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farcry
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#13761
Hey guys, guitar question. When you play Holy Wars what picking method do you use for the main riff? When you hit E 6 times then hammeron from D to E on A how do you pick that part? The 6th note on E is an up stroke alternate picking then hitting the hammeron just seems weird, it throws off the rhythm of the song. Does Mustaine down pick the whole thing like Metallica loves to do? I've played the riff a million times and can't get it to feel quite right, I can play Malmsteen sweep picking easier than Holy Wars.
Last edited by farcry at Oct 18, 2014,
jambi700
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#13762
Triplets all the way man. You can't down pick the main riff xD
farcry
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#13763
but it's not triplets those 6 notes, it has like a machine gun esque chugging quality to it, which I can do, but then hitting the d right after feels awkward. For some reason this riff is one of the hardest things I've ever tried to play, it's amazing how having dynamic picking rhythms makes a song way harder than anything else.
Firewind Raging
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#13764
I just alternate pick it and downpick the D. It might take some practice to nail it, but that's how one would generally play a riff like that.
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elatihc
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#13765
Just finishing Mustaine's autobiography...I had it for a year but just got around to reading it now....pretty good stuff although he seems to run way too fast through the late 80s/early 90s stuff - I can understand that he wants a bigger target audience and not just metalheads like us, but a more detailed writeup on how some of his best recordings were made - the process and work that went into it - would have been great.

He is pretty honest with regards to other musicians and his part in what went on in those days (as well as his mistakes/shortcomings), while still managing to shit upon most of those ex band members ...typical Dave
farcry
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#13766
I think a lot of his condemnations are tongue in cheek. His bass player quit, sued him and Dave forgave him and let him back in the band. He has a gruff demeanor but he's a decent guy beneath the surface.
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#13767
So Drover and Broderick are out of the band like many before them. Iv'e honestly had no complaints with Shawn Drover as the drummer but I gotta be honest was never the biggest fan of Chris. His skill is amazing but I never felt a strong musical connection.

Anyway's who did you think will realistically fill in these spots. We would all like Menza to take the kit and ether Poland or Friedman to take the lead spot but what will actually happen?

We know Menza has had his problems with drugs and Dave and failed to rejoin the band a few years ago, so I'm not sure how things could change but we do know that him and Polland have been working on a project together.

Chris Poland seems somewhat possible to me. Dave had tried to get him back in the band not too long ago and even got him to track solos on The System has Failed it seem's that they are on good terms. The only problem was that Chris didn't want back in but with him and Menza working on a project together maybe he is ready to make a return. A project and a full blown dedication to Megadeth is a big difference but I think this could happen.

As for Friedman I just don't see it happening. I don't think he has interest in rejoining and I doubt that if he did him and Dave could come to an agreement.

Jeff Young would be a big no.

Chuck Behler? Who knows I don't even know if the guy still plays. It does say on his Wiki page that he attends Megadeth concerts when they are in the Detroit area.
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farcry
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#13768
They should get someone unknown that can play like Marty used to, melodies that follow the chords but also have intonation and modulation. Brodericks tone was very monotone and made for boring solos.
AdamDK
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#13770


Has Marty Friedman's website description on Google always listed has 'Official site of the lead guitarist in Megadeth'? Maybe its just wishful thinking.
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#13771
Haha interesting anyone know if it said that before?
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J-E-M
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#13772
Meet the replacements.

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ron666
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#13773
Quote by guitgrinder
Kirk Hammett.


Lol!

ron666
elatihc
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Join date: May 2010
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#13774
Drover out too? He was an unassuming guy and also a good drummer IMO. Broderick, yeah he never clicked with me either (too much shredding and not much emotion + a bad tone!)
Poland would be a huge improvement if he wants to come back, else we might see another MegaDave incarnation with hired guns.
ShredderMan1
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#13776
I hope its better than SC. I always have very high expectation of one of my favorite bands. I really hope they go back to the endgame souns. just thrash it up egadeth!
Hal-Sephira
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#13778
Quote by elatihc
Just finishing Mustaine's autobiography...I had it for a year but just got around to reading it now....pretty good stuff although he seems to run way too fast through the late 80s/early 90s stuff - I can understand that he wants a bigger target audience and not just metalheads like us, but a more detailed writeup on how some of his best recordings were made - the process and work that went into it - would have been great.

He is pretty honest with regards to other musicians and his part in what went on in those days (as well as his mistakes/shortcomings), while still managing to shit upon most of those ex band members ...typical Dave

I still have that novel since the release. Deinitely my favorite autobiography of all-time.
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ron666
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Join date: Feb 2010
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#13779
So Drover and Broderick are out. Oh God, this is awful. They should seriously consider asking Gar and Poland to return. The albums they were on were awesome.

ron666
guitgrinder
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Join date: Apr 2007
1,408 IQ
#13780
Why does everyone want some reincarnation of the band Megadeth was 20+ years ago? We all know it's not gonna be the same. Even if it's the same people making a new record... they're really not the same people, because they've all grown older, wiser, crazier, more domestic, and/or have different priorities than getting high & playing as fast as possible.

I think the Daves they should find some badass new blood who can help reignite Megadeth & seriously take the band to the next level. Seriously over the whole idea of getting Marty & Menza back or having Lombardo come on board. **** that. Everyone does that these days... even Loomis in AE (which is actually kind of cool) but still... Dave needs to amp up on the Megadeth game... either that, or settle the **** down & do solo albums that are more dynamic & emotionally expressive that what Megadeth is known for.
Brütal
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#13781
All the other thrash founders are still around, I don't see a reason why Megadeth should be the first to go. Plus, many "major" breaks have occurred before. He'll find some other fret board wizard and the band will be back together again. Also, you guys hear about his mother in law? They found her body. Forgot how she died specifically but she had dementia and stuff, not like she was murdered.
josonmj
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#13782
I'm happy with the new blood idea, as long as Dave allows him to compose. I really want to hear Megadeth come up with some riffs from a new musician, so I can rest assured that Dave isn't the only one with musical abilities in the band.

No Marty Friedman. He's written my favourite solo of all time and I really respect him, but I don't see him coming back to thrash after Jpop. I want some really thrashy lead guitarist, who will remind everyone which genre Megadeth originally belongs to.
josonmj
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#13783
Quote by Brutal
Forgot how she died specifically but she had dementia and stuff, not like she was murdered.

Alzheimer's, I believe. Sad, sad.
bustapr
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Join date: Apr 2010
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#13784
if both Drover and Broderick left the band at the same time, during a very difficult (even insensitive) time for Dave, Im pretty sure its because they both tried to input their ideas for the band and dave said no. Brodericks "hired guns" comment was pretty absolute. Any new blood likely wont get past the writing solos part of songs.

I like the idea of new blood, but we have to remember that its been done before in Megadeth twice now(you can argue that pitrelli was well known at the time). If we are to get a new guitarist, Id like him to have enough creativity to write solos that monopolize the attention in a song much like Martys solos often did. If not I think getting a previous band member back in would be great.
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TSells
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#13785
Quote by ron666
So Drover and Broderick are out. Oh God, this is awful. They should seriously consider asking Gar and Poland to return. The albums they were on were awesome.

ron666

This would be great but Gar died years ago.
guitgrinder
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#13786
I'd be cool with Nick coming back, but not Marty. I feel like Marty has distanced himself from Megadeth enough that coming back would really seem like a cash grab, and probably wouldn't last too long. Marty has already said on numerous occasions that Megadeth's music is not expressive enough for him, which, as much as I like 'deth, is very true. Megadeth has one flavor that Dave sticks to religiously... to quote Marty himself, "Megadeth's music is gun metal grey." Seeing him come back would pretty much be a "sellout."
ron666
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#13787
Quote by TSells
This would be great but Gar died years ago.


Ooops, I did not know that.

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DaFjory
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#13788
So with the new line-up finally announced, it got me thinking - what were fans' reactions when Pitrelli and DeGrasso were announced back in the day? Was it expected to last? I can't remember if Drover or Broderick got lots of fanfare. Did they?

Megadeth is such a revolving door that I find it hard to get enthusiastic about new members.
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#13789
Quote by DaFjory
So with the new line-up finally announced, it got me thinking - what were fans' reactions when Pitrelli and DeGrasso were announced back in the day? Was it expected to last? I can't remember if Drover or Broderick got lots of fanfare. Did they?

Megadeth is such a revolving door that I find it hard to get enthusiastic about new members.

I remember there being mad hype when Broderick joined. I think he was in the band for like 6 or 7 years and in that time span I had a few guitar magazines where they would interview Dave Mustang and he kept going on and on and on about how Broderick was way better than Friedman
elatihc
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#13791
Yes I heard a clip on Amazon Prime few days ago....they are touring starting Feb along with Suicidal Tendencies, CoB & Havok.
elatihc
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#13792
Slayer, Testament and Carcass are on tour....playing fairly close-by..is it worth spending money thesedays (50 usd or more) on Slayer? I am not a huge fan, but I love Testament and most of Carcass' material.

On another note Voivod & Vektor on one bill too...cheap tickets. well worth it I think just for Vektor alone, and even though I never truly got into Voivod I can appreciate their eccentricness :-)
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CherokeShredder
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#13794
Sounds to me like classic Megadeth, which is good to me. Keeping with the tradition. And yes, the new album, which was released Jan. 22, is called "Dystopia"
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#13795
While some of Mustaine's lyrics are pretty lame overall I'm actually digging the new album. I would say it's definitely the best in recent years.

Really like Dystopia, Look who's talking and Conquer or die at the moment.
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CherokeShredder
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#13796
Can we bring in Iced Earth to corroborate with Megadeth to form something to the effect of "Dystopia 2: Future Still Sucks"?