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Hey, I was wondering if there's any super fast old guitarists,let's say anyone over 62 years of age. I always thought it was magical seein an old guy just shred some insanity out of nowhere.I know that Jimmy page, e.Clapton and j.beck can all nontheless shred some taste,and I've heard guys like Zappa,roy Buchanan and Alvin lee rip out some sweet crazy fast jams.I was wondering if I missed any,cause I love when da old guys tear it up
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John McLaughlin
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He's not exactly "Old", but the first name that comes to mind is Al Di Meola.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql_bHgaQQZE
pat martino shreds hard and the guy has a pretty cool story too
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Martino
he basically had a brain aneurysm and lost all memory of music. he was already a pretty big deal before it and relearned everything by listening to his own stuff. people listen to others to get technique and solo ideas, imagine learning for yourself at an expert talent level
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I think Ritchie Blackmoore is pretty fast, or Uli Jon Roth, he's about 60 i think.
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They're in their mid 50's, but the guys in Iron Maiden can sure let things loose.
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psh, Yngwie's 47. that's not old anymore.

also, Les Paul, Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Jimmy Bryant, and Django Reinhardt were/would be that old, though they are all dead now.
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I will drop in to say:

Joe Pass

I am basing this on the assumption that TS means proficient.

If he means DISTORTED, LOUD ROCK, Then, I bring:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NamCNwIUb7c&feature=related

Sure, he ain't 60 something, but he's getting close.

Also:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGNgcRwKW4Q

Yea, 5 years ago.

So? he can still pull this off (and a ton more) now.
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Jimmy Page wins for sloppy fastness.
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First that comes to mind is Ritchie Blackmore.
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But, mindless shredding is so boring.



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But, mindless shredding is so boring.

Anyone who thinks playing fast is mindless is ignorant. Just because you don't understand doesn't mean it's mindless.

OT: Steve Vai is 51.

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Also, don't lump Steve Vai along with boring 1000 BPM guitar players.
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Steve Vai is hardly boring, one. And two, you really should just stop already. Three, I really don't what there is to clarify.
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None actual shredder types yet, because super fast shredding really came to a forefront in the late 70's, early 80's when people like Van Halen and Paul Gilbert were young. Wait about 18 years and i'm sure PG will still be sick.

Other than that though, BB King. He's about 300 years old, and he kicks ass.
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Hriday is just trolling you guys, look at some of the guitarists he listens to.

Look up the Romani people, AKA "Gypsies" those people tear it up on whatever instrument they play.
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Oh my word, just found out Eric Johnson is 56!
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Jimmy Page wins for sloppy fastness.

Fix'd.

Tommy Emmanuel. But he's probably 50 something.
#36
Roy Buchanan was the man and without a doubt he is my favorite guitarist. Click the sig to see what I am talking about. I am suprised no one said Dick Dale, he was born in the late 30's and that dude shreds.
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Only one person said Les Paul? Disappointing.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql_bHgaQQZE
pat martino shreds hard and the guy has a pretty cool story too
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Martino
he basically had a brain aneurysm and lost all memory of music. he was already a pretty big deal before it and relearned everything by listening to his own stuff. people listen to others to get technique and solo ideas, imagine learning for yourself at an expert talent level

Pat gets an honorable mention from me for relearning guitar in the '80s, and also being pretty damned fast for a jazz guitarist who doesn't play fusion.

He's also older than McLaughlin.

I forgot Allan Holdsworth too for some reason. Derp. Another old guy who smokes the competition when it comes to speed and fluidity. Although a lot of his solos can get to sounding kinda samey, IMHO. Some really cool lines in them, though.
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Roy Orbison.
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go into any spanish tavern, watch some 70 year old dudes tear up them modes.

paco de lucia, john mclaughlin etc.

Nimble hands will always be nimble, the old use it or lose it comes into play. If you dont do something requiring fast fingers for a long time, you cant expect to still have fast fingers
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