Greatest Guitarists Ever
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Synyster Gates has such blistering speed and yet you can hear every note played, he is a pro at dive bombs and sweep picking and definitely a amazing guitarist, and because of his young age by the time he is slash's age he will be the next slash
He is a very multitalented guitar player, almost all the techniques he mastered.
He can play well even while backing vocals.
He is very feasible juxtaposed with other guitar legends chest of Jimi Hendrix, Slash, Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe Satriani.
He is the most complete!
Slash is great, but not #1. Syn has amazing speed but still plays clean and has unforgettable solos and riffs.
I think a lot of people who voted for bucket head explained stuff that would apply to syn, like that he play jazz rock and country, I do think buckethead is awesome, my top three are syn, van halen, then buckethead. See bucket head does a lot of guitaring by himself, and I find it easier to write solos without anybody else, so really bucket has the easiest job. Eddie is one of the greatest guitarists ever, everything that bucket does was most likely invented by eddie. So, finally we come back to syn, the best. I picked syn because of how any solo he does has so much feel that it makes me want to play just like him. He also knows his strengths and a lot of people say that he plays to fast, sweeps to much, or bends to much. Well the only reason he does those three so much is because they are the three things that make him extremely unique and talented, even he can tap and do plenty of other things, he prefers to use the three things that he can put into a song and still keep it true to that song like seize the day, nightmare, afterlife, and my personal favorite natural born killer. I hope to be able to play just like him one day.
This is Great. Avenged Sevenfold is Great, Synyster Gates is Great, and so is Zacky :) those two are great together. It should definitely be "Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance". Anyways, these guys will always be the best band in every planet. Avenged Sevenfold will live foREVer!
In a few years he will have to be crowned the greatest of all time surely, he's already better than slash in my opinion and once he gets his legendary status that he deserves he will overpass jimi hendrix.
His technical ability is insane and the feel he puts into the solos are breath taking.
Obviously this is a tough thing to compare. I am pretty much a fan of every guitarist here. However synyster gates will be the best guitarist of this era! He has blistering fast and amazing solos, perfect accuracy and he also sings pretty damn good. Also he is still pretty young so I'm hoping he will growing into something magnificent!
I think synyster gates is incredible. Basically he is the best metal guitarist that the genre has to offer in the past 10 years. I wouldn't say the best ever, but in the past 10 years he has shown how he can write great riffs, write great lyrics and also show off and shred amazingly too. I've seen comments that speed isn't everything and they are write, but it is what they can do with their guitar and their music personality that can draw us in. Heavily influenced by Dimebag Darrell (who should be higher), it's good to see him go crazy at solos. He'll never replace Dimebag and that's coming from an Avenged Sevenfold fan, but no one will try and be like him, they are just influenced by him like many other guitarists unsurprisingly, but SG has shown the metal world what he can do in such a short amount of time
! Why is this guy NOT in the 1st place? I DON'T UNDERSTAND... :(... He's the best guitar player I've ever heard. His sound is just so amazing and unique that he truly deserves to be at the top of this list. He instantly became my favorite guitar player since the first time I heard him. His work in City of Evil made me fall even deeper in love with him:)! This man has no match. Sorry if you don't agree... Synyster RULES! My favorite solos:Lost, Dear God, Buried Alive, Danger Line, all songs from City of Evil... Ok... Let's face it:I'm in love with this guy! ... Seriously, he's gifted.
Synyster is great buboast as great as people like Kirk hamett and Eddie Van Halen! However he still deserves top5... He shreds like lightning but his emotion in the other solos are amazing. But this list is... Awful. The great dimebag lower than 30 seconds to mars guitarist? Eddie Van Halen not in the top5? Slash number 2? He is good but there are at least ten better! And who's tariqh? And hide? And where's Santana!?!
Well, when I heard first heard him play, I was like, "who is this guy? "
The way he plays caught my attention, and soon after, I became a fan of Synyster Gates. He inspired me to pick up the guitar, and from there on, I kept looking up to him.
He is really good. He plays at such a quick speed, and yet every note of it is clear. He is simply amazing.
And without the doubt, I think he should deserve to be placed as amongst the greatest guitarist of all times.
I love syn he is a great ass guitarist with a lot of talent! And
His solos are so amazing, his fingers move at the speed of lightning
And yet he sounds amazing and so smooth no one could ever match up
To him or be better than him, syn is a god I swear!
Syn was the best player on the top ten :D so I voted for him but syn has a very unique tone and I appreciate that very very much I love syn my top ten would be
1. Alexi laiho (children of bodom)
2. Jeff loomis (nevermore/jeff loomis)
3. Buckethead (buckethead)
4. Synyster gates (avenged sevenfold)
5. Mark heylmun (suicide silence)
6. Zakk wylde (BLS/ozzy)
7. Mick thomson (slipknot)
8. Gus G (firewind/ozzy)
9. Chris garza (suicide silence)
10. John 5/shaun morgan (rob zombie/seether)
a truly awesome guitarist, and you get to hear it in the truly epic solos in songs like seize the day, danger line and so far away, I can not think of a better guitarist than syn... granted hendrix has done some great songs, but were mostly covers, and tbf we didn't get to see his full potential so had he lived longer I wud prob say henrix, but he didn't do that many truly great songs, of his own, and granted slash has don't some epic songs aswell with GnR like sweet child'O mine, and november rain, but to me even thhey sound fake because of all their distortion in the solos
Synyster gates is an absolute amazing guitarist. He can shred with the best of them. He is evolving with every album. His best aspect is the fact that he does what best accentuates the song. He doesn't just play fast to show his skills. He will play melodic and smooth if need be, on songs like So Far Away and Seize The Day. But then again he is one of the best shredders ever. Songs like Afterlife and Welcome To The Family demonstrate the dizzying dexterity of his hands. His style of playing is very vesitile, he plays slide, country, jazz, fusion, metal, rock, and others. Truly one of the best
Synyster Gates... He's actually a really great musician not as good as Jimi Hendrix, Steve Vai and more but I think of his generation that he is the best of all. He has done a great work as the lead guitarist of Avenged Sevenfold, his awesome solos make you lose control, his spectacular riffs that you can hear clean every single note he plays. Many people say that he can't be even called a musician because he does better work than the guitarist of the bands they listen to... His accuracy in music is fantastic, Synyster Gates is my idol, Synyster Gates is my hero, Synyster Gates is my God!
I've been playing guitar for 27 years now and this kid is absolutely amazing. His style is unique, he manages to write very complex, new, and great sounding solos and licks in every song. Pure talent right here. This is THE perfect example of a guitarist.
synyster gates is one of the greatest guitarists ever! his solos are amazing... and he makes every one sound so beautiful... hav you heard the solos from seize the day? and all things will end? I wont see you tonight? they hav so much feel to them... not only is his stuff beautiful... he is an amazing shredder... prob one of the best... his range is amazing... he can play pretty much ever kind of music on guitar... and make each one sound magnificent... he is defiantly one of the greatest guitarists ever!
Synsyter Gates is ana amazing guitar player. He definitely deserves #1 and I don't think slash does. Synsyter puts a whole bunch of effort and passion into his guitar playing. If you listen to his guitar playing in songs like Afterlife, Beast and the Harlot, and many others he's amazing even without playing a solo (which he does anyway). All in all, Syn definitely is the #1 best Guitarist
By the way, does anybody notice that two members of the same band were on this list of top ten best at their instrument?
WTF? Slash at 1#? Synyster Gates should be first, listen to afterlife, listen to save me, listen to a little piece of heaven, listen to nightmare and you see that its a thousand times better than guns and roses. Guns and roses WERE GOOD, they're not so good anymore. PLZ! Listen to the solo and the introduction of aftelife and you will see what I'm talking about: REAL GUITAR!
Very talented and does great duos with zacky v has over 46,00000 fans likes chromatic scales taping doing solos with the rev
R.I.P THE REV
Listen to the following songs: Afterlife, Welcome to the Family, Scream, Buried Alive and Seize the Day all by Avenged Sevenfold. Heck, listen to any of their songs if you want awesome guitar playing! Whether he's playing with or without Zacky Vengeance he can still carry out a great tune- and he's at least 10 years younger than most of the guys up here. Just because he's young and in a metal band doesn't mean he's bad. Really, those of you who say he sucks must be either allergic to telling the truth or deaf.
sin is the best and thats it
no one is better, just listen to bat country, beast an the harlot afterlife, crittical aclaim and then youll relize he's the best at riffs, shredding, dime sqeals, everthing to do with guitar, how can you peaple listen to heavy metal, metal, rock without knowing sin is the best guitarist in the world
Definitely one of the best ever. Listen to his live solos, and also listen to the solos in songs like 'Bat Country', 'Beast and the Harlot', and of course 'To End the Rapture. "
Also, listen to some of the new stuff he does, such as the melodic awesomness of 'Lost' and the insanely difficult and all picked "Scream"
Syn is the greatest for me. Probably cause he's my idol and one of the reasons why I started playing guitar. He's brilliant. Each solo he writes is out of this world. And each solo fits the song he plays it in perfectly. And it's not that all his guitar solos are just notes or scales played really fast, they're melodic and memorable. And being able to listen to each and every note he plays at amazing speeds, that's what Syn delivers.
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