Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Synyster Gates was asked by Total Guitar on what his biggest guitar weaknesses are, to which he replied:
“Legato is definitely the worst thing in the world for me.
“I love Allan Holdsworth but my left hand can’t do it, it never will. That frustrates the shit outta me.
“I’ve studied his playing as much as any fan, but I’m not as gifted. And his right hand might not do what mine does.
He continued: “I’d say my strength lies composing solos that capture the energy and spirit of a song.
“Petrucci once said there aren’t enough hours in the day to practice and I agree.
“If I wasn’t in this band, I could be a much better guitar player. But that doesn’t totally make sense because I’ve worked in studios with great producers on arrangements, sometimes almost to a fault.”