Your Mount Rushmore

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  1. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    1. Jimi
    2. SRV
    3. Gilmour
    4. EVH
    1,964,561,628,336,457,824 - Me - I know that's more people than have ever been alive on earth. Sounds about right.
     
  2. matonanjin

    matonanjin New Member

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    ???
    Why would you want to filter out the personal tastes of this?!?! I think for each of us this is the mountain carving based on exactly that.... our personal tastes.

    Here are the carvings based on my personal tastes:
    Jeff Beck
    Carlos Santana
    Eric Clapton
    Stevie Ray Vaughan.
     
  3. Steve's addiction

    Steve's addiction New Member

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    Jimi
    Eddie
    Stevie Ray
    Jeff Beck
     
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  4. Audie

    Audie All the world needs some Skittle Fade!

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    SRV

    EVH

    Clapton

    As a tiebreaker and in the vein of Sergio's humor, I am going to go with the number 1 Honorary Guitar Hero...Jesus! He had way way more important stuff to do. He was the first to famously rock the long hair. Their is a rock opera about him. Folks mistook Clapton for his Dad. And I understand EVH has already asked about the Stairway to Heaven Solo. Jesus said there is only one, it is solo, and it ends right behind that door behind you. EVH said cool! Plus Jesus gets to rock with and tutor most of the guitar hero's on the list. Fade to Gary Moore and "the Messiah will come again" song beginning to start with Terry Kath and Jimi doing the intro.
     
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  5. pac90

    pac90 Helix user

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    Fictional characters don't count
     
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  6. matonanjin

    matonanjin New Member

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    so you are saying if in a band it would have been a 80's type hair/metal band?
     
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  7. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    jxe babe en der wood

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    i think he would have been in a vocal group with mary travers before taking it glam metal.
     
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  9. Tony M.

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    My personal Mt. Rushmore would have local guys on it
    who never achieved even the slightest amount of fame.
    These guys are:

    1- The guy who first made me want to pick up the guitar way back when.
    Thank you Joe C.

    2- The guy who showed me the I-IV-V 12bar when I was still in the
    "Mary had a Little Lamb" stage of playing and gave me a HUGE head start.
    Thank you Bob P.

    3- The first guy I ever heard playing a Gibbo semi hollow guitar.
    Before that I had my heart set on a Stratocaster (but not after that).
    Thank you George B.

    4- The guy in the camera and music store that sent me down the Fender amplifier road.
    Thank you Max C.

    Their full names would probably mean zero to any of you but to me................
    Four unknown guys who aimed me at where I am today as far as guitar goes.
     
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  10. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    This was exactly my immediate Mount Rushmore thought...then I reread Shawn’s criteria...guitarists that “revolutionized the game”...and I’d have to replace Jeff (my favorite by a mile) with either BB or EC. Jeff didn’t revolutionize the game everyone else plays...he is playing a totally different game...
     
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  11. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    I know I would need Tony Iommi up on my mountain...:)
     
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  12. Tony M.

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    This is probably committing sacrilege in this thread but Someone should say it.
    Apologies in advance.
    Probably not on anyone's Mt. Rushmore (certainly not mine) but,
    as far as having a widespread influence and making a LOT of kids want to play guitar....

    Can you say "KISS"?

    They had a huge impact on an entire generation.
    Sure, the guys in the Eagles played and sang better,
    but nobody wanted an Eagles lunchbox.

    As far as game changers go though:

    Charlie Christian
    Les Paul
    Jimi Hendrix
    Eddie Van Halen
     
  13. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    Eddie Lang
    Charlie Christian
    Wes Montgomery
    Jimi Hendrix
    Who’s Eddie Lang? The first GREAT guitar player. The first guy to play a chord solo, a brilliant side man, the first person to play classical music on a steel string guitar with a pick, and the highest paid side man IN THE UNITED STATES until his death. He and Joe Venuti inspired Django and Stefan, who then copied their style. Charlie Christian for being the first great electric guitar player, and Wes Montgomery for being melodically a true genius. And then Jimi for being Jimi. My personal favorite will always be Albert King for teaching me how much can be done with how few notes. He is also almost impossible to duplicate pitch wise. Try it sometime.
     
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    Chet
    Eddie
    Les
    Charlie

    So influential for me was also Tal
     
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  15. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    there’s no jazz on the mountain!
     
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  16. Audie

    Audie All the world needs some Skittle Fade!

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    Who is fictional? Santana?
     
  17. Audie

    Audie All the world needs some Skittle Fade!

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    Yes, they just would have sounded better!
     
  18. d4rkst4r

    d4rkst4r All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

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    No need for apologies, they influenced millions and there are just as many that think they're too cool to admit they were.




    There are way too many facets to settle on four, but as far as impact on me....

    Jimi Hendrix

    Chuck Berry

    Eddie Van Halen

    Randy Rhoads - there was just too much talent and unimaginable potential in too small of a window.
     
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  19. RC Mike

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    For me, it’s based on what I listen to.

    EVH
    Randy Rhoads
    Slash
    Brian May

    I’m such a newb guitarist and can’t play any of their stuff, and oddly I don’t aspire to. But for me, growing up in the 80s/90s, these were the ones that defined guitar playing to me.

    Honorable mention to Jason Becker.
     
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  20. Going Modal

    Going Modal I should be practicing right now.

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    I'd have to say:

    Robert Johnson
    Chuck Berry
    Jimi Hendrix
    Eddie VanHalen

    I even feel bad myself leaving Eric off that list, but... well, you know "Clapton is God" could be another monument all unto itself, right? (Just like the Beatles as a group would constitute their own historical significance, separately from anyone/everything else.)
     
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