Racer X - NAMM 2009 - Technical Difficulties

  • Published on May 10, 2012
  • In order to properly celebrate the 20th anniversary of Paul Gilbert using Ibanez guitars, Ibanez promoted Racer X live! This was the first USA show since May 25, 2001.
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Comments • 60

  • racrx7
    racrx7 28 days ago

    Not taking a damn thing away from Paul Gilbert, but doesn’t seem like Racer-X without Bruce B.

  • Fra F
    Fra F 4 months ago

    Leggenda !!!

  • Anxious Andy
    Anxious Andy 7 months ago +2

    Paul Gilbert IS a God....

  • Hendra Pablo
    Hendra Pablo 10 months ago +2


  • pit lawas
    pit lawas Year ago +1

    somebody get that guitarist sandwich

  • Piotr Hobbysta
    Piotr Hobbysta Year ago

    I like PG, 1 of the few virtuosos we have in rock genre, although it seems to me that there is increasing convergence between instrumental rock virtuosos and jazz virtuosos. Sound is ofc different, melody, rythm may be (also syncopated can be) but technically, as far as speed is concerned etc. rock virtuosos cane be better the some respected jazz guitarists. It's only issue of taste and choice of genre. If Paul decided play jazz he would be 1 of the best jazz guitarists and some others rockmen too.

  • Cob
    Cob Year ago

    but it's played faster

  • Diego QR
    Diego QR Year ago

    The bass player is John Alderete, fucking ignorants(I'm reading the comments) :facepalm:

  • PapaWheelie
    PapaWheelie 2 years ago +1

    Is the right side white Marshall stack plugged in to the guitar?

  • Chris Hawkins
    Chris Hawkins 2 years ago +3

    That riff at 2:12 is so incredible...one of the sickest break downs I've ever heard. Then the solo comes in and breathes legato flames on top, unleashing a fury of shredding amazement infused with *feeling.*

  • Roger Wright
    Roger Wright 2 years ago +5

    Dude clearly sold his soul to the devil or something his talent is remarkable!

  • Silas Sell
    Silas Sell 2 years ago +1

    Best performance of this solo hands down.

  • Luigi Sari
    Luigi Sari 2 years ago +1

    Slow part from 2:43 sounds like a modern tribute to "Comfortably numb" solo ! Both are amazing songs !

  • Decide
    Decide 2 years ago

    Is that Ben stiller?

  • Sam De Paepe
    Sam De Paepe 2 years ago

    PG is fucking flawless. Djeezes

  • DVN
    DVN 2 years ago +4

    Paul Gilbert and Scott Travis are so entertaining.

  • Nick K
    Nick K 2 years ago +3

    My god what an amazing player...

  • Paco Valencia
    Paco Valencia 3 years ago +6

    Paul and Juan are a very great team!! They play every song with a lot of passion...

  • Final Fantasy
    Final Fantasy 3 years ago +3

    He is a good guitarist but I hate his goddamn mimics. Geezz

    • qw erty
      qw erty 2 years ago +9

      surgeyX its just he feeling inferior

    • Nick K
      Nick K 2 years ago +1

      Who cares man? Listen to the music and his skill don't pay attention to the trivial stuff.

  • Mohd Firdaus
    Mohd Firdaus 3 years ago +11

    shit paul this is great if you read this you should use delay more often it sounds beautiful

  • Yan Moreira Alencar
    Yan Moreira Alencar 3 years ago

    essa musica é foda

  • Glish
    Glish 3 years ago

    holy fuck

  • Stevie
    Stevie 3 years ago +18

    How are humans able to play this song?

    • ARDES
      ARDES 2 months ago

      @Vertigo 101 You can't play it

    • Johan Franck
      Johan Franck Year ago

      These ain’t no humans

    • Vertigo 101
      Vertigo 101 3 years ago +7

      i can play it, it's practice man but unfortunately not live due to my dumb ass bass player

  • Gibberishus
    Gibberishus 4 years ago

    I say!

  • Patrick Reilly
    Patrick Reilly 4 years ago +33

    I wish the bass player turned his amp on.

    • Michele Grassi
      Michele Grassi 9 months ago

      @Esteban Peralta many thanks from a bass player ;)

    • Esteban Peralta
      Esteban Peralta 2 years ago +2

      Same here, the rhythms came from somewhere. The bass is one of the most misunderstood instruments, it's the glue between guitar and drums, just search on youtube any "bassless" rock song and hear the difference by yourself.

    • Silas Sell
      Silas Sell 2 years ago +2

      Patrick Reilly I hear the bass just fine...

    • Robert Martini
      Robert Martini 2 years ago +1

      no need

  • Alessio Wahba
    Alessio Wahba 4 years ago +14

    Scott Travis you nasty drummer

  • DimebaggDaniel
    DimebaggDaniel 4 years ago +2

    Jesus man...

  • Erick Alejandro
    Erick Alejandro 4 years ago +29

    wow you got ben stiller on bass

  • Goran Stojanovic
    Goran Stojanovic 5 years ago

    Great performance

  • Cristian Aleitte
    Cristian Aleitte 5 years ago +1

    @Alejandro Glodowsky esto tenes que escuchar HIPPY

  • Arthur Lee
    Arthur Lee 5 years ago +5

    Perfect tempo!

    • Leon Fuentes
      Leon Fuentes Year ago +1

      Arthur Lee it were faster that the original

  • Korials18
    Korials18 5 years ago +11

    Comfortably Numb bass on the solo :p

    • Tennosuke Tokoro
      Tennosuke Tokoro 3 years ago +2

      +Korials18 Comfortably Numb chord progression on the solo)))))

    • Craig Willmore
      Craig Willmore 5 years ago +9

      Comfortably Numb harmony on the solo)))

  • MrApplefr3nzy
    MrApplefr3nzy 6 years ago

    Tempo is only 130 bpm

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  • kohei ishino
    kohei ishino 6 years ago

    oh it's difficult to hear the guitar sound... because PG uses delay....

  • Saurabh Basu
    Saurabh Basu 6 years ago

    wasn't the tempo fairly high for shredding the riff altogether..

  • Wil Veale
    Wil Veale 6 years ago +7

    In case some people didn't know, that IS the bassist of the Mars Volta.

  • jacksondinky2eds
    jacksondinky2eds 7 years ago +1

    awesome drumz, superb guitarz, decent bassez.

  • mitsos mitsos
    mitsos mitsos 7 years ago +1

    Lol that i can believe,still I'm happy the sound guy overdid it with that delay.This is a pretty unique sound and was very pleasant the first few seconds of the solo.This excessive delay sounds very cool if used for a short duration which is what I'm gonna do from now on.Thanks crappy sound guy for the idea...

  • Andrew
    Andrew 7 years ago

    I read that from the Racer X forum. I believe the story came from a fan who met Paul afterwards who asked about it and Paul said that he wasn't too thrilled with the extra delay. If you notice the delay is on every song, not just the solo. I agree, adding some delay to a solo is nice, but not on the whole time.

  • mitsos mitsos
    mitsos mitsos 7 years ago

    How do you know he wasn't supposed,every time i play the solo i always have the urge to add some delay but not this much...

  • Andrew
    Andrew 7 years ago +4

    The delay didn't come from Paul. It came from the soundman who wasn't supposed to add delay from the board. But he did...

    RUSH2DEATH 7 years ago +1

    The delay in the solo was absolutely beautiful. Gaved me the chills and primed me to pick up my electric guitar and play my ass off!

  • Ankit Shetty
    Ankit Shetty 7 years ago +1

    never heard paul use delay like that before, didnt like the sound of it much actually

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