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Favourite Guitar Solos - April 28th 2012, 11:01 PM

A thread dedicated to that coolest and most self-indulgent form of musical expression: the guitar solo. Post your favourites in here, ideally with a YouTube link so we can all enjoy them. If you can link to the time at which the solo starts, that'd be awesome.

Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
The Black Mages - Dancing Mad
Nevermore - The River Dragon Has Come
Steve Vai - Tender Surrender (no, this isn't a mistake. I mean the entire song)
Kaki King - Neanderthal (once again, the entire song)
Death - Symbolic
Necrophagist - Fermented Offal Discharge

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Re: Favourite Guitar Solos - April 28th 2012, 11:15 PM

I've always LOVED the solo in stairway to heaven...

I really like all the riffs used in Fleetwood Mac's stuff. I especially like the riff in "Rhiannon"

Also, the riff in "dust in the wind" is easy to play and just a really pretty song.

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Re: Favourite Guitar Solos - April 29th 2012, 01:31 AM

The guitar solo in "Why" by Rascal Flatts!

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Re: Favourite Guitar Solos - April 30th 2012, 01:13 AM

I like so many guitar solos it's hard to pick just a few But I do like...

Van Halen - Why Can't This Be Love?
Dream Theater - The Count of Tuscany (I love all of the many, many guitar solos that this song has)

I honestly can't think of anymore right now.

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Re: Favourite Guitar Solos - April 30th 2012, 02:00 AM

lynyrd skynyrd -Freebird!
best freaking guitar solo of all time hands down
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Re: Favourite Guitar Solos - April 30th 2012, 02:16 AM

The Coming Curse - Iced Earth (orgasmic)
also Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold
um and i know dueling guitars and guitar solos aren't the same but the intro to Lost - Avenged Sevenfold is orgasmic

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Re: Favourite Guitar Solos - April 30th 2012, 03:01 AM

The guitar solo in Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses.

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Re: Favourite Guitar Solos - April 30th 2012, 03:30 AM

"27" by Fall Out Boy.
"Beat It" originally by Michael Jackson, but I'm talking about the FOB cover
"Afterlife", "Beast and the Harlot", "Buried Alive", "Crossroads", "Bat Country", "Nightmare" and "Unholy Confessions" by Avenged Sevenfold :3
Hell, just the guitars in Avenged Sevenfold in general. Makes me wanna dance.

EDIT: Totally forgot "Dancing Dead" xD There are probably more Avenged songs I left out. You get my point ^_^

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Re: Favourite Guitar Solos - April 30th 2012, 07:59 PM

Came in here with one song in mind and saw it was the first one mentioned - Comfortably Numb.

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Re: Favourite Guitar Solos - May 1st 2012, 06:16 AM

Floods by Pantera is one of my favorites.


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Re: Favourite Guitar Solos - May 1st 2012, 08:49 AM


This is an improvisation solo done by Shawn Lane. Considering he was born with a western-influenced style of music, it is amazing how well he got with indian music (when he went there to learn it) before he passed away.

There are very few people like him, and I doubt i'll see another in my days on this earth.
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Re: Favourite Guitar Solos - May 2nd 2012, 04:45 PM

Is it safe to say that Arch Enemy is my favorite guitar solo? Even the riffs that they play with ease, the ones that aren't meant to be pure guitar solos.. The Amott brothers made it a guitar solo, especially live.

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Re: Favourite Guitar Solos - May 4th 2012, 08:07 PM

Always really liked old In Flames solos


Shame they went to shit, but yeah. Jesper Strömblad <3

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We invent paths they cannot see, and they're too scared to walk

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Re: Favourite Guitar Solos - May 7th 2012, 11:04 AM

Bohemian Rhapsody- Queen
Fix You- Coldplay
Thunderstruck- ACDC
Cover of Set Fire to the Rain- Boyce Avenue (Fabian Manzano)
Cover of Jumper- Boyce Avenue [Alejandro Manzano (Acoustic)]

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Re: Favourite Guitar Solos - May 7th 2012, 01:46 PM

Guns N' Roses - November Rain, Estranged, Sweet Child O' Mine (main ones, others too)
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Slash - The Godfather theme-tune

There are others, but can't think of any more right now...

Big fan of Slash and old GNR

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Re: Favourite Guitar Solos - May 7th 2012, 03:49 PM

Sweet Child o' Mine - Guns N' Roses
In Bloom - Nirvana
November Rain - Guns N' Roses
Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold

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Re: Favourite Guitar Solos - May 7th 2012, 08:22 PM

I've seen men cry at the Comfortably Numb solo be performed live. Hell, I was close to it myself so that has to be on the list. Good calls, everyone.
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Re: Favourite Guitar Solos - May 7th 2012, 09:52 PM

Originally Posted by Acheron View Post
Originally Posted by Snufkin View Post
Came in here with one song in mind and saw it was the first one mentioned - Comfortably Numb.
Originally Posted by Michy_Blackrose View Post

Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb

Bold as Love - Jimi Hendrix(Dive bombs from the 60s. Sounds like its melting. 2nd solo combined with the Mellotron makes that even more so)
Castles Made of Sand - Jimi Hendrix (Backwards guitar solo...nuff said)
Peace of Mind - Boston (Mostly the classic rock, dual guitar sound)
Fly By Night - Rush (Always just liked the upbeat sound of this)
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