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Which band inspired you to pick up an instrument?

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Offline   Demonicdev18


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id have to say alice in chains got me to pick up a guitar at age 10, but i dropped it for 2 years and got back into it with chelsea grin. bummed that theres no 7 string support in rs2014 though.

Offline   grb20690


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I would say Red Hot Chilli Peppers but I think Jamiroquai was a really big factor for me to pick up a bass. Never liked Jamiroquai when I was younger until I grew a bit older. 


Offline   RealityPixels


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This maybe will sound weird, but for myself it wasn't a band: It was a composer. I always liked bass but Galt MacDermot's Hair OST was the culprit to make me want to learn bass. I was totally hooked by the initial notes of the Aquarius bassline and how an instrument usually considered as support was the lead of the music.

Bassists finger better...

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nirvana  with nevermind

Offline   TomSawyer2112



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It may surprise, but I got into acoustic guitar, because of medieval music,

and Greensleeves was for a long time one of two songs I could play decently. ^_^


The other was this Mozart Minuett 



And if you check my customs, you will notice clean acoustic fingering is still very present.

(Rick Emmett, John5's 2 Die 4 ...Buckethead)


I only went into E-guitar in 2013, when RS12 released some Santana.

Offline   jmhenson42


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For me it was The Strokes - in my opinion one of the most influential bands of my generation, and a lot of the bands that followed in their footsteps like The Libertines and Arctic Monkeys were also a big influence on me as well. Love the strong vocals and two-guitar bands

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no doubt about it,,,,Ventures !!!

Offline   zeppelin99


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Hard to say. There have been so many great bands. But most inspirational for me have been Ritchie blackmoore (Rainbow) and wolf hoffmann from Accept.

Offline   Shocked Mind

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I think for me it was Hawkwind, that opening bass riff from Motorhead (specifically the version with Dave Brock on vocals) is what made me want to play bass.

It was the first song I looked for when I signed up here, but sadly, no CDLC of it exists.

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It started with one song. I was playing Cliffs of Dover on Guitar Hero when I first thought "Would be awesome if I could play that on a real guitar." After that it probably was AC/DC, Chuck Berry and Huey Lewis & The News.