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    Posted: November 20 2005 at 10:46

Two guitarists who are often compared to one another. Who do you prefer?

Things you should consider:

-Petrucci recently cut all of his hair off, and he kinda looks like a communist russian soldier...

-Michael Romeo is really FAT! (but we forgive him because he plays guitar really fast )

For me its Petrucci all the way!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2005 at 10:48
Petrucci.........the best of all!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2005 at 10:50

Petrucci

And about your "things to consider".....who gives a sh*t what they LOOK like????



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2005 at 10:56
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Petrucci

And about your "things to consider".....who gives a sh*t what they LOOK like????

that was sortof.. a joke... :\ not a very good one, eh?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2005 at 10:57

^^^^^^

Sorry,I thought you were being serious.

My bad.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2005 at 10:58

Both, IMO!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2005 at 10:59
Both are awesome at composing great solos and melodies, but Petrucci is technically better,... So he wins
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2005 at 11:12
Actually I think Romeo is better technically, but petrucci just sounds better...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2005 at 11:27
Romeo is a awesome guitar player, but Petrucci is outstanding... After watching the Budokan dvd I find him flawless!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2005 at 11:27

i don't like both of them... they have amazing technique but very little emotion IMO

anyway. Romeo constantly repeat himself (almost in all of SymX albums)  and it's very boring in some point... Petrucci at least is more diverse so my vote goes to him 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2005 at 11:34
Petrucci, although I've seen them both live and they're both fantastic musicians.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2005 at 11:37
I think Petrucci's just that bit more diverse so he gets my vote.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2005 at 12:01
Petrucci is better than Romeo by a product of 1000.  Petrucci has had better tone and more diverse tone throughout his career.  The compositions by Petrucci and Dream Theater are far more intricate, complex, and variant than those by Romeo and Symphony X.  Petrucci's playing is much cleaner than Romeo's.  Petrucci's guitar articulates every note cleary, Romeo has a certain slop to his playing that i don't particularly like or think of as musical.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2005 at 12:04
Petrucci all the way, more technical and imo more emotional.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2005 at 12:10
Petrucci!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2005 at 12:12
Both are amazing guitarists and I am no taking away from either of them but I go with JP all the way, his chops are more precise and clear, he uses a wider range of tones and is more broader minded in how to use the guitar and use different scales etc and just generally more technical. Plus Even though for my the Oddessy is Symphony X's best album Dream Theater and their albums are more diverse and musically minded.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2005 at 12:15
Petrucci is often just about speed, listen to the solo of Panic Attack...where he tries to play a classical solo,
although he has lots of good soli and he is a real good player. Michael Romeo is a far better composer. His soli perfectly fit into the song, everytime and Michael Romeo has a better feeling and just makes immortal soli, with a nice atmosphere and melody. And who thinks John Petrucci is faster, let me tell you that Michael Romeos soli are harder to play than any fast solo by petrucci...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2005 at 12:33

Originally posted by W.Chuck

Petrucci is often just about speed, listen to the solo of Panic Attack...where he tries to play a classical solo,
although he has lots of good soli and he is a real good player. Michael Romeo is a far better composer. His soli perfectly fit into the song, everytime and Michael Romeo has a better feeling and just makes immortal soli, with a nice atmosphere and melody. And who thinks John Petrucci is faster, let me tell you that Michael Romeos soli are harder to play than any fast solo by petrucci...

I have a friend that would disagree with you on that from his personall experience of trying to play them.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2005 at 12:39
Originally posted by sleeper


I have a friend that would disagree with you on that from his personall experience of trying to play them.



Well, what Michael Romeo soli did he play?
The point that Michael Romeo's stuff is harder to play is my opinion and the opinion of other people I know.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2005 at 12:47
Originally posted by AtLossForWords

Romeo has a certain slop to his playing that i don't particularly like or think of as musical.

have you ever heard of string skipping...
a thing that John Petrucci not really often uses...

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