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Juan Alderete is the master shredder

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Tupac, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    carsbybigd likes this.


    Jul 16, 2009
    Wow indeed.
  3. FretlessMainly


    Nov 17, 2010
    Impressive. Wanking.

    Give me the Day of the Baphomets intro for a solid MFing groove all day. Ignore the grammar errors on the viddy; this one has the best sound without commercial obligations at the start.

  4. almost human

    almost human

    Sep 30, 2010
    It always amazed me that he played all those insane Racer X songs fingerstyle.

    I really hope that Racer X can get back together for at least one more album.
  5. ilansgroove


    Jan 24, 2012
    paris, france
    i second that opinion !!! he does much more interesting stuff with the Mars Volta ...
  6. GK Growl

    GK Growl

    Dec 31, 2011
  7. Kragnorak


    Sep 20, 2008
  8. BobaFret

    BobaFret Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2008
    Sometimes I can't believe that is really the same guy.
  9. madrob


    Aug 22, 2006
    Ottawa, ON, Canada
    bah, sounds like garbage to me
  10. hands5


    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
    wow :rollno:
  11. That racerX video sums up just about everything that was sucky about the 80's and that's coming from a fella who met his wife at a Quiet Riot concert at the Starwood in 78.
  12. esa372

    esa372 Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
  13. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    80s shredder music did not age well. I was never into this wanking stuff then and I find it unlistenable and unwatchable (and comical) now.
  14. A bass falling down a spiral staircase onto another bass.
  15. M0ses


    Sep 11, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Haters gonna hate.
  16. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Banned

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    I certainly don't hate it.


    There are no dynamics, it's unmusical. Is there a key center (maybe that's not important)?

    As was pointed out, it hasn't aged well.
  17. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    You can Hear how low his action is. Low action and a jazz neck makes that kind of playing much easier. Doesnt make it sound any better though.
  18. Turkeypills


    Nov 8, 2012
    St. Louis
  19. callofcthulhu


    Oct 16, 2012
    What's that saying about opinions? Excuse me while I drop trow and show you mine:

    Having not lived through it I can't comment on the aging process, but personally I think the music presented here is just as powerful as anything happening today, and much more powerful than the vast majority of music produced before or since.
  20. Boom762

    Boom762 I AM the one who Booms! Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    Lubbock, TX