Fastest Guitarist Ever
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He wasn't just blindingly fast, he was melodic too. His solos were just as much speed as they were emotion. He was simply the best at what he did. Along with Jason Becker, Dimebag Darrell, and SRV, one of the biggest losses in the history of rock/metal guitar. And to those who compare him to Eddie Van Halen: look up his solo on laughing gas with Quiet Riot.
This dudes awesome and super fast, definitely not the fastest but should be up there a little more, at least number 12-10, I agree that synster is the fastest and should be but this guys should be a little higher up
Why is Kirk Hammett so underrated on fastest guitar lists? He may not be THE fastest guitarist ever but he's up there... For me his is at least top five. I'm fine with Syn at 1, though
Come on Kirk might not be the most well know (Even though he should be "Metallica"!? ) He should definitely be in the top ten though.
What.. Why is he rated so low? He should be in the top 5 at least.. He made master of puppets a good song..V1 Comment
"The Octagon" is not only a Chuck movie, but it is also his own method of playing chords. His Octagon rhythm playing alone shreds every lead player on this list.
Chuck Norris can shred with a paper shredder
Chuck Norris teached Dream Theater. Chuck Norris plays the guitar without touching any cords, he only warns the guitar that it must sound without objections.V2 Comments
Since I saw richie playing his 3 necked guitar I'm so amazed. that song is wanted dead or alive.V1 Comment
He is a very fast guitarist. Especially his solos. Actually it was his speed which helped him to create metal music and bring heavy metal to this country. - zxm
Look at him go at cancer. And all other songs he played. Only one word comes out. Awesome
Just listen to Warfaze. Honestly speaking -- he deserves much better position.
He is the best forever...V7 Comments
Faster than Yngwie, Batio, Gate etc.
Speed was never his priority but he chould play faster than all guitar player above. Just listen to his live solo with cacophony
Best, greatest and fastest guitar player of all time.
The real master of the fretboard.
Just listen to "Under the Influence" or "Austrian Death Machine" solo.. He's phenomenal! I have to said that this is quite strange because I found people who voted for Slash, Angus Young, Steve Morse, Joe Satriani.. I mean, I love this guys but simply they're not among the fastest! Moreover I haven't found (yet it's possible they're on the list) Michael Romeo or Chris Broderick.. How is it possible? And please, stop voting for Synyster because I'm tired of kids who overrates him and A7X.. He's good but there's no match with the true shred masters! PS: speed is not an opinion, it's a fact! Want an example? I'm not flaming for Rusty because he's really too fast.. On the other side I love John Petrucci.. Even though JP is a better musician (in my opinion) Rusty is far better from a technically point of view. Don't let mislead you by personal preferences when you vote on this kind of lists..V1 Comment
This guy is definitely ending up at the top 4 just listen to this day we fight and holy wars... The punishment due and see how great he is at just playing a guitar a true legend this one - jckiller
Gates can't even compare to Dave when it comes
To speed. Listen to Hangar 18!
See Dave Muataine would be in top list, let see if Synyster gates can play Sudden Death
I voted for him because his speed is great and he's so low on this list. - LightningBladeV3 Comments
He is the fastest and most complex guitarist that anyone could ever find in the genre of thrash metal, and probably the greatest Jewish guitarist. To be on par with Mustane is a challenge in itself, but to actually make great contributions to the Megadeth sound was something exceptional he did very well.V1 Comment
Come on, Synyster at first? He barely plays clean speed arpeggios nor does his sweeps are any better.
I think syu is so underrated, only because he is not that famous...
I hope some day he get recognized by all, I like that he is not a presumptuous person like other famous people are...
He just kick ass!
Listen to the song Lonely Day and you will understand
Too young to know who he is? Was considered the fastest of the 70's and 80's. Maybe not as clean as Page, Clapton, Knopfler and the rest, but he deserves to be up there way ahead of many on the list.
Alvin Lee hands down. This man blows my mind with his speed!
My favorite guitar player ever.V3 Comments
He is one of the fastest of all time at least top 30
Can't believe this guy is not on the list?
85! He is one of the fastest of all time.. check out ahavo rabo taco salad and find out. His picking speed is lightning fastV2 Comments
He was fast look at domination and cemetery gates solo he should be top ten
Dime at 37 and Syn at 1. Must be a technical failure.
Nothing to say just love your playing
This was ridiculous list he should be top ten.V2 Comments
I wonder why Michael Romeo is just a contender and I also wonder why the hell Slash got in the top 10... he's too slow compare to Michael Romeo
The Guitar virtuoso from Symphony X
Michael Romeo truly is fast. I agree totally aboout Slash... he's slow conpared to guitar players in general...
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