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Gochaz

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« Reply #45 on: January 02, 2006, 10:09:19 AM »
John Squire
Jack White
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Jimmy Page
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Ray Davies
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« Reply #46 on: January 02, 2006, 03:18:54 PM »
Going from my early air guitar frenzy listening days, then by default it has to be these guys

Angus Young
K K Downing
Scott Gorham
John Sykes
Randy Roads
Paul Kossof
Steve Clark
Dave Murray
James Hetfield
Slash

To name the top 10
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« Reply #47 on: January 06, 2006, 03:52:57 AM »
Here's my list

Eddie Van Halen - I think almost everyone tried to play like him when I started back in the 80's

Randy Rhoads - My fav Ozzy guitarist ever and made me interested in music theory and discipline

Ty Tabor - He is the down tuning god as far as I'm concerned I love those massive riffs and really cool solos of his

Tom Morello - He's inovative, writes killer riffs and does it all with basic equipment

Vernon Reid - He has killer chops and he actually made really good use of all those big old racks they used in the 80's and 90's

Larry Lalonde - love his freaky minimalist playing in Primus he does an amazing job of not competing with Les Claypool

David Gilmour - His solo in Mother floors  me everytime

Brian May - Great player Killer Queen and Brighton Rock still inspire me

Joe Satriani - The only guitar god from that blitz of guitar instrumentalist in the 80's that kept my interest

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« Reply #48 on: January 06, 2006, 09:34:02 AM »
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Vernon Reid - He has killer chops and he actually made really good use of all those big old racks they used in the 80's and 90's

An unsung hero, or least unfairly forgotten!  I keep hoping he'll come back into the limelight and blow evryone away :)
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« Reply #49 on: January 06, 2006, 10:50:13 AM »
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Here's my list

David Gilmour - His solo in Mother floors  me everytime



Somebody else who likes that one....I prefer it over the Comfortably Numb epic, although solo 1 in Numb is a close second....
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« Reply #50 on: January 06, 2006, 11:40:04 AM »
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Here's my list

David Gilmour - His solo in Mother floors  me everytime



Somebody else who likes that one....I prefer it over the Comfortably Numb epic, although solo 1 in Numb is a close second....


nah...what about 'Time'?!
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« Reply #51 on: January 06, 2006, 04:55:03 PM »
Hmmm....that was nearly there for me - the Wall stuff sounds more vocal and fluid imho
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« Reply #52 on: January 06, 2006, 06:04:49 PM »
i think kurt cobain has infulenced my style more than anything else. nirvana made me realise that its all about the song, if you cant sit down and play it with just an acoustic and a voice then it is'nt a good song in my book :)

lately thom york has got me into using simple and slightly stranger chords in new and interesting ways. oh and i have to admire jonney greenwood also, he manages to take the nice pretty songs thom writes and makes them damn evil. the muted stabs in creep always make me grin  :D
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« Reply #53 on: January 07, 2006, 03:14:42 AM »
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Vernon Reid - He has killer chops and he actually made really good use of all those big old racks they used in the 80's and 90's

An unsung hero, or least unfairly forgotten!  I keep hoping he'll come back into the limelight and blow evryone away :)


I absolutely adore Reid's playing on the Living Colour stuff. I always go back and forth but Reid might be favorite guitar player ever.

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« Reply #54 on: January 07, 2006, 03:16:32 AM »
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Hmmm....that was nearly there for me - the Wall stuff sounds more vocal and fluid imho


I know I mentioned Mother specifically, but I agree that The Wall is Gilmour's finest hour.

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« Reply #55 on: January 07, 2006, 12:14:59 PM »
Steve Jones
JJ Burnell (The Stranglers bass player but sounds great)
Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Page
Dave Gilmour
All the Steely Dan guitarists like Larry Carleton, Skunk Baxter and Walter Becker
Pete Townshend
Rory Gallagher
Scott Ian
James Hetfield
Ty Tabor
John Sykes
Zakk Wylde
Eric Clapton
Eddie Van Halen
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« Reply #56 on: January 24, 2006, 05:23:05 AM »
Well my reason for picking it up was my hero, Jimmy Page, who I take alot of my acoustic technique from, however, besides making me want to start, he hasnt influenced my electric playing much (although I do add hybrid picking to my repertoire because of him, and I can play every Zep riff :D )

After that I got really into Tony Iommi and Randy Rhoads. I stole all of my fills and most of my solo techniques from learning Iommi.

 My band-mates often comment on my playing style as "Letting Jimmy Page loose in Sabbath".

Dave Mustaine Influences me so much. He completely changed how I made riffs, changed the style of my fills, and I adapted a more "metal" style of playing (Strange, alternate picking, string skipping riffs). Mind you, my band isnt very metal, but many of the techniques and wierd chords are put in there. (a 3-7 stretch is wonderful, especially because my rhythm guitarist cant humanly do it, I like having big hands...)

The rest of my soloing technique (aka, whatever I didnt steal from Iommi) was taken off of listening to Cream, which besides soloing techniques also taught me how to listen to a song, figure out its key, play it without tabs.

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« Reply #57 on: January 24, 2006, 11:39:36 AM »
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everyone loves iommi. i love his name. HATE his style. can someone please explain what it is about him that makes him so great? he sounds like sludge


 :?  He was a pioneer of the sounds we have today. Have you ever listened to any Sabbath?

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« Reply #58 on: January 24, 2006, 04:22:30 PM »
some of the early Sabbath stuff has aged better than others. I'm not really a fan of Ozzy's voice when he was in Sabbath, but sounded better when he went solo.  Tony's riffs are awesome, but the early stuff can sound really dated compared with the Dio era songs - perhaps its the production because Randy and Zakk doing those songs sound much better (I haven't heard Sabbath when they reformed  with Ozzy).

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« Reply #59 on: January 24, 2006, 04:35:35 PM »
The only thing I don't like about Iommi is his sound. He should get rid of that old rangemaster, IMHO. I just think he sounds too harsh and trebly.

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