Are there any good guitarists out there that idolize other guitarists? I mean can you be a really good guitarist if all you do is idolize another's tone, rig and style?

I'd like to get the Pit's take on this.
Satch idolizes Vai.

*waits for joke to be missed.*
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Just because you idolize somebody and his/her tone, it doesn't mean you want to emulate. Think of how many people idolize Hendrix but sound nothing like him.
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Frusciante is a massive Hendrix fanboy, and he's stupidly popular.
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Zakk Wylde idolizes Randy Rhoads and Tony Iommi

and quite rightly so
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The guy from MCR managed it but if you are a carbon copy of another, more talented, player then you probably wont get too far, you never know though.
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Satch idolizes Vai.

*waits for joke to be missed.*

*gets joke*

I know it's not the best example, but Ray Toro loves the guitarists from Iron Maiden and he's great.
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