The most non-infuential guitarists in history.

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  1. fezz parka

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  2. TepidPilot

    TepidPilot Strat-O-Master

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    My vote is firm. Never heard of her or him.

    TP
     
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    metrokosmiko Strat-Talker

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    For how much I idolized Jimmy Page when I was learning to play, I owe almost nothing of my playing style to him.

    I'm like 40% J. Mascis, 30% Jerry García, 20% Bob Mould and 10% technical emo stuff.
     
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    T Bone Slort "Was you ever bit by a dead bee?" Silver Member

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    What is a Lil Wayne?
     
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    Antstrat Most Honored Senior Member

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    Antstrat Most Honored Senior Member

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    John Wayne's sperm?
     
  7. cranky

    cranky Senior Stratmaster

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    EVH is my hot take.

    I can honestly say that I've been more inspired to play by buskers than Van Halen. Which perhaps helps explain my overall arc of progress as a player.
     
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    Handsome McClane Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    I installed two-way mirrors in his pad in Brentwood, and he come to the door in a dress.
     
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    unionjack515 Senior Stratmaster

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    T Bone Slort "Was you ever bit by a dead bee?" Silver Member

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    Ya but he was funny...
     
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    muttonbuster Strat-Talk Member

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    Non influential how though? If you think about it, EVH putting a Floyd Rose and a humbucker into that strat body he got from Wayne Charvel nearly put both Fender and Gibson out of business. By the mid 80s when brands like Charvel/Jackson and Ibanez were screaming; Gibson was 3 months from bankrupty in 1986, and CBS put Fender up for sale in 1985. Had Fender
    not begrudgingly updated to a 2 point trem for the American Standard in 1987, and Slash hadn't fallen into Gibson's lap as a promoter for Les Pauls; both companies would be long gone. When one guy can swing the entire market to super strats, now that's impressive.
     
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    cranky Senior Stratmaster

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    Sorry, how does any of that affect or influence me?

    I was in like second grade when those things were happening. My goals at that point was to not get spanked or smacked around and to run really fast.
     
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    surfnturf Strat-Talker

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    Adam Sandler

    Although for me I'd say any hair metal guitarist
     
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    ZlurkCorzDog INMATE #7XX7XX7

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    muttonbuster Strat-Talk Member

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    Well imagine if they had gone out of business. It probably wouldn't have been until the late 2000s that
    someone would have been willing to gamble on resurrecting them, and if they weren't? Strats would
    all be priced like 71 hemi cudas are today.
     
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    ZlurkCorzDog INMATE #7XX7XX7

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    You angered him with that one.

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    xxdose New Member!

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    Here are my three that are still alive.

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    nungesser crash into your windshield of love

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    Slash.. run's and ducks for cover :eek:
     
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    I got my first electric guitar in like 2008. I didn't know what a humbucker or single-coil was.

    The "affects and influences" you're describing are so miniscule and arcane to somebody like me who literally knew zero guitar players his entire life until adulthood and never held or played a guitar until something like 22 years old. By that time, I would have passively absorbed whatever influences EVH had on the market and proceed to not be influenced by him personally as a player at all.