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Old February 19th, 2004, 08:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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who is the best sweep picker?

i got three candidates:
george bellas - ive seen his videos on the web, holy shit?!?!
jason becker
frank gambale
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Old February 19th, 2004, 08:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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gambale, hands down: his whole TECHNIQUE is all about the sweeps

in fact, i he CREATED the technique... not arpeggios, but using economy picking (sweep) techniques exclusively
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Old February 19th, 2004, 09:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old February 19th, 2004, 09:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've always liked Becker the best among the mega sweepers.
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Old February 19th, 2004, 09:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Gambale......he turned up at one of my bands gigs a few years ago so i decided to put the sweeps away that night )
That guy has it down.
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Old February 20th, 2004, 06:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
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*Rusty Cooley*

For sweeps, check out the "JemFest Video 1" at this link:

http://www.rustycooley.com/video.html

This guy is the fastest player I've ever seen. Maybe even ahead of Becker or Ballas.

The Under the Influence vid is cool too.


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Old February 20th, 2004, 06:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Jason Becker ,Francesco Fareri(check him out) an d Joe Stump at sweeps but think Yngwie is the master of Arpeggiation
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Old February 20th, 2004, 08:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Old February 20th, 2004, 09:29 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I like his sweeps, they are very melodic and controlled.
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Old February 20th, 2004, 10:11 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Old February 20th, 2004, 11:29 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Frank Gambale is da man Btw np: GHS 3
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Old February 20th, 2004, 11:51 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Jason Becker ,Francesco Fareri(check him out) an d Joe Stump at sweeps but think Yngwie is the master of Arpeggiation
Fareri is a sloppy ass player with absolutely zero phrasing ability and worse vibrato than Kirk Hammett. He should be completely disregarded, and it still baffles me as to why people even give his playing the time of day (then again, it baffles me why people think Hammett is so great).

That being said, I would have to agree that Becker and Stump have some of the best sweep arpeggio chops I've ever seen/heard.
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Old February 20th, 2004, 12:26 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Im surprised no one has mentioned Steve Vai, all his sweeps are amazing, flawless and unique, and he tastefully uses them when they are needed, not just because he can..
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Old February 20th, 2004, 12:48 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Old February 20th, 2004, 02:24 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Fareri is a sloppy ass player with absolutely zero phrasing ability and worse vibrato than Kirk Hammett. He should be completely disregarded, and it still baffles me as to why people even give his playing the time of day (then again, it baffles me why people think Hammett is so great).

That being said, I would have to agree that Becker and Stump have some of the best sweep arpeggio chops I've ever seen/heard.

I totaly agree with you about Fareri but what ı meant was he can sweep amazingly fast ,not Becker fast, much faster but when it comes to phrasing and stuff he sucks and the vibrato ı again totaly agree.
But ofcourse sweeping fast doesnt make you the best sweeper there are other things so yes he should be disregarded.
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Old February 20th, 2004, 03:20 PM   #16 (permalink)
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A lot of people could take this one. I think Yngwie has the cleanest sweeps I've heard, but others can do it faster. Becker has lots of cool ideas with arps, but they always sounded sloppy to me at high speeds (don't get me wrong, he's one of my favorites). Vai has killer arpeggio uses.

But for sheer technique, I'm gonna go with Yngwie. I'll admit, though, I haven't heard a few of the guys mentioned, like Frank Gambale.
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Old February 20th, 2004, 04:18 PM   #17 (permalink)
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MMM Do you guys dont know Michael Angelo?? The fastest man on earth
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Old February 20th, 2004, 06:37 PM   #18 (permalink)
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A lot of people could take this one. I think Yngwie has the cleanest sweeps I've heard, but others can do it faster. Becker has lots of cool ideas with arps, but they always sounded sloppy to me at high speeds (don't get me wrong, he's one of my favorites). Vai has killer arpeggio uses.

But for sheer technique, I'm gonna go with Yngwie. I'll admit, though, I haven't heard a few of the guys mentioned, like Frank Gambale.

Yes Yngwie has the cleanest picking whatever alternate or sweep.
Stump is an amazingly clean picker too
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Old February 20th, 2004, 07:12 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Old February 21st, 2004, 02:02 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Frank Gambale is da man Btw np: GHS 3
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Old February 26th, 2004, 02:29 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Angelo isn't that good at sweeping - pretty basic stuff, but at really high speeds. Not impossible speeds, though. Rusty Cooley is not much different. Both are insane at other things, though.

Some of my picks:

Gambale
Bellas
Becker
Marshall Harrison
Derryl Gabel
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Old February 26th, 2004, 04:33 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Gotta go with Leslie on this one - Gambale all the way. He doesn't just do the simple minor or major arpeggios. He throws his in a jazz/fusion format. I saw him at a guitar clinic back in the '80's - the guy is crazy.
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Old February 27th, 2004, 01:41 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Okay now. I think most of us agree that Fareri is crap, Rusty is also(IMO) crap. Gambale is a genius, he was the founder of the technique, as mentioned. He sweeps like a complete maniac, but he doesn`t really do any complicated, and most of them are the same. Angelo plays some of the most cleanest and fastest guitar on earth. It`s simply mindblowing. I think it`s in the intro to "No Boundaries", it`s sweeping all the way, clen as hell. Astonishing. But i can`t bear to listen to it more than about 10 minutes though. Also, i think that Romeo beats them all, since he does not sweep the arpeggios, he actually taps them combined with string skipping to do the whole arpeggios. Then it becomes TOTALLY clean, and the need for the sweeping is therefore(as i see it in most cases) almost superfluous...
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Old February 27th, 2004, 02:10 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Old February 28th, 2004, 03:22 AM   #25 (permalink)
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