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#41 goose

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:46 PM

View Poststevie2112, on 12 May 2013 - 01:15 PM, said:

Sammy Hagar, he is definately overrated
More of a songwriter than guitarist.  He got much better learning from Ed Van Halen.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:47 PM

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View PostHemispheresserehpsimeH, on 11 May 2013 - 09:45 PM, said:

You're all wrong. It's Kurt Cobain.

Has Kurt been named a great guitarist somewhere?  I must have missed this
Another songwriter who plays guitar, as opposed to a guitarist

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:47 PM

I may be on thin ice here, but I'm going to say Eddie Van Halen. Shredding isn't everything!

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:59 PM

View Postsubstancewithoutstyle, on 12 May 2013 - 04:47 PM, said:

I may be on thin ice here, but I'm going to say Eddie Van Halen. Shredding isn't everything!

You'd have been on Black Ice if you'd said Angus Young... :syrinx:

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:11 PM

View Postsubstancewithoutstyle, on 12 May 2013 - 04:47 PM, said:

I may be on thin ice here, but I'm going to say Eddie Van Halen. Shredding isn't everything!

YES!! YEEESSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! I like you. lol.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:12 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 12 May 2013 - 04:59 PM, said:

View Postsubstancewithoutstyle, on 12 May 2013 - 04:47 PM, said:

I may be on thin ice here, but I'm going to say Eddie Van Halen. Shredding isn't everything!

You'd have been on Black Ice if you'd said Angus Young... :syrinx:

lmao niiice ;)
so...do you like Angus? my brain is mush at the moment and can't tell if that was a sarcastic way of saying Angus sucks lol

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:18 PM

View Postsubstancewithoutstyle, on 12 May 2013 - 04:47 PM, said:

I may be on thin ice here, but I'm going to say Eddie Van Halen. Shredding isn't everything!
Which is why Eddie is better in my view than Satriani & Co.  Eddie has a musical sensibility for the blues and pop that underlies his songs.  He shreds (excessively?), but there's always a clear, melodic anchor.  Just the other day I was listening to "Hear About it later" and thinking what a better sound it would be without the needless shredder-break in the middle.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:23 PM

View Posthobo73, on 12 May 2013 - 05:12 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 12 May 2013 - 04:59 PM, said:

View Postsubstancewithoutstyle, on 12 May 2013 - 04:47 PM, said:

I may be on thin ice here, but I'm going to say Eddie Van Halen. Shredding isn't everything!

You'd have been on Black Ice if you'd said Angus Young... :syrinx:

lmao niiice ;)
so...do you like Angus? my brain is mush at the moment and can't tell if that was a sarcastic way of saying Angus sucks lol
No I like Angus, he is what he is, a bluesy hard rocker with an exciting attack, good tone, a lot of memorable riffs, some decent solos and the strongest neck muscles in rock! :guitar:

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:25 PM

This thread is starting to get overrated.  This isn't the guitarist you don't like thread. It's overrated guitarist.  I disagree with Hammett, Clapton, van Halen, malmsteen in the thread.  They deliver exactly what they claim to and what most say they can.  You want to get crazy?  I think Hendrix is overrated.  I like his songs and he did usher in a new style but his playing was really sloppy and too noisy.  He isn't the virtuoso he was claimed to be.  I'll be in hiding for a bit.

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Edited by Ancient Ways, 12 May 2013 - 05:25 PM.


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Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:25 PM

View Postgoose, on 12 May 2013 - 05:18 PM, said:

View Postsubstancewithoutstyle, on 12 May 2013 - 04:47 PM, said:

I may be on thin ice here, but I'm going to say Eddie Van Halen. Shredding isn't everything!
Which is why Eddie is better in my view than Satriani & Co.  Eddie has a musical sensibility for the blues and pop that underlies his songs.  He shreds (excessively?), but there's always a clear, melodic anchor.  Just the other day I was listening to "Hear About it later" and thinking what a better sound it would be without the needless shredder-break in the middle.
Yeah Eddie is far from being just another shredder, if anything, with the backlash against him in some quarters, he's underrated.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:22 PM

I am so SICK of people saying sloppy, no technique blah blah...what about FEEL/CREATIVITY FCOL, not everyone has to sound like a damn metronome.  Yes to Page and Yes to Hendrix, they command more in their little finger than most players today.  And please leave the Kurt Cobains out of it, they're not even worth mentioning in this, and I love Nirvana.  I still say Clapton is way overrated though, sorry, especially when you compare him to the creative genius of Page or Beck.  No offence Ancient, just the way I see it fwiw.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:19 PM

View Postcondemned2bfree, on 12 May 2013 - 07:07 AM, said:

Hammet too, a lot of his solos have the same shape - sound the same?

Oh he's awful; predictable and boring.  Wanna take an axe to his damn wah as well.  As far as metal, he is the clear winner!  

Ok, that's enough rage for one day... :rage:

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:31 PM

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:38 PM

View PostSteevo, on 12 May 2013 - 07:22 PM, said:

I am so SICK of people saying sloppy, no technique blah blah...what about FEEL/CREATIVITY FCOL, not everyone has to sound like a damn metronome.  Yes to Page and Yes to Hendrix, they command more in their little finger than most players today.  And please leave the Kurt Cobains out of it, they're not even worth mentioning in this, and I love Nirvana.  I still say Clapton is way overrated though, sorry, especially when you compare him to the creative genius of Page or Beck.  No offence Ancient, just the way I see it fwiw.
Clapton has great tone and technique, but I don't see him as a tremendous innovator.  Page gets dogged as having ripped off the classic bluesmen...but how does Clapton get a pass?  Eric is obviously an amazing talent, but his godly status among the rock critics makes him the most overrated for me.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 10:01 PM

Slash... Definitely Slash.

Maybe the guitarists of Metallica too, James and Kirk. There's one time I can listen to Metallica: when someone else is covering them.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 10:20 PM

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 10:31 PM

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Gene Simmons
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:26 PM

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Sammy Hagar, he is definately overrated
What? You hardly hear anything of Hagar's playing. If anything he's underrated- not a guitar god, but the man can play.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:29 PM

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Gene Simmons
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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:31 AM

Jimmy Page. He might have been a creative genius in the studio and a great guitar player but he doesn't belong on the top of every "best guitarist" list like he seems to be..





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