Favourite Underappreciated Guitarist



slovakguy

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mike campbell of tom petty and the heartbreakers. his compact lead work and arpeggios and a bit of great teamwork with benmont tench put campbell at the top of my list. i suppose this is as much a bit of praise to the heartbreakers as well, as they strike me as the definitive "band"--a group that works together to benefit the whole effort, or a group where the sum is greater than the parts.
 

Cycle Drama

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Too damn many to choose from...

Jon Petrucci - Dream Theatre
Richie Sambora - Bon Jovi
Reb Beach - Winger
Tommy Shaw - Styx (Yea a little more laid back...but a solid guitar player)
Brent Taritas - A friend of mine from the band Rhythm Method....Great young player
The late Dave Dettlaff of Rhythm Method
Etc....etc....
 

slovakguy

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right. seems we need to make it clear that the question at hand requires a selection of one's favourite under appreciated guitarist, not a shopping list of one's favourite under appreciated guitarists.
 

Cycle Drama

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I almost find it too difficult to pick from all the great guitarists of the present and past....but if I was forced to I would have to say:

Jon Petrucci - Dream Theatre

He was a master at playing the instrument almost to the point of being a perfectionist
 

Cycle Drama

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I know...I know...you said only one, but I think Brad Gillis (Night Ranger) was underrated.

His sweep arpeggio and taps were before it's time.

I'm done now...I think.
 

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I don't know that I can name my favorite, but I will say that Cheetah Chrome of the Dead Boys is one of my favorites. Another would be bassist Kim Deal of the Pixies and The Breeders.
 

531Aussie

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Garry Moore wasn't unappreciated, but I was a bit ****** off at how his death went largely unnoticed in Australia