Buckethead is still better
Not by a long shot….
Maybe subjectively (that’s fine), objectively it's clear that:
Buckethead uses (way more) patterns where Ron is able to do complex improvisations
Ron has "perfect pitch" and Buckethead certainly not
Ron successfully explores (even) more genres than Buckethead
Ron has a photographic musical memory, Buckethead not
Ron has a MUCH better trained fretting hand due to extensive fretless playing
Ron has way more versatility in his chops
Ron's music is much more multidimensional
Ron’s music is more advanced in terms theory manipulation;
Ron’s music contains way more advanced rhythmic, melodic and harmonic concepts
I remember a couple of months ago I (and others) had to suggest Buckethead’s music to you, because you didn’t know shit about him. Now all of the sudden he’s the “be all and end all” of guitar playing. I’ve been closely following both these guys since the mid nineties (starting out as a Buckethead-fan, later discovering Ron), it’s completely absurd to downsize Ron in any regard when compared to Buckethead (or vice versa, for that matter). It's plain disrespectful to me and others to systematically use this thread for this infantile behavior.