Best Sweep Picker Guitarists
The Top Ten
1 Jason Becker
Err. I thought the list was never made. Anyway on my list I was going to submit Jason Becker on number 1. - zxm
Much Better sweeper than Yngwie Malmsteen. Insane. ! - Loomis7
2 Jeff Loomis
Jeff Loomis is an American musician, best known for his role as lead guitarist in the progressive metal band Nevermore and death metal band Arch Enemy.
Jeff Loomis has TONS of jaw dropping sweep picking licks, from just 2 strings till 7 strings, and he's fast. definitely the best sweeper in the world - Loomis7
3 Frank Gambale
4 John Petrucci
John Peter Petrucci is an American guitarist, composer and producer. He is best known as a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater.
5 Rusty Cooley
6 Yngwie Malmsteen
Yngwie Johan Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who was born on June 30th, 1963, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was known for his neoclassical metal playing style back in the 1980s.
7 Joe Stump
8 Paul Gilbert
Paul is rarely using sweep picking. but check out his sweep lick on Guitars from Mars DVD. he has the cleanest sweep you'll ever heard. this dude is just ABSOLUTE BEAST.. ! - Loomis7
9 Steve Vai
Steven Siro "Steve" Vai is an American guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter, and producer, born and raised on Long Island, New York.
No Steve Vai! - zxm
10 Chris Broderick
Christopher Alan Broderick is an American musician, best known as the former lead and rhythm guitarist of the American heavy metal band Megadeth.
6 Strings arpeggio with his right hand.. ?! What.. !? - Loomis7
11 Ibrahim Ahmed Kamal
He is Steve Vai inspired. Deserves to be on here. Just check some of his sweep picking video/songs (If you are interested.) - zxm
12 Tony MacAlpine
13 Alex Skolnick
Alexander Nathan Skolnick, is an American metal and jazz guitarist who is the lead guitarist of the Bay Area thrash metal band Testament, and heads the jazz band Alex Skolnick Trio.
14 Jari Maenpaa
15 Marty Friedman
Martin Adam "Marty" Friedman is an American guitarist, known for his tenure as the lead guitarist for heavy metal band Megadeth which spanned nearly the full decade of the 1990s, as well as Cacophony alongside Jason Becker until 1989. Friedman has resided in Tokyo, Japan since 2003, where he has hosted ...read more.
16 Muhammed Suicmez
Muhammed Suiçmez was born in Karlsruhe, Germany, to Turkish immigrants. He is the frontman and guitarist of the German technical death metal band Necrophagist.
17 Alexi Laiho
18 Michael Romeo
Michael James Romeo is an American guitarist and a founding member of the progressive metal group Symphony X.
19 Michael Angelo Batio
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