I went to see Buckethead last night. I've heard a lot about his shredding prowess..but am not that moved by just plain shred. But let me just say..he can play ANYTHING. He jumped from metal to fusion to classic rock to punk to blues..fingerpicking, fingertapping...anything one could think of and seems to have mastered them all. It was a stunning array of six string wizardry without an air of just plain noodlery. I'm now a fan. And will probably never touch a guitar again.