Best Solo Not Played on a Bass

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Mud Flaps, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    What do you think is the best solo not played on a bass?

    I vote Herbie Hancock's rhodes piano solo on Chameleon.

    Miles Davis' trumpet solo on Freddie Freeloader is also a very very good solo.
  2. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Lenny Pickett's solo on "knock yourself out" live from the live in living color album by tower of power! 10 to 15 minutes of sax 101, he shows you how it's done. You gotta hear it to believe it!
  3. Kyle Gass' Heavy Metal Power Solo on the Tenacious D Complete Masterworks DVD.
  4. ERUPTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    In all seriousness I would say Comfortably Numb.
  5. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    comfortably numb



    Dave Gilmour :)
  6. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    For David Gilmour I would say the outro solo on "Pigs, Three Different Ones". That solo is one of David's best.

    But Confortably Numb is great too.
  7. Eyescream


    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    It's a relatively simple solo by most of your standards, I'm sure, but the solo on Black Friday Rule by Flogging Molly is excellent. I usually track back on iTunes to hear it again when it runs through. I love the guy's guitar tone in it, it's ragged enough that it fits the context of the tune perfectly.
  8. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Triumph "Rock and Roll Machine" from Stages. Live albums rock :bassist:
  9. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS


    While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  10. James Iha on Ebow-d guitar on The Smashing Pumpkins "Stand Inside Your Love." Every single time I hear that solo, it still gives me goosebumps.
  11. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Just about anything by Jeff Beck is amazing, but his solo at the end of "It's a Miracle" by Roger Waters sends chills down my spine. It's amazing what you can do with 5 notes.

    Phil DeGruy is an incredible jazz guitarist from New Orleans, who plays a 17 string monstrosity called a guitarp. Most of his work is solo stuff, and his songs sound like a bunch of solos brought together as a composition. It's mindblowing stuff. You can download some stuff at .

    There's a great drum solo on one of Harry Connick Jr.'s recordings, where the band just stops, and the drummer just does an incredibly simple, yet grooving solo with nothing but the snare and the bass drum. I can't remember the name of the song, but I am just blown away by the perfectness of it.
  12. Sonorous


    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    I don't like solos that much. I'll think of one later.
  13. ironmaidenisgod


    May 20, 2004
    Slash on Estranged.

    I know many of you guys hate GN'R but this song rules!
  14. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    I kinda like the guitar solo to enter sandman...

  15. matt bass

    matt bass

    Apr 28, 2003
    Staffs, England
    Mark Knopflers solo on Brothers in Arms.

    I makes the hairs on the back on my neck stand up :eek:
  16. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    The piano solo in 'School' by SuperTramp
    The guitar solo in 'One' by Metallica
    'Classical Gas' by Mason Williams, if that counts

    Graeme :bassist:
  17. Sonorous


    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    Bah, that's simple. There's an 7th grader that can play it at my little brother's school. Played it for the talent show.
  18. Fo' Shizzle

    Fo' Shizzle

    Aug 28, 2003
    Accoustic guitar solo on Lionel Richie's "Hello"

    When you calm down and get your breath from laughing, give it a listen. I would then appreciate a public apology.........

  19. Ducksual


    May 19, 2003
    The guitar solos in Hocus Pocus :D

    So wrong, but they work. Especially the first solo in the US single version.
  20. Mark Knopfler's final solo on "Sultans of Swing" This guy played with his fingers, people.