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vchizzle
01-07-2013, 09:33 AM
I'm not a huge guitar solo guitar. I don't want to listen to a bunch of wankery just for the sake of wanking. I do appreciate a well constructed solo that "says something" or an instrumental song that tells a story so to speak. What are your favorite solos?
solo at 3:00

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcoweoZ6jpM

pretty much the whole song, the beginning gets stuck in my head a lot:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK59nhh1tcg

geese_com
01-07-2013, 09:49 AM
Check out the keyboard and guitar solos on "Slightly Out Of Reach" by James LaBrie on the Elements of Persuasion album. The keyboard solo was written by the guitarist. Those solos are to me what a guitar solo should be.

CHARISMAFIRE
01-07-2013, 09:56 AM
I believe in direct line with your request is one of the most under rated soloist. Not one who shows off his technique with a million notes per measure, but a man who creates some of the most musical solos from the most absolutely raw, and rude, controlled noise that can come from an electric gtr. That great musician is Alex Lifeson from RUSH. Give the solo track on Kid Gloves another listen.

vchizzle
01-07-2013, 10:13 AM
I believe in direct line with your request is one of the most under rated soloist. Not one who shows off his technique with a million notes per measure, but a man who creates some of the most musical solos from the most absolutely raw, and rude, controlled noise that can come from an electric gtr. That great musician is Alex Lifeson from RUSH. Give the solo track on Kid Gloves another listen.
Yes, Alex is great.

swede71
01-07-2013, 10:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMcQNWRU4sA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9XPZm22nZQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4dRH1L1e0A&playnext=1&list=PLB9FEC6295093 BCB2&feature=results_video

Mikegarveyblues
01-07-2013, 11:00 AM
Comfortably Numb outro solo.

It's an obvious choice I know, but it's what got me started on my playing journey and still gives me goose bumps after nearly 20 years!

WEDGE
01-07-2013, 11:16 AM
Any of the fills and solos in Gary Moore's Still got the Blues from his Blues Alive album

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0o7BwblazjQ

QueenCityGuitars
01-07-2013, 12:09 PM
For something mellow and soulful:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G5pIta5CNU

For something that rips:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCgaEOkI6Fk

Mom said, "If you want to be a good guitarist...you'd better learn some Hendrix."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaUcI8u-31c

A little burnt on the song...but love the solo:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mln0RciE2o0

jcha008
01-07-2013, 12:41 PM
Check out the keyboard and guitar solos on "Slightly Out Of Reach" by James LaBrie on the Elements of Persuasion album. The keyboard solo was written by the guitarist. Those solos are to me what a guitar solo should be.

Matt Guillory and Marco Sfogli are absolutely amazing on that song. Both the keyboard and guitar solo are really well constructed. I like Marco's solo guitar stuff as well.

It's hard to choose my favorite. But Marty Friedmans solo on Lucretia from Megadeth holds a special place in my heart. Tornado of souls is the popular solo and I always really liked the solo from symphony of destruction.

While technically not a "solo" but the live version of whitewash by buckethead is quite the performance.

sergiodeblanc
01-07-2013, 12:53 PM
I like this one.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1DDgNCLD84

garrett
01-07-2013, 02:38 PM
The whole of "Cliffs of Dover" and both solos on "Desert Rose" by Eric Johnson. Such great use of melody.

I also love Joe Bonamassa's solos on "Since You're Gone" by Bloodline.

Jimmy Herring with Derek Trucks Band on "Kickin' Back" and "Pleasant Gardens". Plenty more insanely great solos by Jimmy, but these both blew my mind the first time I heard them.

Any Brad Paisley solo. That guy's phrasing is just sick.

garrett
01-07-2013, 02:40 PM
OH! And how can I forget Larry Carlton's solo on Kid Charlemagne by Steely Dan! That's the perfect solo to me!

Boogie123
01-07-2013, 03:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHJzudE0TpU

LSchefman
01-07-2013, 03:39 PM
It's odd, the first solo that popped into my head when I saw this thread was "Something," from the Beatles' Abbey Road album.

I guess I love the way Harrison worked with melody, and the tone is haunting.

Boogie123
01-07-2013, 03:41 PM
I was at this gig....he just kept playing and playing...D string breaks 3/4 way in and the strat is out of tune but he still bangs out a solo!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fojxCy5xeDw

Boogie123
01-07-2013, 03:42 PM
Excellent song!


It's odd, the first solo that popped into my head when I saw this thread was "Something," from the Beatles' Abbey Road album.

I guess I love the way Harrison worked with melody, and the tone is haunting.

Dancing Frog
01-07-2013, 04:48 PM
Ian Bairnson- Games People Play @3:18


http://youtu.be/KyevR3KpV2A?t=3m20s

vchizzle
01-07-2013, 07:09 PM
Thanks for all the replies. Lots of vids to check out when I get home. Gilmour is a guy that seems to put everything in the right place. I saw end of live at gdansk recently and was really moved by it. Keep em comin.

Mikegarveyblues
01-07-2013, 08:06 PM
Gilmour is a guy that seems to put everything in the right place. I saw end of live at gdansk recently and was really moved by it.

Couldn't agree more!

Goldtop
01-07-2013, 09:51 PM
Yet another great topic. I love this forum!

For favorite solos, I'd be doing well to keep my list under twenty, or even fifty. But here are the first three that came to my mind:

This first one is just so beautiful, so perfect, so vocal, to me. Hasn't everybody who has ever been in a serious relationship felt this way at one time or another?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLbO5elUdD8

This one, same thing. So expressive. The hope, power, optimism of a young man starting out in life, and then into the sense of loss, disbelief, and wistfulness as he looks back and wonders where it all went.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keIvA2wSPZc

This last song may seem an obvious choice, and one that's been done to death. But every time I listen to this, I try to go back to the first time I ever heard it. IMO, it was a masterpiece then, and it still is. To me, it's probably the most well-crafted song (and solo) ever.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHFxncb1gRY

All of these feelings and emotions expressed with notes and tones... God, I love music.

Lloyd/Goldtop/Queen of Clubs

Serious Poo
01-07-2013, 10:29 PM
My all time favorite - Curtis Mathewson's brilliant solo in "Ghost Beside My Bed", back when he was in Altered State. Solo runs from 3:00 - 4:25, kind of reminds me of David Gilmore meets Allan Holdsworth. Recorded on a Custom 24, by the way. :D

It's very 80's but in all the right ways IMHO.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4rz7W_EARc

RickO
01-08-2013, 12:16 AM
I can't say this is my favorite, but Pat Martino wears it out pretty good in this solo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-IFK7oRpoA
The solo starts around 2:12 & starts getting interesting around 2:55

CE-man
01-08-2013, 12:25 AM
Probably not exactly my favorite solo of all time (because how can anybody have one favorite) but I always perk up when I hear Jay Graydon's solo on Peg by Steely Dan.

swede71
01-08-2013, 01:22 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqbEQVAg4Nc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLukR6J-06o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3u7uO23QS4

Albrecht Smuten
01-08-2013, 02:02 AM
These are kinda short and mellow, but really happen to be my favourite guitar solos


Tosin Abassi, Animals as Leaders, 2:03 - 2:13 (8 string, I believe)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km6F5_6JBuc

Mikael Akerfeldt, Opeth, 3:08 - 3:42


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDIIGsf-i_g

JMintzer
01-08-2013, 08:18 AM
Wait for it.... Wait for it...









Cinnamon Girl!

Shawn@PRS
01-08-2013, 11:46 AM
I always loved the second solo in Thin Lizzy's Cowboy Song. Starts around the 4:20 mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzwN-SHV5rA



Also the ending solo on Dire Strait's Sultans of Swing is another personal favorite.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo-J1wf2KHc

Dancing Frog
01-08-2013, 12:34 PM
Peter Green-Before the Beginning from Shrine '69

http://youtu.be/EOciv4QNrGk

guitarsong
01-08-2013, 12:47 PM
Satriani Always with me,always with you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4fPv450OYM

vchizzle
01-08-2013, 01:09 PM
I always loved the second solo in Thin Lizzy's Cowboy Song. Starts around the 4:20 mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzwN-SHV5rA



Also the ending solo on Dire Strait's Sultans of Swing is another personal favorite.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo-J1wf2KHc
I love all of the lead lines in sultans, just some sexy, tasty playing.

tiboy
01-08-2013, 02:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRKsFo1bImo&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Not Terry Kath and not me, but this solo is fantastic

vchizzle
01-09-2013, 11:59 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFS_4nAfF4k

The whole thing. Even being Jimi inspired, just great feel and performance.

Mikegarveyblues
01-09-2013, 01:42 PM
I always loved the second solo in Thin Lizzy's Cowboy Song. Starts around the 4:20 mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzwN-SHV5rA



Also the ending solo on Dire Strait's Sultans of Swing is another personal favorite.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo-J1wf2KHc

Knopfler's done some great solos...

Always thought the outro solo on Tunnel Of Love was close to perfection...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrDK0UoAkfY

Mikegarveyblues
01-09-2013, 01:45 PM
Gilmour's solo on Time from Dark Side.... Genius!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOMd7CSt0KU

Slash - November Rain


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0McfH-hweQ

captdg
01-09-2013, 02:19 PM
WOW!!! The solos listed above are certainly my favorites.. I Thought Ry Cooder or whoever did that Paganini riff on Crossroads would make it.. One I remember as a teen (many people might think it was a bit adolescent) was the solo Ace Frehley did on "Strange Ways".. It has a sadistic and raw cutting sound.

Just my .02cents.

captdg
01-09-2013, 02:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRKsFo1bImo&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Not Terry Kath and not me, but this solo is fantastic

YAH!! that solo is so hard to play RIGHT that I havent seen a vid where Kath could duplicate it.

captdg
01-10-2013, 09:42 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DJEDdvujF8&feature=em-comment_reply_received&lch=email_reply&lc=j2RPlUWy93tJPWgteT8WMbJYzFzgJ9s0ZHy6mCtC_O4


Dunno who this is..Yesca or Santana but it is a damn fine piece of guitar work.

Mgamm1ll
01-10-2013, 07:42 PM
Hands down Eric Johnson - Lonely in the night - EPIC!!!

11top
01-10-2013, 10:24 PM
At the 3:11 mark:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-LprM2ICfI&feature=related

captdg
01-10-2013, 10:33 PM
At the 3:11 mark:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-LprM2ICfI&feature=related


YES!! reminiscent of Vito Bratta..

bluefade
01-11-2013, 04:38 AM
Last days of may-Blue Ouyster Cult, from the album, ON YOUR FEET ON YOUR KNEES. Roll over beethoven-Mountain,from the album,FLOWERS OF EVIL.

Goldtop
01-11-2013, 07:56 AM
Here is another one of my favorites. Song, solo(s), duets, whatever... Stevie and Lonnie Mack. This is an answer to that age old question "What is with you, man?"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMj-q5A7MfM

Goldtop

alantig
01-13-2013, 10:29 PM
So many...Zappa's "Watermelon In Easter Hay"...Randy Rhoads on "Goodbye To Romance" and "Mr. Crowley" and "I Don't Know"...Brian May on "Bohemian Rhapsody"...

But one that stuck in my craw that I just had to sit down and figure out was the solo to Wings' "My Love". Just something I had to sort out.

CE-man
01-14-2013, 12:14 AM
Wait for it.... Wait for it...









Cinnamon Girl!

Lol, right up there with "Oh Sherry" by Steve Perry.

59Bassman
01-20-2013, 12:04 PM
Oh I am gonner add one you FCKERS prob never heard... I first heard this when was 16 in 1974 when revising round my Mates for our 'O' Levels and we had Capital FM on the radio with 'Little Nicky Horne' He played mostly MOR US and UK... I had to get my mates stapler and 15" ruler and do air guitar and air wah wah on the stapler... This is epic.... Best ending ever - oooer - goosebumps as I write...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B52pzkwTTL0

Shawn@PRS
01-20-2013, 12:17 PM
I dig this one, especially at the 3:00 minute mark


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4ozfEj02IE

59Bassman
01-20-2013, 12:20 PM
Oh and as some Lizzy fans here - and best chordal riff ever has to be The Rocker!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHf-i37zxoo

59Bassman
01-20-2013, 12:40 PM
I was at this gig....he just kept playing and playing...D string breaks 3/4 way in and the strat is out of tune but he still bangs out a solo!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fojxCy5xeDw

Yep - anything Rory does when his blood's up is good - Bad Penny is my fave... and interesting to hear the BOSS ME-5 in action live - you get glimpses too... see my site for more info on getting the Rory tones out of one...

Rango
01-20-2013, 12:53 PM
All the solo's on Hotel California - Walsh, Felder.... who knows who's playing where with them doing call and response. I wanted to play guitar after I heard this album along with the first Boston.

Wore LP's of Hotel OUT :D
Ya, I'm old... That came out when I was in High School. :laugh:

slang05
01-20-2013, 01:08 PM
I dig this one, especially at the 3:00 minute mark


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4ozfEj02IE

That was awesome, but I feel sorry for him..he can never seem to find good tone! lol

TGSCAN
01-20-2013, 01:09 PM
Kid Charlemagne

slang05
01-20-2013, 01:22 PM
For anybody who has never heard Neil Zaza check this out. Melodic shreding!


http://youtu.be/V6lcl2USzmc

altoidman
01-20-2013, 01:26 PM
OH! And how can I forget Larry Carlton's solo on Kid Charlemagne by Steely Dan! That's the perfect solo to me!


+1

59Bassman
01-21-2013, 05:48 AM
[QUOTE=slang05;42715]For anybody who has never heard Neil Zaza check this out. Melodic shreding!

aHa-Ha !

BostonGuitar
01-22-2013, 07:31 PM
Call me crazy, but cue this up to 5:55 and listen to dynamics, tone, phrasing, and tasty! (Especially the NON-talkbox stuff, though the whole thing is brilliant)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9Yq5m9eLIQ

rschleicher
01-22-2013, 08:17 PM
It really seems like more of an extended jam, rather than a solo, but the multiple guitars on "Keep On Growing" (from the Layla album) has always been one of my favorites. There's actually three guitar parts, at least some of the time. I had always assumed that one of them was Duane Allman. But the caption for this youtube copy of the album version says that all of the guitars were recorded by Clapton. Even so, there's still a bit of an Allman Bros feel to it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJYdJ53_tS8

Goldtop
01-23-2013, 11:00 PM
Maybe an odd choice, but they all are to somebody I suppose. I like this one because it's understated, simple, and just right to me.


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

Goldtop Lloyd

Goldtop
01-23-2013, 11:06 PM
I dig this one, especially at the 3:00 minute mark


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4ozfEj02IE

A-Mazing! Thanks for posting this one.

I may have to hock a kidney to make it happen, but I gotta meet that man some day.

Goldtop Lloyd

hemat
03-11-2013, 05:54 AM
Slash - November Rain


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0McfH-hweQ

i think this one my favorite :D

frankb56
03-11-2013, 10:31 AM
I would to say just about anything Duane Allman (especially Whipping Post), The guitar solos on Reeling in the Years (Steely Dan--don't remember the guitarist), Eric Clapton -Cream, Blind Faith and Derek and the Dominos (ditto for Duane Allman here). Also, check out Jimi Hendrix's new album from the grave....some really cool guitar licks. And finally Pat Metheny's Roots of Coincidence:

http://youtu.be/fVuzcUH_DsI

How do you guys copy videos from you tube on here?

andy474x
03-11-2013, 11:41 AM
Zakk Wylde's solo on "No More Tears" has always been one of my favorites. It fits the song so perfectly, the intensity builds up to it so fast and his riffs are spot on. I'm sure there are a million other solos that could be chosen for a million (good) reasons, but that one always gets the hair on the back of my neck to stand up.

justmund
03-11-2013, 05:21 PM
I've posted this before but I still can't get enough of it! Tone, feel, chops, construction, the band responding to the solo... and it's live...

Solo @ 2:24


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuPi4CrYcLU

If anyone wants to transcribe that one I'd be eternally grateful, it took me an hour just to work out the head!

Some FZ, solo from about 1:55. He just goes crazy on this one!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TIVAMehnxM

jfb
03-11-2013, 06:25 PM
Solo starts at 3:25 but the epic phrase that makes it my favorite starts at 4:03


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKeF6IaaibQ

Mikegarveyblues
03-11-2013, 06:27 PM
Zakk Wylde's solo on "No More Tears" has always been one of my favorites. It fits the song so perfectly, the intensity builds up to it so fast and his riffs are spot on. I'm sure there are a million other solos that could be chosen for a million (good) reasons, but that one always gets the hair on the back of my neck to stand up.

Good choice, that's a great solo!

alantig
03-11-2013, 10:38 PM
I would to say just about anything Duane Allman (especially Whipping Post), The guitar solos on Reeling in the Years (Steely Dan--don't remember the guitarist), Eric Clapton -Cream, Blind Faith and Derek and the Dominos (ditto for Duane Allman here). Also, check out Jimi Hendrix's new album from the grave....some really cool guitar licks. And finally Pat Metheny's Roots of Coincidence:

http://youtu.be/fVuzcUH_DsI

How do you guys copy videos from you tube on here?

Frank - right above the compose window are a series of icons. Near the right-hand side are a globe for a link, a globe w/an X for unlink, a picture frame for pictures, and a film strip. The film strip is what you want. Click on that and a window should pop up with a box for your link. Paste it there and...


http://youtu.be/fVuzcUH_DsI

helmi
03-12-2013, 08:16 AM
the 2 solo's george kooymans does in "vanilla queen" on the 1977 live album from golden earring.

frankb56
03-12-2013, 08:41 AM
Alan, thanks, seriously, I'm a bit technically challenged. Appreciate it bud.

DM426
03-12-2013, 10:14 AM
Many of my favorites have already been mentioned so I'll try to post some unusual stuff.

Here's a guy most people haven't heard of. In truth, I don't know much about him myself. But what I do know is that this solo rips! It starts off a little slow, but hang with it a bit and give it a chance to get going. Some really great tones from that Les Paul.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drGGNVViC5Q

Hell yes! Solo starts at about 1:50 or so. It can't be overstated just how much Malcom's playing compliments the leads from Angus. It's like these two really were born to play together or something.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_t5GPbp5IY

Here's something a little different, but very cool. Mark can definitely play and squeezes some really great subtle tones out toward the end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9ehJ9fBe9Q

Always loved this one. That's the 'tone' right there!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYMupc564zE

If you don't like this, then just get the hell off the forum. Not really a solo, but still.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fk2prKnYnI

Norseman
03-12-2013, 01:04 PM
I can't believe I never got into John Petrucci before. I only recently discovered him and I'm floored by his talent!! Both playing and his ear for getting certain clean yet gritty tone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5t_b9xOY-I


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT39qE9UDm8

ezkahuna
03-12-2013, 03:16 PM
I wasn't fond of the song 25 or 6 to 4 when it came out but the solo has grown to be my all time favorite.

Rosewoodsteel
03-13-2013, 10:26 AM
Hendrix- All Along the Watchtower solo.

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

crgtr
03-13-2013, 11:03 AM
Extreme - Get the Funk Out
Eagles - Hotel California
Gary Moore - Still got the Blues
Just about any EVH & Vito Bratta too!

swede71
03-13-2013, 12:48 PM
Extreme - Get the Funk Out
Eagles - Hotel California
Gary Moore - Still got the Blues
Just about any EVH & Vito Bratta too!

What happened to Bratta?...excellent player!

sergiodeblanc
03-13-2013, 01:40 PM
I wasn't fond of the song 25 or 6 to 4 when it came out but the solo has grown to be my all time favorite.

I got "stuck" seeing Chicago more than a few times because they were touring with one of my favorite's Earth, Wind, and Fire. I have to say that while I'm still not a huge fan, that is a great guitar solo!

axe24
05-03-2013, 07:14 PM
Steve via,for the love of god,best solo ever,has alot of class,melodic at times,well just give it a listen.he uses a tripel neck,amazin video..

Brian G
05-03-2013, 07:29 PM
Has anyone busted this bad boy out yet?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MI-_jWAmlE

axe24
05-03-2013, 07:43 PM
Need how to post videos,pics,

Shawn@PRS
05-03-2013, 07:54 PM
That's good, but not much tops Jake E. Lee shredding! I think Ozzy's clapping really make the song though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JBzWZq4fXg

Brian G
05-03-2013, 08:35 PM
That's good, but not much tops Jake E. Lee shredding! I think Ozzy's clapping really make the song though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JBzWZq4fXg

Haha, I love these. Sadly, the Fred Durst one is real

vchizzle
05-03-2013, 08:59 PM
Steve via,for the love of god,best solo ever,has alot of class,melodic at times,well just give it a listen.he uses a tripel neck,amazin video..
My favorite Vai tune.


Need how to post videos,pics,video you just click the little film icon and paste the youtube url in, photo you need a host site like flickr or photobucket and put the image code in(looks like this - I added an x before the url so you see code/no pic) xhttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8123/8677428267_4a4d99e134_b.jpg



That's good, but not much tops Jake E. Lee shredding! I think Ozzy's clapping really make the song though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JBzWZq4fXg:laugh: Ozzy's clapping makes EVERY song.
I actually like his playing better in Badlands than I do with Ozzy, I think

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwdXI-cl_H8


Has anyone busted this bad boy out yet?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MI-_jWAmlENo, but that's a classic for sure :)

Em7
05-03-2013, 09:17 PM
While Deep Purple was the first neoclassical fusion band, Blizzard of Oz was the album that kicked the neoclassical fusion movement into high gear. If I had pick a set of solos in an Ozzy Ozborne tune, it would have to be the solos in "Mr. Crowely."


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


With that said, Skunk (a.k.a. Jeff Baxter) did a great job with the single note work on "My Old School." The song is a syncopation masterpiece. Steely Dan is the only group that I listened to as a teenager that still leaves me in awe today.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZZTojpxW0k

Brian G
05-03-2013, 09:21 PM
Any Sco fans in the house? Saw him over here in CT last week - unbelievable every time. Such feel


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4MK7TNDmDw

boxstop7
05-03-2013, 10:00 PM
It's no secret that I'm a Megadeth freak. My all-time favorite song, with my all-time favorite solo, has to be "Lucretia". Marty's solo not only boggles my mind, but it stirs some serious emotion as well. Solo runs from 2:08 to 2:43.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8lZdlQ7PQY

Another guy I've always loved is Blues Saraceno...one of those "too young to be that good" types from the 90's. His song "Elvis Talking" ranks as one of my favorites. Suuuuuch a great groove...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoxsyp0xiBo

Last one...has to be Richie Kotzen. Okay, giant soft spot because he's a Pennsylvania boy. The guy is an unreal guitar player/songwriter/vocalist. So friggin' good. Granted, this is a song he wrote while with Poison; but honestly, I credit his influence as the primary driver behind the best album Poison ever made (IMHO).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wskAA_Mf9Qo

Laurie
05-04-2013, 01:18 AM
John Lennon and George Harrison of " The Beatles" playing 2 strats in unison lead on " Nowhere Man"
Great guitar solo!

Danerada
05-04-2013, 08:10 AM
Here is mine...Prince is a beast.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y

captdg
05-04-2013, 08:55 AM
I like this one.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1DDgNCLD84


I love the Fuzz from Ernie..

11top
05-04-2013, 09:39 AM
For anybody who has never heard Neil Zaza check this out. Melodic shreding!


http://youtu.be/V6lcl2USzmc

Over 25+ years ago, I was in Anchorage at a business convention. I was alone, and my first night ever there I was looking for something to do, and I discovered a music store called Mammoth Music within walking distance of my hotel. While at the store, I asked if there were any local bars with live music close by. The salesman told me that they were having a live demo by a very talented young player, Neil Zaza. I went and was one of about 20 in the small room.

Someone asked about the guitar that he was playing, and he replied that it was a Music Man Van Halen. He then said that he'd been searching for a stop tail version, but he'd had no luck. I raised my hand and told him that I knew where one was for sale. He asked if I could meet him after the demo. That started a friendship that lasted all these years. I don't see him often, but we've gotten together a few times over that period, and I always seem to bump into him at NAMM.

He's one heck of a nice guy, and one hell of a player, as you can tell from this video.

Bill SAS 513
05-04-2013, 11:33 AM
Yes, Alex is great.

Aaaah...my first speeding ticket was due to the chords that start that Kid Gloves solo...the way I see it, Alex owes me 40 bucks!!

mad monk
05-06-2013, 07:09 PM
Michael Schenker on "Rock Bottom" and "Lights Out".