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    There are a few around my area (Tulsa). This guy was already tearing up guitar in the early '90s. I'd think I was playing fairly well in a music store and this guy would show up and rearrange my thinking in a quick hurry. And he's never had a lame ego, etc... Very cool person and part of the local music scene for a long time. Here's a vid, though don't judge him as only a fast player; he plays a huge variety of music and is just going off here.




    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXuKq_BvrB0






    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV7-m4cVQIw





    I also dig some oldschool local punk and metal musicians.
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    Cool! I just found a vid of another friend shredding it up, and it looks like it was recorded in the same room as my friend Dave above. Again, another player who's been a part of the local scene for a long time and does not usually play any shred. Other than Ace Frehley, this guy was my earlest influence to play guitar. He was in 6th grade while I was in 5th grade and brought his electric guitar to school and played it one day. Although I didn't get to see him play, I could hear it from the next room over and thought it was awesome.




    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYd8k13wiwo





    Another friend who definitely isn't into shredding was probably my next biggest local influence, as he's the first person who had an electric and let me play it through an amp, trying to pull off some Sabbath. It was a crappy plywood Harmony guitar with high action and soap bar pickups going through a DOD American Metal pedal into a Peavey Backstage amp, but I thought it was friggin' awesome at the time. And he had two of those guitars and ended up trading one to me for my first guitar. I'd later try to sell it to a friend only to have one of the pickups go out on me right beforehand, and I got pissed off and smashed the guitar and jumped up and down on it in front of him only to hear afterward that he still would've bought it.



    Has anyone else had local players and friends who've had an impact on you wanting to play or maybe how you play guitar or what styles of music you're into?
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    • #3
      Cool! I just found a vid of another friend shredding it up, and it looks like it was recorded in the same room as my friend Dave above. Again, another player who's been a part of the local scene for a long time and does not usually play any shred. Other than Ace Frehley, this guy was my earlest influence to play guitar. He was in 6th grade while I was in 5th grade and brought his electric guitar to school and played it one day. Although I didn't get to see him play, I could hear it from the next room over and thought it was awesome.










      Another friend who definitely isn't into shredding was probably my next biggest local influence, as he's the first person who had an electric and let me play it through an amp, trying to pull off some Sabbath. It was a crappy plywood Harmony guitar with high action and soap bar pickups going through a DOD American Metal pedal into a Peavey Backstage amp, but I thought it was friggin' awesome at the time. And he had two of those guitars and ended up trading one to me for my first guitar. I'd later try to sell it to a friend only to have one of the pickups go out on me right beforehand, and I got pissed off and smashed the guitar and jumped up and down on it in front of him only to hear afterward that he still would've bought it.



      Has anyone else had local players and friends who've had an impact on you wanting to play or maybe how you play guitar or what styles of music you're into?
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      • #4
        john mayer grew up in my town.

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        • #5
          john mayer grew up in my town.

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          • #6






            Quote Originally Posted by RaceU4her
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            john mayer grew up in my town.




            That's cool. Was he an influence, too? I know you're into heavy music.
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              Quote Originally Posted by RaceU4her
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              john mayer grew up in my town.




              That's cool. Was he an influence, too? I know you're into heavy music.
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              • #8
                there's a really tight group of musicians here that are incredibly talented. there's a lot of musicians in the area and for the most part, we all talk and hang out. we've all shared the stage with one another at some point. the music scene is mostly blues and blues rock, which is incredibly boring, but the musicians are great and it's always a good time to hang out and talk music. they've all been a huge influence; musically, professionally and as friends.

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                • #9
                  there's a really tight group of musicians here that are incredibly talented. there's a lot of musicians in the area and for the most part, we all talk and hang out. we've all shared the stage with one another at some point. the music scene is mostly blues and blues rock, which is incredibly boring, but the musicians are great and it's always a good time to hang out and talk music. they've all been a huge influence; musically, professionally and as friends.

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                  • #10






                    Quote Originally Posted by Mogwix
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                    there's a really tight group of musicians here that are incredibly talented. there's a lot of musicians in the area and for the most part, we all talk and hang out. we've all shared the stage with one another at some point. the music scene is mostly blues and blues rock, which is incredibly boring, but the musicians are great and it's always a good time to hang out and talk music. they've all been a huge influence; musically, professionally and as friends.




                    That's cool when you have such a tight group. I wish I was part of the music scene here. I know some great musicians but never developed music theory even though I otherwise got into trying to play as well as I could, and I got heavy into trying to do Christian metal music for about a decade and then got away from it when nothing ever panned out. But then I'd pretty much missed out on much of the local scene and kept jobs and school that had me too busy to try and do anything more other than trying to win fans in my household (and some neighbors).
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                    • #11






                      Quote Originally Posted by Mogwix
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                      there's a really tight group of musicians here that are incredibly talented. there's a lot of musicians in the area and for the most part, we all talk and hang out. we've all shared the stage with one another at some point. the music scene is mostly blues and blues rock, which is incredibly boring, but the musicians are great and it's always a good time to hang out and talk music. they've all been a huge influence; musically, professionally and as friends.




                      That's cool when you have such a tight group. I wish I was part of the music scene here. I know some great musicians but never developed music theory even though I otherwise got into trying to play as well as I could, and I got heavy into trying to do Christian metal music for about a decade and then got away from it when nothing ever panned out. But then I'd pretty much missed out on much of the local scene and kept jobs and school that had me too busy to try and do anything more other than trying to win fans in my household (and some neighbors).
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                      • #12
                        I took lessons for years from a friend of mine, Gordon Gaines. One of the most talented musicians I've ever had the pleasure to witness, much less be lucky enough to take lessons and jam with. Despite the huge talent he had, he was humble and a nice guy on top of it. I learned so much from the many hours of jamming with him, he still remains one of my biggest musical influences. RIP Gordon, we still miss you. BTW, that's Van Romaine from the Steve Morse Band on drums.






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                        • #13
                          I took lessons for years from a friend of mine, Gordon Gaines. One of the most talented musicians I've ever had the pleasure to witness, much less be lucky enough to take lessons and jam with. Despite the huge talent he had, he was humble and a nice guy on top of it. I learned so much from the many hours of jamming with him, he still remains one of my biggest musical influences. RIP Gordon, we still miss you. BTW, that's Van Romaine from the Steve Morse Band on drums.







                          Guitars: Heritage H-150CM, Jackson USA SL-2H, Ibanez Jem 7V, Gibson SG, Fender Strat, Carvin ST-300, Yamaha AES620
                          Amp: Carvin Legacy VL-100 half stack, Gibson L-5 Lab Series
                          Effects: Suhr Riot, Barber Dirty Bomb, Soundblox Classic Distortion, TC Elec Chorus, Boss DD-3, Dunlop EVH Wah, Gig-Fx MegaWah, Boss TU-2, Boss ME-50, Digitech GNX4

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                          • #14
                            Several of the bands that played with my band in Richmond were big influences on me. They weren't local, though. Clarity Process, Fall of Troy and Paulson come to mind.
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                            • #15
                              Several of the bands that played with my band in Richmond were big influences on me. They weren't local, though. Clarity Process, Fall of Troy and Paulson come to mind.
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                              M-Audio Audiophile 2496 Sound Card

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