Who is the most influential lead guitarist of all time
says Metal_god14 on Oct 11th 17 (#815535)
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)
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)
I saw black Sabbath last year amazing show
says Metal_god14 on Oct 11th 17 (#2672310)
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)
Love dio too but ozzy was my favorite and paranoid is my favorite sabbath song
says Metal_god14 on Oct 11th 17 (#2672318)
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)
I will get back to this one in a sec... a min... soon.
says ZonkeyBalls on Oct 12th 17 (#2672380)
Do you want me to translate the lyrics, since they aren't quite, what the originals are?
says ZonkeyBalls on Oct 12th 17 (#2672417)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Billy gibbons is awesome indeed I saw Zz top in concert great show
says Metal_god14 on Oct 11th 17 (#2672269)
says beachbum on Nov 2nd 17 (#2686795)
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)
I agree Chuck berry was huge influence on many of the guitar players I love
says Metal_god14 on Oct 11th 17 (#2672291)
says Metal_god14 on Oct 11th 17 (#2672297)
I like Eric Clapton, and also J.J. Cale. Both great!
says StarzAbove on Oct 11th 17 (#2672303)
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)
Definitely Eddie Van Halen and Carlos Santana.
says SynysterGates on Oct 11th 17 (#2672338)
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)
I forgot about Randy Rhodes that guy was as unique as they come.
says OzSurfer on Oct 11th 17 (#2672342)
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....
says OzSurfer on Oct 12th 17 (#2672388)
Love that film
says Darkest_Serenity on Oct 12th 17 (#2672398)
I know, it's timeless :)
says OzSurfer on Oct 12th 17 (#2672399)
Ah ...the custom made polka dot flying V by Karl Sandoval ... his trademark guitar.
says SynysterGates on Oct 12th 17 (#2672748)
Yea....He changed a lot of things about guitar playing, for sure..
says DandyDon on Oct 12th 17 (#2672401)
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)
Yea he is one of my favorites..
I could name so many it wouldn't end..
says DandyDon on Oct 12th 17 (#2673020)
The great Randy Rhoads
says SynysterGates on Oct 11th 17 (#2672337)
Yes I should have mentioned him.
says OzSurfer on Oct 11th 17 (#2672345)
What about eric Clapton the yardbirds cream Derek and the dominoes
says Metal_god14 on Oct 12th 17 (#2672371)
enjoy your post Metal God
says Darkest_Serenity on Oct 12th 17 (#2672386)
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)
Jimmy page pre led Zeppelin
says Metal_god14 on Oct 12th 17 (#2672396)
My top 5 for being influential.
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)
Great list Angel all awesome guitar players
says Metal_god14 on Oct 12th 17 (#2672415)
Also can't forget Steve Howe and David Gilmour.
says Tiffanee on Oct 12th 17 (#2672420)
Very true they are amazing too
says Metal_god14 on Oct 12th 17 (#2672423)
sorry to slow the tempo but I have always Loved this Guitarist
back to the Metal now
says Darkest_Serenity on Oct 12th 17 (#2672425)
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)
Stevie Ray Vaughn
says shinrin on Oct 14th 17 (#2673889)
says shinrin on Oct 14th 17 (#2673891)
How could I forget Ted Nugent http://data.amirite.net/user_im...9249ad9c4d.jpg
says Metal_god14 on Oct 19th 17 (#2677799)
And Ace Frehley http://data.amirite.net/user_im...92521b7db4.jpg
says Metal_god14 on Oct 19th 17 (#2677803)