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Slash vs. Buckethead

June 5th 2008, 05:15 PM
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Vortex
Peasant Male United States
It rubs the lotion on its skin... 
I don't know who among you follow guitar drama in anyway; but recently a friend and myself got into an argument on the topic which guitarist was the better.
If you are completely out of the loop: Slash was the guitarist for GNR for a long time until drama with the lead singer kinda ripped the band apart. Several years later Buckethead took up lead guitar for the band (though I don't think he is still with them either). Now other then the fact that I think Buckethead is just a complete freak and will probably end up in a mental institution one day, his speed tapping does nothing for me. I mean great, you can play skin peeling solos, but when you put his work in a 'normal' song it never seems to fit. Slash's showmanship alone gets him my vote, but also his style seems to work well into a 'band' and not just a 'soloist.'

Oh well, you probably have your own favorite guitarist, any Eddie Van Halen fans? BBking? Satriani? Dime bag? Just curious...
June 5th 2008, 08:20 PM
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Tal
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
I enjoy virtually everyone you just mentioned, and I'll be seeing B.B. King at Bonnaroo next week.

I think Buckethead's solo stuff is incredible, but I haven't heard any of his material with lyrics placed atop. I will agree to some degree-gree-gree that he doesn't seem appropriate for "normal" songs, but maybe I should look deeper into the subject before judging too soon.
June 5th 2008, 09:29 PM
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Striker
Noble United States steam
Daniel, there are clowns. 
Skwisgaar Skwigelf's Advanced Fast Hand Finger Wizard Mastery is far more metal than either of those nobodies.
June 5th 2008, 10:02 PM
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Vortex
Peasant Male United States
It rubs the lotion on its skin... 
And Pickles is the greatest drummer of all time .

And on a side note, before someone speaks his name: Hendrix is over-rated. There I said it, flame if you wish, but he is good...just not 'that' good.
June 6th 2008, 01:59 AM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
... What's a guitar?
June 6th 2008, 03:23 AM
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Vortex
Peasant Male United States
It rubs the lotion on its skin... 
I want to say your joking. If you can play guitar then any girl is yours... that or piano, I have seen both work magic on women
June 6th 2008, 06:13 AM
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soulman
Peasant Male Bulgaria steam
I don't break rules.I bend them. 
Hmmm...I play the guitar and no ladies come to me.Maybe because i am a soulman.I should be a anarchist.
June 6th 2008, 10:38 AM
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Striker
Noble United States steam
Daniel, there are clowns. 
Dang. I wish I would have known that when I was a kid. Otherwise I wouldn't have wasted my time with the spoons and jew's harp.
June 6th 2008, 11:07 AM
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Tal
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
I don't think his technique was revolutionary in any way, but I am a fan of his sound. I'd rather listen to a 24-hour Hendrix marathon than any Nickelback song ever.
June 6th 2008, 11:53 AM
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Vortex
Peasant Male United States
It rubs the lotion on its skin... 
agreed
June 6th 2008, 02:44 PM
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soulman
Peasant Male Bulgaria steam
I don't break rules.I bend them. 
Hendrix is the BESt!But i also like John Norum.
June 6th 2008, 03:15 PM
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Vortex
Peasant Male United States
It rubs the lotion on its skin... 
Hendrix didn't put out half of the material that some of the other 'greats' have i.e. Jimmy Page . I mean, had he not died so soon maybe he could of continue to evolve and put great stuff out and be the king of all music right now; but he didn't. Don't get me wrong, I love his stuff, and he was supposedly one of the greatest live guitarist to watch. But, unlike the Rolling Stone, I wouldn't name him number one of all time.
June 6th 2008, 03:44 PM
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soulman
Peasant Male Bulgaria steam
I don't break rules.I bend them. 
I ment the best as the best.Not the best as the best.Make difference
June 6th 2008, 03:50 PM
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Vortex
Peasant Male United States
It rubs the lotion on its skin... 
So what you're saying is that there is no spoon? Nor was there ever a spoon?
June 7th 2008, 05:33 PM
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MadStalker
Peasant Male Finland
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Slash was the only real G'N'R guitarist, period. It's just the sound and his own style what defined the band's sound. Chinese Democracy seems just pathetic, I cannot imagine how crappy it'll be.

My favourite guitarist is currently David Gilmour, I just love his sounds and style of playing solos. I used to admire super-fast technical guitarists like Malmsteen and others but now their stuff only sounds like a mess of million blurred notes.