Originally Posted by finnhiggins
No, I think he's pretty limited. Having seen him live three times I've seen copious mistakes and technical errors. He's not like, say, Tom Morello where you can see that he has great chops underneath all the weird noises and you know that he could bust out a whole heap of stuff outside of his personal style. Adam just appears to be a pretty seriously limited guitarist across the board. If you're a serious guitarist you can learn to do most of what he does in a convincing manner in 1.5-3 years.
But you can't just judge him on what he plays in Tool. He just plays what the music ask for, so...
But i haven't seen any of his outside-of-Tool work, so i can't judge him.