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Zoso136
07-29-2006, 06:11 PM
Jason Becker, Paul Gilbert, My Uncle. Without my uncle I would have never touched a guitar.

Skippy_McNutty
07-30-2006, 12:19 AM
1.Dime
2.Slash
3.Wylde

satchboogie_123
07-31-2006, 06:37 AM
1) Jimi Hendrix
2) SRV
3) John Frusciante

waylay00
07-31-2006, 12:41 PM
1. Shawn Lane
2. Steve Vai
3. Al Di Meola

redaxe
08-03-2006, 08:20 AM
For sweeping, neo-classical: Jason Becker, Yngwie Malmsteen
Contemporary Shred: Paul Gilbert, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci
Melodic Stuff: Steve Vai, Al DiMeola, Joe Satriani

subway gigs
08-03-2006, 11:29 AM
Randy Rhads, Slash and Page

hammettwyldefan
08-03-2006, 11:45 AM
vai,satch, and malmsteen(even though now i can't stand his music)

kurt_isnot_dead
08-03-2006, 11:49 AM
page, iommi, and muddy waters

Zakhammetman
08-03-2006, 12:45 PM
1) Zakk Wylde (can you tell?) 2) Kirk Hammett 3) Randy Rhoads

Honourable mentions: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Rusty Cooley, Yngwie Malmsteen, James Hetfield

PS - there's really so many more though.....Di Meola, Slash, Mark Tremonti, Paco de Lucia......and more, but not on the top of my head right now :D

aMeRiCaNsTrAt21
08-03-2006, 01:00 PM
1. Yngwie Malmsteen
2. Steve Vai
3. John Petrucci
4. Paul Gilbert

sunovagun
08-03-2006, 01:17 PM
Slash, Joe Perry, Jimmy Page, Hendrix

No Seatbelt
08-03-2006, 02:15 PM
I can't even remember if I posted already. But as of the moment : Dime , Synyster Gates , and Zakk Wylde. And that was hard to come up with. I really like neoclassical stuff like Becker and Malmsteen , Michael Romeo too. Slash is another favorite.

The Wanton
08-03-2006, 02:57 PM
Eddie Van Halen
Tony Iommi
Jeff Beck

(amongst others)

tweeres04
08-03-2006, 03:27 PM
Petrucci and Satch

shark38j
08-03-2006, 04:00 PM
1. SRV
2. Slash
3. Chuck Berry

DONE!!!

kyle5000
08-03-2006, 04:12 PM
1.kurt cobain
2.billy joel armstrong
3.jimmy hendricks


but seriously i dk who my influences are yet....im big into rhoads and satch but ive not been playing too awful long

Hahahaha!

apocalypse13
08-03-2006, 04:24 PM
oMG LmfAo iS hE SREIOUS!!?!

He was joking.

Lin
08-03-2006, 05:01 PM
In terms of overall musical style

Vai
EVH
Michael Jackson!

acefrehley
08-03-2006, 08:29 PM
idk if i did this already but
ace frehley
slash
kirk hammet

kyle5000
08-04-2006, 02:21 PM
oMG LmfAo iS hE SREIOUS!!?!

He was joking.
Thats why I'm laughing! Why are you so defensive? Goddamn!

flamencogod
08-04-2006, 02:29 PM
ehm jimi was call james marschall hendricks or something so who cares

Mercuryworks
08-05-2006, 06:41 PM
Queen
Beatles
Tom Petty

Triumph_Fan
08-07-2006, 07:57 PM
1. Rik Emmett
2. Alex Lifeson
3. Eddie Van Halen

Shreddin 4 Life
08-07-2006, 09:39 PM
Hmmm...

That's a really difficult question to answer, but I figure some of 'em would be:

Yngwie J. Malmsteen
Jason Becker
Randy Rhoads

the list really goes on from there, but I don't wanna make a 2-page post lol
:peace:

mustardman
08-07-2006, 11:06 PM
1. MAB
2. Steve Vai
3. EVH

GraveSs
08-08-2006, 12:26 PM
1.EVH
2. Vai
3.Slash

Baroque_and_Rol
08-08-2006, 04:20 PM
Vai, malmsteen, Koji Kondo (not guitar but still amazing)

!!!11days!!!
08-11-2006, 04:40 PM
Well I play a lot of different styles but when it comes to shred/80s metal whatever Zakk Wylde. I know that is only one.

BreakingTheGirl
08-11-2006, 04:44 PM
Fruisciante, hendrix, jimmy page

-then-

pete townshend, david gilmore, cobain

hepzibahbaptist
08-11-2006, 06:17 PM
satch
angus young
rhandy rhoads
EVH

EL Conquestidor
08-11-2006, 06:23 PM
Neil Young
Lynyrd Skynyrd
SRV

Resiliance
08-11-2006, 06:29 PM
Sometimes you'd think people forget this is the 80's rock, shred and progressive forum.

Boghead
08-11-2006, 06:43 PM
tal farlow
lagrene
and scotty henderson

KerryHammett
08-11-2006, 09:23 PM
Kirk Hammett
Joe Satriani
Jimi Hendrix

Shreddin 4 Life
08-11-2006, 09:32 PM
Sometimes you'd think people forget this is the 80's rock, shred and progressive forum.

:haha

yeah, I noticed that too, but then again, "top 3 influences" is pretty general in its own right...

jim morrison714
08-12-2006, 12:04 AM
1.kurt cobain
2.billy joel armstrong
3.jimmy hendricks


but seriously i dk who my influences are yet....im big into rhoads and satch but ive not been playing too awful long

its jimi hendrix and billie joel armstrong and kurt cobain suck at guitar

Riffomatic_5000
08-12-2006, 12:38 AM
Jimi Hendrix would have to be my top influence. He wasn't a shredder, but his style really influenced the way I play guitar. Dimebag Darrell is my influence when it comes to shredding. Dimebag Darrell was just simply awesome! My last influence would have to be David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. He's got a great style when it comes to playing guitar.

darkevilxe
08-12-2006, 12:42 AM
I'm going to go with what I think is the "normal influence", sorry if it's not normal to you :p:

1. Jimi Hendrix (Yeah, he's just too awesome for words.)
2. Stevie Ray Vaughan (Great Blues guitarist :D )
3. Eric Clapton (Yeah, I admire his work.)

Kizashmir
08-13-2006, 03:58 PM
Alex Lifeson
Zakk Wylde
Dave Gilmour
for all you idiots Lifeson plays for Rush

Scorzerci
08-13-2006, 04:28 PM
Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Eric Johnson and David Gilmour.
That's right I wrote 4 people. Watcha gonna do about it?
Wanna fight?!

espltdtosh
08-13-2006, 05:29 PM
My tutor.....Mark boden.

Mark tremonti.

Kirk hammet.

Xinlitik
08-14-2006, 02:16 PM
1 Randy Rhoads
2 Dimebag Darrel
3 Zakk Wylde

Argh... but I want to add Mustaine/Friedman too -_-

apocalypse13
08-14-2006, 02:53 PM
its jimi hendrix and billie joel armstrong and kurt cobain suck at guitar :mad:
waT u saY??!1/

Cutr KoBain SUXx??!? :mad: U R WrNOG!1 CURt KoBAIn Is tEh MsTO EMoTIONal SNgowritERS EVEAR 11! NNoe Of ur Shreddres acan PLay withsd any aemoutions LiEK CurTO CONbaiN!

RandyVanHendrix
08-14-2006, 03:20 PM
Mine is pretty obvious :rolleyes:
Rhodes (The best ever)
EVH
Hendrix
Here are some others Paul Gilbert, Any thrash guitarist, Friedman and Becker (Listen to Cacophagy) Vai Satch also a lot of power metal guitarists too.

Godly Moose
08-14-2006, 05:11 PM
Mine is pretty obvious :rolleyes:
Rhodes (The best ever)
EVH
Hendrix
Here are some others Paul Gilbert, Any thrash guitarist, Friedman and Becker (Listen to Cacophagy) Vai Satch also a lot of power metal guitarists too.

Augh... not to be a grammar nazi, but... Rhodes is Rhoads, and it's Cacophony; not Cacophagy. Just a heads up.

RandyVanHendrix
08-15-2006, 09:37 PM
Augh... not to be a grammar nazi, but... Rhodes is Rhoads, and it's Cacophony; not Cacophagy. Just a heads up.

Thanks bro, I always spell those wrong.

eviledge87
08-19-2006, 08:42 PM
im not sure im good enough to have influences but here goes

Tracii Guns, Dave Mustaine, marty freidman

hamett91
08-21-2006, 09:13 AM
Hendrix, Slash, Page,Hammett and Dimebag.

bluespunkmetal
08-24-2006, 06:57 AM
James Hetfield, Eric Clapton, Yngwie Malmsteen........ in no particular order duh !!

sheumack111
08-24-2006, 07:22 AM
1. Ritchie Blackmore
2. Yngwie Malmsteen
3. David Gilmour

runners up (John Coltrane and Al Di Meola)

Dæmönika
08-24-2006, 07:41 AM
1. Ritchie Blackmore
2. Uli Jon Roth
3. Brian May

Skelarot
08-24-2006, 07:45 AM
as far as shredders (in no order)

Yngwie Malmsteen
Steve Vai
Paul Gilbert

DigUpHerBones
08-24-2006, 07:48 AM
Guitar-wise it's Marty Friedman, John 5 and Glen Tipton.

axemanchris
08-24-2006, 09:31 AM
Vernon Reid (the guitarist that Jimi wished he could have been.....ha! )
Nuno Bettencourt
Pete Lesperance (from Harem Scarem)

The thing I like about those guys is that they can shred like crazy but still don't step on the song. The song has to come first for me. Steve Vai, as great a player as he is really ruined the last Whitesnake album by stepping all over it. Mind you, the songs weren't that good in the first place, so maybe stepping on them was a good thing....

Chris

Jarvig
08-25-2006, 02:34 PM
Im a beginner.

But the 3 guitarist I would like to fuse together and sound like are.
1. David Gilmour
2. Slash
3. Marty Friedman

But there are others who is top of the pops in influence:
Jeff Beck when is not into fusion/jazz
Shawn Lane for his unich playing
Jimi Hendrix for his rytmical sense/pattens in both his rytme and lead guitar playing
Tony MacAlpin for amazing technical talent
Bernard Buttler for very versetile rythme playing
Brian May for super nice-to-hear-solos
Neil Young for guitar playing with a lot of distortion and feedback
Jason Becker for neo-classic shred
Randy Rhoads for unich style
John Petrucci for the amazing blend of shred and melodic playing in his solos
Kirk Hammett for his blistering melodic solos
Steve Vai for be the (technical) best shredder in the world
Eddie Van halen for playing stuff that is a lot of fun and demanding at the same ting
Tony Iommi for thunder playing

Cheesepuff
08-26-2006, 02:45 AM
In no real order...

1.Paul Gilbert
2.Jason Becker
3.Steve Vai

I can't do any song by Jason Becker yet though.... :(

Scorzerci
08-26-2006, 05:42 AM
David Gilmour, Eric Johnson and Steve Vai

aMeRiCaNsTrAt21
08-26-2006, 04:01 PM
1. Yngwie Malmsteen
2. John Petrucci
3. Joe Satriani

diamondwolf
10-05-2008, 01:18 PM
iron maiden, metallica,black sabbath,AAndrew WK,

ChaosMaker911
10-05-2008, 02:45 PM
1. Paul Gilbert
2. Joe Satriani
3. John Petrucci

though my teacher Terry Syrek (check out his shit, he's ridiculous) has had just as much an influence as those 3.

SnookM
10-05-2008, 05:24 PM
Um I don't think I've been playing long enough to have "Influences" but if I had to say three then in no particular order Slash, Angus Young and Martin Barre (Tull rock!).

Nacho Cheese!
10-05-2008, 06:10 PM
...Lets see...

Buckethead and Lane are def. in there. The rest are there but there in such a minor degree it makes it hard to judge. Agustin Barrios Mangore is a large influence on me, from back in my classical guitar days :). If you haven't heard any or much of Barrios's music I suggest you do. It is amazing. There is a good bit of other guitarists and all but I think the main two any more would be Lane and BH.

thedoors92
10-06-2008, 08:03 AM
1. Slash
2. Steve Vai
3. Randy Rhoads

seymour_jackson
10-06-2008, 09:28 AM
in no order
1. Jason Becker
2. Guthrie Govan
3. Dave the-man Mustaine

seymour_jackson
10-06-2008, 09:45 AM
damn i just read the whole argument about Hammett and my god, that poor nooblet got his asss handed to him.. he didnt stand a chance though.

I like trolling the Metallica forums waiting for someone to say that retarted b*llsh*t that comes out every once and a while.

What i really dont like is when we meet another musician from a different genre and we state we like "shred"; they're all like "well-- I really dont like Kirk Hammett"..

oh silly High school musicians :rolleyes:

Nacho Cheese!
10-06-2008, 02:57 PM
Where is this argument?

TheUltimateSin
10-06-2008, 07:02 PM
Where is this argument?

re:First couple pages of thread

Old thread is Old

anywayz..

Paul Gilbert(really influenced my picking)
Buckethead(8-finger tapping for robot noises on guitar are cool. Period)
Randy Rhoads(opened me up to classical-styled rock/metal)

..I guess. Not set in stone or anything but that's how it is at the moment, and is likely to change.

Nacho Cheese!
10-06-2008, 07:42 PM
Too be honest, basically both sides where stupid and deserve laughing at. Not just that one kid, who I will agree wasn't the smartest of them all. Then again I'm sure most of us have had a moment like he had, like both sides had.

DeadIdentity81
10-06-2008, 07:46 PM
Mark Tremonti, Alan Collins, and Jon Schaffer are people that influence my playing style.

Daniel Johns is the reason i picked up the guitar...

TheUltimateSin
10-06-2008, 07:49 PM
Too be honest, basically both sides where stupid and deserve laughing at. Not just that one kid, who I will agree wasn't the smartest of them all. Then again I'm sure most of us have had a moment like he had, like both sides had.

While that may be, it can be fun to troll a troll.

ZylitoL
10-06-2008, 08:10 PM
Ehh, I'll have a crack at this as well.
Lead Playing
1. Marty Friedman. You've all put up with my shameless asskissing for the past half year so I won't say anything.

2. Paul Gilbert. My string skipping is nowhere near Paul's level, but my alternate picking has improved tenfold since watching his videos and listening to his music. A lot of his patterns are neat licks as well that I can pull off.

3. John Petrucci. For Rock Discipline and especially his work in LTE. Biaxident jazzy solo is still one of my favorites to play.

I'm still quite new to sweeping...the list may change in the near future. I could see Becker taking John's spot.

Corruption
10-06-2008, 09:15 PM
Motley Crue, Metallica, Led Zeppelin haha

Myung-trucci
10-06-2008, 09:54 PM
These three-

1.Troy Stetina, for his amazing books 'Speed Mechanics For Lead Guitar' and 'Fretboard Mastery'. Truly amazing.
2. John Petrucci. His work in Dream Theater is stunning and Rock Discipline is awesome
3.Freepower. Lol, I know, a UG-er, but still, the AT forum sticky is really helping my playing.

666James666
10-08-2008, 03:18 PM
1.Alexi Laiho
2.Kirk Hammet
3.Jesper Stromblad

Gasu
10-09-2008, 10:35 AM
Dave Mustaine
Marty Friedman
Randy Rhoads

gangsta_rick
10-09-2008, 10:38 AM
The Legend that was Jimi Hendrix
Slash
Kirk Hammet

mightmuffin
10-09-2008, 11:36 AM
1. Paul Gilbert. My alternate picking is only as good as it is because of this man, his lessons are amazing and so is the music he creates.

2. Eddie Van Halen. EVH got me into using stuff like tapping, tapped harmonics, weird licks, volume swells and basicly helped me add more variety to my soloing, hes probably my bigest influence and was the core reason why i wanted a guitar with a trem, its just a shame he always plays in Eb tuning :(

3. Herman li. Yes herman li, you may laugh at me but herman li introduced me into trying to reproduce video game sounds which I now do all the time. It's really fun just trying to figure out ways to make the guitar sound like something completely different. He's also a really good guitarist if you ignore all of the crap thats be stired up on the internet about him, plus alot of the solos he does has really good sweep picking licks to practice.

sock_demon
10-09-2008, 01:14 PM
Steve Vai, Jason Becker, Paul Gilbert.

In that order.

MrSir4
10-09-2008, 03:36 PM
1. Dimebag Darrel
2. John Petrucci
3. Kirk Hammet

I have alot of influences but that is my top 3 though

Tim-23
10-10-2008, 12:57 AM
Iron Maiden
Jimi Hendrix
Neil Young

seymour_jackson
10-10-2008, 02:16 PM
am i the only one who mentioned Mustaine?

Nacho Cheese!
10-10-2008, 02:58 PM
A few posts up someone mentioned him.

Silky Smooth
10-10-2008, 04:34 PM
#1 Yngwie
#2 Adrian Smith
#3 Randy Rhoads

th0ma5
10-10-2008, 06:43 PM
motley crue
slash
bfmv

Penn100
10-11-2008, 12:23 PM
Buckethead, David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler.

Rocker924
10-11-2008, 07:40 PM
1. Kirk Hammett
2. Billie Joe Armstrong
3. Kurt Cobain

MulanoSG
10-12-2008, 02:46 AM
1. Jason Becker

2. Paul Gilbert

3. Tony MacAlpine

Unherolike
10-12-2008, 03:11 AM
1) Satch
2) Vai
3) Eddie
nought said

Thebiz
10-12-2008, 03:30 AM
Coheed and Cambria
Atreyu
Killswitch Engage

All have decent or better guitarists

Unherolike
10-12-2008, 04:02 AM
Coheed and Cambria
Atreyu
Killswitch Engage

All have decent or better guitarists

This is the the 80s Rock, Shred & Progressive forum so try thinking of some 80's Guitarist. People like Paul Gilbert, Satch, Steve Vai, Eddie Van Halen, Slash, Kirk Hammet, Hell Zakk Wylde would satisfie that. I'd be happy to accept your answer but none of those bands were popular or had a LP in the 80's. But thats me looking at it. Not you. So post away. Sorry if i sounded like a D**k but hey them's the rules.

Nacho Cheese!
10-12-2008, 08:36 AM
This is the the 80s Rock, Shred & Progressive forum so try thinking of some 80's Guitarist. People like Paul Gilbert, Satch, Steve Vai, Eddie Van Halen, Slash, Kirk Hammet, Hell Zakk Wylde would satisfie that. I'd be happy to accept your answer but none of those bands were popular or had a LP in the 80's. But thats me looking at it. Not you. So post away. Sorry if i sounded like a D**k but hey them's the rules.


"So who are your top 3 influences?

(Shredders, or whatever)" ~TS

You don't know what you are talking about. Not to mention Coheed is Prog. so (s)he did have something that fit this part of the forum.

Neo Evil11
10-12-2008, 09:36 AM
1. John Myung
2. Michael LePond
3. Geddy lee

Satchafunkilus
10-13-2008, 07:41 PM
Joe Satriani (obviously), Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai

Thebiz
10-13-2008, 09:49 PM
Sorry, the thread was called "Your Top 3 Influences" So I just put them.

But out of the people in this forum I guess I could put a list:

1. Claudio Sanchez
2. Marty Friedman
3. John Petrucci

SilverDark
10-13-2008, 10:07 PM
For moi:

1. Paul Gilbert
2. Joe Satriani
3. Yngwie Malmsteen

seymour_jackson
10-14-2008, 09:34 AM
"So who are your top 3 influences?

(Shredders, or whatever)" ~TS

You don't know what you are talking about. Not to mention Coheed is Prog. so (s)he did have something that fit this part of the forum.

werdd Coheed is awesome PROG music. They kind of have this modern Rush element to them that I absolutley love

umh Kirk Hammett does not deserve a mention in the shred forum.. He makes me hate the wah and somehow makes legato licks soud soo...mediocre. sorry guys-- this is one shred fan who despises Hammett and his work.. but then again he makes a shitload of money so what ever.

TheWall27
10-14-2008, 06:34 PM
3. Tony Iommi
2. David Gilmour
1. Robert Fripp

Zaphod_Beeblebr
10-14-2008, 07:01 PM
Paul Gilbert
David Gilmour
and I'm trying to get some Frank Gambale style economy picking ideas into my playing as well but that'll take a huge amount of work.

Veillantif
10-14-2008, 08:00 PM
1:Paul Gilbert
2:Yngwie Malmsteen
3:Tony Iommi

Interestingly, this is in reverse order of discovery.

Raijouta
10-14-2008, 08:50 PM
From most to least...

1. Eddie Van Halen (lately, anyway... :p: )
2. Angus Young
3. Buckethead

Buckethead is my smallest influence here because I just don't have the gear or the mojo to do what he does.

Mental-lica
10-15-2008, 01:07 AM
Guitar:
Marty Friedman
Yngwie Malmsteen
Vinnie Moore

Music:
Dave Mustaine
Dave Mustaine
Dave Mustaine

Unherolike
10-15-2008, 02:23 AM
"So who are your top 3 influences?

(Shredders, or whatever)" ~TS

You don't know what you are talking about. Not to mention Coheed is Prog. so (s)he did have something that fit this part of the forum.

1) Satch
2) Vai
3) Eddie

Lethal Dosage
10-15-2008, 02:28 AM
1. Slash (flame me if you want its honest)
2. Eddie Van Halen
3. Izzy Stradlin (probably one of the best rhythm guitarists ever)

GrungeJunkie
10-15-2008, 03:39 AM
1. Slash (flame me if you want its honest)
2. Eddie Van Halen
3. Izzy Stradlin (probably one of the best rhythm guitarists ever)

+1000

1. Slash
2. Neil young
3. (from three on down it gets hard to say)

seymour_jackson
10-15-2008, 12:30 PM
Mental-ica, the last quote on your signature made me very angry.

I think you and I are the only ones to mention Dave the-man Mustaine

Nacho Cheese!
10-15-2008, 03:25 PM
Dave Mustaine

Dave Mustaine

I only went three or four pages back....there are two more to add to your list Seymour. And considering that there are about 13 more pages that I didn't go through, I'd say you and Mental-ica are the only ones who mentioned him. So counting you two it was an average of one a page. And to be fair on the page numbers, half of the posts are random BS without mention of an influence. :peace:

Btw, I'm not trying to be a dick with this post :D :cheers:

seymour_jackson
10-15-2008, 08:41 PM
lol i read a few pages and dindt remember ppl mentioning Mustaine

but tht was when i read that hammett argument.. oops lol my bad

Breyd
10-17-2008, 02:49 AM
1.Alexi Laiho
2.Dave Mustaine
3.Kirk Hammet(this one im not rlly proud of)

Nacho Cheese!
10-17-2008, 04:09 PM
Hey look there is another one with Mustaine.

TeamSttg
10-17-2008, 07:16 PM
For me it would be in no particular order and will most likely change in a few days.

1.John Petrucci
2.Paul Gilbert
3.Dave Mustaine
(seriously I cant stop listening to megadeth at the moment and in a playlist full of Dream Theater, Opeth and Joe Satriani thats saying something)

Nacho Cheese!
10-17-2008, 07:23 PM
I shocked Satch isn't in you list instead of PG. Considering you said is takes up a good bit of a play list.

TeamSttg
10-17-2008, 07:37 PM
I shocked Satch isn't in you list instead of PG. Considering you said is takes up a good bit of a play list.

Yeah same here, It's a real flip of the coin really it would be easier if I could say top 5 :P

surya22
10-17-2008, 08:22 PM
Dave Murray
Toni Iommi
Angus Young

TheUltimateSin
10-18-2008, 02:41 AM
3.Kirk Hammet(this one im not rlly proud of)

Why? There is nothing wrong with him influencing you.(double "t" on his name next time though ;) ) Just because some people don't like him there is nothing wrong with you stating this.

I really don't understand why people would say this. I mean, Buckethead draws a lot of influence from Michael Jackson(re:his dancing), and EVERYONE knows the crapstorm that surrounds MJ(re:child molesting charges).

It's really nothing to be ashamed of to admit who you draw influence and inspiration from. :)

JosefTheGodless
10-18-2008, 03:51 PM
Paul Gilbert, Brendon Small, and Randy Rhoads are probably the biggest three, but I could list off names all day.

EEE_ELLL_OHH
10-18-2008, 04:59 PM
Jeff Lynne,
Michael Jackson,
Billy Corgan.

necroscience13
10-18-2008, 06:12 PM
yngwie, alexi, zakk wylde

4th would be paul gilbert

towk667
10-19-2008, 12:21 PM
1. Stephen Wilson
2. Ian Anderson
3. Mikael Akerfeldt
these guys really know how to play their instruments...

Slaytanic1993
10-19-2008, 03:54 PM
Steven Wilson :mad:

But, anyways

Steven Wilson, Mikael Akerfeldt, and (since my other influence is a death metal guitarist) Matt Bellamy/Thom Yorke.

Breyd
12-06-2008, 07:46 PM
Hey look there is another one with Mustaine.

I just have to say that i dont have him as a an influence on lead playing(i think he sucks a little),but megadeth was one of the first metal bands i listened to,and he really influenced me through he's awesome riff work.

slashnzakkrule
12-09-2008, 02:46 AM
Slash, Satch, EVH, Santana, Wylde (can't choose three)

Zanon
12-09-2008, 07:41 AM
Gilbert , Petrucci + Guthrie deffo :D

nbritt
12-11-2008, 09:47 PM
1. Steve Clark (Def Leppard)
2. Jimmy Page (Led Zep)
3. SRV
4. Phil Collen (def leppard)

couldnt stop at three

Shard Prime
12-12-2008, 12:48 AM
Petrucci, Vai, and Batio. No particular order.

seth's daddy
12-12-2008, 02:34 AM
Randy Rhoads, Jimi Hendrix, and Michael Schenker.

It's hard to stop at only 3.

wilsonshred
12-12-2008, 10:24 AM
Hmmmm id have to say
at number 3. Brian may
number 2. Saul Hudson (slash to those who dnt know :P)
and the grand number 1. Michael Schenker

MoleMania
12-12-2008, 12:04 PM
1. Uli Jon Roth
2. Brian May
3. Malmsteen

kike moderatto
12-12-2008, 05:29 PM
i think that:
randy rhoads
michael angelo batio
bckethead :devil:

Silver-Day
12-12-2008, 11:16 PM
I have so many influences that I can't name just three.

Kirk Hammett

Brian May

Randy Rhodes

Eddie Van Halen

My Dad(A southern rock/blues guitarist)

David Gilmour

James Hetfield

Jerry Cantrell

plus many more.

sprandel
12-12-2008, 11:19 PM
Jason Becker
Marty Friedman
Randy Rhoads

XxLloydxX
12-13-2008, 01:19 PM
John Petrucci
Steve Vai
Yngwie Malmsteen

Tengatu Man
12-14-2008, 01:50 AM
Yngwie Malmsteen, Eddie Van Halen, and Alex Lifeson
and an honorable mention goes out to Mozart

sabres61
12-14-2008, 09:40 PM
1. eddie van halen
2. randy rhoads
3. joe satriani

REKrauser42
12-15-2008, 12:22 AM
great question...

I guess...because i grew up on him...id have to say slash...jimmy page...and good ol' pete townsend...they were the people that made me want to pick up a guitar in the first place

razorback_al_31
12-15-2008, 01:31 AM
John Petrucci
The dudes from Unearth
The dudes from All Shall Perish

bass wizard
12-15-2008, 03:27 AM
Paul Gilbert
Guthrie Govan
Buckethead

Nathan94
12-16-2008, 08:02 PM
I dunno about influences cauz i havent started writing music, so these are just guys i wanna play like:
-Hetfield/Hammet
-Scott Ian (Anthrax)
-Hendrix

figerade
12-16-2008, 11:53 PM
Lifeson, Bettencourt, and Astbury/Duffy

Brandwings
12-18-2008, 05:21 AM
Randy Rhoads, Eddie van Halen, Dimebag Darrell, Greatest ever, if you can top it try it. Randy, king of unknown (by general public), Eddie, king of kings (HHH don't sue, or Motorhead), Dimebad darrell, King of riffs

Will Summers
12-18-2008, 12:20 PM
Steve Vai
John Petrucci
Hendrix

Thurman91
12-18-2008, 07:48 PM
1) Paul Gilbert
2) Marty Friedman
3) Randy Rhoads

great shredders, learned a lot from these guys, plus their solos are fun as hell to play (aside from Gilbert because I'm not quite up to his level of playing)

MrSir4
10-20-2010, 03:41 AM
I posted here a few years ago and I knew Dimebag was my #1 and still is even to today, but I did not have the musical perspective I do today and I was not too sure who my influences were at the time. I listed Kirk Hammet and John Petrucci and both are great, but not my influences. My influences are as follows

#1 Dimebag Darrell
#2 Chuck Schuldiner
#3 Brent Hinds

Schuldiner and Hinds are very underrated and do not get NEAR the recognition they deserve. Which is why I posted this

WhineX
10-24-2010, 07:52 AM
Gary Moore
Justin/Dan Hawkins
And then a bunch of trash and NWOBHM guitarists.

Slicer666
10-24-2010, 07:54 AM
hmmm as of this point...

Joe Satriani (I think)
Paul Gilbert (duh)
Andy Timmons (aww yeah)

Windwaker
10-30-2010, 02:09 AM
Omar Rodriguez Lopez
Greg Howe
John Frusciante

Yep.

bass wizard
11-02-2010, 12:02 PM
1.) Paul Gilbert
2.) Guthrie Govan
3.) John Frusciante (weird I know, given the other two)

Brainpolice2
11-10-2010, 04:05 AM
1. Shawn Lane
2. Steve Vai
3. Andy Timmons

Crazed Shredder
11-12-2010, 12:41 PM
1. Randy Rhoads
2. Randy Rhoads
3. Randy Rhoads

DonGlover
11-12-2010, 03:41 PM
Brett Garsed
Guthrie Govan
Tosin Abasi

TheIntruder
11-13-2010, 07:41 PM
Eddie Van Halen
Eric Johnson
All of Metallica

whitakerl2
02-08-2012, 09:09 PM
randy Rhoads
yngwie
dimebag
:headbang:

Shotgunmerc
02-08-2012, 09:19 PM
John Petrucci
Guthrie Govan
David Davidson

Dr Sixstring
02-20-2012, 11:29 PM
1: Joe Satriani (Joe Satriani/Chickenfoot which I don't like)
2: Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
3: Jimi Hendrix (The Jimi Hendrix Experience/Jimi Hendrix)
4: John Petrucci (Dream Theater/Solo stuff)
5: Slash (GnR/Solo stuff)

Funny thing is non of them use PRS Guitar, which I use :shrug:

maker's marked
02-22-2012, 11:24 AM
Jimi Hendrix
Randy Rhoads
George Lynch


followed closely by Steve Lukather, Ty Tabor, Michael Schenker...and about a million others.

Jasper.97
02-28-2012, 02:20 AM
Stevie Ray Vauhan, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Wilson

God I Love Porcupine Tree

Tchekitchek
02-28-2012, 03:57 AM
Jimi Hendrix above others
John Frusciante
Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield


Mark Knopfler
Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke
Paco De Lucia

ZWH
03-06-2012, 09:04 PM
1. Randy Rhoads (Mostly influenced by, can't get enough of his tone. RIP)
2. Ritchie Blackmore (For listening constantly to Deep Purple and Rainbow this year and last year, but also tunes from when I was a kid. If you go through Ritchie's discography you'll go through so many different kind of styles.)
3. Jimi Hendrix (Not my top influence, even though I've learned alot from not only his playing but also his perfomance. Still without a doubt the man/god who totally deserves the #1 spot as the best guitarist ever.)

DJ Dunzie
04-09-2012, 03:32 AM
The three that have inspired me the most have to be CLAPTON, BECK, and PAGE, but there are plenty of others that drive me to try new things and develop my style more... like Satriani, Gilmour, SRV, Howe, Rabin, and Colin James. Those original Yardbirds though got me into playing and still keep me here today some 25+ years later.

Emperor's Child
04-13-2012, 09:52 AM
Stevie Ray Vauhan, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Wilson

God I Love Porcupine Tree:cool:

1) Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon/Guilt Machine)
2) Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree)
3) Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth)

madh4ttr
04-13-2012, 08:35 PM
Cant do 3, have to do 5

Randy Rhoads
Jimmy Page
Ace Frehley
Eddie Van Halen
Stevie Ray Vaughn

EclipseRising
04-19-2012, 02:24 AM
Yngwie
Iommi
Blackmore

wafflesyrup
04-25-2012, 01:09 AM
Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Mark Knopfler.

BAM! We have a winner! Right on the money. Read through the posts waiting to find this individual.

uziyourillusion
04-25-2012, 01:11 AM
slash
randy
criss oliva

calebrocker
04-25-2012, 01:46 AM
John Petrucci, Shawn Lane, and Guthrie Govan

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All42Metal
04-29-2012, 07:09 PM
Marty Friedman, Paul Gilbert and Slash

Chromaticity
05-01-2012, 02:37 PM
Tony MacAlpine, Malmsteen, Vinnie Moore. I'd also add Joey Tafolla, and Shaune Kelley from Ripping Corpse / Dim Mak) too.

Dr Sixstring
05-07-2012, 02:19 PM
I'm going to redo mine. They're not in any order by the way.

Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Jimi Hendrix (The Jimi Hendrix Experience/Jimi Hendrix)
Joe Satriani (Joe Satriani/Chickenfoot, though I don't like Chickenfoot)
Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
Slash (GnR/Solo stuff, though the solo stuff he did was horrible)

losing battle
05-14-2012, 03:03 AM
Schulinder
Iommi
Karl sanders

Guess what music I play?

dennis.1960
05-29-2012, 07:27 PM
My top 3...

1) Robert Fripp (King Crimson)
2) Steve Hackett (Genesis, solo)
3) Peter Buck (REM)

Shred_Guitar_
06-03-2012, 01:30 PM
1) Dave Murray
2) Eddie Van Halen
3) Michael Schenker

corza334
06-04-2012, 09:41 PM
Travis Stever & Claudio Sanchez - Coheed and Cambria
Stephen Carpenter - Deftones
Andrew Williams - Every Time I die

Definitely not the most technical guitarists out, but I love the music they make to no end.

ChamsRock
06-26-2012, 07:18 PM
1. John Petrucci
2. Slash (Not really shred, but he helps with the melodic side of my playing.)
3. Randy Rhoads

a_7_x
06-28-2012, 07:25 AM
For playing guitar my top 3 (in the 6 or 7 years I've been playing) would be:

Metallica.
Trivium.
A7X.

Not that I really listen to any of them much anymore, besides the occasional A7X, but they've influenced my playing the most.

Mufassa
06-29-2012, 06:12 PM
1)Nick Bowcott of Grim Reaper
2)Vivian Cambell of DIO
3)Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest

in that order

ron666
07-01-2012, 07:34 PM
I would have to say the following three

(1) Randy Rhoads, (2) Eddie Van Halen, and (3) Dave Mustaine

I dunno, that's all I can think of.

ron666 :devil:

griffin888
07-02-2012, 02:36 AM
Gilmour, Lifeson, and Petrucci.

CannonsAhoy
07-16-2012, 02:56 PM
1. Jimmy Page
2. Jimi Hendrix
3. Eddie Van Halen

Malik Dirim
07-22-2012, 08:12 AM
1. John Petrucci,
2. Steve Vai and
3. Slash
here ;)

deepfat
07-25-2012, 09:22 PM
1. Eddie Van Halen
2. Billy Corgan
3. Kurt Cobain

You shredders may be able to play a million notes per second but that doesn't mean anyone wants to listen to it. I don't see how anyone can sit and listen to Yngwie, Vai, and Satriani instrumentals for hours on end. I appreciate their virtuosity but it never has moved me in the least.

Billy Corgan said it best; "No one gives two shits about guitar playing, except guitar players themselves."

StevenMikel
07-25-2012, 11:49 PM
EVH
George Lynch
Eric Clapton

johannsize
07-28-2012, 12:17 PM
1. Mike Vennart (or the rest of his 3-part guitar ensemble of his band)
2. Steven Wilson
3. Joe Duplantier

This is still temporary, because I'm quite sure that this list will be updated in the future.

fates69
08-02-2012, 11:28 AM
Jim Matheos, George Lynch, Vivian Campbell

Petey D
08-03-2012, 07:40 AM
I have a lot of favorite guitarists, including Slash, Hendrix, Page, early Clapton etc, but only a few real influences.

It's kind of funny, because there's such a big difference between the players that I look up to and those who actually influence my playing.

My three main influences are: Eddie Cochran, Brian Setzer, and Mike Ness (Social Distortion.)

robo37
08-03-2012, 08:03 AM
1. Nine Inch Nails
2. Radiohead

Now no.3 is a difficult one, I'd like to say Black Light Burns or Tool as they're my favourites aside from the two above, but I really don't think they've actually influenced me that much. There's also Coil which have really helped get me associated with the more creative side of music, but then I write rock music and they're not really rock so I can't say them either.

I guess I'm going to have to go with Muse as they were the first real rock band that got me into the rock genre (technically Linkin Park were first, but nowadays I can't stand them), so yeah Muse. I mean, I can't stand the new dubstep songs they're making nowadays either, but I can still still back and enjoy some of their early material and see it in more of an artistic way, as opposed to the Linkin Park shaped alternative.

JezzeZ
08-03-2012, 06:04 PM
Alex Lifeson (inspired me to start playing guitar, and still is an important part of my playing, started my relentless quest for skill)

John Petrucci (one of my main influences in composition and playing, inspired me to balance shredding with some melodic stuff)

Mikael Åkerfeldt (the other one of my main influences composition-wise, inspired me to blend brutality with beauty and add melancholy and jazzy feats in my playing and composition)

Honorable mentions: Steve Vai, Arjen Lucassen

punkforlife93
08-03-2012, 06:12 PM
Thomas Erak inspired me to start taking guitar seriously, Aaron Weiss inspired me to infuse lyrics with poetry, and Dan Barrett reminded me that I am a mere human, whereas he is a celestial being of otherworldly greatness.

stevetamer
08-27-2012, 09:27 PM
Clapton
Paco DeLucia
Slash

jonathan.keeler
09-07-2012, 11:14 AM
Tosin Abasi, Bulb (Misha Mansour) and tommy emanuel

jonathan.keeler
09-11-2012, 04:07 PM
1. Mike Vennart (or the rest of his 3-part guitar ensemble of his band)
2. Steven Wilson
3. Joe Duplantier

This is still temporary, because I'm quite sure that this list will be updated in the future.

(serious and not mocking question) how is Josef Duplantier an inspiration to you guitaring, dont get me wrong, i love gojira, but as a guitarist, he only has one or two unique characteristics and i was really disappointing by their new album. from one gojira fan to another, check out animals as leaders or Tosin Abasi, i think you could appreciate it.

Firehawk2410
09-22-2012, 09:13 PM
1. Joe Perry
2. Eddie Van Halen
3. Slash

Slash was probably the one who got me interested in hard rock in the first place, but when I began listening to classic Aerosmith Joe Perry's riffs really made me want to play guitar, and he still inspires me. Later I found Van Halen and sort of set him as the bar I'd like to reach but probably won't.

calebrocker
09-24-2012, 04:00 AM
Guthrie Govan, John Petrucci, Shawn Lane.

My top influences are always changing because if I start listening to a different artist, some of his phrasing things come through in my playing. I do love me some Paul Gilbert too..wish I could do arpeggios like that guy. Now that I think about it, it's extremely hard to pinpoint my playing to JUST 3 guys. I try to use a little bit of everything I've heard into my playing from Derek Trucks, Hendrix, Vai, all the way to John Scofield and Buckethead. I wouldn't consider myself a player of any particular genre. I play metal the least, blues, rock, and jazz the most. I dont have anything against metal or anything I just never really need to play it.

wench38
09-27-2012, 12:46 AM
1. Robbin Crosby
2. Jake E. Lee
3. George Lynch
These are the 3 guys that made me pick up a guitar.

Many more if I could pick more than 3..
Steve Clark, Vai, Satch, Paul Gilbert, Akira Takasaki, Eddie Van Halen etc etc

M.V.
09-29-2012, 03:14 PM
Deep Purple
Steve Morse
Santana

goforwardrewind
10-13-2012, 06:52 AM
Frank marino
Michael schenker
Slash

treborillusion
10-25-2012, 12:57 AM
Guns N' Roses
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1tj2zJ2Wvg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzB5hFINC_k
Ms. Dynamite
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgwFn-GMWzI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSQHfChUqZY
Slash
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOBHazUt780
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCSysw7IQcE

Yeah.

treborillusion
10-25-2012, 01:31 AM
The Guns N' Roses influence on me;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3FYUGd2yEA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2UZkvm6-Q4

To the gigs I choose.
http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/profile_mojo_data/8/4/0/5/840506/pics/_c902029_image_0.JPG

ect... IDK, Guns N' Roses had good taste, I guess, in a world where Take That topped the charts, I'm glad for their albums, back in the day... So I guess that and a whole bunch of stuff made me, me. I remember when listening to Guns N' Roses wasn't cool anymore when I was 8 - that's how old I am.

Wild_One
10-29-2012, 05:49 AM
1. Paul Gilbert (No doubt about it, perfect example for every guitarist out there)

2. John Petrucci (his technique and sense of melody is just unreal)

Kirk Hammett ( I know he's getting worse and worse, but without him, I will never know what is metal and shred)

brenthinds
10-31-2012, 09:41 PM
1. Dimebag Darrell for his riffs
2. Brent Hinds for his riffs
3. Adrian Smith because he got me into metal and I love him as a guitarist.

Firehawk2410
10-31-2012, 11:32 PM
I'm changing my top three:
1. Ace Frehley
2. Joe Perry
3. EVH

Yes, a guy not on my previous list is number one now. Two or three YouTube videos later and I had a new fave.

treborillusion
11-01-2012, 12:43 PM
Oh, you mean for guitar; (Not music in general).

1. Slash
2. Jimi Hendrix
3. Carlos Santana

mike60
11-05-2012, 05:58 PM
The beatles, Jimmy Page ,David Gilmour

milanfistonich
11-13-2012, 11:33 PM
1. Billy corgan
2. Jonny greenwood
3. Kurt cobain

Barricade_28
11-14-2012, 12:17 AM
Tony Iommi, Jimmy Page, James Hetfield

Other very important ones: SRV, Jack White, John Frusciante, The Edge, Kirk Hammett

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11-14-2012, 01:14 AM
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Thomas_Erak_Fan
11-14-2012, 05:52 PM
1.Buckethead
2.Buckethead
3.Buckethead

My only influence I can think of. Seriously, the man is extremely underrated.

helltothee
11-14-2012, 05:57 PM
Cobain, Iommi and probably Hetfield

generic sounding I know, but they matter.

AlenGuitar
11-15-2012, 04:32 PM
Angus Young
Iommi
Page
BB King
Clapton
Chuck Berry
and a few more eh..

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11-18-2012, 09:10 PM
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TheUltimateSin
11-19-2012, 04:57 AM
1.Buckethead
2.Buckethead
3.Buckethead

My only influence I can think of. Seriously, the man is extremely underrated.

Nothing wrong with that :)

But, in an effort to expand your horizon a little, you can add Randy Rhoads to your list, since Buckethead was, in turn, influenced by him(and it shows on a few of his songs, Welcome to BucketheadLand being the most obviously noticable).

And...maybe Paul Gilbert I suppose. I mean, the man was one of Bucket's main teachers.


Just extend your list to 3 different names >_>

Guitar Gladius
11-26-2012, 07:52 PM
Vivaldi, Jason Becker, and the 3rd is a tie between a long list of others: Beethoven, Paco De Lucia, Randy Rhoads, Richie Blackmore...

dungeoncrawler
11-27-2012, 06:55 PM
1. Rolf Kasparek
2. Dave Carlo
3. Jeff Waters

thenextslash99
12-23-2012, 07:31 AM
I have four cos i cant decide who number 3 is:
1. Slash
2. Jimmy Page
3. Angus Young / Jimi Hendrix

BradIon1995
12-24-2012, 06:28 AM
Eddie Van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Dave Mustaine. Also, I absolutely CAN'T say anything about my influences without mentioning Johann Sebastian Bach.

CruizerRez
12-29-2012, 04:51 AM
Most probably, it would be..
All Time Low, Paramore and Green Day! :shrug:

joecalabr123
01-09-2013, 08:28 AM
In this order as I got older...
Ace Frehley
Carlos Santana
Joe Satriani

Russtopher
01-20-2013, 03:25 PM
Steve Morse, Jimmy Page.