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  • List of most overrated guitarists in history

    Kerry King - 25 years of Eb-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0

    Tony Iommi - Wrote the most boring riffs ever. Ozzy and Dio made him famous

    Jimmy Page - Zeppelin was a team effort. The guitar playing was not all that

    Yngwie Malmsteen - Technical proficiency apparently doesnt mean you can prevent all your songs from sounding the same

    Eddie Van Halen - Inventing a new technique doesn't make you a good guitarist

    Kirk Hammett - Lost without his wah

    Zakk Wylde - Lost without his pinch harmonics

    Buckethead - Lost without his effects

    Slash - Lost without his pentatonic scales

    Jimi Hendrix - You couldn't find a sloppier guitarist if you tried

    Kurt Cobain - Never knew how to turn down distortion or stop playing chords


  • #2
    When I clicked on the thread, I was hoping for something serious.
    .

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    • #3

      Troll - FAIL

       

      Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. - Plato

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      • #4
        I don't know. Maybe not as blatant a troll as the tab threads before. He lists a bunch of famous players and lists the most popular complaints about their playing. Maybe he's serious on one hand, and just trying to troll people on the other.

        The correct response to your question, if it was serious, is that none of those players are unable to make music, so they clearly don't suck. They are famous, and therefore their music has been important to a lot of people. Those people hold high opinions of those players, due to their role in making that music. They are therefore not overrated, because the perception of how enjoyable their playing is, is completely subjective. I don't personally enjoy every player on your list, but I'm not going to call them overrated.

        Now, if you're just trolling again, then let's hope your responses are funny this time. Because trolls that aren't funny are very sad, pathetic creatures indeed. They try so hard, but are so useless, that you just can't help but feel embarrassed for them.
        <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars:</b> 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)<br><br><br><br><b>Pedal Chain:</b> BBE Green Screamer -&gt; MXR Distortion III -&gt; Boss CE-5 -&gt; EH Stereo Pulsar -&gt; Boss DD-20 -&gt; BBE Boosta Grande<br><br><br><br><b>Amps:</b> Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://soundcloud.com/andrewalderman">SoundCloud</a></div>

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        • DaveAronow
          DaveAronow commented
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          No list of grossly overrated players could ever be complete without Carlos Shamtana and Eric Crapton.

           

          Fail.


      • #5

        Definitely me... people have said I sound good, but I suck in comparison to anyone on OPs list.  oh well... I will keep trying.

        http://www.reverbnation.com/thedubiouscapture<br>

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        • #6

          I agree with you about Malmsteen. :catwink:

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          • Mad Tele
            Mad Tele commented
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            +1,00000 on Santana.   His early stuff is OK, I guess. 

             

            also Toni Iommi isn that great. those double tracked solos when they were trying to be Cream is like nails on a chalkboard. Awesome rythm/riff master though.


        • #7
          I smell jealousy. Haters gonna hate.
          <div class="signaturecontainer"><i>Information is not knowledge<br />
          Knowledge is not wisdom<br />
          Wisdom is not truth<br />
          Truth is not beauty<br />
          Beauty is not love<br />
          Love is not music.<br />
          Music Is The Best.</i><br />
          <br />
          - Frank Zappa</div>

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          • J-E-M
            J-E-M commented
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            LET'S HAVE A RAVE!


        • #8

          and Mirin did look down from upon the mount... and he did cast judgement upon the lowly pluckers of strings... and the crowd were silenced by the sheer importance of his learned opinion... but not all... no... not all i say... for among them was one of rebellious spirit... who gave not a single **************** about Mirin's delusional trolling... and so it came to pass that the one known as sully went on about his business... unaffected by the drivel that had passed before his eyes... with a simple sigh... he whispered... "troll on young mirin... troll on"... and on mirin did indeed troll........

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          • Bucksstudent
            Bucksstudent commented
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            Kerry King is going to read this, come to Mirin's house, and he's going to wake up to a bed of snakes.

          • mistersully
            mistersully commented
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            Edited by Admin: Personal attacks 

            ummmm......ok


             


        • #9
          Lonnie99:

          For any of you, no matter your skill level, to say another player sucks is utterly pretentious and thus the ultimate fail.
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          + a million!
          <div class="signaturecontainer"><i>Information is not knowledge<br />
          Knowledge is not wisdom<br />
          Wisdom is not truth<br />
          Truth is not beauty<br />
          Beauty is not love<br />
          Love is not music.<br />
          Music Is The Best.</i><br />
          <br />
          - Frank Zappa</div>

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          • #10

            Care to post any of your own playing?

            <div class="signaturecontainer"><font color="#696969"><font size="2"><br />
            <a href="http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?2803327-Its-time-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-to-build-another-guitar." target="_blank">http://acapella.harmony-central.com/...nother-guitar.</a></font></font></div>

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            • Doctor49
              Doctor49 commented
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              SDshirtman wrote:

              Care to post any of your own playing?


              thankfully the ability to do something is not a prerequisite for having an opinion about someone else who does it.

               

              or we would have nothing to talk about


          • #11
            @BeanoBoy

            I think you're absolutely right.
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            • Dendy Jarrett
              Dendy Jarrett commented
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              Gentlemen, In your discussion, but be mindful of the terms of use and avoid personal attacks. Carry on


          • #12

            i'll say this about clapton... some of his playing on "from the cradle" had plenty of fire

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            • silvershot
              silvershot commented
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              Fame does not equal talent, hopefully we all know that. The worlds best guitarist may have never left the bedroom. But to devise a list of overrated players smells more like a list of personal preferences. So debate the virtues of Clapton or Santana or Hendrix or whomever makes you feel knowledgeable but these sort of list are pointless.


            • BeanoBoy
              BeanoBoy commented
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              mistersully wrote:

              i'll say this about clapton... some of his playing on "from the cradle" had plenty of fire


              Totally agree, although, for me, 'Cradle' doesn't equal his earlier work. I was fortunate to see Eric on the 'From The Cradle' Tour and after a slow start, he was mighty impressive. I also saw him with Cream in NYCs Madison Square during their reunion dates a few years back. Again, not on a level as his early stuff, but damn inspiring.


          • #13

            How can anybody be overrated? You either rate somebody as a guitarist or you don't. It's a personal opinion not a fact and if you personally don't rate somebody then they cannot be overrated because that would suggest that you rated them in the first place.

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            • Mirin
              Mirin commented
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              beach bum wrote:

              How can anybody be overrated? You either rate somebody as a guitarist or you don't. It's a personal opinion not a fact and if you personally don't rate somebody then they cannot be overrated because that would suggest that you rated them in the first place.


              Overrated by the general public. For instance, if you ask many people who are just fans of the rock genre, they will all tell you that Slash is either their favorite guitarist, close to favorite or that he is amazing.

              As a Slash fan myself, I am telling you he is probably the most overrated guitarist of all time. He would be lost without his pentatonic scales, and lacks any real creativity. His tone is really good though, it's almost become the official rock tone all starting guitarists strive for. Regardless, this doesn't make him good


            • 1001gear
              1001gear commented
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              beach bum wrote:

              How can anybody be overrated? You either rate somebody as a guitarist or you don't. It's a personal opinion not a fact and if you personally don't rate somebody then they cannot be overrated because that would suggest that you rated them in the first place.


              ??? wuttevuh ...

              Lousy musicians are lousy.


          • #14

            Mirin wrote:

            Kerry King - 25 years of Eb-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0

            Tony Iommi - Wrote the most boring riffs ever. Ozzy and Dio made him famous

            Jimmy Page - Zeppelin was a team effort. The guitar playing was not all that

            Yngwie Malmsteen - Technical proficiency apparently doesnt mean you can prevent all your songs from sounding the same

            Eddie Van Halen - Inventing a new technique doesn't make you a good guitarist

            Kirk Hammett - Lost without his wah

            Zakk Wylde - Lost without his pinch harmonics

            Buckethead - Lost without his effects

            Slash - Lost without his pentatonic scales

            Jimi Hendrix - You couldn't find a sloppier guitarist if you tried

            Kurt Cobain - Never knew how to turn down distortion or stop playing chords


            I don't know who Kerry King is, but I know the rest of those fellas. all things are a matter of perspective friend...All those men had an IMPACT. You can debate skills, technique, etcetra, ad infinitum. What you cannot disregard is IMPACT. Hendrix,Page,Van Halen, Cobain, Iommi...They all had a lasting IMPACT on their genres and the way people approached guitar playing. 

            Overrated? Conjecture at best...

            I think you're just the guy walking through the stockyards with a stick stirring up the cowpies to make 'em stink. I mean that from the heart of my bottom.

             

            www.soundcloud.com/alamojoe

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            • Mirin
              Mirin commented
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              AlamoJoe wrote:

              Mirin wrote:

              Kerry King - 25 years of Eb-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0

              Tony Iommi - Wrote the most boring riffs ever. Ozzy and Dio made him famous

              Jimmy Page - Zeppelin was a team effort. The guitar playing was not all that

              Yngwie Malmsteen - Technical proficiency apparently doesnt mean you can prevent all your songs from sounding the same

              Eddie Van Halen - Inventing a new technique doesn't make you a good guitarist

              Kirk Hammett - Lost without his wah

              Zakk Wylde - Lost without his pinch harmonics

              Buckethead - Lost without his effects

              Slash - Lost without his pentatonic scales

              Jimi Hendrix - You couldn't find a sloppier guitarist if you tried

              Kurt Cobain - Never knew how to turn down distortion or stop playing chords


              I don't know who Kerry King is, but I know the rest of those fellas. all things are a matter of perspective friend...All those men had an IMPACT. You can debate skills, technique, etcetra, ad infinitum. What you cannot disregard is IMPACT. Hendrix,Page,Van Halen, Cobain, Iommi...They all had a lasting IMPACT on their genres and the way people approached guitar playing. 

              Overrated? Conjecture at best...

              I think you're just the guy walking through the stockyards with a stick stirring up the cowpies to make 'em stink. I mean that from the heart of my bottom.

               


              Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber had an IMPACT too on their genres. Are they extremely talented and deserve more success than pretty much every musician on that list?

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