The World's Fastest Guitar Player

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John "Doctor Hot Licks" Taylor prides himself on playing the guitar very well, very quickly. Back in April, he tried to break the world record as the fastest guitar player. In this video from the event, he started playing "Flight of the Bumblebee" at 170 beats per minute. Taylor gradually worked his way up until he played the piece at 600 bpm at 11 minutes, 30 seconds into the video. Guinness World Records confirmed this effort and declared that Taylor is the fastest guitar player in the world. -via Snowflakes in Hell

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That's right phlil. He's using distortion and extreme compression because at the speed he's playing all his tone has to come from the drive of the amp. Without all of the gain and compression, this would sound like absolute barf. That said, it's amazing. Totally unmusical, but amazing.
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