Overated guitarists

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  1. Karloff

    Karloff Active Member

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    What guitarists do you, or have you heard people babble on about, that just doesnt do a thing for you. I know this might step on some toes, but thought it might make for a good discussion...
     
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    YJM, Vai and Satch.

    Ill show myself out.
     
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    mott555 Well-Known Member

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    Kurt Cobain
    The DragonForce guys
    Slash (I like Slash but the amount of hero-worship he receives is ridiculous)
     
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    Mosher Zone Well-Known Member

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    Eric Clapton
     
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    :agreed: ^^^ Now for the real hate that follows, EVH.
    Not that he is not great , innovative and once a superstar I just never got to excited about his work. I think I appreciate him a little more now than I did back in the day.:squint:
     
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    SonVolt Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I appreciate his work now. As a kid and throughout my teens I thought he was cheeseball rock. I still think the band as a whole is ghey but do dig Eddie's style.
     
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    Ditto ...
    I appreciate their ability, but it's just not my "cup of tea"
     
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    I know just what you're talking about. And he has certainly influenced a generation of guitarists. I think the posturing of David Lee Roth had alot to do with my dislike of the entire Van Halen experience...
     
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    She's good, but her looks are half her fame.
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    EVH ! YJM, Vai ...just never cared for excessive wanking or the gay glam scene
     
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    My toes were stepped on in the first 5 posts - twice :yesway:
     
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    Hammett, Petrucci (who is VERY skilled but hasn't ever really impressed me with his passion), Mark Tremonti, Orianthi, Carlos Santana......there are so many I cold go on forever. Not that these aren't very good or even GREAT players but I am not impressed with most of them or am flat out bored with them musicaly or as players.

    tremonti and hammett both overuse the wah and pretty much play the same scale in every solo. Orianthi sounds like a bad Santana and Santana has HORRIBLE vibrato imho. things that become some players trademarks annoy me sonically. That said I respect them as players and proginators and people and would still love to talk shop with ANY of them I just don't get googley over them.

    Santana's probably my least favorite honestly with Petrucci being my favorite out of those I I listed.

    now, I LIKE alter bridge, I love Metallica and I even like some of petrucci theater's music I just don't worship at their alters is all.


    players i'm googley over are Paul Gilbert, Stevie ray Vaughn, The Posies, Alice in hains (songwriting and song to note execution is so good though sure there are better or faster players. they know what to do and when and don't do anything that isn't needed especialy Jerry....I aspire to be that someday. where I can say "no this doesn't need these notes here because it works best like this"....that's a truly admirable trait and is imperative in most songwriting)
     
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    One man's junk is another man's treasure so IMO this kind of discussion is pretty pointless. That said, I did smile at the picture of Hammett, he was the first guy that popped into my mind :naughty:

    You guys have fun :io:
     
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    I almost put Clapton on my list. He's not a bad guitarist and I like some of his stuff, but I just never understood why so many people rank him so highly.

    It might just be because I was born in the 80's and I listen to way too many "shredders" playing a fast style of music that didn't exist in the 60's.
     
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    Carlos Santana... Got famous playing Peter Green knock offs
    and to this day hasn't played an interesting note (other than the Peter Green rip-off stuff)

    Frankly it's Amazing...
     
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    1. Hammett

    2. Slash

    3. Jeff Beck ( ya ya I know..)

    4. Clapton- Post Cream.
     
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    diesect20022000 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    add these to my list as well.
     
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    Micky Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Slash
    Satriani
    Vaughn
    Malmsteen
    Hammett
    Richards
    Lennon

    NOT EVH
    NOT Vai
    NOT Knopfler
    NOT Clapton
    NOT Page
    NOT Harrison
     
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    As far as Metallica goes I put more value on what James Hetfield brought with his Rhythm playing.
     

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