I don't have perfect pitch hearing, and I'm a poor guitar player, so I can't accurately critique John 5's playing. Mostly, he appears to be messing around, playing covers and other people's styles as he goes through the guitars. I certainly didn't notice a "problem", just like when I watch a Phil X video, as he screams his way through demoing cool gear. Phil X, fun and entertaining. John 5, fun and entertaining. Both will have touring and studio jobs, doing what people on this forum love to do. Shit, Jimmy Page's playing can be dreadful. Imagine if he had to put up with YouTube commenters when he was fiddling around trying to build White Summer. Imagine if Clapton had to put up with comments on some of his work. I mean c'mon... much of this is an ear-piercing mess.... but put it in the mix..... no complaints. Much typing to just say, I enjoyed the video @Boss 302 posted. I'm not grading it, I'm smiling to it.