Most impactful guitarist on you

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    LOL!!!

    Frank looks like he auditioned for the hero part in Invasion U.S.A. (1985) and lost the part to Chuck Norris.

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    That's exactly what I look for in my 90's guitar instruction tapes. It's how you know he's legit.
     
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    Paco De Lucia and Al Di Meola most definitely.
     
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    Blues Saraceno and Brian Setzer.
     
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    In terms of songwriting, dynamics and structure definitely Munky and Head from Korn.
     
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    Django Reinhardt and Stephane Wrembel
     
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    The last two for their riffing and song writing.

    Keith Merrow for learning me that you can produce really cool metal music at home and dont have to work in a band setting.
     
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    ArtDecade John Bohlinger's Dank Stash

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    At first, EVH, Blues Saraceno, and Dweezil Zappa. Then, Dweezil's dad. Brian Setzer later.
     
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    Dimebag and Trey.
     
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    EVH, Rhoads, Lynch, Nuno, Sykes. Later Munky & Head, Dime, John Oliva, SRV, Kotzen & Andy LaRocque
     
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    I wanted to learn playing the guitar because of Roland Orzabal's (Tears for Fears) guitar solo on "Shout".

     
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    Originally it was James Hetfield (my wife still thinks I have a crush on him) because when I first started playing guitar, I was down picking everything because I thought it sounded more consistent when you heard the low note first every time in the chord instead of low then high. I had a guitar teacher that said I would never be able to play anything fast if all I did was down pick, but when you Google downpicking it pops up, did you mean James Hetfield.

    Here recently it's been a mix of people like Steve Gaines and Roy Clark, because it makes you realize how many flaws in your playing you're hiding behind a mountain of gain playing through a basically clean amp, and people like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Nuno, and Roy Clark where their playing is on a whole nother level, and have passed up being a guitar player to being an entertainer.

    I can't practice guitar like I used to, but I make it a point to make sure I play everything as naturally as just strumming chords to a campfire song.
     
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    Some of my heroes

    Ace Frehley, well, he is frekkin ACE!!

    Yngwie Malmsteen, first time I heard him, around the time he moved to the US, my jaw dropped to the floor, never heard anything like it before.

    Ritchie Kotzen, so different from all the other shredders from the 90's (most of them flirting with the neo classical stuff). Love his early stuff

    Allan Holdsworth, when I heard his music and his playing for the first time, I couldn't believe my ears. I HAD to know more about him
     
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    I don't rightly know...
     
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    I grew up listening to EVH and Metallica, and learned some of their stuff but it didn't really speak to me. I didn't really enjoy playing until I started trying to learn songs from Demanufacture, Around the Fur and Korn's first three albums - there was something very raw and appealing about the downtuned guitars to an angsty teen. At the opposite end for me is Martin Gore from Depeche Mode, while they don't use a lot of guitar there's some tasty stuff there and Amir Derakh's guitar synth work in Orgy always made me want to play a little differently.

    Devin got me into open tunings, though I had at been playing a guitar tuned C-G-Eb-G-C-Eb long before I had heard of Devin and I don't know how I stumbled into playing in full-fifths but I dig that approach to the instrument as well.
     
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    Jimmy Paige
    Marc Okubo

    two names you'd never think to see in the same sentence together but Marc especially doesn't get the props he deserves. One of the most beastly guitarists out there and maybe the best guy playing djent
     

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