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Old December 31st 2005, 06:23 PM
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my opinion is not relevent i want to see what you guys think.
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Old December 31st 2005, 06:25 PM
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Shifty... dave.... Shifty... *flips coin* shifty. does a cool solo in the one.
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Old December 31st 2005, 06:28 PM
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at the dublin gig chris and dave had a guitar - off, and dave said chris won, i think chris is better
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Old December 31st 2005, 06:50 PM
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I remember I downloaded this mp3 called "Dave Grohl solo" or something like that... and it was like a 2-minute really awesome solo. However, there was no talking during this clip, so I have no idea if it was actually Dave or just some falsely named file.

But.. to answer the question, I would guess Shifty.

What about Dave, Shifty, or Smear?
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Old December 31st 2005, 07:06 PM
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Who does the guitar-solo in Up In Arms?
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Old December 31st 2005, 07:11 PM
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Who does the guitar-solo in Up In Arms?
Pat Smear, most likely.
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Old December 31st 2005, 07:31 PM
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Pat Smear > Dave Grohl > Shifty
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Old December 31st 2005, 07:41 PM
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Default Re: who is the better guitarist

the solos that ive heard chris do have been better than some of the ones i have heard dave do. but im not so sure about writing good riffs and all of that cuz who knows who made up what and what chris is putting in.
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Old December 31st 2005, 07:45 PM
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I don't know about now, but it was Dave on the record and Dave almost every live performance I've seen of the song (up in arms, i mean)


oh and shiflettt is better than franz who's better than dave who's better than pat
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Dave can definitly solo but that doesn't make you a better player just because you can solo. I think what makes a good player is someone who is dependable and presise everytime. Just cause someone can solo one minute doesn't mean he can do it 2 days later as good.
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Pat Smear, most likely.
No, Dave did all the lead work in the old days. Pat Smear by choice didn't play any leads.
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Dave can definitly solo but that doesn't make you a better player just because you can solo. I think what makes a good player is someone who is dependable and presise everytime. Just cause someone can solo one minute doesn't mean he can do it 2 days later as good.
Dave himself has said he doesn't have any lead chops and that he was never concerned with playing lead. I wouldn't go that far. Dave can certainly play leads that perfectly fit his songs, but he doesn't have fast fingers and isn't a "soloist" by any means.

Pat is a really good sloppy punk guitarist. You know he's having a good show and his energy is really going when he plays all downstrokes. He avoids playing leads, which is why the dynamic of the band is so different now with Chris. Pat, for the most part, just played the exact same rhythm as Dave and held the rhythm down while Dave did all of the lead work. Chris, on the other hand, plays lead riffs that complement the songs. And even when Chris is playing rhythm, he's not generally copying Dave. He's come up with his own rhythm which works perfectly within the song structure. On a song like DOA, during the chorus Chris is way up on the neck playing his own thing. It works great. Pat, on almost every song he played, just copied Dave's rhythm. Pat's good at what he does, and plays better than he lets on, but when it comes to sheer skill Chris has him beat hands down.
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No, Dave did all the lead work in the old days. Pat Smear by choice didn't play any leads.
Ah, see, in the clips I've seen of him playing live, he did some pretty cool lead stuff, so I figured it was him.
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Ah, see, in the clips I've seen of him playing live, he did some pretty cool lead stuff, so I figured it was him.
Nope, Pat almost never did any leads. The only time I remember him taking the lead was the second chorus of "Down in the Park" at the 8/8/95 Toronto gig. Every time I saw them play the song after that, though, Dave did all the lead work. Pat is very much a rhythm guitarist. There's an old interview where he talks about this; I'll see if I can find it online somewhere.
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i cnt choose... they both as good as each other
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Shifty, the sounds, it kinda sounds like a F1 car revving.
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Dave takes the lead in no way back doesnt he? Know that has some cool riffs
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at the dublin gig chris and dave had a guitar - off, and dave said chris won, i think chris is better
YES YES I REMEMBER THAT WAS AMAZING.................. CHRIS ALL THE WAY
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18 was fukin awesome
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chris!
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