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Buddwalk
10-26-2005, 08:22 PM
Im talking about a guitarist who blows you away with his gut wrenching speed but still has killer melody.

Im gonna go with Michael Angelo Batio, With Yngwie being a close second for me

Whatsdatson20
10-26-2005, 08:28 PM
Man I wish I knew something about this but I really dont. But I will tell you that pheobe's "Smelly cat" is an excellent representaion of a soulful guitarist.:rofl3:

Buddwalk
10-26-2005, 08:37 PM
Here i'll post a couple links of some videos and you just watch and see who you like best :D

John Petrucci
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2109943381931383238&q=john

Michael Angelo Batio
http://www.angelo.com/speed_lives_mab.wmv

Rusty Cooley
http://www.rustycooley.com/videos/improv_jemfest.wmv

Yngwie Malmsteen
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7096604109412656140&q=Yngwie+Malmsteen

dolfan_101
10-26-2005, 09:09 PM
Eddie Van Halen is in my book.

NaboCane
10-26-2005, 09:23 PM
Evelyn Wood Hendrix.

PHINATIC13
10-26-2005, 09:25 PM
Evelyn Wood Hendrix.

:lol: ( at least the notes)

Buddwalk
10-26-2005, 09:29 PM
Eddie Van Halen is in my book.

You should open your book a lil bit wider....j/k


I like EVH :yes:

Hellion
10-26-2005, 09:31 PM
Randy Rhodes.

Buddwalk
10-26-2005, 09:34 PM
Randy Rhodes.

Rhoads is the best overall guitarist in my book...Lord knows he put more emotion into his playing then anyone out there, if not more just as much.

Roman529
10-27-2005, 01:37 AM
1. Michaell Angelo Battio
2. Chris Impelliteri
3. Eddie Van Halen
4. Yngwie Malmsteen
5. Paul Gilbert
6. Steve Vai
7. Joe Stump
8. Buckethead
9. Shawn Lane
10. John Petrucci

d-day
10-27-2005, 02:33 AM
1. Michaell Angelo Battio
2. Chris Impelliteri
3. Eddie Van Halen
4. Yngwie Malmsteen
5. Paul Gilbert
6. Steve Vai
7. Joe Stump
8. Buckethead
9. Shawn Lane
10. John Petrucci

out of all these, i would pick paul gilbert as the greatest technical speed guitartist - his axe work with bruce bouillet in racer x is legendary...

Pagan
10-27-2005, 07:20 AM
out of all these, i would pick paul gilbert as the greatest techncal speed guitartist - his axe work with bruce bouillet in racer x is legendary...
Amen.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Michael Angelo is nothing but flash. Name ONE song the man ever wrote. For someone supposedly so unbelievable, he never made it anywhere except a couple of lame instructional tapes and - shudder - Nitro with Jim Gilette. And this was during the heyday when speed guitarists were being signed hand over foot.

Want some more great ones no one has mentioned?

~ Vinnie Moore
~ Tony McAlpine
~ Stephan Forté (Adagio)
~ Thomas Youngblood (Kamelot)
~ Jørn Viggo Lofstad (Pagan's Mind)
~ André Olbrich (Blind Guardian)
~ Jim Matheos (Fates Warning)
~ Michael Romeo (Symphony X)

Buddwalk
10-27-2005, 07:29 AM
Amen.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Michael Angelo is nothing but flash. Name ONE song the man ever wrote. For someone supposedly so unbelievable, he never made it anywhere except a couple of lame instructional tapes and - shudder - Nitro with Jim Gilette. And this was during the heyday when speed guitarists were being signed hand over foot.

Want some more great ones no one has mentioned?

~ Vinnie Moore
~ Tony McAlpine
~ Stephan Forté (Adagio)
~ Thomas Youngblood (Kamelot)
~ Jørn Viggo Lofstad (Pagan's Mind)
~ André Olbrich (Blind Guardian)
~ Jim Matheos (Fates Warning)
~ Michael Romeo (Symphony X)

Actually for your information pagan he just released a brand new solo cd that Im ordering monday ;)

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

Pagan
10-27-2005, 07:35 AM
Actually for your information pagan he just released a brand new solo cd that Im ordering monday ;)
Don't get me wrong Budd, I never said he didn't release anything...just nothing anyone ever cared about. ;)

Buddwalk
10-27-2005, 07:51 AM
Don't get me wrong Budd, I never said he didn't release anything...just nothing anyone ever cared about. ;)

Again dont think you have everyone elses opinion. Hes a very under rated guitarist and you know it :tongue:

Nah i like his stuff but again thats my style...

Pagan
10-27-2005, 07:57 AM
Again dont think you have everyone elses opinion. Hes a very under rated guitarist and you know it :tongue:

Nah i like his stuff but again thats my style...
I'm not saying I have everyone's opinion Budd...I'm just going by what EVERYONE used to say back in the day. I'm not lying bro, he was basically laughed at for being a parlor trick. Not saying you can't like him, but man....he is NOT the best.

I was there, remember? ;)

Buddwalk
10-27-2005, 08:26 AM
I'm not saying I have everyone's opinion Budd...I'm just going by what EVERYONE used to say back in the day. I'm not lying bro, he was basically laughed at for being a parlor trick. Not saying you can't like him, but man....he is NOT the best.

I was there, remember? ;)


I know you were there and i never said he was the best...Hes just my favorite speed guitarist. Rhoads is the best :evil:

Terror
10-27-2005, 08:33 AM
I wish I knew his name, but the guitarist from Audioslave who usually does the solo's.

Pagan
10-27-2005, 09:22 AM
I know you were there and i never said he was the best...Hes just my favorite speed guitarist. Rhoads is the best :evil:
Oh ok...my bad! I saw you had him at #1 and the title of the thread is "Greatest Speed Guitarist", so I just assumed. :lol:


I wish I knew his name, but the guitarist from Audioslave who usually does the solo's.
Tom Morello.....and no way is he a shredder. Decent guitarist, but doesn't fall into the "shred" catagory.

Buddwalk
10-27-2005, 09:32 AM
Oh ok...my bad! I saw you had him at #1 and the title of the thread is "Greatest Speed Guitarist", so I just assumed. :lol:


Tom Morello.....and no way is he a shredder. Decent guitarist, but doesn't fall into the "shred" catagory.

Agreed on Tom Morello. How you feel on Rusty Cooley and his claw like approach when he plays...damn that guys got some long fingers :lol:

d-day
10-27-2005, 01:42 PM
i remember attending a guitar clinic that batio was doing down here in one of our local guitar shops - calling him a turd would be a compliment - i would never call the guy a guitar player - when he took questions at the end of his freak show, i asked him if he ever played with any feeling - he gave me a :mad: and walked out of the building...

Pagan
10-27-2005, 02:06 PM
:roflmao:

I would have PAID to see that! :lol:

d-day
10-27-2005, 02:10 PM
vivian campbell did one the next week when he was still with whitesnake - i love the questions part of the clinic... :wink: - i asked him if he ever slept with tawny kitaen - he said no but he knew a lot of guys who did... :chuckle:

kastofsna120
10-27-2005, 02:13 PM
not one mention of jason becker???? he's easily the fastest ever, and he's the most clean with his sweeps and arpeggios

just look at these videos of him

http://s58.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1VKT7JFXEWANG26NPPFGVE1HCJ
http://s58.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=21YYIZKF4STO80Y737TFID6CIT

then of course, there's the 8 year old phenom

http://s58.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3S3P14RJAMRWP3CVFC6MBIZHEM

Pagan
10-27-2005, 02:26 PM
Wow...can't believe I forgot Jason Becker! Anyone know of how far along his condition is now? :(

TJamesW_phinfan
10-27-2005, 02:28 PM
Ok why has no one mentioned Esteban(sp?) ???


J/K :D

:splat:

Buddwalk
10-27-2005, 03:29 PM
i remember attending a guitar clinic that batio was doing down here in one of our local guitar shops - calling him a turd would be a compliment - i would never call the guy a guitar player - when he took questions at the end of his freak show, i asked him if he ever played with any feeling - he gave me a :mad: and walked out of the building...

Actually from what I know hes actually a really good guy...Your the only person i've actually talked to now who has said hes a jerk, So maybe he just got pissed at you cause you said something stupid like that. But actually thats pretty funny stuff man, even though im a fan i would of loved to see ya say it :lol:

Dolphan7
10-27-2005, 04:52 PM
Dick Dale anyone. The OG of speed guitar!

Pagan
10-27-2005, 04:54 PM
Dick Dale anyone. The OG of speed guitar!
Wouldn't exactly call him a shredder D7...:lol:

Buddwalk
10-27-2005, 04:54 PM
Dick Dale anyone. The OG of speed guitar!

greatest surf guitarist but speed guitar haha

Roman529
10-28-2005, 02:56 AM
What about Uli Roth who was with the Scorpions ?:confused:

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SABA-TOOTH
10-28-2005, 03:52 AM
have to put out props to dimebag darryl..

i dont know if its speed, but he called it "power-groove"..

it is the guitar i enjoyed the best....

LONG LIVE PANTERA..

Pagan
10-28-2005, 06:57 AM
What about Uli Roth who was with the Scorpions ?:confused:
I mentioned Uli in the heavy metal talk thread. LOVED his work with the Scorps. Just got his latest solo CD, and unfortunately.....eh......

Quelonio
10-28-2005, 04:38 PM
Actually for your information pagan he just released a brand new solo cd that Im ordering monday ;)

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

-now that is one ugly dude, I love when they do these I'm bad faces :rofl3: cracks me up every single time.

I'm not a big fan of speed guitar, having said that, I would say that the fastes I have ever heard is Al de Meola.

Roman529
10-28-2005, 07:20 PM
Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead has this guy beat in the Ugly department. :lol:

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2005/10/393162425003LZZZZZZZ-1.jpg

nolefin
10-28-2005, 09:41 PM
lol you have got to be kidding me, eddie van halen is head and shoulders above any one, he is one of a kind

Buddwalk
10-28-2005, 09:42 PM
lol you have got to be kidding me, eddie van halen is head and shoulders above any one, he is one of a kind

More than his playing i love his unique sound ;)