Fake Shredders

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  1. Spaced Out Ace

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    I think this is a great video and reminds me of that one awful "band" that was posted on here a year or two back. Faking your guitar abilities is pretty lame, and I'd much rather listen to a "messier" solo like Friedman's at the end of the video than some perfect solo that sounds bland, soulless, and fake. The sad thing is that even guitarists in the 80s were doing this, and I'm sure most of you can name one right off the top of your heads.

     
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    I think Herman Li better watch out!
     
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    I always look and see how fast their face and hair twitch
     
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    Wait, are you saying you DON'T like music that's bland, soulless and fake???

    But I thought that kind of stuff was in fashion????
     
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    Didn't Vinny Vincent do this in the '80s?
     
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    That's what I was referring to in my initial post. And yes, he did, particularly on the first single, which was a really dumb idea.
     
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    If you ain’t cheatin’ you ain’t tryin’!
     
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    Call me crazy but I don't give a shit if a guitar solo/riff/entire song is faked with midi and re-amped or recorded half-speed and sped up. All I care about is if it sounds cool and if its written well, if it ticks one or both of those boxes then it'll get some listens from me.

    Everyone's argument against this is always that guitar playing isn't a competition so why does it even matter how a song/album is written or recorded?
     
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    Before i clicked i was crossing my fingers that this was gonna be a diss track from @Spaced Out Ace
     
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    I would but my rap abilities ain't so good.
     
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    Yeah, but did you watch the video? He’s saying exactly what you’re saying. What’s bad is when someone claims that they are playing that fast, and aren’t. It’s posting a photo of someone else on your dating profile, or lying on your resume. It just makes the person look like a jackass with low self esteem. I personally love music that many call soulless. But I’m not cool with someone saying they played it or wrote it if they didn’t. It just seems like a weird thing to lie about, and I lose respect for the person.
     
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    He’s playing the malmsteen strat in that video, ya? I gotta get me one of those.
     
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    Blonde and scalloped, so I would assume so.
     
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    Only Milli Vanilli can and anyone else who was in thier situration could get away with this and stlil get my respect for lying about saying they actually played/sang parts etc. They were duped by blackmailer type's, plus they could still sing, just not as intelligibly.
     
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    Honestly I skipped through a lot of it. Even then though I still don't care if the guy says he can play it but can't, it doesn't affect my enjoyment of the music at all. Unless there's riffs being stolen with an attempt to be passed of as original ideas the artist can make whatever claims about their playing skill and mime along to however many backing tracks they want, its not going to bother me at all.
     
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    That discussion of "stank" in the Marty Friedman solo reminds me of when "The Luster of Pandemonium" by Crimson Massacre came out 15 years ago, and everyone went crazy for it being the most insanely technical thing this side of Necrophagist, and in some ways, even crazier than that; listening to it today, having been inured by 15 years of tech death bands faking it, and it's amazing how sloppy that performance that wowed everyone is.

    I still love "The Luster of Pandemonium", whereas most modern tech-death bores me to death. Sloppy really can be better!
     
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    In all honesty, all Tech death bores me to hell and back.
     
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    Everyone has a point in music where something they love strays too far into "unlistenable". For me it was also tech death, and some jazz.
     
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    Stupid fake shredders.....[​IMG]
     

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