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tom-nofx
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#1
i didnt no where to put this thread,but its a simple question. What does everyone think of john 5 ??
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#2
i like him, even though shred aint really my cup o' tea.
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#3
I dont really have too much of an opinion on him personally but the guitars that he designed with Fender are really cool
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#4
He's amazing, but always plays for the big paycheck (manson, zombie). I'd rather hear him play to his full ability. Although, I'd take the paycheck too.
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#6
He's chicken oriental from the one track I've heard. It was 'sugarfoot rag' and they had a tab of it in the Jan issue of Guitar Techniques magazine, it sounded great, wanted to play it, had no chance
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#9
Man **** you, im not being a dick, im just linking to a thread abuot him so he can read the opinions on it. So chill, and btw, **** you again for being self righteous and assuming and im trying to be like "you shoulda searched". Hell, i contemplated saying "i know you couldnt find this in search, i just thought youd like to read it" but i didnt because i thought people werent suck pricks in here.

Im in a bad mood.
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#11
He doesnt really stir much either way in me really, cant stand his tone, he brags all day about how hes on par with the older country and jazz players which hes NOT. Les Paul is 90 and absolutely owns John 5'S ASS. Its the same with Tremonti, i glad that players are trying to bring back levels of virtuosity but...
Also, if he wants to separate himself from his awful history with Manson, why is he still calling himself John 5 and wearing that stupid make up?
His tecnhique is far from perfected but i do love his signature tele and he can outplay me...
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#12
amszing mix of shred, country, and techno............i love it
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tom-nofx
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#13
Quote by wil
He doesnt really stir much either way in me really, cant stand his tone, he brags all day about how hes on par with the older country and jazz players which hes NOT. Les Paul is 90 and absolutely owns John 5'S ASS. Its the same with Tremonti, i glad that players are trying to bring back levels of virtuosity but...
Also, if he wants to separate himself from his awful history with Manson, why is he still calling himself John 5 and wearing that stupid make up?
His tecnhique is far from perfected but i do love his signature tele and he can outplay me...



les paul owns your ass !! hes a great player, and mark tremonti and john 5 are five times better players than you so dont you say **** about them .
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#14
Quote by tom-nofx
les paul owns your ass !! hes a great player, and mark tremonti and john 5 are five times better players than you so dont you say **** about them .


Oh what a cogent argument you put forward.

Just because someone's better than you, why does that mean that you're not allowed to have an opinion on them? I'm sure you have negative opinions about sportsmen that are clearly better at their sport than you. And why shouldn't you?

What would be the point in having threads like 'What does everyone think of john 5 ??' if you were only allowed to post things like- 'I think he's amazing'. It would completely destroy the point of having the thread in the first place.


I personally like John 5, he's an interesting listen now and again and makes a nice change from the usual sound alike shredders. That said, I don't believe the hype about him being the new 'shred god' or whatever. Sure he's very good, but not in the same league as guys like Vai, et al.
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wil
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I said hes a better player than me you ****ing retard- go and talk about nofx, youreout of your depth here sonny.
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#16
John 5 is one of the best out there. He's my idol. I dont care what anyone says. He rocks!


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#17
Ok something really wierd just happened.

I hadn't been to this thread yet, but it said I had a post like this.


^ Pointing to wil's post


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#18
He's great, IMO, but it's kind of strange how he uses teles. He's got them in C tuning, while playing that oh-so-strange combination of shred, techno and ect.

Whatever the hell he's doing, it's working.
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#19
Anybody know where I can see/hear some clips? Or care to upload?
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#21
I like him a lot, he has the ability to play well and sound great at the same time, which is really underated in my opinion.

I also like how he uses Teles.
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Man **** you, im not being a dick, im just linking to a thread abuot him so he can read the opinions on it. So chill, and btw, **** you again for being self righteous and assuming and im trying to be like "you shoulda searched". Hell, i contemplated saying "i know you couldnt find this in search, i just thought youd like to read it" but i didnt because i thought people werent suck pricks in here.

Im in a bad mood.


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#23
He's not the typical shredder. He's hugely underrated for his technical abilities.
I've got both his albums and I have to say it's packed with mind boggling stuff.
If you don't like bluegrass and country, fair enough, it's your opinion. But you have to admit he's a great player. Certainly my top guitar idol for sure...
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#25
I think he's awesome.

His bluegrass/country songs are a bit odd at first,but once you get into them they're great to listen to.

He comes up with some great chorus' aswell,and his soloing is awesome.

I got hooked by Total guitars transcription of 'Zugg Island Convict' and can;t wait for his next album.
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#26
He's alright, but I think he's TOTALLY overrated for his "shred" skills.
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#27
Well, I've downloaded a few clips, and downloading the rest. He's no super shredder but, he's got chops, and he's got a cool, uniwue style. I like!
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He's alright, but I think he's TOTALLY overrated for his "shred" skills.


Ok,who's overrating him?

Because didn't someone say before in this thread that he was under-rated?

Personally i don't give a dam whether he hasn;t got a perfect technique or isn't as technically correct as Vai,he's good enough to create good music,and that's all that matters to me.
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#29
he's ok at best
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#30
Hes got some cool ideas, breaking free from his usual routine of heavy riffage and had the guts to put out a solo album. I like this guy good for him. PS vertigo's stacking theme is super awesome.
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#32
he can shred and has got sme really unique stuff.shame he his playing in a commercial outfit
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#33
why the hell was this 3 month old thing bumped?
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#34
Dunno. John 5 is pretty good, he doesnt show half of his skills in Manson.
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#35
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Ok,who's overrating him?

Because didn't someone say before in this thread that he was under-rated?

Personally i don't give a dam whether he hasn;t got a perfect technique or isn't as technically correct as Vai,he's good enough to create good music,and that's all that matters to me.


Alot of guitar magazines back when he released Vertigo put him up as the "Saviour Of Shred" and "New God Of Shred" etc.

Mainly because Vai likes him but also because he's different to alot of other so-called shredders nowadays.

And back to the point I listen to his stuff now and again but I find stuff like Satch and Gilbert much more interesting.
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#36
John 5 is my favorite guitar player. He is amazing and i know im gonna get **** for saying this, but hes the best guitar player ever.
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Oh BTW i agree with Shred Demon, i like Manson but hes was a total idiot in not utilizing John 5's skills.
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#38
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John 5 is my favorite guitar player. He is amazing and i know im gonna get **** for saying this, but hes the best guitar player ever.


Well if this is in your opinion, I don't really care, but if you're stating this as a fact, then <insert wag finger emoticon>.
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#39
i thought John 5's work on Rob Zombie's Educated Horses cd was awesome, anyone else have that cd?
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#40
John 5 is amazing, my neighbor's son did most of the drums on songs for sanity. They've started putting the album cover up at guitar center,also. Noone seems to know about him.