my mind
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ben burnley
adam gontier
jimmy newquist
dave groehl?
chad kroeger

i dono, just some ideas there i guess

Dave Grohl

and Chad actually plays more lead than Ryan does
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#12
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Izzy played SOME lead didnt he???



very little, he did the first solo on nightrain and a few other fills here and there but that's about it. he was an ace as a rhythm player
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Keith Richards, Pete Townshend and Joe Strummer are primarily known for their rhythm work.


definitely true, imo- eddie van halen is also one of the best rhythm players out there as well as lead players
#18
You're not destined to be a rythm player. You only are if you don't practice playing lead. It is not hard AT ALL. Just takes practice, and the learning of a few scales. Done.
#19
Dude, nobody is destined to play rhythm guitar, just buy a lead guitar and you will find that its pretty much the same as your old rhythm guitar.

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Dude, nobody is destined to play rhythm guitar, just buy a lead guitar and you will find that its pretty much the same as your old rhythm guitar.

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I may have to sig that. Also, I REALLY hope that was sarcasm...
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Dude, nobody is destined to play rhythm guitar, just buy a lead guitar and you will find that its pretty much the same as your old rhythm guitar.

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I may have to sig that. Also, I REALLY hope that was sarcasm...


of course it's sarcasm dude, i've been playing music for 7 years now.
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of course it's sarcasm dude, i've been playing music for 7 years now.


Just making sure.

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Dude, nobody is destined to play rhythm guitar, just buy a lead guitar and you will find that its pretty much the same as your old rhythm guitar.

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#25
If you really want to play lead, keep practicing..you'll make it eventually
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#26
Why box yourself in and limit what you think you can't do? I try to play everything and anything that has to do with guitar. I do have my preference in playing rhythm but lead is fun too.
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#27
Jimi Hendrix, his rhythm play was far more interesting than his lead. Er the way he combined rhythm and lead and even bass haha

Bob Weir, from the Grateful Dead, is also one of the best rhythm guitarists to ever live.

while they are nothing like Metallica, you could learn a lot from them.