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#1
Name who you think is the most influential guitarists in popular music. Then name YOUR top 5 influences.

1.) Chuck Berry
2.) Jimi Hendrix
3.) Eric Clapton
4.) Jimmy Page
5.) Duane Allman

for me

1.) Lisa C (Mom)
2.) Greg A (Gf's dad)
3.) Justin A (Gf's brother)
4.) David Gilmour
5.) Eric Clapton
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#2
Clapton
Hendrix
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Muddy Waters
Buddy Holly

does this discussion belong here???... i guess it does...
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#3
1) Hendrix
2) Santana
3) SRV
4) Gilmour
5) Clapton (all though i dont like him)

for me

1) Frusciante
2) Yoshiaki Manabe ( The Pillows )
3) Tom Morello
4) Gimour
5) Frank Zappa
#5
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Clapton
Hendrix
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Muddy Waters
Buddy Holly

does this discussion belong here???... i guess it does...


I hope so. I couldn't think of anywhere else to put it really. I figured as far as musical influence this would be the best place to put it
#6
ill just name mine because i dont really listen to too much popular music.

russ and scott from zao
tom from mxpx
tom from blink 182
bret detter zao/juliana theroy
the guys from carcass
#8
1. Ritchie Blackmore
2. Yngwie Malmsteen
3. John Williams
4. Paco De-Lucila
5. Jeff Beck
Frank Zappa's not dead. He just smells funny.
#10
1) randy rhoads
2) james hetfield
3) dimebag darrel
4) yngwie malmsteen
5) alexi laiho
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#13
Jimmy Page?... ;>.>

I agree with most of it though..


World List

1. Jimi Hendrix(Pioneered effects, and brought lead guitar crazy solos to the front of popular music)
2. Chuck Berry(Really started the whole Rock and Roll thing.. Though I probably should be putting Elvis, since Elvis reached more people.)
3. Eddie Van Halen(Really kind of took the blues out of Rock, and paved the way for 80s rock/glam metal. )
4. Tony Iommi(Pretty much invented every kind of metal riffage that I can think of. Give any metal genre, and you could probably find a Sabbath song that prototyped it.)
5. Dick Dale(If it wasn't for him, guitar probably wouldn't be so damn loud. Helped with almost all Fender advancements in the 60s, and at the same time influenced plenty of great guitarists, including Hendrix.)

I had to explain Dick Dale up there a bit more than the others, because even though he is vey influential, not many people seem to know just how. All the others are kind of obvious I think.

My List(In no order)

1. Zee Rock(Has an awesome guitar style that mixes Surf and old Rock n' Roll with Russian, Gypsy and middle eastern styles.)
2. Frank Zappa(Had such a unique style of playing. Even though he isn't considered to be a guitar god, he has done some of the greatest guitar solos I've ever heard. Listen to Cruisin for Burgers(The Zappa in New Your Instrumental version), or Black Napkins from Zoot Allures. I like Zappa because he isn't a guitar soloist who just runs patterns and licks. He becomes one with his guitar, and really composes on the spot. He does it well too.)
3. Jimmy Nolen(Invented Funk guitar as far as I'm concerned, and was one of my earlier influences. Since I really like rhythm, his scratchy percussive sound really appealed to me)
4. Tony Iommi (Besides what I mentioned about him above, he's just the master at making memorable riffs. Also shows that music doesn't have to be very complex to sound great.)
5. Jeff Beck (Jeff Beck is able to make the guitar sing. He's not really a composer, but there is no equal when it comes to interpreting a piece. He's just so good at creating good tone. There isn't another guitarist like him.)
#14
the thread-starter already named my top popular influences.


MY top influences:

1) Frank Zappa
2) Jimi Hendrix
3) SRV
4) Eddie Van Halen
5) Angus Young

those aren't particularily on order. i take styles and techniques from each of them and try to create my own sound.
#15
My influences:
Adam Jones
Tom Morello
John Petrucci
Malcom Young
James Hetfield
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#16
My top 5 would be:
1-Frusciante (not only inspired me to start listening to, but also to start playing, music)
2-Matt Bellamy (greatly influenced every riff I've ever written)
3-Hendrix (influences my improvs)
4-Vai (blows my mind whenever I listen to him)
5-Van Halen (really broadened my music horizons)
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1. Hendrix
2. Zappa
3. Van Halen
4. Frusciante
5. Berry

and for me:

1. John Frusciante
2. Jimi Hendrix
3. Frank Zappa
4. Van Halen
5. Brad Delson (yeah I know that He's from LP but that's the truth. I started playing guitar because of him...)
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#18
Randy rhoads
Jimmy Page
Yngwie malmsteen
John petrucci
Eddie Van Halen

Sorry to say this but punk rock guitarists are over rated, please tell me wats so hard in transposin a 5th chord around the fret board, these are guys that find a cheap way to get through the music world, no music theory, no actual skill.
#20
1. Jimi Hendrix
2. Eddie Van Halen
3. Jimmy Page
4. Tony Iommi
5. Wes Montgomery

I'd say that almost everyone that plays music (excluding stuff like funk and r&b) are in someway influenced by at least one of these guitar players.
#21
for me?
herman and sam from dragonforce
michael angelo batio
yngwie malmsteen
dimebag darrell
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#23
For the world:
1. Jimi Hendrix
2. Angus Young
3. Eric Clapton
4. Dimebag Darrell
5. Jimmy Page

For me:
1. Jimi Hendrix
2. John Frusciante
3. Eric Clapton
4. Pete Townshend
5. My guitar teacher who has taught me most of what I know.
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#24
In alphabetical (not ranked) order:

Duane Allman
Charlie Christian
Eric Clapton
Paul Galbraith
George Harrison
Steve Howe
Robert Johnson
John McLaughlin
Les Paul
Django Reinhardt
Andres Segovia

Yes, this is more than five - tough.
All things are difficult before they are easy.
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#25
Top 5-Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Dimbag Darell, Slash, Angus Young

Mine- Angus Young, Jack White, Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, my guitar teacher
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#26
I don't really see why people think dimebag darell was such a big influence to the world. By the time pantera got popular, shred was already pretty big. He didn't bring anything new to the table really.
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I don't really see why people think dimebag darell was such a big influence to the world. By the time pantera got popular, shred was already pretty big. He didn't bring anything new to the table really.


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Andres Segovia, Django Reinhardt, Robert Johnson, BB King, Wes Montgomery, and Woodie Guthrie are a few of the names that come to mind. Leadbelly is also huge, as well as a ton of early jazz guitarists that I'm forgetting.

Personal influences, loosely ranked:
Marty Friedman
Devin Townsend
Paul Gilbert
Shawn Lane
Adam D (Killswitch)
I limited to 5, but I could easily go for days.
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#29
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Sorry to say this but punk rock guitarists are over rated, please tell me wats so hard in transposin a 5th chord around the fret board, these are guys that find a cheap way to get through the music world, no music theory, no actual skill.

This thread wasn't made for genre bashing, and since when is music about being difficult?

Johnny Ramone was definately not a great guitarist but he was undeniably influencial.
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#30
In no particular order.

David Gilmour
Mark Knopfler
Neil Young
Syd Barrett
George Thorogood (don't draw much from his playing, but he was the sole reason I bothered to learn slide)

Also deserving of a mention is the great sitarist Ravi Shankar.
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1. Hendrix
2. Van Halen
3. Iommi
4. Hetfield
5. Vai

For me:
1. Randy Rhoads
2. Chuck Schuldiner (Death, Control Denied)
3. Thomas "Galder" Rune (Old Man's Child, Dimmu Borgir)
4. Jari Mäenpää (Ensiferum, Wintersun)
5. Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom, Sinergy)
#32
1. Andres Segovia
2. Chuck Berry
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Jimmy Page
5. EVH

I'm not very good with listing things like this, but anyways...

My top five influences:

1. Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
2. Marty Friedman (Cacaphony, Megadeth, solo work)
3. EVH (Van Halen)
4. Chris Poland (solo work and post-Megadeth)
5. Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
#33
No order...

Dimebag Darrell (Pantera)
Bart Frydrychowicz (Quo Vadis)
Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom)
Muhammad Suizcmez (Necrophagist)
Michael/Chistopher Amott (Arch Enemy)
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David Gilmour
Chuck Schuldiner
Dimebag Darrel
John Petrucci
Paul Gilbert
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#35
For the world:
1. Les Paul
2. Chuck Berry
3. Chet Atkins
4. Jimi Hendrix
5. Charlie Christian


For me:
1. Stevie Ray Vaughan
2. Luther Perkins/Johnny Cash
3. Duane Allman
4. Charlie Christian
5. Jimi Hendrix
Last edited by C_Miller at Nov 12, 2007,
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1) John Frusciante (RHCP)
2) Beau Burchell/ Justin Shekoski (Saosin)
3) Eric Clapton (Cream and solo work)
4) Tom Morello (RATM, Audioslave)
5) Ian D'sa (Billy Talent)
#37
in rawk?

hendrix
van halen
clapton
iommi
townshend

for me?

hendrix
mick ronson
the edge
john frusciante
george harrison
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#38
jimi hendrix
tony iommi
greg allman
dimebag darrel
joe satriani


me:
devin townsend
paul gilbert
joe satriani
dimebag darrell
Mikael Åkerfeldt


edit: there is way more than 5 guitarists that have influenced the world those were just the first five that came to mind
Last edited by DrewH at Nov 12, 2007,
#39
In the world.
1. Les Paul
2. Chuck Berry
3.Eddie van halen
4.Jimi Hendrix
5. Jimmy Page

For me.
1. Tom Scholz (boston) I know I know he's not the best but he is my favorite becasue of his style he is just a good player his leads are so melodic.
2. Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen) Ok he is just a really freaking good player and influenced me in many ways including tapping which I actaully use in church a fair amount.
3. Jimi Hendrix. If you play guitar and say Jimi Hendrix hasn't infuenced you your just dumb cause he was a really good player in many respects he was a bit sloppy though.
4.Eric Clapton. Eric Clapton infuenced me Alot in the way I play anyhting Blues he is just so good at it.
5. Ryan. Ryan is a friend of mine he tought me to play guitar and isn't the best and isn't the greatest player of all time but is well rounded guitar player.
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#40
In rock
1) Jimi Hendrix
2) Chuck Berry
3) Dick Dale
4) Tony Iommi
5) Eric Clapton

for me it's
1) Tom Morello
2) Dick Dale
3) Jimi Hendrix
4) Bradley Nowell
5) East Bay Ray
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