Poll: Better solo?
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adam02
27 66%
paddyo
14 34%
Voters: 41.
#3
Paddyo by all means. Neither sound very shredding. Certainly not what I would expect of UG. Faster than anything I could do, of course, but **** damn, I always thought you guys were all uber shredders. Also, since this is a shredding contest, why do they bother drawing out the song with ****ty melodic parts? Skip it, no one wants to hear it. The shredding isn't even that prevalent in these songs. A real disappointment.

Listening to their Dmusic's, these guys aren't even shredders of the kind I would expect. Why they would have a dick measuring contest when they're hardly 8 inches is beyond me. Shame!
#4
adam first, i didn't like how it seemed like you were just trying to play fast at a few points, the sweep part was ehh, could've have been great if you had em all clean.
Loved!!! the intro harmony

paddyo your didn't flow very well at all

vote adam
#5
I have to say that both solos were excellent and I am really impressed. Adam showed a great melodic sense and proves that shred is not just about finger gymnastics, while Paddyo shows some crazy speed chops.

Despite loving both solos, I have to give it to Adam. Even his solo didn't seem as technical as Paddyo's, it seemed to be more controlled. Also, some of his melodies kind of reminded me of Satch, who I really enjoy listening to, despite shred not being one of my favorite genres anymore.
#6
Well, when they get to it, Paddyo gets my vote as I think his technique is smoother. Adam02 just seems a little rough on his transitions.
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#7
Both were very good solo's but to me, its a bit of preference and a bit of how they played...i loved the melodic phrases in adams song but again paddyo had sum great stuff there too. The fact that you "stole" something and used it in your song, thats not good mate, never do it especially in a comp!! lol! also paddyo, a few of your bends were off which sounded badly and it didnt really flow overall. So overall I gave my vote to adam, but great stuff both of you!
#8
My vote goes to adam, I thought your sense of melody was alot better the, mixolydianness worked real well whereas some of paddyo's lines didn't fit too well, also the tapping parts were great. Excellent harmonies and I loved that you got a theme going, my only advice would be to use the sweeps a little more thoughtfully.
#9
Quote by oddling8

Listening to their Dmusic's, these guys aren't even shredders of the kind I would expect. Why they would have a dick measuring contest when they're hardly 8 inches is beyond me. Shame!


you sir, are an idiot

ill vote when i get home we dont have speakers at school unless you bring headphones so yeah. ill vote later.
#10
hmmm... tough choice here. i liked them both..

Adam02 - i really liked your repetition of a theme, as gtgram pointed out.. you also seemed to be a little cleaner than paddyo and your chops were a little more melodic

paddyo - you definately have adam beat for speed.. i liked his tone a little better than yours. yours seemed less melodic but i think the individual parts flowed together better. while its fine to show tribute to another artist, i didn't think it was appropriate for a top dog competition..

That being said, i liked adams better in terms of his sense of melody.. however, seeing as this is a shred battle and you were both close in terms of melodic sensibility my vote goes to paddyo for his blistering speed. once again, both rocked though, you guys are sick..
#12
The last part is edited out as some of you dont see it as fit for this contest. I dont see the problem with it Tbh but its cool...
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#14
Quote by paddyo
The last part is edited out as some of you dont see it as fit for this contest. I dont see the problem with it Tbh but its cool...


didn't think it was that big a deal..


#15
I went with the 2nd one. There was some f-ups on the first one early on that didn't do it for me, and I think the 2nd one was more consistent and faster.
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#16
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#17
Quote by oddling8

Listening to their Dmusic's, these guys aren't even shredders of the kind I would expect. Why they would have a dick measuring contest when they're hardly 8 inches is beyond me. Shame!


I'll give my two cents on this guy, first I'll be reasonable. The Shred competition, and all of UG's top dog is not a measure of "who has better technique" It's who can come up with a better solo within the context of a genre. Shred certainly involves some technical insanity, so if you dont bust out some chops in the shred comp, your probably going to lose. But 3 minutes of mindless batioesque wankery isnt going to cut it either unless you can play like that with some kind of substance.

Hopefully you can figure out that good shred music isn't a "dick measuring contest." If thats what you think, and clearly it is...die..., we don't need ten year old idiots who can probably barely play green day acting like they are the ****. Why don't you post a recording for everyone in the forum to judge, and we'll see how you hold up. If you think these guys suck, you have a very flawed view of what good guitar playing is. paddyo and Adam **** on your face.
#18
I vote for adam, I'm not relaly sure what you're supposed to look for in shred...but I enjoed listening to it more. It had a recurring melodic theme, and that was snice
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#19
I voted for Adam. Sure, Paddyo is probally the faster player, but adams Shred was much better.
#20
Indeed, I should probabaly vote for Adam!

Not trying to sound like a self rightious asshole here but I really should have spent more than 10 minutes on this thing. His clearly is more thought out,better layout and is( for lack of another word) Better.

If I do this again I'll put more work into it fo' sure!

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Last edited by paddyo at Jul 10, 2006,
#21
You can enter the challenge again as soon as someone takes down adam(cause it looks like he's going to win), if you are interested in going again
#24
While both were very good, I have to go with Adam on this one. His recording was crisper and the tone was melting.

Paddy's playing was good, but the tone was distant, not mixed well and full of hum. Something's wrong in your setup Pad. You should look into it... but it was still a good set.
#25
^Its a perfectly reasonable opinion. I love you. This thread proves it. I need to grow up.
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#26
Quote by gtgram14
I'll give my two cents on this guy, first I'll be reasonable. The Shred competition, and all of UG's top dog is not a measure of "who has better technique" It's who can come up with a better solo within the context of a genre. Shred certainly involves some technical insanity, so if you dont bust out some chops in the shred comp, your probably going to lose. But 3 minutes of mindless batioesque wankery isnt going to cut it either unless you can play like that with some kind of substance.

Hopefully you can figure out that good shred music isn't a "dick measuring contest." If thats what you think, and clearly it is...die..., we don't need ten year old idiots who can probably barely play green day acting like they are the ****. Why don't you post a recording for everyone in the forum to judge, and we'll see how you hold up. If you think these guys suck, you have a very flawed view of what good guitar playing is. paddyo and Adam **** on your face.


If it's not a "who's more skilled" contest, but is based in melody, then why call it the UG Shred contest, hmm?

No, it's not, but this specific music lacked melody. I can't imagine how I could be challenged on this. I'm not deaf. Very few people can get great melody in their shred. Yngwie would be a great example. Almost the entirety of these two songs weren't shred at all, but were downright slow in parts. The "shred" sections weren't even that fast. I was disappointed. If you're going to write some longwinded, overdrawn solo, atleast implement melody, and some chops for entertainment value. I found this whole thing to be an abject failure.

I'm not posting anything. My amp is in the other room, and it's a very ****ty amp. If you care, I'll have something within 5 months, once I've gotten my tube amp and a decent microphone. Anything on my DMusic was recorded roughly a year ago, when I had 2/3 a year of experience, and still had a working Spider II. Regardless, this isn't about me, it's about them. I can alternate pick confidently, but I don't enter shredding contests. I was surprised in that I'm not far behind these guys, and lightyears ahead in melody. Am I not allowed an opinion, 'gtgram'? Grow up man, and chill out.