#1
Recently I have been trying to get more calmer sounding solos, but I can't find the right scales. I want stuff that sounds mellow. Could anyone recomend some scales to use?

I want a sound like No Quarter by Led Zeppelin (the clean part in the solo), Santana, or stuff off of the weather channel, lol.

Thanks for the help!
#2
I'd say a major scale? I think mellowness is more defined by your phrasing than the scale you use.
#3
I agree totally with tweeres04, it's not what you play - it's how you play it. Look at your phrasing, your speed and of course how you're attacking the strings - maybe also look at the effects you're using, use more chorus and less distortion etc.

Just a note on the scales though, you may like to try the Lydian mode.
#4
Definately agree, personally I've found if you want calmer softer solo's that major and minor scales seem to work best with nice easy phrasing.
#6
Try a dorian mode, its the bomb, or some blues scales, also good. Use slides and subtle bends and stuff, not fast, but very soulful, lots vibrato!