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post #16 of 160 (permalink) Old 07-16-2007, 06:26 PM
 
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I think right now, over the last year Paul Gilbert has been blowing my mind.

Mattias Eklundh has been too with his crazy harmonics.

The other guitarist that has been slaying me, although he's not quite as much of a shredder as the previous two mentioned guys is Mikael Åkerfeldt from Opeth.

His note choices, and sense of melody and timing is amazing. He only throws in as many notes as is actually needed which is really fresh for a metal band. His tone is brilliant too.
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When discussing anything based on opinion, using the term "best" usually means "the one you personally like most".
No it doesn't. That would be 'favourite'. We are seeing if we can agree on a demonstrably superior guitarist, which is perfectly possible. If Vai is demonstrably superior to me, the comparison is infinitely possible. Of course, guitarists cannot always be compared in the same way. The only opinion that needs to come into the equation is deciding which assessment factor is the most important. Which is where, of course, it gets hard :P
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Helmets on,Folks, here we go AGAIN!!!
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Jerry is great. Sure. he's not the fastest, but his phrasing is very melodic. His work with Alice in Chains defies all statements that 90's music sucks (most of it did).

Anyways, I'm seeing him October. Can't wait!
Absolutely spot on. He's one of the most talented, diverse, and underrated guitarists I've ever seen.

You lucky bastard.
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Favorite guitar player of all time is EVH. Close second is bettencourt/satch/vai/eklund.
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There is no "best" guitarists.
+1!!!
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Shawn Lane
+ 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,001.

At least technically, Shawn Lane was untouchable.
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Paul Gilbert OR Stevie Ray Vaughan

But that's just me....
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I have so many in mind but they are all so good in so many different ways.
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Cant say who is the best.

Personal favourites of mine are Petrucci, Satch, Gilbert, Liimatainen.

For pure technical ability though, you'll find it hard to beat Shawn Lane.

Edit* Missed out Michael Romeo, another quality shread machine with a really cool style :P

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You have to look at Vai's influences and the one that stands out in my mind is Breadfan.

I'm with you Clone. Breadfan rocks!
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I'm with you Clone. Breadfan rocks!
Count me in too!

He shows that you don't need virtuosity, good tone, skills, or even timing to play.
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Re: Best guitarist ever?

guthrie govan seems to have technicality, versatility, phrasing, and feel..... id say he is the or one of the best in world right now.
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My vote goes to Chris Broderick in terms of technique. You can't touch that guy. Ever. His actual music is pretty awesome too. I love that he owns at both Electric and Classical. He's a huge inspiration to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2LLcku38Ek

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Re: Best guitarist ever?

my fave metal player: Jeff Loomis
fave rock player: EVH
fave jazz: Pat Metheny
Fave blues: B.B. King
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