Originally Posted by Salamander In The Sun
The greatest shredder, I mean.
Vai is all around my favorite, though. He's a more well rounded player than Marty.
I totally disagree with that statement.. Marty has way more catchy songs that EVERYONE can love, pop, classical, metal, rock, anyone can love any Marty cd.. where as Vai is a shredder and he rarely has any songs that aren't shred.. Most people wont listen to Vai (talking mainstream, not "guitarstream") Go tell someone whos not from the 80s to listen to a full Vai cd, they wont like it.. but people can all love a Marty CD cause his cds all have diff genres to satisfy everyone and they are just so flowing and easy listening, my non musician friends listened to alot of Marty and loved it.. cant say that for Vai
Not dissing Vai, technically hes better, sure, but Marty is a better all-around melodic and better-to-listen to player. I been listening to LoudSpeaker everyday since June 28th last year, and im still not even bored. Cant say I can listen that way for a Vai cd.
Basically anyone whos in metal or rock has Neckthru guitars.. just go look at any metal band and almost all their guitars are neckthru.. Dave Mustaine, Marty, Hammet, Hetfield, Alexi Laiho, Jeff Loomis, you can go on and on forever