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#83
Ah right sorry lol i didn't no it was in half time. That's probably about right then which would mean the lick i worked out as 25.4 is probably more like 13 nps. Cheers lol.
#84
I wonder what a fastest bassist list would look like...

Probably--

Billy Sheehan

Billy Sheehan

Billy Sheehan

John Myung

Billy Sheehan

What is Eddie Van Halen's fastest solo?
what happened to the proposed Kirk Hammett flamenco album?


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#85
someone named Adrian Davison is the fastest bassist in the world though i haven't heard him playing.
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#86
Is Hammett's 18.8 tremolo picking in Disposable heroes? I like that solo (please don't hurt me)
#88
yeah it's probably a good thing that tremolo picking is counted, and ill be first to admit that hammett is no shredder but i still love a bit of 'tallica.
#89
Hammett doesn't reach 18 on Disposable Heroes it not really close to that. On blackened though he gets 18.2
#90
he hits 19.2 nps on Damage Inc. (just some Tapping)
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#91
Am I the only one to think this list would be ruined and kind of laughable if Kirk was on the list and lead to an influx of noobies saying they know people who are faster but barely reach 10 nps - which they obviously don't realise?
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#92
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Hammet tremolo picks a few notes at 18.8nps.


anchored too.

I could never do the downstrokes for master of puppets. how do you increase your speed for that?
#94
Uh... Back in the day, I just did it until my arm fell off.

And again.


And again.


And eventually you'll have enough endurance and more to boot.
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#95
well yea me too. I used to just pop in all my metallica cd's and play straight through all of them.

I just thought there might be a methodical way to increase picking speed like that. hetfield and hammet really are insane, if you watch the DT cover of master of puppets you see even petrucci has problems with it.

I think the way the guitar mag put it was...


"in this song you can hear hetfield and hammet developing carpal tunnel syndrome. "
#96
And jeez... I just realised how incredibly dubious my post sounds up there...
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#97
Just read it again.

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#98
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From tabs I've seen Ron Thal's, "Guitars Suck" hits 32nd quintuplets at 160bpm with legato and tapping work. Which I believe is 26.7 nps.

Also the alt. pick part in Blitzkrieg is at 105 bpm not 150, and so 32nd notes at 105bpm is only 14 nps.



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#99
petrucci plays 21 notes in 2 beats of stream of consciousness when the tempo is at 125

check it out

on this dying soul he plays 32nds at 138. which are legato

also he plays 19 notes in 2 beats at the same tempo
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#100
^Are you going by the PT transcription? I wouldn't trust that one tbh...
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#102
You should post the time in each song that the Shredder hits the NPS. It would be much easier to fund and check the speed if we knew the time they played that fast.
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#103
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he hits 19.2 nps on Damage Inc. (just some Tapping)

^Talkin' about Kirk Hammet

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Yngwie on blitzkreig (32nds at 140) - 18.6 alt picked.


WTF? Kirk Hammet > Yngwie? No feckin way!
#104
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WTF? Kirk Hammet > Yngwie? No feckin way!


Yngwie only alt. picks 14 nps in Blitzkrieg but half of the first section of the song he does 32nds at 140bpm which is 18.7 nps. Besides tapping fast is much easier to reach really high nps then when you're alt. picking.
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#105
that ridiculous 37 nps i wanna see a movie and i wanna hear sum god ddamnn audio goddammmmmittt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#107
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WTF? Kirk Hammet > Yngwie? No feckin way!
it would be ridiculous to think that hammett is faster than malmsteen , i wonder why people like hammett ?


Rocks - Frank gambale and allan holdsworth

Hey Tee Bone - Frank gambale , Shawn lane and Brett Garsed

those songs have good runs to check the nps
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#108
I don't know why Mick Thomson hasn't been brought up yet. He plays sextuplets at 200 bpm on Welcome which equates to 20 nps.

EDIT: Alternate picked I might add.
#110
You know whats funny, this proves nothing really. It doesn't prove that Fareri is the fastest, just that he's really damn fast.
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#111
Yeh, i've seen some other sweeps i thought may well have been faster, but i have no way of measuring properly.

And he's hardly the cleanest or best technically - just very fast. His picking aint up to much, imo.
#112
how do u mean with holdsworth's 37 ? is it 37 in one second or what ?
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#113
It's ridiculously fast, it's a short run that starts fast, and just gets faster and faster till its a blur.

Having spent about the last 10 minutes dissecting it as best as possible, i get it to be roughly 30nps. (Actually! )

Thats 12 notes in 0.39 of a second, if anyone's curious. I dont have a bpm or division, thats just me (and my brother's) ears applied to a short clip slowed down to quarter speed.
#114
Post the clip!
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#115
well that's cool.

i would suggest u look up for Paco de lucia's (entre dos aguas) which has a fast run on 2:58
so it would be cool to add a (fingerpicked fastest guitarist) but sure there are many faster runs.
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#119
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What about this video of Lane? Pretty fast to me...

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5608723890520356526&q=shawn+lane


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#120
Yeah, I love it (not as much as "Not Again" though).

Oh yeah, it's Gray Piano's Flying.
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