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ok, well nobody is goona agree with the 40 greatest guitar solos ever post here. so, rather than bother with a list or ammending that list, what are your fav's? you can do top 10 or 40 or whatever, or maybe just one that you feel has been left out. inspire us:bannana_g
 

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ok my top 10

1. Stairway to Heaven- Led Zeppelin: i love this solo, its just so mesmerising to me, its beautiful yet eerie at the same time
2.Sweet Child O Mine- Guns N Roses: solo has so much soul and emotion in it
3.Atomic Punk- Van Halen
4.Bat Country-Avenged Sevenfold: awesome kickass guitar harmony solo
5. Master of Puppets- Metallica
6.Trapped Under Ice- Metallica
7.Cemetary Gates- Pantera: sweet solo, soo emotional yet fast
8. Aces High- Iron Maiden
9.Enter Sandman- Metallica
10. Eruption-Van Halen
 
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My current top 3:

1. Deep Purple - Burn
2. Rainbow - Anybody There
3. Judas Priest - Electric Eye

All of 'em i learned almost note to note. They're too good :bannana_g
 

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Eddie Van Halen - "Eruption" sounds great now, but go back to '78 and listen to it then. Tottally different solo back in the day.

(Diamond) Darrell Abbot - "We'll Meet Again" tottally rips on this one. Its from the Pantera power metal release in 1988. He goes on forever and just kicks the door down!

Randy Rhoads - "Trouble" in '78 when Randy was with Quiet Riot the solo on the song "Trouble" off the Quiet Riot II album was bringing tears to my eyes. He doesnt rip the cover off the record or go on forever, but just solidly solos.

Yngwie Malmsteen - "Hot On Your Heels" off the Steeler debut, Malmsteen goes on for 3+ minuets. Now if you know Yngwie you already know what its sounds like, but its some good stuff if your a fan.

Top 4...post the rest later!

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Again, I would say the solo in "Something" by George Harrison is my all time favorite, for it's timeless beauty, poignant simplicity and un-embellished sweet tone. Eruption as recorded on the first VH record is a masterpiece. The solo at the end of Five-G by Allan Holdsworth is the moste original, lovely and chanlenging guitar solo I ever heard.
 

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I won't say they are the best-but most inspirational always to me that made me or make me wanna play is:
1) over the mountain-randy rhoades
2) far beyond the sun-Yngwie
3) back in black-ac/dc
4) crosstown traffic-Jimi
5) Black Sabbath-basically the whole paranoid record
6) Eruption
7) erotomania-D-Theatre
8) Mr. Scary-George Lynch
9) Don't Stop Believin-journey
10) scuttle Buttin-Stevie Ray Vaughn

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Well I'll just list some of my favorites. Numbering for sake of numbering, no order..

1. Tender Surrender - Steve Vai. Just how he goes OFF when it starts off so mellow and quiet is amazing to me.

2. Tornado of Souls - Megadeth (Marty Friedman). This is such an underrated solo. Marty just slays everything in this solo.

3. No More Tears - Ozzy (Zakk Wylde). My favorite solo by Zakk, the ending is epic.

4. Texas Flood - SRV. Just so much passion in this solo, it's great.

5. Crossroads - Cream (Eric Clapton). Such a great solo. Clapton is so melodic.

6. November Rain - GnR (Slash). So much feel in this solo. It compliments the song perfectly.

7. Europa - Carlos Santana. Probably my favorite ballad by him, just love that solo.

That's it for now, there are obviously tons more I like though..
 

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Iron Maiden - The trooper
Iron Maiden - Sign of the cross
Deep Purple - Highway star
Guns N' Roses - Nightrain
Yngwie Malmsteen - Deja vu
Helloween - Dr stein
Wolfsbane - Steel
Bruce Dickinson - Tears of the dragon


and many more!
 

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Some off the top of my head.....

Eruption & Spanish Fly
November Rain
Since I've Been Loving You
 

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Some of my favs:

Lenny(Does this count? i say yes)
No Women No Cry - Bob Marley
Stairway to Heaven
Blue Jean Blues - ZZ Top
La Grange

there is more.
 

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My 10 Favorite Guitar Solos

1) Comfortably Numb---Pink Floyd
2) Shine on your Crazy Diamond---Pink FLoyd
3) Sorrow---Pink Floyd
4) Brick in the Wall---Pink FLoyd
5) Money---Pink Floyd
6) Europa---Santana
7) Black Magic Woman---Santana
8) Cliffs of Dover---Eric Johnson
9) Hotel California---Eagles
10) Jump--- Van Halen
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Of course I love most of Joe Satriani's, Steve Vai's, Stevie Ray Vaughn's and Jimi Hendrix guitar solos.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
 

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In no particular order

Savatage (Criss Oliva) - A Summer's Rain
Extreme (Nuno) - He Man Woman Hater
I Mother Earth (Jagori Tanna) - Earth, Sky and C
Lynch Mob (G. Lynch) - All I Want
Megadeth (Marty Friedman) - Killing Road
Megadeth (Marty Friedman/Dave Mustaine) - Tornado of Souls
Ozzy (Zakk Wylde) - No More Tears
Joe Satriani - Summer Song
Savatage (Criss Oliva) - Edge of Thorns
Van Halen (Eddie Duh?) - Humans Being


 

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(In no order)
- Round and Round - Ratt - Not the best work from DeMartini or Crosby but its such a perfect solo for that song, and i love it.
- Stairway To heaven - Led Zeppelin - Probably the most melidic solo of all time, imo.
- Ice Cream Man - Van Halen - I just love this piece, it just kicks your [email protected]#!
- Child In Time - Deep Purple - the solo that got me into guitar!
- Crazy train - Ozzy Osbourne - always has a special place in my heart being the first solo i could play, but just an amazing solo as well.
- Dont Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult - not the most amazing solo but when you hear it the first time or any other, it just knocks you back in your seat.
- Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden - My favorite maiden solo, ever!
- Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix - Just amazing, the first real great song with Wah, imo.
- Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd - Being a Floyd maniac this has to be in here, and who can argue?
- Sea of Lies - Symphony X - Just.... WOW
 

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About anything from Ed...the solo in Drop Dead Legs is always cool or the one in In n' out ...but really anything.

Floyd-Comfortably Numb

Nuno had some amazing ones with Extreme.

Page had his moments....many of them.

Zakk on No more tears.

Styx Renegage, sweet madam blue, or come sail away...simple yet effective.

Vai-Too many to name.

Satch-Surfin'

Nugent-Stranglehold

Angus-You shook me....I can just run them through my mind, I don't even need the CD.
 

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thectrain said:
Some of my favs:

Lenny(Does this count? i say yes)
No Women No Cry - Bob Marley
Stairway to Heaven
Blue Jean Blues - ZZ Top
La Grange

there is more.
Lenny? Absolutley!!I forgot-Add that one that thing is so expressive-good call
 

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My faves are based on what seem like bursts of inspiration, solos that probably were planned out, but seem so spontaneous:

Vai - Goin' Crazy and Big Trouble
Eddie - Light up the sky, Beat it and Girl Gone Bad.
 
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