#1
What I'm looking to write is something metal-esque, but a solo that has a triumphant feel to it. Next to harmonizing in thirds and the like, what scales are recommended as a reference? I'm dicking around with what I know but have not yet found what I was looking for.
Gear:

Guitars:
Takamine Gs330S
Fender Standard Stratocaster
Ibanez RG3EXQM1
Epiphone SG G-310

Amps:
Crate Palomino V16

Pedals
Ibanez TS9DX
Line 6 Tonecore Uber Metal
#3
Can you give some examples of songs or solos that have the sound you're looking for?

And also, scales alone won't give you a certain sound, its the harmony that contributes a lot to the overall feel (which I'm sure you know that). Do you have the chord progression written out yet?
#4
+1 to blue_strat

Also, the 'triumphant' feel you're talking about is often made by heavily emphasizing chord tones...In my experience at least, but we all perceive 'triumphant' differently.
#6
An example is the Faceless's "Leica", or Dethklok's "Comet Song (or Dethspace)"

But I noticed the harmony makes the greatest difference. I'm just writing it wrong.
Gear:

Guitars:
Takamine Gs330S
Fender Standard Stratocaster
Ibanez RG3EXQM1
Epiphone SG G-310

Amps:
Crate Palomino V16

Pedals
Ibanez TS9DX
Line 6 Tonecore Uber Metal
#7
Google "Under Heaven Construction"

Daisuke Ishiwatari is really into that sort of sound.

He's the guy behind the soundtracks for Guilty Gear and Blazblue.

Leaning just one of the tracks's solo(from any of his songs) added a lot to my playing.
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