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I guess it's been done before, but I thought it was high time to discuss your favorite pick for the ABSOLUTE MOST TERRIBLE GUITARIST you've ever hated.

I'll kick it off with just a few of my fav's:

Jerry Garcia -Dead
Head - Korn
C.C. Deville - Poison
Curt Kobain -Nirvana
Ace Freeley - Kiss

That should set it up for the pre-holiday weekend!

SPEAK UP!!!!!!!!!!
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Janik Gears (or however you spell it) the Maiden fill in! Sloppiest solo's I've ever heard
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Well, there are many aspects to being a guitarist: technique, music writing, improvisation, etc.

For his improvisation and his musically captivating melodies, I actually like Jerry Garcia. The Jerry Garcia before he kicked his drug addictions, of course. If you saw him play after he stopped doing heroin it's a sad sight. He couldn't stop shaking. He could barely play.

My vote for worst guitarist goes to Neil Young. Same boring music, poor technique, etc.
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I second the CC Deville and add Billy Joe of green day Vinnie Vincent, Jack White of the white stripes
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take Jerry & Ace off that list... that is ridiculous.

you gotta add Vai, Satch, etc to that list in comparison to Jerry on improv alone.. glen
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Is this about the worst, or the most overrated?

It all depends on the style they play and how they serve that...
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take Jerry & Ace off that list... that is ridiculous... glen
I gotta agree with Glen!
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Glen,
Jerry had a HUGE following- very successful- but he was out-of-tune and had the weakest tone I've heard. I'll not compete with Dead-Heads, but I still think he's a lame player.
I was on side-stage at the Bottom Line with Ace with a friend's band and he was so trashed he dropped my friends Les Paul off the stage. (Friend played all solos on the
"Back in the New York Groove" album. He's a total burnout.
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Ace Frehley never caught my attention. I like Kiss and all, but Ace is nothing special in my opinion. He's still good though. Jerry Garcia? I always thought he was a great player.
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The opinion of whether or not a guitarist is good or bad is a matter of taste, not fact, so I henceforth dub this thread crap! lol
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The opinion of whether or not a guitarist is good or bad is a matter of taste, not fact, so I henceforth dub this thread crap! lol
You do realize that this would apply to 90% of the threads started in this forum dont you??? But you keep coming back......case of J.A.S. maybe
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31 years on earth and I dont recall a moment where I had to listen to a Greatful dead tune maybe it takes a L.S.D brownie to enjoy it
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C.C. Deville - Poison
I dare you! You can't have heard much of his playing. He even played a Jem! Shame on you... I'd like to fistfight your opinion...
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how is kerry king not on that list??
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Glen,
Jerry had a HUGE following- very successful- but he was out-of-tune and had the weakest tone I've heard. I'll not compete with Dead-Heads, but I still think he's a lame player.
I was on side-stage at the Bottom Line with Ace with a friend's band and he was so trashed he dropped my friends Les Paul off the stage. (Friend played all solos on the
"Back in the New York Groove" album. He's a total burnout.
Both had/have drug and alcohol issues... but that doesn't dismiss their contribution in their early days and overall career... which is greater than any shred guitarist. Also, if you're talking songwriting you gotta remove Kobain from that list too. ...glen
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