Synyster Gates; a Scarily Good Guitarist

Synyster Gates is getting a lot of attention just now – with numerous hit records, his own signature guitars and amplifier from Schecter, and an increasing reputation as a modern-day guitar hero. We present a profile of the man, explain why he is viewed as one of the best guitarists on todays rock scene; and give some ideas on how to get his sound.


Californian metal band Avenged Sevenfold are clearly one of the most popular hard rock bands today, and with six studio albums (including two reaching number one) they are certainly hard to ignore. Brian Haner Jr, or Synyster Gates as he is better known, has been there since the beginning; Syn’s the man responsible for those insane guitar solos you’ll hear on tracks like Afterlife and Beast and the Harlot.

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Jimi Hendrix’s Voodoo Child – Best Guitar Riff of All Time

Nearly 40 years after Hendrix’s death, he still remains as the most influential guitarist of all time. “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” has been voted for having the best guitar riff of all time.

Here is the top 20 greatest guitar riffs of all time (according to

1. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
2. Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine
3. Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love
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