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Author Topic: George Lynch is the greatest heavy metal guitarist in history  (Read 3256 times)
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« on: July 08, 2012, 11:05:48 AM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWntxpcq9FI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWntxpcq9FI</a>

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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2012, 11:07:25 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2012, 11:13:47 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2012, 11:40:33 AM »

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Agreed! Yngwie Malmsteen is mind blowing!

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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXKUU0glvTA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXKUU0glvTA</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb5vT55MS5Y" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb5vT55MS5Y</a>
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2012, 11:46:35 AM »

This is pretty crazy heavy metal guitaring!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOb6JSQd-Qw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOb6JSQd-Qw</a>
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2012, 02:15:13 PM »

no way he is the greatest, not even top 20. I always got the feeling that he is playing sloppy, missing the attack peaks. You can compare him to Gilbert, as example of ideal accuracy, if you got ears, you'll hear it.
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2012, 04:38:26 PM »

He's in the best shape.
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2012, 04:43:21 PM »

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Weird. There's another hotshot guitarist with a similar name, Malmsteen.

 
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2012, 04:44:31 PM »

He's in the best shape.

Oh, yeah. His heart attack proved it.
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2012, 04:46:06 PM »

Lynch is a unique and talented player, no doubt. One of his era's best. But again, how can any one musician be "the best"?

Is there a way to quantify this? 
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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2012, 04:52:37 PM »

Is there a way to quantify this? 

To paraphrase A.J. Liebling: no more virtuosic guitarist is as lyrical, and no more lyrical guitarist is as virtuosic.
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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2012, 04:54:15 PM »

To paraphrase A.J. Liebling: no more virtuosic guitarist is as lyrical, and no more lyrical guitarist is as virtuosic.

Terrific. Thanks. But ...

There is no way to quantify one as being "the best".
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« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2012, 11:52:13 PM »

George Lynch is awesome but Iommi makes him sound positively Homo.
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« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2012, 11:56:07 PM »

Malmsteen should have gone into comedy he is so funny. Like a Yiddish nightmare come to life.
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« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2012, 11:58:45 PM »

Yes, Lynch was one of the Best!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqiiqtdCptE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqiiqtdCptE</a>
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« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2012, 12:11:44 AM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG74eVb6V10" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG74eVb6V10</a>

this video always blew my mind more than any other, regarding guitar work.

 if it doesn't seem impressive at first, just keep watching...
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« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2012, 12:27:11 AM »

holy shit

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« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2012, 05:31:25 AM »

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« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2012, 05:36:04 AM »

Once guitarists reach the rank of God, there is no "best", just "different".

The only rank above "God" is "Legend", and you can only reach "Legend" once you die, notable exceptions being EVH and Clapton.

For Example -
Mamlsteen = Neo-classical god
Wylde = Southern Metal god
Clapton = Classic Rock/Blues god/Legend
SRV = Blues god/Legend

etc, etc, etc
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« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2012, 05:45:39 AM »

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« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2012, 06:35:23 AM »

Here is my list not in any particular order! Van Halen, Vai , Lynch , Rhodes, Dimebag, Satriani, Malmsteen, Friedman, Hendrix, Wylde, Jake E Lee and Sykes! Some of my favorites !
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« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2012, 06:38:04 AM »

Lynch is a bodybuilder too, so that makes him super cool.

But greatest metal guitarist he is not.

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« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2012, 06:59:08 AM »

Once guitarists reach the rank of God, there is no "best", just "different".

The only rank above "God" is "Legend", and you can only reach "Legend" once you die, notable exceptions being EVH and Clapton.

For Example -
Mamlsteen = Neo-classical god
Wylde = Southern Metal god
Clapton = Classic Rock/Blues god
SRV = Blues god

etc, etc, etc


More like this - too many to chose from.
e.g.: I like the guitarist Gordon(Exploited) because his stuff is a treat - dense and efficient.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9eMEZIMROg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9eMEZIMROg</a>
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« Reply #23 on: July 09, 2012, 08:01:55 AM »

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« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2012, 08:10:24 AM »

Malmsteen.

plays that clean and fast on a high actioned, single coiled, scalloped, 21 fretted, POS fender.

sure he's been replicated but he is the original.
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