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Who is the most influential lead guitarist of all time
says Metal_god14 on Oct 11th 17 (#815535)

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I would pick Tony Iommi he created a new sound because he lost his finger tips in accident and had to tune his guitar down in order to grip the strings and created the best music in the world heavy metal
says Metal_god14 on Oct 11th 17 (#2672237)
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I've always been pretty amazed by that, when I first heard about it. I do love his playing.
says OzSurfer on Oct 11th 17 (#2672307)
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I saw black Sabbath last year amazing show
says Metal_god14 on Oct 11th 17 (#2672310)
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Great band. I preferred Dio over Ozzy although nobody sang Paranoid like Ozzy in the early days. What do you think?
says OzSurfer on Oct 11th 17 (#2672315)
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Love dio too but ozzy was my favorite and paranoid is my favorite sabbath song
says Metal_god14 on Oct 11th 17 (#2672318)
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I agree about Paranoid, it's mine too. I think every band I ever played in attempted that song.
says OzSurfer on Oct 11th 17 (#2672319)
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https://youtu.be/pF3iZYLfQHo
says Darkest_Serenity on Oct 12th 17 (#2672373)
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I will get back to this one in a sec... a min... soon.
says ZonkeyBalls on Oct 12th 17 (#2672380)
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Thank you, Dallas. Lost track of things for a moment, even though I'm drunk and sharp as a spoon! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFcv8ypg9t0
says ZonkeyBalls on Oct 12th 17 (#2672397)
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Do you want me to translate the lyrics, since they aren't quite, what the originals are?
says ZonkeyBalls on Oct 12th 17 (#2672417)
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A lot of people don't know that Iommi invented the very first light-gauge guitar strings now used my most guitarists.
says Tiffanee on Oct 12th 17 (#2672414)
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True I wonder how many people know he used the melted pieces of plastic coke bottles to take the place of his finger tips so he could grip the strings
says Metal_god14 on Oct 12th 17 (#2672422)
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Lead is heavy. It's atomic weight is not that far from gold. So, it has to be a heavy guitarist, but not too heavy, because the stages are often build "just so"... Well... Shit. This is a tough one, even when taken seriously. It's difficult to determine, who has influenced whom, in the bigger scale. Some say... Well, not the Stig obviously, but... Shit. Does Jimi count as a lead? I'm a huge fan, but he played it upside down, so I'm not sure if people want to be upside down, while playing. **** it. I'm a Finnish heavy metal enthusiast and I say nothing of importance here. Well, that's not new. If you're not happy with Jimi, then I have to start spamming some Nightwish here. ;o) ;o)
says ZonkeyBalls on Oct 11th 17 (#2672240)
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Yes I would count Jimi Hendrix he revolutionized music too there is really no Right answer because there are so many great ones out there I was just curious to see who people would pick
says Metal_god14 on Oct 11th 17 (#2672243)
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https://youtu.be/cHJRIlNXwdk
says Darkest_Serenity on Oct 12th 17 (#2672378)
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Hard not to argue Les Paul.....and then, I've always liked Billy Gibbons. Personal taste I guess.
says Freeranger on Oct 11th 17 (#2672252)
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Billy gibbons is awesome indeed I saw Zz top in concert great show
says Metal_god14 on Oct 11th 17 (#2672269)
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Very awesome.
says beachbum on Nov 2nd 17 (#2686795)
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Seriously probably Cuck Berry had the most influence on the way rock guitar is played by many. There are lots of stylists that had huge influence but for wide spread basic technique?
says VicZinc on Oct 11th 17 (#2672280)
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I agree Chuck berry was huge influence on many of the guitar players I love
says Metal_god14 on Oct 11th 17 (#2672291)
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http://data.amirite.net/user_im...e92c52b366.jpg
says Metal_god14 on Oct 11th 17 (#2672297)
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I like Eric Clapton, and also J.J. Cale. Both great!
says StarzAbove on Oct 11th 17 (#2672303)
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https://youtu.be/JWNmmypCwko
says Darkest_Serenity on Oct 12th 17 (#2672416)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXtZbq3swPM
says StarzAbove on Oct 12th 17 (#2672426)
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I'd suggest anyone who created a different sound or style that others were inspired by. Eddie Vanhalen would be one, The Edge from U2, his sound and style were very unique, also Santana. Mark Knofler (Dire Straits) is another one who's riffs were basically taken from country and other influences and he made a unique sound out of them. I'm not up on metal enough, but I know I've missed some there too.
says OzSurfer on Oct 11th 17 (#2672314)
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Definitely Eddie Van Halen and Carlos Santana.
says SynysterGates on Oct 11th 17 (#2672338)
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https://youtu.be/axbtig7w7a8
says Darkest_Serenity on Oct 12th 17 (#2672382)
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There are many but i would say Jimi Hendrix because he started the different sounds (effects). Leading people to experiment more with different sounds, instead of the usual guitar twang sound, everyone else was still using.. I agree about Tony Iommi and i could rattle off a hundred more guitar players... Randy Rhoads,Eddie Van Halen, George Lynch on and on..
says DandyDon on Oct 11th 17 (#2672335)
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I forgot about Randy Rhodes that guy was as unique as they come.
says OzSurfer on Oct 11th 17 (#2672342)
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https://youtu.be/6fqbKVkhz6U I'm just discovering Artists I don't know carry on ;)
says Darkest_Serenity on Oct 12th 17 (#2672384)
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YES!! love it! such a great guitarist. Reminds me of when Spinal Tap... who pretty much sent up all the mainstream musicians, did what I thought was a Randy Rhodes send up.... (hehe) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJL942hg0uM
says OzSurfer on Oct 12th 17 (#2672388)
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Love that film (biggrin)
says Darkest_Serenity on Oct 12th 17 (#2672398)
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I know, it's timeless :)
says OzSurfer on Oct 12th 17 (#2672399)
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Ah ...the custom made polka dot flying V by Karl Sandoval ... his trademark guitar. RIP Randy
says SynysterGates on Oct 12th 17 (#2672748)
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Yea....He changed a lot of things about guitar playing, for sure..
says DandyDon on Oct 12th 17 (#2672401)
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Yes he did. He doubled picked most of his solos, also reversing a lot of his licks which made his sound unique. Can you imagine what he would of done had he not died at the age of 26? I think that's why Randy's my all time favorite, it's what he would of become if he was still around. BTW, wasn't Steve Vai one of you favorites?
says SynysterGates on Oct 12th 17 (#2672742)
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Yea he is one of my favorites.. I could name so many it wouldn't end..
says DandyDon on Oct 12th 17 (#2673020)
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The great Randy Rhoads https://68.media.tumblr.com/92d...9l3io1_400.gif
says SynysterGates on Oct 11th 17 (#2672337)
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Yes I should have mentioned him.
says OzSurfer on Oct 11th 17 (#2672345)
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He's been my all time favorite for so many years. He has a very distinct style and one of the greatest techniques.
says SynysterGates on Oct 12th 17 (#2672352)
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I agree! his playing is unmistakable.
says OzSurfer on Oct 12th 17 (#2672390)
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http://data.amirite.net/user_im...ea5635fd4f.jpg What about eric Clapton the yardbirds cream Derek and the dominoes
says Metal_god14 on Oct 12th 17 (#2672371)
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https://youtu.be/pdrzYDuqRkc enjoy your post Metal God (bye)
says Darkest_Serenity on Oct 12th 17 (#2672386)
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Don't forget the Yardbirds had an up an coming guitarist after Clapton left by the name of Jimmy page
says Metal_god14 on Oct 12th 17 (#2672394)
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https://youtu.be/PgA76eq2RTU
says Darkest_Serenity on Oct 12th 17 (#2672403)
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http://data.amirite.net/user_im...eaa5ab5813.jpg Jimmy page pre led Zeppelin
says Metal_god14 on Oct 12th 17 (#2672396)
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My top 5 for being influential. Jimi Hendrix Jimmy Page Tony Iommi Ritchie Blackmore Eddie Van Halen But there are many underrated ones too like Frank Zappa or Mick Box from Uriah Heep.
says Tiffanee on Oct 12th 17 (#2672411)
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Great list Angel all awesome guitar players
says Metal_god14 on Oct 12th 17 (#2672415)
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Also can't forget Steve Howe and David Gilmour.
says Tiffanee on Oct 12th 17 (#2672420)
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Very true they are amazing too
says Metal_god14 on Oct 12th 17 (#2672423)
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https://youtu.be/vnFp_1zJYPE
says Darkest_Serenity on Oct 12th 17 (#2672419)
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https://youtu.be/Et6cmagw_t4 sorry to slow the tempo but I have always Loved this Guitarist back to the Metal now (xp)
says Darkest_Serenity on Oct 12th 17 (#2672425)
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How about: Angus young Glenn Tipton and k.k. downing Judas priest Not really metal but Brian may of Queen Stevie ray Vaughn awesome blues guitarist
says Metal_god14 on Oct 12th 17 (#2672434)
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Stevie Ray Vaughn , now him I do know https://youtu.be/uVI7I-WDGx4
says Darkest_Serenity on Oct 12th 17 (#2672439)
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Jimmy Hendrix Stevie Ray Vaughn Chuck Berry
says shinrin on Oct 14th 17 (#2673889)
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https://youtu.be/I8JULmUlGDA
says shinrin on Oct 14th 17 (#2673891)
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How could I forget Ted Nugent http://data.amirite.net/user_im...9249ad9c4d.jpg
says Metal_god14 on Oct 19th 17 (#2677799)
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And Ace Frehley http://data.amirite.net/user_im...92521b7db4.jpg
says Metal_god14 on Oct 19th 17 (#2677803)
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