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vintageplaya666
Since a topic was started on Alexi or Synister? I'd thought it would be quite interesting to see who people prefer betwen Gilbert and Vai?

For me, I love both guitarists but I'll have to go with Paul Gilbert on this one.
Andrew6
Why not both tongue.gif , I like Paul Gilbert's style more than Vai so I am going to have to go with Mr. Gilbert
Lian Gerbino
I go with Mr Steve Gilbert laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif no! I cant choose dry.gif
MickeM
QUOTE (Lian Gerbino @ Jul 10 2008, 01:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I go with Mr Steve Gilbert laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif no! I cant choose dry.gif

laugh.gif Steve Gilbert or Paul Vai


I'm leaning towards Paul Gilbert myself
OrganisedConfusion
Paul Gilbert because of Racer X mainly. I don't really like Vai or Gilbert solo.
chmilew
I would say Steve Vai because of Tender Surrender.. tongue.gif
DeepRoots
Paul Gilbert! I get a one hour guitar lesson with this guy in November- and no i cannot sleep just thinking about it! rolleyes.gif

Vai is quite cool though- i just dont really listen to his stuff...maybe i should smile.gif
vintageplaya666
QUOTE (DeepRoots @ Jul 10 2008, 12:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Paul Gilbert! I get a one hour guitar lesson with this guy in November- and no i cannot sleep just thinking about it! rolleyes.gif

Vai is quite cool though- i just dont really listen to his stuff...maybe i should smile.gif


How have you managed to get a guitar lesson from Mr. Gilbert? Competition?
Rated Htr
Steve Vai...His style amazes me and influences my playing to much.
Ivan Milenkovic
They are both great, on that level I can't really choose, they're too different. I personally disslike music from both of them, but can listen to live performance because they are virtuosos.
The Uncreator
I would say Steve Vai, He opened me up to the endless possibilities of guitar playing applied in many contexts and textures (Use of different tones and techniques and stuff to create the right mood at any given time). Plus his composition skills are just phenomenal. Whispering A Prayer is just freakin' beautiful.
Marcus Lavendell
QUOTE (chmilew @ Jul 10 2008, 01:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would say Steve Vai because of Tender Surrender.. tongue.gif

Good point! biggrin.gif

... but still, very hard to choose! Both are amazing!!
wrk
QUOTE (chmilew @ Jul 10 2008, 01:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would say Steve Vai because of Tender Surrender.. tongue.gif

Very true, but on the other side is Technical Difficulties!

I can not choose ether. It's a question like who i love more, my wife or my kids. I don't have a wife and i don't have kids .. just an example. smile.gif



DeepRoots
QUOTE (vintageplaya666 @ Jul 10 2008, 12:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How have you managed to get a guitar lesson from Mr. Gilbert? Competition?

VIP ticket. Check out his website.
TreyDeschamp
Paul Gilbert.....Amazing licks and solo's and then he has RACER X!!!
Juan M. Valero
It's difficult to choose but I like Steve Vai more than Paul ... sorry tongue.gif
TreyDeschamp
QUOTE (Juan M. Valero @ Jul 10 2008, 08:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's difficult to choose but I like Steve Vai more than Paul ... sorry tongue.gif



huh.gif *gasp!* just kidding
vintageplaya666
Mr. Gilbert is winning so far! smile.gif

But yeah its hard to choose, they are both amazing. It's just all on personal preference
Juan M. Valero
tongue.gif It's not difficult to understand if you look at my guitar laugh.gif
TreyDeschamp
QUOTE (Juan M. Valero @ Jul 10 2008, 08:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
tongue.gif It's not difficult to understand if you look at my guitar laugh.gif


haha very true Juan
superize
Ha listened to little to theme to decide
OrganisedConfusion
QUOTE (superize @ Jul 10 2008, 04:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ha listened to little to theme to decide

That is one confusing line lol. biggrin.gif

I'm guessing you said listened to too little of them to decide. Or something along those lines biggrin.gif
Gabriel Leopardi
I think that Gilbert is awesome but Steve Vai is a genius that is always experimenting. However it's great that both exist.
Tolek
I prefer Steve Vai, but Paul Gilbert is also one of my very favourites.
Btw, I´m going to have a lesson with him too. biggrin.gif Thanks to DeepRoots that he mentiones this! smile.gif I´m so happy right now. smile.gif
Déjà vu
QUOTE (DeepRoots @ Jul 10 2008, 03:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Paul Gilbert! I get a one hour guitar lesson with this guy in November- and no i cannot sleep just thinking about it! rolleyes.gif

Vai is quite cool though- i just dont really listen to his stuff...maybe i should smile.gif


Yeah. I really haven't heard much Vai either... I think I'm just too busy list listening to Gilbert! tongue.gif

... I am truly envious of you! Does he give lessons in the U.S.!?!?!? ohmy.gif blink.gif
superize
QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Jul 10 2008, 05:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That is one confusing line lol. biggrin.gif

I'm guessing you said listened to too little of them to decide. Or something along those lines biggrin.gif


Yeah something like that laugh.gif laugh.gif
mattacuk
You can guess my vote wink.gif
Trond Vold
To be honest, i've never been a big fan of Vai. Dont get me wrong, he's a technical genious and all but i just cant get into his songs.

Gilbert on the other hand makes catchier and more memorable songs, atleast in my ears. So Gilbert is my fav smile.gif
audiopaal
I have to say Paul Gilbert smile.gif
His first name is awesome too tongue.gif
jacmoe
Paul Gilbert, without a doubt.
Steve Vai is amazing, but I find him a bit too extravagant as a person.

Gilbert, on the other hand, seems to have the right mix of madness/geniousness and down to earth attitude.

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Fsgdjv
Paul Gilbert, no competition.
Ibanez_player
These are my two favorite guitarists. For me Vai is #1 without a doubt. His compositions are so unique and amazing.
inertia
Paul for sure, I really dig his music, I don't like Steve Vai's music at all really, I find it too out there, he's a great guitarist but he only has a couple of songs that I actually like. Gilbert on the other hand, his last two albums I have listened to for hours on end and have enjoyed them thoroughly. Plus Paul just seems like a really chill nice guy and Vai, well he just doesn't seem quite as down to earth, I could be wrong though.
Smikey2006
Vai really introduced me into the solo guitar world, his stuff is just incredible, maybe not as memorable as some of Paul Gilberts, but listening to the whole album Crossroads/Passion and Warfare all the way through just blow my mind. I also like that vai writes alot of stuff that isn't complete shred yet hes very capable of outshredding most of everyone. My vote is for the man with a 3 neck heart guitar smile.gif
Muris Varajic
I would say Vai,I love both of them of course
but just to get more rival feel in the topic laugh.gif
Bedlam
QUOTE (DeepRoots @ Jul 10 2008, 06:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
VIP ticket. Check out his website.


That is very cool that he is doing that. That makes me want to vote for Gilbert...
Caelumamittendum
I'll have to say Vai. His whammy bar work has inspired me a great lot.
TreyDeschamp
QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Jul 11 2008, 10:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll have to say Vai. His whammy bar work has inspired me a great lot.


I'm with you on that one!
Déjà vu
QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Jul 11 2008, 07:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would say Vai,I love both of them of course
but just to get more rival feel in the topic laugh.gif


Yes! I think a few more "Vai guys" should kick in!
Tuubsu
For me I would choose Steve Vai Without any doubt. I "discovered" Gilbert a long time and he was nice and still is I like his stuff, but I not too long ago "discovered" Steve Vai and this dude changed my life! I will never look at music the same way after I saw Steve playing! wub.gif
Tomotoms
The way I like to think of it is that Paul is the best guitarist from planet earth and Vai is the best from outer space.

I can't choose a favourite because I have different moods.
Pablo Vazquez
It's a very dificult decision!!! Steve and Paul have different and incredible styles.... I choose both!
Tjchep
Easily Steve Vai for me.

Gilbert was good in racer x, but his solo stuff isn't top notch me thinks.
jacmoe
QUOTE (Tomotoms @ Jul 11 2008, 10:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The way I like to think of it is that Paul is the best guitarist from planet earth and Vai is the best from outer space.

What a great way to put it! biggrin.gif
Pi38
I'm going with Paul Gilbert on this one.
vintageplaya666
I think Vai is catching up to mr. Gilbert here!! Or maybe Vai has surpassed Gilbert in peoples opinions...

Two mind blowing guitarists...two different styles...very hard to choose.
Tjchep
One thing I might as well add..

I don't think gilbert could replicate Vai's style as well as Vai could replicate Gilberts.

Gilbert is Easier to cover for an advanced guitarist I'm Sure.. Everything he does is like an exercise.
DeepRoots
QUOTE (Tjchep @ Jul 12 2008, 11:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Everything he does is like an exercise.

Not so sure here!
Ian Bushell
Wow Alexi/Synester? Gilbert/Vai?
That's tough all 4 are amongst my favourites!
I'd have to say Alexi and Vai.
RIP Dime
Gilbert, I like his playing more, but I like Devin Townsend's singing better than Paul's! laugh.gif
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