#1
Would you say guitarist are at their peak in their 20's and 30's? Zakk wylde doesnt sound good as he did in the 90's, many of the guitarist had their best work in their 20's and 30's.

Van Halen, Slash, Zakk Wylde has their best work in that age range.

Maybe it's the declining levels of testosterone that kills the swagger and edge? ¯\_(ツ_/¯

not saying guitarists older than that can't make good music, as plenty do like clapton but even i'd say his cream, bluesbreaker and dominos stuff is better than the solo stuff.
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#2
Guitar based bands often make their best albums in the early stages of their career before music seems to be a business decision and they can just be free without thinking of a fanbase.

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#3
Nah I think some just get old and lose focus. Of course there's a physical element to it, and if you have killer arthritis in both wrists you're going to suck at guitar. But look at Dave Gilmour, that guy still kills it.
#4
I think they are just not as hungry as they once were, and are too comfortable now.
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#5
Nah guitarists just perpetually suck
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There are loads of reasons to which you could attribute why a guitarist's work may be less impressive than previous work.
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yeah, guitar is well out of its prime. shit is more old school and outdated than the goddamn rover

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No. It just happens for a myriad of reasons that some guitar players don't write/play as well as they used to.
#10
xD

I'm going to get downvoted for saying this but usually when I see a really old guitarist play live I'm impressed at the progress they've made throughout the years. Like Slash for instance, I think his playing has improved quite a bit since his Gn'R days.

edit: Omg guys, I can't believe my highest rated comment is about Slash!!! xD xD xD
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Hello, will.

Seriously, quit being will.

OT:
No. It just happens for a myriad of reasons that some guitar players don't write/play as well as they used to.

a) you dont understand the point i am making

b) id rather be will than crazysam23_atax
#12
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xD

I'm going to get downvoted for saying this but usually when I see a really old guitarist play live I'm impressed at the progress they've made throughout the years. Like Slash for instance, I think his playing has improved quite a bit since his Gn'R days.

edit: Omg guys, I can't believe my highest rated comment is about Slash!!! xD xD xD
edit: WOW, UG GOLD ???????!!!!!! THANK YOU KIND STRANGER!!!!!! xD

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xD

I'm going to get downvoted for saying this but usually when I see a really old guitarist play live I'm impressed at the progress they've made throughout the years. Like Slash for instance, I think his playing has improved quite a bit since his Gn'R days.

edit: Omg guys, I can't believe my highest rated comment is about Slash!!! xD xD xD
edit: WOW, UG GOLD ???????!!!!!! THANK YOU KIND STRANGER!!!!!! xD

this isn't accurate because you can't edit your comments. For this to be realistic, you should technically be quoting this post each time.

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#18
Depends. I think Petrucci has become more advanced in certain skills, but his speed used to be faster. He now sometimes seems struggle in those old solos.

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#19
Inspiration is a fickle thing. It's not necessarily age related, but many people just start to rely on the same old tropes or formula.

Singers voices however physically go downhill pretty inevitably. Paul McCartney is probably the best example of that.
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