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Unleash-The-Shred
Well I decided to make this thread to give more credit to guitarists who deserve it but don't get it.
Post your thoughts.

I'll start.

Andy La Rocque and Mike Wead of King Diamond! They kick so much a$$.
Smikey2006
Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold. idk i don't care for Avenged but im looking at some of his stuff and its pritty intence.
Unleash-The-Shred
QUOTE (Smikey2006 @ Oct 26 2007, 05:23 AM) *
Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold. idk i don't care for Avenged but im looking at some of his stuff and its pritty intence.


Yeah he is pretty sick.

Also Ritchie Sambora.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q_D-RPXzJ8

Adrian Vandenberg

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=7SRIWaZfk7k
Unleash-The-Shred
Daath's guitarist Emil Werstler

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=S4eq0oydQx4
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=MP4Rn7C3A9Y
FretDancer69
Jeff Loomis of nevermore imo, it might not be underrated for some, i know the band has been there for like 10 years, but well, just thought id mention him,
Robin
Øystein Sunde http://youtube.com/watch?v=pLucIJFFPfY

EXCELLENT guitar player, banjo player and songwriter from Norway!



I think I also should mention Johnny Winter and John Fogerty. I'm not sure if I should call them underrated, but I have barely ever seen them being mentioned at GMC.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=-8siLZ4zNbY - Johnny Winter

http://youtube.com/watch?v=u3jwhuxVcik - John Fogerty(Creedence Clearwater Revival, guitarist and vocalist)
Muris Varajic
Johnny Winter, + 1 for that Robin!! smile.gif
Bali
ME!!! cool.gif

...and Marc Bonilla
rokchik
Well I've said it before but Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac deserves a lot more credit IMHO.

I'd also like to mention Rob Baker and Paul Langlois of the band The Tragically Hip. Amazing band! And two great guitarists.

@Robin: John Fogerty rocks man and so does Winter.
Resurrection
Steve Rothery of Marillion. He's not flashy, but rivals Dave Gilmour for sheer emotion and excellent composition skills. Try the albums "Brave" and "Marbles" for a few examples.
The Uncreator
Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth
Andre Siepen And Marcus Olbrich of Blind Guardian
Jared Machaeron and Zeff Childress of Sanctity
Corbin King of Vainglory
Robert Barrett, Pat O' Brien of Cannibal Corpse
Jari Maenpaa of Wintersun

Theres too man to name though
Unleash-The-Shred
Mike Campese
Vivian Campbell
Francesco Fareri
Rob Johnson
Niels Vijlyt
Shane Gibson
Pablo G. Soler

The list can go on and on.
Unleash-The-Shred
The Great Kat.
Tjchep
Andy timmons.
Pavel
QUOTE (Unleash-The-Shred @ Oct 28 2007, 10:58 AM) *
The Great Kat.


Spare me, man! laugh.gif laugh.gif If she is a guitarist than i am the king of England! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif She's a walking circus!
shredmandan
QUOTE (FretDancer69 @ Oct 26 2007, 08:47 PM) *
Jeff Loomis of nevermore imo, it might not be underrated for some, i know the band has been there for like 10 years, but well, just thought id mention him,



I was going to say Jeff aswell biggrin.gif .He is an awesome guitarist ,actually one a state compotition here in the USA when he was only 16.I love Nevermore and think they are an awesome band that doesnt get the credit they deserve
FretDancer69
QUOTE (shredmandan @ Oct 28 2007, 10:19 PM) *
I was going to say Jeff aswell biggrin.gif .He is an awesome guitarist ,actually one a state compotition here in the USA when he was only 16.I love Nevermore and think they are an awesome band that doesnt get the credit they deserve


yeah, he also auditioned for Megadeth when he was 16. But like you said one time, to find the good stuff, you gotta search very deep beyond what the media offers.
shredmandan
QUOTE (FretDancer69 @ Oct 29 2007, 12:27 AM) *
yeah, he also auditioned for Megadeth when he was 16. But like you said one time, to find the good stuff, you gotta search very deep beyond what the media offers.



Thats true smile.gif
Only reason Dave turned him down was because his age.He is an amazing guitarist .He started out learning Ywngie and stuff and basically mastered it around 14.
FretDancer69
QUOTE (shredmandan @ Oct 28 2007, 10:36 PM) *
Thats true smile.gif
Only reason Dave turned him down was because his age.He is an amazing guitarist .He started out learning Ywngie and stuff and basically mastered it around 14.


yeah, but im sure Dave is proud of him now. Dang, he mastered Ynwgie stuff by 14? blink.gif huh.gif ohmy.gif , holy @()*!!! ohmy.gif ohmy.gif
Unleash-The-Shred
Yeah Jeff Loomis is an amazing player, so is Steve Smith from Nevermore.

A few more are...

Dave Meniketti
Santana (In my opinion)
Neil Zaza
Guthrie Govan
Alex Lifeson
Alex Skolnick
Michael Amott
Malcom Young
Frank Zappa
Leslie West
Vinnie Moore
Jeff Beck (Definitely doesn't get the credit he deserves) (One of the best ever)
John Sykes
Pete Townshend
Joe Perry
Glenn Tipton & K.K. Downing
blindwillie
Yes there are to many to mention but quite a few of the ones mentioned above is considered to be amongst the best guitarists ever, or is that just me? Because I'm so insanly old that I actually grew up with them?
GrimGuitarist
QUOTE (Smikey2006 @ Oct 26 2007, 10:23 AM) *
Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold. idk i don't care for Avenged but im looking at some of his stuff and its pritty intence.


I agree all the "real metal" fans say he sucks but I've always liked his stuff plus hes just getting started I'm sure he will be well recognized once he has finished
Kosei Kubota
Adrian Vandenberg

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=7SRIWaZfk7k
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Vandenberg!
I had his debut LP record (no CD's were popular back then).
fkalich
My candidate. Ok, not the cleanest, but great rhythm, and he sings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKYAhVSBxsQ
Legions
QUOTE (Unleash-The-Shred @ Oct 26 2007, 04:56 AM) *


+1 to that... I saw them play a few months back... pretty much... intense to say the least. haha. It was cool because not many people knew who they were so the crowd wasn't so big and I was like right there in front of the guitarist hahaha.
Unleash-The-Shred
QUOTE (GrimGuitarist @ Nov 3 2007, 12:10 AM) *
I agree all the "real metal" fans say he sucks but I've always liked his stuff plus hes just getting started I'm sure he will be well recognized once he has finished


Yeah he is really great.

QUOTE (Kosei Kubota @ Nov 3 2007, 08:02 AM) *
Adrian Vandenberg

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=7SRIWaZfk7k
Vandenberg!
I had his debut LP record (no CD's were popular back then).


I mentioned him before I believe.

QUOTE (Legions @ Nov 3 2007, 12:42 PM) *
+1 to that... I saw them play a few months back... pretty much... intense to say the least. haha. It was cool because not many people knew who they were so the crowd wasn't so big and I was like right there in front of the guitarist hahaha.


Yeah, he is awesome, he plays all sorts of stuff i guess on the side, Daath being his main priority.

QUOTE (Pavel @ Oct 29 2007, 12:13 AM) *
Spare me, man! laugh.gif laugh.gif If she is a guitarist than i am the king of England! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif She's a walking circus!


LOL, well she did get 10th on the list of greatest shredders of all time.

http://www.randyciak.com/guitar/top_shredd...of_all_time.htm
Paul Coutts
The guitarists from Strung Out and Lagwagon
can't remember their names at the moment, but they're damn good smile.gif
Pavel
QUOTE (Unleash-The-Shred @ Nov 4 2007, 06:04 AM) *
LOL, well she did get 10th on the list of greatest shredders of all time.
http://www.randyciak.com/guitar/top_shredd...of_all_time.htm


I know that list, there are a lot of guitarists on that list that shouldn't be there! wink.gif Especially those added "by request".
Davidian
What about Devildriver's guitarists?
They're pretty good too!
javari
Ritchie Blackmore
Neil Young
Mike Oldfield
Ry Cooder (slide..)
visi0n
QUOTE (fkalich @ Nov 3 2007, 01:57 PM) *
My candidate. Ok, not the cleanest, but great rhythm, and he sings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKYAhVSBxsQ


Woow, i like this one, very cute when he's singing .. aai aai aai .. cool.gif
Robin
I post this guy everywhere else, so why not in this topic aswell tongue.gif

Bjørn Berge playing Give It Away, its a Red Hot Chili Peppers song for those who didnt know. http://youtube.com/watch?v=1pXtWCSAiFg

Bjørn Berge playing Keep It Greasy, Frank Zappa song http://youtube.com/watch?v=Pfte-sL1Jtc

Death Letter! http://youtube.com/watch?v=r1eGWehnVOk

He isnt exactly underrated, just unknown.


(Unfortunately these videos dont got the best video and sound quality)
Erik Johnson
QUOTE (Slammer @ Oct 28 2007, 09:56 PM) *
CREAM! (They broke up much too early)


I have to say.. I agree completely. I love Cream, one of my favorite bands, in fact.

One guitarist that isn't famous to anyone I know is Eric Johnson. laugh.gif (Go ahead and gasp)
Believe it or not, I had never heard of him until I started playing guitar. And none of my friends had heard of him except from me. Now that I've made them listen to him, they love him. cool.gif
Beaulieu04
Synyster Gates sweeping maestro

All that Remains guitarists technically and musically AWESOME tongue.gif

Jeff Loomis definately, stunning guitarist

Kyle Gass, Tenacious D tongue.gif

Last but not least, (im a bit biased) but Corey Beaulieu never gets any of the glory behind Matt Heafy of Trivium and he is an INSANE shredder and creator of music smile.gif smile.gif
Spiderusalem
I've said it before and I'll keep saying it......



Toni Iommi
Arrival
Bob Dylan
Eric Johnson - again, how many people actually know him?
Lenny Kravitz
Alex Lifeson - Totally overshadowed by his band.
Ted Nugent - He's crazy but he can rock the house.
Pete Townshend - I don't think anyone played harder.
STEVE HOWE - If you don't listen to Yes, start.
Unleash-The-Shred
Sammy Hagar
John 5
spdalton
Pearl Jam!
Mike McCready, their awesome solo guitarist always manages to capture the perfect mood of the song in his solos.
Spiderusalem
Avril Lavigne wink.gif
FretDancer69
QUOTE (Spiderusalem @ Nov 10 2007, 04:19 AM) *
Avril Lavigne wink.gif


And dont forget Hilary Duff!!!! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
Unleash-The-Shred
QUOTE (FretDancer69 @ Nov 10 2007, 08:12 PM) *
And dont forget Hilary Duff!!!! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif


This thread is going to Hell.
The Uncreator
Eternal Abyss me thinks?
FretDancer69
QUOTE (Unleash-The-Shred @ Nov 10 2007, 07:13 PM) *
This thread is going to Hell.



lmao laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif biggrin.gif



mellow.gif ohmy.gif
Proman1
Hey all, another noob "here" but not to the music scene !!

For my first post on this site I will vote for David T. Chastain as the most underrated guitarist.. Has anyone heard the original '80's "Chastain" lineup with Leather Leone on vocals... Their first couple albums are total balls out rocking and shredding.. check it out...

Chastain-Rulers Of The Wasteland
Chastain-The 7th Of Never
Chastain-Voice Of The Cult
man0mule
Mick Thompson and James Root of Slipknot
Kim Thayil - Soundgarden
Billy Corgan - Smashing Pumpkins
Mike McCready - Pearl Jam
Dean DeLeo - Stone Temple Pilots
Kevin Shields - My Bloody Valentine
Jerry Cantrell - Alice In Chains
Duane Allman and Dickey Betts - Allman Brothers Band
Alex Lewis
Chris Poland (original megadeth lead guy) never gets enough respect for me the guy is phenominal and my other fave is Alex Skolnick from Testament but no one seems to give him much credit either!
swingline
Jason Becker for sure, he was a great guitarist and is less known due to Lou Gehrig's disease but he still would have blossomed in to one of the best guitarists of all time.
The Uncreator
QUOTE (swingline @ Nov 20 2007, 04:20 PM) *
Jason Becker for sure, he was a great guitarist and is less known due to Lou Gehrig's disease but he still would have blossomed in to one of the best guitarists of all time.


Jason Becker is a true musician, played for the music, and played his heart out, im sad to hear what happened to him, its maked me cry sad.gif
swingline
QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Nov 20 2007, 07:07 PM) *
Jason Becker is a true musician, played for the music, and played his heart out, im sad to hear what happened to him, its maked me cry sad.gif

Yea man its brutal, the guy was the best of the best, and now he can't even talk. Its a shame how the best of many things get shot down so quickly.
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