Hi, I am a lefty guitarist from Fresno, California - I like long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners, Ear Melting Metal and Def Rhymes... preferably all at once.
I've been playing for about ten years now, started out on my dads old HM strat strung backwards and have since progressed to my current RG prestige model. I play mostly metal, some funk and some blues and I provide guitar samples for my rapper friends when they need them. My favorite bands (in no particular order) are: Death, Dokken, Testament, Sepultura, Megadeth, Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer, Exhorder, Pantera, Sodom, Alice in Chains, Iced Earth, Machine Head, Cavalera Conspiracy and many many more.
I would have to say that the two guitarists I look up to most are George Lynch of Dokken and Chuck Schuldiner of Death. Those two really changed the way that I try to play guitar.
And I bet you wish "They All could be California Girls" I checked out the Death video Voice of the Soul & I like that style of guitar playing. Not a huge fan of Death Metal though. I'm an old school Sabbath nutter. But I am a fan of this band, not sure what genre you would put them in probably hardcore I guess. Welcome to the forum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPcds3jOhRQ