List your top five most influential guitar artists!

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Lo Lo
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List the five guys that got you listening and made you want to play...

These are the guys that most effected and influenced my style!

(1) Jesse Johnson [guitarist for Moris Day and The Time]
(2) Tony MacAlpine
(3) Joe Satrianni
(4) Stanley Jordan
(5) Prince

List your top five:
Last edited by Lo Lo on Sun Sep 25, 2005 7:02 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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hi!
i think my 5 are:
-jimmy page
-slash
-steve vai
-jimi hendrix
-angus young

but i'm not very experct yet :wink:
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Come on guys...List your top five!
Real_Confusions
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Alright, my top five favorite guitarists:

1) Steve Vai
2) Edward Van Halen
3) Jimmy Page
4) Jimi Hendrix
5) Eric Johnson

These aren't the ones that I think are the best, these are the ones that are having (or had) the biggest impact on my life.
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1.Frank Zappa
2.Steve Vai
3.Nils Frykdahl
4.Lightning Hopkins
5.Adrian Legg
fyrie
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1. Vai
2. Brian May
3. Chris Degarmo
4. Phil Collen
5. Reeves Gabrels

Gee... I wonder what decade I grew up in ;)
goodwill559
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1. Steve Howe
2. Tony Iommi
3. Steve Vai
4. Rik Emmett
5. Randy Rhoads
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1.Mr. Jimmy Page.
2 Mr. Phil Keaggy
3 Mr. Steve Vai.
4.Mr. Eddie VanHalen
5.Mr. Randy Roades
So Many others.
mi2tom
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Steve Vai
Paul Gilbert
Mattias Ia eklundh
Ritchie Blackmore
Jimi Hendrix
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1. Steve Vai
2. Leo Kottke
3. Eric Johnson
4. Chris Poland
5. El Jefe
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I guess the top 5 who have really influenced my style of playing the guitar the most are:

1. Jimmi Page
2. Ritchie Blackmore
3. Edward Van Halen
4. Randy Rhoads
5. Dimebag Darrell
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Steve Vai
Steve Morse
Steve Lukather
Steve Hackett
Steve Howe
mi2tom
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Gulliver wrote:Steve Vai
Steve Morse
Steve Lukather
Steve Hackett
Steve Howe
hehehe all the steves :mrgreen:
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Gulliver wrote:Steve Vai
Steve Morse
Steve Lukather
Steve Hackett
Steve Howe
I'm guessing your name is Steve... :P :wink:


1) Stevie Ray Vaughan
2) Steve Vai
3) John Frusciante
4) Jimi Hendrix
5) Ron Thal

Interestly, I despise Frusciante. I was influenced by him many years ago, when I hadn't been introduced to metal or shred...
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Well there is the 5 that got me wanting to play
1. Slash
2. Kirk Hammett
3. Angus Young
4. Eddie Van Halen
5. Dimebag Darrel


Then there is the 5 with the biggest influence on me
1. Joe Satriani
2. Brett Garsed
3. Greg Howe
4. Steve Vai
5. Gary Moore
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