The first real thing I heard was Three O'Clock Blues by B.B. King. That's where it all began for me.
There's more power in the simpler things, I think.
I go for as much feeling as I can rather than show what I can do up and down the neck. I don't play to show people ability.
If I could sing, I wouldnt be a guitarist.
When you start believing you're something special, then you're not going to be striving to move forward.
It's impossible to play a run with as much feeling as a single note. I've never been so much into runs as making single notes cry.
Oddly enough, Hendrix is not my favorite guitar player. There are very few guitar players I get feeling from.
I got a guitar when I was about 14, for a Christmas present, and went from there.
I can't say I feel influenced by today's guitar players.
The States still has the best audiences by far.
A certain death of an artist is overconfidence.
It's great to have something you can be proud of.
People often say very, very nice, complimentary things. But I think it's better if you don't take that too much to heart.
Once you start copying other people's licks, you begin thinking they're yours. Doing that's just an easy way out.
To me there's a definite way of doing a song. If I didn't think that, I wouldn't have done it that way in the first place.
I didn't want to get attached to one guitar; I didn't want to have an instrument that was irreplaceable.
A wah-wah is important as well. I love it; it makes the guitar scream.
I think the fundamental part of my technique is my vibrato.
The ability to make music is a gift that you're born with; it's not something you can learn.
I don't tend to have a favorite album; I tend to have favorite tracks. There are flaws in every album that spoil it for me.
I go through about two Fender mediums a night because I don't pick straight down; it's sort of sideways, and it shaves them off.
I can't imagine ever going back to working with somebody else.
During my early period I had custom-made overdrive stuff because I didn't like what they were making at the time.
My songs are more arrangements than they are songs.
I have done some things that I'm very proud of. I don't think you can say any more than that, really.
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