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« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2005, 02:52:08 PM »
It's gotta be Hetfield. Guns n' Roses got me into rock music but Metallica made me want to pick up a guitar. Later on I got influenced by Malcolm Young and Brian Setzer. My sound and playing style has become a mix of those three.
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« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2005, 09:19:20 PM »
For me its the 3 big ones

Me, myself and I!

Nah just kidding, I think probably Jason Becker and Marty Friedman, I'm hugely into arpeggios and harmonised guitars.

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« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2005, 12:33:47 PM »
the second time around the music that inspired me to pick up the guitar again were Lynden David Hall and Curtis Mayfield. then Tom Morello in terms of rock guitar.  it was probably Metallica the first time around, although I nearly switch to bass because of Cliff Burton.

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« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2005, 04:21:40 PM »
I used to listen to blues all the time, especially BB King. I think he showed me how to play all around the rhythm of a song, if you know what I mean, especially on the slower stuff where that approach works better. It's playing with feeling just through the rhythm of the notes I suppose.

Next to come along were Kyuss. Josh Homme introduced me to the mixolydian mode, my most favourite sounding bunch of notes on the guitar. As a whole my playing's more funky and surfy post Kyuss.

The most recent artist to have a noticeable impact on my playing style is Charlie Parker. Since listening to him I've been attempting to make all 12 available notes count when improvising over a fixed key, much like Searcher mentioned with Robben Ford above.

On that subject if someone, anyone, knows how to make a flat 2nd  :shock:  work in that way, please tell me how 'cos its driving me nuts!  :lol:
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« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2005, 05:30:14 PM »
jimi hendrix is my biggest influence because he just tried so many things and made me realise that you shouldn't ever limit your playing.if you are always open minded you can then search for what you like and be confident that you are playing what you really want.he made me see that you can link lead and rhythm in a massively effective way.

srv is another. he was such a talented guy that when i heard him play i couldn't not be influeced by his stuff.

john squire(stone roses) is a big influence also, he is buy no means the best player in the world but his style is something that i've adapted within my playing without really noticing, i often find myself playing very squiresque type solos that you hear in the "second coming" album. i sometimes end up trying to not play like him
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« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2005, 01:00:12 AM »
Second Coming was so cool, yet so underrated!
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« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2005, 08:46:25 AM »
I'd say Tom Morello first got me realising how much groove their can be in a heavy riff.

Then Hendrix, Mustaine and Morello got me into bluesey soloing, something I can't get out of :(

Steve Vai and Marty Friedman got me into all the shred stuff.

And Mastodon got me into the whole technical metal thing.

I'd say my style is Morello meets Mustaine via Mastodon :D

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« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2005, 03:03:18 PM »
My favourite guitarist have to be (no particular order):

Guthrie Govan
John Petrucci
Fredrik Thordendal
Jerry Cantrell
Pin
Muhammed Suicmez
Marty Friedman
Justin and Kaki King
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« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2005, 05:14:11 PM »
And you can play like them all too!
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« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2005, 07:15:21 PM »
hummm there are many,but here  are some in paticular,alltime favorites,and the past years influences:

Jake e Lee(Jake Williams,Chords you theoretically cannot do!)
Stevie Ray(Made me sit DOWN!,All with a pure tone!)
Iommi(The godfather,Satan blesses him)
David gilmore(purely Dynamic)
Randy Rhoads(Everytime i hear tribute,i rewind,and hear something new)
Alan Murphy(Go WEst,SFX,ANd the FEnder Hot Squad,Level 42,For those that don't know,this guy Was simply Phenominal,And was from LOndon,ENgland!He is decest Now,Form AIDS.
 
  Of the afore mentioned,Alan Murphy,hands down!Hes like a blend between Jeff Beck,Larry Carlton,David Gilmore,and monsterous chops of Holdsworth!For you rookie,Buy Level 42,it will change your life,and the way you Play,it did me!

    Recent Infuience:
   Deven Townsend(head crusher!)
   Rickey Medlocke(Blackfoot)
   Warren Hayes(tone to die for)
   Tim Mills(The best Ozzy Cover Band in the world,Period.JUst listen To Believer!Or Diary.IF Ozzy needed a new guitar Player,,,YEah,,,,BElieve It,MAd MAn Mills would strip Paint of the Walls!
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« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2005, 07:38:56 PM »
+1 on Level 42!
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« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2005, 08:17:12 PM »
Quote from: bucketshred
And you can play like them all too!


cheers dude. much appreciated, but i really cant play anything like them!


however you have made me blush  :oops:
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« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2005, 08:53:53 PM »
Mate, you shred like a mutha...

...teach me!

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« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2005, 01:49:34 PM »
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+1 on Level 42!

 
 Hits a sweet spot,somewhere?Sometimes i cant imagine what he was thinking,,well i guess he probably was'nt thinking.I really didnt expect anyone to know Alan Murphy?HJM,,,,Dayuummm,you surprise me!
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« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2005, 02:30:12 PM »
Alexi Laiho - master of guitar pyrotechnics

James Hetfield - 'nother word for "downpicking"
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