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#1
ok i know this is kind of a paradox. but im looking for more guitarists who can shred with a blues kind of feel. im talking like steve vai on his song "blue powder" among a bunch of other blues songs he could shred and still put in a ton of feel into blues-style. Joe satriani also can do this. so if anybody knows what im talking about and could introduce me to more guitarists like this... id appreciate it! thanks.
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#4
"Blue" by Jason Becker. It's more downtempo than most of his other songs, but he plays some pretty fast parts in it.
#7
Easy, check out the DVD of G3's first tour. Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, and Steve Vai, the last song in the G3 Jam is "Red House", and it's absolutely incredible.
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#8
Eric Johnson

Well, this is as close as I can get. I don't like referring to Yngwie as Blues, even though he does play some blues licks, it's clear his shredding is over the top.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1BhZy5ECPM

It's got some elements of Jazz and Blues and the shredding is very tastefully done. Check him out. He's a mix of a lot of things really - youtube something called Cliffs of Dover. It's shredsastic but it's not over the done and to be frank i'm not sure what other sub-genre to call it.
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#9
I still think that the master of this approach is none other than Mr Slash.
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#10
Can't believe nobody mentioned Gary Moore! He's the definition of blues shredding.

Oh, and Buddy Guy certainly isn't a shredder by trade, but he will do it occasionally to please an audience (like in his cover of "voodoo chile"). Even though I don't generally find shred entertaining, it is both entertaining and hilarious to watch a 70 year old bluesman do it.
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#13
yngwie malmsteen is good and all... but i dont like that video at all. and the gary moore guy defineteley plays faster riffs than most blues guitarists but his sound is too traditional blues for me. vai and satriani give the blues a way more complex sound while still keeping all the feel and soul in it at the same time, and thats what im looking for.

thanks for the suggestions though!
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I still think that the master of this approach is none other than Mr Slash.

Yeah I agree, there is the right amount of shred mixed into Slash's bluesy soloing.
The shred licks come at the right time and contour the solos nicely.
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#15
Oh, I almost forgot:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqmS72_PHko&mode=related&search=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14uFYA_YFVY

Don't know if that's counts as shred (haha, yeah, I'm a shred basher sometimes)... but if anybody besides Beck can do that I'll mail them a cookie
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#17
Larry Carlton is more Jazz, and he doesn't shred a whole lot, but he moves around quite a bit. SRV, Slash, Buddy Guy, all of those guys really. They should keep you entertained for a while. George Benson is good. I don't know if you'd like him or not, I think he's rather hit and miss. Check out the song "Breezin'" though to see.

As fo that Yngwie video... Nothing but shredding going on there really. But, I'll say no more. And I also do love that comments column
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#18
Perhaps you'd like some of Andy Timmons' stuff. Check out Cry For You: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaVVZYOvMFY as well as Tender Surrender by Steve Vai: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1VjwciFLAg
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Can't believe nobody mentioned Gary Moore! He's the definition of blues shredding.


Good call, can't believe I forgot Gary!
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Paul Gilbert has a very bluesy edge to some of his shredding.


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#22
I dunno if you can really consider SRV as "shred", but I think he has some very complicated and fast licks that require quite a bit technical ability to get....
....Especially if you can do it on 12's or 13's that would be mindblowing
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#23
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yngwie malmsteen is good and all... but i dont like that video at all. and the gary moore guy defineteley plays faster riffs than most blues guitarists but his sound is too traditional blues for me. vai and satriani give the blues a way more complex sound while still keeping all the feel and soul in it at the same time, and thats what im looking for.

thanks for the suggestions though!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08oVRtpjQLw

maybe it has been posted

but, in this song, vai ruins the blues

satch and johnson are good
#24
Alvin Lee from Ten Years After plays pretty freakin' fast and it's all blues stuff. Also check out Frank Marino.
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Alvin Lee from Ten Years After plays pretty freakin' fast and it's all blues stuff. Also check out Frank Marino.

yeah Lee was way ahead of his time when it came to shredding.
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http://youtube.com/watch?v=tHw9b4BBV9Y

+1 to the guys who said Alvin Lee. BTW that's a link to him playing "I'm Going Home" at Woodstock, widely considered to be his greatest performance.
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#34
Frank Marino. amazing guitar player and does some great covers of classic songs check out his version of red house and thats the definition of blues shredding also check out his song I'm a king bee
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#35
Perhaps some of you would like this.
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#36
I can't believe nobody has said Joe Bonamassa yet... The guy can flat out shred and plays some mean ass blues!

A video:
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=1852812692
His Myspace:
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=81330113

Another great live video:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=PBgAfksivZo
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#37
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Eric Johnson

Well, this is as close as I can get. I don't like referring to Yngwie as Blues, even though he does play some blues licks, it's clear his shredding is over the top.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1BhZy5ECPM

It's got some elements of Jazz and Blues and the shredding is very tastefully done. Check him out. He's a mix of a lot of things really - youtube something called Cliffs of Dover. It's shredsastic but it's not over the done and to be frank i'm not sure what other sub-genre to call it.


This guy knows what he is talking about!!
#38
Hm I think he was trying to post Manhattan, maybe. But it's gone now.

Manhattan (G3 07)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL8aeeSTthQ

Fantastic song.

But hm, some others...
Satriani: Cool #9: Very jazzy/Bluesy song, has a 3 minute jam with the bass in the beggining.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgUwD9e8uNM#GU5U2spHI_4

A Cool New Way: Some great phrasing for the verse/chorus, but some killer blues shredding for the solo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n1ouu1cnXM

Just Like Lightnin': Very southern-blues for verse, but very awesome jazzy solo section.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXXkhQIvfhs

Satch Boogie: Crazy, fast-paced blues jam. Can't say much more then that!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7qD4acDu68

Up In Flames: Upbeat, uptempo blues number, with some blazing fast lines in the solo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb-DGS0RlpA
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I love how the comment space has turned into a debate between bluesmen and shredders.

I like how he acknowledges his bass player "Me a Bass player and a drum machine".
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