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06-30-2010, 11:59 PM
in a song. guitar,bass,drums..whatevs. Live or album. my favorite is this..Roulette Dares solo..Omar Rodriguez Lopez-The Mars Volta. Its all improv to..soooo what is yours? sorry if this has been posted, couldnt find one. YouTube- The Mars Volta, Omar's Solo

07-01-2010, 12:24 AM
This. Because it is made of so much win that it almost hurts to watch.
Michael Angelo Batio

07-01-2010, 12:31 AM
Michael Angelo Batio was the first guitar virtuoso I ever listened to, that being the first performance I watched of his :P

I'm sorry but I couldn't pick one solo.

First one:
Couldn't find a good video of it, so this one will have to do. The solo starts after like 40 seconds or so I assume.
YouTube- Mastodon (The Czar: Spiral) @ Busters 5/22/19

Second one:
Bwahaha. I really don't need to explain this.
YouTube- Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb /pulse/ solo

Starstrukk X360A
07-01-2010, 12:35 AM
YouTube- wesome AFI Medicate solo

Medicate by AFI.

I know it's not all that amazing or hardcore, but it's my personal favorite.


07-01-2010, 12:41 AM
YouTube- PANTERA - Floods Solo live (BEST PERFORMANCE)

YouTube- Eddie Van Halen Solo. Live without a Net(eruption)

07-01-2010, 12:46 AM
Rush - Tom Sawyer (Drum solo)
A7X - Sieze the day (Guitar solo)

07-01-2010, 02:07 AM
Couldn't find a good version of his one from Paranoid Android, but anything Jonny does is incredible.

YouTube- Jonny Greenwood Max/MSP patch

07-01-2010, 03:10 AM
Couldn't find a good version of his one from Paranoid Android, but anything Jonny does is incredible.

Agreed, an underrated guitarist for sure.

There's no way that I could choose my favorite solo, but Neil Young has some pretty rocking chops on display in his earlier albums.

07-01-2010, 09:53 AM
YouTube- Matt (of MattRach) - The NEW Canon Rock

Watch it till the end...
This kid is sick. that video is from 2006 he was about 15 then i think. Check out some more of his awesome videos.
he's playing guitar, bass and drums(if i remember right) all by himself.

Afro Ninja
07-01-2010, 05:26 PM
Favorite Rock Guitar Solos:

Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix
YouTube- Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe (Live At Monterey)

Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
YouTube- Lynyrd Skynyrd-Free bird

Favorite Metal Guitar Solos:

Bad Omen (Both solos) by Megadeth
2:24 and 2:51
YouTube- Bad Omen - Megadeth (studio version)

Fade To Black (End solo) by Metallica
YouTube- Metallica - Fade to Black

Blackend by Metallica
YouTube- Metallica - Blackened

Killing Season (Second solo) by Testament
YouTube- Testament - Killing Season

Give Me Your Soul (First solo) by King Diamond
YouTube- King Diamond "Give Me Your Soul" (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Favorite Bass Solo:

Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth) by Metallica
YouTube- Metallica - Anestesia Pulling Teeth

David Ellefson from Megadeth
YouTube- David Ellefson - Megadeth Bass Solo

Favorite Drum Solo:

Dave Lombardo from Slayer
YouTube- Dave Lombardo

07-01-2010, 06:35 PM
Montuak by Shadows Fall for guitar solo.

07-01-2010, 08:20 PM
Best Bass Solo ever!

YouTube- Led Zeppelin Moby Dick - Earl's Court 1975 RARE - Part 1 / 3

YouTube- Sweet Child O Mine Harmonized ( Step Brothers Scene )

07-01-2010, 08:59 PM
Best Bass Solo ever!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_HmN4cHkv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_HmN4cHkvk)

YES! yes yes yes.

07-01-2010, 09:02 PM
I love the solo from Fade to Black, Master of Puppets and Battery from Metallica ^^

07-03-2010, 06:27 PM
mine tends to change now its

Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps Eric Clapton ftw

07-04-2010, 12:09 AM
'Trapped in a Corner' by Death
Incredible solo, shows what an amazing guitarist Chuck Schuldiner really was.

07-04-2010, 05:12 AM
Hallowed Be Thy Name - Rock in Rio 2001.

YouTube- Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name - Rock In Rio III - HD Video With Closed Captions

YouTube- Zakk wylde - 'farewell ballad' solo - Original

07-04-2010, 05:57 AM
Favorite Piano Solo-Wouldn't this be sweet in Rock Band 3

YouTube- Billy Joel "Prelude/Angry Young Man" HD

Favorite synth "solo" - Too hot for RB3

YouTube- Baba O'Riley

07-05-2010, 04:47 PM
Disturbed's - Stricken FTMFW

07-07-2010, 10:46 PM
Guitar-Eternal Rest-Avenged Sevenfold...the whole beginning of that song is epic

Magic Coletrain
07-08-2010, 12:59 AM
hmm in no particular order

Metallica - Fade to black
Metallica - All Nightmare Long
Metallica - The Shortest Straw
Megadeth - Tornado of souls
Pantera - Floods
Pantera - Domination
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird
Dire Straits - Sultans of swing
Eric Clapton - Crossroads
Cream (Eric Clapton) - Badge (simple yet awesome)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Live at Slane Californication's intro solo with john n flea
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Scar Tissue
Metallica - Creeping Death
Metallica - And Justice For All
Metallica - Master of puppets (dual harmony clean solo and kirk's solo afterwards)

Bass guitar

Metallica - Orion ( i know its not a bass solo but Cliff fucking owns on this track)

07-09-2010, 01:55 AM
Roulette by System of a Down, simple solo, but so good. Also, The End by The Beatles. Ringo's solo solo (lol) is perfect.

07-09-2010, 03:47 AM
I don't even know. I'm gonna have to go back and listen for them.

07-09-2010, 09:10 AM
When I heard this song for the first time, I couldn't get enough. These asians just overdo it. 3 solos and 1 big rock ending....TOO MUCH AWESOME!

YouTube- Bella Marie - Baby Baby Baby (Endeverafter) [ECWF]

07-09-2010, 09:34 AM
YouTube- David Gilmour - Comfortably Numb - Live In Gdansk

David Gilmour - Live in Gdansk - Comfortably Numb
Best guitar solo. Ever. (Imo :p)(The sort of second one btw).
It was between this version and the version on Pink Floyd's Pulse, but for me this one just tops them all.

YouTube- Close to the Edge by Yes Part 2 of 2

Yes - Close to the Edge
Haha, it has an organ solo at about 12:10 in the full song, which is 18:39 overall. (3:10 in the Youtube clip).

07-09-2010, 09:50 AM
Its gotta be Dimebag, RIP

YouTube- Dimebag Darrell of Pantera - Guitar Solo (Part 1)

If there was anyone in this world I would want to share a beer with, it would damn sure be Dimebag.

07-09-2010, 02:35 PM
Best fiddle solos ever. Had to be done...

YouTube- The Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down To Georgia

or if you insist on the metal version:

YouTube- Devil Went Down to Georgia (Guitar Hero 3 Version)

07-09-2010, 03:21 PM
Its gotta be Dimebag, RIP

YouTube- Dimebag Darrell of Pantera - Guitar Solo (Part 1) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llZDbYma3jU)

If there was anyone in this world I would want to share a beer with, it would damn sure be Dimebag.

Nice 1
he's so good :rock

I love Tom Morello, not exactly famous for long classic solos, but he's my favourite Guitar player with his solo sound.

YouTube- Tom Morello's Great Solos
YouTube- Best of Tom Morello Solos
YouTube- Tom Morello solo

07-25-2010, 11:30 AM
been a while since the last post so...

here is something "extraordinary"
YouTube- amazing guitar player
YouTube- Four Hands Guitar

07-27-2010, 07:41 PM
For guitar:

Jordan - Buckethead.
Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold
Turn out the Lights - Steel Panther.

all rock songs, give em a listen if youre into that type of stuff.

07-27-2010, 07:42 PM
Han Solo :)

07-28-2010, 12:36 AM
YouTube- Pink Floyd - Time

I love this song.

07-28-2010, 09:48 PM
YouTube- Impossible guitar

That kid is making a realy awesome sound in the second half...
YouTube- Insane High School Talent Show Guitar Solo

YouTube- Eddie Van Halen Solo. Live without a Net(eruption)

07-29-2010, 01:43 AM
That kid is making a realy awesome sound in the second half...

Do you mean the clean part that sounds like he's picking fast?
If so, he's covering a Buckethead song called Big Sur Moon, which is really just a lot of delay.
The version he covered isn't the studio version though...it seems to be just a live version Buckethead plays sometimes.
YouTube- Buckethead - masterful Guitar solo (Big Sur Moon) in the Haight

I agree it's an awesome sound though.

Edit: I was trying to figure out that really familiar sounding part. I think it's from the Mortal Kombat theme. It starts at around 1:02 in that video^

08-01-2010, 07:12 PM
For drums: System Of A Down - Know (at start)

For guitar: Rage Against The Machine - Mic Check (morello all the way)

09-16-2010, 05:51 PM
I think the solo in Metallica's "One" is one of the best i've heard.

09-17-2010, 12:40 AM
Han Solo :)

That made me lol :P

On topic: YouTube - The lost solo Randy Rhoads Suicide Solution solo, different than the Tribute solo

09-18-2010, 05:43 AM
YouTube - Joey Jordison Drum Solo

YouTube - Travis Barker Solo

09-18-2010, 05:53 AM
usually i would think about guitar shredding, like Malmsteen, but this time i want to be realistic. the one solo that really impressed me in my youth, and still does, is Slash's solo in the song Estranged

09-18-2010, 06:41 AM
YouTube - Pearl Jam Alive Solo

09-21-2010, 01:23 AM
YouTube - Paul Gilbert Playing With A Drill

This is pretty awesome :)

11-06-2010, 05:11 AM
Synyster Gates: Enough said.

YouTube - Avenged Sevenfold - Afterlife [Solo] (Rock on the Range 2009)

YouTube - the beast and the harlot synyester gates solo avenged sevenf

Couldn't find just the solo, but:
YouTube - Avenged Sevenfold - Seize The Day (Video)

This song gives me goosebumps

11-06-2010, 08:03 PM
Solo at 2:05

Solo at 7:06

Solo at 2:30 (This solo was completely improvised when they recorded it.)

11-11-2010, 11:21 PM
Seize the Day by Avenged Sevenfold. The video is great too :P