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Best Guitar Solo!!

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Posted : 6 years, 5 months ago at Oct 30 20:35 -
List three of the best solos you have ever heard.

(No particular order for me)

01. Megadeth - "Hanger 18"
02. Avenged Sevenfold - "Strength of the World"
03. Pantera - "Cemetary Gates"
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Posted : 6 years, 5 months ago at Oct 31 7:09 -
No real order

Buckethead - Soothsayer
Megadeth - Hanger 18
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird
Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood
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Posted : 2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 20 13:52 -
With out thinking to much the thing and with no order here it goes:

"Deserted cities of the heart" by Cream (Clapton on guitar of course)
"Free Bird" By Lynyrd Skynyrd (Collins on guitar)
"Sultans of Swing" LIVE from the Alchemy album by Dire Straits (Knopfler on guitar of course)...
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Posted : 2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 21 12:40 -
Eagles Hotel California
Deep Purple burn,High way star

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Posted : 2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 21 13:01 -
Selkies: Endless obsession by Between The Buried and Me
Master of Puppets by Metallica
In The Fire by Roadrunner United

Those are just my top 3 favorites
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Posted : 2 years, 5 months ago at Nov 5 15:42 -
miranda don
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Posted : 2 years, 5 months ago at Nov 12 19:33 -
eagles-Hotel Californa
Phil Lynette & Gary Moore-Parisian Walkways
Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower
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Posted : 2 years, 4 months ago at Dec 7 4:33 -
1. Pantera- Floods
2. Metallica- One
3. Pink Floyd- Time
4 Megadeth- Tornado Of Souls
Are at least a few of mine...
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Posted : 2 years, 3 months ago at Jan 18 7:47 -
Maggot Brain by Funkadelic has a pretty awesome guitar solo by the late Eddie Hazel.

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Posted : 2 years, 1 month ago at Mar 23 14:30 -
Avenged Sevenfold-Dear God
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Posted : 10 months, 2 weeks ago at Jun 10 18:03 -
MIYAVI - Selfish love, What's my name? ~
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Posted : 10 months, 2 weeks ago at Jun 11 1:15 -
Dokken : Just Got Lucky
Blue Murder : Billy
MSG : Red Sky
Night Ranger : Interstate Love Affair
Judas Priest : The Sentinel
Van Halen : Cabo Wabo
Ozzy : Fly High Again, Bark At The Moon
Alcatrazz : God Blessed Video
Autograph : Loud 'n Clear
Frehley's Comet : Is Over Now
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Posted : 2 months, 1 week ago at Feb 12 8:42 -
The one in "21st Century Schizoid Man" by King Crimson is epic.
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Posted : 1 month, 3 weeks ago at Mar 2 15:13 -
It would be easy to roll out the usual suspects

Yes - Starship Trooper - Wurm
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
...

But I nominate the underrated Davey Johnstone for the long fade dual guitar wank end of Jim Steinman's Stark Raving Love - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J18ihQmr0d0 - skip to 5:13 for the ending - Probably a tongue in check take on guitar workouts of the 70s - spot the Peter Gunn and All Along The Watchtower nods

and of course the guitar solo which never really happens - I am talking about Brian May at the end of We Will Rock You - you really want more and it never happens :(

and to risk the flames of people...the guitar synth (?) solo on Daft Punk's Digital Love

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Posted : 1 month, 3 weeks ago at Mar 3 6:25 -
David Gilmour is one of the most overrated guitarists ever. Once you get past the "woah that's so awesome!" parts of Pink Floyd, you see it's mostly filler and barely adds anything innovative musically the table. Prog Rock in general suffers from this problem a lot, especially since it's basically white rockers imitating Jazz Fusion (another watered down substance of a great musical art form)


If you want some "best" guitar solos ever, go pick up a Hendrix album or a Jeff Beck album. You can start with Axis: Bold As Love and listen to the solos on Bold As Love, Little Wing, and Spanish Castle Magic. If that's not enough for you, go for the Woodstock LP and have your mind blown at some of the greatest soloing you could ever imagine hearing, since every Hendrix clone in the world has yet to totally master the techniques on that album.

With Jeff Beck, go with the Wired album and listen to it from start to finish. If that's not enough pick up Blow By Blow, most people are convinced that was his finest work. He even did some pretty nice solos with Stevie Wonder on some of his 70's records.


Funny I always see the usual names in these conversations; Van Halen, Gilmour, Clapton, Rhoads, but I never see Jeff Beck's name brought up. He's the only guitar player I can think of that came close to Hendrix's shadow and lived up to that image without being a rip off/clone of the man. Almost every British guitarist not named Eric Clapton, got their chops from Beck somewhere down the line. He's easily one of the most ripped off guitarists ever, and he don't get much credit it seems.