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    Default Your favorite guitar solo.

    What is your favorite guitar solo in a song.

    Here's mine, at about 1:40. Marc Ribot in a Tom Waits song:

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    Obvious and safe choices, but my favourites
    Steve Howe Yours is no Disgrace
    Eric Clapton Crossroads
    Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child
    Jimmy Page The Song Remains the Same
    George Harrison While My Guitar Gently Weeps ( did he actually play it?)
    Manfred Mann Blinded By the light (who's the guitar player?)
    Peter Frampton Do you feel like I do?
    Van Halen Spanish Fly
    We Are the Champions Brian May
    Wish You Were Here David Gilmore

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    Here is mine, about 1:07
    “The media’s the most powerful entity on Earth. They have the power to make the innocent look guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the mind of the masses.”
    --Malcolm X

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    Ernie Isley: "Who's that Lady?" - and heaps of others. So criminally underrated
    Curtis Mayfield: "Move On Up" and "Superfly"
    Jeff "Skunk" Baxter: "Reelin' in the Years" and "My Old School"
    Prince: "Purple Rain" (GUILTY PLEASURE!)

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    Bradley Nowell - Badfish
    David Gilmour - Comfortably Numb
    David Gilmour - Time
    The Edge - Miracle Drug
    Frank Zappa - Uncle Remus
    Frank Zappa - Watermelon in Easter Hay
    Graham Coxon - Country Sad Ballad Man
    Graham Coxon - You're So Great
    Jimi Hendrix - May this Be Love
    Jimi Hendrix - Bold as Love
    Jimmy Page - The Rain Song
    Jimmy Page - Ten Years Gone
    Martin Barre - Minstrel in the Gallery
    Mike Oldfield - Hergest Ridge Part 1
    Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn Part 1
    Trent Reznor - Ruiner

    a few of my favorites ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricABQ View Post
    Here's mine, at about 1:40. Marc Ribot in a Tom Waits song:
    Hoist that rag is one of my favorite Ribot solos. My favorite one and one of my favorite solos ever is the one on Clap Hands (from 2:04)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvMy1xOh6cw

    Mick Goodrick at 4:43 with Gary Burton on The colours of Chloe
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_wx7O76arc

    Tisziji Munoz - Spiritual journey (but there are a lot of outstanding solos of him, he's like the Coltrane of the guitar)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRWquiM2aqo

    Peter Green - Bottoms up
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Tx2vypcFYQ

    Sonny Greenwich - Peace
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zWuf_60TqQ

    Captain Beefheart - Bat Chain Puller (Jeff Moris Tepper at 2:02, this one blows my mind every time)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvjS9lPLNzA

    El Nino Miguel - Vino y Caballos (I don't know if it could be considered just a solo, but anyway it's incredible)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk_E1Qs0sHc

    Allman Brothers - In memory of Elizabeth Reed from the live at Fillmore (Duane Allman from 7:47)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3dGET5i7Vk

    White Lion - Wait (Vito Bratta at 2:11). The song is embarassing, the solo is fantastic
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXayy0ncwRE

    Megadeth - Tornado of Souls (Marty Friedman at 3:09)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU_TwAIrJtE

    Pat Martino - Just Friends
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S66lid5a9ww

    Massacre - Killing Time
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxGRJ5n0CYI

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    Dire Straits - Telegraph Road
    Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb (PULSE version)
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    Dire Straits - Private investigations
    Pink Floyd - Comfortably numb

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    A third vote for Ribot's edgy solo on a Hoist that Rag, and a second for While My Guitar (Clapton, not Harrison).

    A personal favorite is Duane Allman on I Am Yours, with Derek and the Dominoes.


    Edit: and if course, Nigel Tufnel's violin-enhanced solo, but only when he takes the time to tune the violin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMamba View Post
    Edit: and if course, Nigel Tufnel's violin-enhanced solo, but only when he takes the time to tune the violin.
    How did I forget that?
    Last edited by norman bates; Nov-30-2013 at 20:51.

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    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Coldshot, give it until around 3 mins
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCNCOMgJATQ

    Tony Iommi, with Black Sabbath
    From around 3.20
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geLR_0_mLYM

    A bit left field, but Tony Levin on bass on this masterpiece
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geLR_0_mLYM
    Best played on a good hifi, it's a great test to see if your setup handles BASS, with a capital B

    Here's Tony again, this time playing the "Chapman Stick" with Goatika
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQqZFMNuHuA
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    I think the solo in Nutshell from Alice In Chains is my favorite from Jerry Cantrell. Not a particularly pyrotechnic solo, I just think it ends a really good song really well. Starts about 1:40.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_601kPxo1lQ

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    One of the most beatifully melodic guitar solos I can think of is the outro to "Wet Sand" by Red Hot Chili Peppers. Nothing flashy, just very soulful. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWNDW5KtiKk

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    Jimmy Page - Stairway to Heaven
    Slash - Sweet Child O' Mine'
    Kirk Hammett - Shortest Straw
    Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower
    Don Felder, Glen Frey and Joe Walsh - Hotel California
    Eddie van Halen - Eruption
    Steve Vai - Blue Powder
    David Gilmore - Dogs
    Jerry Garcia - Let It Grow
    Vito Bratta - Little Fighter
    Santana - Europa
    Dickey Betts - Jessica
    Robbie Krieger - Light My Fire
    Brian May - Bohemian Rhapsody
    Yngwie Malmsteen - Black Star
    B.B. King - Thrill Is Gone
    Joe Satriani - The Crush of Love
    Randy Rhoads - Crazy Train
    Stevie Ray Vaughn - Pride and Joy
    Mark Knopfler - Sultans of Swing
    Allen Collins and Gary Rossington - Freebird

    So many solos, so many players...these are just a few that came to mind.

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    Most of my favorites are by Frank Zappa, Mike Keneally, Scott Henderson, Allan Holdsworth, Richard Thompson, Tony Rice, and Pat Metheny.

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