Under rated guitarists

Discussion in 'Gretsch-Talk Music' started by juks, Sep 25, 2021.

  1. NJDevil

    NJDevil Synchromatic

    Jul 9, 2014
    Commack, NY
  2. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    The Like a Rock solo is by Rick Vito, isn’t it?

    Martin Belmont, the other lead guitarist from the Rumour, is no slouch either.
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  3. Rusty Chops

    Rusty Chops Electromatic

    Sep 8, 2021
    Redding, CA


    Geezer gets bagged again! You’re absolutely correct!
    Rick Vito!

    Ahhh… maybe I need a nap!
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  4. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
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    Refreshing. It’s a real, shame that we lost him so early.
    Richrath was excellent.
    The few minutes I spent talking to him make for a great memory. He left the impression of a very down to earth, humble man.
    I could go on for days. Even Hendrix was blown away by him.
  5. cowmoo

    cowmoo Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2011
    North Wales
    I’ll second the comments on Bernie Torme and Tommy Bolin.
    The sound Bernie got was so exciting, always on the edge of falling into a chasm of feedback but great control. He played with the view that rather than the guitar making the noise he put in it, the guitar would scream and holler until he stopped the noises he didn’t want.
    And Tommy’s Teaser album taught me there were other places to play on the neck that wasn’t pentatonic. I still play that album a lot.
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  6. Shock

    Shock Gretschie

    Sep 7, 2020
    I would go with the other Deep Purple guitar player, Richie Blackmore. To me, he was the first to bring the classical riffs into rock, or heavy metal they called it at the time. See the solo in Highway Star. Tommy Iommi also was a first for me hearing blues in heavy metal. So I give both of them credit as innovators in rock history. Although neither would be underrated. I think everyone acknowledges them.

    But Bob Mould of Husker Du, Sugar and solo fame is very underrated. Curt Corbain was to have said Bob was his influence. Before he starts playing, he explains who Bob Mould is as he refers to himself in the 3rd person. His chording a melody line and harmonizing is amazing, and how he just nonchalantly throws in brilliant lead licks.

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  7. jfassett

    jfassett Synchromatic

    Dec 9, 2017
    Both Gary Moore and Snowy White come to mind
  8. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I do it myself too.

    Danny Kortchmar is very fine as well.
  9. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    I had read Danny Kirwan, who did well as sideman to Peter Green.

    But you may keep my "Like" even if I don't know who's Kortchmar... :D
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  10. GlenP

    GlenP Country Gent

    Jul 23, 2019
    Robbie Robertson

    Not the best showcase of his talent, but kind of cool how he follows the cue from Dylan at the end to fade out on the 7th.
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  11. cowmoo

    cowmoo Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2011
    North Wales
    BUT….. Francis Rossi.

    edit. Just as i left this page i read that Alan Lancaster, Rossis long time band mate, Quo’s bassist has died at 72.
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  12. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    I have one of his guitars - purchased from him. He is an absolute gentleman and yes, he is frighteningly good.
  13. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    Scotty Vollmer R.I.P., SJ punk royalty. Ya hadda be there;) He was even cool to me, annoying 14 year old that i was. Screenshot_2021-09-26-19-31-40-1.png Screenshot_2021-09-26-19-32-28-1.png Screenshot_2021-09-26-19-31-40-1.png Screenshot_2021-09-26-19-32-28-1.png Screenshot_2021-09-26-19-31-03-1.png Screenshot_2021-09-26-19-28-32-1.png
    This guy really was something!

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  14. The Box

    The Box Gretschie

    Feb 9, 2020
    wow! I am nothing compare to the mentioned names. thank you, that means a lot to me.
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  15. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Dave Davies

    Maybe he’s not that under rated, but his musical innovations are often overshadowed by the brilliance of his brother’s song writing.
    However, he’s written a few beauties himself.
  16. RRGuitarCo

    RRGuitarCo Gretschie

    May 23, 2021
    San Diego CA
    Chris Story is my vote!
    When I was 19 circa 06-07ish I was shredding in metal bands around town. One weekend we made our way up to LA to open for a band from the Bay area. The band was All Shall Perish and the guitar player blew me away.
    I'm no longer into that type of music at all but I still remember Chris fondly as I asked him to show me some of the sweeping stuff he was doing. We proceeded to ignore everyone and nerd out for the next hour and a half where he showed me how to clean up and extend my sweeping lines with legato, how to tighten up my rhythm and multi-finger/multi-string tapping licks.
    What a classy dude. Skip ahead to 5 minutes to watch the solo.
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  17. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    His guitar playing might be underrated but his slacks aren't!
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  18. MentalTossFlycoon

    MentalTossFlycoon Gretschie

    Dec 22, 2018
    Johnny Hickman has a very underrated body of work across all the Cracker albums.

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  19. Hickeroar

    Hickeroar Gretschie

    Oct 4, 2020
    Chris Buck is an amazing guitarist that isn't known anywhere as widely as I think he should be.

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  20. Archtops

    Archtops Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2021
    Too funny!:D
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