Video: Guitarist Ben Higgins Imitates "30 Misplaced Shredders"

by Damian Fanelli
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at 11:04am

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