Who are your guitar heroes?

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  1. Decapitated

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    When I was just a youngin' my guitar heroes were George Lynch, Yngwie, Nuno, and CC Deville (ok, stop laughing, I was young and impressionable) So who are your guitar heroes of yesteryear and today? My heroes of today are mainly from the Death/Heavy metal scene. So here is my list of some of my favorite players today....this list will hopefully change as new players emerge.....so let me know your faves...... :)

    Alexi Laiho---Children of Bodom
    Bill Steer, Michael Amott--Carcass, Arch Enemy
    Dimebag----Pantera
    Vogg--Decapitated
    Jesper Stromblad, Bjorn Gelotte---In Flames
    Peter Wichers, Ola Frenning---Soilwork
    Dominic Cifarelli----Pulse Ultra
    Galder--Dimmu Borgir, Old Man's Child
     
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    Stephen Carpenter-Deftones
    Adam Jones-Tool
    Tom Marello-RATM/Audioslave
    Mike Einziger-Incubus
    Wes Borland- Formerly Limp Bizkit, thank god he left that lame ass band.
     
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    Adam Jones would have been the next on my list, but I wanted to keep it to 10, but yes, he is an incredible player..... :) Good choices and yes, thank god he (Wes) left that band!!
     
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    EVH
    Joe Satriani
    Vai
    John Petrucci
    Paul Gilbert
     
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    fo shizzle!
     
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    George Lynch
    Zakk Wylde
    Petrucci
    Vai
    Steve Morse
    Andy Timmons
    Jon Finn
     
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    the percussive perspective:

    SRV
    D Matthews
    B Corrigan
     
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    Just realized you listed In Flames' guitarists up there.

    They're my absolute favorite band right now. STYE is an absolute clinic on writing tastefully heavy metal riffs.
     
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    Hey, Chris, do you have any of their older stuff? If not, I could burn them off for ya. :)
     
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    Wow, that's a great list. I've been to clinics by Zakk, Petrucci, Morse, and Timmons, and Jon Finn was one of my teachers... I think my lost would be identical, and for sure, lynch would be at the top. NICE!

    -Rob
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    Got 'em all my friend. :)
     
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    I absolutely love Lynch. I do a ton of 1st-5th fret pull offs for fills like he does. It's not an intentional cop of his style, but I grew up wanting nothing more than to be like George, and his style grew into mine. I don't think he gets enough credit outside of guitarist circles. Someone could toss in a CD of him playing Jingle Bells, and I would probably recognize his playing. He definitely has his own distinct sound and tone, and it's fantastic.

    Hell, who else could record a tune with the Nelson brothers singing and make it cool? :D

    As far as Finn, the guy is amazing. I saw him open for DT a few years back, and he played a song called "If Stevie Ray Vaughan went to Berklee and studied Jazz". 15 minutes of jaw-dropping, yet tasteful, jazz acrobatics that never once strayed from the groove of the song. Instead of him sounding like a guitarist shredding over a backing band, it was a band simply tearing the shit out of a medley of SRV tunes in perfect unison. Once I picked my jaw off the floor and cleaned up the mess in my pants, I'm pretty sure he played something else cool too. ;)
     
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    My favs:
    Alexi Laiho
    Rusty Cooley
    Jason Becker
    Eric Peterson & Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT!)
    Paul Gilbert
    Michael Romeo
    Zakk Wylde

    as far as 7 string influences:
    Carcass - Im pretty sure they used 7's and not baritones
    Nevermore - Jeff Loomis \m/
    Dream Theater - JP
    Rusty Cooley(As above)
    Chris Broderick (Jag Panzer)-- I Cant wait till his DVD comes out, he's one of the coolest guys ever.

    I also think that George Lynch , Glen Alevias/Craig Locicero (FORBIDDEN EVIL!) and Jon Schaffer and the maiden guys get runners up ;p
     
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    Skolnick is awesome. When I was a wee lad, "The Ballad" was one of the first tunes I learned how to play. :D Chuck Billy had a bunch of health problems and I don't really dig his "new" voice, but still, Testament fucking kicks ass.

    I need to mention Criss Oliva in this thread too. Awesome player.
     
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    I'm a HUUUUGE Testament fan, i've gotten to see them live, got pics with Chuck & Eric, Got Eric's guitar pick from that show, i got 2 signed albums, the works lol
    I think Chuck's new voice on the Gathering and First Strike owns hard. If i'm not mistaken, he's completely healed now. but Eric just broke his leg in 3 places...
     
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    I got to meet the lead singer years ago in Kansas City at Sandstone...guy was super cool......
     
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    I believe Skolnick's a striaght up jazz guy in NYC nowadays.
     
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    Richie Kotzen is an awesome guitarist. Blues saraceno and Nuno too.
     
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    Yeah, Skolnick's new Cd is nice. got some crazy jazz chops
     
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    Hmmmm very impressionable i think i am ..I go hog butt wild for guitar players doing different things...Tony MacAlpine,John Petrucci,Rusty Cooley,Jeff Loomis,Dallas Perkins,Stephan Forte' (IN-credible),Buckethead (all but..GNR Crap).Jimmy Bruno,Vinnie Moore,Ty Tabor,and the missing in action..Dave Sharman..where is he anyway????
     

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