Six Underrated Guitar Riffs

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Everyone has a riff or three that they think deserves more praise from the community at large.

In this video, Robert Baker and some of his internet pals offer up their picks for the top underrated riffs of all time.

Since these are “underrated riffs,” it’s likely that you’ll be unfamiliar with some or them. Each of the guys introduces the riff they’ve selected and explains why they think it merits attention. They then cap it off by treating us to a performance of their selection.

Robert is joined here by Leo Moracchioli of Frog Leap Studios; Ryan Bruce of Riffs, Bears & Gear; Ola Englund of the bands Feared and the Haunted; Henning Pauly of EytschPi42; and Trey Xavier of Gear Gods and In Virtue.

Check it out, and tell us your pick for most underrated riff.

Be sure to visit Robert Baker’s YouTube channel for more of his videos.

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Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World, a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.