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If there is a better guitar player going today......

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and how can anyone negelect to add one of the GOAT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mntRIb0wa9A

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Yeah, there's little sense trying to compare someone like Derek Trucks to Zakk Wylde or Robin Trower to John Lee Hooker. Each of the axe men mentioned in this thread are pretty damn good in their own right.

I'm not a big fan of Joe Satriani's solo stuff, but he's still an outstanding player. I personally think John Butcher Axis is really underrated and most people have never heard of the guy.

I watched Derek Trucks as a kid and, before he got his own band, play alongside Warren Haynes and Gov't Mule. And if you like Trucks, you might want to listen to his wife, who is also a pretty damn good blues guitarist- Susan Tedeschi.

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here's some guitarists some of you purists/non-fans of heavier music may like

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here's some guitarists some of you purists/non-fans of heavier music may like

After high-school I registered to go to GIT(Guitar Institute of Technology) to play pretty much this exact style of progressive, fusion metal bc I loved Fates Warning and Dream Theater. My best-friend who was the only proficient guitar play I knew that could keep up skill wise decided to back out of moving to L.A. the day we were going to get our airplane tickets.

I had a little tear listening to this. Some techniques I thought I invented(lol) with two hand "Stanley Jordan"- to- metal now is the norm..nice stuff.

But in this thread are all good guitar guys of all styles..however GOAT is definitely not Johnny P of Dream Theater..he is technical and plays nice..but his style just has a soulless characteristic I cannot really describe sorta like Mike Portnoy is to drums. Just because you own a lot of toms does not make you a great drummer.

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Anyone is naturally going to think guitarists of the genre they prefer are going to be better. While the metal guys have great chops and are plenty talented, I'd prefer the guy from the OP. He has more of a voice than the guys that rip off as many notes as they can. I feel like those kind of players are trying more to impress people than play music and it usually sounds very boring to me.

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I promise you this is the best guitar player in the world. He shreds electrics also. You should probably take the time to watch. starts playing at about 1:45

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Oh don't get me wrong... I love pretty much all music... I just feel like metal musicians are technically superior to most... except maybe some bluegrass musicians...

That said, give me another SRV any day of the week and I'd be happy. Talk about soul coming though music...

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I promise you this is the best guitar player in the world. He shreds electrics also. You should probably take the time to watch. starts playing at about 1:45

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Oh don't get me wrong... I love pretty much all music... I just feel like metal musicians are technically superior to most... except maybe some bluegrass musicians...

That said, give me another SRV any day of the week and I'd be happy. Talk about soul coming though music...

Actually, it's the usually exact opposite. Heavy distortion makes very sloppy playing sound good. If you want to play really fast and make it sound good distortion makes it a thousand times easier.

I have nothing against metal guitarists, but metal players and fans have a tendency to over inflated their abilities.

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