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So all UGers out their what would you say your favorite Guitar Solo of all time is and why you think this is. All are welcome.

Personally i think that more of the greater solos are the older solos and solos have become more of an added extra that you put in one or two songs whereas it used to be a common factor of music in the past.
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#3
guns n roses - november rain ...if someone doesnt like the solos in that song, especially the last solo, they need their head checking out
#4
Crazy train,Fermented offal discharge,Jordan,Get out of my yard,Stairway to Heaven,ect.
#5
yea. i agree with ur last point. And blindingly fast solos are metal cliches now. idk why i dont like that, but i dont. Old solos seemed to be more feeling rather than speed, but now it seems like speed rules over emotional playing nearly everywhere. IMO, speed is highly overrated in most places.

btw, my favorite solo is either Coheed and Cambria's solo in Welcome Home, b/c it has the right amount of speed mixed with bends and other things to give it a rly angry feeling; or, to be somewhat hypocritical, Zakk Wylde's solo in No More Tears. its rather simple in structure, but is just awesome. a great solo added to a great song. I also love Pink Floyd solos.
#7
Stairway To Heaven and November Rain(speed up the November Rain solo and it sounds like awesome speed metal.)
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#9
greatest solo of all time is of course Free Bird... Duh!
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#10
I think are still some good solos in our time, like SOAD streamline solo thats a simple but awesome solo.

qotsa1998 i agree that most of the great solos are simple ones

i realy enjoy the Chillies solos a lot of them are simple but epic like Californication Its probably there simplist solo but its one of there most amazing.
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#12
yeah adam jones is so an awesome guitarist when he solos it´s really brilliant.

ps november rain is great.... but i like bucketheads nottingham lace more
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#14
i like solos made out of feedback muse and radiohead
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#16
OH another good one is Reach Down - Temple of the Dog
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#17
Greatest:

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Year of the Parrot (Primus)
Out There (Dinosaur Jr.)
22 Going on 23 (Butthole Surfers)
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#18
The second solo from Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd. David Gilmour has incredible tone and a great feel for melody and he shows them both here. The live version from Delicate Sound Of Thunder is beyond awesome.
#19
Solo in Stairway To Heaven. By Led Zeppelin.
It might be easy to play for some, but its just a complete kickass song with an amazing
solo.
#21
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guns n roses - november rain ...if someone doesnt like the solos in that song, especially the last solo, they need their head checking out

i think i need my head checked out. cuz i don't. slash's bends aren't hitting the notes.
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#22
Slash's phrasing made him a legend.

He honestly can't shred as well as most guitarists in his genre (see George Lynch and Nuno Bettencourt), his live stuff can get sloppy and boring, and he wears that hat. I don't like it, but that's me. If he wants to pull off an Abe Lincoln look, he can do it.
#23
^but november rain's last solo is so annoying to listen to. its like... mmmphhhh bit more!@!@!@...
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#24
Really, I think without the bends he pulls off, it would be more wankish than it already was...maybe that's just me, though.
#25
slash is cool but it's just that song's last solo. buckethead does it even worse live with guns n roses.
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#26
i think i need my head checked out. cuz i don't. slash's bends aren't hitting the notes.

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I love Alice in Chains solos. Jerry Cantrell is a god. The 'Them Bones' solo is great in how he use the whammy bar to great effect plus the use of speed in the solo: quite fast, slower, slowish, then fast.

Pearl Jam solos are great. The 'Alive' solo is one of the greatest ever. Mike shows all of his skill in that solo.

Soundgarden- 'Fell on Black Days'. The solo get sneaks up on you under the vocals, then its just shredding goodness. Kim Thayil showing a great use of triads.

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#27
Alice in Chains - Them Bones
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Good AIC solos:

Dirt
Hate to Feel
Sea of Sorrow
Them Bones
Dam that River
Nutshell
Rotten Apple
Got Me Wrong

There are dozens, and don't forget the Cantrell solo material.
#31
yer Alter Bridge "Open Your Eyes" is a great solo, another good solo is "Get The Funk Out" By Extreme (Nuno Bettencourt)
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#32
Another good one is ... well anything Eddie Van Halen did.
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#33
the ruiner from nine inch nails, thoughts of a dying atheist from muse, and Invincible from muse. matt is king
#35
My favorites are:
Back In Black - AC/DC
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Ten Years Gone - Led Zeppelin
Sweet Child O' Mine - GNR
Eruption - VH
Freebird - Skynyrd
Like Suicide - Soundgarden
Outshined - Soundgarden
Texas Flood - SRV
Lenny - SRV
Couldn't Stand the Weather - SRV
Little Wing - Hendrix and SRV versions
Red House - Hendrix
Voodoo Child - Henrix
Crossroads - Cream
Hideaway - Blues Breakers
Shadow on the Sun - Audioslave
Bulls On Parade - RATM
Know Your Enemy - RATM
Alive - Pearl Jam


Edit : Took some time to think about it and changed my list a lot.
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#36
Harry Hood - Phish: Trey's improv trips balls. You can feel good about Hood.
Partyin' Peeps - Umphrey's McGee: BB's and Jake's treble duel guitargasm.
Yours Is No Disgrace/Starship Trooper - Yes. Steve Howe is better than you. He's cosmic.
Dark Star - Grateful Dead. Jerry's the cat that started it all.
Inca Roads - The Mothers Of Invention. Zappa freaks out.
Maze, Reba, Mike's Groove, Stash, Divided Sky, Lizards - Pretty much anything by Phish. Trey is God.
#37
Stevie Ray Vaughn - The Things (That) I Used To Do, Riviera Paradise
Steve Vai - Tender Surrender, For The Love Of God, Freak Show Excess


There's more but I don't wanna list 'em.
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#40
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Time - Pink Floyd.

That is my personal favourite of all time.


Great! Someone else who doesn't list Comfortably Numb as their fave Pink Floyd solo.

Time's a good one, as is Money, but my favourite is Wish You Were Here.

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