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#1
Ace Frehley influenced me quite a bit...so did Jimi Hendrix and SRV. Hard to believe, because I play in a hard rock/thrash band!!! Ace taught me that it's OK to play metal with a BOSS DS-1 and a Les Paul.

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#2
Slash, Zakk Wylde, Kirk Hammett, and Tony Iommi


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#5
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True.

Mille Petrozza influenced me quite a bit.
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Epiphone G400/L6 Spider III 15
Squier CV J-Bass/Acoustic B20
Misc. pedals

Currently saving for:
Acoustic B200

Funds:
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#10
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For me, mostly John Frusciante, Hendrix, SRV, and david gilmour
#11
Thom Yorke and Greenwood (Radiohead), Matt Bellamy, Ben Gibbard, and the Guitar player and singer from Bright Eyes
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

Oscar Wilde
#13
Both the guitarists in NOFX.

NOFX was the first band I started listening to, and after them I found other punk bands, all of which then influenced me to start playing guitar.

Motorhead was a help with influence as well. I was blown away the first time I heard Ace of Spades.
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#14
Despite being a saxophonist, Charlie Parker's phrasing and note choice heavily influenced my own approaches to melodic and rhythmic phrasing, as well as encouraging me to study rhythmic displacement and the likes.
Ron Jarzombek is most definitely my number one guitarist - brilliant phrasing and note choice, abnormal methods and approaches to writing - which I truly admire -, controlled technique - hell, even his brother, Bobby of Spastic Ink fame, has greatly influenced my phrasing and re-enforced my rhythmic principles and approaches.
Then there's the fusion greats like Alex Hutchings, Frank Gambale, Guthrie Govan - all who have blown me away with their music, overall.

I'm more a fan of clever phrasing and note choice, especially when used in conjunction with abnormal writing methods and odd meters and the likes.

tl;dr
- Charlie Parker, Ron & Bobby Jarzombek, Guthrie Govan, Alex Hutchings, Frank Gambale.
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#15
Neil Zaza, Andy Timmons, Syu, Leon Kemp, Paul Gilbert, and Oli Herbert.
#16
Above all, Joe Satriani, he's a god of the craft.

Otherwise, guys like Petrucci, Vai, Gilbert, Yngwie, JerryC, Neil Zaza, etc.
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**********MATTHEW BELLAMY (MUSE)

John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Oli Herbert (All That Remains), and probably more that I can't think of right now.
#18
Alex Skolnick, Dimebag, Buckethead, Blackie Lawless, Corey Beaulieu, Paul Gilbert, George Lynch..cant say anyone because all these guys equally inspire me.

Those who made me want to start playing.. David Gilmour, Angus Young, Eddie Van Halen, James Hetfield
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+1
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

Oscar Wilde
#20
Alex Sckolnick (sp!)
Dave Mustain
Tony Iommi
Yngwie Malmsteen
Paul Gilbert
EVH

and for some reason Corey from Trivium (i dont like the band) but i think he's too good for that band aswell IMO

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Alex Skolnick, Dimebag, Buckethead, Blackie Lawless, Corey Beaulieu, Paul Gilbert, George Lynch..cant say anyone because all these guys equally inspire me.


Man you are like the dream guitarist i would have play along side me in a band

Blackie Lawless is the reason i took up bass (he was the bassist in wasp before Duda, to those that dont know) and im gonna see them in December
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#21
Nergal, Alexi Laiho, Kristian Niemann, and Olavi Mikkonen...oh and Skwisgaar...
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#22
buckethead on his slow albums
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#23
Cobain... Nirvana= first REAL band i listened to
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#24
James Hetfield
Kirk Hammett
Dimebag Darrrell
Tony Rambola
Tony Iommi
Jimi Hendrix
Malcomb Young
Angus Young

My bass playing:
Cliff Burton
Steve Harris
Gene Simmons
Jason Newsted
Robert Trujillo
Robbie from Godsmack. IDK last name (Merril?)
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#25
Slash, SRV, Kirk Hammet, JohnFrusciante, Zakk Wylde...

I play a lot of Hendrix but he doesn't influence my playing much.

But yeah, Mostly Slash for leads, Malcom/ Angus Young for Rhythms.
#27
James Hetfield - the reason I started playing guitar in the first place.
Kirk Hammett
Adrian Smith/Dave Murray
Noel Gallagher
Ty Tabor
Tom Morello
John Frusciante
Jackson PDX Demmelition w/ EMG 81/85
Vintage Lemon Drop w/ Seymour Duncan JB/Jazz
Dean Z Bubinga w/ Seymour Duncan Blackouts

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#28
This thread has been done before granted, but it's interesting to see what other people listen too, especially if it introduces you to someone you've never heard of before.

Ace Frehley, Bernard Butler, Dave Murray, Angus Young, Paul Kossoff
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#31
Daron Malakian made me play guitar. After him came John Petrucci, Steve Vai, Marty Friedman, David Gilmour, Adam Jones, Buckethead, Alexi Laiho
#32
Randy Rhoads, Slash, Kirk Hammett/James Hetfield, SRV, Dave Grohl...
Others worth of mention, just not as much: Corey Bealiuo, Synester Gates, Joe Satriani, John Fruciante, Dave Murry/Adrian Smith...
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#34
Dimebag, and Tony Iiomi. also Eric Clapton for classics
"When I tried to play something and screwed up, I'd hear some other note that would come into play. Then I started trying different things to find the beauty in it."
-Dimebag Darrell
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This thread has been done before granted, but it's interesting to see what other people listen too, especially if it introduces you to someone you've never heard of before.

Ace Frehley, Bernard Butler, Dave Murray, Angus Young, Paul Kossoff






- Ace Frehley
- Joe Satriani
- John Petrucci
- Steve Vai
- Marty Friedman
- Andy Timmons

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#36
- John Petrucci
- Jimi Hendrix
- Tommy Emmanuel
- BB King
- Skwisgear Skwigalf
- John Frusciante
- Son House
- Paul Gilbert
- Jack White
- Kirk Hammet
#38
Vai, jeff beck, holdsworth, kurt cobain, mikael akerfelt (spellingmangled), shawn lane, paul gilbert, andy summers, John petrucci, eric clapton

basically, I try (TRY) and absorb the styles of anyone who was/is good!
#39
Satriani and Vai really inspire my melodies a lot.
My own songs use a lot of chord progressions and chords Opeth uses a lot. Even the ones I wrote before listening to Opeth.


I play rock.
Current gear:
Carvin CT6M
TC Electronics Dark Matter distortion
Harley Benton 2x12, with Celestion V30s
Laney Ironheart 60w tube amp
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