finally had chance to listen to all of these…imho, the parity it is getting tighter on these because it seems to be getting harder to pick one…I think these challenges are good for pushing everyone to up their game maybe…;o)
Heep - reminded me of Joe - in a good way because I love Joe…very nice playing with good feel and tone, liked the dancing bird too
nice job man!
Laobi - smooth and melodic with great runs! I think your guitar could have been higher in the mix because I was totally into what you were doing and it would have been nice to have it higher in the mix…but that is minor because you did a great job with the track!
FireEagle - you continue to bring great melody with your submissions…I'm not really into shredding so I tend to perk up when I hear nice melodies being woven into a track and I think you do that very well - nice work!
Rightjem - it was nice to hear you submit something because I really like your playing - you always have nice tone but you also back that up with unique and creative phrasing, which I really like…you also have very nice legato technique - nicely done!
fwd0120 - impressive playing, as always…your confidence comes through in your playing and I always enjoy listening to you play because you always bring nice tone, fire and a variety of well-phrased techniques - great job as always!
swirltop - for a guy who doesn't always seem to think highly of his own playing you sure seem to bring the goods…and I think your take on this track was one of your best yet! your tone was very nice, you threw some nice technique in there and I thought your phrasing was great! you should also get extra points for playing your own build (your guitars are amazing!) nice work man!
again, it was really hard to pick one but I went with Laobi for my single vote - it was very very close for me but I really liked the smooth flow of Laobi's phrasing and I thought his technique was impressive yet without overplaying by throwing in a whole bunch of notes in there - a nice mix of tone, technique and phrasing!
Nice work everyone!!! =)