Who Was Your First Les Paul Hero?

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  1. brianbzed

    brianbzed Senior Member

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    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!
     
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    rockstar232007 Senior Member

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    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.:)
     

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    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.
     

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    brianbzed Senior Member

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    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..
     

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    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.
     
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    Jimmy Page

     

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    Really hard to say exactly.

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

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

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    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 :)
     

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    Joe Bonamassa.










    He made me never want to buy another Les Paul. :laugh2:
     
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    It was one day in 1977...

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    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)
     
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    Slash... by early 90's
     
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    Moore, Rhoads, Gibbons.
     

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    No heroes for me, but for sure I always admired that guy sitting on a stool;

     

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