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Hey everyone! tell us what your favourite guitar or bass solo is (or drum solo -moby dick ) I think free bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd is epic, and sounds just as epic live, I should check it out on you tube ..... I also Like stairway to heaven solo, and stuff like that,
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Both solos in Cowboy Song by Thin Lizzy
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The Wall - Pink Floyd. Always preferred it way more than the solo in Comfortably Numb which many more people seem to be in love with.
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Marooned - simply kind of defines Gilmour for me. No technical bullshit, no sweep picking, no tapping, no shredding. Just a wonderful, tasty tone combined with the magic that comes out of Davids fingertips.
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#13
I know plenty of amazing guitar solos, mainstream or underground, but I've never heard anything quite like EVH's Beat It solo.
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My favorite classic rock solo is the solo from Heartbreaker by Led Zep. Not because it's an amazing solo (good not great) or anything but because when I was 12 years old and I first heard it, I literally barged into my parents room BEGGING them to buy me a guitar and I replayed the song for them saying "I wanna do that!" as the solo played. That song and solo is literally the deciding factor for why I started playing guitar in the first place.
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jhymadesh
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Nuno Bettencourts solo in Get the funk out. Its not only the amazing guitarwork but also the way the structure of the song changes due the other instruments. When the solo kicks in the drums and bass lay their accents on the first and third beat in stead of the standart two - four thing. There is no crescuendo it kicks right in your face with the changing accents and Nuno's powerfull double bends. The solo itself has some wonderfull, shredding, tapping, bending and more. It has everything a guitarsolo should have. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqP76XWHQI0
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Shock Me live extended solo by Ace Frehley. The Alive II version is insane, as well as most of the other live versions he played.
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One of my favorite guitar solo is the 2 mins outro in Dear God ( A7X) . Pure awesomeness.
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Quote by romencer17
really? free bird?

listen to this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5I8k5WQlfI



Not to hate on Zappa, Freebird was a perfectly good answer. Some random Frank Zappa song nobody knows about isn't.

If you really think that's the greatest guitar solo ever, that's cool. Just don't expect anyone to agree with you. Songs have to be remotely popular when you're naming them for a nomination like this. Pretty sure any decent list of best guitar solos ever will have freebird in it. Pretty sure no list has this song, so lol @ your suggestion.


EDIT; I just read the thread title and apologize. It says your favorite, not "best" or whatever. My bad dude!
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Freebird. I used to listen to the live version on loop. Loved it.
If i had to pick a second though, I may need to say "One" by Metallica has a pretty epic solo. I like the solo from one cuz it's easy to follow, and the fast pace tapping is interesting. I'm currently learning it myself.

Freebird's solo includes 3 guitars. Need I say more?
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#23
I personaly think that comfortably numb has the best solo in rock history!

that kind of emotion is very hard to put in
a solo

free bird id also great but comf. numb is awsome!
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#24
For me it's a tie between Hotel California by the Eagles and Heartbreaker by Led Zeppelin.
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Easily the one in "Since I've been loving you" by Led Zep.
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Maggot brain-Funkadelic.
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Comfortably Numb. I could listen to it over and over and never get tired of it.

Also, I know a lot of people on here think Slash is overrated, and maybe he is, but November Rain has a great solo.
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Lights Out, on the UFO live album Strangers in the Night. Micheal Schenker was simply awesome on that song.
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This is a tough one. It's hard to pick just one, but I have to say that "Mr.Scary" by Dokken is pretty epic. Guitarist: George Lynch
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For all of you that said it's tough...it is tough. While hard to say it's my favorite I've always had a great appreciation for the Jimmy Page solo on Stairway to Heaven but I can easily say the same for the Joe Walsh/Don Felder harmony solo from Hotel California. Boy, and there are others among my favorites as well.
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#36
the solo by Mick ROnson in Moonage Daydream.

(David Bowie's Guitarist in teh early 70s)
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Quote by Kaela1214
the solo by Mick ROnson in Moonage Daydream.

(David Bowie's Guitarist in teh early 70s)

awesome, I met him
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#39
Quote by Peaceful Rocker
Not to hate on Zappa, Freebird was a perfectly good answer. Some random Frank Zappa song nobody knows about isn't.


If you like Zappa, Watermelon in Easter Hay is probably my favorite from him (album version--some of the live versions are a bit different).

Too many to list really, just to name a few that popped in:

Big Log - Robert Plant, stratocaster intro by Robbie Blunt
Comfortably Numb of course
You and Your Friend - Dire Straits, whole song is pretty much a guitar solo
Sun Goes Down - Thin Lizzy (Either John Sykes or Scott Gorham plays it)
Fates Warning - Iron Maiden intro solo (Not sure which one plays it..Murray? Very legato and smooth)
Whitesnake - Is This Love (John Sykes I believe is playing with the big wide vibrato)
For the Love of God - Steve Vai, just the melodic parts, not so much the sound effect, whammy bar crazyness.
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#40
Led Zep fan, 6-String Madman and others mentioned "Freebird" which is high on my list of favorites as well but it was never done live the way it was recorded on the Skynyrd album. The studio version was actually done with three different guitars. Allen Collins did the lead part on a Gibson Explorer while Gary Rossington played rhythm on his Les Paul then filled the slide part on his SG. Radio play was usually some butchered up cut version since it was so long. Too bad they didn't realize they were playing what some would come to call one of the greatest guitar solos in the history of rock!
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