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DaFjory
In Lane we trust
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#1
I often think about, if asked, who I'd state as being my all-time fave axeslinger. Ask me 7 years ago, I would've said Satch; 4 years ago I would've said Dimebag; a year ago Lane; now... who knows.

So the question I'm putting forth is - how easy for you is it to name your unconditional favourite, and will that ever change? I bet there's a right mixed bag of answers for that.

As far as my faves go, I find it extremely difficult to name just one guitarist whose work I'd take over anybody else's and then stick to them. More or less impossible, I'd say. Instead, I categorise and just try to pick one if I'm going through a phase (prog, fusion, instrumental rock, shreddy, etc.)

Here are my categories, and the favourite of each:

*Best player in terms of pure technique? - Shawn Lane
*Most interesting player, music-wise? - Allan Holdsworth
*Coolest player, personality-wise? - John Petrucci
*Player who has the best tone, gear-wise? - Eric Johnson
*Who simply 'rocks' the hardest or dost kicketh the most ass? - Dimebag
*Funniest player, who tries to be funny? - Michael Angelo Batio
*Funniest player, who doesn't try to be funny? - Yngwie J. Malmsteen
*Who teaches the best on videos? - Paul Gilbert
*Player who scares the shit out of me, music-wise? - Allan Holdsworth
*Player who scares the shit out of me, technique-wise? - Shawn Lane
*Grooviest player, all-around? - Greg Howe

Do I still have a favourite out of all those? No way. I never will. There are guys (many not on that list) who I'll listen to almost every week, and others who I'll come back to after some months or even years. It's all phases. I could never pick one as my out-and-out favourite.

Can you?
Last edited by DaFjory at Apr 8, 2009,
R3ACH_69
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#2
Kirk Hammett all the way for me. He and Metallica are what brought me into guitar. i know for a fact that there are guitarists out there that could mop the floor with his ass but to me he'll always be my favorite. Its weird yeah but that's the way it is for me
seymour_jackson
DOTA
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#3
Best player in terms of pure technique? - Jason Becker
*Most interesting player, music-wise? - Marty Friedman
*Coolest player, personality-wise? - Yngwie
*Player who has the best tone, gear-wise? - Eric Johnson
*Who simply 'rocks' the hardest or dost kicketh the most ass? - Dave the man Mustaine
*Funniest player, who tries to be funny? - MAB
*Funniest player, who doesn't try to be funny? - Paul Gilbert
*Who teaches the best on videos? - Guthrie Govan
*Player who scares the shit out of me, music-wise? - Claudio Sanchez
*Player who scares the shit out of me, technique-wise? - Jason Becker
*Grooviest player, all-around? - ahhh tied between Guthrie and Lane
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wwfattitude1998
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#4
Slash, no contest.

He may not play insanely fast, but what he does sounds damn good. The blues style guitar over Hard Rock riffs, just awesome. GN'R = Favorite band of all time.
seymour_jackson
DOTA
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#5
^GnR is good, but incerdibly overrated IMO
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MoleMania
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#6
*Best player in terms of pure technique? - Shawn Lane
*Most interesting player, music-wise? - Uli jon Roth
*Coolest player, personality-wise? - Paul Gilbert
*Player who has the best tone, gear-wise? - Eric Johnson
*Who simply 'rocks' the hardest or dost kicketh the most ass? -
*Funniest player, who tries to be funny? - Michael Angelo Batio
*Funniest player, who doesn't try to be funny? - Paul Gilbert
*Who teaches the best on videos? - Paul Gilbert
*Player who scares the shit out of me, music-wise? - Uli jon Roth
*Player who scares the shit out of me, technique-wise? - Shawn Lane
*Grooviest player, all-around? - Dunno
Lemoninfluence
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#7
*Best player in terms of pure technique? - Shawn Lane
*Most interesting player, music-wise? - Guthrie Govan
*Coolest player, personality-wise? - Paul Gilbert
*Player who has the best tone, gear-wise? - couldn't really pick. Maybe Vai or satch
*Funniest player, who tries to be funny? - Paul Gilbert (although I wouldn't particularly say he was trying to be funny)
*Funniest player, who doesn't try to be funny? - would buckethead count?
*Who teaches the best on videos? - Paul Gilbert.
*Player who scares the shit out of me, music-wise? - Guthrie
*Player who scares the shit out of me, technique-wise? - Shawn Lane
*Grooviest player, all-around? - (I'm going to take this as the best overall package category) Steve Vai
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Orbit91
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#8
*Best player in terms of pure technique? - Guthrie Govan.
*Most interesting player, music-wise? - Paul Gilbert.
*Coolest player, personality-wise? - Paul Gilbert.
*Player who has the best tone, gear-wise? - Steve Vai or Vinnie Moore.
*Who simply 'rocks' the hardest or dost kicketh the most ass? - Steve Vai.
*Funniest player, who tries to be funny? - N/A
*Funniest player, who doesn't try to be funny? - Yeah, Yngwie.
*Who teaches the best on videos? - Marty Friedman.
*Player who scares the shit out of me, music-wise? - Shawn Lane.
*Player who scares the shit out of me, technique-wise? - Allan Holdsworth or T-Mac.
*Grooviest player, all-around? - Tony MacAlpine.

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PhantomNote
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#9
Paul Gilbert, Randy Rhoads, Jake E Lee, Bruce Bouillet (sp?), Van Halen, Yngwie, Mattias IA Eklundh, Alexi Laiho, Reb Beach, George Lynch, Ron Thal.

My favorites. Of course I like lots of others too :p

based on their music. I never listen to someone just for technique. Else it'd be listening a hellova lot to Shawn Lane.
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DaFjory
In Lane we trust
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#10
Just to clarify - grooviest player means making music that has a great "groove" or a head-nodding feel to it; as if you want to start busting a move or dancing to what they're playing. If anyone says Holdsworth for that, then I don't know what planet they're on.

And funniest player, who doesn't try to be funny means anyone who takes themselves very seriously, but comes across as a total clown without meaning to - hence, Yngwie (or even early Impellitteri; just read the booklet of Stand In Line and you'll know why). He's always soooo serious in his music and demeanour, but I don't know if he realises that people just laugh at him.
Phoenix322
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#11
Buckethead is my favorite all time player, there was nothing hard about that decision.
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leeb rocks
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#12
Best player in terms of pure technique? - Rusty Cooley
*Most interesting player, music-wise? - Guthrie Govan
*Coolest player, personality-wise? - Guthrie Govan
*Player who has the best tone, gear-wise? - Guthrie Govan
*Who simply 'rocks' the hardest or dost kicketh the most ass? - John Petrucci
*Funniest player, who tries to be funny? - Guthrie Govan
*Funniest player, who doesn't try to be funny? - Yngwie
*Who teaches the best on videos? - Guthrie Govan
*Player who scares the shit out of me, music-wise? - Guthrie Govan
*Player who scares the shit out of me, technique-wise? - Guthrie Govan
*Grooviest player, all-around? - Guthrie Govan

not to hard for me

Although I couldn't pick really between Guthers and Clive Carroll if it came down to it.
Avedas
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#13
Quote by leeb rocks

not to hard for me

Although I couldn't pick really between Guthers and Clive Carroll if it came down to it.


Guthrie fan, huh?

Best player in terms of pure technique? - Guthrie Govan
*Most interesting player, music-wise? - Guthrie Govan
*Coolest player, personality-wise? - Paul Gilbert
*Player who has the best tone, gear-wise? - Guthrie Govan
*Who simply 'rocks' the hardest or dost kicketh the most ass? - Jeff Loomis
*Funniest player, who tries to be funny? - Paul Gilbert (Guitar Tricks are awesome!)
*Funniest player, who doesn't try to be funny? - Michael Romeo
*Who teaches the best on videos? - Paul Gilbert
*Player who scares the shit out of me, music-wise? - Ron Jarzombek
*Player who scares the shit out of me, technique-wise? - Ron Jarzombek
*Grooviest player, all-around? - John Petrucci
Orbit91
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Quote by Avedas
Guthrie fan, huh?

Best player in terms of pure technique? - Guthrie Govan
*Most interesting player, music-wise? - Guthrie Govan
*Coolest player, personality-wise? - Paul Gilbert
*Player who has the best tone, gear-wise? - Guthrie Govan
*Who simply 'rocks' the hardest or dost kicketh the most ass? - Jeff Loomis
*Funniest player, who tries to be funny? - Paul Gilbert (Guitar Tricks are awesome!)
*Funniest player, who doesn't try to be funny? - Michael Romeo
*Who teaches the best on videos? - Paul Gilbert
*Player who scares the shit out of me, music-wise? - Ron Jarzombek
*Player who scares the shit out of me, technique-wise? - Ron Jarzombek
*Grooviest player, all-around? - John Petrucci

I thought I was the only Ron fan here
Wasp
Totally Zen
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#15
*Best player in terms of pure technique? - Steve Vai
*Most interesting player, music-wise? - Joe Satriani (or Steve Vai with his orchestra stuff)
*Coolest player, personality-wise? - Steve Vai
*Player who has the best tone, gear-wise? - Satch or Eric Johnson
*Funniest player, who doesn't try to be funny? - Satch
*Who teaches the best on videos? - Satch, because of his video's on the modes
*Player who scares the shit out of me, music-wise? - Most of the guys
*Player who scares the shit out of me, technique-wise? - Vai
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Minkaro
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#16
Best player in terms of pure technique? - Guthrie Govan
*Most interesting player, music-wise? - Mike Oldfield
*Coolest player, personality-wise? - Paul Gilbert
*Player who has the best tone, gear-wise? - Eric Johnson
*Who simply 'rocks' the hardest or dost kicketh the most ass? - Dimebag
*Funniest player, who tries to be funny? - Paul Gilbert
*Funniest player, who doesn't try to be funny? - Pass
*Who teaches the best on videos? - I don't watch enough instructional videos to say
*Player who scares the shit out of me, music-wise? - Buckethead
*Player who scares the shit out of me, technique-wise? - Guthrie Govan
*Grooviest player, all-around? - Joe Satriani (Super Colossal especially)

Good thread. I'd skipped past this one a couple of times because I was worried it'd be another one of those "OLOLOLOL DIMEBAG IS TEH GR8EST OF ALL TIEM LOLZ" threads. I like the idea of breaking it up into categories.
sock_demon
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#17
Best sweeper - Jason Becker/Gambale
Best Showman - Gilbert/Buckethead
Best composer - Vai
Best technician - Cooley
Best wanker - Vai
Most innovative - Vai/Gilbert
Fastest - Shawn Lane
Best overall - satch
Best tone - Jason Becker (on the Perpetual Burn album)
Best guitars - Vai's jems, gilbert's pgms, petrucci's jpm.
Best tapper - Ron Thal; I don't care what you say, Guitars SUCK is probably the most insane tapping you will ever find.
Best hair - Petrucci back in the awake days.
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#19
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There are way more skilled players than Hammet.
tomohawkjoe
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#21
Guthrie Govan, Kurt Ballou, Allan Holdsworth, Paul Waggoner.
They've pretty much shaped how I listen to guitar and how I play.
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ZylitoL
...Got Friedman?
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#22
*Best player in terms of pure technique? - Michael Romeo
*Most interesting player, music-wise? - Marty Friedman
*Coolest player, personality-wise? - Paul Gilbert
*Player who has the best tone, gear-wise? - Steve Vai
*Who simply 'rocks' the hardest or dost kicketh the most ass? -
*Funniest player, who tries to be funny? - Paul Gilbert (though it's not forced humor lol)
*Funniest player, who doesn't try to be funny? - Yngwie
*Who teaches the best on videos? - Paul Gilbert (but in terms of the quality of the video, I think JP's Rock Discipline takes the cake)
*Player who scares the shit out of me, music-wise? - Ron Jarzombek
*Player who scares the shit out of me, technique-wise? - Guthrie Govan
*Grooviest (headnod-able) player, all-around? - Greg Howe
Lost interest.
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Night_Lights
I've been here too long
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#23
Quote by sock_demon


Best tone - Jason Becker (on the Perpetual Burn album)




thats interesting. I dont think the tones that great, then again i blame production values back in that age.
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ZylitoL
...Got Friedman?
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#24
Interesting...Perpetual Burn would without a doubt be on my Top 3 Worst Tones list.
Lost interest.
TheShred201
Back From The Dead
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#25
*Best sweeper - Rust Cooley
*Best Showman - Steve Vai
*Best composer - Steve Vai
*Best Improviser - Guthrie Govan
*Best technician - Rusty Cooley
*Best wanker - (not sure exactly what you mean in context here so I'm not filling it)
*Most innovative - Mattias Eklundh/Dave Martone
*Fastest - Shawn Lane (how can this be opinion?)
*Best overall - Guthrie Govan
*Best tone - Jeff Loomis, Guthrie Govan, Marco Sfogli, Bulb, Muhammad Suicmez
*Best guitars - Dave Martone's Parkers, Rusty Cooley's Conklin 8, Guthrie Govan's Suhrs
*Best tapper - Chris Broderick
*Best hair - Guthrie Govan for teh lulz.
*Best alt. picker - Shawn Lane
*Best legato - Allan Holdsworth
*Best dynamics - Paul Gilbert
*Best player in terms of pure technique? - Michael Romeo
*Most interesting player, music-wise? - Marty Friedman
*Coolest player, personality-wise? - Dave Martone
*Player who has the best tone, gear-wise? - Steve Vai
*Who simply 'rocks' the hardest or dost kicketh the most ass? - John Petrucci
*Funniest player, who tries to be funny? - Nigel Tufnel (Dave Martone is pretty funny in real life though)
*Funniest player, who doesn't try to be funny? - Yngwie Malmsteen
*Who teaches the best on videos? - I don't have any instructional videos
*Player who scares the shit out of me, music-wise? - Guthrie Govan
*Player who scares the shit out of me, technique-wise? - Shawn Lane
*Grooviest (headnod-able) player, all-around? - Hard for me to say....Since I'm more of a metal guy, atm. Jeff Loomis seems to have the most headbangable stuff....

Sock Demon's Stuff, Da Fjory's stuff, and some extras....
Last edited by TheShred201 at Nov 16, 2008,
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#26
*Best player in terms of pure technique? - John Petrucci
*Most interesting player, music-wise? - Joe Satriani
*Coolest player, personality-wise? - Paul Gilbert
*Player who has the best tone, gear-wise? - Slash
*Who simply 'rocks' the hardest or dost kicketh the most ass? - James Hetfield
*Funniest player, who tries to be funny? - Michael Angelo Batio
*Funniest player, who doesn't try to be funny? - Kirk Hammett
*Who teaches the best on videos? - Rob Chappers :P:
*Player who scares the shit out of me, music-wise? - John 5
*Player who scares the shit out of me, technique-wise? - John Petrucci
*Grooviest player, all-around? - Carlos Santana
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SnookM
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*Best player in terms of pure technique? - Ooh, this dude:
Don't Damn Me
*Most interesting player, music-wise? - Vai
*Coolest player, personality-wise? - Um, Martin Barre seems pretty cool
*Player who has the best tone, gear-wise? - Satch or Malcolm Young
*Who simply 'rocks' the hardest or dost kicketh the most ass? - Nobody rocks harder than Acker Dacker collectively
*Funniest player, who tries to be funny? - Can I say Ian Anderson? He does play an acoustic in some live songs.
*Funniest player, who doesn't try to be funny? - Buckethead
*Who teaches the best on videos? - I don't really watch tutorials
*Player who scares the shit out of me, music-wise? - Shawn Lane, scary
*Player who scares the shit out of me, technique-wise? - Eddie Van Halen
*Grooviest player, all-around? - Er, Slash? Up to 1992 when he got cliched, no he became a cliche. I've kept it GN'R free so far so humour me.
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#29
*Best player in terms of pure technique? - Shawn Lane
*Most interesting player, music-wise? - ****...er, Allan ThorenLane?
*Coolest player, personality-wise? - Paul Gilbert
*Player who has the best tone, gear-wise? - Holdsy
*Who simply 'rocks' the hardest or dost kicketh the most ass? - Matt Bellamy
*Funniest player, who tries to be funny? - MAB
*Funniest player, who doesn't try to be funny? - Joey Dahlia (seriously, youtube this guy and you'll die laughing)
*Who teaches the best on videos? - Paul Gilbert/Marty Freidman
*Player who scares the shit out of me, music-wise? - Allan Holdsworth/Frederik Thorendal (essentially - Allan and Allan's death metal clone. )
*Player who scares the shit out of me, technique-wise? - Shawn Lane/Allan Holdsworth
*Grooviest player, all-around? - Paul Gilbert

Cool thread btw.

ED: Shred201s extra categories -

*Best sweeper - Rusty Cooley (by a mile)
*Best Showman - Steve Vai
*Best Composer - Steve Vai
*Best Improviser - Allan Holdsworth
*Best technician - Guthrie Govan
*Best wanker - Rusty Cooley (his wanks sound fun)
*Most innovative - Allan flooping Holdsworth. The pack haven't even caught up yet.
*Fastest - Shawn Lane (how can this be opinion?)
*Best overall - The late, great ,Shawn Lane
*Best tapper - Guthrie
*Best hair - MAB
*Best alt. picker - Shawn Lane/Paul Gilbert
*Best legato - Allan Holdsworth (without a doubt)
*Best dynamics - Paul Gilbert
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#30
*Best player in terms of pure technique? Lane
*Most interesting player, music-wise? - Govan
*Coolest player, personality-wise? - Govan or Gilbert
*Player who has the best tone, gear-wise? - Govan, Yngwie and Takayoshi Ohmura
*Who simply 'rocks' the hardest or dost kicketh the most ass? - Loomis, I have to windmill at the sweeps in This Godless Endeavor...
*Funniest player, who tries to be funny? - Paul Gilbert
*Funniest player, who doesn't try to be funny? - Yngwie
*Who teaches the best on videos? - Govan and Gilbert...again
*Player who scares the shit out of me, music-wise? - Lane, Govan and Holdsworth
*Player who scares the shit out of me, technique-wise? - Govan
*Grooviest (headnod-able) player, all-around? - Gilbert
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#32
*Best player in terms of pure technique? - Shawn Lane
*Most interesting player, music-wise? - Buckethead
*Coolest player, personality-wise? - John Petrucci
*Player who has the best tone, gear-wise? - Eric Johnson
*Who simply 'rocks' the hardest or dost kicketh the most ass? - Eddie Van Halen
*Funniest player, who tries to be funny? - Buckethead
*Funniest player, who doesn't try to be funny? - Yngwie for sure.
*Who teaches the best on videos? - Paul Gilbert (but in terms of the quality of the video, I think JP's Rock Discipline takes the cake)
*Player who scares the shit out of me, music-wise? - Buckethead
*Player who scares the shit out of me, technique-wise? - Guthrie Govan
*Grooviest (headnod-able) player, all-around? - Satch or Santana.
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Leachy123
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#33
Joe Satriani is awsome, but speed isn't everything. I think we'd all better thank Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, BB King for most of todays guitarists
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#34
Quote by Leachy123
Joe Satriani is awsome, but speed isn't everything. I think we'd all better thank Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, BB King for most of todays guitarists


Well done...you missed the point of the thread and forum...
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JosefTheGodless
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#35
Lots of these are ties for me. Too hard to make definite decisions.

*Best player in terms of pure technique? - Jason Becker, Paul Gilbert, John Petrucci
*Most interesting player, music-wise? - Ron Jarzombek
*Coolest player, personality-wise? - Paul Gilbert
*Player who has the best tone, gear-wise? - Jeff Loomis, Brendon Small, Randy Rhoads (Ozzy live album), Muhammed Suicmez
*Who simply 'rocks' the hardest or dost kicketh the most ass? - Randy Rhoads, Brendon Small, Jeff Loomis, Muhammed Suicmez
*Funniest player, who tries to be funny? - Paul Gilbert, Buckethead (who could think he isn't trying to be funny?), Brendon Small
*Funniest player, who doesn't try to be funny? - Yngwie, Muhammed Suicmez
*Who teaches the best on videos? - Paul Gilbert
*Player who scares the shit out of me, music-wise? - Ron Jarzombek. I mean holy shit. Just try to follow along with a Spastic Ink or Blotted Science song.
*Player who scares the shit out of me, technique-wise? - Jason Becker. I can't even imagine what he'd be doing today if he could still play.
*Grooviest (headnod-able) player, all-around? - Paul Gilbert, Buckethead, Randy Rhoads


Shred201s extra categories -

*Best sweeper - Jason Becker, Jeff Loomis, Muhammed Suicmez, Rusty Cooley
*Best Showman - Paul Gilbert, Buckethead, Brendon Small, Randy Rhoads
*Best Composer - Ron Jarzombek
*Best Improviser - Paul Gilbert
*Best technician - Not sure if this means technicality or what so I'm just gonna skip.
*Best wanker - Not a huge fan of wanking?
*Most innovative - Paul Gilbert, Randy Rhoads, Tony Iommi, Jimmy Page, Satch, Vai, John Petrucci, Dave Murray & Adrian Smith, too many to keep listing.
*Fastest - Shawn Lane (how can this be opinion?)
*Best overall - Paul Gilbert, Buckethead (plays so many different styles)
*Best tapper - Chris Broderick
*Best hair - Can't make any decisions on this one. XD
*Best alt. picker - Paul Gilbert
*Best legato - Joe Satriani
*Best dynamics - Paul Gilbert
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#37
Best player in terms of pure technique? - John Petrucci
*Most interesting player, music-wise? - Nils Norberg
*Coolest player, personality-wise? - Zakk Wylde ( Love the way he plays the guitar regardless of his technical ability.)
*Player who has the best tone, gear-wise? - Jorn Lofstad ( BY FAR )
*Who simply 'rocks' the hardest or dost kicketh the most ass? - Mark Tremonti or Rich Ward
*Funniest player, who tries to be funny? - Mattias Eklundh
*Funniest player, who doesn't try to be funny? - Zakk Wylde ( So Serious )
*Who teaches the best on videos? - Paul Gilbert
*Player who scares the shit out of me, music-wise? - John Petrucci
*Player who scares the shit out of me, technique-wise? - Guthrie
*Grooviest (headnod-able) player, all-around? - Jeff Loomis


Shred201s extra categories -

*Best sweeper - Nil Norberg ( Best use of the sweep ) Jeff Loomis, Rusty Cooley
*Best Showman - Paul Gilbert
*Best Composer - Magnus Karlsson or Christopher Johannson ( Therion )
*Best Improviser - John Petrucci
*Best technician - Eric Johnson
*Best wanker - Steve Vai
*Most innovative - Jason Becker, Randy Rhoads, Satch
*Fastest - Shawn Lane, Rusty Cooley, or Petrucci
*Best overall - Jorn Lofstad,
*Best tapper - Chris Broderick
*Best hair - Can't make any decisions on this one. XD
*Best alt. picker - John Petrucci
*Best legato - Joe Satriani or Mark Tremonti not the best legato but i love his runs.
*Best dynamics - Paul Gilbert
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137 IQ
#38
Richie Sambora all the way. It isn't about speed or rocking hard. It's about the feeling and the emotion you hear in the sound, and Sambora has more soul than anybody else out there.
sock_demon
Ol' Dirty
Join date: Jun 2005
763 IQ
#39
I chose perpetual burn because it's just a nice raw tone compared to Vai and johnson, etc.

Just a nice difference.
hue
Necrophagist777
Fusion = The New Shred
Join date: Sep 2008
1,500 IQ
#40
I think encompassing all areas of guitar playing, Michael Amott is my favorite player.

*Best player in terms of pure technique? - Muhammed Suicmez
*Most interesting player, music-wise? - Joe Satriani
*Coolest player, personality-wise? - Synyster Gates
*Player who has the best tone, gear-wise? - John Petrucci
*Who simply 'rocks' the hardest or dost kicketh the most ass? - Dimebag
*Funniest player, who tries to be funny? - Adam D
*Funniest player, who doesn't try to be funny? - Yngwie J. Malmsteen
*Who teaches the best on videos? - Paul Gilbert
*Player who scares the **** out of me, music-wise? - Mikael Akerfeldt
*Player who scares the **** out of me, technique-wise? - Muhammed Suicmez
*Grooviest player, all-around? - Michael Amott

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Last edited by Necrophagist777 at Nov 18, 2008,