Favorite Guitar Player Who Never Makes a Best Guitarist List

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  1. datguytim

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    Snuffy Walden - Stray Dog circa '73
    DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight - Parliament Funkadelic/George Clinton
    Gary "Dr. Know" Miller - Bad Brains
     
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    Brad gillis. His playing with ozzy was amazing. His use of the Floyd rose , was at a whole other level in like 1982.

    Rik Emmett, never makes anybody's list. For anythIng. He can play all styles of music. Also incredible vocals.

    George Lynch, usually overlooked due to a weak vocalist.
     
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    I haven’t ever bonded with Lynch, but recognize his talent. Need to hear more Gillis.

    RikEmmett is different though. I’m a recent convert after watching the old Live Aid footage on AXS. It was the first time I’d seen them live, or heard more than the 2 - 3 songs they beat to death in the US.

    I immediately wondered why he isn’t mentioned at least on the level of say, Gary Moore. I agree with you whole heartedly. His vocal skills are on par with the best of his day, and the guitar playing just hit a nerve with me.
     
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    As far as being tasteful without the fretboard gymnastics? Elliot Easton of The Cars.
     
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    i'll have to mention GLEN BUXTEN and MICHAEL BRUCE from the original Alice Cooper band. both influenced me and i certainly listened to both a ton when i was young.
     
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    How do you know Lyle? Are you a Bostonian?
     
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    Do you mean the Moby Grape guy or the Eilen Jewell/Spurs guy?
     
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    Mick Green of THE PIRATES - a total monster, beloved by punkrockers and Pete Townshend alike.

    (This is my first post. Hello everybody!)

     
  14. Dr.Picklebottom

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    never even thought about it. the guitar is a tool used to create music, not the end product. i enjoy great homes and cars. im not shopping based on who can hammer the fastest or inflate the tires fastest. i couldnt care less who's the "best" guitarist.
     
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    Moby Grape!
     
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    Welcome to the vortex!
     
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    Went through 195 posts before finally seeing Spyder Giraldo mentioned. He was the first one I thought of.

    Some of these were already listed:

    Rik Emmett
    Brad Gillis
    Adrian Smith
    Glenn Tipton
    Dan Donegan (imo, the best of the Nu Metal crowd)
     
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    Rik can play and sing anything. Any style, any genre, you name it. The deep cuts on Triumph albums covered a lot of musical territory.

    I love Gary Moore but he was nowhere near Rik's level in terms of talent.

    The best comparison of Rik I can think of would be Vince Gill
     
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    Nope. I somehow came across his cd he did live with Jim Campilongo. I really dug his playing and tunes. Smart playing jazz/country over some great listenable instrumentals. Then kinda deep dived into stuff. Heard a lot of good live shows from that band/singer he played a lot with--Ryan Montbleau. He can play some impressive inspiring jazzy country style stuff. He's not Steve Vai, but hes an inspiring, smart player.
     
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