#1
Do you have/ have you had one?
I kind of did, i was better than him by a grade or two, but he didnt have many friends, therefore i didnt want to tell him the stuff his Jackson stock pickups up his a$$ everytime he found a flaw in my (yes i will say it) good playing. Eventually i played some Alter Bridge songs at a talent show (winning ) and he kind of shut up from then on.
*disclaimer* I'm not arrogant at all, i just dont like hypocrite

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#2
I have a bassist at my college who can hardly play bass, never mind guitar, and he always seems to think he's better than me...he's just failed grade 1 and I'm awaiting the results of my grade 5 which went well in the exam so I think I've at least passed. He just doesn't know when to quit lol.
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#5
Yes he is this n00b who is always tries to look like synyster gates, we did a dueling solo and i crushed him!
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#6
At my last school he was better than me in year 8.. but by the start of year 9 we were pretty much the same.. and then we kinda stopped competiting and some good jamming sessions.
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#8
Yeah a guitarist years older than me. We really have nothing in common other than music, even then, our tastes are different, yet we still are buddies. He never practices, but after a few hours of working at it, he can do just about anything but big sweeping things. I practice a lot and can do just about anything he can, but he knows all the theory behind it. So he's teaching me, and we jam together always trying to best one another. Ain't gonna happen though.
#9
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Your post has big ego written all over it.

I'm sorry if i know that i am a good guitarist considering ive only been playing for a few years.
#10
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I'm sorry if i know that i am a good guitarist considering ive only been playing 4 years.

and you respond with an even bigger ego'ed answer.
#11
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and you respond with an even bigger ego'ed answer.

haha yes i'm aware of that
Well im not the sort of guy to go "zomg i suck sooo bad"
#12
My friend challenged me and our other friend to learn bass to play in his band, whoever got better faster. She bought her bass months earlier, and after 5 months of me having mine she was asking for lessons

there are no more rivals except my brothers cocky 12 year old friends that are actually technically better than me at guitar... for now
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#13
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and you respond with an even bigger ego'ed answer.


I think it's confidence, not ego...


People often mistake that.
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#14
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haha yes i'm aware of that
Well im not the sort of guy to go "zomg i suck sooo bad"



True, I guess you could be acting like all the normal kids that play guitar. "OMFG I AM TEH PWNORZ CAUSEZZ I PLAYZZZ IRONZ MAN, WATCH" *you watch as they play it wrong*


This is why you never take a high school guitar class....ever. *shivers from memorys*
#16
naw in high school i hung with a lot of guitarists but we rarely if ever agreed on the stuff to play

some guys were only into punk and pop punk, other only into classic rock, others only into new rock/alternative stuff

i preferred ****-rock and metal, so i only really jammed with 2 or 3 of them regularly, and while it was un to go through the stuff, the stuff we were playing was like apples and uranium, nothing in common, nothing to compare to
#17
This kid told me he could out play me because his guitar costed him 1500 dollars when mine was only 169. I didn't want to do any duelling solos I just wanted to shove his face in dirt or something, lol stupid kid stuff i guess.

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True, I guess you could be acting like all the normal kids that play guitar. "OMFG I AM TEH PWNORZ CAUSEZZ I PLAYZZZ IRONZ MAN, WATCH" *you watch as they play it wrong*


This is why you never take a high school guitar class....ever. *shivers from memorys*


It was like that one kid in my guitar class who kept playing smells like teen spirit every day.
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#18
i think it's ridiculous to compare playing ability... some people are better at some things and some people are better at other things...
#19
I got kicked out of this famous metal band because I was doing too many drugs and they replaced me with this uncreative fag who sucks ass at guitar, so I formed my own metal band and now my band is so much better than them, since their last album was a huge flop


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#20
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I got kicked out of this famous metal band because I was doing too many drugs and they replaced me with this uncreative fag who sucks ass at guitar, so I formed my own metal band and now my band is so much better than them, since their last album was a huge flop



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#21
ill throw it out there i know a kid whos 17 and will smash on most guitar players... hes the most well rounded guitar player ive seen at such a young age....

and hes in my band muhaaaaaa...
(its not me btw)
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#22
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ill throw it out there i know a kid whos 17 and will smash on most guitar players... hes the most well rounded guitar player ive seen at such a young age....

and hes in my band muhaaaaaa...
(its not me btw)


*goes to listen to your band*
#23
I have some friendly competition among my band mates but nothing serious.

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#24
Yeah my old band had a lead guitarist that was amazing. And we constantly tried to best each other (I was rhythm). He was better actually. But he had NO creativity. He stuck to the pentatonic scale like the guilty on trial. I would bust out a lydian sweep or a phrygian flamenco riff. And he'd start playing this rediculously fast blues riff. Cycling through every blues riff in his catalouge. And it was just like "Dude come on" Yeah you can play fast. But make something up that hasn't been heard before ya know? So they kicked me out cause I told him that >.>... they were dicks...
#25
this stupid guy that adores slash ¬¬...he is better than me but he keeps playing the same, so i say "hell yeah im way more creative than you" but the girls that are passing while we play at school say "oh the guy with curly hair sounds really cool"

im going to be better than him someday...if not i will cut his penis and sell it on e-bay--
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#26
im the opposite... my friend ( other guitarist in my band) will say im way better than him, but i truly think he is better.
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#27
wow. douchebag threadstarter. he's probably not even that great... no one likes a braggart. asshole.
#28
my rate of improvement starts to suffer when ever i think i'm better than people, so i kinda force myself to have an inferiority complex in this regard.
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#29
Yes, my friend who plays bass. He thinks he is much better than me because we was lucky and got straight into a band with two decent guitarists from another friend of mine who by chance got the access to some decent recording gear. He doesn't make any material because he knows absolutely no theory at all, and pretty much all the time he just plays exactly the same thing as the rhythm guitarist, minus chords ofc.

Pretty annoying considering how much more practice and time it takes to master lead guitar technique within the metal genre, while he just plumps away on his bass something resembling what the rhythm guitar player plays.

Everytime I give some sort of constructive criticism to his playing, i.e don't ring the notes out etc., he tells me "you're not even in a real band hehe". My band would be up and running steady (we've already got alot of decent material and ideas) if it weren't for that we can't seem to find anyone from the ****ing extinct race known as "drummers". Oh well, that's another rant.
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#30
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wow. douchebag threadstarter. he's probably not even that great... no one likes a braggart. asshole.

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#31
i have an unspoken rivalry with a few. therefore i will not speak of it here -_-


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