#1
Is there any famous old shredder? All I've seen are pretty young, like 60 max. Is shredding new? do they lose the shredding skill as they get old?

I think this is the correct forum for this post because I'm not talking about their music, just the curiosity of the lack of old shredders.
#3
60 is pretty young?

Shred became cool in the 80's, and most shredders were 20-30 then, so they're 40-50 now.

What about BB King and Les Paul? They're not shredders, but they're old and wise.
#4
Les Paul is like 90 I think...
apparently UG's only type O-


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#5
Al Di Meola may be getting up there, but the reason they're all young is because shredding was introduced during the 80's, so they probably weren't influenced by it.
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#6
Quote by Der Bomber
How old is Les Paul? Man he's fast!


really?, i read on wikipedia that he can play with only two fingers of the left hand because of arthritis. How can he be fast with 2 fingers? o.O
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really?, i read on wikipedia that he can play with only two fingers of the left hand because of arthritis. How can he be fast with 2 fingers? o.O



Djanjo was fast with effectively just two fingers.
#13
I think now though people seem to grow out of shredding as they get older, just a personal opinion though
#14
Quote by Time Bomb
if dimebag was alive...

He'd be in his early forties, and he was never a shredder. No way he could hold a candle to the likes of Gilbert, Becker, and Friedman.
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#15
Quote by Shredder6
paganini?


I lol'd

Deffintly the godfather of shred Alvin Lee from Ten Years After, holy shit!, he can make an E major pentatonic scale drag on forever and ever!
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#16
Quote by nick dixon
I lol'd

Deffintly the godfather of shred Alvin Lee from Ten Years After, holy shit!, he can make an E major pentatonic scale drag on forever and ever!



also bireli
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