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larry jones
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Everyone seems to think that the guitar solo has died- NOT I!!!



In fact, there are several phenominal guitarists that have played mainly in the 2000s

Some of them are Buckethead, Jesper Stromblad (In Flames), Tony Rombola (Godsmack), Synyster Gates/ Zacky Vengeance (Avenged Sevenfold), Dan Donegan (Disturbed), Matt Heafy/ Corey Beaulieu (Trivium), Matt DeVries/ Ron Arnold (Chimaira), and Brent Hinds/ Bill Kelliher (Mastodon).

I WANT TO KNOW WHO YOU THINK IS THE BEST OF THE 2000S AND WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#2
oh boy

Jespers from Inflames, the godsmack guy and the distrubed guy being "phenominal" is prettty laughable

My personal favorite guitarist of the new millenium would be Muhammed Suiçmez from necrophagist
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i got a pick from synester gates
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Steve Vai.
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Steve Vai has been since 80's and the peak of his career was years before the year 2000 so I don't really see why he would apply. Yes, he still makes music now but hes not really a "2000's" guitarist.
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No Dragonforce?... lol

I vote for Trivium just because their solos sound catchy.
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i would say definatly matt heafy and Corey Beaulieu, even tho u mentioned them, but they are the next old metallica
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john frusciante, jack white, john mayer, maybe tom morello(too 90's?),
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Off the top of my head:

Matt Heafy/Corey Beaulieu-Trivium
Alexi Laiho-Children of Bodom
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#12
Quote by larry jones
Everyone seems to think that the guitar solo has died- NOT I!!!



In fact, there are several phenominal guitarists that have played mainly in the 2000s

Some of them are Buckethead, Jesper Stromblad (In Flames), Tony Rombola (Godsmack), Synyster Gates/ Zacky Vengeance (Avenged Sevenfold), Dan Donegan (Disturbed), Matt Heafy/ Corey Beaulieu (Trivium), Matt DeVries/ Ron Arnold (Chimaira), and Brent Hinds/ Bill Kelliher (Mastodon).

I WANT TO KNOW WHO YOU THINK IS THE BEST OF THE 2000S AND WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


not quite.the llead from chimaira sucks. syn gates solos sound all the same, teh guys from trivium r far from teh best, although dan donegans solo in stricken is awsome he is by far not the best or the most technicly profficiant, same goes for mastodon, godsmack and in flames. buckethead is pretty good the i love the song spider crawl. i still wouldnt say he is the best tho. it is a hard decision.
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#13
anyone but synester gates and alexi laiho

John Mayer has proven himself pretty able and strong standing. He's nowhere near virtuoso but he's got his ground and that's what it takes to be a good guitarist in my books...
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#14
I really don't feel your music taste, threadstarter. Disturbed? Blah.

I'm gonna go through and make a few comments on some of my favorite guitarists of the recent years, and my own opinion is in there... but just because I say something negative doesn't mean I don't like them or feel they're overrated, if I put em on here it's cause I think they're impressive.

John Mayer is one of my favorites of the last few years, the stuff he did with the "Trio" is pretty awesome and his new CD isn't bad, either. I think he's turning people on to the blues by mixing it with some pop melodies and structures and that's always a good thing.

Morello is great, but enough has been said about him. He's got undeniable style but I wish he would just stick to the basics a bit, it feels like it's almost a gimmick sometimes.

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez is technically about as good as I've seen. His style is a nice mix of the eclectic and the latin flare thrown in. His guitar tone is pretty cool. He's a showoff, but he's definitely in a band that is designed to show off musicanship, so it works out.

Frusciante is pretty good. I think RHCP could be a lot better than they are if they dropped Kiedis and got a singer with some range, dynamically and stylistically, and his guitar tone barely ever varies.. but he's always coming up with cool stuff and I like RHCP's style as is, it just gets old after a while and I can't listen to an entire double album of theirs. But Frusciante is awesome, so he's an A in my book.

Like I implied I'm not really into metal. I don't care about whether a guitarist can rip so much as I care about their style and their tone and so forth. So there are your picks from me, a minority here at UG, apparently.
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#15
trivium > avenged
im sorry but ascendency > city of evil
friggin even hilary duffs greatest hits > city of evil.

synster gates was good in waking the fallen, before he got buff and the muscles seemed to wreck his head. that being said its obvious zack has improved HEAPS since waking the fallen.

Corey and Matt are GREAT guitarists.
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^^^I disagree. Trivium is a good band, but A7X is so much better. Plus, Trivium is basically a Metallica rip off band. I like both bands, but A7x is much more interesting to me.
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#18
and omar rodriguez-lopez

technically, petrucci and frusciante apply too
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Ron Thal , Nuff said.
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^Ron Thal AND you forgot Guthrie Govan, they own this damn thread foo!
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Jeff Loomis ftw.
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#23
i love syn gates/ zacky v of a7x.... city of evil is awesome and some of their solos are so trippy and i love it. all the guys mentioned in this thread are great though too and worthy of consideration.
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Buckethead, the most ****ing pathetic guitarist ever.
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Guthrie Govan, Claudio Sanchez/Travis Stevers
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#26
Alexi Laiho and Michael Amott.

I know he's quite good, but seriously, Matt Heafy phenomenal? Give me a break!
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Since when is Buckethead a 2000's guitarist? He's been releasing albums since the early 90's.
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Buckethead, the most ****ing pathetic guitarist ever.


no my friend you are the most pathetic guitarist ever, because u probably suck ass and buckethead doesnt suck ass. so **** you.
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Keith Urban: Been playing since he was 6, has sold millions upon millions of albums, is recognized for his AWESOME guitar skills, is the best guitarist on earth!
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Quote by sjones
^^^I disagree. Trivium is a good band, but A7X is so much better. Plus, Trivium is basically a Metallica rip off band. I like both bands, but A7x is much more interesting to me.


I totally disagree. I dont see ANY similarity between Metallica and Trivium.
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Probably Sten Hostfalt or John Mayer
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I totally disagree. I dont see ANY similarity between Metallica and Trivium.


The retard probably doesn't even know what he's talking about. One of his little emo friends probably told him that "twivium r t3h sux b-cuz i heareded that thay r t3h next muhtallica"

From that he probably assumed that they are a Metallica clone...
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I really don't feel your music taste, threadstarter. Disturbed? Blah.

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Like I implied I'm not really into metal. I don't care about whether a guitarist can rip so much as I care about their style and their tone and so forth. So there are your picks from me, a minority here at UG, apparently.

im in the same boat, i definatly dont feel the whole metal thing. the fact that every guitarist named is metal makes me think that people equate speed and distortion with skill. i really dont agree with that, but as pratt said, people like us seem to be in the minority on UG.

to be honest i dont listen to a ton of stuff that people on here would say has challenging guitar. doesnt matter to me, cause i like it. a lot of these bands i listen to play very well and very consistently, even if the stuff isnt overly complex. jasin todd from shinedown is an example. nothing too complex or anything, but the guitar always fits the song and everything ive seen from him live he nails it. the guy plays well and sounds great, but nothing is excruciatingly fast or over the top technical.

also, you can look outside of the mainstream, and even just to people playing small shows in your town to find some great musicianship. this jazz trio played a small show at my school last year and the guitarist was pretty impressive. he wasnt brilliantly fast or anything, but the music sounded great and their was a great flow in the band as they jammed. when the keyboard player took a solo, the guitarist fell nicely into the back and provided a great rhythm that filled the sonic space nicely. and that is why i would say hes better than so many of these metal guitarists. to my ears they all seem to have the need to stand out all the time and cant fill in the background with something interesting. it sounds to me like its either over the top, or lacking.

anyway, its kinda useless to name a bunch of guitarists and say that i think they are great. people here have their own opinions that i dont agree with and that doesnt bother me.
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i definatly dont feel the whole metal thing. the fact that every guitarist named is metal makes me think that people equate speed and distortion with skill.


you're right... jack johnson is the best guitarist of the 2000s.
(note sarcasm(even though i like him(but not like like, i just listen to his music to chill sometimes(hes not a bad guitarist, but he doesnt play fast electric(but that doesnt make him bad, there's just good electric guitarists who are better))))) (and im not a metal head.) who is this trivium? but seriously. i hate trivium. and mushroom head.. haha, i freakin saw a commercial for their new album last night. i laughed my ass off when i heard the name combined with the music. MUSHROOM HEAD! what kind of name is that! it reminds me of those big gas-spewing mushrooms in the pikmin game. man, what a stupid name. ... mushroom head....
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Thomas Erak. He is brilliant in in every aspect. Plus he sings while he does all the crazy stuff he does. I mean how the hell does he do that??? Definitely one of the better guitarists of the 2000s.
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michael romeo of symphony x
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Frusciante. He doesn't always play shred, but he can, and his guitar invariably just sounds right for the song. His rhythms are great and his solos are awesome-and he doesn't feel the need to show off in every single sonng, prefering to sound good instead.