Yeah we are talking about technical skills. By 'chops' I mean pure tech skill. Creativity and such not being relevant. If we're going by pure tech skill, I don't see Butler & JPJ taking Harris. And if we add in creativity Harris is roughly on their level in that regard anyway IMO.
Tough Harris stuff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNe2BzUG ... re=related
You need a lot of endurance to do that, and a quick and accurate left hand. Very hard not to mess up. And that's not even one of Harris' harder/hardest songs.
Tough JPJ stuff:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiT0i_7x7X0
Complex and lots of notes, but not really fast. If your hands really know the basic scales and intervals you shouldn't have any problem playing this really after a bit of practice.
Tough Geezer stuff:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pMfaTSie9U
Speedy but not as speedy as Harris and not as much control needed, not as much roaming on the neck really.
Here's a harder Harris song:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJJUk5l7wJs
Good luck not getting tired and losing speed in the middle of that one. Even this guy isn't quite up to speed in parts.
Lee's damn good, I reckon that YYZ is roughly on the level of a tough Harris song. But does he have any other really hard songs? Harris goes thru whole concerts full of songs near or at the difficulty maybe of YYZ.