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mcmurray

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Playing only one kind of music is like taking photographs of the same thing over and over, IMHO.

We're talking about notable shredders that push the boundaries, not about people who only play one style. In fact, most of the guys listed in this thread are masters of multiple genres. Tarring all those with a high level of technique with the same brush is just silly.

If you were talking about MAB only I apologise, because I'd agree with you.
 

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgrACYkXFqY]YouTube - Chris Poland's Ohm - Peanut Buddah[/ame]
 

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Damn similar to my ears...fast, distortion, dive bombs...the standard ingredients are all there. I'm not putting them down...hell, I'll never be able to play like that. Lots of talent. The first guy seems more of a jazz fusion.

As I said...not putting anyone down. I don't care to listen to progressive jazz all day but I can certainly acknowledge their muscianship, and I can do the same to these three. I admit I really kinda liked the first player more than the other two.
 

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Jason Becker, who was already mentioned, an amazing player with an amazing story.
I really like Andy Timmons, check him out.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqQwWvIt81I[/ame]

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC-NVauJ7y8&feature=related[/ame]
 

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Broderick and Loomis:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5zV-IlSvP4]YouTube - Nevermore: Chris Broderick & Jeff Loomis Guitar Solo Duel[/ame]

:dude::slash::dude:
 

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neil zaza, i saw him play for hours at a clinic, truly amazing.

+1

I went to see Nelson a year or so ago and Neil was playing with them, and I was thinkin "where did they find this guy, he's gonna be huge!" Later I found out he was already a big shot, but I had never heard of him at the time.
 

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzCoN6RwOMM]YouTube - Neil Zaza Solo.mpg[/ame]
 

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All of the guys mentioned in this thread are a bunch of PUSSIES compared to Paco De Lucia! PWNED!!!

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oyhlad64-s&feature=related]YouTube - Paco de Lucia - Entre dos aguas (1976) full video[/ame]

Mwahahahahahahahaha!!!!

Oh...here's a shredder...

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3KWohNVNlU&feature=related[/ame]

Don't forget about this Shredder...

shredder.jpg


And, the best kind of shredder...

paper-shredder-cyclone.jpg
 

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What about these:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUctElGXEXo]YouTube - Trivium - Betcha Can't Play This Parody[/ame]
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSLqahC94fo]YouTube - paul gilbert tehnique parody[/ame]
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsOB9Uyc_GY]YouTube - Dragonforce Parody!!!![/ame]

:D:D:D:D
 

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Wow....some folks certainly need a reminder re: "opinion"....yikes!!
 

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Synyster Gates (Avenged Sevenfold)
Zakk Wylde
Paul Gilbert
Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom)
John 5
Steve Stevens (Billy Idol)

With those you'll get a good mix of Rock, Metal, Neo-Classical, Country and Flamenco styles. Great sweep picked runs and super fast accurate picking, I also think those guys play the genre with feeling. Steve Stevens may seem like an odd suggestion but if you research him (especially the flamenco stuff) you'll see why I put his name in there. Zakk has done some great flamenco and classical stuff too.
 

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Jeff Loomis:
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nY-XDF_Ask]YouTube - Jeff Loomis - Miles of Machines[/ame]
Enjoy
 

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Synyster Gates (Avenged Sevenfold)
Zakk Wylde
Paul Gilbert
Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom)
John 5
Steve Stevens (Billy Idol)

With those you'll get a good mix of Rock, Metal, Neo-Classical, Country and Flamenco styles. Great sweep picked runs and super fast accurate picking, I also think those guys play the genre with feeling. Steve Stevens may seem like an odd suggestion but if you research him (especially the flamenco stuff) you'll see why I put his name in there. Zakk has done some great flamenco and classical stuff too.




+1 on Steve Stevens, that guy is crazy good. He did the guitar work on Vince Neils solo album exposed and it'll melt ur face.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnqtSMqg68Q]YouTube - Vince Neil - Look In Her Eyes[/ame]
 

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You could try a French guitarist called Patrick Rondat. His album Rape of the Earth is great- melodic, well phrased and impressive playing. Not super shredding a la MA Batio, but a good listen nonetheless.
 

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+1 on Steve Stevens, that guy is crazy good. He did the guitar work on Vince Neils solo album exposed and it'll melt ur face.

YouTube - Vince Neil - Look In Her Eyes

Yeah he was great on that album. He released a mostly instrumental album a couple of years ago. The guitar work is flawless. So tasteful. His Atomic Playboys album and Flamenco-a-go-go albums were great too. Aswell as his enduring Billy Idol material and the Top Gun theme.
 

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Forgot to mention a glaring omission from my first post:
Steve Morse. He's played with Deep Purple for around 15 years now. If you start with such songs as Ted The Mechanic, Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming, Cascades and Somebody Stole My Guitar all from the Purpendicular album and go from there, you'll discover some amazing guitar playing. I believe he was voted best guitarist in the world for 4 years running earlier in the decade.
 

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Yeah he was great on that album. He released a mostly instrumental album a couple of years ago. The guitar work is flawless. So tasteful. His Atomic Playboys album and Flamenco-a-go-go albums were great too. Aswell as his enduring Billy Idol material and the Top Gun theme.

Yeah, the Billy Idol stuff is timeless, and the Top Gun theme is one of my all time favorites, he ROCKED that song!
 

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Yeah, the Billy Idol stuff is timeless, and the Top Gun theme is one of my all time favorites, he ROCKED that song!

Didn't he win a Grammy or something for the TG theme? I've seen him twice with Billy over the last 5 years and not only is the whole band amazing at the material but Steve's solo spot, although self indulgent and probably only relative to the guitar guys in the audience, was really well constructed and a flamenco technical masterclass.
 

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I think this is the best herman li parody ever xD:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP8glmigsbE]YouTube - Herman li is cool[/ame]

and something good:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUFOYbPL_Og]YouTube - Andy Timmons - Groove Or Die[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv9bbHgU8as]YouTube - Paul Gilbert - Will My Screen Door Stop Neptune (2010) *High Quality*[/ame]
 

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