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Guitarists who aren't taken seriously but deserve to be.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 3-Chord-Genius, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. 6BQ5

    6BQ5 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Slash is my entry. Incredible player. Great chops. Impeccable phrasing. But perhaps seen as a bit of a joke with G'n'R being what they are/were.
     
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  2. CK Dexter Haven

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    Wow six pages and no one has mentioned....

    Ringo

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  3. CK Dexter Haven

    CK Dexter Haven Tele-Afflicted

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    More in keeping w/ the OP's intent
    Ricky Nelson, he isn't setting the world on fire here, but he is pulling his weight, and putting a nice frame around what James is doing.

     

  4. 4 Cat Slim

    4 Cat Slim Friend of Leo's

    Oct 17, 2012
    Nelson City TX
    Rosie Flores is somebody not very we'll known or taken very seriously, but she's built a good catalog of work over the years.
     
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  5. Larmo63

    Larmo63 Tele-Meister

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    Lindsay Buckingham has always been under-rated as a great guitars player in my book.
     

  6. Stratohacker

    Stratohacker Tele-Holic

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    Foghat's Rod Price

     
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  7. Stratohacker

    Stratohacker Tele-Holic

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    Y&T's Dave Meniketti


     
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  8. Grandy

    Grandy Tele-Meister

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    Finland
    Joni Mitchell certainly isn't on any guitar greats list. It's acknowledged that she's an accomplished song writer but she's done a remarkable job utilizing alternate tunings as well. She's really a one of a kind as guitarists go.
     
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  9. noah330

    noah330 Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 10, 2009
    Maryland
    Don't forget he wrote most of those songs.
     
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  10. Censport

    Censport Tele-Meister

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    Nashville/東京
    Overlooked perhaps, but I'm not aware of Dave not being taken seriously.

    He's one of my main rock influences. Also comfortable with other genres.
     

  11. Harry

    Harry Tele-Meister

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    With you one-hundred percent on Bloomfield. He was with Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival and Electric Flag at Monterey. Buddy Miles on drums.

     
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  12. harold h

    harold h Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 15, 2004
    Johnny Ramone

    Great rhythm player- downstroke master.


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  13. ac15

    ac15 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    May 9, 2005
    CHICAGO, IL.
    And a legit musical genius, in a field where the term is almost always overused and usually doesn’t apply.
     
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  14. ac15

    ac15 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    May 9, 2005
    CHICAGO, IL.
    He’s a good player with a cool melodic style. On the contrary though, I think he’s generally appreciated for those things.
     
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  15. Stratandtele

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    Buckethead, if you look beyond the mask and general weirdness, there is some really beautiful music. He plays with a great mix of soulful wailing licks, along with some astonishing tap and shred technique. A true guitar virtuoso.
     

  16. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    I guess we need to ask who the OP means when he says "not taken seriously." By whom? If Slash sells millions of albums, it would seem that his fans take him seriously. Lindsey Buckingham sold millions of albums, so surely the people who bought those albums take him seriously. Or maybe they don't care, and just love the music.

    I suppose the thread is asking about people who aren't taken seriously by amateur guitarists.
     

  17. schotter611

    schotter611 Tele-Holic

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    Aug 1, 2012
    Berlin
    this guy...hard to take him seriously when the tone's off. Seriously great playing when I listen though...
     
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  18. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 14, 2013
    Indiana
    I don't know what "taken seriously" means, but Chris Isaak carries everything on the back of his J-200



    and for something completely different, WK is from Planet Ring Mod

     

  19. Twang Deluxe

    Twang Deluxe TDPRI Member

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    Erlend Oye with his Tele
     

  20. bftfender

    bftfender Tele-Meister

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    York PA
    Larry Carlton, Skunk Baxter, Rick Derringer, Gary Clark Jr
     

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