Top Shredders of All Time
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Are you kidding
you're asking that kirk can shred tell me this after listening to the four horsemen's solo. He's probably the best and also one of the top guitarist in the world he has changed the metal genre and is indeed
THE GOD OF METAL
I'm sick tired of people comparing kirk hammett to god, I mean he's pretty bad ass but by no means he is kirk "the ripper" hammett
Kirk hammett honestly sucks at guitar he plays blues over metal tracks and it sucks
Kirk Hammett at 21. This list is a jokeV2 Comments
How is he not on this list PAINKILLER Glenn is Judas priest! - macrox16
What has happened to people? Listen to All Guns Blazing solo where He literally out-shreds all these so called Modern Technical Axemen. :D
Herman Li should definitely be at least ahead of Yngwie Malmsteen, because if anyone should be at the top, it should be Herman or Slash. Although Yngwie is a good shredder, he has nothing to Slash and Herman. If you listen to Dragonforce, his solos are deserving of the top 3!
Fast and plays some cool unexpected stuff as well. Not sure what a synister gates is, but yngwie and Michael angelo batio definitely belong at the top of this list. They started this whole thing and Michael Angelo could pretty much destroy anyone on sheer speed and accuracy.
Maybe not the most skilled (yet) but the fastest by far!
Through the Fire and the Flames. Yeah, thats him. There is no competition! Should be top 3 at least - cowboyskid2V11 Comments
Richie Sambora, the Musical Shredder with Feeling will make the other Shredders look like Just... Shredders...
However, the Following Shredders should also be Ranked much Higher:
Yngwie Malmsteen, Shawn Lane, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Randy Rhoads, Buckethead, Dimebag Darrell, Eddie Van Halen & Eric Johnson (All Great Musical Shredders). - Nirmal1991USA
Musical Shredding is the Secret, not just Shredding! Richie Sambora does exactly that! He Shreds with Feeling & Emotion!
Shredding = Richie Sambora
End of comment!
most creative with a simple setup
Very amazing style of playing the guitar
without a doubt better than buckethead, and all these garbage other guitarist, (with repect toward few). He is presently the best guitarist on the planet still making new music. I don't care what people say about speed and all that jazz, but tom takes the cake in today's world.
Kerry doesn't solo in key. Has no idea how to properly solo over a chord progression. He uses his tremolo to make up for his limited lead techniques.
Mr. Ashkenazi's technique is unmatched. His speed and clarity is insane. Malmsteen can't touch him. His songs are also very melodic and not just a bunch of notes which is rare for shred at that level. He should be much more famous. There are some monster videos of him on youtube. Truly a monster virtuoso! - 7stringshred
No clue how to say this name! Basically insane shred up a few notches and truly one of the fastest and cleanest shredders around. Songs to check out:
"Master" "Endurance" for pure shred. Ashkenazi has great melodic mind and combines shear speed and intense skill with great musical content.
Great shredder listen to his solo on holy wars, devils island
MEGADETH! M/m/ Megadeth rules. Dave Mustaine for President. m/
Should be number 1. Not only is he the most skilled, but he can sing on top of that?!? Legendary
Listen to any of Dave's solos from Peace Sells...V6 Comments
Just listen solo on Hallowed Be Thy Name or Sign Of The Cross, they are just brilliant, like and others Murray's solos. Iron Maiden rules /
Really really fast at shredding shoul be in the top ten - MASH
This guy is the original Guitar Shredder who completely changed the way people played guitar. I can't believe he wasn't on this list before now! What blasphemy! There were no shredders before him, period! Eric Clapton definitely influenced Jimi before he was famous, but Eric didn't shred. Even though he was no Buckethead or Satriani, he should still be on the top ten of this list because of his influence on today's music.
If it wasnt for this god, none of the others would know what to do with a guitar, He was a guitar genius and paved the way for others to follow
I honestly don't know how this man isn't first, he was the pioneer for rock and roll guitar styles.V1 Comment
Most underrated guitarist out there.
Knew who this guy was, but hadn't heard any of his solo stuff. Was totally blown away. Guy is incredible. While it is a weird combo, I'm a Vai and Mustaine guy (Mustaine's writing ability, and hands down, best rhythm player (plus, while singing) ever... And there isn't much else, other than WOW to say about Vai. But yeah, John 5 is amazing. Skilled and great writer.
A7x guitar guy sucks and so does petrucci, john is the best out thereV1 Comment
TORNADO OF SOULS... Listen to the solo... Best solo of all time... Without a doubt better than most of the guitarists listed here... And what is Syn doing on top? And Slash? And you have Marty Friedman on 26? - alexitahmid
This list should be renamed to-most popular guitar players of all time, marty jason yngwie and so many great players after that kirk and slash, disgusting.
Dragon's kiss, the first Marty Friedman solo album, is THE masterpiece of shredding. It's even weird that people did try to make some guitar albums after that...
He was one of the pioneers of shred metal, he should be right up their with gilbert and backer. He can add substance and shred really fastV2 Comments
Guitar genius! From rockford, Illinois. So innovative and ahead of his time. Check out his bands 5ive Style, Heroic Doses, and Das Boton!
BILL DOLAN IS SO UNDERRATED! SUBPOP ARTIST. WHY ISN'T THIS GUY MORE FAMOUS?
Go to Chicago, Illinois and see for yourself. - 910UROUT
He just owns all of them. Listen for example to "Guitar suck", and if you think it's talentless because too fast, listen to "I can't play the blues", dedicated to youV1 Comment
First off, it's Rusty COOLEY. Second, this dude should be way higher on the list. He's one of the fastest shredders in the world hands down.
Just go watch some of his vids on youtube and he'll be #1 in no time
Slash and Kirk Hammett are too slow compare to Michael Romeo... try listening to the band SYMPHONY X...V1 Comment
By far the best shredder in my opinion. I'm mortified that he is this low in the list when the guy that brought us miles of machines, the best shredding song of all time, isn't in the top ten you know that this isn't right. You know he means business the instant you see his schecter 7 string. Awesome playing.
1) Buckethead, 2) Jeff Loomis, 3) John Petrucci, 4) Paul Gilbert, 5) Jason Becker, 6) Shawn Lane, 7) Yngwie Malmsteen.
Most of the guys who voted for other guitarists on this list ought to know that speed isn't everything. To do what these guys do, you need precision, you have to understand the guitar, you need to know it like the back of your hand. That's when you can create the kind of MAGIC that these guys do. Period.
Versatile, insane speed, and emotion, I might like Alexi just as much, but the fact no one has added him yet destroys the credibility of this list. He should definitely be in the top 10 if you know shredding. - guitargirl_94
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