What are your favorite guitar solos and why?
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.
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 :)
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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.
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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....:}