Rhythm Guitarists

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  1. jstich

    jstich Well-Known Member

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    How about who is the best rhythm guitarist in hard rock/metal? My vote is Rudolph Shenker. All mutes,but his rhythm guitar during the solo of alien nation is especially good.
     
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    FennRx Well-Known Member

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    Malcolm Young

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    jstich Well-Known Member

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    Did two searches,couldnt find the old post of rhythm guitarists.
     
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    Hard to go past, excluding Malcolm I’d add in Scott Ian.
     
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    Keef for the win!
     
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    Mustaine definitely gets a nod here..
     
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    Don’t forget Tommy Chong with the BONG:lol:
     
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    Jimi. By light years.

    Edit - missed the hard rock/metal bit on first read. Then again if Keef qualifies...
     
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    Ahhh crap I am drawing a blank, but for dual guitarist, KK/Tipton , Gorham/ and whoever was with him in Lizzy, Shenker/ and the other guy, I told you I am drawing a blank:h5:
     
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    6StringStewie Active Member Premium Member

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    King of the rhythm guitarists!

    A very strong contender. I love his work after GnR split up. The "Izzy...and the JuJu Hounds" record is one of my all time favorites.
     
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    James Hetfield is the obvious silver medal
     
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    I've always thought Eddie VanHalen was a top notch rhythm guitarist. Better than his lead IMHO
     
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    Pat Thrall(Pat Travers Band)the king of in the groove.
     
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    +1 on Izzy-another overlooked rhythm player is Rich Robinson
     
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    James Hetfield - Metallica
    Dave Mustaine - Megadeth
    Dave Murray - Iron Maiden
    Kerry King - Slayer
    Eric Peterson - Testament
    John Frusciante - RHCP
    Dave Sabo - Skid Row
    Scott Ian - Anthrax
     
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    Van Halen is right up there with Iommi and Page , Townsend and Hendrix . They all had to be great as the only guitar in their respective bands .
     
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    You see I told you I was drawing a blank, I was trying to think of straight rhythm guitarist like Malcolm!
     
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    Whoever held down the groove in .38 Special
    Joey Ramone
     
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