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Post a Great Guitar Solo

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Scopitone, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. sleepjar

    sleepjar Underachiever

  2. Archtop

    Archtop Soft Dead Crimson Cow

    And since folks love to describe an electric bass as a bass guitar (it was designed after the double bass, not a guitar; there just happened to a confluence), I'll offer this:

    Great playing; poor mix:

  3. Archtop

    Archtop Soft Dead Crimson Cow

    Better mix; fantastic playing:

  4. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)

    One of Holdsworth’s most lyrical solos:

    Solo begins at 3:00.
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  5. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)

    One of Shawn Lane’s best solos, IMHO:

    Solo begins at 4:20.
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  6. Evethingandnothing

    Evethingandnothing Forum Resident

    Here's ten of my faves:

    The Beatles - Nowhere Man
    Felt - Cathedral
    Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along The Watchtower
    Television - Marquee Moon
    Lynard Skynard - Freebird
    Deep Purple - Highway Star
    Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
    Capt Beefheart & The Magic Band - Kandy Korn
    Velvet Underground - Heard Her Call My Name
    Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb

    I'll post the lesser known Felt track............

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  7. Martgrol

    Martgrol Forum Resident

    Potsdam, Germany
    The great Christian Muenzner. Starts at 2.22:
  8. Scopitone

    Scopitone Inveterate Skipper Thread Starter

    Denver, CO

    Luke, baby! Starts around 2:45.

    TDSOTM Forum Resident

    The alternate Smoke on the Water solo is marvelous. The part at 3:18-3:32 might be some of Blackmore's finest playing.

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  10. LilacTeardrop

    LilacTeardrop "Roll It Over, My Soul...and Leave Me Here"

    Johnny Lang - A Quitter Never Wins
    16 years old when his first album "Lie To Me" came out in '97.

    There's the Intro & then Solo's @ 2:42 & 4:50.
  11. Dandelion1967

    Dandelion1967 My Favourite Parks Are Car Parks

    Dave Mason "Look At You Look At Me".

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  12. TDSOTM

    TDSOTM Forum Resident

    Led Zeppelin - Custard Pie. A display of absolute genius by Page at 1:57 when the plays the root notes of the descending chord progression in the middle of a solo.

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  13. bigshot

    bigshot Forum Resident

    About two minutes in, absolutely brilliant guitar by John Perry
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  14. bigshot

    bigshot Forum Resident

    Deebank’s guitar work on those early Felt albums and singles is sublime. I’ve always been much more of a fan of the Cherry Red era
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  15. Rufus McDufus

    Rufus McDufus Forum Resident

    I've always loved this Mick Grabham solo from Procol Harum's "The Idol". Not super flashy or technical but his fitting the mainly pentatonic bluesy solo around the melody is just awesome. His Les Paul tone is wonderful too.
    This fan video uses animation from a Russian film called "The Glass Harmonica" from 1968 which really adds to the song. Solo starts 4:50.

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  16. urasam2

    urasam2 A Famous Potato

    One of Elvis's best guitar solos; perfectly thought out.
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  17. TDSOTM

    TDSOTM Forum Resident

    Amazing solo by Jeff Beck on the Yardbirds' Happenings Ten Years Time Ago.

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  18. Scopitone

    Scopitone Inveterate Skipper Thread Starter

    Denver, CO

    Jamey Johnson, "Give It Away"
    starts around 3:49
  19. rfkavanagh

    rfkavanagh Unashamedly Pop!

    Los Angeles, CA
    Assuming I can work the forum search function correctly (no guarantee there), I haven't seen this example show up yet. Not exactly who you'd expect to see in a "great guitar solo" thread, but Carpenters included a great fuzz guitar solo by Tony Peluso in Goodbye To Love - and caused apoplectic reactions across the board for daring to mix a "hard rock" guitar solo into a love ballad. Garments were rended in protest...

    Initial solo at 1:28 through 1:55; extended solo picks up at 2:51 and goes through the end of the song just past the 4:00 mark. That's a lot of fuzz guitar for Carpenters!

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  20. Scopitone

    Scopitone Inveterate Skipper Thread Starter

    Denver, CO

    Jimi Hendrix, on “Old Times Good Times” by Stephen Stills
  21. Scopitone

    Scopitone Inveterate Skipper Thread Starter

    Denver, CO

    Eric Clapton, on “Go Back Home” by Stephen Stills
  22. Mal

    Mal Phorum Physicist

    Apparently, Donald and Walter left this one in the can from the Aja sessions - I think maybe they didn't like the lyrics and changed them when re-visiting the track for Gaucho?

    Anyway, Larry Carlton was surprised to see his name mentioned in a review for Gaucho since as far as he was aware, he was not involved with their new album!

    "Third World Man"

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  23. tralfaz812

    tralfaz812 Well-Known Member

    Sorry if this one has been mentioned:

    UFO, Michael Schenker - Rock Bottom
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  24. walrus

    walrus Forum Resident

    Minneapolis, MN
    Solo at 2:35. Rip on 80's stuff all you want, but some of these dudes could play. Always thought this was a perfect mix of melodic lines and vulgar displays of "chops."

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  25. mike sullivan

    mike sullivan Blues Boy

    hong kong

    Mick Taylor - Sway
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