Best Guitar solo I've heard in a looong time...

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Best Guitar solo I've heard in a looong time...

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Re: Best Guitar solo I've heard in a looong time...

Postby Izawwlgood » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:03 am UTC

That was awesome. I also really liked the most liked comment on it :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh3bleXWaCk is one of my favorite solos!
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Postby zmatt » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:00 pm UTC

Izawwlgood wrote:That was awesome. I also really liked the most liked comment on it :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh3bleXWaCk is one of my favorite solos!


That's a really good one. I love that song.

This is also a good solo
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Postby Izawwlgood » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:05 pm UTC

Ah yeah! That is a GREAT fucking song!

What's the name of that mariachi pair, she plays a sort of percussion-guitar support and he plays... really fast... they're awesome.
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Postby zmatt » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:10 pm UTC

Izawwlgood wrote:Ah yeah! That is a GREAT fucking song!

What's the name of that mariachi pair, she plays a sort of percussion-guitar support and he plays... really fast... they're awesome.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-qgum7hFXk

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Postby Izawwlgood » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:18 pm UTC

Ask and ye shall receive. These two rock my world.

They do a cover of Stairwaythat's just facemelting.

It may be cliche, but I really have to put a vote in for Voodoo Child. Hendrix makes me sweat.
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Postby Thirty-one » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:32 pm UTC

Izawwlgood wrote:That was awesome. I also really liked the most liked comment on it :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh3bleXWaCk is one of my favorite solos!


That was quite good. Definitely a keeper. Tips for other songs of theirs to look into?
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Postby zmatt » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:32 pm UTC

Hendrix was one of the greats. I hate that Youtube suggests Lady Gaga on a Hendrix video.

Also a great solo is Dinosaur Jr.'s out there
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Re: Best Guitar solo I've heard in a looong time...

Postby Midnight » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:57 pm UTC

Ryom wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXqPYte8tvc

Ewan Dobson - Time 2

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He's just using a delay pedal. He's not actually picking all of those notes... and, I dunno, every delay pedal solo sounds the same to me.

This solo is fuckin' dope. Starts about halfway through (but the song is really good so you can listen to the whole thing) Nels Cline is one of the best guitarists alive today--no tasteless wankery, but still a virtuoso, with as much melodic sense as J Mascis and the like.
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Re: Best Guitar solo I've heard in a looong time...

Postby zmatt » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:28 am UTC

Never was a wilco fan, but that's a pretty song. As for the solo, it makes no god damn sense. The harmony part with the other two guitarists types is nice, but I don't like that solo. it's sloppy and it goes......somewhere? I don't think tremolo picking belongs in that song, and if you can make it fit you have to build up to it a little better.


Now if we are gonna talk about building fast playing onto a melodic solo, look no further than Paul Gilbert. One fo the greatest players alive. He is known among guitarists for his speed, but he actually knows a lot about phrasing and making it cry. IMO instead of just going right into the shred like any wanker he actually builds the solo and gives it meaning and depth.
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Re: Best Guitar solo I've heard in a looong time...

Postby TheAmazingRando » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:21 am UTC

Thirty-one wrote:That was quite good. Definitely a keeper. Tips for other songs of theirs to look into?
Unfortunately, that's pretty much the only Funkadelic song that sounds anything like that. But the rest of the album is a good place to start. The next track, Can You Get To That, is one of my favorites.

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Re: Best Guitar solo I've heard in a looong time...

Postby Dream » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:08 pm UTC

Midnight wrote:I dunno, every delay pedal solo sounds the same to me.

Adrian Belew's solo on Born Under Punches says no. Starts at 2.30 if you have no soul and therefore don't want to listen to this all the way through, loving every single second.

But for my current favourite solo, and song, for that matter, it has to be The Great Curve. That is blazing.
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Postby Midnight » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:27 pm UTC

Dream wrote:
Midnight wrote:I dunno, every delay pedal solo sounds the same to me.

Adrian Belew's solo on Born Under Punches says no. Starts at 2.30 if you have no soul and therefore don't want to listen to this all the way through, loving every single second.

Okay. Okay. But, it's also goddamn Adrian Belew, who stands distinct among guitarists as one of the very few masters of the goddamn wildest shit you've ever heard.
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Postby zmatt » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:01 pm UTC

I'll give the talking heads points for being........unconventional.
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Re: Best Guitar solo I've heard in a looong time...

Postby Dream » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:11 pm UTC

Midnight wrote:Okay. Okay. But, it's also goddamn Adrian Belew

I know, right? But secretly, it might well have been Eno playing with the recording in the studio. There would have been rack mount digital delays on the Remain In Light sessions, but I can't be sure there were any digital delay pedals. But I think everyone can agree that Belew could just as easily have rocked this with a pedal or two, so there's no point in splitting hairs.
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Postby zmatt » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:54 pm UTC

Another good one is the solo to Lord I'm Discouraged, by The Hold Steady. I couldn't find a good youtube of it live or the studio version. but I did find a decent cover of the solo by some dude with no head. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg7HKG_F ... re=related
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Re: Best Guitar solo I've heard in a looong time...

Postby Lucrece » Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:52 am UTC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4YvkZeLrjs

Heavyweight by Infected Mushroom. Gets close to climax around 4:40. Gives me the chills.
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Re: Best Guitar solo I've heard in a looong time...

Postby Microscopic cog » Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:46 am UTC

Lucrece wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4YvkZeLrjs

Heavyweight by Infected Mushroom. Gets close to climax around 4:40. Gives me the chills.


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Re: Best Guitar solo I've heard in a looong time...

Postby zmatt » Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:52 pm UTC

Lucrece wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4YvkZeLrjs

Heavyweight by Infected Mushroom. Gets close to climax around 4:40. Gives me the chills.


I have to say, at first I was meh about it, as I am with most industrial metal fusion stuff. But that solo.......man. epic doesn't being to describe it. If the rest of their stuff is like that then call me a fan.
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Re: Best Guitar solo I've heard in a looong time...

Postby Midnight » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:07 am UTC

Dream wrote:
Midnight wrote:Okay. Okay. But, it's also goddamn Adrian Belew

I know, right? But secretly, it might well have been Eno playing with the recording in the studio. There would have been rack mount digital delays on the Remain In Light sessions, but I can't be sure there were any digital delay pedals. But I think everyone can agree that Belew could just as easily have rocked this with a pedal or two, so there's no point in splitting hairs.

And, it's worth it to point out, that though I believe it's probably Belew (and he could've used a rackmount effect instead of a delay pedal, cause the difference is TRULY splitting hairs), I mentioned Belew as "one of the very few masters of the goddamn wildest shit you've ever heard" and you bring up Eno... who is also in that elite pantheon.

THE POINT BEING: Yeah, Remain in Light is one of the reasons that I'm so happy my parents had such excellent taste in music. I must've heard that record a hundred times.
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Re: Best Guitar solo I've heard in a looong time...

Postby Thirty-one » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:12 pm UTC

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 504472418#

Will be far too "wanky" for many here, I'm sure, but it hits a pleasing balance between tasty slow bends and showboating to me. I would have Paul Gilbert's child if the opportunity was offered me.
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Postby zmatt » Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:55 pm UTC

Thirty-one wrote:http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2612456522504472418#

Will be far too "wanky" for many here, I'm sure, but it hits a pleasing balance between tasty slow bends and showboating to me. I would have Paul Gilbert's child if the opportunity was offered me.



I have this album. Paul Gilbert is awesome. what more can you say?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES1RypBww_g

my favorite song by him. It has that guilty gear vibe too it.
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Re: Best Guitar solo I've heard in a looong time...

Postby Midnight » Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:10 am UTC

Dude I love Paul Gilbert. One of the best shreddy-types--cause he turns it off once in a while.
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Re: Best Guitar solo I've heard in a looong time...

Postby zmatt » Wed May 04, 2011 3:22 pm UTC

ZZ Top's la Grange just came on the radio and I remembered how good the solo was. I have no idea what he is saying though.
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Re: Best Guitar solo I've heard in a looong time...

Postby Maraki » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:07 am UTC

Paul Gilbert is always good - but why the lack of love for John Petrucci? Glasgow Kiss has a healthy amount of shredding, but it also has a fair amount of melodic parts to it - as good a Petrucci solo to listen to, I think.

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Re: Best Guitar solo I've heard in a looong time...

Postby Sir Drinks-a-Lot » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:14 pm UTC

Some of the better Nels Cline stuff was recorded with the Nels Cline singers.

I can't really listen to alot of the shred stuff anymore. THose guys are usually so one sided. They spend days with a metronome getting these scalar sequences up to high speeds, but it is almost all strict alternate picking and crapy tone and they can't phrase anything. [/RANT]

Nels Cline is sort of a "punk shredder" in a sense to me. He can sort of shred, but he tries to play faster than he is able to sometimes and gets a bit sloppy. And he can phrase and do other stuff as well. Paul Gilbert is also well rounded, he can do blues based stuff and make a string bend sound good. (rare for a shredder)

Sean Lane is interesting is you want to see someone play stuff no-one else can play.

My contribution to the thread will be Birelli Lagrene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qHja9i9C4Y) Now, this guy can really play; great tone, astounding technique, he can improvise, and he plays actual lines, instead of rehearsed exercises and scale sequences.

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Re: Best Guitar solo I've heard in a looong time...

Postby Izawwlgood » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:36 pm UTC

Just wanted to also plug this guy, greasiest dirtiest swampiest blues I've heard in ages.
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