“I wish guitar players were more adventurous, but they’re just not. They seem like the most conservative people on the face of the planet”: Buzz Osborne has a piece of playing advice that every guitarist should listen to

Buzz Osborne of of The Melvins performs on stage at The Garage on June 01, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland
(Image credit: Roberto Ricciuti/Redferns/Getty Images)

Though we live in an age where the boundaries of guitar tones and techniques are being pushed to the limits, Buzz Osborne believes players should be doing even more to break new ground with the instrument.

Speaking in the latest issue of Total Guitar, the Melvins maestro notes how the relative conservatism of the modern guitarist – coupled with the lack of an adventurous streak – has prevented players from honing their maverick sensibilities.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.

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