Overated guitarists

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  1. guitargoalie

    guitargoalie Well-Known Member

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    Hell I don't know more than 5 hendrix tunes and I still hear many jimi-isms come through in my playing

    Dude must've done something right
     
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    :scratch: WTF dude. FTW
     
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    Is someone over celebrating tonight?
     
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    bonamassa.
    dude rips it up, but i think he's sterile. he has his legion of devotees but i am not one of them.
    mayer. he's a pop star that can play pretty well. and quite a douche.
    keith urban and brad paisley. most of my loathing comes from the genre of music they play. contemporary country, to me, is the most vapid, soul-less tripe i've ever heard. these 2 just pile on.
     
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    kerry fking king...
     
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    Plus one! I *love* a lot of his songs but "slow hand" is about as exciting on guitar as "slow wallpaper" peeling off the wall. IMHO of course. :naughty:
     
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    True that's why they're shredders as well because they're all fingers and no song. That's why they play that type of music because they're incapable of writing a decent tune that would work with a vocalist.

    Also all that Vai stuff is so pretentious it's unreal. A bit like being so far up your own backside that you eventually disappear.

    I can't listen to players like that anymore, they just don't impress me. Those shredders are everywhere and they seem to be a dime a dozen but not one of them can innovate or play with the passion EVH did/does.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqGbE3hAawY]Greg Koch On Eric Clapton[/ame]
     
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    +1000 on Kirk,and CC,and I would like to add KK.(not Kerry)...Tipton's buddy
     
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    I think the whole problem about "Overrated," guitarists, is not really the guitarists themseleves, but more the godly pedestal that people, and especially kids put on them. That is what makes them overrated. But yeah, sometimes it is kind of Irritating.
     
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    Shit, he's a guitartist?!?!?

    I thought he played the Wah. My bad.:hmm:
     
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    Jimmy Vaughn. It was like he picked up a guitar because his brother was awesome. And no one had the nuts to tell Jimmy, he has NO reason to be on stage with a guitar.
     
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    Page. His playing never really got me. Especially his live stuff...ehhhhh
     
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    Sarcasm?
     
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    Thats funny because Stevie picked up guitar because his older brother Jimmy had them around the house all the time.
     
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    Do not anger Kirk Wahammett...
    You will make him cry and he will go wah, wah, wah all the way home. :Ohno:
     
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    I liked Jimmy's stuff with the Thunderbirds. I mean it wasn't earth shattering, but it was rockin'.
     
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    As others I think Hammett is overrated but to be fair, in the 80's I think he seemed destined to be a pretty good guitarist but he seems to have plateau'd at some point. Now his overuse of the Wah and his sloppiness make him overrated. I always thought that Hetfield was a much better guitarist overall although he too has become sloppier and sloppier live.

    Petrucci - I just don't like his over technical style. He's got talent, that's for sure but it just doesn't do anything for me. Same as to be said about Portnoy as a drummer.
     
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    edit: I don't know the history of the Vaughn's, which came first. But I saw Jimmy on TV play two different live sets and they were both so god awful that I just thought, "I feel sorry for Steve's retarded brother."
     
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