What are your favorite solos?

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  1. kovachian

    kovachian not banned at all

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    So what are some solos you've heard that give you goosebumps every time? Most of us know they don't HAVE to be blazing fast although ripping the shit out of the fretboard never hurts. Try to think of some slower ones too, or whatever bakes your beans. Here's a few of my favs:

    Prince - When Doves Cry (intro is equally good)
    - Let's Go Crazy (outro)

    Zakk Wylde - No More Tears

    Kirk Hammett - Blackened

    Concrete Blonde - Joey (best one that no one's heard)

    Matthew Sweet (actually Robert Quine) - Girlfriend (sooo badass)

    Anything by J Mascis

    All I can think of for now...
     
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    Dave Navarro's solo in Three Days is one of my absolute favs. That whole album (Ritual De Lo Habitual) is brilliant.
     
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    Buckethead, from Binge And Grab (Instrumental Version), from the album Giant Robot.

    i don't know the album, but i do have the live version (from Kettle Whistle). good stuff!
     
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    Petrucci's solo in "Another Day"

    Rhandys solo in "I don't know"

    and Steve Vai's "The Crying Machine"
     
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    Dimebag's solo on Domination
     
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    Blue Powder - the whole song, of course

    Cult of Personality

    intro to You Can't Bring Me Down

    Rainbow in the Dark

    everything by Ron Thal and IA

    I could go on for hours.
     
  7. KillMAH

    KillMAH Mr. Fumblefingers

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    Easy....

    #1 all time personal favorite!!! "Fool in the Rain" by Led Zeppelin. Come on...those are tastey chops....and the lower octave?!?!? Damn! I saw the two DVD set they have out and the acoustic set literally brought a tear to my eye. ("Fool in the Rain" is not on that DVD, by the way.)

    "Limelight" by Rush. Very modal yet melodic...original and fresh to this day...what else can I say? Even though most Rush makes me sick to my stomach anymore. I used to love them.

    As far as pure metal...I have been out of the whole scene (F*ck me!) for a while, but I love anything that Shadows Fall's lead shredder does. I just love large intervalic jumps in a lead, especially when they bounce over a pedal tone for a measure or two.

    Also, COC has some killer leads. Grind/stoner metal, I suppose. I especially like the ones on "Clean My Wounds." Mostly effects than anything, but those dudes can write some killer sh*t. :hbang:

    My $0.02.
     
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    KillMAH Mr. Fumblefingers

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    Mmmmhmmmm....Dio rocks, and so does that solo. Excellent taste!
     
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    I have a bunch of favorites, and definitely a few that no one's heard.

    Too tired to list them now, but I can say they're all the kind of solos that every note fits exactly where it is, even if it's not an uber-technical solo. Just a really memorable solo that gives me shivers, from the note choice and phrasing down to the tone and production.
     
  10. Chris D

    Chris D Fiddich or Morangie???

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    The solo in "black room" by Krux...

    Anyone heard that?
     
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    No Soul bringer of mosh

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    the solo in 138 by the misfits, never have 2 notes (3 if you count the bend) sounded so good! :fawk:
     
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    Wow, hey, that IS a good solo. I had completely forgotten about it. I d/l'ed it... some real shredding there!
     
  13. Shawn

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    Venus Isle-Eric Johnson
    Secret Prayer-Joe Satriani
    Windows Of The Soul-Steve Vai
    to name a few.....................
     
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    Sonata Arctica - The Cage. All the solos in this song are great. There's countless others I could list but this springs to mind right now cos I've been listenin to the album recently!

    Joe
     
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    the feeling he puts in that solo is amazing and it is one of my favorite songs by satch, i really love the Sus2 chords in the intro.

    Now my favorite solo is on Ignotus per ignotium from planet X, Tony Macalpine plays over 4 chords. 2 being in Eb mixolydian/ionian and the other 2 are in C# dorian and a few barrowed notes from minor and phrygian. Well dont mind the rambling :blahblah: Its my favorite because every note he plays and the way he plays makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up on both versions Live from oz and moonbabies. :wub: :flame:
     
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    DT/Petrucci - Lines in the Sand.
     
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    The secret Prayer solo does, indeed, rock. That arpeggio in the middle section... I should really take a crack at learning that one.

    Satriani - "All Alone," "Until We Say Goodbye"
    Floyd - "Comfortably Numb" (both solos)
    Sarah McLachlan's guitarist - "Witness"
    George Lynch's first lead break on Macalpine's "Tears of Sahara"
    Jimi - "Born Under a Bad Sign"
     
  18. macalpine88

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    :agreed:

    also time machine is an awsome cd and very under rated and unoticed in the discography, the song time machine and the speed of light are some of my favorites from satch :yesway:
     
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    Dream Theater - Under A Glass Moon (Petrucci's best solo ever IMO)
    In Flames - Only For The Weak (I love the harmonizing in it)
    Megadeth - Holy Wars... The Punishment Due (End solos)
    Shadows Fall - The Power of I and I (I couldn't think of one in particular being better than the rest, but this one stands out for me)
    Nevermore - I, Voyager (SICK!)
     
  20. Shawn

    Shawn Ibanez Guitars Forum MVP

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    Everybody here knows that I like every single EJ solo he ever wrote and the same goes for Satch. Vai, alot of great solos too.

    For 80's rock and metal-
    1. Bryan Adams-Cut's like a knife...great solo
    2. Jake E. Lee's Bark at the moon is awesome.
    3. EVH's Jump.
    4. Warren Demartini's Round and round.
    5. Mick Mars' Too young to fall in love.
    6. Kirk Hammett's Sanitarium.
    7. Marty Friedman's Holy Wars (all solos).
    8. Richie Sambora's Living on a prayer.
    9. Vernon Reid's Cult of personality
    10. (90's) Dimebag's Cemetary gates.

    Alot of great solos but there are my top 10 for now.....:)
     

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