What guitarist has your favorite vibrato?

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  1. Esp Griffyn

    Esp Griffyn Play more music

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    Aside from the usual guys like Vai, Satch, Eric Johnson, Lane etc, who all have killer vibrato I thought I'd toss up a few names that maybe don't come up so much.

    I'd also like to point out that when I consider vibrato, I look at the vibrato a player can get with a trem too - anyone can vibrato with a trem, but some sound better than others.

    So, some players with cool vibrato:

    Ryan Knight:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcjra_bUwvQ

    This guy is a technique monster as far as metal goes, that note at 04:03 though, hnnnng!

    Tony Macalpine: Ok, we know this guy is serious, top tier talent, but for all the talk of his incredible technique and phrasing, his vibrato is often overlooked. It's nuanced, subtle and smooth when it needs to be, and ballsy when the mood calls for it. It's all over this track here, but the outro solo, jezuz. Brb, going to reattach the doors in my mind that Tony just blew off the hinges!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5vL39j6UK8

    Ok, Lane is a beast and not exactly underrated in any department, but most people won't have heard this, as it's one of his less well known recordings.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN7oj7ejlow

    The section from about 16:00-18:00 is littered with great little vibrato moments, but the section from 13:00ish - 18:15 needs to really be listened to in full, preferably listening to the first 18 minutes as whole to really understand the context of this amazing guitar work. It really seems to me that in this 5 minutes, Shawn Lane had God Mode enabled, there is passion and fire flowing from his fingers like I've never heard. Unbelievable. And sad, so very, very sad that before his death, Lane had become bored of playing Indian music and wanted to get back to this sort of western fusion style. Oh Lane, what secrets hath ye taken to thine grave? To quote Half Life 2, "It is not me they seek, but the pure light that shines through me!".
     
  2. Richie666

    Richie666 SS.org Regular

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    I've always loved this Lane solo in particular. Even the the beginning has some great vibrato coupled with his vocals.
     
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    UV7BK4LIFE Schecter A7 addict

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    Zakk Wylde. Grab a harmonic and go wide and fast, bend the sh!t out of it. :hbang:
     
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    3074326 Local Astronaut

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    Jason Becker
     
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    Yngwie
    older Paul Glbert
    Greg Howe's slide vibrato
    Ty Tabor
    Andy Larocque
    James Malone and especially Brandon Ellis from Arsis
    Matt Harnett
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    John Sykes - We All fall Down 1995 - YouTube[/url]

    Before there was Yngwie Malmsteen or Zakk Wylde, there was John Sykes. :fawk: His are pretty ....ing insane, almost sound like someone's using a trem.
     
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    As far as I know, Shawn lane used the vibrato bar about 90% of the time so maybe that's what your actually hearing. I'm not down playing his abilities by any stretch, but I just he think he uses the bar most of the time
     
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    The vibrato at 0:29 is unbelievable. It sounds ALMOST like a vocal.

    ...And all these guys:



     
  9. Forkface

    Forkface Feast on this.

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    haha this thread reminded me of one of the recent periphery updates.

    check out 1:16 or so.

    "Nolly's vibrato is older than you"
    made me laugh :lol:

    in all seriousness though i think my favorite vibrato guy is Gilmour.
     
  10. Bloody_Inferno

    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    A lot of my favorites have already been mentioned but one exception:

    Uli Jon Roth.



    Of all the recent players, a2c has been my favorite player of late. And yeah, that vibrato...



    :eek:
     
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    alot of people may disagree, and altho he doesnt do it crazily or excessively, jeff loomis has a very tasteful vibrato all of his non shreding leads sound so flawless and colorful to me. his vibrato coupled with his always sliding into his notes to me sounds fantastic and hes unconciously the biggest reason why my friends comment that my lead playing is like that as well, and one day it hit me why it is haha, because of all that loomis i used to listen to.
     
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    Why would anyone disagree with that? there is nothing wrong with loomis' vibrato
     
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    only because i've haven't seen it yet :p




    Derek Trucks has some of the most soulful vibrato (as done with a slide) and slide or not, it something i strive to emulate in my lead playing :)
     
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    Stephen Forte was my main vibrato influence (skip to 2:45):



    And I guess he was influenced mainly by Yngwie and Becker.
     
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    fps Kit

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    This is just incredible guitar-ing, wowzers, joy to listen to, thanks for sharing
     
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    Yngwie definitely.
    Also a big fan of that of Fredrik Akesson. His vibrato on the 'Live at the Royal Albert Hall' dvd is particularly monstrous
     
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    Early Yngwie.
     
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    George Lynch, Yngwie, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Marty Friedman, Michael Schenker
     
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    It's got to be Zakk Wylde or Michael Romeo
     
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    He's got one of the most distinctive vibratos to my ears. Love it.
     

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