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Underrated Guitarists...

J Mascis from Dinosaur Jr.

The solo at the end of “Feel The Pain” is what has me sold.

Anyone else you can think of?

Spending the last few years in the Mississippi delta I’m surprised Robert Johnson never gets a mention in “great guitarist” conversations.

Stanley Yates


(classical guitar)

I’d never listened to Dinosaur Jr before today, so thanks for that. Great stuff.

Robert Randolph (plays steel guitar)

^that dude is a total badass.

Eric Johnson.

[quote]lostinthought wrote:
Eric Johnson. [/quote]

I bought “Ah Via Musicom” back in '92-93 and play the crap out of it. Great CD.

Don Felder, Eagles

Stone Gossard - Pearl Jam

[quote]imhungry wrote:
Stone Gossard - Pearl Jam[/quote]

Indeed.

Might as well throw Jerry Cantrel in the mix too.

[quote]BradTGIF wrote:
imhungry wrote:
Stone Gossard - Pearl Jam

Indeed.

Might as well throw Jerry Cantrel in the mix too.

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Yes. And, i’d say Kim Thayil from Soundgarden.

Rick Emmett - Triumph

Daniele Gottardo

I actually really dug Cantrell’s first solo disc. Still,… not sure I’d want to go see the ‘new’ Alice in Chains (they were one of my favorites).

I always liked Mick Mars. I know, I know,… 80’s cheese, but I still played my guitar back in the 80’s. and Mick wrote some killer riffs :smiley:

(I’m old…)

S

Alex Lifeson

[quote]thr_wedge wrote:
Alex Lifeson
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Beat me to it. Excellent choice.

[quote]The Mighty Stu wrote:
I actually really dug Cantrell’s first solo disc. Still,… not sure I’d want to go see the ‘new’ Alice in Chains (they were one of my favorites).
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I liked a few songs on Cantrell’s solo first solo cd, but they were just a bit too devoid of any energy. I don’t really find him underrated as a guitarist though; he’s just not that outstanding really.

I’m moderately excited for some new AiC as long as they get a singer with some pipes like the late Layne Staley.

Tony Bourge-Budgie
Frank Marino
Uli Roth
Chuck Schuldiner (RIP)-Death
Chriss Olivia(RIP)-Savatage
Jason Becker
Micheal Schenker
Jake E. Lee
Alex Skolnick

[quote]Rocky101 wrote:
Tony Bourge-Budgie
Frank Marino
Uli Roth
Chuck Schuldiner (RIP)-Death [/quote] <- Seconded. Plenty of underrated guys in the tech/prog/jazz-metal genres in general.[quote]
Chriss Olivia(RIP)-Savatage
Jason Becker
Micheal Schenker
Jake E. Lee
Alex Skolnick
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Jorn Viggo Lofstad - guitar player from Pagan’s Mind

Mats Haugen - guitar player from Circus Maximus

Marco Sfogli - guitar player from James Labrie’s “Elements of Persuasion” album

Thomas Youngblood - guitar player from Kamelot

Johan Liefvendahl - guitar player from Seventh Wonder

Tom MacLean - guitar player from To-mera

Bill Peck - guitar player from Exit the Ride

Marshal Dutton - guitar player from Faktion

Are they the guitar players from a bunch of death/black/Scandinavian/whatever other kind of metal bands?

Do they actually stand out in addition to be technically proficient? I’m getting pretty sick and tired of guitarist that can shred but can’t infuse their playing with any kind of emotion. It gets really boring really quickly.