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#1
I know it's a bit cliche, but Hendrix never ceases to inspire me.
Wanderlei war wagon.
#3
Frusciante, Hendrix, Page, Lalonde, Anastasio.
www.myspace.com/thestalkingbutlers

Holy Knight of the Crusading Order of the Stratocaster.

Gear:
MIA Fender Stratocaster
MIA Fender Telecaster
MI? Fender TC-90

Fender Hot Rod Deville
Blackstar HT5, HT40

various pedals
#4
Mortido is my biggest influence by far
Suhr Custom, Flaxwood Rautia or Grosh Tele thru
HBE Medicine Bawl Wah
Analogman BiComp
Texas Two Step OD
Fulltone Ultimate Octave/Fuzz
Boss CE-2
TC Nova Delay
SLO-100, 65 London or Bogner Shiva
Ask me about any of this stuff!
#6
Danny Carey.

I don't even play drums.
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im more of a social godzilla than chameleon

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Alright, I'll give them a try, Japanese Black Speed rarely disappoints.

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Hmm judging from your pic you'd fit in more with a fat busted tribute.
#8
leadbelly, robert johnson, blind lemon jefferson..... old blues guys like that are real good
#9
Vai, Satriani, Rhoads, Li, and Gilmore, I like those who take things to the next level
Out here you've gotta know where your towel is!
#11
Jeff Buckley and John Mayer
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I like to draw pictures of penises everywhere.

It makes me feel like a big man.


Proud owner of a fender deluxe player's strat - honey blonde/maple neck Here it is

Member of the Stratocaster Lovers Group
#14
FUSION, JAZZ and PROGRESSIVE ROCK: Scott Henderson, Scott Kinsey, Gary Willis, Virgil Donati, Steve Weingart, Marc Guillermont, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tim Miller, Ben Monder, Dave Weckl, Chick Corea, Mike Brecker, the Brecker Bros, George Garzone, Angelo Debarre, Mike Keneally, Ty Tabor, Hiromi, Frank Zappa, Enver Izmailov, Billy Childs, Mike Landau, Pat Metheny, Tony Grey, Miles Okazaki, Lale Larson, Frank Gambale, Alain Caron, Electric Outlet, Dysrhythmia, Derek Sherinian, George Lynch, Stewart Copeland, Jeff Babko, Eric Johnson, Joscho Stephan, the Rosenberg family, Danny Gatton, Tomatito, Liberty Ellman, Astral Project, James Emery, John Scofield, Vinnie Colaiuta, Derek Bailey, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Fred Frith, Jeff Beck, Shawn Lane, Janek Gwizdala, Peter Sprague, Lionel Loueke, Adam Nitti, Adrian Legg, Reb Beach, Shane Theriot, Marcus Deml, Ron Thal, Greg Howe, Stefano Battaglia, Jack Wilkins, Niacin, Matthew Garrison, Richie Kotzen, Jazz Pistols, Marco Minnemann, John Petrucci, Canvas Solaris, Hilmar Jensson, David Binney, Aydin Esen, Uri Caine, Adam Holzman, Craig Taborn, Gordian Knot, Guthrie Govan, Fahir Atakoglu, Andy Milne, Tim Berne, Marc Ducret, Sir Millard Mulch, Preston Reed, Martin Taylor, Nelson Veras, Tom Kennedy, Planet X, Steve Lukather, Scott Lerner, Brett Garsed, Steve Vai, Eivind Aarset, Jeff Kollman, Ruins, Allan Holdsworth, Adam Rogers, Oz Noy, Allen Hinds, Pat Martino, Wayne Krantz.

MODERN ROCK, SINGER-SONGWRITER, ELECTRONICA, WORLD, AND ALT-POP: Quodia, Muse, Elbow, Coldplay, Mute Math, Magnet/Even Johansen, the Beatles, U2, KT Tunstall, Plumb, Amer Ammouri, David Fiuczynski, Krakatau, Evanescence, Benevento Russo Duo, Rufus Wainwright, Aqualung, Amon Tobin, Arcade Fire, Deathcab for Cutie, Ani DiFranco, Psapp, Rob Dougan, Djivan Gasparyan & Vachagan Avakian, Lustmord, Anathallo, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, The Corrs, Tegan and Sara, Population 1, Azam Ali, Patrick Watson, the Feeling, Greg Laswell, Mourning Widows, Amos Lee, Carla Kihlstedt, Kimya Dawson, Nils Frykdahl, Butterfly Boucher, Tin Hat Trio, Dhafer Youssef, Faun Fables/Dawn McCarthy, Stars of Track and Field, Immersion Composition Society, Mike Patton, Faith No More, Tina Dico, Imogen Heap, Beck, Bibio, the Books, Trevor Rabin, Kasabian, Juno Reactor, Hybrid, I:scintilla, the Future Sound of London, E.S. Posthumus, Four Tet, Bitter:Sweet, Brad Andrews, Boards of Canada, Squarepusher, Keller Williams, People in Planes, Celldweller/Klayton, Fantômas, Nick Drake, Porcupine Tree, Rage Against the Machine, Tabla Beat Science, Propellerheads, Sia, BT, Thom Yorke, Team Sleep, Sigur Rós, Overseer, Duncan Sheik, Milford Graves, Skeleton Key, the Verve, Andrew Bird, Sondre Lerche, Sufjan Stevens, the Dear Hunter, Sara Groves, Voyager One, Damiera, Switchfoot, Snow Patrol, the Thrills, Poe, Jeff Buckley, Alanis Morissette, the Vines, Terje Isungset, Spymob, Keane, Jonatha Brooke, Fiona Apple, Derek Webb, NIN, Marjorie Fair, Alexi Murdoch.

SOUNDTRACK COMPOSERS: Goldsmith, Williams, Herrmann, Horner, Elfman, Newman, Zimmer, Bear McCreary, Roque Banos, James Newton Howard, Michael Giacchino.

CLASSICAL/20th CENTURY: Debussy, Ravel, Prokofeiv, Mozart, Beethoven, J.S. Bach, György Ligeti, Stravinsky, Bartok, Cage, Zappa, Boulez.

BLUES/ROCK: Stevie Ray, Hendrix, Derek Trucks, Robert Randolph, Albert Cummings, John Mayer, Jonny Lang, Albert King, BB King, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Keb’ Mo’, John Butler Trio, Joe Bonamassa.


#15
ritchie blackmore mainly, randy rhoads, jake e lee, joe perry, slash, dave murray, stevie ray vaughan, tony iommi and of course hendrix
#16
Far too many to list in a thread that I've already participated in a hundred times before.

But a few worth mentioning: Layne Staley & Jerry Cantrell, Chris Cornell & Kim Thayil, Ritchie Blackmore, Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, Kurt Cobain, James Hetfield & Kirk Hammett, Shannon Hoon, Johnny Winter, Robin Trower, John Lee Hooker, John Petrucci, Joe Walsh, Jimi Hendrix, Tony Iommi, the list goes on.
#17
guitar player wise : Dave Mustaine, Dimebag Darrell, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie


but mostly my influence comes from life..

beautiful girls, awesome cars, nature, harmony, stuff like that is what inspires me to play music and write songs and ****
#18
Nobuo Uematsu is, unquestionably, the biggest influence on my songwriting.
Someones knowledge of guitar companies spelling determines what amps you can own. Really smart people can own things like Framus because they sound like they might be spelled with a "y" but they aren't.
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Quote by Archeo Avis
Nobuo Uemastsu is, unquestionably, the biggest influence on my songwriting.


You spelled Uematsu wrong
#22
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You spelled Uematsu wrong


Typo.
Someones knowledge of guitar companies spelling determines what amps you can own. Really smart people can own things like Framus because they sound like they might be spelled with a "y" but they aren't.
#26
John Petrucci, Gus G, Alexi Laiho, and Randy Rhoads are some of my biggest influences.

My things:
Bowes SLx7
Washburn WG587
Washburn X40Pro
Washburn X50
Washburn HM24
Washburn WR150
Laguna LE200s
Arietta Acoustic
First Act
Valveking 112
VHT Deliverance

#27
John Frusciante, Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Eric Clapton, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez.
#28
John Petrucci, Adam Jones, Billy Howerdel, Trent Reznor, Steve Harris
My name is Andy
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Only looking at music as math and theory, is like only looking at the love of your life as flesh and bone.

Swinging to the rhythm of the New World Order,
Counting bodies like sheep to the rhythm of the war drums
#30
Quote by Scott Jones
FUSION, JAZZ and PROGRESSIVE ROCK: Scott Henderson, Scott Kinsey, Gary Willis, Virgil Donati, Steve Weingart, Marc Guillermont, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tim Miller, Ben Monder, Dave Weckl, Chick Corea, Mike Brecker, the Brecker Bros, George Garzone, Angelo Debarre, Mike Keneally, Ty Tabor, Hiromi, Frank Zappa, Enver Izmailov, Billy Childs, Mike Landau, Pat Metheny, Tony Grey, Miles Okazaki, Lale Larson, Frank Gambale, Alain Caron, Electric Outlet, Dysrhythmia, Derek Sherinian, George Lynch, Stewart Copeland, Jeff Babko, Eric Johnson, Joscho Stephan, the Rosenberg family, Danny Gatton, Tomatito, Liberty Ellman, Astral Project, James Emery, John Scofield, Vinnie Colaiuta, Derek Bailey, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Fred Frith, Jeff Beck, Shawn Lane, Janek Gwizdala, Peter Sprague, Lionel Loueke, Adam Nitti, Adrian Legg, Reb Beach, Shane Theriot, Marcus Deml, Ron Thal, Greg Howe, Stefano Battaglia, Jack Wilkins, Niacin, Matthew Garrison, Richie Kotzen, Jazz Pistols, Marco Minnemann, John Petrucci, Canvas Solaris, Hilmar Jensson, David Binney, Aydin Esen, Uri Caine, Adam Holzman, Craig Taborn, Gordian Knot, Guthrie Govan, Fahir Atakoglu, Andy Milne, Tim Berne, Marc Ducret, Sir Millard Mulch, Preston Reed, Martin Taylor, Nelson Veras, Tom Kennedy, Planet X, Steve Lukather, Scott Lerner, Brett Garsed, Steve Vai, Eivind Aarset, Jeff Kollman, Ruins, Allan Holdsworth, Adam Rogers, Oz Noy, Allen Hinds, Pat Martino, Wayne Krantz.

MODERN ROCK, SINGER-SONGWRITER, ELECTRONICA, WORLD, AND ALT-POP: Quodia, Muse, Elbow, Coldplay, Mute Math, Magnet/Even Johansen, the Beatles, U2, KT Tunstall, Plumb, Amer Ammouri, David Fiuczynski, Krakatau, Evanescence, Benevento Russo Duo, Rufus Wainwright, Aqualung, Amon Tobin, Arcade Fire, Deathcab for Cutie, Ani DiFranco, Psapp, Rob Dougan, Djivan Gasparyan & Vachagan Avakian, Lustmord, Anathallo, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, The Corrs, Tegan and Sara, Population 1, Azam Ali, Patrick Watson, the Feeling, Greg Laswell, Mourning Widows, Amos Lee, Carla Kihlstedt, Kimya Dawson, Nils Frykdahl, Butterfly Boucher, Tin Hat Trio, Dhafer Youssef, Faun Fables/Dawn McCarthy, Stars of Track and Field, Immersion Composition Society, Mike Patton, Faith No More, Tina Dico, Imogen Heap, Beck, Bibio, the Books, Trevor Rabin, Kasabian, Juno Reactor, Hybrid, I:scintilla, the Future Sound of London, E.S. Posthumus, Four Tet, Bitter:Sweet, Brad Andrews, Boards of Canada, Squarepusher, Keller Williams, People in Planes, Celldweller/Klayton, Fantômas, Nick Drake, Porcupine Tree, Rage Against the Machine, Tabla Beat Science, Propellerheads, Sia, BT, Thom Yorke, Team Sleep, Sigur Rós, Overseer, Duncan Sheik, Milford Graves, Skeleton Key, the Verve, Andrew Bird, Sondre Lerche, Sufjan Stevens, the Dear Hunter, Sara Groves, Voyager One, Damiera, Switchfoot, Snow Patrol, the Thrills, Poe, Jeff Buckley, Alanis Morissette, the Vines, Terje Isungset, Spymob, Keane, Jonatha Brooke, Fiona Apple, Derek Webb, NIN, Marjorie Fair, Alexi Murdoch.

SOUNDTRACK COMPOSERS: Goldsmith, Williams, Herrmann, Horner, Elfman, Newman, Zimmer, Bear McCreary, Roque Banos, James Newton Howard, Michael Giacchino.

CLASSICAL/20th CENTURY: Debussy, Ravel, Prokofeiv, Mozart, Beethoven, J.S. Bach, György Ligeti, Stravinsky, Bartok, Cage, Zappa, Boulez.

BLUES/ROCK: Stevie Ray, Hendrix, Derek Trucks, Robert Randolph, Albert Cummings, John Mayer, Jonny Lang, Albert King, BB King, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Keb’ Mo’, John Butler Trio, Joe Bonamassa.

you sir, are hardcore...
but where's al dimeola ?
#35
Y.malmsteen, shred with emotion & Z.Wylde, he gives his guitar a voice
#36
john frusciante, mark knopfler and eric clapton
Guitars:

Fender Mexican HSS Strat (Sunburst, Maple Neck)
- /w custom handwound John Mayer pickups - thx cord!

Amp:
Hughes & Kettner Matrix 100 Combo (practice amp)
Fender '73 Twin Reverb (main amp)

boss bd-2 (keeley modded)
#38
Marty Friedman, Tony Iommi, David Gilmour, John Petrucci.
Schecter Blackjack
Mesa F-30
Line 6 Verbzilla
Bad Monkey
FAB Chorus
#39
Influence? I'm influenced by ALL music...either positively or negatively. Whom do I emulate? That's a different question. Just cuz I TRY to play like Hendrix doesn't mean I CAN play like Hendrix. The better way to phrase this question might be who's music might we hear in your own playing...and that must be answered by the listener not the player.
#40
I heard Maiden's "Brave New World" in my last year of school and by the time the record had finished my taste in music had ultimately changed from the garbage I was being fed by the TV and radio (Eminem, Limp Bizkit, Kid Rock, shameful I know), so I have to say Maiden are my biggest influence and I've seen em twice which is a bonus. Then through Maiden I discovered Zeppelin, Sabbath, Guns n Roses etc but never really appreciated them. These were the bands that first made me even think about wanting a guitar.

I decided to give The Beatles a try and thought they were mint along with Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Brian Wilson and Hendrix. I went through a piano period aswell after discovering Queen, I can thrash a few chords and can play a few Queen, Elton John and Beatles numbers. Gave the piano up though when I tried some Beethoven and my favourite pianist George Gershwin, only after I spent 400 bones on a peice of **** piano though, got well ripped off on it (do yourself a favour, if you're ever in Oldham, avoid a shop called Keys).

I got into the whole Britpop thing for a while, mainly Oasis and Radiohead, they probably first influenced me to think about songwriting and wanting to learn abit of theory.

Then I heard the Dime.

After that I started looking at the guitar as an extension of my life rather than just a tool and his attitude has made me want to be a better guitarist than I thought I could be. Then I found Vai, Satch, Petrucci, Marty Freidman, Zakk Wylde, Frusciante, Al Di Meola and re-aquianted myself with Sabbath, Zeppelin and the likes, just guys who not only make me want to be a better guitarist but a better musician overall.

Vinnie Paul and Bonham have turned my hand to drumming but I don't nearly dedicate enough time or discipline to them as I do guitar but I'd say the things I've learnt with drumming has come through into my guitar playing, mainly giving me a sense of timing and how important practicing with a metronome is.

Heh, sorry for the essay but I need to take my mind off not being able to go watch Down with my buddies and to top it off I've snapped a string on me guitar and am too poor at the moment to replace it, so I need to fill in the time somehow untill pay day.
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