#2
Not sure where this topic is gonna go.

Favorite virtuoso is Eric Johnson, he has everything I want to be in a guitar player.
#3
Well im sure the world will have to agree that Yngwie Malmsteen is just the best. He can sweep those arpeggios like no other man. Plus he loves toast
#7
Marty Friedman is probably my favorite next to Al di Meola. Friedman has a really cool style of picking.
#8
I agree vortex of souls, last year i wrote an essay about Al Di Meola and found out everything about him, hes amazing and i love his style
#9
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#13
Satch is definitely my fav virtuoso. I could watch that guy play all day. He's just so smooth and controlled, and has so much fun playing.
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#14
my favorite is eric johnson. hes a little toned down these days, but in the late 80s and early 90's he was something else. his stuff when he was with electro magnets was great too but not my style as much.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnqpOFcBiMM&feature=related

probably my favorite video of him. the chordal intro is just beautiful and then he just goes off. he seems to have a bit of classical influence in his playing. kinda reminds me of a solo violinist.
#15
Definitely Petrucci. Not only can he play fast, complex stuff like "In the Name of God" but he can put a lot of emotion into his music like in the solo for "Lines in the Sand"
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#16
I like Vai and Satch as well as Lane and loads of others. Gilmore is not too bad either.
#17
Holdsworth, McLaughlin, Di Meola, De Luca...
and buckethead

EDIT: and holy **** SHAWN LANE.

wow. thats kinda ridiculous
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#18
This 11 year old kid would probably outshred everybody even Gilbert.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8EJ-4RHjs0

Technique and playing style I would have to say Malmsteen even though I dont care for him much.
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#19
In terms of pure goose bumps, Paul Gilbert by far. I just love that dude's playing. I also have massive respect for Michael Romeo and Shawn Lane. I've learned a great deal by working on some of Romeo's stuff. It's very challenging.
#21
Holdsworth I guess. Although I've been listening to a lot of planet X recently in particular Quantum, so I'll add Brett Garsed too. Also Frank Gambale, cause he is also Australian.
Went and saw Tommy Emmanual recently so I'll add him in as well. In short Australia ftw.
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#22
@shawn lane playing chromatics

he starts out with all diminished scales where he is moving the root note up or down in chromatic increments. then it sounds like aug5 5 Root. again just repeat and slide it around. if shawn can't make dim and aug scales sound good than no one can and were just doing minor pentatonics till our eyeballs fallout.
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#23
1. Vai - love his sound and style, just so in your face
2. Paul Gilbert - the technique master
3. Eric Johnson - the best tone I have ever heard in my life, and boy can he pick cleanly
#24
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@shawn lane playing chromatics

he starts out with all diminished scales where he is moving the root note up or down in chromatic increments. then it sounds like aug5 5 Root. again just repeat and slide it around. if shawn can't make dim and aug scales sound good than no one can and were just doing minor pentatonics till our eyeballs fallout.



He didn't.

He just alternate picked the **** out of some scale runs, it sounded really lame.
#25
Quote by BlackIce87
even Gilbert.

Hilarious.

My top 3 list consists of Buckethead, Paul Gilbert and Shawn Lane. However, I love a lot of the "masters" like Eric Johnson, Guthrie Govan, John Petrucci, Vai, Satch etc.

Some Shawn Lane that is very pleasant to the ear:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBKnYrwIP0o&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Jit_KXxhX4&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmueqkhHyx8

Cover of Eric Johnson's Trademark (Amazing song): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpFtLiMigTo
I've heard it both ways
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#27
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He didn't.

He just alternate picked the **** out of some scale runs, it sounded really lame.


I've given up explaining to people why this is a wonderful piece of music.

All I can suggest is to go back to it in a couple of years, and try and keep an open mind.