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Guitarists, list your 5 main influences.

Postby MetalHead » Sun Jan 01, 2006 7:40 am

I guess I'll go first ;)

in no particular order ...

Jake E Lee - Bluesy and flashy with tons of stage presence ... and I love that RAW guitartone of his :mrgreen:
Zakk Wylde - Heavy as hell and possibly one of the last guitarheroes alive :(
Marty Friedman - Although he has a weird picking-technique, he brings out the most beatiful and exotic melodies, and with practically no effects. 8O
George Lynch - When I first heard Dokkens Beast from the east I was hooked. George plays beautifully.
Yngwie Malmsteen - He's superfast and not so fat anymore. Kudos to Yngwie for the massive weight-loss. Got me hooked on classical music.

and the outsider ... who'll fit in there among the greats one day is ...

Japanese band Loudness super-guitarist Akira Takasaki :!:
A combination of the ones above(except maybe Marty Friedman).
He sports one of the coolest guitarshapes as well :mrgreen:

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Re: Guitarists, list your 5 main influences.

Postby Hell_Tanner » Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:05 am

Here we go, in no particular order:

Eddie Van Halen: he revolutionnized guitar playing AND building and sound in so many ways, amazing rythms and solos, great songwriter, in my opinion a true genius.

Jimi Hendrix: same as Eddie, a precursor an other genius, I put Eddie first but in a way, he paved the way for Eddie. Same skills as above too.

Tommy Bolin: so versatile, I like his tone and use of effects like the Echoplex, he was so underrated but an other great songwriter who wrote such great songs with Deep Purple, the James Gang and as a solo act, too many to mentions.

Jake E Lee: quite obviously, I just love his Badlands live tone, just unbelievable, I'd say even better sound than Eddie in my opinion. I love his way to simulate Floyd Rose tricks, his blues runs and riffs. An other underrated guitarist.

Zakk Wylde: although I'm not so crazy about his playing as I used to be, he inspired me with his super fast pentatonic runs, great riffs, and fantastic voice.

My outsiders: Slash and Kirk Hammet because they're the reason why I picked up a guitar in the first place. I love Kirk no matter what people say about him and Slash is just so R'n'R and he's got the look too.


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Re: Guitarists, list your 5 main influences.

Postby MetalHead » Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:16 am

Hell_Tanner wrote:Zakk Wylde: although I'm not so crazy about his playing as I used to be

PS: MetalHead are you LesPaul?


Yeah, Zakks early Ozzy years up to 94/95 ws my favorite era with him :)


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Re: Guitarists, list your 5 main influences.

Postby Hell_Tanner » Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:22 am

MetalHead wrote:
Hell_Tanner wrote:Zakk Wylde: although I'm not so crazy about his playing as I used to be

PS: MetalHead are you LesPaul?


Yeah, Zakks early Ozzy years up to 94/95 ws my favorite era with him :)


Oh, I do love BLS up to The Blessed Hellride, I just got tired from the Hangover album but Mafia is a cool album though.

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Re: Guitarists, list your 5 main influences.

Postby MetalHead » Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:27 am

I listen to Mafia and wonder where have I heard that before ;)
Zakk has gotten boring with his attitude and his pentatonic scale all
over his songs :(
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Postby Charvelised » Sun Jan 01, 2006 9:21 am

Jake E Lee,John Sykes, Doug Aldrich,Ritchie Blackmore,Jeff Kollmann....

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Re: Guitarists, list your 5 main influences.

Postby Deansolo » Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:08 pm

Influences? Here's mine ( yeah, I'm dating myself). In order

1. Jimmy Page

2. Jimi Hendrix

3. Ritchie Blackmore

4. Robin Trower

5. Cream era Clapton


Guitarists I really enjoy listening to...(not in any particular order):

Jake E. lee (obviously)

Iommi

John Sykes

EVH

Vai

Malmsteen

Randy Rhoades

Neil Young

Billy Gibbons

and the list goes on and on.........

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Re: Guitarists, list your 5 main influences.

Postby MetalHead » Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:10 pm

Deansolo:

have you started that heartshaped pedal idea I gave
you on the old board ?! ;)
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Postby Deansolo » Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:19 pm

No, But i did mention the concept to my metal shop guy (the guy that fabricates the pedal enclosures). He said to do a box like that it would cost close to $18.00 apeice!!! And that's if I ordered 300 pcs!

At this point it'd be a little too expensive to build a pedal like that.

Nice idea though! :D

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Re: Guitarists, list your 5 main influences.

Postby MetalHead » Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:22 pm

You're not making delaypedals are you ? :)

I've been in a Hendrix/Van Halen phase lately,
and I've already bought a wah-pedal :D
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Re: Guitarists, list your 5 main influences.

Postby Deansolo » Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:26 pm

I have plans to bring out a delay, chorus and a phaser in 2006.

First will be phase. I'm still deciding whether delay or chorus will be next.

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Re: Guitarists, list your 5 main influences.

Postby MetalHead » Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:30 pm

a phaser needs onlu 1 knob right?

so why not make it starshaped ? :D

introducing the Cats Eye Star-series :D
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Re: Guitarists, list your 5 main influences.

Postby Deansolo » Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:44 pm

Starshaped!!! Yeah!! so when the soundman screws up the sound during your solo you can pick it up and throw it Ninja-style and bounce it off his head!!! LOL! :lol:

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Postby MetalHead » Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:48 pm

well, that's also a possibility :D
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Re: Guitarists, list your 5 main influences.

Postby johnthebrucelee » Sun Jan 01, 2006 3:43 pm

This is my influences from the start of my guitar adventure.

James Hetfield- I always thought he was so kickass when I first saw him play guitar when I started playing.

Kirk Hammet- He's good to some extent.

Slash- I saw him play in front of my eyes in a Velvet Revolver concert. I even shouted "WE LOVE YOU SLASH" (along with my buddy) from the audiences and he looked at me and smiled. :P He's a good bluesy and rock type of soloist.

Zakk Wylde- He's so talented. He even has his own pentatonic scale and sound. He was my influence throughout the summer of 2005.

Jake E. Lee- Oh my god, his playing with Ozzy amazed me, especially his solo. I personally liked Jake's solo than Zakk's. He's so full of energy in the Ultimate Sin tour.

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