Name 5 guitarists that most influenced your playing style

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  1. Archtop Bill

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    His playing was so fluid and lyrical. I have been in awe of his playing for roughly fifty years.
     
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    Aside from the player himself, the producer/recording engineer has the most to do with the recorded tone and/or overall sound. Trying to match the recorded tone of any modern guitar player for the purposes of live playing is very difficult for this reason, and frankly a waste of time. Wouldn't covering your own versions be more interesting? I do understand trying to figure out certain ways of achieving a given tone etc. But then one should make it their own.

    This is why buying a pawnshop guitar and amp won't make you sound like Nirvana!

     
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  3. VintageSG

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    Players that have influenced your playing tend to be the ones who made you want to pick up a guitar. Players who make you jig like a loonpot. Players who played on songs that struck a chord ( Hah! ) during the time of your musical appreciation development. Players you can mug along to at first with naught but a barre chord.

    You can mug along to Buzzcocks tunes.
     
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    James Hatfield
    Mick Taylor
    Keef
    Slash
    Peter Green

    or

    SRV
    Clapton
    Marc Ford
    Albert Lee
    Noel Gallagher
     
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    Joe Strummer.
    Wilko Johnson.
    Jimi Hendrix.
    Pete Townshend.
    Steve Jones.
     
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    Michael Schenker
    Larry Carlton
    Al Di Meola
    Gary Moore
    Eric Johnson
     
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    Same here ... not nearly. But:

    Neil Young
    George Harrison
    Pat Metheny
    Jerry Garcia
    The Ventures
     
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    Alex Lifeson
    Tony Iommi
    Johnny Ramone
    Tim Sult (Clutch)
    Bob Balch (Fu Manchu)

    In the past few months, I've been digging into Buck Owens and the Ventures. Time will tell how they affect my guitar playing. Hopefully for the better!
     
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    I forgot to mention MT! His playing is so bluesy, yet melodic. It has something PG- or Jimmy Page-ish to it, but with a BB or Albert King Character.
     
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    It really has an almost vocal character. On Rapid Roy, the strings sounded like really light ones, almost like nylon ones.
     
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    Steve Jones
    Keith Richards
    Mick Ralphs
    Malcolm Young
    Chuck Berry
     
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    Ace Frehley
    Steve Jones
    Joe Perry
    Billy Duffy
    Angus Young
     
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    Neil Levang, BB King, Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Willie Nelson
     
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    Too funny, squeeze, and The Squeeze...I do friggin love Neil Finn, although I see his genius more as a songwriter. But he does play well, he's got it all going on.
     
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    J. Hendrix
    J. Page
    R. Gallagher
    M. Bloomfield
    N. Young
     
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    Love these kind of threads. I suck compared to every one

    Not one telecaster player

    SRV
    George Lynch
    Jimi
    Tony Iommi
    Albert King
     
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    Nick McCabe (The Verve)
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    Jeff Kandefer (The Daysleepers)
     
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    The people who most directly influenced my playing style when I was getting started in the sixties and seventies were my buddies Kurt, Dana, and Pete. They all showed me lots of cool tricks that got me going early on. They turned me on to some great atists, too.

    That's three.

    As far as taste goes, my older sister filled our house with barefoot folkies when I was a little kid. To the extent that I have a folk style, she's probably the main reason.

    That's four.

    I don't do much copying of recording artists. But to the extent that style is attitude, the artist who's inspired me most over the years is Jerry Garcia by a fur piece.

    That's five.
     
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    Recognized it...but I think that was actually Neil Levang playing most El Kabong stuff .
     
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    Steve Cropper
    Duane Allman
    Dickie Betts
    Carlos Santana
    Allan Holdsworth
    Billy Gibbons
    ...forgot Clapton

    I know that's seven...so what?
     
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