Name 5 guitarists that most influenced your playing style

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  1. shokunin_84

    shokunin_84 TDPRI Member

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    Here's my five:

    - Buddy Miller
    - Daniel Lanois
    - Robben Ford
    - David Grissom
    - Michael Landau

    For each of these, I admire their ability to create a "mood" through their playing. They've all got serious chops but they also know when not to play and how to play tastefully without hogging the spotlight. That ability to create an atmosphere, to stand out with impeccable lead playing, and then to transition to the background again is just as important as being a master of the fretboard and each of these dudes do that perfectly.
     
  2. richey88

    richey88 Friend of Leo's

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    At the tender age of 11, I received "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", heard the guitars come in on "Funeral for a Friend" and was agog. That's what I WANNA DO! So,

    1. Davey Johnstone. Drove me to pick it up. Then, I found KISS
    2. Ace Frehley (just thought it was so cool!)
    3. Bill Nelson
    4. Jimmy Page
    5. Mike Campbell
     
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  3. consumerduck

    consumerduck TDPRI Member

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    Peter Buck
    Benard Sumner
    Glen Mercer/Bill Million
    Steve Jones
    Steve Cropper
    Ma Carter
    Robert Smith/Porl Thompson
    Joe Strummer/Mick Jones
    Prince/Wendy
    Johnny Ramone
    Poison Ivy
    Lou Reed/Sterling Morrison
    Thurston Moore/Lee Ronaldo
    J Mascis
    Freddie Green
    John Fahey
    Johnny Marr
    Terrie and Andy from The Ex

    (the above five (i'm not good at math) are ones i've pretended to be at one time or another over the past 40 years.)
     
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  4. Wiley

    Wiley TDPRI Member

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    Clarence White
    Duane Allman
    Jeff Beck
    Mike Bloomfield
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  5. pulteney

    pulteney Tele-Meister

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    Top 5, tough question. Maybe:

    1. Jimi Hendrix (covers most of my blues and rock needs)
    2. Keith Richards (covers most of my r'n'roll needs)
    3. David Gilmour (covers most of my psychedelic needs)
    4. Richard Lloyd (covers most of my alchemical needs)
    5. Kevin Shields (covers most of my alternative needs)
     
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  6. McGlamRock

    McGlamRock Friend of Leo's

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    Richie Sambora
    John Jorgenson
    Brad Paisley
    Larry Carlton
    Rivers Cuomo
     
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  7. Jeremy_Green

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    In essentially chronological order:

    Randy Rhoads
    Eddie Van Halen
    Eric Johnson
    Jeff Beck
    Frank Zappa

    5 is far too few.
     
  8. ChipBurns

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    1. Eric Clapton (Cream)
    2. Duane Allman
    3. Lowell George
    4. Chris Smither
    5. Jimmy Page
     
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  9. Jim W

    Jim W Friend of Leo's

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    The ones that influenced me the most are the guys I saw in the bars in Kent, Ohio on a weekly basis - Joe Walsh, Bob Webb, and Phil Keaggy plus the guys that I played with that were better than me (which were many). I watched and learned from these guys. Then there are the ones that I saw on TV or listen too Jesse Ed Davis, George Harrison, Dave Davies, Doug Sahm, Zal Yanovsky and John Sebastian, Keith Richards, and Simon Nicol.
     
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  10. PlainAllman

    PlainAllman Tele-Afflicted

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    Dean Hubbard
    Eric Clapton
    Darrell Abbott
    Duane Allman
    Chris Stapleton
     
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  12. DeanK

    DeanK NEW MEMBER!

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    Mike Oldfield
    David Gilmour
    Brian May
    Randy Rhoads
    Jimmy Page
    (...and everybody who's ever played the guitar...)
    Couple of tele players in there!
     
  13. slider313

    slider313 Tele-Afflicted

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    Mick Taylor
    Duane Allman
    Jeff Beck
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    trahx Tele-Meister

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    Jimi Hendrix
    Rory Gallagher
    Billy Gibbons
    Unknown Hinson
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  15. Don Spagnoli

    Don Spagnoli TDPRI Member

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    There are so many, but my list reads like the 60/70's classics, and these are my top 5 inspirations
    David Gilmour
    Jimi Hendrix
    Terry Kath
    Betts and Allman (they go hand in hand)
    Eric Clapton
     
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  16. brutus

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    My top 3: Mayer, snooks and Frusciante 5261EB39-745D-40C1-8990-C1D6E34D0BFF.jpeg 932B3A18-E321-444C-9EC1-87F14036BCD1.jpeg 5291B09B-ED4F-43DE-A4B6-65D530AEDD6C.jpeg
     
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    LoveHz Tele-Holic

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    Steve Cropper, Chuck Berry, Kenny Burrell, Mick Green, Scotty Moore.
     
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    David Gilmour
    Robin Trower
    Michael Schenker
    Gary Moore
    Tommy Bolin
     
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    Keith Richard above all.
    In the "Hail Hail Rock n' Roll" movie Clapton says that Keith was the best of the bad guitarists. If you would listen to me, you would probably say I'm the worst of the worst
    Btw I got 2 teles : a oct 1968 one, lake placid blue and a march 1973 one, sunburst, tuned in open G. You understand why...

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    David Gilmour
    Chuck Berry
    Mark Knopfler
    Wilko johnson
     
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  20. TJStone

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    Chuck Berry
    Keith Richards
    Eric Clapton
    Muddy Waters
    Eric Clapton
     
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