Top Shredders of All Time
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The innovative musician himself! He can play extremely fast while making it sound so melodical and great. Listen to Hounds and Gutter Ballet and you will know
How come he so underrated? It's either no Scorpion's fans here or no one seen him playing it. To justify, how come in a list where Kirk and Slash is in, this guys did not top them? I have seen Paul Gilbert, John Petrucci, Satch - they exhibit very different nice qualities. How come Dave Murray left as well?
Yes for me john norum is the best I am from greece and in greece no one listen europe but I do the difference hahaha and I am proud for this.
Norum is one of the greatest guitarists of all time, and maybe the greatest shredder.
Few guiratist have such a feeling in their playing like mr Norum
he is incredibly fast. you don't believe me? check ROSE TAINTED VIEW TOUR of theirs - ronluna
He can shred like no other! He made the shred essential to Manowar's sound and plays it so clean and fast.
Yep, he is a master showman on live stage, and while performing complex acrobatics on stage, he continues to play wicked leads and never misses a note. I'd like to see these other guitarists do what he does. Not a chance.
If There's anyone who can shred it's this guy AND he can do while running around the stage and lying on the ground etc
Has to be on this list
Joe is a great shredder but what separates him from the others in my opinion is he shreds from his heart just look at his face when he plays its Jimi Hendrix on steroids also a great teacher.
Gus G was a student of his at Berklee school of music. Plus, Joe Stump plays a lot like Malmsteen.
When Gus G enrolled at Berklee School of Music and his teacher was Joe Stump. This guy plays a lot like Yngwie Malmsteen.
The originator of the art of shred, originator of the neoclassical rock genre, scorching the fretboard a decade before EVH. Bow down to the Godfather of shred.
Blackmore should be at the top with rhoads! Every song I listen to from rainbow or deep purple is just full of FAST fretboard action and it's tasteful, unlike Eddie Van Halen. he's also a beast riff maker! Ritchie is king!
Blackmore INVENTED shredding!V1 Comment
At first, you hear him play slow but in songs like forbidden lover, shinshoku ~lose control, pieces he is incredibly fast. - ronluna
I've lived in the cleveland area all my life and feel so blessed to have gotten to know Glenn personally. from the first time I heard him play I realized that I had to re-learn how to play the guitar all over again! Glenn has changed my life for the good. Spiritually he has opened doors for me that I never knew were there. He has made a greater impact on my life than any one person has ever done. I feel truly blessed and proud to say that I know this great man. Glenn Schwartz is With out a doubt the greatest electric Blues guitar player that ever lived!
I totally agree! No electric blues guitar player can put the feeling from his soul into his playing like glenn Schwartz can. He is as pure as it gets! He is a gentile kind man when you actually get to know him. So devoted to jesus. Glenn is the Real Deal for sure, and we love him!
There's know one person alive that can play the blues from the soul like glenn schwartz can. He taps into the heart of the blues!V1 Comment
One of the best MUSICIANS of all time too.
The best guitarist of all time, period.
The best guitarist of all TIMES
Someone once said "If Jimmy Page can't play it, it can't be played. " That is enough evidence right there that Page should be on this list. If you're gonna put Tony Iommi on this list, you had better put Jimmy Page!
How is he not number 1? He is the first man who could be considered a metal guitarist along with hendrix. they totally changed the way a guitar was played. they should be much higher - rocknrollstar_k16
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A god of the guitar...a man from whom everybody must learn how to play guitar
He has the greatest pinky on his right hand
The Father of Shred guitar... The first true shredder... Without him the world will be playing only blues-oriented guitar solos... He was the creator of classical-oriented guitar solos which is one of the strongest points in metal!
Uli Jon Roth is an absolute genius - light years ahead of just about every other player on the planet. He's not just a shredder, but a true composer.
He revolutionized guitar playing style... The true father of shred!
He is amazing, just listen to Mutha (Don't Wanna Go to School Today).
The guy who created Funk-Metal-Hard rock... Shredding the hell anyway!
He should be the one & deserve in big#10 best shredder!
No one can play Funk-Metal Riff better than him!
Just listen Pornografitti (extreme) album!
Muhammed Suicmez is an insanely good guitarist. I wouldn't say he is the best shredder. But he has a very melodic sound during his solo's. Though he has one mature flaw and that is the rest of his songs. The songs of his band necrophagist are very technical melodically their mature flaw is that all their songs sound the same.
Listen to Necrophagist's Fermented Offal Discharge and you'll see why he deserves to be higher up
He has a unique style and is very fast also underated- best shredder
Are you kidding me? More than half of these guys are not even shredders- a lot of good guitar players, but most of them are not shredders. Tony should be #1 or at least top ten. Yngwie just plays fancy notes and exotic scales, Tony actually makes well-crafted and fluid songs. Get Edge of Insanity and Maximum Security. He plays keyboards for Steve Vai and Vinnie Moore, too!
Tony isn't higher because the white man is keeping him down. Empire in the Sky! Edge of Insanity! His Chopin interpretations! Tears of Sahara! Get Evolution, Edge of Insanity, and Maximum Security.
What? Edge of Insanity is a ' masterpiece! You must be living in your Mom's basement. Avenged Sevenfold-Tsk-TskV1 Comment
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