Guitarists with the cleanest playing, or most refined technique?

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  1. Excalibur

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    Shawn Lane and Holdsworth, maybe Brett Garsed/TJ Hemelrich. too.

    Absolutely nobody I've heard or seen comes close to these guys, pretty much technical perfection in each of their chosen areas.

    NOBODY mentioned in here comes close to these 4.
     
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    Hell yes. Love his tone, too.
     
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    Some players with exceptionally clean technique while playing difficult stuff are:

    Allan Holdsworth
    John McLaughlin
    Shawn Lane
    Todd Duane
    Michael Angelo
    George Bellas
    Frank Gambale
    Steve Vai
    Ron Thal
    Brett Garsed
    Vinnie Moore
    Paul Gilbert
    Yngwie Malmsteen (early days)
    Al Dimeola

    And there's many more with very clean playing and I probably forgot someone but these players are in the highest league. Different players for different techniques and playing styles, like Holdsworth and Dimeola are the opposite to each other but very good at what they do.
     
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    He's quickly managed to become one of my all-around favorite guitarists; Immaculate tone and technical perfection.
     
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    Chris Letchford from Scale the Summit has amazing technique.
     
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    Syu from Galneryus is really freaking clean. I cant play this piece on a good day at like 3/4ths speed, but he can while headbanging.

     
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    I have always thought of Marty as being a soulful, almost sloppy type player. Not to say that he isn't incredibly skilled in any way, but his picking technique does not seem geared towards precision. His technique is AMAZING, however, and he is my second favorite guitarist behind Brian May, who is a bit similar.

    I think the cleanest, most refined thrash player would be Jeff Waters. His picking technique to me seems flawless, and he always plays insanely clean and acts like he doesn't even care. Watching him while playing always cracks me up.




    EDIT: And don't forget about JASON FUCKING BECKER!
     
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    A second vote for George Bellas. He is the cleanest player Ive ever seen. He uses the least amount of gain and no matter the speed its always clean. I took private lessons with him for a few years and he just a killer player/composer/teacher I cant say enough good things about him!






    This one is pretty impressive, He is playing on some crappy Samick or something thru a Zoom.

     
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    Micheal Romeo. End of story.
     
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    I gotta go with Laiho. I couldn't dream of playing like him while sober. And he does his playing completely shit faced night after night.
     
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    Dude, Rob Marcello has fantastic clean metal playing as well. Everything sounds perfect.

     
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    Hmmmm, maybe i missed it but has anybody mentioned Walter Becker from Steely Dan? Also, i recommend checking out Skunk Baxter, he played with SD back in the late 70's and can really play anything at all. I saw a movie of him jamming with Steve Vai and he blew Vai out of the water. Incredible player. Check out "guitar" (i think it was called) - he just goes around and plays with all these great guitarists and plays rings around every single one of them.
    Also, George Benson. Awesome stuff.
     
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    Absolutely, Dan Weller is the king of consistency and just unbelievably clean playing whilst also making it seem absolutely flawless.
     
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    Sigh...

    Noone has mentioned Nuno Bettencourt. :nuts:
    :bowdown:
     
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    Has anyone mentioned Tosin?
     
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    Check out Haji's Kitchen, pretty technical, but great style, first album awesome, second ehhh not so much, lineup changed too much














    Brett Stine and Eddie Head, i think they are both doing other stuff now, and only 5000 copies of this album were made
     
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    Tony MacAlpine slays. Anyone who wants to start the whole "race" crap can eat a dick.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing as you at first, but if you look up some live video's he's pretty clean.
     

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