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Steve Vai 46 16.14%
Joe Satriani 11 3.86%
Yngwie Malsteen 81 28.42%
Kirk Hammet 5 1.75%
John Petrucci 36 12.63%
Al Di Meola 16 5.61%
Michael Angelo 90 31.58%
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post #1 of 241 (permalink) Old 09-11-2002, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Fastest Player.

Who would you say is the fastest player?

I would probably go for Yngwie Malmsteen personally.

What do you people think?

Only talking about speed here nothing else.

I only gave a few chioces just select other and write down any other options if you have someone else in mind.

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post #2 of 241 (permalink) Old 09-11-2002, 09:13 AM
 
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Does anybody really care who the fastest player is?

It's not really the kind of thing you measure with a poll, anyway... either someone is the fastest, or they're not. There really isn't any opinion involved.
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post #3 of 241 (permalink) Old 09-11-2002, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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yes well who is fastest then?
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For a while, I thought it was Chris Impellitterri.

Then I thought it was Shawn Lane.

Now I know who it is: Rusty Cooley. Hands-down the fastest player I've ever seen/heard in my life (and I've seen a lot of 'em). I haven't timed him, but I'm sure he's *past* 64th notes, maybe even up to 96th notes....on a 7-string! :-) I've not seen anyone that fast, that clean...that intense!

Think about this: There is a kid out there somewhere, with all of Rusty's CD-ROMs, Shawn's CD's, practicing insane hours, learning how to play faster than everyone. We haven't seen or heard from him/her yet, but we will.

P.S.- Who is Joe Petrucci? :-P
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Think about this: There is a kid out there somewhere, with all of Rusty's CD-ROMs, Shawn's CD's, practicing insane hours, learning how to play faster than everyone. We haven't seen or heard from him/her yet, but we will.
I agree about the general principle whether we ever here about him or not, or whether he goes off to college to become a doctor or something etc. the fastest player is sitting in his room somewhere practicing while we're all posting on the internet


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P.S.- Who is Joe Petrucci?
He plays in that band Dream Theatre, I think he took lessons from Steve Via
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Rusty Cooley is an android. He plays faster than is humanly possible.

It's too bad Rusty has yet to master the art of song writing/ tasteful soloing because when and if he ever does he has the potential to inspire a new generation of shredders much like Yngwie. I'm afraid though that he will always be just a fast player without the final piece. Lucky thing for him that instructional videos are a great source of income.
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post #7 of 241 (permalink) Old 09-11-2002, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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My friend just sent me a video clip of a guitarist named Michael Angelo Now he IS fast....

So I thought I'd add him in the list in case any of you knwo this guy.


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post #8 of 241 (permalink) Old 09-11-2002, 12:26 PM
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Myself...

I can play the fastest chromatic scale on a single string
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I can play the fastest chromatic scale on a single string
really? Dude, that's like, amazing!





and Kevan, I thought it doubled, so he'd be going from 64ths to 128ths...
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You should hear how fast I am with a slide.
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post #11 of 241 (permalink) Old 09-11-2002, 05:37 PM
 
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After rethinking the "fastest player" thing I am going to say Paul Gilbert is fastest. I forgot that he put that whole debate to rest by attaching three picks to the end of a drill bit. No one is faster than the electric drill
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Oh, and did I mention, WHO CARES?? Speed is the least important aspect of playing.
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Personally I could not care less who is the fastest guitarist. But anyway...

Check out a guy called Marcus Paus. If you want to hear him you can probably find him on Kazaa or something. Find the tune "Caspersens Secret Fetish". He even goes by the name Mr. Cucumber I think.

Can't stand listening to the songs, but as the topic says, who is the fastest. Well, I guess this guy?
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I'd put Rusty up a Makita any day. :-) His hooks aren't something you're going to hear on KBPI anytime soon, but I think in time, his songwriting will eventually get to that level. No- I don't see him writing a song like "Mickey". LOL His playing with Outland showed a strong song-writing base that he can, and probably will, easily build on.

Some background: Rusty does everything fast. Since he was a kid, he's always gone as quick as possible. He told me some stories about racing BMX, then onto motocross (imagine a 130 lb. guy on a 250cc at full throttle. Can you say "ghost rider"? LMAO). On his drive down to Jemfest, he was visited by the highway patrol. Once again on his way back to Atlanta. He's just a fast guy. Asking Rusty to play slow is like asking to see Rich in a thong; it's something that probably won't happen (or shouldn't happen. LOL)

Michael Angelo Baito is pretty damn quick. He's up there with Impelliterri. We watched a few clips at Gabe's house; the guy can move some furniture! There's undeniable skill there, but not something I'm rushing out to buy.

The guy from Mr. Cucumber (Marcus) has been discussed here before. I listened to all the tracks on the MP3.com site, but couldn't figure out if he was actually fingering or sliding an E-Z-Chord thingy up and down the neck. Not clean playing either, if I remember correctly. I'd like to see him in person to see whatthehell is going on there (anyone got video?). The claims of 463 notes per second are a little outlandinsh too.

As most have said, speed is one of MANY aspects of playing the guitar. It's not the only thing. A mix of as many pieces as you can pick up is the best way to go (see also: Shawn Lane).

Jono- you've seen that kid too? Amazing, huh? :-)

P.S.- Sorry; it should have been "128th notes"...too much math that early in the day. :-) What comes after hemi-demi-semi-quaver? Hemi-demi-semi-fast as hell? LOL
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This has been discussed before, but i can't seem to find it
I've just finnish a discussion here in Norway on a newsgroup. Markus Paus, is the world fastest player.I'm afraid to tell you guys how many notes he plays in ONE second. You won't belive it... Check out this link : http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/27/mrcucumber.html
And listen to every song WoW!!!!
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