Top 5 Guitarists, with a twist

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  1. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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    Brilliant question, I love it. In the other thread I gave up after realizing I was never going to shoehorn a list of 25+ into 5 slots. Sheesh, I couldn't pick my 10 favorite jazz players.

    Thinking back, these guys are the most directly responsible for whatever my "style" is.

    Van Halen
    Paul Jackson Jr.
    Eric Johnson
    Dave Murray (Maiden)
    John Petrucci

    [Obligatory Rabea Massaad spot reserved for the future, if I survive learning his riffs]

    Tapping just comes out whether I mean to or not. Pretty sure I'm incurable.
     
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  2. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Former Lyricist for Calhoun Tubbs

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    When I used to play those tunes a lot, I tapped a lot. As soon as I quit playing a Van Halen song, I retain a bunch of his style, but never seem to tap much.
     
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  3. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    Vivian Campbell from his Dio days
    Ace Frehley
    Malcolm Young
    KK Downing and Glenn Tipton
    George Lynch

    All killer rhythm players with a huge tone
     
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  4. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    No seriously good guitar player on Earth would want my playing and their name to be associated, ever. Therefore, I shall spare all good players the shame of being linked with my playing.

    So yeah, my biggest influences are guys who kind of bumble and stumble around aimlessly on the fretboard, going nowhere and doing nothing. :)
     
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  5. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I think you mean humbly bumble!o_O
     
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  6. Moose6

    Moose6 New Member

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    George Lynch - Dokken
    Jake E Lee - Badlands
    John Sykes - Blue Murder
    Chris DeGarmo - Queensryche
    David Gilmour - Pink Floyd

    Obviously Jake and John played in other bands, but the ones listed are what influenced me.
     
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  7. walrus

    walrus New Member

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    You now what, I completely forgot Glen Campbell - his '60's TV show and his playing really blew me away as a youngster...
     
  8. gag halfrunt

    gag halfrunt Big Bad Bill

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    You too? :D

    Jimmy Page
    Billy Gibbons
    EVH
    Randy Rhoads
    Paul Gilbert
    Slash

    Sorry, that's 6, but I had to include them all...
     
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  9. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Silver pants make me wanna dance.

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    Underrated for sure. Don't quote me 'cause I'm too cool to admit it but... dude was probably one of the tastiest players of that era.
     
  10. Audie

    Audie New Member

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    1 Chet Atkins
    2 Jim Croce
    3 Don Mclean
    4 Albert King
    5 Terry Kath
     
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  11. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Former Lyricist for Calhoun Tubbs

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    It’s like we were separated at birth! We’ll have to use our stage names for the OGM album/video/TV show.
     
  12. alantig

    alantig Sassyless pants

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    Very underrated. That band has never been the same since he left.
     
  13. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Former Lyricist for Calhoun Tubbs

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    You’re too cool to like Queensryche? Wow, no wonder we all think you’re so cool. I have no problem admitting I love some of their stuff and think Tate is one of the best vocalists of that rock era. He could sing in my band any time!
     
  14. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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    Can't really think of that many:

    Bill -- my first guitar teacher
    Nick -- my second and current guitar teacher
    David Gilmour -- I definitely target that highly melodic, slow and mellifluous sound to some of my licks, and go for the slow bends
    Kevin Shields -- I lurve what he does with the tremolo
    Mike Oldfield -- more in compositional style, with odd time signature repeated riffs, very Philip Glass
     
  15. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    In the order I was influenced:
    > John Tropea - from Deodato’s Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)
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    Terry Kath
    > Eric Clapton
    > Kerry Livgren
    > Billy Gibbons

    Realize that this represents the beginning. The evolutionary influences are many and the inspirations of today are vastly different than when I was a kid. Andy Timmons and Ian Thornsley weren’t around then. The middle year’s were diverse, like SRV and Dann Huff. I’m weird that way. Oh, and I sound nothing like any of these amazing musicians. Maybe if they all simultaneously vomited on an SM 57, that’s what I’d sound like? :D
     
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  16. Moose6

    Moose6 New Member

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    The guitar is really good with Queensryche, but I love the songs. DeGarmo is a great songwriter. Queensryche truly is not the same without him. I LOVE his solo on "The Mission." I noticed recently on YouTube a band called The Rue which is Chris and his daughter. Look up "The Rue - Love Song" on YouTube. Chris is playing acoustic guitar and there is no doubt that he wrote that guitar part. His daughter is very good too.
     
  17. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I was all ready to type up info on The Rue, and then got to your post. They either just put out, or are about to, their second release. There was an EP from 2 or 3 years ago. Her songs, his playing.

    Definitely the main creative force behind Queensryche. They haven't been the same since. Although, with Tate gone, they're better now than they have been in years, IMO.
     
  18. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I LOVED Badlands. Ray was a great singer.
     
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  19. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I'm flattered that I am an influence. :oops:
     
  20. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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    Damn right. That first album especially was a huge bright spot in my world. I tried to replace it in the late 90s and found it was out of print here at the time -- had to order a replacement copy from Atlantic Records, Japan.
     
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