Your Mount Rushmore

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  1. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Jimi
    Tony Iommi
    EVH

    Having a tough time with #4. I feel like it’s out of my scope and that maybe I’m too young. I feel like Chuck Berry maybe. Are we leaving country music out? Who are the defining players? Chet?
     
  2. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    country music doesn’t matter.

    can you believe the audacity of carving all those politicians into that mountain? mount mckinley isn’t even anymore.
     
  3. DreamTheaterRules

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    As framed, this is a tough one for me. I’d say....

    Jimi
    Eddie
    Holdswoth
    Jeff Beck.

    But the last two didn’t change the landscape, because nobody plays like Beck and no human will ever play like Holdsworth. It’s just not possible. So, I’ll say...

    Jimi
    Eddie
    Yngwie
    And....

    Trower. He’s still the best blues player alive and what he did for the “blues rock” area paved the way for generations of greats. I really believe that without Trower, guys like SRV, Kenny Wayne Shepard and many, many others we all know, would never never been “known” names. He paved the way for generations of “blues based” playing to stay in the main stream. And, he’s still one of the greatest guitar players alive! And ever.
     
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  4. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    For me it’s
    Eddie
    Randy Rhoads
    SRV
    Garry Moore
     
  5. Roy

    Roy Still warming up

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    I’m going to go off the beaten path a little with who influenced me.

    Roy Clark - as a kid I was in awe of his playing. Seeing him live in a small amphitheater planted the seed for me trying to learn playing the guitar.

    Dick Dale - kept pushing Leo Fender for more reverb...

    Jimi - showed that distortion is music

    The fourth should be the face of all musicians brave enough to get up on stage and play their hearts out.
     
  6. BeerBatteredPhish

    BeerBatteredPhish New Member

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    We are almost the same on personal tastes, I’d swap Trey Anastasio for Beck and call it a day.
     
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  7. Mozzi

    Mozzi https://imgur.com/user/BAMozzy/posts

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    If we are talking about revolutionary guitarists that changed the face of Guitar Playing, then I guess

    1: Jimmy Page
    2: Jimi Hendrix
    3: Eddie Van Halen
    4: Eric Clapton

    This wasn't easy as Players like Robert Johnson (would we have had the likes of BB King without him and BB King could easily be on this list too), Chuck Berry, Lennon & Harrison, Les Paul, Pete Townsend, Steve Vai, Yngwie etc etc etc - this list could go on and on...

    In the end I settled for 4 that I think have had the most impact on me and/or most of the music I grew up listening to...
     
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  8. HANGAR18

    HANGAR18 Not buying any more guitars. Again.

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    No Duane Allman either?
     
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  9. Mozzi

    Mozzi https://imgur.com/user/BAMozzy/posts

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    No Mark Knopfler either....
     
  10. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    You guys have taken all the good names!

    Influential for me:

    Paul Kossoff

    Robben Ford

    Larry Carlton

    Angus Young

    but that wasn’t really the game!

    And James Taylor.
     
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  11. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Elsewhere on the interwebz, I saw Warren Haynes' post about EVH's death. He didn't address it as a Rushmore situation, but he said in his mind, there were four (so it fits) people who altered the course of the electric guitar, and it's hard to argue w/his choices:

    Charlie Christian
    Les Paul
    Jimi Hendrix
    Eddie Van Halen
     
  12. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    those choices are right out of the guitar book though and therefore boring choices.

    how about bing crosby if they invented tape so he could go home during his radio show?
     
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  13. DreamTheaterRules

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    Sorry, no write in votes for Bing Crosby. That was in the rules for the thread. Please read the rules before posting.

    :D
     
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  14. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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    Jimi
    EVH
    Hetfield
    Wes Montgomery
     
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  15. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    David Gilmour
    Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Eddie Van Halen
    Jimi Hendrix

    In my lifetime, the world of guitar experienced a paradigm shift with the emergence of each of these players. What was, and what could be, was irrevocably changed.

    By the way, to the folks who lament that Eddie was the last monumental guitar hero who will ever be, keep in mind that this same thought was out there when each of these guys came along and knocked the stale and boring right off the stage. There is always hope.
     
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  16. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    many of these players use way too much wah.
     
  17. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I’ve never heard James Taylor use Wah!

    Maybe on his vocals!
     
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  18. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Not Wah - like this: Waaah. Try it again.
     
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  19. DreamTheaterRules

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    But he's used a "sha" and a "nah" and in extreme cases even a "la" all of which are universally accepted substitutes for a wah.
     
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  20. BeerBatteredPhish

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    I'd have a hard time arguing with the likes of Warren Haynes, that man is about as pure of a guitarist as they come (and that golden, soulful voice....Mmmmmmmmmm).
     
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