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Favorite Guitar Solo(s)

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by mozzarate54, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. mozzarate54

    mozzarate54 Tele-Holic

    Aug 8, 2012
    What is your favorite guitar solo(s) that you can listen to over and over again? Mines would be John Mayer's slow dancing in a burning room live in LA. Every time he rips into that solo I get chills on the side of my face.
  2. Maricopa

    Maricopa Friend of Leo's

    Feb 4, 2009
    Phx, AZ
    Anything Muddy played.
  3. TeleTex82

    TeleTex82 Friend of Leo's

    May 4, 2010
    San Antone
    Currently Derek Trucks on Midnight in Harlem from their Live Album

    All time, anything the dude in my Avatar did.
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  5. ADinNYC

    ADinNYC Friend of Leo's

    Jan 2, 2010
    New York City
    Larry Carlton - Kid Charlamagne
  6. Post Toastie

    Post Toastie Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 16, 2008
    Tommy Bolin "Post Toastee". Solo sarts at about 6:30

  7. Andy Summers

    Andy Summers Friend of Leo's

    Jul 26, 2006
    Anything from 70s, 80s Alex Lifeson. One of the most over looked guys around in my eyes.
  8. warthog

    warthog Tele-Meister

    Aug 5, 2011
    Marc Ford's solo on the Black Crowes' Sometimes Salvation.

    Tone and Feel = Tasty!!!!

    start listening around 1:51 for a feel of the song if you don't know it.
  9. Lawson

    Lawson Tele-Meister

    Dec 19, 2011
    The solo in MJ's "Beat it". It has stood the test of time, and it's a simple, yet dynamic and energetic, and it's just epic in legendary proportions.
  10. ddewerd

    ddewerd Tele-Afflicted

    I've always been partial to Ian Hunter's intro to Sweet Jane for Lou Reed

    And just about any of the earlier Dickey Betts with ABB (Jessica, Blue Sky)

  11. mozzarate54

    mozzarate54 Tele-Holic

    Aug 8, 2012
    Derek trucks is an animal!
  12. mozzarate54

    mozzarate54 Tele-Holic

    Aug 8, 2012
    Did you know EVH was the one who play guitar on that track
  13. xMercury69x

    xMercury69x Friend of Leo's

    Nov 9, 2012
    This, but almost any Steely Dan solo is pretty awesome. the guitar breaks in My Old School, por ejemplo...

    this...pretty amazing interplay between those two: Steve Hunter (not Ian) and Dick Wagner

    And these:

    Zoot Allures and Black Napkins by Frank Zappa. Watermelon in Easter Hay and Deathless Horsie are pretty special, too.
  14. jbmando

    jbmando Poster Extraordinaire

    For great tone and solo structure it would be Lindsey Buckingham on "Frozen Love" from the 1973 album, Buckingham Nicks. For sheer Harrison cool, "She's a Woman." For outstanding blues rock phrasing, "Outside Woman Blues" off Cream's Disraeli Gears. For twang deluxe, Brent Mason on AJ's "Mercury Blues."
  15. Kevin_Lindsay

    Kevin_Lindsay Tele-Meister

    Sep 9, 2003
    Scotland, UK
    For me, the best solos are those that have a distinct melodic content. I'm thinking ones you can sing along with.

    Some of my favourites that spring to mind are:

    Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb - played by David Gilmour. Here's the live version on Roger Waters' recent tour where David Gilmour made a surprise appearance - wonderful!!

    Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven

    The Eagles - Hotel California

    And for those who like ultra simple, but effective, solos - how about Neil Young's Cinnamon Girl? One note solo over the changes, sounds great!
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2013
  16. Jim Beam

    Jim Beam Tele-Meister

    Sep 25, 2012
    New Mexico
    I've been listening to a lot of David Gilmour lately.
  17. Bri-Sonic

    Bri-Sonic Tele-Meister

    Oct 9, 2010
    Warwick, UK
    I like Boston, but would never consider myself a fan. I reckon Tom Scholtz is another criminally underrated guitarist. My fave solo of all time never features in any "best of"s, but I reckon it's just perfect - melodic, flash in just enough measure, and structured with a start, beginning and end. Perfection.

    Not the greatest quality but a superb performance:

  18. Ash Telecaster

    Ash Telecaster Friend of Leo's

    Bodhisatttva - Steely Dan

    Especially the first one played by Denny Dias.
  19. combstone

    combstone TDPRI Member

    Apr 22, 2011
    Lots of Steely Dan picks. For me it's Skunk Baxter, "Rikki Don't Lose That Number".
  20. Tdub

    Tdub Friend of Leo's

    Jan 22, 2009
    Burning Heart from Adrian Vandenberg. It's as close to perfect as I've heard.

    Solo starts at 2:29

  21. 6942

    6942 Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 15, 2006
    Santa Fe, NM
    Ry Cooder's slide work on John Hiatt's 'Lipstick Sunset'.
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