Overrated guitar players/underrated guitar players

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by larryb, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Overrated=Richie Sambora
    Underrated=Brian Setzer
     
  2. cowmoo

    cowmoo Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2011
    North Wales
    overrated, Bonamassa and his ilk.
    underrated, Luther Dickinson.
     
  3. dazzajl

    dazzajl Country Gent

    Age:
    50
    Apr 18, 2010
    wiltshire
    Jack White gets to be both, which is actually quite an accomplishment. ;)
     
  4. GJK1959

    GJK1959 Country Gent

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    61
    Mar 14, 2011
    Bishops Stortford
    Overrated - Slash etc

    Underrated - Doug Pettibone, Dave Rawlings
     
  5. earoach

    earoach Synchromatic

    760
    May 3, 2010
    west of the city
    Overrated= Eric Roach (by me)
    Underrated= Eric Roach (by Mrs. R.)
    :rolleyes:
    My Favorite player, who I believe is underrated, is Mark Knopfler. I really enjoy his duets with Chet Atkins, Neck and Neck, and has been seen playing a 6120 and a gift from Chet, a Super Chet 7690.
     
  6. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    O=Mark Tremonti [Creed]
    U=Billy Corgan, not a huge fan of his singing, but can play guitar very well.
     
  7. james lee

    james lee Synchromatic

    521
    Feb 7, 2012
    north pole
    Alot of guys are over rated.

    Phil Keaggy may be the best guitar player hardly anyone has heard of. So I'll say Phil Keaggy is under rated
     
  8. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    O - Eric Clapton
    U - Johnny A.
     
  9. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Agreed! How about Leo Kottke? great unique style.

    Jerry Douglas- hands down best dobro player.
     
  10. calvin lee

    calvin lee Country Gent

    Age:
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    Jan 5, 2011
    new york
    i think yngwie malmsteen (or however it's spelled) is overrated. technique isn't everything, but that seems to be all he has. well, technique and the douchiest ego in the business.

    underrated? i think jack white is underrated as a guitar player. he gets respect as a songwriter and performer, but not much for his tasteful playing and phrasing.

    i know many will disagree about both of my choices.
     
  11. TC6119

    TC6119 Country Gent

    Feb 10, 2013
    Iceberg Alley
    Underrated - Doug Pettibone, Dave Rawlings

    +1 on David Rawlings. One of my favorite guitar players.
    Love to be able to play like that.
     
  12. Crooner

    Crooner Friend of Fred

    Apr 15, 2009
    Boston
    O: Vernon Reid from Living Colour.
    U: Elliot Easton!
     
  13. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Agreed Crooner...nicely played.
     
  14. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    I never knew Slash's last name was etc.:D
     
  15. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Who else is in that ilk? I actually like Bonamassa quite a bit.
     
  16. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Overrated: Slash, The Edge (gag), Clapton
    Underrated: Don Felder, Ritchie Blackmore, George Harrison
     
  17. Tomogterry

    Tomogterry Gretschie

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    Dec 28, 2012
    Norway
    I actually think George Harrison is quite overrated. I mean, his a good guitarist, but 11. Place on the rolling stone top hundred and so on? I know I'm probably rubbing him in your face, but Dave Davies is an underrated guitarist.
     
  18. ikaros_swede

    ikaros_swede Synchromatic

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    Nov 30, 2009
    Sweden
    Yngwie Malmsteen? I think the accusations of him being all technique and no feeling is a little over the edge. And dont like his kind of music, but he gets a little too much undeserved negative criticism.

    His ego is probably caused by his diagnose. Im sure he has some kind of diagnose and that is what made him what he is today.

    Underneath that ego he is a very nice man. At least now when he's grown up.

    Underrated or overrated guitarist? There are a lot of talented guitarists all over the world that doesent make it all the way to the spotlights. Many bands that keep on for ages and release a record every second or third year. They are underrated.
     
  19. 6stings

    6stings Friend of Fred

    Age:
    59
    Aug 14, 2010
    Norway
    Overrated: All shradders
    Underrated: John Frusciante
     
  20. Crooner

    Crooner Friend of Fred

    Apr 15, 2009
    Boston
    All shredders overrated?

    Uhh...

    That would be a YES!

    Good call, my friend.

    EDIT:
    To clarify, I do NOT consider EVH a shredder. I think he's a great, inventive and innovative player who plays fast most of the time - but he's always been musical.
     
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