Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by stratzrus, Jun 14, 2019.
Buck Dharma, Hughie Thomasson...
Randy Rhoads, Tony Iommi for "metal"
Malcolm Young, Setzer, Mike Ness for "rock n roll"
Chet, Les, C. Christian, Wes, & J. Pass for jazz/country jazz
Charlie Baty, BB & Duke Robillard for blues
I'm probably leaving several out.
Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, EVH, Michael Schenker, Jeff Beck, SRV, Eric Johnson, Eric Clapton....
Tommy Emmanuel, Gary Moore, Robben Ford, Danny Gatton, Roy Buchannan....
Those are the top tiers off the top o' my head - so many others too
The first player that came to mind was Metheny...
Altho, there is not really just one guitar hero for me.
My biggest influences are a different matter
I spent my teen years learning Rush songs and Lifeson is forever gonna be a lerxsting somewhere in my playing.
I didn't get into the big 50s, 60s, 70s jazz greats until I got my Byrdland in 2007. Wes was amazing as is Kenny Burrell. You can't get that sound without an archtop like they were playing...obviously, their chops are unreal...I mean, Wes' fretting hand position is something I have never been able to imitate
Alternatively, my current guitar heroes are Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson of Hammock.
It has changed often over time as I’ve gotten older. Lately? Probably Junkie XL.
At one point it was Scofield, more recently Ry Cooder
George Harrison, Ian Bairnson and to a lesser extent, Mike Campbell and Buddy Holly.
i saw The Ventures at the World's Fair in Flushing back in the day. They absolutely killed.
Jeez, it'd be easier to list who's not an influence/hero!
G. E. Smith
Depends on the week.
GARY MOORE hands down.. RIP Gary..
Currently, Satchel from steel panther. Who else here spent the latter 80's and at least half the 90's learning to shred hair metal in hopes to have an edge when rock made a comeback? Satchel ( Russ Parish ) is making a hell of a living with all the Lynch, DeMartini, Malmsteen, Vito Bratta, etc., that some of us invested 1000's of hours in and cant find a use for outside the living room
A man after my own heart.
Decades ago I sat in at an open mic at Grendel's Lair in Philadelphia and Pat Martino went on before me. I played "So What". Never botched a song so badly in all my life.
I am boring as hell