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    Virtuosos: where do you stand on which?

    The Jeff beck thread has provoked this. I'll leave a set blank for copy/ paste. I AM forgetting people, so I'll update it as I go. This is basically for shits and giggles and to see where everyone stands. I set it up for yes/no, but MG being MG elaborated hyperbolic responses are always welcome.

    Old school :
    Vai: yep
    Satch: yep
    Yngiwie: ehhhh
    Paul Gilbert: die in a fire pretentious cock
    Andy Timmons: fuck yes
    Slash: eh
    Zakk Wylde:
    Petrucci: yep
    Gambale: yep
    Lynch: yep
    EVH: duh
    Eric Johnson: yep
    Clapton: Zzz... Zzz pentatonic run Zzz...

    Abasi: was skeptical, but yes
    Aaron Marshall: yep
    Angel Vivaldi: <3
    Guthrie Govan: absofuckinglutely
    Marco Sfogli: see above

    Old school :
    Paul Gilbert:
    Andy Timmons:
    Zakk Wylde:
    Eric Johnson:

    Aaron Marshall:
    Angel Vivaldi:
    Guthrie Govan:
    Marco Sfogli:

    Again, many missing, just an off the top of my head thing.

    Fuck Paul Gilbert.
    ^ probably sarcasm.

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    Forgot MacAlpine, Moore, Becker, all of whom get thumbs up in my book.

    I don't think Wylde is what I'd call a 'virtuoso' considering I've never heard him doing anything besides pentatonic "shredding," but I also haven't checked out Book of Shadows so maybe it's all hidden on there. Same could be said for Slash and EVH. They can certainly play lead stuff and I enjoy their work, but when I think virtuoso, I think of someone trying to make it as their own name and not as part of a band. (edit: I realize Eddie played for a band with his last name, but you know what I mean )

    That being said, the only ones on there I don't care for are Abasi and Clapton, and I haven't heard enough of Gamble and Lynch to have an opinion. No clue who Aaron Marshall is so I'd be neutral there.

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    I used virtuoso loosely. I mean guys who could play G3 and hang essentially, touring players who are well known. Poster dudes. But agreed. I threw slash and then in there for good measure. Check out Aaron Marshall, man. Not everyone's cup of tea but.

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    My guitar guys would be different. I'm not much into shredding, so I guess I haven't taken the time to familiarize myself.
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    Zak Wylde is definitely a virtuouso, those pentatonic runs he does and Chickin-Picking licks he does are ridiculous.

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    Stephan Forte
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    Shawn Lane
    Brett Garsed
    Allan Holdsworth
    Al Di Meola
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    All these players just encompass different techniques that other players may or may not be able to do.
    Example: very few players are as fast as Shawn Lane. He had a special gift.
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    Greg Howe & Reb Beach too.
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