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Posted By : THE JACKSON KAY BAND | Comments : 67

The guitar solo that launches in at 5.39 on the attached track has got to be the best solo ever!


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Mr Vai at is best! :0)

Not head it for ages, thought it was worth a mention :0)

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# Posted by NIGHT TRAIN - 27/01/2011, 23:14 (GMT)

erm, no!
This is the greatest guitar solo ever...in fact 3 of em, by 3 different guitarists...same song :D
and not a whammy, pedal or amp in sight


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# Posted by THE JACKSON KAY BAND - 27/01/2011, 23:16 (GMT)

Very nice!.......Anymore suggestion anyone?


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# Posted by Jez - 27/01/2011, 23:18 (GMT)

just imagine it with a whammy and an overdrive though!!!!


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# Posted by Havoc 51 - 27/01/2011, 23:19 (GMT)

Some nice stuff in there. Tapping and reverse taping and some great legato at 7:10.

Vai at his best ... nah not even close.

There's some obvious overdubs at in there that rule this out !!


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# Posted by Jez - 27/01/2011, 23:19 (GMT)

My favourite solo, for the record, Revelation Mother Earth by Randy Rhoades:0)


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# Posted by THE JACKSON KAY BAND - 27/01/2011, 23:25 (GMT)

@ Jez C


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# Posted by Havoc 51 - 27/01/2011, 23:28 (GMT)

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or Statch

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# Posted by THE JACKSON KAY BAND - 27/01/2011, 23:32 (GMT)

How about this one?

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got to love Jazz.....its so very difficult to play but once you've nailed it the rewards a great because its all sounds like someone scraping a stick against iron railings ! nice guitar solo though!


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# Posted by THE JACKSON KAY BAND - 27/01/2011, 23:36 (GMT)

some good contenders!


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# Posted by Daz (scopyons) - 27/01/2011, 23:38 (GMT)

Yngwie. Far beyond the sun or Blitzkrieg.


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# Posted by THE JACKSON KAY BAND - 27/01/2011, 23:40 (GMT)

what about some good old fashion yorkshire guitar solos

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# Posted by Jez - 27/01/2011, 23:52 (GMT)

JKB - that was Brad Gillis playing for Ozzy not long after Randy's death.

try this -RR in Quiet Riot pre Ozzy

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# Posted by THE JACKSON KAY BAND - 27/01/2011, 23:59 (GMT)

Thanks Jez C! please excuse my ignorance....(I'm a drummer ha ha)

anyway last one for bed time! will finish with a bit of class!


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# Posted by Jez - 28/01/2011, 00:01 (GMT)

No worries!! People used to knock Brad Gillis but I thought he was blinding guitarist! :0)


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# Posted by Cafe Artisan - 28/01/2011, 00:38 (GMT)

Steve Howe !!!

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# Posted by Cafe Artisan - 28/01/2011, 00:40 (GMT)

Bet this little bastard has never had a girl friend !!!


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# Posted by Willow (of somebig™Fish) (Reti... - 28/01/2011, 04:47 (GMT)

I've never been so glad that my nwb doesn't display vids over here in the US!! Reads like a right wank fest
:o)


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# Posted by Daz (scopyons) - 28/01/2011, 10:12 (GMT)

Its almost impossible to critique Vais playing becasuse he is so technically exact, however in interviews he "claims" to struggle with blues and says hes not very good at improvisation - I think he may be being modest - the eat em and smile album with DLR is sheer brilliance, Im not such a huge fan of the stuff he puts out these days, its heavy going, I Prefer very agressive players like Yngwie and Gary Moore, you know its going to be full on in your face stuff.

Demon Driver



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# Posted by Daz (scopyons) - 28/01/2011, 10:19 (GMT)

This is quite bizzare in the extreme, a kids TV show a bit like Rainbow -special guest Yngwie J Malmsteen ?? complete with a wall of Marshalls , one puppet is called "chet"however in swedish the word sounds like "shit" Yngwie manages to not play for 2 minutes then launches into his licks


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# Posted by steviestardust - 28/01/2011, 11:26 (GMT)

well i've tried for years to master this guitar solo (2min 10), but can never quite get the feel of the original:


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# Posted by Jez - 28/01/2011, 11:33 (GMT)

@Steviestardust - quality!! I'm just trawling the net for the Tab now!!!


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# Posted by Mark bassist in Piggery Bandan... - 28/01/2011, 12:45 (GMT)

Cant put up vids from work but the guitar solo that always makes my hair stand on end (what little i have left) is Ted Nugents intro solo on Damn Yankees "Runaway". The tone and note choice is possibly the finest thing he ever did.

But if its Yngwie then Trilogy No 5 is 7 plus minutes of (in vernacular of willow) heaven that ends up with a sticky belly and desperatly searching for a discarded gym sock.


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# Posted by Alyerpal - 28/01/2011, 13:00 (GMT)

For what it's worth I think this guy (Donald 'Buck' Dhama) is a completely underrated guitar player. There are 2 solo's, but the one at 4.20 just blows me away. I don't know about technical ability, but it fits the song perfectly.




Feel free to slag me off for it - I'm only a drummer!

AYP


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# Posted by Rock Nation - 28/01/2011, 13:56 (GMT)

Wot - no Eddie/ Lynch/ Schenks???

Kilroy


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# Posted by THE JACKSON KAY BAND - 28/01/2011, 14:54 (GMT)

Well everyone I think we should close the book on this debate now, we have had some really smashing contibutions (and some not so good (willow of some big fish).....and the winning contibution is..........Stevie Stardust' with the Orange Juice solo! It's Sound's suprisingly simple but no matter how much your practice that lick you wont come close to thr orginal! Cheers everyone....all the best for this weekends gigging!

Well done Stevie!


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# Posted by Roberto, fretboard polisher - 28/01/2011, 18:12 (GMT)

Steve Lukather
Band :Toto
Song: Rosanna

the end.


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# Posted by THE JACKSON KAY BAND - 28/01/2011, 18:23 (GMT)

Yep...I'll go with you on that one Rob.....The Rosanna solo is mega! (so is the drumming...Jeffery Piccalo I believe :0)

Think I'll whack that on dead loud in the car tonight


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# Posted by Bass Bloke - 28/01/2011, 18:27 (GMT)

Hmmm ! some excellent choices guys , but for me its gotta be this guy , he is fookin Excellent .sit it out tho guys,
And the D Bass player is a star to

Joscho Stephan - Mister Sandman

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Joscho Stephan - Mister Sandman

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# Posted by THE JACKSON KAY BAND - 28/01/2011, 18:50 (GMT)

Bass Bloke.....can tell your a bass player because you have taiste my friend! Joscho Stephan??????...never heard of him till now....he's bloody brilliant! Love it!


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# Posted by Stataz Quo - 28/01/2011, 19:12 (GMT)

Ha Ha ! Cheers dude glad you like it ,I can ,and do listen to this guy hell of a lot you should check out all his other stuff to , there are some fantastic Toons
Just shows you dont have to be a rock metal God to be an Impressario eh ?
Trig ( Bass bloke )


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# Posted by Stataz Quo - 28/01/2011, 19:25 (GMT)

Zakk Wylde is Onfire on thbis track To


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# Posted by viking - 28/01/2011, 19:29 (GMT)

way too much awesome stuff out there to do a definitive list- three that spring immediately to mind are........... (the first one isfor mr piggery bandana-enjoy. lol!!)



then-back in the day-no high tech effects, no starship enterprise pedal boards-just sheer raw genius and emotion....

and-pure magic!! heh heh!!







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# Posted by viking - 28/01/2011, 19:30 (GMT)

@dakota-SNAP!! lol!! rhoads has the edge for me, though, bro!! ;-P


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# Posted by Roberto, fretboard polisher - 28/01/2011, 19:43 (GMT)

if we are talking vai..


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# Posted by Stataz Quo - 28/01/2011, 19:46 (GMT)

Hi V, Hmmmm! debatable dude , Hope yer well m8


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# Posted by viking - 28/01/2011, 20:06 (GMT)

@dakota- hey trig-am good,thanks, bro-is friday!! yayyy for friday!! lol! wylde is awesome, as usual-but-for me-on that track rhoads has just that bit more of the raw power needed for such a tune? is a close call , though? ;-D


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# Posted by Sandwich Slayer - 28/01/2011, 20:11 (GMT)

some great solos there, do particularly like the P.i.L one. No one mentioned this though. best minimalist solo. Only 2 notes; genius.


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# Posted by Sandwich Slayer - 28/01/2011, 20:12 (GMT)

Hi Viking, hows things?


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# Posted by Roberto, fretboard polisher - 28/01/2011, 20:12 (GMT)

i love simple basic solos which are as impressive as over the top flailing, but for sheer jaw dropping flash , i love this 4.47-5.30

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# Posted by Roberto, fretboard polisher - 28/01/2011, 20:18 (GMT)

this floors me every.single.time.


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# Posted by Alyerpal - 28/01/2011, 20:29 (GMT)

Another very under rated guitar player there. Linsey Buckingham tends to get lost under the 'fleetwood Mac' names, but is a major part of the genius behind the songs, and a fantastic musician.

AYP


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# Posted by viking - 28/01/2011, 20:31 (GMT)

@sandwich slayer-hey slayer-am good thanks-friday!! lol!! am just educating these young 'un's to the fact that good widdling started many years ago!! lmho!!!! -D


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# Posted by viking - 28/01/2011, 20:33 (GMT)

@alyerpal-hear what you're saying there, dude-but-unfortunately - ANY guitarist who plays for fleetwood mac will have the immense shadow of peter green over them-pretty impossible to emulate, methinks? ;-D

and i got "comment forty two"!!! hell yeah!! ;-D


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# Posted by Sandwich Slayer - 28/01/2011, 20:52 (GMT)

good good, and 42 /,,/


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# Posted by Alyerpal - 28/01/2011, 20:58 (GMT)

@ viking - although you are 100% correct about Greenie, i tend to think of FM with PG and post PG as two completely seperate groups. The first were a British blues group who were evolving into something completely new (until PG walked). The second were a slightly directionless soft rock band who evolved into the phenomenon that was the Fleetwood/McVie/Buckingham/Nicks pop/rock band of the 80's which is what most of people think of when you say 'Fleetwood Mac'.
What I meant was that Lindsey Buckingham is not really known as THE guitarist in FM as opposed to someone like Richie Blackmore, who everyone knows was THE guitarist in Deep Purple (well, till he had a complete freak and left!)

Aaah, sorry - rant over.

AYP


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# Posted by Stataz Quo - 28/01/2011, 21:01 (GMT)

Now if we are talkin true geeeee tarists hers a true master
god i love this !


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# Posted by Glyn H - 28/01/2011, 21:07 (GMT)



no video here, and not even really a solo, just an almost throw away lick, it is exactly at 1.37 and lasts 3 seconds wind on to 1.30 and just enjoy ;)


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# Posted by Glyn H - 28/01/2011, 21:08 (GMT)

full marks to rob for rosanna and big love ;)


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# Posted by viking - 28/01/2011, 21:09 (GMT)

@alyerpal- lmho!! feel better now, bro?? what with "fm" and "pg" and post pg" it's a wonder you ain't got PMT !! rofpmsl!!! ;-P
.....however-"rumours" came out in '78,i believe-world wide success? (i know 'cause freya made me buy it for her!!) and, as you say, buckinghams playing was quietly understated but hightly effective. :-D


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# Posted by viking - 28/01/2011, 21:13 (GMT)

@ dakota- mr santana an outstanding widdler-only problem i have with him is his "carlos two hats" persona-some of his tunes start off damn fine rock stuff then degenerate(?) into salza and back into rock-confused? i certainly am!! heh heh!! ;-/!!


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# Posted by Glyn H - 28/01/2011, 21:13 (GMT)

highly effective is an understatement.


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# Posted by viking - 28/01/2011, 21:19 (GMT)

glyn h.-indeed it was-tight and controlled-on some of the tunes on "rumours" though i find myself straining at the leash, waiting for him to let rip, but doesn't happen?
bit of heresy here-"taking dawn"'s cover of "the chain" is, i reckon, as good as, if not better than mac's original purely on those grounds-the break has depth and substance, somewhat lacking on the original, methinks,for a tune that dark.:-)


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# Posted by Stataz Quo - 28/01/2011, 21:36 (GMT)

@ V i know what you meen mate , but he is still a great in my eyes (apart from supportin the Argies in 82 ) lol
WHAT ABOUT THIS GUY THO !!!!!!!!!!
TRUE FECKIN GENIUS
AND .
A MIGHTY FINE MAWTHH !


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# Posted by Stataz Quo - 28/01/2011, 21:37 (GMT)

Rumours is one of the finest Albums ever made !


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# Posted by Stataz Quo - 28/01/2011, 21:40 (GMT)

Errrr ! i could post all nite really ! lol


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# Posted by Mr Cottonhouse - 28/01/2011, 22:04 (GMT)


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# Posted by Stataz Quo - 28/01/2011, 22:09 (GMT)

Cool mate , thats with Steffan grapelli to aint it ?


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# Posted by viking - 28/01/2011, 22:10 (GMT)

@dakota-yeah-damn good blog, methinks-great range of opinions and some outstanding playing.
here's a bit of trivia for you- the guy in"deliverance" with the banjo can't acksherly play it!! was done by a guy called eric weissberg- was positioned behind the actor-played from the fret!!

won't argue with you about vai being a "great"-got to be up there with the best of them. :-D

and.. like you... i could post clips on here allnight!! lol!! ;-D

@tcs-yep-that works!! ;-D


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# Posted by Mr Cottonhouse - 28/01/2011, 22:11 (GMT)

Guitarists who show great technique but no soul don't really do it for me. I love Peter Green and the 3 Kings for this reason. I've always loved this, short and sweet (one for Tex)-


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# Posted by Mr Cottonhouse - 28/01/2011, 22:12 (GMT)

@Trig - yes that's Steffan.


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# Posted by viking - 28/01/2011, 22:13 (GMT)

@the cottonhouse shakers- nail on head there for me too-some outstanding techniques with some of the "nominees"-but-as you say-no emotion or passion in the playing? is purely intellectual?
by the way-what's your rating for the "stormy monday" clip? ;-)


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# Posted by Stataz Quo - 28/01/2011, 22:31 (GMT)

Heres the great man himself Les Paul , with Mary Ford, cheesy vid/advert i know and obviousley mimed to , but just the audio alone shows how the guy was classed a great


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# Posted by Mr Cottonhouse - 29/01/2011, 00:54 (GMT)

@Viking - 9 out of 10 for the Stormy Monday Solo.

10 out of 10 for the Les Paul clips! How did did he play at that speed with such controlled tone? LP was the master of tone.

And don't forget...Listerine Stops bad breath 4 times better than any tooth paste! LOL


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# Posted by Mr Cottonhouse - 29/01/2011, 01:22 (GMT)

For those who don't like their guitar solos too complicated-


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# Posted by Stataz Quo - 29/01/2011, 09:44 (GMT)

Ha Ha ! 2 note jobby again , worked tho ehh


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# Posted by Mr Cottonhouse - 29/01/2011, 14:27 (GMT)

I only heard one note! lol


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# Posted by John Wilkinson: - 01/02/2011, 13:02 (GMT)

I would have to say my top five most spine tingeling are (in no particular order) :

Steve Hackett in Firth Of Fifth by Genesis
Richie Blackmore in Highway Star by Deep Purple (Made In Japan version)
Alex Lifeson in Xanadu by Rush
Steve Howe in Awaken by Yes
Gary Moore in Out In The Fields

They all do it for me anyways.

Best wishes

John


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