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kevbone

MOST INFLUENTIAL ROCK GUITARIST

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Nuno Bettencourt

 

Close friend of mine met and hung out with Nuno, told me he was the biggest prick he ever met. Even though he rules as a guitar player.

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Dimebag

Zakk Wylde

 

Bass guitar is where its at

Paul D'Amore

Martin Mendez

Les Claypool

Martin Eric Ain

Flea

Lemmy

Sebastian Steinberg (double bass and fuckin awesome)

 

Billy Sheehan

John Entwistle (sp?)

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You guys are lame!!

 

Nuno Bettencourt

Prince (very underrated)

Steve Vai

Stevey Ray Vaughn

Marc Bolan (T-rex)

 

Geez, the 80's rocked thumbs_up.gif

 

Steve Vai +1

 

Also, Satriani, M. Schenker, and Randy Rhoades.

 

For old school, Ritchie Blackmore rules.

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Not sure how influential he was, but Mark Knopfler has always been one of my favorite guitarists. Has a very definitive personal style and sound.

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M. Schenker, and Randy Rhoades.

 

How could I forget Schenker, UFO rockband.gif hardcore.

 

I would guess that since the RHC started in the 80's that we should include John Frusciante. Anyone who can play that many Zappa tunes has got a gift thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

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Mark Knopfler

 

If anyone cares. Mark does not play with a pick.

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Bass guitar is where its at

Paul D'Amore

Martin Mendez

Les Claypool

Martin Eric Ain

Flea

Lemmy

Sebastian Steinberg (double bass and fuckin awesome)

 

What about Victor Wooten? He runs circles around every other bass player mentioned so far.

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Nuno Bettencourt

 

Close friend of mine met and hung out with Nuno, told me he was the biggest prick he ever met. Even though he rules as a guitar player.

 

I once met the guitarist from Europe in a bar in TJ. He hit on some ugly chicks from our dorm. yelrotflmao.gif

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"I practiced twelve hours a day, every day, until my fingers were bleeding, trying to get the same sound as Elmore James. This went on for weeks and weeks, and finally someone told me, 'He plays with a slide.'"

- Robbie Robertson, at the 1992 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony honoring Elmore James

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Bass guitar is where its at

Paul D'Amore

Martin Mendez

Les Claypool

Martin Eric Ain

Flea

Lemmy

Sebastian Steinberg (double bass and fuckin awesome)

 

What about Victor Wooten? He runs circles around every other bass player mentioned so far.

Um, look back a page sweetie wink.gif

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Van Halen was the main protagonist of the 80's guitarwankfests. He was directly responsible for jackass virtuosos applying strange devices like vibrators and electric drills fitted with picks to their instruments.

 

He did have a huge influence, and thankfully, it largely went away.

 

Hendrix, Vaughn, Iommi, and Lennon pretty much defined the genres of today.

 

BTW - Vic Wooten is the shit.

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Van Halen was the main protagonist of the 80's guitarwankfests. He was directly responsible for jackass virtuosos applying strange devices like vibrators and electric drills fitted with picks to their instruments.

 

He did have a huge influence, and thankfully, it largely went away.

 

Hendrix, Vaughn, Iommi, and Lennon pretty much defined the genres of today.

 

BTW - Vic Wooten is the shit.

 

Why the hate?

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Iommi rules. That guitar is fucking beautiful. And he himself looks the same after twenty years. Oh, and his own album is great--anyone who recognizes "Skin" rules. Iommi is my hero.

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Iommi rules. That guitar is fucking beautiful. And he himself looks the same after twenty years. Oh, and his own album is great--anyone who recognizes "Skin" rules. Iommi is my hero.

 

Quiz?

 

Which finger is he missing? and on which hand?

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