Tolkki vs. Romeo

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Tolkki vs. Romeo

Post by Hanne » Tue Apr 01, 2003 2:07 pm

yea.. I saw them both in the show last saturday. I never heard or saw Symphony X before, but man.. they were really good!
especially the guitarist! :eek:
man.. I think he is (thechnically) better than TT.. what do you think?
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Re: Tolkki vs. Romeo

Post by Haven » Tue Apr 01, 2003 2:09 pm

I haven't heard many song by Romeo. So I prefer Tolkki. :eyes But I've heard that Romeo could the best guitarist in the world.
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Re: Tolkki vs. Romeo

Post by Thijs » Tue Apr 01, 2003 4:08 pm

Not again....

This discussion has been done many times (albeit on the Tolkki forum IIRC).
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Re: Tolkki vs. Romeo

Post by van-alen » Tue Apr 01, 2003 5:37 pm

hahaa somehow the "best guitarist" topics never die out :D
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Re: Tolkki vs. Romeo

Post by browneyedgirl » Tue Apr 01, 2003 7:02 pm

They are both very good-but, I still have to say Tolkki does it for me! :)

But, BTW-whats this I hear from alot of folks that Symphony X almost stole the show from Stratovarius? :eek: :eek: :eek: :~(
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Re: Re: Tolkki vs. Romeo

Post by Haven » Wed Apr 02, 2003 8:26 am

browneyedgirl wrote:
But, BTW-whats this I hear from alot of folks that Symphony X almost stole the show from Stratovarius? :eek:
Yes, you have heard right. I have never said that (And I never say it. Strato was better!), but many else have said that Symphony X was fantastic, but Stratovarius was totally.. something.

Dont believe what you hear! ;)
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Re: Tolkki vs. Romeo

Post by Hanne » Wed Apr 02, 2003 10:45 am

ow... sorry guys..
I didn't knew that.. at least I never discussed it.. ;)

@browneyed: eehm.. I was only talking about the guitarist.. talking about the show strato was a very lot better!
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Re: Tolkki vs. Romeo

Post by theflyingfinn » Wed Apr 02, 2003 11:33 pm

"But, BTW-whats this I hear from alot of folks that Symphony X almost stole the show from Stratovarius?"

You just have to swallow the hard truth! =P ;)
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Re: Tolkki vs. Romeo

Post by Static_J » Thu Apr 03, 2003 1:18 am

Technically i think that Romeo is better than Tolkki but id still prefer Tolkki's style.

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Re: Re: Tolkki vs. Romeo

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Re: Tolkki vs. Romeo

Post by Kain´s seventh son » Thu Apr 03, 2003 9:32 pm

Romeo is tecnically superrior... and got great emotion in too... but I don´t think this question is aswerable, since they are very different with their style...
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Re: Tolkki vs. Romeo

Post by Hanne » Fri Apr 04, 2003 8:48 am

yea.. ok..
but thanks anyway.. :)
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Re: Tolkki vs. Romeo

Post by Grambambuli » Sat Apr 12, 2003 10:28 pm

They're both great, I couldn't really make out a difference when I saw both of them live. :)

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Re: Tolkki vs. Romeo

Post by browneyedgirl » Mon Apr 14, 2003 3:21 pm

I agree that this question is pointless...
Both of these guys have their own style, both are great at their talent, and both have infinite number of admirers.
To say one is better than the other is pointless because it so depends on individual opinion.
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Re: Re: Tolkki vs. Romeo

Post by Dragonfly » Mon Apr 14, 2003 4:47 pm

browneyedgirl wrote:

I agree that this question is pointless...
Both of these guys have their own style, both are great at their talent, and both have infinite number of admirers.
To say one is better than the other is pointless because it so depends on individual opinion.
couldn't agree more
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Re: Tolkki vs. Romeo

Post by primal » Tue Apr 15, 2003 9:07 pm

It's hard but i prefer Romeo more because hes like a god with guitar and tolkki os good but i don't like to compare these two anymore.
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Re: Re: Tolkki vs. Romeo

Post by Hanne » Tue Apr 15, 2003 11:17 pm

browneyedgirl wrote:

I agree that this question is pointless...
Both of these guys have their own style, both are great at their talent, and both have infinite number of admirers.
To say one is better than the other is pointless because it so depends on individual opinion.
yes of course my dear, but just pure technically seing..
.. Romeo is better.. sorry.. ;)
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Re: Re: Re: Tolkki vs. Romeo

Post by theflyingfinn » Fri Apr 18, 2003 1:19 am

Dragonfly wrote:
browneyedgirl wrote:

I agree that this question is pointless...
Both of these guys have their own style, both are great at their talent, and both have infinite number of admirers.
To say one is better than the other is pointless because it so depends on individual opinion.
couldn't agree more
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Re: Tolkki vs. Romeo

Post by Malva » Sun Apr 20, 2003 11:15 am

Why people always compare Tolkki to Romeo? What incommon they have? Seriously? Not that much.

I say they both sucks. ;)

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Re: Re: Re: Tolkki vs. Romeo

Post by Malva » Sun Apr 20, 2003 11:16 am

Hanne wrote:
yes of course my dear, but just pure technically seing..
.. Romeo is better.. sorry.. ;)
In what way Romea is more technical?

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Re: Tolkki vs. Romeo

Post by stratowiruz » Sun Apr 20, 2003 12:24 pm

Tolkki & Romeo look a bit same, tho Tolkki way taller! :D
Both great guitarists, and they play different type of music.

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Re: Re: Tolkki vs. Romeo

Post by Malva » Sun Apr 20, 2003 1:45 pm

stratowiruz wrote:
Tolkki & Romeo look a bit same, tho Tolkki way taller! :D
I almost did say the same but I had no guts. =P
Both great guitarists, and they play different type of music.
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Re: Re: Re: Tolkki vs. Romeo

Post by Shredderfromhell » Sun Apr 20, 2003 2:52 pm

As I see it, Romeo uses alot of different techniques, like legato, sweep picking, tapping, string-skipping and can combine these in many ways. If Hanne means Romeo is more technical in this way, it's true.
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Post by Malva » Sun Apr 20, 2003 3:38 pm

Shredderfromhell wrote:
As I see it, Romeo uses alot of different techniques, like legato, sweep picking, tapping, string-skipping and can combine these in many ways. If Hanne means Romeo is more technical in this way, it's true.
And Tolkki doesn't use tapping etc? :eyes

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Post by Shredderfromhell » Sun Apr 20, 2003 3:45 pm

Malva wrote:
Shredderfromhell wrote:
As I see it, Romeo uses alot of different techniques, like legato, sweep picking, tapping, string-skipping and can combine these in many ways. If Hanne means Romeo is more technical in this way, it's true.
And Tolkki doesn't use tapping etc? :eyes
Yes, but legato, string-skipping, arpeggios? Very rarely I think
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Post by Malva » Sun Apr 20, 2003 5:45 pm

Shredderfromhell wrote:Yes, but legato, string-skipping, arpeggios? Very rarely I think
But he can do those too, because every shredder can, or at least should. But how good...? :)

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Post by Shredderfromhell » Sun Apr 20, 2003 6:59 pm

Yes, how good? From what I've seen and heard from Romeo, the way he can combine different techniques in a insane but tasteful way and really being capable of playing the stuff is truly amazing, and yes, I'm prette sure Tolkki can play many different techniques as well, but how good? What is he capable of? Since I haven't heard it, I really don't know, and since this isn't Tolkki-style I'm not going to find out. So....Romeo is superior, technically, to me ;) :)
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Re: Tolkki vs. Romeo

Post by Jaakko » Mon Apr 21, 2003 1:21 am

I remember seeing Tolkki playing pure shred in TV (Jyrki) when there was a program series of finnish guitar "legends" and there he played quite insane stuff, his basic technique is good, just the style is weird ;)

I guess he's just not too interested of "showing off" and having stress about it nowadays, relaxed way of playing his own stuff. Guitarplaying on "sportsmen level", technically fucking hard requires practise every day, it's not like when you learn it once you can do it for the rest of your life, constant work is needed. Timo has a life, he's not a guitar nerd. And that's a good thing IMO :)

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Re: Tolkki vs. Romeo

Post by theflyingfinn » Tue Apr 22, 2003 12:22 am

Romeo has a life too, and you know it, coz you've heard The Odyssey =P Talk about symphonic arrangements!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Oh, and about showing off... Then why did Tolkki stress out how hard it was to play Stratofortress? To tell people that his abilities are weakening? ;) =P
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Tolkki vs. Romeo

Post by Hanne » Fri Apr 25, 2003 2:41 pm

Shredderfromhell wrote:
As I see it, Romeo uses alot of different techniques, like legato, sweep picking, tapping, string-skipping and can combine these in many ways. If Hanne means Romeo is more technical in this way, it's true.
that's what I meant yes..
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