If you could play guitar like any musician who would it be?

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  1. Headkicktoleg

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    I'm going with Jimmy Page.
    2nd place will be maybe Carlos Santana

    Both dudes are just amazing.
     
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    Satriani fair and square.
    Amazing technique + ability to not overdo it and sound like a technique wanker(hello Vai) + amazing creativity, he writes beautiful, melodic tunes.
     
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    mbinder This shark, swallow you whole.

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    David Gilmour. The guy really knows how to bend a note.
     
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    I set my sights on L. Shankar for my tone, I've had people compliment me on my sound, comparing it to an electric violin, mostly because of my vibrato technique.

    As a player I've emulated saxophonist John Coltrane for expansiveness of ideas, but my ideal guitar playing would end up somewhere between Robert Fripp and Frank Zappa.
     
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    Well, since you picked Satch already, I'll go with Nuno Bettencourt:

     
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    Old Yngwie. Then you can pretty much play anything you want. Not very good songwriting-wise, but you cannot have it all.
     
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    Saul Hudson.
     
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    page, hammett, hendrix, clapton.


    and this fucking guy:

     
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    Buckethead or EVH.

    Throw in some Diamond Darrel for the pinch harmonic squeals.
     
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    hammett ? seriously ?
     
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    <Fedor23>

    would you prefer if i had named malmsteen, vai, or another virtuoso instead? or dimebag in place of hammett?
     
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    you could name a lead guitarist from virtually any decent metal band, and it would be an improvement on hammet.
     
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    TeTe Troll Whisperer Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Randy Rhodes because that dude played amazing classical on the electric.

    Also, Albert Hammond from the Strokes has a really unique sound from his Strat. I've always loved his style.
     
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    alright, alright. thought about it some more. i've been fans of the mark and willie from lamb of god for a long time. scratch hammett.
     
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    I'd never get tired of picking up a guitar and making it sound like that
     
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    if i could play the solo by ron jarzombek at 5:20, i'd die a happy man lol:

     
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    ralphus1 Hope you guessed my name

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    Can't argue with any of the guitarists mentioned above.

    I'll go with Steve Vai, just because he always seems to come up with something I'm not expecting.
     
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    Ritchie Blackmore. He may not be as fast as most of the guys mentioned in here, but he was a perfect combination of everything. Same goes for Stevie Ray Vaughan.
     
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