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Glenn Tipton/ Judas Priest

Glenn Tipton, one of the guitarists for British heavy metal band Judas Priest, is known for his complex, sometimes classically influenced solos and his double lead guitar trades with fellow Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing.

Glenn's solos tend to incorporate a melodic, legato sound, making use of techniques like sweep-picking, dive bombs, classical scales, and arpeggios, and often focus on both accuracy, speed and aggression. Though he didn't start playing guitar until he was 21, he had been playing piano from a very young age, and was obviously musically inclined.

Glenn uses the classic EMG 81/85 combo in his Hamer Phantom GT model guitar.

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