Who Are Your Favorite Shredders?

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  1. tedtan

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    Lately I've been listening to some old school shred music and rediscovering some music that inspired me back in the day. But I'm sure I'm overlooking some, so who are your favorite shredders and shred tunes?

    Bonus imaginary e-peen points for posting video/clips!
     
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    I am a big fan of Ignazio Di Salvo. He is a very melodic player. I would not consider it heavy music, but it gets quite technical with some impressive 8 finger tapping combined with a very controlled and expressive vibrato. I just like his note choices, his music evokes feeling. As these things should.

    There are a lot of more well known shredders that I love, but I chose to highlight a lesser known one rather than be one of 50 people that highlights how awesome Tosin Abasi, Petrucci, or Jason Richardson is.

     
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  3. Blytheryn

    Blytheryn Musical Adam West

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    My friend Taylor’s band Paladin has been getting some attention recently... he’s an absolutely amazing shredder.

    my favorite song on there has to be Black Omen at 17:51.

     
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    Almost saw these guys with Inferi and Allegeon, but last minute couldn't go :(

    Muenzner is the best.
    Jarzombek, MacAlpine, Denis Shvarts, Howe, Holdsworth, Phil Togus, and more I'm likely forgetting.
     
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    My favorite shredders have always been Vinnie Moore, Paul Gilbert and Bruce Bouillet, and Tony MacAlpine. I had a lesson with Bruce at his house way back in 1990. That was pretty cool.
     
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    Crash Dandicoot » Supra-ise!

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    Shawn Lane.

     
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    Vinnie Moore, TMac, Paul Gilbert, Bruce Bouillet, Jason Becker, Marty Friedman, Jeff Loomis, Greg Howe, Allan Holdsworth, Richie Kotzen, Al Di Meola, Frank Gambale, early Yngwie, Joey Tafolla, Andy James, Gary Moore,.
     
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    Choop n______n

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    Per Nilsson!



    Also I am consistently impressed with Steve Vai, everybody knows he is ridiculous but I just dig his style very much.
     
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    I really have been digging Paul Wardingham and Richie Allan the last couple of months.
     
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    Dear Lord this is gonna be long.

    Randy Rhoads
    Yngwie Malmsteen
    Neal Schon
    John Petrucci
    Paul Gilbert
    Kirk Hammett
    John Sykes
    George Lynch
    Chris DeGarmo
    Eric Johnson
    Jason Becker
    Marty Friedman
    Dimebag Darrell
    Eddie Van Halen
    Satchel (all hail Steel Panther)
    Steve Vai
    Dave Mustaine
    Steve Lukather
    Mick Mars
    Ritchie Blackmore
    Gary Moore
    Herman Li

    Alright, I think that's good enough.
     
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    Petrucci, Holdsworth, McLaughlin, Josh Christian of Toxik.
     
  12. KnightBrolaire

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    hmm in terms of more recent shredders that inspire me:
    Dave Davidson (Revocation)
    Hannes Grossman (Alkaloid)
    Christian Muenzner (Alkaloid)
    AJ Minette (The Human Abstract)
    Greg Burgess (Allegaeon)
    Javier/Tosin from AAL
    Stephen Taranto

    older shredders that I still really dig:
    John Petrucci
    Michael Romeo
    Dimebag
    Alex Skolnick
    Timo Tolkki (Stratovarius)
    Jeff Loomis
    Jason Becker
    Frank Gambale
    Al Dimeola
    Paco de Lucia (the og flamenco shredder imo)
     
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    The Pope! Saw him a few years before he passed and he was incredible.
     
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  14. BlasphemyMadeFlesh

    BlasphemyMadeFlesh 100hz, 400hz, 800hz

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    Rusty Cooley! "Shred Guitar Manifesto" was jaw-dropping. Anyone remember those late 90s/early 2000s Chops From Hell days?
     
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    I’ll restrict myself to “new” names and not talk about Satriani, Vai, Skolnick, etc.

    The shred players that I love all have great phrasing and a heavy sense of melody.

    Established “modern” guitarists:

    Per Nilsson

    Paul Wardingham

    Plini (not really shred IMO).



    Up and coming players: Syndrone, Stephen Taranto.




    If we include fusion, jazz and blues, then my list explodes.
     
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    Charlie Foxtrot 3rd Seven strings, Zero skill

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    yeah he's incredible. narciso yepes/jesse cooke and ben woods are also pretty legit in terms of shredding on flamenco/classical guitars
     
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    I saw Paco, McLaughlin and Al DiMeola play at the Montreal jazz festival. It was simply nuts. And they played Mediterranean Sundance.
     
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    I love the interplay they have on that piece. It's fun how it morphs slightly every time they'd play it.
     
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    The drummer. Any other drummer I would argue does not shred. But Hannes is my favorite drummer.
     

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