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Name 5 guitarists that most influenced your playing style

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    He should be, but ... In fact I saw Lukather live with Ringo Starr and he had soo much delay, too much volume and not enough clarity. I’m being harsh but given the standard of the band - excellent - I wanted him to be better.


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    James Burton
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    These people had the notes and playing style that I always seem to draw upon in my own playing.


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    Under £900 would be ok. Over here (Norway) they never come up for sale and would almost certainly be well over a grand if a decent one did.
     
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    Kurt Cobain made me realise that playing guitar is about the song, not about how many notes you can play, as well as how expressive rhythm guitar can and should be.

    Josh Homme (in the Kyuss years); if you want riffs that sound like elephants wrestling, look no further. He taught me that groove is so much more important than displaying every technique you can use.

    Eddie Spaghetti showed me that if you want to be a good rock guitarist, learn from a great (the greatest?) rock bass player.

    Peter Steele was the guy from whom I learned that you can make your music funny and yet terrifying, dark and yet playful and perhaps more importantly that you can do your own thing regardless of trends, cliques or zeitgeists.

    James Hetfield. Well, listen to his rhythm playing on For Whom The Bell Tolls, Harvester Of Sorrows and Welcome Home for a start.

    I'm also going to sneak Max Cavalera and Al Jourgensen in as well, just on the basis that they made me want to play heavy music.
     
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    I wouldn’t argue against his influence on me in that way, but I wouldn’t say my playing style has anything to do with his.
     
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    Honorable mention Mike McCready - which is basically SRV w/ some 80s shred thrown in
     
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    Yeah he's a beast, esp. on GGW covers, but I didn't find him until later in life
     
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    14 pages and not one mention of.....

    Phil Manzanera

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    OK, I don't really expect him to be mentioned, but Manzenanera of the band Roxy Music is exactly the guitarist all you classic rock guys would love. He is David Gilmour....but better. And if you don't believe me, ask Gilmour himself. Gilmour uses Manzanera to produce and play guitar on Gilmour's own solo records!

    There was a tribute concert to the Fender Stratocaster a few years back. Gilmour, Clapton, the usual classic rock guys were there and it was Manzanera who stole the show. Watch it and call me a liar.

    Here's Manzanera's most well known song. Everything about his playing on this song - his tone and the fact that it is not that silly in your face guitar playing - is brilliant.

     
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    I am not into guitar hero types (McCready sure is), but I will say McCready is an inspirational player. He's very, very good and the two guitar thing he does with Stone adds to his prowess as a guitar player. McCready knows what works best in a song....whether he does his thing alone or he intertwines lines with the other guitar player in the band.

    As guitar lovers we should all love Pearl Jam. The interplay of two, many times three, guitars is really great. Plus they use the classic tools: Telecaster, Stratocaster, Les Paul. It is usually those three that play off each other to create a great rock sound.
     
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    Number five is tough. The first four were pretty obvious.

    Maybe Robbie Krieger. His playing on the Doors’ hits taught me a lot early in my playing days about creating texture within the song.
     
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