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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by LGOberean, May 29, 2020.
We're both left handed and I play like my fingers have been in a horrible accident.
early on it was the Ventures type lead parts and things like Testar by the Tornados. then Beatles, Spoonful, Yardbirds, etc but those were "written" leads... they were parts.
but then think it was when Bare Wires came out... Clapton with Mayall.... guitar took a different turn (for me). so Clapton probably at the top of the list. closely followed by Jeff Beck
@jbmando I can relate to a lot of that. I was a Beatles fan, sat in front of the TV set watching them on Ed Sullivan in February of '64. So I could definitely say that they were big influences on me. And there were others. I listened to some of the same bands/guitar heroes. But before them was Dad; he was the one.
I can also relate to the responsibilities of family life translating into a playing plateau. I married at 19, and six months later my wife conceived our firstborn, so for a long time I was scrambling to make a living. I didn't begin to gig until after I had an empty nest, in the year 2000.
Sorry, Gil, that my thread is such torture to you.
Actually, I'm left handed, too. But I just play righty. I just developed my interest before I'd ever seen Jimi play. And like I said before, at the time I got serious about guitar, the only guitar player I knew was Dad, who was right-handed. As I child of the '50s, I definitely picked up on the fact that it was a right-handed world. I just figured that if I wanted to play guitar, playing right-handed was the price of admission into that world.
I said before, Dad traveled a lot at that time, and so by the time he became aware that I was plunking around on his guitar, I had already been trying to play for several months. He restrung his guitar for me, but I was already used to a right-handed orientation, so he switched it back, and that was it.
Then I'm thankful I grew up in a (slightly) more enlightened time...
He says when left handed guitars are still more expensive than right handed models of the exact same guitar, if they're available at all.
Maybe when the riots are over, we can start working on that injustice.
SRV & Dickey Betts, Clapton , Billy Gibbons.
Funny.......all the above players are my fave......but I prefer teles.
No question, it was Dick Dale. He is the one that got me interested and he was the one to inspire my fast playing. I don't do surf guitar anymore, but my fingers are blitzing fast from his inspiration.
The Queen of Rock n’ Roll
I can’t decide. One is somehow too much.
Mississippi John Hurt. Not that you'd ever notice now.
Nile, 'cuz I play in a funk band ... but Carlos on solos ...
There isn't just one but Jorma Kaukonen was big influence.
I wanted it to be Lindsey Buckingham, but Keef’s open-G ended up being the most influential.
Just as well. With the COVID beard, four months without a haircut, and extra 20 pounds, I look more country these days.
If we are allowed to cite only one ?
I don't play Gypsy Jazz but I first heard him in '68 about the same time I got my first guitar and the masculine way he attacked the melody hit me upside the head.
Nothing better before or since.
Distilling it down to one?, Wilko.