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Hm... this is a good question. I would say Paul Gilbert from Racer X. That man is crazy with a guitar.
... And those arpeggios.
i definitely agree, paul gilbert is so amazing, misha mansoor is amazing, rusty cooley aswell :)

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Re: best metal guitarist (your opinion) I'm going to be boring and I'll probably get a lot of shit thrown at me :P but I say Kerry King, seriously, no one can play like him. Except from Jeff Hanneman but that's another story!

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Re: best metal guitarist (your opinion) Don't even mention Mustaine. He's horrible. Sure, he knows how to play but he does it inside a box. Paul Gilbert is pretty amazing though, and Malmsteen isn't to bad either.. John Petrucci is an awesome player though. Within metal he is definitely one of the best.

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if we're talking just great guitar players Slash and Eddie Van Halen have to top the list' date=' also Steve Vai, and do we all agree none of the guys from dragonforce can play?[/quote'] I don't like Dragonforce, but they have been getting better live.

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if we're talking just great guitar players Slash and Eddie Van Halen have to top the list' date=' also Steve Vai, and do we all agree none of the guys from dragonforce can play?[/quote'] agreed :D

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Re: best metal guitarist (your opinion) no offence to freddy but Angus Young is hardly a great guitar player, the dude knows maybe 5 chords, Kirk Hammett isn't a great guitar player for the same reason, neither of them really know what they're doing. In my opinion you can't be a great guitar player without technique and knowledge of scales, look at guys like Steva Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen and even Dave Mustaine they all have great technique and really know their scales and how to work them into the music and that is what makes them great guitar players

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no offence to freddy but Angus Young is hardly a great guitar player' date=' the dude knows maybe 5 chords, Kirk Hammett isn't a great guitar player for the same reason, neither of them really know what they're doing. In my opinion you can't be a great guitar player without technique and knowledge of scales, look at guys like Steva Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen and even Dave Mustaine they all have great technique and really know their scales and how to work them into the music and that is what makes them great guitar players[/quote'] To be a great player isn't all about technique, for me it's about entertainment too. You cant deny that Angus puts so much into his performance on stage. Dont get me wrong, Vai, Malmsteen, and Mustaine are GREAT players, but on the entertainment side of things they're pretty boring compared to Angus on stage. I would rather watch Angus running around headbanging on stage like a fuckin loony playing only 5 chords badly, than say Malmsteen standing on the spot playing perfectly. Watch this for an example on how to entertain with a guitar. deV_tXedY8c Oh yeah I forget to mention another of my favs, Ritchie Blackmore.

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Re: best metal guitarist (your opinion) To me it's more about the music. If he plays 5 chords badly, I can't stand it. Not even if he entertains. I'd rather leave. Oooh, Ritchie Blackmore. My favourite guitarist of all time, though rather a proto-metal/hard rock guitarist than metal.

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Re: best metal guitarist (your opinion) I'm surprised no one's brought up Michael Romeo yet. Still though, maybe I'm just missing something. I think Carl Johan Grimmark of Rob Rock and Divinefire is very good on the solos. Nick Van Dyk of Redemption seems pretty well-rounded as well. :P But my favorite is definitely Markus Sigfridsson of Harmony. He plays good rhythm and lead, fairly technical without losing sight of melody and mood. :mrgreen:

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