Cool thread to post brother, Jeff Beck is unreal. He is doing things with his strat, vibrato bar, and hands that 99.99998% of guitar players can only have wet dreams of doing with all the effects pedals in the world at their feet.
I don't mean to stir up the sh*t, but I will anyway.
You can take this from someone who has seen all three Beck, Vai and Petrucci live from within the front 20 rows...... Vai and Beck on stage together would be cool...... but Petrucci shouldn't be in the same building as Beck .....if they had a little showdown in the end, it would get sad.
Beck is such a tasty player... listen to "People Get Ready" , or "Cause we've ended s lovers"... it just hits you.
Not that Petrucci sucks, to the contrary, he's one of the best technical players in the world... but I have heard every Dream Theatre album made, and I just don't "get it".
Of course this is just my opinion, and as the hillbillies say. "Opinions are like *******'s, everyone's got one, and they all stink" - Boss Hogg