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Discussion in 'Seventh Wonder' started by fizodan, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. fizodan

    fizodan Member

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    Let's hear who your favorite guitar players are! In no particular order:

    John Petrucci
    Guthrie Govan
    Blues Saraceno
    Paul Gilbert
    Steve Vai
    Nuno Bettencourt
    Tony Macalpine
    Greg Howe
    Jason Becker
    Marty Friedman
    Eddie Van Halen
    Alex Skolnick

    And I should probably stop because I could keep going. :headbang:
     
  2. JesterIF

    JesterIF Member

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    I'll try to list only 10 guitarists, but there are so many out there, in so many genres...

    Allan Holdsworth
    Eric Johnson
    Per Nilsson
    Andy Mckee
    Devin Townsend
    George Lynch
    Vito Bratta
    Michael Romeo
    Shawn Lane
    Paul Wardingham (currently can't get enough of this guy, has just put out an album called "Assimilate Regenerate")
     
  3. JAGColaço

    JAGColaço A Change Of Seasons

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    John Petrucci
    Mikael Akerfeldt
    Michael Harris
    Paul Gilbert
    Dimebag Darrell
    Johan Liefvendahl
    Synyster Gates
    Michael Romeo
    Jan Zehrfeld
    John Mclaughlin
    Kurt Rosenwinkel
    ...
     
  4. sirclansman

    sirclansman Man in Black Parade

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    It's very hard to do this kind of list, but here's one edition of my top 6-string masters (not in particular order):

    - Brian May
    - Dave Murray
    - Joe Satriani
    - Tuomas Heikkinen
    - Tony Iommi
    - Johan Liefvendahl
    - John Sykes
    - John Petrucci
    - Bruce Kulick
    - Daryl Stuermer
    - Doug Alrdrich
    - Dave Mustaine
     
  5. fizodan

    fizodan Member

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    I've got to ask... Why Dave Mustaine? For his riff writing or solos?
     
  6. Islandstone

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    -Michael Romeo
    -Andre Olbrich
    -Adrian Smith
    -Alexi Laiho
    -David Gilmour
    -Slash
     
  7. Detective Clarence Beauregard

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    Michael Romeo and Adrian Smith are probably my two biggest influences for riff writing and solo writing.
     
  8. JenniferLynn

    JenniferLynn AKA Irish

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    Steve Vai
    Nuno Bettencourt
    Reb Beach
    Stevie Ray Vaughn
    John Lee Hooker
    Mats Haugen
    Johan Liefvendahl
    Jorn Viggo Lofstad
    Stephen Lill
    The Edge

    and others :)
     
  9. sirclansman

    sirclansman Man in Black Parade

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    Both. Thats why I listed Tony Iommi also.
     
  10. fillipeano

    fillipeano These days..

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    Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine)
    Jorn Viggo (Pagan's Mind)
    Michael Romeo (Symphony X)
    Adam Jones (Tool)
    Paul Masvidal (Cynic)
     
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    EddyRX10 rtard

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    Jari Mäenpää
    Alexi Laiho (not so much anymore though)
    Nuno Bettencourt
    Roope Latvala
    Johan Liefvendahl
    Slash
     
  12. Johan Liefvendahl

    Johan Liefvendahl SW GuitarPlayer

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    Great to see that alot of you prefer Nuno!
    There are so many great players... hmmmm, I think I can give you at least 100 names but if you want 10 here you have it:
    -Nuno Bettencourt
    -Paul Gilbert
    -Andy Timmons
    -Carl Verhayen
    -Kee Marcello
    -Ia Eklundh
    -Johnny Öhlin
    -Yngwie
    -Steve Lukather
    -Doug Aldrich
     
  13. guitarrizer

    guitarrizer www.RockHard.pl

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    Great guitar players... to add a few not mentioned yet:
    Criss Oliva [Savatage]
    Reb Beach [Winger]
    Jeff Waters [Annihilator]
    Kerry King [Slayer]
    John Norum [Europe, solo]
    Kee Marcello [Europe, solo]
    Timo Niemisto [Anthriel]
    Vinnie Moore [solo, UFO]
    Steve Stevens [Billy Idol, Vince Neil, solo]
    Jim Matheos [Fates Warning]
    Jeff Beck [solo]
    Andy LaRocque [King Diamond]
    Robin Ognedal [Aspera]
    Andy Timmons [Danger Danger, solo]
    Dan Huff [Giant]
    Kirk Hammett [Metallica]
    Kendall Bechtel & Ed Archer [Fifth Angel]
    George Lynch [Dokken, Lynch Mob]
    Ritchie Blackmore [Rainbow, Deep Purple]
    Mark Knopfler [Dire Straits]
    Simone Mularoni [DGM]
    Brad Gillis [Night Ranger]
    Roy Z [Driver]
    Bill Leverty [Firehouse]
    Stéphan Forté [Adagio]
    Johan Reinholdz [Andromeda]
    Steve Blaze [Lillian Axe]
    Mark Owers [Lionsheart]
    Rob Marcello [Marcello/Vestry, Danger Danger]
    Chris DeGarmo [Queensryche]
    Uli Jon Roth [solo, Scorpions]
    Ronni Le Tekrø [TNT]
    Mick Box [Uriah Heep]
    Stefan Lindholm [Vindictiv]
    Michael Klein & Sang Vong [Wicked Sensation]
    and many more...
     
  14. Detective Clarence Beauregard

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    Both he and Mustaine wrote some incredible riffs, that's for sure. It's always great to see people list their favorite riff writers, too - almost everyone is concerned mostly with lead playing. Don't get me wrong - a bad solo can sour a song - but if you don't have good riffs, you don't have a song.
     
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    What I love about these lists is you learn about so many new guitarists that you've never heard of. Like Carl Verheyen. What a shredder. Great tone too.
     
  16. sirclansman

    sirclansman Man in Black Parade

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    My thoughts exactly!
     
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    Xirukah New Metal Member

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    I don't know if i can give 10 names that really influence my Guitar Playing. But of course i can name my 10 favorite guitar players.

    In no particular order, unless the first and second that influence me

    1 - David Gilmour - Pink Floyd - I start playing guitar cause Floyd are my favorite band and i had to know how to play Wish You Were Here, so that song was the first song i learned!!!

    2 - John Petrucci - Dream Theater - Possibly the best Metal Guitar Player. He can play fast and in th same song write a sentimental solo. The best song to see this 2 ways to play metal guitar is Best of Times

    Now without order

    Mikael Akerfeldt ( Opeth / Bloodbath )
    Nuno Bettencourt ( Portuguese Guy!!!!! ) ( Extreme )
    James Hetfield ( Metallica )
    Tom Morello ( Rage Against The Machine )
    Dave Murray ( Iron Maiden )
    Yngie Malmesteen
    Robb Flinn ( Machine Head )
    Jack Black ( Tenacious D )
     
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    malicedix New Metal Member

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    Just got that album, amazed is an understatement. :yow:

    My list:

    John Petrucci
    Yngwie Malmsteen
    Vai
    Michael Romeo
    Jeff Loomis
    Alexi Laiho
    Paul Wardingham
    Paco De Lucia
    Vincete Amigo
     

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