Share with us who are your guitar idols, who inspired you to pick up guitar and practice, who do you look up to?
Oct 30 2011, 11:27 AM
Well, my first guitar idol was my dad, he inspired me to pick up the guitar and taught me the first chords since he played in a band himself. I don't really have an idol whose style I wanna copy, I enjoy the playing of many great guitar players. But in every music style there is a guitar player I look up to, be it Satch, Vai, Slash, James Hetfield, Billie Joe Armstrong, El Hefe, Richie Sambora etc etc.
Oct 30 2011, 12:52 PM
Hendrix started me off....Nuno Bettencourt showed amazing skill with rhythm meets Lead phrasing, then I found Dream Theater...... And most recently Marco Sfogli and Andy James....
Oct 30 2011, 01:30 PM
My very first was Stefan Elmgren from Hammerfall
but now my biggest one is a guy who i have had the pleasure to get to know. He taught me what guiarplaying is all about and what is important to learn in order to play in a band.
this guy is Peter Stenlund guitarist from the band Laudamus
Oct 30 2011, 03:05 PM
Dave Murray, Buckethead, Slash, Hendrix
Oct 30 2011, 04:21 PM
Marty Friedman and Paul Gilbert
i also admire BIG alot: Randy Rhoads, Buckethead, Jake E. Lee, Guthrie Govan, Jason Becker, Richie Kotzen, D.Mustaine, Nuno Bettencourt, and Bumblefoot.
Oct 30 2011, 07:03 PM
I guess SRV was my first guitar Idol, followed very closely by Gary Moore and Albert Collins. Later, as I started listening to music other than blues, I discovered guys like Nuno Bettencourt, John Petrucci, Guthrie Govan, Buckethead, David Gilmour, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Andy Timmons, Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Joe Pass and quite a few others, too many to list. As far as who actually influenced the way I play, and whose style I tried to emulate, probably Gary Moore the most, followed by Joe Pass when I play Jazz.
Oct 30 2011, 11:23 PM
Slash, Steve Vai and Joe Satriani were the first that I heard and that blew my mind.
Oct 30 2011, 11:50 PM
Of course, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin ! Blackmore and Page are the most tasteful to me, the tone of their guitar is crept right under my skin !
Oct 31 2011, 12:07 AM
Randy Rhoads and Vivian Campbell,got me hooked and it's been downhill ever since
Oct 31 2011, 10:05 AM
My very first inspirations were Carlos Santana,Jimmy Page and Malmsteen
Oct 31 2011, 10:17 AM
I have quite a few guitar idols. But just counting the more important ones for me it would be: John Petrucci Michael Romeo Alexi Laiho Misha Mansoor Chris letchford and travis levrier Marty Friedman Dimebag Darrell Mark Morton Dave Mustaine. Joe satriani
It's going to be interesting to see what my own style sounds like a few years from now when i've mastered a few of all their songs.
Oct 31 2011, 03:57 PM
I started out with Funtwo as my guitar idol, covered more in detail on my 3rd Anniversary thread. I also like Vai and Satch, and some of my other favorite bands like Skillet and Red. Ben Kasica used to be with Skillet and he was awesome. I'll have to give his replacement, Seth Morrison a chance. Anthony Armstrong is equally awesome with Red. And a few of you instructors are my idols.
Oct 31 2011, 06:30 PM
I started off with Clapton, Santana, Hendrix and BB King and later on find out about Satch, Eric Johnson, and several jazz players, like Django and Charlie Byrd.
Oct 31 2011, 07:04 PM
There are so many but just to name a few that I like
Garry Moore Slash Michael Schenker Uli Roth Eric Clapton John Norum Jimmy Page Brian May Jimi Hendrix David Gilmour Peter Green Mark Tremonti Chris Robertson and Ben Wells Brian Robertson and Scott Gorham Ritchie Blackmore Doug Aldrich
... and many many more
Oct 31 2011, 08:05 PM
Well, my first guitar idol was Ritchie Blackmore, but my favourite guitar gods, who made me pick up the guitar are Luca Turilli and Marcus Siepen (he also made me love rhythm playing better than soloing).
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