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Who Were Your Top 5 Biggest Influences?
Slammer
Sep 30 2007, 11:46 AM
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They Don't have to be your Favorite guitarists.

But the 5 that you'd say Influenced you the Most

For me. In Order.

1. Eric Clapton (He was who got me Interested in playing Elec. guitar)
2. SRV (Big Influence on my Blues-Rock playing style)
3. Hendrix (nuff said)
4. Eric Johnson (Love his Clean soloing ohmy.gif )
5. Jimmy Page (He used to be my Second fave)

Who Influenced you the Most??

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ClifordACDC
Sep 30 2007, 12:17 PM
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1 randy rhoads
2 dave mustaine/ marty freidman/ chris poland, pretty much anyone from megadeth.
3 dave murray
4 angus young
5 slash

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Robin
Sep 30 2007, 09:20 PM
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Gunnar, my dad. He taught me about chords and other guitar related things, he showed me artists like Hendrix, Winter, SRV, Creedence, Status Quo and maaaany others.

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Johnny Winter are the foundation of my electric guitarplaying style.

Eric Clapton. The first music I got interested in outside Iron Maiden.

Bjørn Berge. I've been practicing really hard on slide and fingerpicking blues lately becuase of him.

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ZakkWylde
Sep 30 2007, 09:35 PM
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Zakk Wylde
Dimebag Darrel
James Hetfield/Kirk Hammet/Dave Mustaine
Slash
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Slammer
Oct 1 2007, 12:15 AM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Sep 30 2007, 04:35 PM) *
Zakk Wylde.....


ohmy.gif I would have never guessed tongue.gif laugh.gif

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Oct 1 2007, 12:29 AM
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1.Frank Zappa
2.Tony Iommi
3.Randy Rhoads
4.Dave Mustaine
5.Steve Vai

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visi0n
Oct 1 2007, 12:49 AM
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1.Joe Satriani
2.Steve Vai
3.Yngwie Malmsteen
4.John Petrucci
5.Andy Timmons

Steve Vai was actually the one that influenced me to play Electric Guitar, and after i saw the G3 with Satriani and Malmsteen, after that they were my guitar hero's too, and afther listening to Satriani, his guitar playing speaked more to me .. and the one that influence me the most is since then is Joe Satriani.

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FretDancer69
Oct 1 2007, 01:13 AM
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Im gonna list them in chronological order, some of the listed tend to change positions sometimes, and others, like Jimmy Page dont inspire me anymore.
  1. Slash
  2. Jimmy Page
  3. Yngwie Malmsteen
  4. Kirk Hammett
  5. Steve Vai




QUOTE (Slammer @ Sep 30 2007, 05:15 PM) *
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Pavel
Oct 1 2007, 01:54 AM
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1. Steve Vai (got me into the whole instrumental music)
2. Rusty Cooley (do i rally have to explain biggrin.gif)
3. Luca Turilli (musicality and technique combined to sound perfect)
4. my eldest brother (he's 32 and in his life he already achieved so much that i want to be as successful as he is when i am 32, although his success is not related to music)
5. people with wrong attitude who actually prove me i am doing the right thing (whatever it is)

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rokchik
Oct 1 2007, 02:57 AM
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These 'Are' my influcences. Some were why I started playing but they all are why I still do (no particular order BTW):

1. Muris and Gabriel ( Gabriels lessons made me want to join when I first looked at GMC. His style of play was simular to what I noticed mine becoming and since Muris has joined I've found the wonderful world of finger picking smile.gif Both keep me motivated to learn and practice harder.)

2. Tom Morello ( His innovative techniques and approach to guitar intrigue me. I'm blown away everytime I hear him. He's the reason I finally picked up a guitar and started to learn.)

3. Jimmy Page ( I really enjoy the blues/rock stylings in his guitar playing. This is something I try to achieve every time I pick up my LP)

4. Slash ( basically the same reason as Mr. Page)

5. Dave Matthews (When I look at my acoustic....I hear Dave Matthews.)

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SLASH91
Oct 1 2007, 07:16 AM
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In order:

1. Kirk Hammet
2. Slash
3. Dimebag Darrell
4. Marty Friedman
5. Zakk Wylde

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The Uncreator
Oct 2 2007, 06:56 AM
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2. Steve Vai
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4. Mikael Akerfeldt
5. Michael and Christopher Amott

People or things I must mention because 5 is to low a number
1. Stevie Ray Vaughan
2. Darrel Lance Abbott
3. Dave Mustaine
4. James Hetfield
5. My Uncle
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7. Boris Vallejo
8. Julie Bell
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Slammer
Oct 2 2007, 08:02 AM
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LOL btw

I put top 5 Because I figured that if I put just "Who were your Influences" either ppl would make Crazy long Lists... Or no one would respond at all wink.gif

But, based on The Uncreator's past lists.... 5 would never be enough tongue.gif laugh.gif

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1.Iron Maiden (Harris, Murray, Smith, Gers, Dickinson and Nicko)
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1. Signor Paul Gilberto
2. Signor Steve Vai
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4. Signor Michael Angelo Batio
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All of which inspired me deeply


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2.Marty Friedman
3. the guys from Trivium



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The Uncreator
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QUOTE (Slammer @ Oct 2 2007, 03:02 AM) *
LOL btw

I put top 5 Because I figured that if I put just "Who were your Influences" either ppl would make Crazy long Lists... Or no one would respond at all wink.gif

But, based on The Uncreator's past lists.... 5 would never be enough tongue.gif laugh.gif


200 i think is the lowest i could go smile.gif

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