... chill chill, I still want to be a bassist first and foremost. But I've got this idea in my head for a band that's driving me nuts, and I need a metal guitarist who is open minded to the idea. Ha, yeah right. I don't even know if it would work well. Funk rhythm section + death metal guitar = hmmm... weird. But also, I've wanted to be a metal guitarist ever since I first heard Megadeth's countdown to extinction album. I became obsessed with megadeth, bought all their albums... but then picked up bass. No good reason... I don't know why I picked up bass, but I'm glad I did. But my love of metal guitar subsided and I became interested in Primus... and so on. But now, I'm getting into metal again and this band idea came up. And to be generic: Metal guitar is cool. Any advice, other than getting a teacher. I don't want to be Steve Vai or Ynigvie... so I can't spell his name... damn Sweeds (It's OK, I'm like 90% sweedish ) Metal guitarists that interest me: Dave Mustaine (obviously) Tommy Victor (Prong) Jack Owen (Cannibal Corpse) Though he's not metal (well he was) Ler's abstract playing with Primus is very cool too.