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Best/favorite guitar solo?

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#1 of 116 OFFLINE   Ryan L. Bisasky

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Posted July 07 2005 - 11:26 AM

personal favorite is for "free bird", more particularly the 14 minute live version on "one more for the road". another one i love is for "comfortably numb" but best skill wise imo is "heartbreaker" by led zeppelin 0r "voodoo child" by Jimi Hendrix.
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#2 of 116 OFFLINE   Brett_B


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Posted July 07 2005 - 01:11 PM

One of my favorites is Mother off of Is There Anybody Out There?.

#3 of 116 OFFLINE   Brian Perry

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Posted July 08 2005 - 12:10 AM

My personal faves, other than the usual war horses (Stairway, Comfortably Numb, etc.):

Slash (Guns n Roses) from November Rain (specifically, the first solo in the 8-minute version).

John Petrucci (Dream Theater) from Home

Brad Gillis (Night Ranger) from Don't Tell Me You Love Me.

#4 of 116 OFFLINE   Jeff_A



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Posted July 08 2005 - 12:51 AM

Randy Rhoads: Revelation (Mother Earth) Eddie Van Halen: Mean Street

#5 of 116 OFFLINE   Brian Fellmeth

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Posted July 08 2005 - 01:28 AM

Aqualung played by Martin Barre (of Jethro Tull)

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Posted July 08 2005 - 01:32 AM

Jimi Hendrix - "I don't live today" from Jimi Hendrix Concerts. Jimi Hendrix - "Red House" from Concerts. Jimi Page - "No Quarter" from Song Remains the Same.

#7 of 116 OFFLINE   Andrew Chong

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Posted July 08 2005 - 02:04 AM

I seem to enjoy every guitar solo done by Prince that I've heard. My latest favourite took place in a concert tribute to George Harrison. It was during 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'. My favourite solo guitar piece: 'William Powell' by Leo Kottke.

#8 of 116 OFFLINE   Jacob McCraw

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Posted July 08 2005 - 08:40 AM

The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy For The Devil" Guns N' Roses - "Estranged" and "Double Talkin' Jive" Jimi Hendrix - "Machine Gun"

#9 of 116 OFFLINE   Stu Rosen

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Posted July 08 2005 - 08:53 AM

Neil Young - "Cinnamon Girl" - one glorious note. Nothing better.

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Posted July 08 2005 - 09:32 AM

Robin Trower (in his Procol Harum days) - "Whaling Stories" Robert Fripp (on David Bowie's Scary Monsters) - "It's No Game, Part I"

#11 of 116 OFFLINE   Brian L

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Posted July 08 2005 - 09:54 AM

This is like voting for favorite band, ice cream flavor, womens hair style... But I'll play along. Beatles - The End (side 2 of Abbey Road) I have heard that its all Paul, and also that its all three guitar playing Beatles (I don't know the answer), but it also follows the best drum solo known to man on the best album side ever recorded. Brian

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Posted July 08 2005 - 11:33 AM

Eddie Van Halen - Erruption Dozens more, many of which have been mentioned, but that one came to mind right away.
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Posted July 08 2005 - 12:18 PM

Eric Clapton on "Crossroads"

#14 of 116 OFFLINE   Marvin



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Posted July 08 2005 - 12:26 PM

I don't know if I agree that it's the best drum solo or best album side, but it's a great album. The guitar solo is Paul, George and John, in that order, 3 times (i.e. P, G, J, P, G, J, P, G, J).

#15 of 116 OFFLINE   Kevin G.

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Posted July 08 2005 - 03:15 PM

Eruption has always done it for me as well... George Lynch can make my brain twitch though..."Tierra del Fuego" off his solo album... "Mr. Scary"..."In My Dreams"...All are smokin' Steve Vai..."The Audience Is Listening"..."For the Love of God" Satriani..."Crushing Day"..."Always With Me...(Always With You)" Mellowin' out with Stevie Ray..."Riviera Paradise"
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Posted July 08 2005 - 08:06 PM

Not that this is particularly brilliant, I just enjoy listening to it. Dave Grohl's Zeppelin style jam during the live version of 'Have it All'. See the Everywhere But Home DVD. Stacked Actors Live is also fun. Again, this isn't groundbreaking stuff, just fun to listen too.
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#17 of 116 OFFLINE   Brian L

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Posted July 09 2005 - 01:41 AM

That was intended to be a bit tongue in cheek, Marvin.

I think all these "Name the best" threads are a bit pointless, but I am usually powerless to resist Posted Image

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Posted July 09 2005 - 04:47 AM

AMAZING GUITAR SOLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Posted Image Posted Image
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#19 of 116 OFFLINE   Paul Boyle

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Posted July 09 2005 - 06:23 AM

My current fav (which happens to be on a DVD) is SRV version of "Voodoo Chile" on Live at Montreux DVD - Glorious on CD but even better in 5.1 Posted Image
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#20 of 116 OFFLINE   Jason Kirkpatri

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Posted July 09 2005 - 08:25 AM

Twin guitar leads like no other band (especially on the alternating solos that they love to do)....Judas Priest, of course.

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