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Your All Time Favorite Guitar Solo

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by The_Ox, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. The title explains it all.

    What is it and why?

    Mine is the first guitar solo in Hemispheres by Rush

    From 0:03 to 0:30

    Just awesome. :bassist:
  2. waleross


    Nov 27, 2009
    South Florida
    I'll be the first to name Stairway to Heaven........and the solo on Free Bird after that ??? Its your call!!!:cool:
  3. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    War Pigs.
  4. cbrophy


    Nov 11, 2009
    Central MA.
    Second guitar solo in Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb".....the best, bar none! IMO of course!
  5. Zacoppotamus


    Jan 3, 2010
    welcome to the jungle! And alive-pearl jam :)
  6. some of my fav's growing up were steve via's for the love of god, and pretty much the entire eat 'em and smile album.

    aquarium rescue unit the swallows


    john mayer's bold as love
  7. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    In no particular order:

    - "Beat It". In my opinion, Eddie Van Halen perfectly summarized his style on that solo.

    - "My Sharona". I can sing that solo almost note for note.

    - Ace Frehley's "Shock Me". In spite of his limited vocabulary, Ace has a extremely personal style that influenced lots of rockers. This solo is also a great summary of his style.

    - Frank Zappa's "Inca Roads". A great example of creativity over one single chord vamp.

    Lots more, but these are the first ones that come to mind.
  8. The Final Cut by Coheed and Cambria. Claudio Sanchez is a DYNAMO live

    heres part 1
  9. sloasdaylight

    sloasdaylight Banned

    Feb 4, 2009
    Tampa, Florida, US
    Selkies: The Endless Obsession by Between the Buried and Me

    5:22 till 6:50ish.
  10. Ed King's solos on "Sweet Home Alabama," Molly Hatchet's "Flirtin' With Disaster," and Brad Paisley just amazes the hell out of me...

    I'm leaving out the rock stuff since EVH was already mentioned, and Orianthi just made me put my Strat away forever.

    But most favorite guitar solo of all-time - Grant Geissman's 2nd solo on Chuck Mangione's "Feels So Good" (the album cut - Finally can play it too!)

  11. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    I was gonna say "Young Lust".

  12. There are far too many... One of my faves is the solo in the Moody Blues' "Ride My See-Saw"... I can't figure out how to play it for the life of me, but I can sing the solo perfectly

    Some other faves off the top of my head:

    "Seven Seas of Rhye" - Queen
    "Motor Oil Shanty" - 8-Eyed Spy (the second solo)
    "City Kids" - the Pink Fairies
    "Fort Worth Stomp" - Ray Condo and his Ricochets (the final solo after the steel guitar solo)
    "Stranded in the Streets" - the Quakes
    "Get Yourself Home" - the Pretty Things

    I think my all-time fave is in "Leave My Kitten Alone" by the First Gear
  13. Rock-Bassman


    Dec 25, 2008
    Yellow Ledbetter- Pearl Jam

  14. My favortie guitar solo is a solo guitar piece.

    Steve Howe,The Clap:

    My fave guitar solo in a song is Frank Zappa's "Watermelon In Easter Hay".
  15. bluesbasshound


    Jan 31, 2006
    it's old school, but Chicago's "25 or 6 to 4" Katz solo with wah effect... smokin'!
  16. GigJones


    Jun 10, 2009
    Steely Dan's "Rikki Don't Lose That Number".
  17. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    So many good ones.
    Check this, 3:10 then 4:48.
    Simple, yet it gets me every time.
  18. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    I'll name my top Ten:

    1) Pat Metheny "Across the Heartland" from American Garage

    2) Jeff Beck "Cause we ended as lovers" from Blow by Blow

    3) Terry Kaths "South California Purples" from CTA

    4) Larry Carlton " Don't take me Alive" Steely Dan Royal Scam

    5) "Something in the Way she Moves" The Beatles, I've heard rumors it was Clapton, And it is far tastier then ANYTHING George Harrison ever played

    6) Steve Howe "America" by Yes ( This song actually appeared as an 8 minute single and wasn't on any Album in its full version till Keys to Ascension)

    7) Elliot Randall "Reelin in the Years, Steely Dans can't buy a thrill

    8) Robben Fords " Ain't got nothin but the Blues" from Talk to your Daughter

    9) Jimmy Page " Rock and Roll" from Led Zep IV

    10) Stevie Ray Vaunghn "Texas Flood"
  19. fourstringburn


    Jun 30, 2009
    New Mexico
    Lights out by UFO -Michael Schenker -Live version
    I'm the one by Van Halen-basically a 3 minute guitar solo with band accompaniment
    Night Train by Nitro - Michael Angelo Batio
    How can you do what you do by Mr. Big.- Paul Gilbert
    Believer by Ozzy Osbourne - Randy Rhoads
    Take it by Tygers of Pantang - John Sykes
    Metal God by Judas Priest - Glenn Tipton
    and just about any Tony Iommi Ozzy/Dio Black Sabbath era solo.
  20. Not to be overly nit-picky,but the full version of "America" was included on the first Yes compilation album,"Yesterdays".


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