I’ve never made any kind of list in my head.
Some more suggestions would be:
Slash (I’m listening to Velvet Revolver right now)
I recommend Yasi hofer. She’s awesome and did somethings with Steve Vai.
For me, in no particular order:
Picking 5 is really hard, I can already think of another handfull I could easily swap out some of these with.
Man, tough one! There’s so many amazing guitarists out there, but if I’m going off ones who influence ME the most, I’d have to say.
1: Zacky V (the reason is that as a guitarist, I feel most similar to him. I play solid Rhythm but I need to improve my Leads as he’s done over the years and from learning from Syn. That’s why Zacky influences me the most and I feel I relate to him in many ways).
2: Syn (As a lead guitarist he’s incredibly talented, has a wide variety of styles & influences he incorporates in A7X, and he just has such a creative and unique style).
3: James Hetfield/Kirk Hammett (James for similar reasons as my reasons for Zacky in certain ways. James is just a killer Rhythm guitarist who can play some nice, not over the top leads. I feel like Rhythm Guitarists don’t get enough credit either haha)
4: John Petrucci
5: Dimebag Darrell
wow yall are gonna hate me for mine lol but here goes sorry lol
those are in no order but they are all very exceptional musicians and absolutely love all there music!
Let me modify that.
Favorites in terms of listening (can’t list just 5):
Heafy and Beaulieu
Favorites in terms of listening and the style I’m wanting to “specialize in” so to speak:
Tremonti (in both lists due to the reason in my previous comment)