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  • 10 best guitar solos of all time

    Okay, here is my top ten list, obviously with a blues slant;

    1. Comfortably Numb-David Gilmour-Pink Floyd
    2. Stairway to Heaven-Jimmy Page
    3. Voodoo Chile-Jimi Hendrix
    4. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed-Duane Allman
    5. Do you hear me knockin'-Mick Taylor Rolling Stones
    6. Sweet Child 'O Mine-Slash
    7. Time-Gilmour
    8. Still got the Blues-Gary Moore
    9. Europa-Carlos Santana
    10. 2nd side of Abbey Road-Harrison, Lennon and McCartney Jam

    I will think of ten better ones as soon as I close this out, I am sure.

  • #2
    1. Free Bird-much better than Stairway IMO-Lynard Skynard
    2. Rats in the Cellar-Aerosmith
    3. Stairway-Led Zep
    4. Walk this Way-Aerosmith
    5. I wanna say Comfortably Numb but I dont think the solo is that great, I love the song though
    6. Most Santana
    7. Amazing-I gotta rep the Aerosmith..soooo underrated
    Last edited by VenomousDB; 05-21-2008, 10:53 PM.


    • #3
      I dont think you can have a top solo list without at least 1 Metallica song.


      • #4
        Here are a few:

        Tender Surrender - Steve Vai
        Hideaway/Rude Mood - Stevie Ray Vaughan
        While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Eric Clapton (George Harrison sang, and Clapton did the guitar)
        Classical Gas - Tommy Emmanuel (cover for Mason Williams, but Emmanuel blows it out of the water)
        Chopin Vals Op. 69 N◦2 - Roland Dyens
        Dream On - Edgar Cruz (Acoustical cover of Aerosmith's song, but not really a cover - it's just sick)
        Initiation/The Hunt - Tommy Emmanuel
        Determination/From the Hip - Tommy Emmanuel
        Crossroads Duel - Steve Vai
        Voodoo Chile - Stevie Ray Vaughan (the only man I know of who could truly cover Hendrix - you gotta hear it)
        For the Love of God - Steve Vai

        Not arguing with those already listed . . . in fact, I agree they belong at or
        near the top. Just thought I would add a few of my own from different
        genres (but it doesn't even scratch the surface of my total list).

        Last edited by topscribe; 05-22-2008, 03:16 AM.


        • #5
          not one person mentioned Joe Satriani, or Ingvey malmstein...shame on you all.
          Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?


          • #6
            #1 Eddie Van Halen Eruption

            Last edited by LarryDean; 05-22-2008, 04:47 AM.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by LarryDean View Post
              #1 Eddie Van Halen Eruption

              LD, thanks for redeeming this thread. I can't believe this was left off until now! Eddie deserves a place in this list somewhere.
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              • #8
                Cherry Cherry Neil Diamond
                Anything by Steven Curtis Chapman
                Rock n Roll Part 2 Gary Glitter
                Anything by D ick Dale and his Dale Tones
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Flatlander Fan View Post
                  Eddie deserves a place in this list somewhere.
                  Let us not forget Ace Frehley.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by LarryDean View Post
                    #1 Eddie Van Halen Eruption

                    Can't argue with that

                    I'll throw in Detriot Rock City-KISS

                    It's not technically a solo, but I still love.......
                    Last edited by Raiderfan76; 05-22-2008, 07:05 AM.


                    • #11
                      whole lotta love....jimmy page
                      gotta be some angus young in there
                      star spangled banner...hendrix

                      i gotta have more coffee then i'll get back to ya
                      i'm a BRONCO'S fan !:go:


                      • #12
                        K.K Downing and Glenn Tipton Metal Gods.

                        Electric Eye

                        Tony Iommi Sabbath

                        Tony Iommi

                        Ok I'm done here next up is Iron Maiden.
                        Last edited by LarryDean; 05-22-2008, 08:04 AM.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Broncosfreak_56 View Post
                          I dont think you can have a top solo list without at least 1 Metallica song.

                          "One", "Fade to Black", or "Master of Puppets" - any of those could be that "1".

                          I'd also like to mention "Nottingham Lace" & "Big Sur Moon" by Buckethead.

                          Pretty much like what I'm seeing here though...

                          Oh, and not really a guitar solo, but an amazing (percussive) "guitar soloist" is Andy McKee.

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                          • #14
                            1. floods-dimebag darrell
                            2. cemetary gates-dimebag darrell
                            the space that is mine

                            We miss 'ya brother dime. We know your up there jamming with Cliff and Chuck. Stay metal :salute: :rockon:


                            • #15
                              I'll apologise in advance, I never intended to turn this into a dissertation

                              Other than the Queen that is King , these are in no particular order............

                              Brighton Rock ~ Brian May, Queen..........always loved the way May used a couple of delays on stage to create multi-layered harmonies

                              Johnny B. Goode ~ Chuck Berry.........Pretty much the guy that invented the guitar as we know it

                              Sultans Of Swing ~ Mark Knopfler, Dire Straits

                              Bad To The Bone ~ George Thorogood, & The Destroyers

                              La Grange ~ Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top

                              Suicide Is Painless (Theme from M*A*S*H) ~ James Dean Bradfield, Manic Street Preachers

                              Knocking On Heaven's Door ~ Slash, Guns N' Roses

                              Wonderful Tonight ~ Eric Clapton

                              Parisienne Walkways ~ Gary Moore

                              Ain't Talkin' About Love ~ Eddie Van Halen

                              OK, there's ten, there's countless more, Pete Townshend, Jimi Hendrix, Nuno Bettencort, Keith Richards, Joe Perry, Steve Clarke, ...................the list goes on (and on and on).

                              However, being the awkward so & so that I am, I've got to give an 11th track, one that's probably not that well known, although the two guitarists, Brian May & Eddie Van Halen are pretty well respected.

                              The story goes that Brian's son was a fan of a Japanese sci-fi puppet show (as was I) in the early 80's, and got his dad into the show, who then played with the idea of recording a rock version of the theme song. So one day, May & Van Halen, along with Alan Gratzer (drums ~ REO Speedwagon), Phil Chen (bass) and Fred Mandel (keyboards) recorded this in Brian May's living room

                              When Brian May decided to release it, Roger Taylor of Queen did some backing vocals, supposedly on the three tracks, that was the only post-recording work done. This version has been edited to about half of it's original length, and some sound effects have been added, but even twentysome years later, it's still one of my favourite bits of music..................Starfleet
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