Name 5 guitarists that most influenced your playing style

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  1. Retrobob

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    Not that Im as good as any on this list.
    But I think bits of these guys rubbed off on me to form my playing style.

    Joe Walsh
    Jimi Hendrix
    Keith Richards
    Pete Townsend
    Glen Buxton
     
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    Hendrix
    Clapton
    SRV
    Trower
    Frusciante

    In my opinion the 5 greatest to pick up an electric guitar.
     
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    Stephen Stills
    James Taylor
    Dickey Betts
    Billy Gibbons
    Eric Johnson
     
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    Chet Atkins
    Grady Martin
    Ted Nugent
    Brian Setzer
    My old friend Ray
     
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    Merle, Chet, Jerry, Luke Brandon, Danny Gatton. Not to mention the other 5(000000000000000000000000) other guitar players better than me lol
     
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    Chuck Berry
    Eric Clapton
    Jim Croce
    Steve Earle
    Mark Knopfler
     
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    Mary Timony
    Gillian Gilbert/Bernard Sumner
    Alan Licht
    Bill Orcutt
    Tim Ranttila/Jeremy Ross Armstrong
     
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    John Lennon
    John Lennon
    John Lennon
    John Lennon

    - I don't play leads (John only played two or three),
    - we are both from New York,
    - I have the same guitar and amp as he did:


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    Joe Strummer
    Joe Strummer
    Joe Strummer
    Joe Strummer

    - I don't play leads
    - we both love New York
    - and I have the same guitar as he did:

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    I have tried to steal a little bit from everyone I have ever heard but here goes (in no particular order)
    1. Albert Lee
    2. Vince Gill
    3. Doug Seven
    4. Jimmy Olander
    5. Roy Nichols
     
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    1. George Harrison
    2. Dave Davies
    3. Cliff Gallup
    4. Keith Richards
    5. Dick Dale
     
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    In no particular order after #1:

    Chuck Berry
    Jimmy Vaughn
    Izzy Stradlin
    Rick Richards
    Clapton
     
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    Influenced my playing. I nearly put Danny Gatton and Allan Holdsworth but I sound nothing like them.

    So, guitar players who I’ve picked up licks and approach from in a quantifiable way.

    Clapton.
    Townshend.
    Bits of Brian May. (That movement he does where you barre the d g and b strings and then add an Am7 shape. )
    Jimmy Nolen.
    Chuck berry.

    There’s 20more but I can’t think of their names. Mostly fink and country guys.


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