@ Hiroaki, upload a video of it!
Ok. at 999 BPM the hands would be nothing but a blur, especially the picking hand. He is not playing this accurately or this would be so.. if you compute what SHOULD be his notes per second at 999 BPM, you get 66.6 notes per second, being picked cleanly. Obviously he is not picking 66.6 notes persecond, or his hand would be so fast you couldn't even see it.
Notes per Beat x BPM / 60 seconds = Notes Per Second
4 x 999 / 60 = 66.6
Anyone with ears can tell it's not accurate. You don't even need to see the witness statements, especially if the witness is "oh, so reliable" to think that this was a flawless attempt being performed in front of his/her very eyes. Needs to be revoked.
Record Setter needs to give this title back to John Taylor. Taylor Sterling record is a JOKE. It isn't accurate, the ending is played 3 different ways, even at the slowest speed, you can hear mistakes and off time passages. Record Setter, you are going to lose respect from the guitar community if you do not take the time to examine this issue. I am a professional guitarist, I know for a fact that this is not accurate, and anyone with ears can tell as well. This is starting to become one big joke of a record. If the kid actually did it for real, it would be different, but he didn't, it's horrible. Not record worthy. Seriously, what does it take to show the people who run this site that this video is crap after the 300BPM mark.. and I'm giving it ALOT of leeway.
Nicolas, you are exactly right. I've provided the slowed down sample, and you can hear that it is OBVIOUSLY NOT ACCURATE, so I don't know why record setter hasn't taken it down yet.