The greatest guitar solo of all times

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  1. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    Since we're doing "favorites" and "vs" threads this week, what is the greatest guitar solo of all times IYO.

    Hands down for me, Machine Gun from Band of Gypsys. Toke or two, and Jimi starts the greatest solo every by cutting your head off with one note at the 4:00 mark, and then it's tripville for the rest of the ride. Simply THE BEST!

     
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  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    I’m not sure which one, but I’m positive it’s by Paco de Lucia.
     
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    Have you been talking to Paul Smith? He and the band played this at one of the PRS Experiences
     
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    Well, for me it's not a "solo", per se....it's a musical "motif" (not really, but it's how I view it). I will listen to JUST this section of the song on repeat.....it drives my wife NUTS. Each individual part - guitar, lead, bass, drums - inspired me in the way I approach the way I play each of those instruments, as I am also a bassist and drummer.

    It's the outro to King Diamond's "Black Horsemen". To hear the part I am referring to, it's the last 2 minutes or so of the song. My goal as a musician has been to create music that gives me the feeling that this outro gave me the first time I heard it.....again, for me it's NOT just about the guitar solo (though it is VERY cool!!)

     
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    Since I'm just a spectator on this thread, I'll cast my vote for the ending solo on Sultans Of Swing. Although I'm a fan of anything Mark Knopfler does.
     
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    LOL, no but he's said more than once that he likes it and I've seen his band play it in videos.
     
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    "just a spectator?"
     
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  8. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    He knew the definitive answers to the threads he started.
     
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    Free Will
     
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  10. Wakester

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    For me its a tie between Gilmour's Comfortably Numb and Rothery's (Marillion) This Strange Engine. Both are incredibly dynamic and intricate.
     
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    Both guitar solos/breaks in 'Crossroads' Live on Wheels of Fire-Eric Clapton.
     
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    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    Comfortably Numb, Blackbird by AB, Hotel California (technically a Duet), Fade to Black, and Hey Joe all come to mind.
     
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    For pure emotion, the one note solo by Neil Young on "Cinnamon Girl", for speed and technicality, John Petrucci on "Lost Not Forgotten", for passion, Al DiMeola on "Race With Devil on Spanish Highway".
     
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    Gary Moore Still Got The Blues

    SRV Tin Pan Alley
     
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    Steve Vai in the movie Crossroads
    There was something in Gary Moore's solo on Shapes Of Things that grabbed me.
    Eric Clapton - Let It Rain and Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad (Live at the Filmore)
    SRV - Couldn't Stand The Weather and Lenny (Live in '83)
     
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    I should add John Pettrucci's Purple Rain, only because this is DTR's thread:cool:.
     
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    This is the most beautiful guitar arrangement of a Bach violin Partita.

     
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    bluenova Electrified since '84

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    Jimmy Page's solo on Ten Years Gone is probably my favorite guitar solo of all time.
    Martin Barre's solo on Aqualung by Jethro Tull is right up there as well.
    Let's not forget Michael Schenker on the live version of Rock Bottom by UFO.
     
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