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What the hell? Top 16? Are you an idiot? Damn! RICHIE PLAYS WITH EMOTION DUDE! That's WHAT BEING A GUITARIST MEAN!
What? He should definitely be top ten! Top five even! He's absolutely amazing, plays with soul and passion. Richie for the best guitarist ever! Love him!
He is even better than Slash. With all due respect with other guitarists he is even with that of the led zeppelin...
Ar regards Richie Sambora, I must say that whether you accept or not, Richie sambora plays the pentagonal scale on the guitar far better than any other guitarists. He's very underrated guitarist and as far as Slash, slash is very overrated. Nowadays, everyone considers him as a metal psycho on their view towards him. You know once Alice Cooper said to a music magazine that if he had to include any of two guitarists for his dream band, one of them would be Richie Sambora. He can play anything, anything you say to him to play, he will play. Whether it's Jimi hendrix, George Harrison or Jimmy Page. He had been through lots of music variations whether it's metal or country. He's the best. His guitar riffs sound as similar to The Beatles. Whether you accept it or not, I infer that Richie samrbora is one of best the guitarists after Jimmy Page!
Richie rocks, he's for me on of the best guitarist ever, one of the last guitar hero and probably the most underreated! His riffs and solos are just awesome and they really serve the songs! Pratically all his guitar's solos can be sing and he knows exactelly what to do with his guitar to create the harmony with the other members of the band (listen to the album "keep the faith", the perfect wedding between keyboards (the really great david bryan)and guitars parts! This guy can also play everything and has collabored with many legend of the music (clapton, les paul, bb king... )!
If you don't like his way to play with bon jovi, listen to his bluesy influenced solos records! Really for me, he must be in the top 10
Without a doubt the most underrated player of the last 30 years. The fact he's in one of the most commercially successful bands in history means he's often forgotten. Eric Clapton played on Sambora's debut solo album. Why? Because he told Richie he wanted to guest on the album of a player he considered to be right at home amongst the most heralded of history's greats. When Richie stopped a session on the album and asked Clapton why the hell he was there with him, that was the response Slowman gave.
Dry County is ridiculous. So many other songs evoke emotion out of the instrument - both on a rock and blues level - one rarely hears: Who I Am, One Light Burning, Dead or Alive, Bad Medicine, Living In Sin, These Days, My Guitar Lies Bleeding In My Arms, Next 100 Years.
He is self-taught, can play the hell out of metal, rock, blues, country, classical-you name it. An in-demand session musician, respected by guitarists in all fields. The man plays from the depths of his heart and soul-the passion is evident. He is a selfless performer who has no egotism, happy to allow Jon Bon Jovi to front the band, while he adds the beautiful harmonies to augment his kick ass performances. His solo CDS show the Bluesman in Sambora, as well as the scorching riffs. He is so underrated, as he one of four ultra-talented NJ musicians in the best band since the Beatles! He so needs to rate much higher
Richie is in my opinion not only one of THE best guitarists ever he is also the single most underrated guitarists ever. I am not just talking about his MANY years and many albums with Bon Jovi but his truly incredible solo albums. Because of his many years with Bon Jovi.. If people do not like Bon Jovi as a band they automatically dismiss Richie as a guitarist. BIG mistake. Richie plays flawlessly and with more passion and emotional connection than I see in a lot of his peers who sometimes can be technical but so can Richie... But they seem to go through the motions with not nearly the sme connection. Richie is for me without doubt one of the best guitarists I have ever heard.
Sambo is one of the best guitarists ever. Yeah, for example, Jimi Hendrix is better but Rik is the same good as him now. I never seen some guitarist, who is full of emotions when is playing guitar and also it shows to round the world. And how many guitarists are so talented, that they can play all music styles? From country via blues to rock? His solo albums are samples for his desire to playing. And show his perfectly developed sense for music. Just he's the best.
Sambora is a vastly underrated guitarist. Leagues beyond Slash in terms of technical ability and soul, but since this is a popularity contest and not one based on actual merit in terms of playing capability, it all comes down to image and Slash has the best reputation. Thus, even though Slash is so incredibly over-rated, it's understandable to see why he's winning.
Anyone more familiar with Sambora's body of work knows that he doesn't get near enough of the credit he deserves. And Slash is just a so-so guitarist who is more popular because he has a much cooler 'image'.
Nobody plays guitar like him, from blues to hard rock notes. Do not forget that he won a guitar duel with Eddie Van Halen. It also has well-recognized studies on his acclaimed "pentagonal scale" that many metal guitarists even been used, the difference is that he does not pay for your image out in magazines such as slash and other guitarists who are more Public that guitar.
I have seen Bon Jovi many times over 27 years. Richie is a fabulous guitarist. He doesn't get enough credit from the music industry. He writes ^^ composes fantastic songs both with Jon and solo projects. I feel that people are labeled great for maybe one or two things they may have done in their career but somebody that constantly produces great music ^^ has with stand the test of time, that is the guy for me! People should really listen to the music ^^ have an open mind, especially Richie's solo albums. They are incredible ^^ so is Richie!
Richie is without doubt the most versatile, soulful guitarist I have ever seen. There are technical players, and there are emotional players, Richie manages to constantly strike the perfect balance between the two. Not every solo has to be a blisteringly fast one, and he is always finding that perfect sound and balance to suit the song and lyric. He is not content to just stagnate and ride on the band and his own success, but rather is always growing as an artist and musician by exploring new techniques and styles. He o
There's not much more to add to the other comments except to say that he plays that instrument like no-one I've ever seen. He puts his heart, mind and soul into every performance and it shows. He is definitely one of the best out there and being invited to play alongside Les Paul, BB King, Eric Clapton and the like certainly cements his position, in my opinion, as a top notch musician deserving of more recognition.
Sambora! Yes, definitely in the top 5! SRV still ruled the fretboard when he was alive... Just that simple, and influenced MANY other guitarists. EVERYONE has tried to emulate Stevie, even Mayer, KWS, Joe Bonamassa (who's a joke, by the way... A crying, whining guitarist who posted a session on his FB when he didn't even get a nod at the Grammy's AGAIN this year. WONDER WHY? Laugh out loud). But the GREATEST? Well, it is an obvious choice---Private First Class James Marshall Hendrix, of Fort Campbell, Kentucky!
He's gonna be number 1, when every Bon Jovi fan has voted for him.
Richie keep up the good work, and we will forever follow you and the band.
We are the best fans in the world, and we can not wait til you come out with your new album and that Bon Jovi is gonna come with there's.
So everybody Keep Voting for him, and let's show our man how much we support him and the band.
I never seen some guitarist, who is full of emotions when is playing guitar and also it shows to round the world.
GO RICHIE AND BON JOVI
Richie is #1. He not only plays amazing, but he WRITES his own stuff, which is a lot more than most of the ones in this list. When they tried to get Phil X to fill in for Richie this summer, it sucked, because no one can even come close to playing the way Richie does. Also if you watch him you can see he puts his entire soul into the music. He's not just there for acclaim, he's there because he let's the music take over and uses his gift to bless us ALL.
Dude this guy is great. He grew to be my inspiration for guitar when I was about to quit that great instrument. He knows how to really solo on that thing and I would consider him second with hendrix as 1st. And that guy from acdc. I'd give anything to teach me guitar personally, after all I'm from new jersey to an good guitar player at only 12!
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The 1st time I heard the solo for "Living on a Prayer" I was hooked on Richie and Bon Jovi. Richie makes the guitar sing. Most of todays guitarists are remembered for 1 lick, riff or solo. Richie has been doing this for a long time, and he only gets better. He is a true great if not the greatest.
RICHIE DESERVES A HIGHER SPOT THAN THIS... WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH THE VOTERS NOWADAYS... IT SEEMS THEY'RE IN OUTER SPACE VOTING FOR THOSE UNDESERVING...
NO ONE PLAYS THE GUITAR LIKE RICHIE DOES.. FOR GOODNESS SAKE! SURELY EVERYONE OF US CAN OBSERVE THAT.. NOBODY DOES IT BETTER THAN HIM!
RICHIE IS TRULY THE GUITAR MAN!
His approach to guitar playing has changed greatly over the years, but his versatility has not. He might not be the best technician or the fastest player... Heck, I can probably play better than him. But what makes him great is that he plays from his soul. He writes melodic solos that you can hum, and that transform songs. That's just in the studio though. Live, he can shred on a par with anyone currently ranked above him here, except the sweep pickers.
This list is apsurd... Not only does he play better than 8 of them that are in top 10... But he also constantly changing his style, there are no two bon jovi albums with the same guitar playing style, not to mention his voice which makes 99~~ of his bands harmony... I don't even want to hear slashes voice... He is nuber one on this stupid list because of his hat?
Well Richie is far better in that area too!
I think there is a gruop of guitarrist that we canĀ't separate. In my opinion one of them isnĀ't better than other, but I do say that MR. RICHIE SAMBORA is the guitarrist, singer, compositor, person... That more feelings have transmited to me ever. So much, that he became when I was 10 in my engine, strenght, ilusion... IĀ'm 34 now. He was, has been and heĀ'll always be the center of my life. I love him more everyday.
He is an incredible guitar player! He has a great sense o timming... He knows what the song needs... To be a great guitarrist you don't have do do solos all over the songs. You have to play what the song needs and... When the time comes put your soul and some fire in the music. And we all know that Richie Sambora is exactly this kind. In other words, Sambora is defintely one of the greatest guitarrists of all the times.
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