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Most Underrated Guitarist

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View Poll Results: Who do you feel is the Most underrated guitarist

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  • Vivian Campbell (DIO, Def Leppard)

    2 7.69%
  • Stuart Smith (Solo artist)

    0 0%
  • Brad Gillis (Solo artist, Night Ranger, Played on Ozzy's SPEAK OF THE DEVIL)

    1 3.85%
  • Stanley Jordan (Jazz guitarist)

    0 0%
  • Reb Beach (Winger, Dokken)

    2 7.69%
  • Fast Eddie Clark (Motorhead, Fastway)

    1 3.85%
  • John Sykes(Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Blue Murder, Solo Artist)

    0 0%
  • Steve Stevens(Billy Idol, Vince Neil Band, Atomic Playboys, SBO, Solo artist)

    1 3.85%
  • Bruce Kulick (KISS, Union, Grand Funk Railroad)

    1 3.85%
  • OTHER (Please elaborate)

    18 69.23%
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    Question Most Underrated Guitarist

    Of all the guitarists around today, which do you feel is the most underrated? If you chose OTHER please let us know who you feel is underrated and why.
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    Lots of the people on that list are underrated, but I picked other. Andy Taylor (guitarist of Duran Duran fame) has been underrated through the years. In Duran Duran he never got to show his true talent. When "Thunder" (his solo album) came out he really got to show what he was made of. He also has worked on albums with Rod Stewart, Belinda Carlisle and did collaborations with Luke Morley. He is one of my all time favorite guitarists.

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    Bruce Kulick hands down.....He came into Kiss as a replacement for Mark St. John (who is also very underrated) and made Kiss of the 80's and 90's probably the best era of Kiss ever, at least as far as musicianship is concerned (I know I'm gonna get flak from the Ace fans for that!!!)

    First runner up has to be John Sykes.....Just listen to the solo in "In The Still Of the Night", and if you're still not convinced, pick up the live Blue Murder CD "Screaming Blue Murder"....The guitar playing and lead vocals (performed by John) are outstanding.

    And I do agree with Iluvthe 80's, Andy Taylor rocks! He showed that he is just as good as other "guitar gods" with his first release right after DD with "Thunder".

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    The current guitarist for Alice Cooper is very underrated. His name is Ryan Roxie. I have had the pleasure of hanging out with him twice. Very cool guy. He has been touring with Alice since 1994. He has played on the excellent Brutal Planet and Dragontown albums (these are two of Alice's best in years) He also made an excellent album with a group called Dad's Porno Mag. You can check out his websites at http://operationblackout.2y.net and www.dadspornomag.com
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    Other - Lindsay Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac. Watch their concert video of the reunion. Your eyes will be opened.

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    Wolf Hoffmann of Accept, and Rik Emmett of Triumph (most people don't like his personality though, like he's the Steve Garvey of Canadian rock)...

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    steve morse the current deep purple guitarist

    i didn't even miss ritchie blackmore at the concert
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    I'd have to John Petrucci is one of the underated guitarist along with Steve Morse, Steve Vai & Eric Johnson. Then I'd vote for John Sykes.

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    I voted for "other". I think the most under-rated guitarist is Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi. That man is amazing.
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    I'm sure the ones in the know will disagree with my pick, and although I don't think he is the best lead guitarist , I think Gary Richrath, the ex guitarist of REO Speedwagon was very underrated and actually stands out on many of their songs
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    Other- Neil Giraldo (Pat Benatar Band) is an underrated guitarist. You have to see him live to appreciate his playing. He has worked musically with The Del Lords, Rick Springfield, and Kenny Loggins.
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    I went with other.....Steve Lukather of Toto. The man was and is a great guitarist. Toto perhaps wasn't the greatest band to be in if you are a guitar great but....

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    I'd Have To Go With Richie Sambora Here, Just Listen To The Solos On Songs Like "Dry County","My
    Guitar Lies Bleeding In My Arms" & "Next 100 Years"
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    Steve Vai hands down. Vai is totally AMAZING on the guitar.(been a fan since the "Eat em' and smile" album.) He is very under rated which is sad because he is a Guitar God!
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    Question Steve Vai under-rated?

    I don't see how anyone could underrate that man.

    Steve Lukather ... good choice.. he was also Alice Cooper's guitarist in the 70s...

    My vote would probably have to go to Kai Hansen (Helloween, Iron Savior, Gamma Ray). I've recently become a big fan of his songwriting. Although I heard he left Iron Savior to put all his talents into Gamma Ray full time now. Not only an excellent guitarist, but a tremendous vocalist as well.

    If you're into power metal, I'd check out those 2 bands if you haven't heard anything by them yet.

    Also he produced a band called Heavenly (be careful, there's a gospel band of the same name). They have 2 very good albums out.

    My most-played CD right now is Avantasia the Metal Opera by Tobias Sammet (of Edguy). The list of stars on this album is impressive to say the least drawing from Kai Hanson, Rhapsody and rob Rock to name a few. This album is AMAZING.
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    Thank You! That man does not get enough credit! He's definitely one of the best!

    Originally posted by Poison PJ
    I'd Have To Go With Richie Sambora Here, Just Listen To The Solos On Songs Like "Dry County","My
    Guitar Lies Bleeding In My Arms" & "Next 100 Years"
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    I have to agree with Lindsey Buckingham (Spelling?) as the most underrated guitarist. I have always been a Mac fan, but after seeing the reunion tour, I was very impressed with his handling of the axe.

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    I gotta vote other for:

    Steve Clark (Def Leppard), Vivian is great but there will never be another "Steamin".
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    My choice would be Adrian Vanderburg. He wrote most of Whitesnake's mega-hits. Even the songs on the album with Steve Vai were written mostly by Adrian, though Steve certainly changed them around a lot. Adrian injured his arm just before one of their tours so he couldn't play, and the singer just fired him.

    I love his style. He can play the most wicked rock or the most touching, emotional mellow stuff.
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    Originally posted by Valley Dude
    My choice would be Adrian Vanderburg.
    I haven't really had a chance to hear Vandenburg's '80s solo albums because they've only been available here as Japanese imports which cost an absolute fortune. I've read that they will finally get a proper North American release soon so I'll try to check him out...

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