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who is the best sweep picker?

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by sexmachine, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. sexmachine

    sexmachine New Metal Member

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    i got three candidates:
    george bellas - ive seen his videos on the web, holy shit?!?! :OMG:
    jason becker
    frank gambale
     
  2. SevenString

    SevenString RJ-D0, Metal 'Droid

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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
     
  3. Luis

    Luis Mortal With Immortal Mind

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    Two Words: Michael Angelo
     
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    I've always liked Becker the best among the mega sweepers.
     
  5. Taliwakker

    Taliwakker .....

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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 :eek:)
    That guy has it down.
     
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    harro1 New Metal Member

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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.


    Harro.
     
  7. soulshred

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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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    Marcel coenen
     
  9. Yngtchie Blacksteen

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    I like his sweeps, they are very melodic and controlled. :)
     
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    theodyssey Best Album of the Year

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    NegrocK_SyX Odysseus X

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    Frank Gambale is da man Btw np: GHS 3 :)
     
  12. Yngvai X

    Yngvai X Dark Emperor

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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.
     
  13. RobbM

    RobbM Another lefty freak...

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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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    theodyssey Best Album of the Year

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    Fareri is crap
     
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    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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    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.
     
  17. Luis

    Luis Mortal With Immortal Mind

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    MMM Do you guys dont know Michael Angelo?? The fastest man on earth
     
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    Yes Yngwie has the cleanest picking whatever alternate or sweep.
    Stump is an amazingly clean picker too
     
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    theodyssey Best Album of the Year

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    Awesome SX smilies... where did you get them??

    :headbang:
     

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