Pls. post your top 5 guitar influences


Armenian
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11/27/2005 9:30 pm
wow, i am completely wrong...the armenian i was referring to was not a guitarist, but a keyboardist. former member of dream theater. Derek Shirinian

heres a link about him
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Sherinian
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11/27/2005 10:21 pm
Mine are the usual ones:

Van Halen
Alex Lifeson
.. plus a bunch of others I don't know the names of...the guys from the Shadows, Starcastle, the Beatles, and yes.. The Partridge Family... no joke. They were the first songs I ever learned and they were recorded by some of the best L.A. session musicians around.. like Tommy Tedesco. So it was like taking a crash course in studio techniques, harmonies and pop songwriting.

I think I get just as much inspiration from none guitar players though.
Like the original keyboard player for Saga played some incredible lead lines.
Even inspiration from none musicians.... Charlie Chaplin, just because he'd do 200 takes until he got something right and wouldn't accept second best.
Isaac Asimov, for originality and the shear volume of material he put out.
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11/28/2005 12:34 am
Originally Posted by: Armenianwow, i am completely wrong...the armenian i was referring to was not a guitarist, but a keyboardist. former member of dream theater. Derek Shirinian

heres a link about him
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Sherinian


it's weird how similar some armenian names are to iranian names, i think i've heard that name "shirinian" before.
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11/28/2005 1:58 am
there are many armenian families who live in iran. my fathers side was one of them.
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11/28/2005 3:22 am
i know a few armenians myself. You're probably the only nationality in the world who are as hairy as us iranians. :p
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11/28/2005 4:05 am
Originally Posted by: scarface84i know a few armenians myself. You're probably the only nationality in the world who are as hairy as us iranians. :p


thats to true....no really, its to true.
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11/29/2005 5:15 pm
B.B.King
Ray Vaughn
Vai
Ford
Clapton
Me me me all about me
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11/29/2005 5:38 pm
Originally Posted by: Reality_743Ford

Former president Gerald Ford!?
I want the bomb
I want the P-funk!

My band is better than yours...
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12/04/2005 5:36 am
Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
Josh Homme (Kyuss, Desert sessions, QOTSA)
Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins)
Reverend Horton Heat
Jimi Hendrix
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12/04/2005 8:42 am
Originally Posted by: Jolly McJollysonFormer president Gerald Ford!?



I think he meant Robben Ford :D
BOL
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12/09/2005 4:35 pm
I play guitar and bass, and I'd say the closest I have for "influences" would have to be
The two main ones are
Kurt Cobain
Krist Novoselic
And then not so much:
Angus Young
I also listen to lots of other guitarists and bassists, but I wouldn't say any of them have really influenced the way I play like these have.
You go outside and practice screaming. We'll play music while you're gone.
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12/09/2005 5:05 pm
My top five influences:

Vinnie Moore
Joe Satriani
Theodore Ziras
Jason Becker
Marty Friedman

All super fast (dare I say it... 'shredders'), who play intelligent, melodic music with a fair ammount of metal soul
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12/09/2005 5:18 pm
Originally Posted by: CW14

Sweet God, will you marry me!?
I want the bomb
I want the P-funk!

My band is better than yours...
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12/18/2005 2:46 pm
I have far too many influences considering my songs are a miss-match of genres and styles. I'll try to narrow down the major ones.

David Gilmore (the reason why I started playing guitar)
Michael Angelo (he's a **** songwriter but he's the reason why I learnt to shred)
Jon Levasseur (Cryptopsy)
Zac Joe/Steve Goldberg (Cephalic Carnage)
Paul Waggoner/Dusty Waring (Between The Buried And Me)


I could just say that my top 5 influences are:
Psilocybin
THC
Alcohol
MDMA
Caffeine
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12/20/2005 2:01 pm
well I,d have to say:

Trey Anastasio ,, Jimmy Hendrix , Eddie Van Halen, Angus Young, Chris Olieva
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12/20/2005 11:24 pm
Top 5 Influences:

1: Jimmy Page
2: Ritchie Blackmore
3: Billy Corgan
4: Chris deGarmo from Queensryche
5: Jesper Stromblad from In Flames
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12/20/2005 11:47 pm
1: Coldplay
2: Radiohead
3: Mew
4: Sigur Ros
5: Jack Johnson
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12/21/2005 5:57 am
Randy Rhoads.
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12/21/2005 11:54 am
1.john frusciante
2.jimi hendrix
3.tom morello
4.kurt cobain
5.jack white
:D
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12/21/2005 9:13 pm
dave murray
kurt cobain
randy rhoads
dimebag darrell
yngwie malmsteen
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