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becksbolero
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Beck,Walsh,Gilmour,Buchanan,BRIAN JONES(one of a kind),Brian May,Jorma and without a doubt the genius as a bandleader Mr
Frank Zappa.

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Arjen v Assen
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Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, BB King, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Bob Marley and uuuuhm much more :D


   
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m07zm4n
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Well I might add: this site and all the people involved with it.
This may sound corny but it is the truth. It has often changed or at least has questioned my attitude, my opinion. In my eyes that's a good thing.

Other than that in no particular order:

Jimmy Page
Tom Morello
John Fruscianti
Richard Patrich
Kurt Cobain (I can't deny him)

I'm sure there are thousands of people who infulenced me and the list will continue to grow...

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mcdouggy
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I guess my main influences with electric soloing would be:

Carlos Santana
Roy Buchanan
Rory Gallagher
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Danny Gatton
B.B. King
Jeff Beck

and a special mention to Steve Cradock of Ocean Colour Scene for how to accompany singing.

Doug

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greybeard
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In their own way, I think every guitarist (that I've heard) has influenced me. Some positively and some negatively, but they have still influenced me, in one way or another.

I started with nothing - and I've still got most of it left.
Did you know that the word "gullible" is not in any dictionary?
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wannabe
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let's see, slash, angus young, randy rhoads, eric clapton.

when i first heard appetite for destruction, paradise city to be exact, i said to myself, self i got to learn to play the guitar, so slash was my first influence. acturally he still is.

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I don't understand, I got the guitar, and the beer, the commercial said I'd be a rock star by now...

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tinsmith
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Donovan
Paul Simon
Keith Richards
Jimi Hendrix
Stephen Stills
Jimi Page
Jorma Kaukonen
Leo Kottke
Michael Hedges
Bela Fleck
Jerry Garcia
Trey Anastasio
Warren Haynes

That's enough


   
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The Dali
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Well, my first and foremost influence would be Mr. Eddie Van Halen. Not because he is a fantastic guitar player, but because Van Halen is what got me into guitar-based music in the first place (the year was 1984, I was 8 years old and enjoying Huey Lewis and the News... "Jump!" and "Panama" came out and I was hooked).

I've only been playing for a short while, and I'm definitely an electric addict. I enjoy the playing of tons of guitarists, and since I'm not good enough to actually have a "muse" to refer back to, I'll include those I aspire to play like:

Dave Murray & Adrian Smith (Maiden)
Alex Lifeson (most underrated famous guitar player on the planet)
Joe Satriani
Stevie Vai
Van Halen (most overrated famous guitar player on the planet)
James Hetfield & Kirk Hammett
Neil Young
Mark Tremonti (for those angry days)
John Lennon & George Harrison
Jimmy Page
Pete Townsend
Gary Richratch (REO Speedwagon, the guy can shred)
Tom Schultz (Boston)
Malcom and Angus Young (straight up rock and roll)

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greybeard
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One name comes to mind - Trevor Shoesmith.
He was the guitarist that made take it up in the first place.

I started with nothing - and I've still got most of it left.
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Ghost Rider
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Yoda and Foghorn Leghorn 8)

Twis-ted!

Is that Yoda for voice, and Foghorn for lyrics?

:wink:

My fave guitarist over the past twenty-five years was Alex Lifeson; I didn't listen to a variety of tunes; just a few bands.
In all honesty, I was a musical idiot until I found Guitar noise.

Ghost Rider :idea:

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simon@home.co.uk
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Well, my first and foremost influence would be Mr. Eddie Van Halen. Not because he is a fantastic guitar player

Van Halen (most overrated famous guitar player on the planet)

I couldnt disagree more :shock: He's not held in the league of Vai, Becker and the like. So I think he diserves every bit of credit he gets


   
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rocker
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of course ----jimmy page
jeff beck
randy rhodes
steve vai
and last but not least, toshi iseda

even god loves rock-n-roll


   
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Raina
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jimi hendrix, chuck berry (if you play rock'n'roll you play it like chuck), angus young (the first solo i learnt was of back in black), slash, and many more, i think


   
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TwistedLefty
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Yoda and Foghorn Leghorn 8)

Twis-ted!

Is that Yoda for voice, and Foghorn for lyrics?

:wink:

My fave guitarist over the past twenty-five years was Alex Lifeson; I didn't listen to a variety of tunes; just a few bands.
In all honesty, I was a musical idiot until I found Guitar noise.

Ghost Rider :idea:

i always pictured FogHorn doing "who do you love"
and thought Yoda could probably pull off a good cover of "Money" :P

#4491....


   
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Johnin510
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EVH got me into guitar

My musical influences are

Geddy Lee
James Hetfield
Randy Rhodes
John Petrucci
Joe Satriani
George Lynch
Alex Scholnick


   
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