Who Was Your First Les Paul Hero?

Discussion in 'The Backstage' started by brianbzed, May 10, 2018.

  1. brianbzed

    brianbzed Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,145
    Likes Received:
    935
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Peter Frampton. Frampton Comes Alive was being played almost continually on AM radio in those days. When I saw the album cover, I thought,"Man, that guy and THAT guitar are HAPPENING!" Okay....I know....totally lame and corny now, but I was only 12 years old!
     
    Aussiemodo, Who, morats8up and 13 others like this.
  2. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

    Messages:
    20,396
    Likes Received:
    29,673
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2007
  3. rockstar232007

    rockstar232007 Senior Member

    Messages:
    15,692
    Likes Received:
    11,890
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    Me too.

    I was 5 ('87), when I first heard 'DYFLWD?', and when he made the guitar "talk", it blew my frickin' mind.

    He, and my uncle's '74 DeLuxe, were the reason I fell in love with LPs. And, 30 years later, the fire's still there.:)
     
  4. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

    Messages:
    74,947
    Likes Received:
    181,494
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
  5. ARandall

    ARandall Senior Member

    Messages:
    11,728
    Likes Received:
    7,061
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    I was a late 80's child from a guitar awakening point of view (although in the late teens at the time).

    So I heard Gary Moore, Billy Duffy and Slash.
     
  6. brianbzed

    brianbzed Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,145
    Likes Received:
    935
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    One reason I dug Slash when he came out was his use of a Les Paul. He would just BLAZE on them, when the vast majority of guys were using some variation of Strat..
     
  7. nitrodave08

    nitrodave08 Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,818
    Likes Received:
    1,813
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2013
    Last edited: May 12, 2018
  8. smk506

    smk506 Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,048
    Likes Received:
    2,760
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    My guitar teacher in high school had a 77 custom with a big funky gash in the top from someone closing a sleeper couch on it and half the finish rubbed off the neck. That inspired my love of les paul and beat up old guitars all in one swoop.

    I think that would probably be it.
     
    Who, endial, cherrysunburst00 and 3 others like this.
  9. Guitarhack

    Guitarhack Senior Member

    Messages:
    8,773
    Likes Received:
    15,918
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2010
    Jimmy Page

     
  10. Donal

    Donal ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Premium Member

    Messages:
    13,456
    Likes Received:
    13,071
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Really hard to say exactly.

    Gary had the biggest influence from whome I held my first electric guitar

    [​IMG]

    But Robo and Scott are very close behind as their music, or Lizzy at the time they were there influenced me most musically.

    [​IMG]
     
    Who, Nard, dyrhee and 12 others like this.
  11. Ikaros

    Ikaros Junior Member

    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    18
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2017
    that badass that hangs it below crotch level, wearing a tophat and "that guy" that still got the blues..
    many more now, but at least those two were the first inspiration :)
     
  12. Greco

    Greco Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,492
    Likes Received:
    8,109
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2007
    Joe Bonamassa.










    He made me never want to buy another Les Paul. :laugh2:
     
    Tonebro, Slick, Roberteaux and 7 others like this.
  13. JCM900MkIII

    JCM900MkIII Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,850
    Likes Received:
    3,655
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2010
    It was one day in 1977...

    [​IMG]

    Totally funny though... I fell in love with Paul Stanley's "Cracked mirror Iceman" in 1979
    First time I had GAS (even though I was only 7 and didn't even play guitar)
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2018
  14. gruffydd3

    gruffydd3 Member

    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    72
    Joined:
    May 19, 2015
  15. Mockbel

    Mockbel Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,160
    Likes Received:
    1,804
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2015
    Slash... by early 90's
     
    MikeC, PermissionToLand, Who and 5 others like this.
  16. frozenotter

    frozenotter Premium Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    1,880
    Likes Received:
    3,234
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2016
  17. scott 351 wins

    scott 351 wins Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,104
    Likes Received:
    1,466
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2009
    Screenshot_20180510-032906.jpg
     

    Attached Files:

  18. BBD

    BBD Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,386
    Likes Received:
    3,661
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2017
    Moore, Rhoads, Gibbons.
     
  19. PierM

    PierM Black & Gold Premium Member

    Messages:
    2,751
    Likes Received:
    4,050
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2016
    No heroes for me, but for sure I always admired that guy sitting on a stool;

     
  20. BADMAN67

    BADMAN67 Member

    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    84
    Joined:
    May 29, 2017

Share This Page