Re: Is ATD still "the best" swirler?
Darren is the benchmark, if Ibanez went with someone else back in the day they would be the benchmark.
All swirlers are compared to Darrens work for this reason, but what many should consider is its all about individual style. Alot of ppl feel that a swirl SHOULD look like Darrens stuff, but it depends on your tastes. Some people like good definition between the individual colours, others like a more crazy blend and mix ala Darrens stuff.
Its all in the eye of the beholder. Naturally i would imagine most would prefer Darrens work as he was the one that brought swirling to the forefront.
Who did better paintings, Michelangelo or Picasso? Who made better music Pantera or Michael Jackson? Who was a better racedriver, Fangio or Senna?
Me... ill take each swirl as it comes. If it looks good ill take it regardless of name. Im not gonna go for an ATD if it looks like a hunk of shizzle, and IMO there are some crappy looking ATD swirls out there.