Favourite not popular guitarist?

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  1. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    That was the speculation, but his court documents said he would be released pending a drug test and he wound up being released. Paul's wife seemed to hint at it being a psychological/medical issue.
     
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    Well I feel like none of the guitarists I liek are popular, but theyre all popular here :p For me it's Ryan Morgan from Misery Signals, and if Michael Romeo from Symphony X isnt considered popular hes in there. I know alot of people can shred but I always like that fantasy power metal style lead playing over the more fusiony stuff so I really liked Peter Joseph from the Absence in fact I would say I view him as the most underrated metal guitarist ever cause I feel like despite being in mid-market band before falling off the face of the earth he was seriously up there with Michael Romeo, Tosin Abasi, John Petrucci etc in the sense that he had a style that was uniquely his and very melodic but still shockingly technical shredding.
     
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    My favorite players aren’t very mainstream popular in general, but they still get respect. AJ Minette, Christian Muenzner, and Mathieu Pascal are probably my top 3. I also really liked the style Kris Norris brought to Darkest Hour back in the day. I never really got into any of their music after he left, nor did I get into his solo stuff. Ryan Knight era Black Dahlia was also a personal favorite.
     
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    Kelly Shaefer honestly. Piece of Time/UP days he played rhythm, right?
     
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    Yeah..poor baby.

    As far as I know he lived alone and is the only member of CC who's unmarried and whatnot. I guess there was no one around to really catch stuff like this and get him some help. I hope he's okay and that he comes back to the band..because at this point what else can he do?
     
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    You never know what's actually happening behind the scenes, but publicly the band members and their families seem to be super supportive.
     
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    I can imagine if this is the first real psychotic break he's had he's just as afraid and confused as everyone else. It's good to know they are supportive because he definitely needs that
     
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    I would love to hear some good news on this and see something come about with Pat being back in the band. That would probably help him a great deal having that source for creativity and an outlet for something meaningful to do. I would imagine isolation and down time being a tough hill to climb in his position.
     
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    I'll have to see if I can find it again, but Corpsegrinder was saying that he's not out of the band and they would never consider firing him. I believe Rutan has also mentioned that he's a "fill in" not a "replacement".
     
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    I am aware of that. I didn't speak properly when I said back in the band. I meant seeing him back playing with the band etc and being involved etc. I would be thrilled from a quick video of him even playing guitar at this point. I am sure he is but anything bridging that cap would be awesome.
     
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    I'm not sure if he's been mentioned on this thread, but Steve Lukather is really underrated in my opinion. Just like my other favorite Neal Schon, Steve can play just about anything and if you dig deeper into Toto's discography, you can find some really hidden gems that show how great Steve can be.
     
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    So unpopular that I forgot to bring him up. :lol:

    Mark McGee of Vicious Rumors (the dude with the graphic Ibanez RGR).

     
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    Two guys with sigs are underrated?

    :lol:
     
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    Ok well I didn't mean just name wise, I was focusing on their playing because you honestly don't really hear people rave about their playing in the same way you would with like EVH or Jimi Hendrix for example. I could totally be wrong but that's just where I come from.
     
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    Ditt...fucking...o

    And Matt DeVries as well, I count them as a pair.
     
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    Watching this play through and having accidentally seen ERRA live a few times, I gotta mentioned Jesse Cash. I rarely if ever hear his name brought up but he can play his ass off, writes some really cool parts, and sings on top of that.

     
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    My vote goes to Mike DeWolf of Taproot...his ability to write both thick, heavy, slamming riffs, as well as beautiful textures and clean stuff, and then mix it all together into one seamless package is pretty astoundng, at least to this guy haha. :D
     
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    Yup, and I believe even now (or y'know, when they were first coming back and making Jupiter), he still writes and plays a whole bunch of parts on record. He just doesn't play live due to tendenitis and carpal tunnel.
     
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