What are your favorite guitar solos and why?

United States
April 1, 2007 10:42pm CST
Mine is the second solo from Metallica's "Master of Puppets" (the fast one right after the slower, really heavy part). It may not be the most technical solo in the world, but the way it gets continuously faster and higher until the final squeal at the end (it reminds me of a horse neighing) makes it so intense. Some of my other favorite solos are from: -Metallica's "Ride the Lightning" -Metallica's "Four Horsemen" -Anything Children of Bodom has done -Symphony X's "Church of the Machine" -Pantera's "Mouth for War" -Pantera's "F*cking Hostile" The list goes on and on, but I'll just stop there.
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• Indonesia
2 Apr 07
steve vai and paul gilbert. steve was the great effects in guitar ever made, he can produce an intelegent sound with his guitar. And mr. paul can be a god of guitars in this seasson, coz of the mechanical of speed.
• United States
2 Apr 07
I've got Paul Gilbert's latest CD, and it's really good. I also really liked him in Racer X. I still have yet to hear any Steve Vai, but I will soon.
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• Belgium
2 Apr 07
All the things of CoB, Metallica (including Cliff Burton's great bass solo's!) greetz
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• United States
2 Apr 07
Cliff's solos were awesome. He's my all-time favorite bass player, because he had such a unique style of playing and was a big influence on Metallica's style while he was still around.
• India
5 Apr 07
my favourite metallica solo is the one in the staritng of fade to black played by kirk..totaly awesome!
• United States
7 Apr 07
Yeah, that's a good one, alright. I'd like to see them play that song live. I've seen it on video and it was really good.
• India
3 Apr 07
mine is the one, unforgiven 1 and 2, masters of puppet, blackened and masters of puppet... well u r true that it may not be the best one but i like the technique and speed of the kirk hammett... he did great work in the one...
• United States
3 Apr 07
Those are all awesome solos. I like how Metallica's solos are more about style than speed, like some other bands. They're not one of those bands that's technical just for the sake of being technical, you know what I mean?
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• Turkey
2 Apr 07
It's a crazy solo! For years it was my favorite one. Actually I heard a Dream Theater bootleg the other day; they were playing Master of Puppets, and I listened it to the end just to see how the solo was. Needless to say they made a good job out of it; they arranged a guitar & keyboard interchanging solos to fit their style, but I still prefer the original nonetheless. Judas Priest have crazy guitar solos almost in every song, and I enjoy Painkiller probably the most. Church of the Machine by Symphony X has a killer solo, especially the second part where Romeo utilizes some out of this world tapping! My favorite Symphony X solo would probably be Smoke & Mirrors or Damnation Game. The world of 'favorite guitar solos' never end! Having mentioned Dream Theater earlier I must say Under A Glass Moon has an amazing solo. But if we go into the realm of instrumental rock our topic expands so much, so I'll just recommend Vinnie Moore's Race With Destiny. It's got a terrific solo, and he's jamming with Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess. And if we get into the world of Satch and Vai I'll never manage to conclude this discussion :)
• United States
2 Apr 07
I saw that video. It was awesome. I wish I could find a video of the whole ooncert. I know it was released on CD, and maybe DVD too. I was shocked at how well they played Master of Puppets. It sounded exactly like the album (except for the vocals and a couple parts where they added in stuff for the keyboard, like you said). I'm hopefully getting some Steve Vai stuff soon, and maybe I'll find some Satriani, too.
• United States
3 Apr 07
Since I gave up guitar long ago, my fingers just couldn't take the pain....:}...so I posed this question to my best friend who is an excellent player. He said ted nuggent had a lot of power, and stevie ray vaughn since he always improvised his solos, never played the same thing twice cause he felt he was copying himself. And you have to remember this comes from a couple of people from the older generation....:}