Modern Day Whammy Bar Heroes?

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  1. Bloody_Inferno

    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    For metal that haven't been mentioned, David Davidson from Revocation comes to mind.
     
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    ThePIGI King Ibanez Enthusiast

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    Muenzner uses it fairly frequently from his time in Necrophagist all the way through the newest Alkaloid and his solo albums.

    Malcolm Pugh of Inferi lets it shine semi-frequently in his lead work.

    And I wanna say Denis Shvarts uses it a fairly often.
     
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    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    I’m not letting you put that thread title on without this video:

     
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    works0fheart Tike Myson

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    Jeez, this man just won the thread lol. I came here to say Malcolm and you even mentioned Denis. Those of you not familiar with Denis Shvarts, do yourselves a favor and look him up. People often talk about a lot of bands being the new Necrophagist or Obscura, and it's never accurate. I kid you not, Denis nails that sound to a T. Hell, half of the way I found his music was because his band is on the same label as Inferi, and Revenant was one of the best technical dm albums I've ever heard. I love Christian as well, but Denis and Malcolm really are two of the very few guitarists out there now days that really are the full package. Great songwriters, fast af shredders, a great sense for melody and phrasing, and write some incredible riffs.



     
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    BornToLooze SS.org Regular

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    The first time I thought that was when I heard Toby Keith on a classic country radio station.

    Also, Mabel's Fatal Fable.
     
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    Ordacleaphobia Shameless Contrarian

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    Yeah- they definitely fell out of favor with me personally after Inspire, but the trem use on Finale in particular is super tasteful. Incredibly talented group of guys.
     
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    Shawn Lane exuded emotion through his trem use.
     
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    GRUNTKOR - GRANKOR

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    Dude, Wes is just a cool player all round. He got me into Rectos when I was a kid too haha
     
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    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time

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    Scott Carstairs from Fallujah, very tasteful use of the trem.







     
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    It's one thing to go berzerk on the whammy a la Kerry and Trey, but to harness its powers with the subtlely and nuance of someone like Dan Mongrain, that shit will never cease to give me chills and a rush.



    Skip to 3:06 for the whimsical whammy wonderland
     
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    Dayn silly person

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    Plini uses it very tastefully. Very subtle expression that just adds so much character to the music.

     
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    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    One of the best I think !
     
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    Yes! Jason Becker!
     
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    FILTHnFEAR Dread it, run from it....

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    Richie Allan.
     
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    I’m surprised it took that long for anyone to mention TBDM. Ryan and now Brandon are both very tasteful with their trems.
     
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    p0ke 7-string guitard

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    Check out the band Oceanhoarse - their guitarist Ben Varon does a fair bit of whammy bar stuff and also uses a whammy pedal for some things.
    They're a really cool band in general, as they don't use any backing tracks etc, everything they play can be done using drums, one guitar (+a bunch of pedals), bass and vocals.
     
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    synapsistheory Jackson USA all day

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    The Darkest Hour dudes (Mike S. and Lonestar) both use trem bars a lot. They’re big Dimebag fans
     
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    Seabeast2000 lifetime novice Contributor

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    Do you think that is an originial Edge in whatever LACS that is? Or is that a regular WMI Ibby?
     
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    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    I know Nita's a strong advocate of the Edge Zero and her sig alomg with most of her LACS fleet have the ZPS system.
     
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