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    Alright, enough of the Vai v.s. Eddie or Petrucci v.s. Eddie threads. It's ridiculous to try to compare anyone to Ed. So, here's a more realistic thread...Malmsteen v.s Vai. They both came out around the same time period and both are guitar virtuosos.
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    >>>Malmsteen<<<

    Vai is awesome, but I think that Yngwie is not only technically better, but also a better composer. I also prefer his neoclassical sound to Vai's.
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    Malmsteen--a COMPOSER?? Surely you jest. He has written the same, annoying, pseudo-Gothic metal for 15 years, his playing has NEVER changed, he only knows power chords, his technique is actually sloppy compared to Mr. Vai, his lyrics are lame (I am a viking, taste my sword), etc etc etc. However, I think Yngwie is cool for being honest about the state of music at any given time.

    Vai is the most AMBITIOUS guitarist I know of. He has always tried to do new things, regardless of commercial limitations. His technique is flawless, his knowledge of theory is staggering, although outside of Skyscraper, I don't really like him.

    But for me--no contest. Vai is by far the better player.

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    Outside of his work with DLR and Passion and Warfare, I'm unfamiliar with Vai. And I'm totally unfamiliar with Malmsteen. How about suggesting 5 songs from each and I'll check them out on Napster.

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    Vai.

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