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What qualities do you think make a perfect guitarist? For example, one might be the ability to sparingly and tastefully use a Floyd Rose.
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Be Guthrie Govan.
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Great spelling
good variety in his playing,
being original but still sounding good
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What the **** does a floyd rose have to do with talent?

I was wondering this as well.
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I was wondering this as well.



Using it tastefully and at good times within a solo. It, in a lot of cases, makes it sound better. The guitarist who used it in this tasteful manner has a good ear for when to use it.

Talent.
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#12
I'm just saying a lot of guitarists go overboard with their vibrato arms, especially live.
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#13
Put every once of emotion you have into every note you hit, because if your not feeling the crowd aint either!!!
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What the **** does a floyd rose have to do with talent?


he's trying to glorify a floyd rose. nevermind that there's other types of tremolos....
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On second thought, he should have the talent of Paul Gilbert, the versatility of Paul Gilbert, the personality of Paul Gilbert, and the devilish good looks of Paul Gilbert. The only problem is I don't think such a person exists...
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#17
floyde roses havie nothing to with talent,the just make the guitar sound cool lol
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Well, knowledge of theory is one thing. The ability to improvise in various genres is another.
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he's trying to glorify a floyd rose. nevermind that there's other types of tremolos....



For real, just caz Via uses one everybody thinks anyone has a floyd rose is automatically a god, when it's pretty much the exact opposite.
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On second thought, he should have the talent of Paul Gilbert, the versatility of Paul Gilbert, the personality of Paul Gilbert, and the devilish good looks of Paul Gilbert. The only problem is I don't think such a person exists...



I think there might be someone like that, the name slips me. Was it Paul Gilbert, Chuck Norris, or something like that?
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For example, one might be the ability to sparingly and tastefully use a Floyd Rose.


Kerry King has talent...???

To me, they should utilize techniques. I hate people who say Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and all those generics are great. They might have inspired people, but that doesn't mean they're some phenomenal guitarist. Yngwie is great because he utilizes sweeping, legatos, arpeggios, and various classical techniques. To me, speed and technicality DOES mean skill.
#26
He has to make rainbows come out of the headstock whilst spinning on his head strumming a D chord.
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Kerry King has talent...???

To me, they should utilize techniques. I hate people who say Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and all those generics are great. They might have inspired people, but that doesn't mean they're some phenomenal guitarist. Yngwie is great because he utilizes sweeping, legatos, arpeggios, and various classical techniques. To me, speed and technicality DOES mean skill.


You're right, but the lack of speed doesn't mean a lack of skill. Most genres just require a different kind of skill.
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#29
Well true, but the technique is always a must. That's why I love Antti Kokko of Kalmah. He doesn't use crazy scaled speeds, while still giving a metal sound, and using great technique.
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Quote by xChristgrindeRx
Kerry King has talent...???

To me, they should utilize techniques. I hate people who say Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and all those generics are great. They might have inspired people, but that doesn't mean they're some phenomenal guitarist. Yngwie is great because he utilizes sweeping, legatos, arpeggios, and various classical techniques. To me, speed and technicality DOES mean skill.


Well, it does mean skill to me too, it just doesn't necessarily mean that I enjoy the music.

Anyway, the reason that I look up to Hendrix, Clapton, Page, hell, even Angus Young is because they made great music. To me, that makes them great players.


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the awesomeness of Dave Mustaine mixed touch of Steve Vai!

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Well, it does mean skill to me too, it just doesn't necessarily mean that I enjoy the music.

Anyway, the reason that I look up to Hendrix, Clapton, Page, hell, even Angus Young is because they made great music. To me, that makes them great players.

I agree!
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#35
Being Buckethead. Best guitarist alive, no doubt.

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For real, just caz Via uses one everybody thinks anyone has a floyd rose is automatically a god, when it's pretty much the exact opposite.

Vai doesn't use a floyd rose.
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Kerry King has talent...???

To me, they should utilize techniques. I hate people who say Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and all those generics are great. They might have inspired people, but that doesn't mean they're some phenomenal guitarist. Yngwie is great because he utilizes sweeping, legatos, arpeggios, and various classical techniques. To me, speed and technicality DOES mean skill.

You know what? Who says you need to utilize crazy techniques to be a great guitarist? Music is less about scales and arpeggios, and more about feeling. Jimi Hendrix is a great guitarist. Yngwie is arrogant and tedious to listen to. Ask any non-guitarist and see which they like more. Feeling or scale runs at 234657786765445709064359576790 bpm?

Also, Steve Vai and Satch are good at putting feeling into technique.
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Someone who doesn't sit around all day on a guitar forum.
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Yeah but my common saying... "Too many people confuse influence with skill".

Meaning, just because a band might be great with an overall sound, doesn't make their musicians particularly great. Although, it has been true (i.e: Necrophagist). And just as it has been true, it has also been vice versa. Some bands have a sh**ty sound and sh**ty musicians (i.e: SlipKnot).

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Being mute so that he can't refer to people people as 'my bassist' and 'my drummer'.


OH and they should have tits so the rest of us have something to stare at during their 20 minute solos.
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You know what? Who says you need to utilize crazy techniques to be a great guitarist? Music is less about scales and arpeggios, and more about feeling. Jimi Hendrix is a great guitarist. Yngwie is arrogant and tedious to listen to. Ask any non-guitarist and see which they like more. Feeling or scale runs at 234657786765445709064359576790 bpm?

Also, Steve Vai and Satch are good at putting feeling into technique.

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