Who writes the best riffs in your opinion? What makes a good riff good? I'm trying to learn how to write good riffs myself, but I don't know who to emulate or how to go about it.
catchiness is a big factor.
Quote by SchecterFreak
like i said..i feel like a dumass... oh!!! man you are refering to your abreviated name wow..i really feel stupid *blushes* god... sorry USHO.

man i feel like a **** now...
Quote by SEALSniper1152
just fool around with scales and the like. The way ive always done it, i try to humm somthing or think of something that sounds catchy, then try to play it.

thats exactly what i do and it always comes out pretty good
Agile AL-3000 Cherry Sunburst
Fender American Strat HSS
1981 Yamaha FG-335II
Crate V1512 (USA made)
Fender Frontman 15R
Dunlop Crybaby Slash Wah
MXR EVH Phase 90
Ibanez TS9 w/ Keeley Baked Mod
Boss SD-1
Boss DD-3
larry lalonde writes the best riffs. they're usually nothing flashy, but they get the job done.
a good riff is 20% skill, and 80% knowing when to hold back
Quote by steven seagull
good, however give yourself a pat on the back for starting a thread that contains a picture of Optimus Prime!

Quote by Schneiderman
This thread sucks and is now about slot cars.
good riffs tend to be simplistic, not so difficult to learn or play, and repetitive. thats what makes the popular and catchy