Under rated guitarists

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

  1. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Phillip Sayce. Might not be so much "under rated" as he is relatively unknown, considering his high level of playing and history touring in the bands of Jeff Healey and Melissa Etheridge.
     
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  2. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Synchromatic

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    Jake E Lee.

    Nik Kershaw (seriously).
     
  3. GHook

    GHook Gretschie

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    I could not agree more about Mike Campbell. Never an unnecessary lick, note, phrase. The consummate professional playing what's best for the song, not his image.

    I didn't see James Calvin Wilsey of Wicked Games fame. His vibrato, tremelo style and tone is haunting. Years ago I tried to incorporate his style and a friend of his, with his ok, got me the effect patches he used on El Dorado. How cool is that? Not even sure my POD farm account is still available. He had a rough go of it all the way up to his passing on Christmas Eve afternoon 2018. Really effected me, seemed like a very good guy.
     
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  4. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Country Gent

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    I saw Big Jack Johnson at a club in Delaware in the 90s. Incredible!!
     
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  5. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    Y0u don't hear near enough about Jeff "Skunk" Baxter or Waddy Wachtel.
     
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  6. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Country Gent

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    I gotta say Rich Robinson. I know he is well respected and has a Gretsch model. But he was perfect! His music was in perfect synch in the mood of the song. He never overplayed. Amazing! Also love Kenny Vaughan and Marty Stuart!
     
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  7. salvatore

    salvatore Gretschie

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    Jimmy Lee Fautheree.
     
  8. Jerzey Bob

    Jerzey Bob Synchromatic

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    Yup, amazing bluesman & a great human being. Sat in w/ him a few times & used to go fishing w/ him when in Clarksdale. The world is lesser place without him. Look into the Jelly Roll Kings, Mr. Jack, Frank Frost, & Sam Carr, all legends.

    Here he is backed by my blues brothers, The Cornlickers, his go-to band. Man, I miss that smile...



     
  9. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Ya can't forget about these 2 psycho manic nuts who truly belong at my Thanksgiving table with my family this year :p:p:p
    Greg Koch
    Phil X

     
  10. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    We all missed a few. A lot of these should be better known than they are.

    Glen Campbell & Roy Clark
    Cousin Kenny Vaughn & Marty Stuart
    Steve Morse of the Dixie Dregs
    The Hellecasters--John Jorgenson, Will Ray, & Jerry Donahue
    The Motor City Madman, Ted Nugent
    Joe Walsh
    Wes Montgomery
    Junior Barnard
     
  11. Mojoman

    Mojoman Electromatic

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  12. Mojoman

    Mojoman Electromatic

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    Paul Simon, yes, and J Walsh, Buck Dharma of BOC, and per Wabash - G. Campbell, Roy Clark, and Dickie Betts. Many others, Jerry Garcia/ Bob Weir
     
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  13. GoLeafsGo

    GoLeafsGo Synchromatic

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    Saw the same tour, it was a great show....loved the encore where Leslie came out and played with Satriani...that was something!
     
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  14. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Jerry Garcia as an underrated guitarist? :eek::confused:
     
  15. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Agree in general although Steve Morse , Roy Clark and Joe Walsh don't feel underrated.
     
  16. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    You just don't hear enough of (and about) them these days.
     
  17. DangerousD

    DangerousD Electromatic

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  18. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    I do like them quite a bit, that's for sure. Hear less from Steve Morse but that's because he's with Deep Purple who are arguably low profile these days. But Joe Walsh shot to the top with the Eagles in my mind. I loved his work there. Still love his work although he's been quiet too. Love his unique off beat style.
     
  19. Let’s not forget Gorman Harmons.
     
  20. swivel

    swivel Country Gent

    May 13, 2018
    PNW
    I never asked one to stand up so don't know what's under them. However, there are many underrated guitarists out there. :rolleyes::D
     
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