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  1. Kayden33

    Kayden33 Strat-O-Master

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    1) Billy Corgan - Smashing Pumpkins

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    2) Robin Finck - Nine Inch Nails NIN

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    3) John 5 - Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie and more

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  2. KoreGeneral

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    Mine is Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana and Buddy Guy.

    Buddy Guy's solos are so simple yet epic.
     
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    Blackmore / Gilmour / Iommi
     
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    mad axe man Senior Stratmaster

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    This again...
    Jimi Hendrix
    Carlos Santana
    Eddie Hazel

    just 3 ain’t enough... but whatever
     
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    In the beginning Hendrix, Page and Frehley.

    In reality there are soooo many.

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  7. davidKOS

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    All of the above were influences on me, but in high school, when all my friends had Les Pauls slung low and Marshall stacks, I had hollow body guitars, a Fender Showman, and was seriously influenced by Steve Howe.

    and Zappa, John McLaughlin, Fripp, and Blackmore...and many others. Not counting the jazz, country and blues players!

    I have even been influenced by players in bands I don't particularly like.
     
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  8. artisan4

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    I’m 58. My top three are Elliott Easton, Dave Davies and Pete Townshend. Mike Campbell, honourable mention. I’m glad all four are still alive. Saw Townshend on The Who’s 1982 tour and Easton on the ‘Candy-O’ tour; guess that was 1979. Campbell is such a tasteful player.
     
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    Toy Caldwell , Keef , Carlos Santana
     
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    Stevie Ray Vaughn
    David Gilmore
    Mark Knopfler

    I'm nowhere near as good as any of them (wouldn't try to say I am), but when I play, and I'm talking about original material (I don't do covers), you can hear one of them---one of their sounds and styles in pretty much everything I play. I hear it more so when I play back recordings.
    It's pretty cool, and some-what self flattering. I have surprised myself before by recording throughout a jam session with my buddies (all the while drinking a few beers), and then listening to the recordings the next day with a sharper sober head.
     
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    He was a dirty guitar player. (And great teacher by all accounts)
     
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    ido1957 Senior Stratmaster

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    The first guy that really made me want to play guitar was a fellow student in HS who played at the annual talent show. He did the solo from Pinball Wizard (Elton John version) note for note. He had a vintage Goldtop and wouldn't let me touch it as he was afraid it might go out of tune lol.

    I spent my time learning solos from all sorts of tunes. No one particular GT idol. 100% of the time it was for gigs so catchy tunes people wanted to hear and/or dance to. I learned for work and never aspired to become "like" anyone. Of course I have my favorite solos that are melodic, memorable, sometimes simple, sometimes complex.
     
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    More than 3 for sure, but in the beginning it was Hendrix, Hendrix and Hendrix

    Later it was Hendrix, Jerry Garcia, and John Cipollina although Kim Simmonds got in there for a while.
     
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    I mostly play by myself, if I'm playing a song and not just noodling it's most likely to be:

    Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Bob Dylan
    Willie Nelson.

    The rhythm guitars on their albums are my biggest influence--although honestly the songwriting is at least as much influence as the performance on the album. So Fogerty, Dylan, and...probably Kris Kristofferson.

    I also play a lot of Tom Petty tunes (I can sing in that range) and he played guitar for Dylan, on some stuff anyway. He deserves at least an honorable mention.
     
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    #1. David Gilmour: I don't think I have to advocate his talent to any of you. I absolutely love his phrasing, vibrato and bending technique, tone and, above all, ingenuity to achieve new sounds and use all sorts of instruments, from lap steel to classical guitars, to complement the song.



    #2. John 5: as a musician known for his presence in metal music, from playing in David Lee Roth's band, being to date arguably the most beloved player of Marilyn Manson despite not having the chance to participate in any albums, being the player of White Zombie for the last decade and, alongside that, his own solo project, he's largely influenced by the country background, applying many banjo techniques to the guitar. I admire him for his unique sound, applying new intricate techniques to a whole different genre, plus achieving most of his tone from the guitar itself, being a notable user of a fairly small pedalboard.



    #3. Tony Iommy: despite nowadays having drifted further away from the metal scene, not only the talent of Mr. Iommy is widely acclaimed for being one of the biggest pioneers of what would become that one genre, but also on a more personal level, was the most notable musician who had inspired me to start playing and keep learning new songs. I was all into Black Sabbath when I've started and not only Iron Man was the very first full song I've learned (well, of course it was), but I'd also keep learning a lot of my favorite riffs of his.

     
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    Beethoven was a huge influence when I was little. Also David Allen Coe, and Earl Scruggs.
     
  18. Soul31

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    If I have to choose just 3, then in chronological order of the years

    David Gilmour
    SRV
    Leo Nocentelli
     
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    Mississippi John Hurt
    Ramblin' Jack Elliot
    Jose Feliciano

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    Tony Iommi
    James Hetfield
    Billy Gibbons
    That list will change depending on when you ask me
     
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