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 good guitar player
Joined: 6/24/2008
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All along the watchtower....3 amazing solos

Gilmour ...Shine on you crazy diamond

Beck Cause we ended as lovers

Leo Nocetilli on Dr johns , I was in the right place .....short sweet but so much feel in a few seconds
Joined: 3/17/2008
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Posted: 9/27/2008 7:57:13 PM
Billy Cobham - Quadrant 4 (Tommy Bolin)
Return to Forever - Majestic Dance (Al DiMeola)
Megadeth - pretty much the whole Rust in Piece album (Marty Friedman, Mustaine)
Lonnie Mack - Oreo Cookie Blues (Lonnie & Stevie Ray Vaughan)
ZZ Top - La Grange & Jesus Just Left Chicago (Billy Gibbons)
Explorer's Club - Fate Speaks (John Petrucci)
Racer X - Frenzy (Paul Gilbert)
Locomotive Breath - 29 Strings (several soloists featuring Jan Stark & Matthias Eklundh
Symphony X - Evolution : the Grand Design (Michael Romeo)

guys you can almost never go wrong with:
Hendrix, SRV, Satraini.

Just a few off the top of my head
Joined: 1/19/2005
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Posted: 9/27/2008 10:16:01 PM
Pat Metheny on Joni Mitchell's Shadow and Light.
Mick Taylor on the Rolling Stones track "Time Waits For No One"
Brian May - Brighton Rock
Steve Howe - Awaken (from the 1977 album Going for the One)
Steve Howe - Relayer - Sound Chaser (sort of a jazzy hybrid treatment)
Tony Iommni - Heaven and Hell
Alex Lifeson - La Villa Strangio, Working Man, Xanadu
Jimmy Page - No Quarter (Live) Heartbreaker, Ramble On, I'm Gonna Crawl
Eddie Van Halen - Eruption
Whitesnake - Cryin in the Rain
The Outlaws - High Tides and Green Grass
Zack Wilde - All Solos on Ozzy's No More Tears (personal fave)

Just about anything from David Gilmour....

Best solo's on bass.... Jaco Pastorus, and Chris Squire's The Fish solo from Yessongs.
Joined: 3/22/2007
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Posted: 9/27/2008 11:56:02 PM
my music teacher said to me once..if you want to be a good guitar soloist,then learn to solo like a saxaphone player or trumpet and or any other instrument including voice...
anything by it sleep is one of my favs
anything by Satch..friends is my fav.
anything by Rhoads...over the mountain is my fav.
anything by Nuno...A song for love is my fav.
there are some great jazz players that know how to solo and the best part is that they do not repeat themselves.
Zakk once said that a solo should be like taking off in an airplane.
Howard Roberts once said to me a solo means you get to take the music to another place all by yourself(just so long as you know how to stay in key )
there are way tooooo many wankers in this world

there are very many boring players as well...
I suck at solos,so I would rather just play super super fast and be happy about it
Joined: 6/27/2008
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Posted: 9/28/2008 8:16:12 AM
I'm partial to Mark Knopfler's guitar solo on the Dire Strait's Sultans of Swing. It may not be the best solo ever (and then again it has to be at least considered) but it gets to me every time!
Joined: 6/20/2008
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Posted: 9/28/2008 9:50:35 PM
ERUPTION Edie Van Halen
Joined: 3/22/2007
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Posted: 9/29/2008 6:20:30 PM
ummm so yeah...anything by Jason Becker....
 Useful Idiot
Joined: 9/26/2008
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Posted: 9/30/2008 12:57:32 AM
Pretty much any Primus song. The guy has nothing else to do but solo through most of the songs thanks to Les Claypool.
Joined: 2/23/2008
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Posted: 9/30/2008 11:11:53 PM
There are some I agree with and most I haven't heard, but my most memorable solo was when I saw Triumph live in Winnipeg. Rik Emmett played the solo on The Blinding Light Show from their first and best album start to end and, while good, the live effect was that the guitar work on that one was synched to a strobe.

While not guitar solos, I like the drum solos on Krokus' Stayed Awake All Night and Alice Cooper's Halo of Flies.
Joined: 8/10/2008
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Posted: 10/2/2008 6:00:17 AM
Guns N' Roses - November Rain
Joined: 3/22/2007
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Posted: 10/19/2008 5:01:50 PM
hmmmm...the best solo I ever heard was so low that I couldn't hear it...
Joined: 9/22/2008
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Posted: 10/20/2008 4:49:11 PM
So many good ones. Probably my favorite overall guitar solo is Jimi Hendrix's ear-splitting, note-bending one from "Machine Gun", live with Buddy Miles on the drums. Jimi's piercing guitar and Buddy's thunderous drum roll still make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up! Not to mention that song has the BADDEST-ASS bass line EVER.

How about drum solo's (says the drummer, LOL)? One of my favorites is John Bonham's in "Trampled Under Foot", right at the end of Jimmy Page's guitar solo (a great guitar solo, BTW). Bonham's jaw-dropping syncopation inspired me to pick up sticks myself!

And of course, anything drums by Buddy Rich. He could out-do a lot of other drummers with one hand. And no, I'm not exagerrating!

Anything on the bass with Les Claypool. Probably the most creative bassist I've ever heard, although Stanley Clarke and Jaco Pastorius are up there, too.

I'll stop there for now, LOL.
Joined: 9/22/2008
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Posted: 10/20/2008 5:12:26 PM
ROFL. Guilty as charged! Nobody can touch "West Side Story".
 hard starboard
Joined: 6/21/2008
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Posted: 10/20/2008 6:31:03 PM
Dittos to Alex Lifeson of Rush…
Working Man
La Villa Strangiato

Some of my favorites not mentioned by others…

A lot of songs by UFO when Michael Schenker was with the band…
Let it Roll
Shoot Shoot
High Flyer
Out in the Street
Joined: 5/20/2007
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Posted: 10/22/2008 12:43:07 AM
Cream the song Badge because the inflection and timing hitting the right notes at the right times to create tension in the song.
Hendrix Little Wing is great one because it uplifting feel to the solo.
BB king Thrill is gone is good because simplicity can express lots of things.
Van Halen Eruption love implusiness radomness of the song.
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