Hi guys, I finally had a chance to listen to all of these submissions and here are my thoughts:
Wilch - probably the most unique submission with some very interesting note choices and harmonies…your video was very cool too…I have no idea how you superimposed yourself…or was that your evil twin ;o)
Laobi - great track with some very cool arpeggios and legato sections..I think your guitar could have been higher in the mix for my liking…but that is a minor suggestion because the playing was great
Satch Jr - your playing is great here as always…it seemed like you played aggressive with this track and I liked it….including some killer whammy bar licks in there
FireEagle - probable the most melodic submission, to my ears, and I liked your tapping... and the flanged tone that started around 1:46 was killer
kRoG570 - killer playing and your alternate picking was stellar…I wish I could alternate pick like that…very nice work
fwd0120 - maybe the best tone to my ears out of all of the submissions…tone is so important and I really liked your tone here Frank…a really great track overall
Vaibag - wow, man you really went for it - right out of the gate you were going for it! your playing was fearless and you threw all kinds of techniques in there…
I think the parity on this one was very close because I think all of the submissions had great moments and I really had a hard time only voting for one but after listening carefully to all of the tracks (more than once) I went with fwd0120 on this...Frank I really dug your tone o this track…crisp, clear and cutting and I thought you played some really great licks in there.
nice job everyone!!!