Who inspired you when you started playing and who inspires you now?
Most inspiring artist when you satrted playing and whos inspiring now
Reply by Christopher Fredrickson
I saw Van Halen in 1995 in concert and Edward was the reason I started playing. I put the guitar away for 15 years and started relearning a few months ago. And now it is a plethora of different guitarists from different genres. I’m not a John Mayer fan but I do love his guitar tone, there is also Anthony Wilson, Jim Hall and George Benson in terms of jazz, then there is Buckethead in the rock category as well as people like Paul Gilbert. There is Tim Pearce and others
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Reply by Pippin
When I first started playing it would of been Herman Li of DragonForce. Mainly because one day when he was doing a giveaway on his twitch for some new Fishman pickups, I won. Nowadays it would be Nick Sadler from the band Daughters. The thing I like most about them is that they like to do heavy stuff with the high end of their guitars.
Reply by Josh
For me. It would have to be Daron Malakian from System of a Down. He's not what you would call technical. But System's music is what pushed me to pick up a guitar again and really start learning how to play guitar. I will say tho that Tom Morello from Rage Againt the Machine is a really kick ass guitar player too.
Reply by j0nd4mus1c14n
I started off with a guitar coach and after that, no one comes into mind within a few months. Until I tried learning guitar riffs and techniques where I would find what inspire me later on. Originally I was inspired to play guitar by the name of Kyle Hunter, former guitarist of Protosequence. Then when I thought "Hmm, I want my playing style to be much more advanced but playable." And so many artists come by and I was inspired through most of them, but to name a few that are my main inspirations, I guess I would go with Daron Malakian, Mario Carmarena and Erik Hansel, Thomas Erak, Yvette Young, and Paul Gilbert to name a few.
Reply by alex!
mine was (embarrassingly) kurt cobain, i was in love w nirvana and i realized kinda "holy shit. i can learn guitar. amazeballs" and overall i felt like kurt's entire story kinda resonated with me, and his (nirvana's) music made me feel super seen. i wanted to play guitar cuz i wanted to make music that made other kids feel that way too
Reply by Bandit
Dimebag Darrell, though Eddie Van Halen and Jimi Hendrix are arguably “better” then him, i still think of Dime as the best guitarist. Not just when it comes to the skill itself, but the way he put emotion, and feel into it. He didn’t just play guitar, his guitar sang, it told a story. You know, he just ate, slept, and breathed his guitar. His dedication, his passion, his heart and soul for the guitar has ALWAYS inspired me.