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Best live extended guitar solo...

#1 Post by Guitaruss » Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:54 am

My personal favourite is from 1986...Edward Van Halen in his prime....He's just the epitome of cool, he really looks like hes enjoying himself and sounds just awesome, the cigarette hanging off the headstock just tops it off !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaBoT3NH ... re=related

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#2 Post by jagoda » Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:10 pm

Love this one by John Sykes on Crying In The Rain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuKDHNPs4V8

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#3 Post by boswell » Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:45 am

Deep purple - Child in time www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJCTrolF3CY

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#4 Post by Big Bad Bill » Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:54 am

Guitaruss wrote:My personal favourite is from 1986...Edward Van Halen in his prime....
Me too! I remember watching it after a drunken night out as a young man at a friends house (we always put the video on) when his elderly Grandma shuffled in on us and stared at the TV screen for a few minutes, watching intently. After some time, she turned to us all and said, "That man seems to be in complete harmony with his guitar-almost like they're one entity" and then shuffled off to bed. :lol: :lol: :lol: It was hilarious.

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#5 Post by Guitaruss » Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:21 am

Big Bad Bill wrote:
Guitaruss wrote:My personal favourite is from 1986...Edward Van Halen in his prime....
Me too! I remember watching it after a drunken night out as a young man at a friends house (we always put the video on) when his elderly Grandma shuffled in on us and stared at the TV screen for a few minutes, watching intently. After some time, she turned to us all and said, "That man seems to be in complete harmony with his guitar-almost like they're one entity" and then shuffled off to bed. :lol: :lol: :lol: It was hilarious.

LMAO i just cracked up after reading your post ! His grandma sounds absolutely spot on !

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#6 Post by boswell » Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:27 am

She sounds like my Gran.......who watched Top of the Pops and other music programmes right up to her popping her clogs in her 80's :D

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#7 Post by notavirtuoso » Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:03 am

When Live Without A Net came out I was 12 and an air guitar virtuoso. I broke my parents coffee table jumping on and off of it "playing" that solo. My dad wasn't near as impressed as I was.

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Re: Best live extended guitar solo...

#8 Post by Zebula77 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:45 am

Guitaruss wrote:My personal favourite is from 1986...Edward Van Halen in his prime....He's just the epitome of cool, he really looks like hes enjoying himself and sounds just awesome, the cigarette hanging off the headstock just tops it off !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaBoT3NH ... re=related
Yup. This one's my fave as well. I dunno how many times I've seen it but I definitely know it by heart. I've heard quite a few live EVH solos, but that's the best one. It's like, not a single note wasted or played badly. It's just perfect. And yeah, that really was the best EVH era.

My fave bit is after he plays the Mean Streets tapped riff and he goes into this improv'd variation on the same technique. It's just so groovy.

EVH's sense of rhythm is definitely underrated.

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#9 Post by joshua202020 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:45 am

I remember one by John Petrucci, Hollow Years I think; yes it is Hollow Years. Pretty cool, really cool.

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#10 Post by Zebula77 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:16 am

The best live Petrucci solo imo is the one he does in the middle of To Live Forever on the live in Tokyo dvd. I'd link to the youtube page but yotube works seriously bad at work, heh.

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#11 Post by EyE » Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:50 am

One of my favorite live solo's ever is in "Still In Love With You" from Thin Lizzy's album "Live". John Sykes is such an amazing player.

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#12 Post by Stephen Brown » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:26 am

The Animal, Astoria....live. 1st row. 8)

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#13 Post by R1FSR » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:42 am

My favorite one at the moment is ..

While My Guitar Gently Weeps by Yellow Matter Custard.

Gilberts solo is Simply awesome on that track.

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Re: Best live extended guitar solo...

#14 Post by Guitaruss » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:43 pm

Zebula77 wrote: My fave bit is after he plays the Mean Streets tapped riff and he goes into this improv'd variation on the same technique. It's just so groovy.

EVH's sense of rhythm is definitely underrated.
Absolutely, the intro to 'I'm the one' on the first album is simply jaw dropping rhythm playing

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#15 Post by KGNOKODOMO » Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:21 am

My favorite is this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0klPh_VPN0

Paul gilbert playing purple haze!!! i enjoy it from head to tale!!!

enjoy!!!!

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