Anyone else LOVE Zakk wylde, but hate what's happened to his tone over time?

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I feel like when he first joined ozzy's band he was SO sick. His tone and chops were so great. I LOVE listening to Zakk's live stuff with ozzy when he was still a young man, esp listening to him play Jake E Lee era stuff.

Towards the end of his gig with ozzy I don't like his tone anymore. Too wet, too downtuned, just sounds sloppy.

anyone else concur, or am I blaspheming here?
 

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Blaspheme? It's your opinion, you're entitled to it.

I liked No Rest and No More Tears,..that's about it. He had a cool groove going on then.
 

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No one can tear up I Don't Know like Zakk, then or now.

'cept Randy, of course. :)

NMT was great also. *nods*
 

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dur dur dur... squeelie squeelie... dur dur dur dur.

Nailed it.
 

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Either you like pinch harmonics or you don't, I guess.

I like Zakk's playing. He uses that technique liberally, no question. Still rips it up.

YMMV, and that's o-kay.
 

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He's a mean drunk and said my dog was ugly.
 

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Gary said my dog was ugly too.

Maybe ole pukechunk was ugly.:hmm:
 

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Gary said my dog was ugly too.

Maybe ole pukechunk was ugly.:hmm:

But it's YOUR pukechunk. I'da busted their head open all the way down to the white meat no matter how famous they are.
 

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I don't know........

I think ZW's tone live ....shits all over alot of other acts in his genre.
 

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I liked Zak during is early Ozzy records, left off with Ossomosis... lost interest after this, some gems on here though...


[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YhJMJYeUL4"]Ozzy Osbourne - Thunder Underground Lyrics - YouTube[/ame]

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgcYegXWkxk"]Ozzy Osbourne - Perry Mason Lyrics - YouTube[/ame]
 

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He used to be a pretty boy hair band shredmeister, now he looks like Attila the Hun. He would fit right in on "Sons of Anarchy".

I agree, his tone has deteriorated. It could be because of hearing loss. :hmm:

I did like his playing for Ozzy early on. :thumb:
 

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He has been going through the motions for many years now. Still a huge fan but he needs a bit of fresh air in his overall approach.
 

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Blaspheme? It's your opinion, you're entitled to it.

I liked No Rest and No More Tears,..that's about it. He had a cool groove going on then.

He was playing Ampegs on those discs I believe---:hmm:
 

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How to put this?

Okay, not a Zakk fan, and don't really know about the now & then of the man since I don't actually listen to his music much at all. Just ain't my style is all-- I have nothing bad to say about the genre he represents.

It takes a great deal of skill to sound like that. Have seen clips of him playing and saw that he was very good at what he does-- or did, anyway.

--R
 

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I dont think anybody is doubting his ability on guitar, just the tone and mindless shredding to no end he does nowadays is getting old

The new album though sounds like it is going to be AWESOME! the new song released a couple of weeks ago is great
 

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He would fit right in on "Sons of Anarchy".
Yeah, that's a cameo I'd love to see. :thumb:


I agree, his tone has deteriorated. It could be because of hearing loss.
:hmm:

Maybe you're right. I personally don't hear a loss, but perhaps I'm deficient on the same frequencies he is..? :shock:
 

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I really love his tone and playing on this song-


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgj_CVJaHhk]Ozzy Osbourne - Zombie Stomp - YouTube[/ame]
 

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