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John Petrucci

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bryan bailey, Jul 16, 2003.


  1. Best Guitarist ever.

    15 vote(s)
    57.7%
  2. Show boatin' know it all.

    11 vote(s)
    42.3%
  1. Best guiatrist, or still damn good none the less. Or not?
     
  2. he is amazing, but sometimes he does sit on the fence of good taste vs. wanking. thank god he always goes the good taste route =]

    but you already know how i feel about any member of dt by my sig.
     
  3. Davehenning

    Davehenning

    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    I had the privilage of touring with Dream Theater for several months on their "Falling into Infinity" tour.

    John was always nice, helpful and down to earth.

    He even came up with my band(and a few of the other DT guys) to play a Hendrix tune one night.

    In short, John is a class act.

    He is definitely the best guitarist in that style that I have ever seen.
     
  4. wow i bow to your greatness! what band were/are you in that toured with them? im glad to hear what you think of him, from what ive heard they are really a bunch of great guys. i heard a story from a guy who went to their concert and afterwards a group of fans stood outside their bus in the snow and DT came out there and signed every single thing that was handed their way, took pictures with anyone wanting one, and answered pretty much all questions thrown at em too. that really shows they love their fans and love making them happy, which i respect. *sigh* such a great band. i have to see them live!
     
  5. DITTO ON MY PART!:hyper:
     
  6. Davehenning

    Davehenning

    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    I was in a band called "big wreck" for several years. THe DT tour was very memorable because it was our first big time national tour. (about 40 shows) It was too funny for me, because my first big tour was out with DT(they are guys from my neighborhood!)

    I have some great memories from that tour. Especially watching my guitarists trade licks with Pertrucci on stage on night in NY. What a blast!
     
  7. lucky bastard! did you spend any time with john myung? if so how was he (ive heard he is quite shy and non-talkative)
     
  8. Davehenning

    Davehenning

    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    John M is very quiet and very intense. He practiced quite alot.

    He would talk once you got him going.

    I also saw him play some of the most insane stuff i have ever seen a human do on the bass. (and I study with Matt Garrison!)He has the three-finger right hand thing down cold.

    DT is not my kind of thing, but they do what they do better than anyone else in the world.
     
  9. yeah he is a monster bass player!

    definately
     
  10. he is a great buitar player, and awesome bassist. but not the best ever. i think that eric jhonson takes that one...nothing beats clifs of dover! followed my Eddie :D
     
  11. Davehenning

    Davehenning

    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    I have been lucky enough to play with both EJ and
    Pertrucci. EJ is more my style, but apples and oranges!
     
  12. wait a min..!!! you played with them?????? HOLY s$%T!!!! WOH!!!1 wow, what was it like??? did yo uliek tour with them? was it hard to keep the ryth with EJ while he was doing awsome solos???and while mike pourtney was doing crazy a$$ fills?????????? PLEASE DO TELL!!!
     
  13. wait a min..!!! you played with them?????? HOLY s$%T!!!! WOH!!! wow, what was it like??? did you like tour with them? was it hard to keep the rythem with EJ while he was doing awsome solos???and while mike pourtney was doing crazy a$$ fills?????????? PLEASE DO TELL!!!
     
  14. Davehenning

    Davehenning

    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    I was lucky, very lucky.

    My last band(rip)did a few shows that included EJ+a symphony orchestra.

    If you root around the web a little bit, you might be able to find the webcast.
     
  15. WOW!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: ......................................................................................AWESOME!!:eek:
     
  16. Oops I forgot about Eric Johnson, well he is a goddang great guitarist too, but it is an apples oranges thing. But they are both good people, they aren't ego maniacs *coughcoughYNGWIEcoughcough*
     
  17. lneal

    lneal

    Apr 12, 2002
    Lee County, Alabama
    I saw your band in Atlanta with DT. Small world. I remember I enjoyed Big Wreck. I also enjoyed DT, but they tend to give me "chops overload" after a few songs. :D :cool:
     
  18. Davehenning

    Davehenning

    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    Ineal,

    Thanks******

    I have a near-photographic memory when it comes to shows....that one would have been at The Masquerade. Cool club. I remember that we had some problems with hecklers that night. Atlanta is a great town to play live. The Midtown fest in 98' stands out as a great memory.
     
  19. mans0n

    mans0n

    Jun 15, 2002

    This seems to be what I think about almost all of these guitar Virtuoso types. INCLUDING Victor Wooten

    They seem like they are practicing the whole damn song, Sure, they are great at playing hard stuff. Though that matters little when it has no emotion.

    vai... petrucci.... satrianni .... wooten.... howe(sp?)

    They can all practice very well. But as for a song that is more than just *wow that hard to play* I just dont see it.

    As for this poll, not enough options. Neither of them are fitting.
     
  20. JP isnt a bassist. If you were talking about JM ignore this comment and move on ;)