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post Jun 19 2007, 10:08 PM
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It all started with the offspring, I started loving music then and Just had to play their music. Then it was AC/DC for a good 7 months. By then I had gotten sick of playing because I had no discipline. THen I heard the song master of puppets by metallica, that made me play 2-3 hours a day wich lead me to my current neoclassical fetish of malmsteen and the more brutal metal like grave and Children of Bodom. I love and respect metallica with all my heart and say what you want about Kirk hammett, I know he's not a genius or anything but he sounds so.. perfect smile.gif
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post Jun 19 2007, 10:18 PM
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For me, the shortlist would have to be (in no particular order)

1) Alex Lifeson
2) Randy Rhoads
3) Ritchie Blackmore
4) Joe Satriani
5) John Frusciante
6) Tom Morello

There's probably more, but those guys would be my primary inspirations.


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post Jun 19 2007, 11:25 PM
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Here is a bit more compiled list of what inspires me.

1) Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Janick Gers Of Iron Maiden
2) Steve Vai
3) Any Good music and/or guitarist or musician
4) Good Movies
5) Good Books
6) People
7) Life and all its Experiences that come with it
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post Jun 20 2007, 01:13 AM
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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Jun 19 2007, 06:25 PM) *
Here is a bit more compiled list of what inspires me.

1) Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Janick Gers Of Iron Maiden
2) Steve Vai
3) Any Good music and/or guitarist or musician
4) Good Movies
5) Good Books
6) People
7) Life and all its Experiences that come with it


Off topic but ... another cool sig Uncreator - you are keeping me entertained if nobody else smile.gif


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post Jun 20 2007, 01:30 AM
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post Jun 21 2007, 09:53 PM
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post Jun 21 2007, 10:01 PM
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U2's the Edge inspired me to pick up guitar and learn.

More recent guitarists who inspire me to be better are;

Paul Gilbert
Buckethead
Steve Vai
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post Jun 22 2007, 11:58 AM
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Before I started playing it was no guitarist in particular, just good songs inspired me, like a lot of Ulver, Isis, Opeth, At the Gates, etc.

Now my biggest inspirations are:

Mikael Åkerfeldt
Peter Lindgren
Slash
Blakkheim
Dan Swanö (more as an allround musician than as a guitarist though)
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post Jun 23 2007, 05:00 AM
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post Jun 24 2007, 09:41 PM
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hmmm.....

-Jim Erickson
-the guitarist from STYX
-Hendrix
-John Mayer
-Pat Martino
-Every pop-punk, alternative, indie, etc. band that I listen to and love but whose guitarists totally suck. I've always wanted to start a sort of pop-ish band that actually has good guitar in it (alongside good vocals and songwriting).

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post Jun 24 2007, 09:57 PM
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Kirk Hammet was my first influence - he's not any more!!!

Than come Steve Vai (the biggest one), Satch, Michael Angelo, Rusty Cooley, Luca Turilli and the newest one is Enric Garcia from Dark Moor.


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post Jun 24 2007, 10:37 PM
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IMO kirk hammet is a sloppy player. hetfeilds riffing drives metallica along but, god they let kirk solo too much.


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post Jun 25 2007, 12:27 AM
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Was Hendrix for me, when i seen a dvd of him playing at woodstock. And he is still my favourite.


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post Jun 25 2007, 01:00 AM
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QUOTE (Hemlok @ Jun 24 2007, 07:27 PM) *
Was Hendrix for me, when i seen a dvd of him playing at woodstock. And he is still my favourite.


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post Jun 25 2007, 07:05 AM
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Kirk Hammett originally inspired me...but, John Petrucci is probably my biggest influence.
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post Jun 25 2007, 07:13 AM
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So, my previous post stands, but I don't get all the kirk hammett hate! It's not just here, it just seems to me that no one likes kirk. Then again, a lot of people think metallica sold out and won't listen to them anymore (I think that's ridiculous).

So, why the hate on kirk? I think he's amazing. So what if he's sloppy?


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post Jun 25 2007, 07:51 AM
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QUOTE (JVM @ Jun 25 2007, 12:13 AM) *
So, my previous post stands, but I don't get all the kirk hammett hate! It's not just here, it just seems to me that no one likes kirk. Then again, a lot of people think metallica sold out and won't listen to them anymore (I think that's ridiculous).

So, why the hate on kirk? I think he's amazing. So what if he's sloppy?


i dont hate kirk hammett, instead i think he is my biggest influence, although Slash is here too, i dont play that much GNR, but Slash is always in me, i think that your 1st influence stays always with you,

but Kirk hammet is my biggest influence.


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post Jun 25 2007, 08:28 AM
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So question, Kirk is a sloppy player, but by what means?? His speed, muting, or timing?? What makes him a sloppy player??


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post Jun 25 2007, 09:13 AM
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Sloppy player means he's not playing clean and he could use more practice! That's generally that!


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post Jun 25 2007, 10:50 AM
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the reason I started playing the guitar was because I was really interested in it, so there was, at first, no real influence, that made me playing, but later, when I saw my friends playing together I got a huge boost and I wanted it more than ever. I didn't know a lot of the great guys like Yngwie or Petrucci at that time, but I think, if I had known them it would have also been my friends, because I saw it live and it just impressed me a lot!
well, today there's another guitarplayer that I really like and I think some of you may laugh at me but it's Jack White. I think he's a great guitarplayer, he creates catchy riffs and uses many styles which makes him a versatile player, so he has a huge influence at me at the moment!
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