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I searched this and nothing came up, so I tried lol

Who has had a major influence that you try to emulate/add into your own style of playing of Guitar, Bass, Drums, or any other instrument?

For Me I try to model after or emulate:

Mark Morton (Lamb Of God)
Dimebag Darrell (Pantera/ Damageplan)
Jeff Hanneman (Slayer)
Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
Daron Malakian (System Of A Down)
Alex Skolnick (Testament)
B.B King


How about you?
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#2
i don't emulate, but i base my technique off

John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
Mark Morton (Lamb of God)
various local musicians
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Mesa Boogie Mini Rec 25
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Jackson DK2, DK2M, DKMGT, SLAT3-7, DK1
#3
Kurt Cobain, the best guitarist to ever live.
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#6
Guitar:
Jesper Stromblad (In Flames)
Joe Duplantier (Gojira)
Anders Björler (At the Gates)

Bass:
Dick Lövgren (Meshuggah)
Justin Chancellor (Tool)
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#7
I just joined a pop punk emo band so I could get out of my little home town and didn't know how to play any of the genre so I made up what I could using techniques from my Mark Tremonti dvd. It ended up sounding like their genre with a lot of Tremonti influences.
Gear:
PRS Tremonti
ESP LTD Deluxe Viper 1000
Fender Telecaster
B.C. Rich Warlock
Epiphone Goth SG
Randall RD200
Line 6 Spider IV 150
#8
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bass-justin chancellor(tool)
my bass playing and guitar playing are drastically different because of this.
MM Stingray
MIA P Bass
MIM Jazz Bass
GK 700RB-II Head
GK 410SBX Cab
Sansamp 3 Ch. DI
Crybaby Bass Wah
Bass Big Muff
DD3 Delay

MIA Strat
Nashville Tele
Martin 00015M
Hot Rod Deluxe
Big Muff
DS1
Hendrix Crybaby Wah
#9
Brian Setzer, Scotty Moore, Eddie Couchran
current gear
music man steve morse y2d
fender american strat
yamaha dg 100
crate palomoino v32 head
#11
when i was in drumline i liked to do the nick cannon face
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#12
I was gonna start naming names but that would take forever so I'll just say myself.

I'll listen to guitarists from different kinds of genre, pick something up and learn from it, and develop my own style.
#13
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bass-justin chancellor(tool)
my bass playing and guitar playing are drastically different because of this.

Thanks.
#14
The guy who plays the bass for the "bass for dummies" audio CD. He taught me the blues scale, now that's pretty much what I rely on to make bass lines. Or that's how it used to be.
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#15
Mikael Åkerfeldt
David Gilmour
Adam Jones
Meshuggah
Stephen carpenter
Dimebag
Dave Mustaine

i know... im a proggy bastard...
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Rivera KnuckleHead 55
Budda SuperDrive 30
Vox AC15C1
#16
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The sounds I hear in my head.


This..

I've never really thought about who I emulate.. I don't think I even do
#18
+1 do whoever said David Gilmour for guitar.

and for bass... geddy lee or chris squire (yes)
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So, you like to totally wank your solos live?

EDIT: On topic, I model after Devin Townsend mostly. I have a metal tone with a bit of reverb on it, and I usually play in open C major.
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Nah dude I dont have enough money to afford the wah, Im talkin just the typical solo deal first soloing i ever learned
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Im not into the whole drug scene....

I just think Fire is Boss.


#22
James Hetfield is my main source of influence....downpicking and guitar slung low and just being able to lead a band no matter the circumstance (except rehab)
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#23
Billy Corgan, Brian Aubert, Kurt Cobain.
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#24
Zakk Wylde, Randy Rhoads, and just trying to be melodic and clean with my playing. I have a lot of favorite guitar players and I can copy Zakks style pretty well, but I don't really have a clear influence when it comes to my original solos/riffs.
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#25
Noel Gallagher, Hugh Harris, Jamie Cook/Alex Turner, Alex Kapranos, other various modern British guitar players... and Pete Townshend.
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#26
Guitar:
Mike Einziger (Incubus)
John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
John Mayer
Josh Farro/Taylor York (Paramore)

Songwriting:
Jeff Buckley
Brandon Boyd (Incubus)
John Mayer
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#27
John Frusciante
George Harrison
Anton Newcombe
John Cipollina
Rory Gallagher
Jimi Hendrix

A few people whose music I draw inspiration from.
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Kurt Cobain, the best guitarist to ever live.


LOL I might have to sig this if i van figure out.

Edit: Buckethead, Guthrie Govan, Oli Herbert, Mark Morton (trendin now though I like the older log), Chris Letchford, Jason Becker. To name a few
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#30
Mark Tremonti
Zakk Wylde
Marty Friedman
Paul Gilbert
Adam Jones
James Hetfield
My Gear:
Peavey 6505+
Marshall 1960B
Schecter Hellraiser Avenger
Ibanez VBT700
Marshall Guv'nor
Marshall Echohead
Morley Tremonti Wah
Boss TU-2
Boss NS-2
Avatar 2x12
EHX Holy Grail Reverb
Furman SPB 8C
Boss Flange
#33
EVH aka god aka cream in pants
Gibson SG Standard
Ibanez S2170FB
Peavey JSX
Marshall 1960A
TEXAS A&M
#34
Pretty much any of the guitarists in my favorite bands. But if I had to really really narrow it down to one guitarist, it'd be Mike Einziger (mostly for all his jazzy riffs and stuff he comes up with, particularly in Time Lapse Consortium). That really opened me up to a whole slew of different genres that broadened my music knowledge.

The rest of the stuff I tend to try and play are a mix of blues and jazz (like west coast jazz/bossa nova) with a mix of folk and stuff.
#36
Jeff Loomis (Nevermore/solo)
Yngwie Malmsteen (solo)
Mohammed Suicmez (Necrophagist)

Neoclassical related stuff mostly, although the techniques for playing any genre of music should be similar (hand positioning, picking style, etc). They promote correct methods of playing (efficiency and comfort) rather than the way of playing, which would be more towards the musical voicing.

Although sometimes, "incorrect" techniques can lead to some unique sounds as well if they're applied consistently and intentionally...
#38
I don't TRY to emulate anyone, but when I go back and listen to my playing I hear (And have been told I play like): Paul Gilbert, Alex Skolnick, Criss Oliva, and EVH.
#40
I mix up Joe Satriani and Steve vai kind of stuff with thrash like Dave Mustaine and Kerry King with a bit of neo classical like Yngwie Malmsteen.
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