I guess I looking for an answer to how does Buckethead and Monti write? Monti with beats first or is it Buckethead with the riff and Monti who matches?
Whatever they are doing its working quiet well!!!
I think on albums like Underground Chamber and Balloon Cement, the guitar is done first, then the bass and beats. But with more structured albums, I think its the beats that are done first, then they add the guitar and bass.
Albums like Look Up There and Population Override are done all at once to make long jams too. I can also tell his mellower albums like Colma and A Real Diamond In The Rough were done with guitars first and the drums were added later based on the dynamics of the drums and bass.