Watch Avenged Sevenfold Guitarists Shred, Talk Dimebag, Slash | Revolver

Watch Avenged Sevenfold Guitarists Shred, Talk Dimebag, Slash

Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance discuss origins, influences, chemistry for Ernie Ball's "String Theory" series

Avenged Sevenfold guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance are featured in the latest episode of "String Theory," Ernie Ball's web series exploring famous musicians' origins and influences. The 12-and-a-half minute clip highlights the potent chemistry between the two axemen, manifested in plenty of witty banter and impressive shredding.

"Syn will always write guitar parts that are way too hard for me to play," Vengeance jokes, prompting a chuckle of assent from Gates."I'll try my very best to learn how to play them, and I usually can – that makes me a better guitar player – and I nitpick everything he does in the studio, because that's kind of my job in the band to do. But it makes for a good dynamic."

Elsewhere, they shout out their guitar heroes Dimebag Darrell and Slash, discuss their creative process – and praise Ernie Ball strings, because after all, this is a promotional video. Check it out now.