Anyone not know of John 5?

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  1. davidKOS

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    I had discovered him by accident, as I am not a fan of the genres he works in.

    But what a fine new player:

    for those of you that have not heard him,







    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=john+5+teaching+guitar

    I was impressed by his versatility and the wide range of guitar genres he references in his playing. No matter what style you play or like, you have to admit this guy can play.
     
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    The man is a classic case of "dont judge the book by its cover".

    I know, I did, and was pleasantly surprised when I realized how good he really is.
     
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    It was only when I found him via youtube videos that I realized he was a monster player. Much more to my taste than I would have expected.
     
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    I saw him on something playing old guitars, I thought "oh no another weirdo" and was going to move on, then sat down and watched the whole thing. He can play a bit. :D
     
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    His tone on Beat It is drool worthy!
     
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    First heard him with Roth. Great guitarist with exceptional skills.
     
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    When you play "a bit" like that, I don't care what you look like.
     
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    The guy probably has the biggest and most complete Tele collection in the World.

    The value is as staggering as the examples he has.
     
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    I totally agree. I didn't even know his name until today, but he made an impression. I can find more stuff to listen to now.
     
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    Yeah, he is far from new. He's been on the scene for like...25 years. Man can play like crazy.
     
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    bchaffin72 The Wizard next door................

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    He does alright, I guess, but I'm waiting for the new and improved model, John 6..........:D
     
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    Yeah, the makeup...

    Gimmicky, sort of like Buckethead (wonder if he has an endorsement with KFC?) or KISS (apologies to anyone who likes any of the aforementioned people).

    The fact that J5 plays with Marilyn Manson is another thing that doesn't raise him up very much in my eyes.

    But yes, killed player indeed!!
     
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    I’ve posted this a couple times. Here it is again. Love this one.
     
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    bchaffin72 The Wizard next door................

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    He hasn't been with MM in a while. He plays with Rob Zombie now. Of course, what that says depends on your opinion of Rob Zombie.............:D
     
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