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Video: Guitarist Ben Higgins Imitates "30 Misplaced Shredders"

In the recently posted video below, British guitarist Ben Higgins — who we've featured on GuitarWorld.com in the past — imitates 30 well-known shredders, but puts them in strange settings.

In the video, which is called "30 Misplaced Shredders," Higgins imitates the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen (over a Morbid Angel-style backing track), Steve Vai (over a Pantera-style backing track), Marty Friedman over Metallica, Zakk Wylde over Anthrax — etc.!

After he goes through his 30 imitations, he shows you how to play everything — complete with tabs. In fact, you can find the tabs, backing track and complete lesson right here.

For more about Higgins, head HERE and HERE.

Guitarists covered in this solo:

  • 1. Michael Romeo (Motorhead) 05:11
  • 2. Synyster Gates (Mercyful Fate) 06:41
  • 3. Jeff Hanneman (Bathory) 09:03
  • 4. Yngwie Malmsteen (Morbid Angel) 10:40
  • 5. George Lynch (Iced Earth) 12:50
  • 6. Steve Vai (Pantera) 14:40
  • 7. Matthias Jabs (Ozzy Osbourne) 16:19
  • 8. Marty Friedman (Metallica) 18:13
  • 9. Glenn Tipton (Iron Maiden) 20:36
  • 10. Adrian Smith (Queensryche) 22:24
  • 11. Alexi Laiho (Skid Row) 24:24
  • 12. Kirk Hammett (Motley Crue) 26:36
  • 13. Michael Schenker (Opeth) 27:59
  • 14. Joe Satriani (Nile) 29:29
  • 15. Tony MacAlpine (Cradle of Filth) 32:00
  • 16. Dave Murray (Judas Priest) 34:09
  • 17. Zakk Wylde (Anthrax) 35:34
  • 18. Dan Spitz (Slayer) 37:45
  • 19. Kerry King (Megadeth) 39:36
  • 20. Trey Azagthoth (Evile) 41:05
  • 21. Rusty Cooley (Blind Guardian) 43:32
  • 22. Jeff Loomis (Annihilator) 45:44
  • 23. Jeff Waters (Testament) 47:32
  • 24. Buckethead (Mayhem) 49:37
  • 25. Vinnie Moore (Rammstein) 51:52
  • 26. Dimebag (Scorpions) 53:22
  • 27. Jason Becker (Symphony X) 55:02
  • 28. Andy LaRocque (Manowar) 56:35
  • 29. Alex Skolnick (Saxon) 58:29
  • 30. Randy Rhoads (Arch Enemy) 1:00:38
  • 31. Bonus shredda ;) - 1:04:32
Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.