Most Under-Rated Guitar Players ?

Discussion in 'Tonefreaks' started by Electric Bison, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. Electric Bison

    Electric Bison Senior Member

    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2009
    Many Axemen don't get the credit that is due to them...

    Here are a few guitarists that, in my opinion, are under-rated.

    Jim Martin
    [​IMG]

    Adam Jones
    [​IMG]

    Brian Carroll aka Buckethead
    [​IMG]

    Mike Riggs
    [​IMG]
     
    X–Ray likes this.
  2. Beerdog80

    Beerdog80 Banned

    Messages:
    10,958
    Likes Received:
    5,669
    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Tom Keifer from Cinderella and Gary Hoey are the two I can think of off the top of my head.
     
  3. MaidenStrat02

    MaidenStrat02 Senior Member

    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Vinnie Moore, Gary Holt (Exodus), Andy LaRocque (King Diamond), Dan Spitz (Anthrax), Craig Goldie (Dio), John Sykes, maybe Doug Aldritch. It's like they don't get the coverage they deserve in magazines or whatever. We all know them but they don't get their props.
     
  4. Jason

    Jason Senior Member

    Messages:
    18,510
    Likes Received:
    347
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2008
    There's probably a TON of guys from the 80s who have been all but tossed out with the trash... It's kinda rough, but the hair metal guitar hero stuff was so trendy there came a point of a huge backlash... To a lot of us younger people, that stuff sounds cheesy. It's a shame, I know... I have a bunch of CDs of my father in law's on loan right now, much of which is butt-rock... Scorps, Dio, Iron Maiden. I'll be listening with an open mind and going beyond the stuff that got radio play for the first time in my life. We'll see!
     
    ghost driver likes this.
  5. MaidenStrat02

    MaidenStrat02 Senior Member

    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Here's one for us 80's guys. Loudness' Akira Takasaki, that dude smoked the fretboard man. Truly a bad ass player. Also Jake E.Lee. I like the guys from Skid Row too, they had some tasty riffs.
     
  6. Jason

    Jason Senior Member

    Messages:
    18,510
    Likes Received:
    347
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2008
    Jake! Bark at the Moon is insane.... I always thought it was Randy.
     
  7. Silly_Sam

    Silly_Sam Senior Member

    Messages:
    474
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2009
    i'd disagree about Buckethead. I think his music is appreciated by many people, it's just that his style is not appealing to the wider crowd.
     
  8. Electric Bison

    Electric Bison Senior Member

    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2009
    Yeah that's for sure, lot of people including myself are big fans of his music. But it's a shame that most people just judge him by his appearance, or a couple of riffs that might sound a bit too avant-garde for some. Or when people think it's all about the shred and ripping the fretboard when in fact most his latest works are pretty mellow and smooth. A bit less of the technical mayhem and melody takes over.
    To anyone "not into that kind of music" I recommand listening to any track from his album "A real diamond in the rough".
     
  9. SJS Rocks

    SJS Rocks Member

    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    From the Jam Band seen Steve Kimock is the most under rated. Every time I see him he makes my jaw drop.
    Dan Lebowitz is the other. Dan plays acoustic guitar better then any one out there. On the Jam Cruise I was knocked out when he rocked out a Hendrix tune. On an acoustic? Scary!!!
     
  10. CLC12ROCK

    CLC12ROCK Senior Member

    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Bradley Nowell from Sublime never gets any love. And I know he's a Jam God, but Trey Anastasio never gets any love on this forum, or any other guitar publications, either. I feel like it's all about blues and metal these days. I think he's (Anastasio) the best guitarist out there right now.
     
  11. Davey Rockets

    Davey Rockets Senior Member

    Messages:
    461
    Likes Received:
    23
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Brian Setzer.. he's way more than Stray Cats.. the dude is an insane guitar player that rarely gets mentioned when it comes to "guitar guys".
     
  12. yllsacky

    yllsacky Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,726
    Likes Received:
    34
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    1+ for bucket but the problem is that a lot of people judge him after 1.his looks 2. Jordan
     
  13. Satch0922

    Satch0922 Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,033
    Likes Received:
    663
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2007
    Ty Tabor

    [​IMG]
     
    LeftyF2003 likes this.
  14. st.bede

    st.bede V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    10,261
    Likes Received:
    5,318
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    IMHO, the only album, that I thought was really good, to come out in the late 80's was Badlands....(and also Via's Passion and warfare....oh yhea, what about tones from Eric Jhonson...ther could be a few more I am forgetting but I still feel that in that kinda genre Jake E Lee was the only newish player that really had something musical to say)

    I have been thinking a lot about Zero lately....kimock is a very tasty player (but, for me Martin was just too cool).....I miss being able to go and see zero often.....The best concert I have ever been to was a zero one....and I have been to a large number of concerts....
     
  15. xsouldriverx

    xsouldriverx V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    4,181
    Likes Received:
    137
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2008
    ive lately been listening to some maiden and megadeth. both are good if you ask me and not too 80s glam/hair metalish. i like adam jones too.
    how about billy howerdel?
     
  16. mcmurray

    mcmurray Senior Member

    Messages:
    775
    Likes Received:
    261
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    The wider crowd takes one look at the bucket and goes wtf?

    Musical style doesn't even come into the equation for these people.

    He's underrated.
     
  17. Tsukiyomi

    Tsukiyomi Senior Member

    Messages:
    8,371
    Likes Received:
    288
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2009
    It seems like all guitar forums need this question somewhere :)

    Gotta be George Harrison for me
     
  18. klextacy

    klextacy Junior Member

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    This is a great thread!!

    I'll second a few players mentioned, and add a few:

    John Sykes - Tone for days, chops, and probably THE best vibrato
    Jake E. Lee - My favorite Ozzy guitarist
    Adrian Smith - Brilliant songrwriter, Great tone, Great vibrato, and cool style.. Maiden wasn't the same without him.
    Eric Johnson (not underrated by guitar players, but by the general public)
    Robben Ford
    Michael Thompson
    David Lindley - brilliant lap steel stuff.
    Steve Lukather
    Steve Stevens

    I've probably got 40 more.. but those are the ones that popped right in my head.
     
    Thumpalumpacus likes this.
  19. MrRhoads

    MrRhoads Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,641
    Likes Received:
    239
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Jake E Lee is awesome on the Bark at the moon album, i wonder why he didn´t play at some more of Ozzys albums
     
  20. MaidenStrat02

    MaidenStrat02 Senior Member

    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    He was on Ultimate Sin also.
     

Share This Page