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Name 3 Artist that influenced you as a Guitarist

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by viccortes285, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. Nickadermis

    Nickadermis Friend of Leo's

    Dec 18, 2016
    Camden Point, MO
    Luther Perkins
    David Gilmore
    Lonnie Mack
  2. stinkey

    stinkey Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 4, 2010
    malmö sweden
    Jimi Hendrix
    Rory Gallagher
    Steve Cropper
  3. Mike SS

    Mike SS Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 9, 2012
    John Lennon
    Duane Allman
    Billy Gibbons
  4. texastengu

    texastengu Tele-Holic

    Aug 23, 2016
    Austone, Tejas
    1. Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker
    2. Hubert Sumlin
    3. Freddie King
  5. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

    Jun 5, 2011
    Southeast Florida
    Richie Blackmore

    Rory Gallagher

    Frank Marino
  6. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Poster Extraordinaire

    3 that made me want to play in the first instance - and gave me a fighting chance to cop their slower bits:

    Eric Clapton (in Cream)
    Andy Powell
    Paul Kossoff

    And 3 that raised the bar later on:

    Tommy Emmanuel
    Steve Morse
    Jan Akkerman
  7. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 11, 2006
    Greater Boston
    The Ventures
    George Harrison
    Michael Bloomfield
  8. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 2, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Brian Setzer
    Mark Knopfler
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2018
  9. Freejack

    Freejack Friend of Leo's

    Apr 26, 2011
    Nederland, CO
    1. Tommy Shaw
    2. Joe Walsh
    3. Eddie Van Halen

  10. memorex

    memorex Friend of Leo's

    Jan 14, 2015
    Van Gogh

    Why? They weren't in the Beatles, so I knew they weren't having as much fun.
  11. Doctorx33

    Doctorx33 Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 8, 2014
    I've been playing for fifty years, so I've had a lot of influences.

    Leslie West - Massive tone and awesome vibrato
    Lukather - Massive tone and aggressive, full throttle playing
    DiMeola - Modal playing and speed

    Runner up: Neil Geraldo for unique phrasing
  12. Zeonoid

    Zeonoid Tele-Holic

    Dec 17, 2008
    Slovakia, EU
    You ll be surprised but NO... Kurts right hand is only comparable to few guys on this planet (Give it a try and listen to BLEACH album)
    ..By the way I hate soloing just for soloing - I love colours plain and simple where song is the reason not stupid soloing ..thats why I dont like yngwie malmsteen and even eric clapton.. You might get angry now but check Eric Claptons and Sheryl Crows concert on Youtube and you will immediatelly get what I m talking about. Pointless Erics soloing ruined whole show - and SHERYL was a QUEEN !!!
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2018
  13. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 30, 2011
    I should add my current trio of guitar inspirations/obsessions: Franny Beecher, Cliff Gallup, and Hank Garland.

    Charlie Christian deserves a spot in here as well, but I'm not sure where to squeeze him in, using groups of three.
  14. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jun 11, 2010
    Leo kottke
    Roy Buchanan
    Mark Knopfler
  15. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Silver Supporter

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee
    Mick Ronson
    Gurf Morlix
    Leo Kottke
  16. 64Strat

    64Strat Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    in my early days...

    John McLaughlin
    Pat Metheny
    Larry Coryell

    Alternate: Steve Howe
  17. codamedia

    codamedia Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2009
    Western Canada
    In no particular order....

    Albert Lee
    Mark Knopfler
    Chet Atkins

    There are at least another 50 names that can go on this list though... still in no order.
  18. suave eddie

    suave eddie Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 28, 2009
    Great White North

    That's interesting. Gary Duncan usually gets overshadowed by John Cipollina who is one of my favorite guitarists.
  19. getbent

    getbent Telefied Ad Free Member

    Merle Travis
    Teenie Hodges
    Reggie Young
  20. jdgladw

    jdgladw TDPRI Member

    Dec 10, 2007
    Denver, CO
    Brian Connelly
    Steve Albini
    Richard Thompson

    If I only had a brain, a heart, and some courage, I'd be able to translate my love for Bill Frisell, Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler, Elliott Carter, and Derek Bailey into successive sounds of mind melting beauty and madness. Alas, I'm a nitwit and have to settle for merely being moved by instead of influenced by. One has to play with the cards one's dealt.
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