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#1
hey, since most of you know my hypocritical threads (the one about my dislike for slash, and my hating of flamers of musicians) i have realised that im just not open enough to embrace some guitarists, so im sorry for my hypocritness. anyways, i need more influences, can anyone name some innovative, and influential guitarists with some info on them, and please no one fight over this. im not trolling, or trying to see a fight between ppl, i just need more influences. (P.S. no heavy/death/emo/any other dark sounding metal guitarists, im personally not a big fan of metal-please no flaming for that :^()
#2
randy rhoads
the edge
joe bonnamassa
the kid from the jonas brothers.......nah jk

idk theres many
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Gibson Les Paul Standard
Fender American Strat
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#4
Paul gilbert, Jeff loomis, jeff beck(ja i know out of line:P), jason becker.

Aaaand, yngwie malmsteen

Kirk hammet, yeh i know heavy metal, but his solos are blues influenced so you might wanna take alook at that.
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#5
My main influences are Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Buckethead, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jimmy Page. Out of all of them, Vai or Buckethead are probably the most creative.

Edit: ^And how is Jeff Beck out of line? He's just a great guitarist!
"It is always advisable to be a loser if you cannot become a winner." - Frank Zappa

The name's Garrett.

Gear and stuff:
Taylor 310
American Strat w/ Texas Specials
Ibanez JS1000
Vox Wah (true bypass & LED mod)
Dr. Z Maz 18 JR NR
#7
yngwie malmsteen, who was shredding before him(famously)

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yngwie malmsteen, who was shredding before him(famously)

Uli Jon Roth was fairly well known.

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thanks man! dude, i used to hate morello just because he is in a rap metal band, but he himself is great with the awsome effects.

Rage isn't really metal, they're more modern rock.
"It is always advisable to be a loser if you cannot become a winner." - Frank Zappa

The name's Garrett.

Gear and stuff:
Taylor 310
American Strat w/ Texas Specials
Ibanez JS1000
Vox Wah (true bypass & LED mod)
Dr. Z Maz 18 JR NR
#11
Quote by 5150rando
thanks man! dude, i used to hate morello just because he is in a rap metal band, but he himself is great with the awsome effects.


No problem. I had no idea how creative he was till i watched those three videos.
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My main influences are Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Buckethead, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jimmy Page. Out of all of them, Vai or Buckethead are probably the most creative.

Edit: ^And how is Jeff Beck out of line? He's just a great guitarist!


Hes between the shredders, haha. He is awesome though
#14
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Davie Gilmour. His style of playing is amazing.

He's from Pink Floyd.

Argg...I hate Malmsteen.
please no dragging on other guitarists.
#15
try Frank Zappa he is one of the most creatives guitarists ive heard and an amazing composer very underrated though

Steve Morse, Al Di Meola, Andy Timmons, these are some other amazing guitarist but really underrated
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#17
robert fripp - of king crimson and fripp & eno fame

omar rodriguez lopez - the mars volta

al di meola - return to forever and solo stuff

paul gilbert

buckethead

john frusciante - may not be your favorite style but he's excellent

pat metheny

jimi hendrix

stanley clarke - he's a bassist but check it!
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Quote by GuitarMunky

all very awsome (ive always loved classical styled stuff) but i have to say that mike hedges is talented beyond the regions of the other two (plus, i cant get past geddies voice on alex lifesons link) thanks, i'll look up mike hedges!
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Django Reinhardt-- His use of accidentals is amazing and he's got some tremendous runs, even if he had 2-3 operational fingers on his left hand.
Dick Dale-- Brought non-western scales and phrasing into popular music. Took ut picking and made it a huge technique that is widely used.
Robert Johnson-- The guy fathered modern blues guitar
Past that and some already named, there aren't many other guitarists that have influenced me. I am, however, heavily influenced by Ut players like Udi Hrant Kenkulyan, John Bilezikjian, John Berberian and Richard Hagopian.
#21
Try Jeff Beck, Nels Cline, John Mclaughlin, Jonny Greenwood, Lenny Breau, Joe Pass, and BB King to get you started.
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#22
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What?

The Edge is very creative when using a delay pedal. Look at just about any U2 song and you'll see why.
"It is always advisable to be a loser if you cannot become a winner." - Frank Zappa

The name's Garrett.

Gear and stuff:
Taylor 310
American Strat w/ Texas Specials
Ibanez JS1000
Vox Wah (true bypass & LED mod)
Dr. Z Maz 18 JR NR
#24
Quote by Iron_Dude
The Edge is very creative when using a delay pedal. Look at just about any U2 song and you'll see why.


+1

The Edge is great. Very unique player, especially the early stuff.
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Quote by 5150rando
all very awsome (ive always loved classical styled stuff) but i have to say that mike hedges is talented beyond the regions of the other two


Not really, I mean I love Hedges music, but one persons success shouldnt be seen as taking anything away from anothers. Don't judge talent on technique & flash alone. Lifeson and Howe have some awesome guitar parts, and Holdsworth is amazing. I don't feel the need to judge them against each other, like its a sport or something. They are artists and each offer something unique and worth listening to.


Quote by 5150rando

(plus, i cant get past geddies voice on alex lifesons link) thanks, i'll look up mike hedges!


thats too bad, the solo section is sweet. I know what you mean about voices, but if your a bit more open minded you might discover something cool, for example, I hate Axl Roses voice, but that doesn't stop me from appreciating a great solo like the one in Sweet Child O' Mine, or November Rain.
shred is gaudy music
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#26
Steven Wilson, he disregards pretty much every rock and roll rule at one point or another.
Those with closed minds bring on themselves nothing but limits.
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Django Reinhardt-- His use of accidentals is amazing and he's got some tremendous runs, even if he had 2-3 operational fingers on his left hand.
Dick Dale-- Brought non-western scales and phrasing into popular music. Took ut picking and made it a huge technique that is widely used.
Robert Johnson-- The guy fathered modern blues guitar
Past that and some already named, there aren't many other guitarists that have influenced me. I am, however, heavily influenced by Ut players like Udi Hrant Kenkulyan, John Bilezikjian, John Berberian and Richard Hagopian.

hey, didnt dick dale write misirlou?
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Quote by GuitarMunky
Not really, I mean I love Hedges music, but one persons success shouldnt be seen as taking anything away from anothers. Don't judge talent on technique & flash alone. Lifeson and Howe have some awesome guitar parts, and Holdsworth is amazing. I don't feel the need to judge them against each other, like its a sport or something. They are artists and each offer something unique and worth listening to. i didnt like h im cuz of his flashiness, i liked him for his unusual technique, because i have never seen anything like that.


thats too bad, the solo section is sweet. I know what you mean about voices, but if your a bit more open minded you might discover something cool, for example, I hate Axl Roses voice, but that doesn't stop me from appreciating a great solo like the one in Sweet Child O' Mine, or November Rain.
that was a joke! i still think hes great!
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hey, didnt dick dale write misirlou?

Yeah. Personaly, I'm not a big fan; he tends to get quite stale after a couple of songs.
"It is always advisable to be a loser if you cannot become a winner." - Frank Zappa

The name's Garrett.

Gear and stuff:
Taylor 310
American Strat w/ Texas Specials
Ibanez JS1000
Vox Wah (true bypass & LED mod)
Dr. Z Maz 18 JR NR
#31
Innovative? Robert Fripp, Jimi Hendrix, BB King, Wes Montgomery, Django, Richie Blackmore, Uli Jon Roth, EVH, Nile Rodgers. Most of the others that seem to be listed are more derivative that innovative, fantastic guitarists though most of them are.
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Whats the difference between a non-innovative guitarist and an innovative guitarist? Nothing but subjectiveness.
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#34
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Whats the difference between a non-innovative guitarist and an innovative guitarist? Nothing but subjectiveness.

being or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before.
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being or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before.


+ 1

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that was a joke! i still think hes great!


LOL Ok, I forgive you then.
shred is gaudy music
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Lowwel George from Little Feat. He incorperated slide and country sounds with boogie funky beats. That band was an awsome jam band. The live stuff is 10x better than the studio stuff. Dont get any studio albums the truely sound better live as they feed off each others energy and the studio killed that. Hes seldom mentioned and theres few tabs but he really was great.
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Quote by 5150rando
hey, didnt dick dale write misirlou?

No, but his ut-style picking changed playing forever. He credited Armenians but it isn't ours. It's Greek.
#38
Quote by demonofthenight
Whats the difference between a non-innovative guitarist and an innovative guitarist? Nothing but subjectiveness.
someone who either created or made a certain technique or style popular.
#39
p.s. jimi hendrix is out of the picture! we all already have worn the heck out all of his stuff, and so many legions of guitarists have imitated him so no one needs to mention him.
#40
Quote by 5150rando
p.s. jimi hendrix is out of the picture! we all already have worn the heck out all of his stuff, and so many legions of guitarists have imitated him so no one needs to mention him.


no, not all of us have worn out of his stuff. i still enjoy his music very much. but it's true, and not true that many guitarists have imitated him. they took a part of his licks and what not, but never really exactly copied him.

anyways:
al di meola - latin / jazz fusion. great guitarist also. he shreds like hell WITH melody.

john petrucci - from dream theater. they are metal also but they've got many songs which mix various genres. pop, metal, rock, classical, so on and so forth. he's also a great guitarist, maybe one of the top shredders.

eric johnson - great guitarist. his style is mainly pop-rock with blues influcences.

joe satriani - rock/hard rock with blues influences. very good guitarist, but mostly only plays blues solos. and i think he's run out of creativeness on his latest albums too but that doesn't matter.

stuart hamm - bassist, but he's so good i could not let him unmentioned. he's got amazing melodies. if you'd check him out you better check kings of sleep first. some of his albums are serious crap (to me at least.) so you can get scared if you listen to the wrong album first.

vinnie moore - neo-classical, blues, hard rock, he just rocks. every single song he wrote is just great. he's also one of the best guitarists out there.

yngwie malmsteen - neo-classical, classical, hard rock (with neo-classical lol). yeah he's pretty much just classical and he's got some pretty crappy songs too, but he's definitely worth listening to and grab some of his licks. not to mention he freaking rips his guitar.

john petrucci, vinnie moore, yngwie, who plays better? lol
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