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Is The Guitar Hero Dead?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Mike B, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. nickmsmith

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    Even ol John Mayer hasn’t had a top 40 hit in a decade now. Seems crazy.
     
  2. TimJ

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    I think there’s very much still a market for guitar heroes, even if not in the mainstream.

    I think though that since the genres that feature guitar heroes prominently don’t seem to be turning out new acts with major popularity - a new Guns ‘N Roses, U2 or Metallica level act - then there isn’t the platform for a new mainstream guitar hero.

    Joe Bonamassa is probably the closest thing to a recent major guitar hero - he’s certainly big amongst the kind of “guitar dad” market - but I don’t think you could call him mainstream.

    Not that I read guitar mags much any more, but they all seem to recycle the same old names as far as their cover stars go, which indicates to me that there aren’t really new talents being elevated to major status.

    I could be wrong, and I’d be pretty happy if I was (it’s healthy for each generation to have its own crop of new talent rather than just looking to the past).
     
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    No.

    He's 75 years, 6 months and 3 days old.
     
  4. bgmacaw

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    See how many you recognize...

    Premier Guitar: Rig Rundowns
     
  5. Engine Swap

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    Still waiting for the return of the saxophone hero...
     
  6. Nick L Plate

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    It was always an idiotic concept.
     
  7. bgmacaw

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    Melissa Aldana with the worlds most bored guitar player (nice jazz tone when he finally takes a solo).

     
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    Annie Clark (St Vincent) def counts as a guitar hero(ine) - she rips... great song writer to...
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  9. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Not yet...

     
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  10. Robins

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    Heroes don't die.

    They are up above, around everywhere and in our hearts,
    Robin
     
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    Why?
     
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  12. Guy Named Sue

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    The Kardashians are off the air.
     
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    Cheers buddy.


    I've enjoyed reading everyones posts. All very good points! :)
     
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    My wife asked me to watch it with her and I love my wife. I think she pretty much lost interest in it as well.
     
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    henderman Most Honored Senior Member

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    not a fan but i think heavy guitar incorporated into hip hop and rap would be a mondo thing like @nickmsmith mentioned.

    and if the guitar heroes are dead where is all their gear?
     
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    Since when are guitar players heros? (I got a blister on me finger)
     
  17. bgmacaw

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    Look for estate sales near you.
     
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    Not in my head...
     
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    henderman Most Honored Senior Member

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    pre internet the pawn shops here had amazing guitars and no idea of what they had.

    a member here did find a real jem for a great deal at an estate sale recently.
     
  20. bgmacaw

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    Today, 99.98% of the pawn shops when they get a guitar in they hop on EBay and Reverb, find the highest price and add 25% or more to it.

    This is also moving on to estate sales where families hire a company to sell Nana and Pop-Pop's stuff. Sales run by these jokers usually have prices boosted 25% or more and they aren't open to negotiation. Fortunately, you can still find some deals where the family just wants to get rid of stuff and price things accordingly.