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    Your Favourite Lead Guitarist

    Well the title says it all, also add the song which best shows off their work, with a link if possible. (Multiple songs ofc if you cant put only one).

    Mine would be Synyster Gates, guitarist of Avenged Sevenfold. His skill and speed is incredible, especially in the solo he does in Afterlife and also Dancing Dead. Though there are others those are probably his best.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIRNdveLnJI - Afterlife
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChKtCsodsf0 - Dancing Dead

    So over to you guys.

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    Re: Your Favourite Lead Guitarist

    Kirk Hammet from Metallica http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nByQ9bAs8pc
    the solos *.*

    Alexi Laiho from Children of Bodom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pstmzp5WRA8
    i love his sound and he is also one ofthe quickest yet, melodical players i have ever seen....


    those two are my tops then there are others i also like alot like Dimebag, Buckethead, Adrian Smith, Rob Flynn (he isnt lead but he kicks ass), Mark Morton, Mick Thompson..... damn so many they all have different styles its hard to choose my favourites =)
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    Re: Your Favourite Lead Guitarist

    Gus G -- Firewind.

    Enough said there.
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    Re: Your Favourite Lead Guitarist

    John Petrucci...He is a fucking GENIUS

    Also Joe Satriani and Steve Vai

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    Re: Your Favourite Lead Guitarist

    John Petrucci, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai.. IMO Best contemporary lead guitarrists alive right now.

    But Jimmy Page is my all time favorite.

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    Re: Your Favourite Lead Guitarist

    There is a lot of good guitarists out there. Honestly from personal preference i love Mark Knopflers style of guitar playing although it remains to be more bluesy. Petrucci and Satriani are very good guitarists also.
    Dimebag darrell has one of the nicer half step/d standard sounds from his playing

    Once you have heard a Kirk Hammet solo tho looking at any other solo he has played be it from Kill em all or Justice for all you tend to get sick of the same scale and repetitiveness of it. Anyone else got mixed up when playing Welcome home sanitarium, fade to black and nothing else matters solos as they are too similiar in a lot of ways?

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    Re: Your Favourite Lead Guitarist

    Quote Originally Posted by Unorthodox
    Anyone else got mixed up when playing Welcome home sanitarium, fade to black and nothing else matters solos as they are too similiar in a lot of ways?
    that is so true, and you forgot Master of Puppets and One... exact same things basically but still they allways fit perfectly into the song, the solo in The Day That Never Comes is a great example of that, thats one of the main reasons i like Kirk Hammet alot... and his live Blues Improvisations =)

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    Re: Your Favourite Lead Guitarist

    Jonny Greenwood and Matt Bellamy are my main influences IMO.

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    Re: Your Favourite Lead Guitarist

    Has to go to John Petrucci.
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    Re: Your Favourite Lead Guitarist

    Quote Originally Posted by Xheoul
    John Petrucci...He is a fucking GENIUS

    Also Joe Satriani and Steve Vai
    I fell in love with Steve Vai when I heard Frank Zappa - The Jazz Discharge Party Hats.

    I was drunk as hell, laughed my ass off at the lyrics and was awed at the guitar/vocal sync.

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    Re: Your Favourite Lead Guitarist

    My personal favorites are Syu and Paul Gilbert..

    Respect to all the influential guitarists from any genre, though.
    If it wasn't for them, these guys wouldn't be as good as they are.

    But saying a metalcore guitarist is good.. Well.. :-\

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    Re: Your Favourite Lead Guitarist

    Dunno bout being lead guitarists but my favourite guitarists are Slash -Guns n Roses and Angus Young - AC/DC also Mike Dirnt-Green Dsy

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    Re: Your Favourite Lead Guitarist

    John Frusciante

    He's got skill and can make the guitar really sing. His solos at live shows are always an eargasm to me.

    And when John and Flea decide to jam out (like in the live recording above), GOD DAMN.

    Too bad he isn't with the Chili Peppers anymore...

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    Re: Your Favourite Lead Guitarist

    Quote Originally Posted by Unorthodox
    Honestly from personal preference i love Mark Knopflers style of guitar playing
    This I feel the same ^^
    http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww163/Jaqerainey/raineynezmoth1.jpg

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    Re: Your Favourite Lead Guitarist

    Joey Jordison from slipknot! \o/

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    Re: Your Favourite Lead Guitarist

    Joey Jordison is a drummer if im not mistaken.

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    Re: Your Favourite Lead Guitarist

    Some of my favorites are Marty Friedman, André Olbrich, Adrian Smith
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    Re: Your Favourite Lead Guitarist

    Quote Originally Posted by Manatee
    Joey Jordison from slipknot! \o/
    wow /facepalm

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    Re: Your Favourite Lead Guitarist

    As for single lead guitarists, I'd have to say Paul Gilbert. For bands that have two, though, I think KK Downing and Glenn Tipton are completely unbeatable. The have a way of trading licks and solos that sounds absolutely amazing.
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    Re: Your Favourite Lead Guitarist

    John Petrucci and Jeff Loomis

    Best guitarists and guitar composers ever.

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