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Re: Actually, the best guitar solo is..........
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2008, 04:29:51 PM »
It's so crucial to me that solos be musical... it's so disappointing when some uber-skilled shredder gets up and plays what consitutes a few different scale patterns played very fast up and down the neck... I just want to yell at them, you've got the chops but no melody!! Go learn a charlie parker solo or something!!
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heh...Charlie Parker. I think a lot of contemporary guitarists could benefit from listening to some of the Jazz greats if they want to hear and understand melody and composition.
 I also find that the equipment and technology today makes things much easier than when I was learning. Seems everyone is using an Ibanez style speed neck with super-sustaining pickups/amps which can hide flawed picking. And that type of equipment seems to encourage speed and technical scale picking for its own sake and assuming that the result is musical.
I won't belabour my point of view which will be perceived as "geezer" but if you listen to Alvin Lee at Woodstock, the whole thing just rocks. Its real energy and he, and the crowd, are totally into it. You can feel it. Not sure who could do that today with just a straight amp and a Gibson ES335.
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« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2018, 04:57:10 PM »

Haha, almost 11 years necro-post ;)


"the biggest shred collab song in the world II (2018)"


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So, unsurprisingly, some percentage of this was fairly 'standard' shredding; but there were a few segments that gave me that authentic jaw-dropping :WTF: feeling.


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« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2019, 06:33:41 AM »
Eddie Van - Halen

Steve Ray Vaughn

Robert Plant

HAHAHA! Does he even play guitar at all? I don't think I've ever seen him touch a guitar.

Anyway, at 5:20-ish in that video, looks like's playing a little Rainsong carbon fiber short scale acoustic bass or something. Dunno if you've ever tried out one of those carbon fiber acoustic guitars before, but you definitely should. I honestly think they just might sound better than even something like a high end Martin. I picked one up in a little music shop one day on a goof thinking it would sound like shit and was instantly blown away by the full bodied tone of it. Never figured something that WASN'T wood could sound better than wood.
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« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2019, 08:53:16 AM »
Typically an afterthought kinda guy when it comes to discussions about great guitar players, especially since he died about 10 years ago, but he's always been one of my favorite blues players. The way he approached blues scale leads (which has been done a bazillion times by everyone and can get kinda stale after so long) was pretty unique and fresh sounding, to me anyway. And the tone he's getting out of his shit in this video is fucking KILLER, especially for a live setting. Starting at 2:55, I love that wah with what sounds like a little bit of octave fuzz.

Jeff Healey - Blue Jean Blues (originally by ZZ Top)

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