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Just like you, we're all tone-geeks here at TC. We spend hours on end chasing those elusive perfect tones, and listen to records non-stop to decipher the sonic sorcery of our heroes. So in order to get a step closer to the perfect tone, we decided to interview the guys that know tone better than anybody else, and ask them what their take on gear and tone is and try to get to know them a little better.

John Petrucci on his musical inspiration

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John Petrucci

John Petrucci can't pin-point any famous musicians that inspired him to pick up the guitar. Instead he pays tribute to the local musicians that filled the streets of his hometown with music every day. Check out the video and get the full story.

Paul Gilbert on his musical Inspiration

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Paul Gilbert

Paul Gilbert credits the fab four and his impressive air guitar skills for where he is today. Sounds like there's more to this story? You betcha there is! Check out the video for all of the details.

Nathan East on his musical inspiration

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Nathan East

Nathan East's gateaway into the world of music was actually through more clasically oriented instruments, but when he finally picked up the bass, he never let go of it again. Watch the video and get the full story on where he started out and who made him fall in love with the bass.

Doug Aldrich on his musical inspiration

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Doug Aldrich

Would Doug Aldrich have been the awesome guitarist that he is today if he hadn't stumbled upon the holy grail of rock 'n' roll whilst going through his big sisters record collection? Check out the video and find out what golden sonic treasures were hidden in that collection.

Guthrie Govan on his musical inspiration

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Guthrie Govan

Guthrie Govan's main inspiration to pick up the guitar was a person that's really dear to him. His dad. Check out the video and learn how his dad got him hooked on six-string magic.

Bryan Beller on his musical inspiration

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Bryan Beller

It was actually Bryan Beller's encounter with a Double Bass that got him into playing the Electric Bass. Sounds weird? Check out the video and hear the full story on how Bryan learned that the Electric Bass was the way to go for him.

Kirk Fletcher on his favorite effect

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Kirk Fletcher

Kirk Fletcher owns everything he knows about guitar to his older brother. Check out the video and get the full story.

Ethan "EBassman" Farmer on his musical Inspiration

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Ethan Farmer

Ethan Farmer had no choice! The bass was forced on him and he had no choice but to take on the responsibility. Luckily a chore quickly turned to a passion. Check out the video to get the full story.

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