Hoobastank's Dan Estrin names the 10 guitarists (and one bassist) who shaped his sound

Dan Estrin
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Best known as lead guitarist and founding member of Grammy-nominated post-grunge foursome Hoobastank, Dan Estrin has been honing his six-string craft for the best part of three decades.

Over the years, he’s dreamt up the delay-doused riff of Crawling In The Dark, channeled heaps of manic grit into classics like Out of Control, and – of course – worked his magic on 2003’s anthemic power ballad, The Reason

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Ellie Rogers

Since graduating university with a degree in English, Ellie has spent the last decade working in a variety of media, marketing and live events roles. As well as being a regular contributor to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and GuitarWorld.com, she currently heads up the marketing team of a mid-scale venue in the south-west of England. She started dabbling with guitars around the age of seven and has been borderline obsessed ever since. She has a particular fascination with alternate tunings, is forever hunting for the perfect slide for the smaller-handed guitarist, and derives a sadistic pleasure from bothering her drummer mates with a preference for “f**king wonky” time signatures.