What are your favourite guitar solos and riffs?

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MQ: Some of your favourite guitar solos and riffs?

BQ: Favourite guitarists?

BQ2: Favourite bassists?

BQ3: Do you play a musical instrument? If so, please share..

Thank you!


Opiner, I wanna see that on YouTube :)

nodumgys, I could listen to Tosh all day, TY!

Update 2:

Anyone try eJAMMING.com? I do almost weekly, tis fun!

Update 3:

Seth, thx. for mentioning Buckethead. Luv his shredding!

19 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
    Favourite answer

    Bucketheads got some of the best guitar tracks ever imo

    BQ: Top 5 are:


    Paul Gilbert

    Shawn Lane


    Jimi Hendrix/Robin Trower

    BQ2: Les Claypool and Geddy Lee

    BQ3: Mainly Guitar, Bass, and Tenor Sax, but i dabble i many others such as Trumpet, Violin, and Piano

  • Debbie Davies - Can't Go On This Way


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    Van Halen - Eruption


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    Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin


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    Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd


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    Guitar players in no particular order

    Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Page

    Debbie Davies

    Johnny Winter

    Duanne allman

    Chuck Berry

    Robin Trower

    Billy Gibbons

    Robert Johnson

    Buddy Guy

    Son Seals

    Son House

    Freddie King

    John Lee Hooker

    Alvin Lee

    James Hetfield

    David Gilmour

    Keith Richards

    Jeff Beck

    Mick taylor

    Elmore James

    BB King

    Eric Clapton

    Jorma Kaukonen

    Stevie Ray Vaughn

    Joe Bonamassa

    Lita Ford

    Bonnie Raitt

    Susan Tedeschi

    Nancy Wilson

    Peter Green

    T-Bone walker

    Otis Rush

    Muddy Waters

    Rory Gallagher

    Kenny Wayne Shepard

    Albert Collins

    Bass Players

    Cliff Burton - RIP

    Geddy Lee

    Paul McCartney

    John Paul Jones

    Jack Bruce

    Les Claypool

    Chris Hillman

    John Entwhistle

    Kim Gordon

    Phil Lesh

    Roger Waters

    Steve Harris - Iron Maiden Rocks - LOL

    I play guitar - I'm better at acoustic but I do play a Les Paul fairly well for an old man. LOL

    oTIS rUSH

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    MQ: I really wish there was a video on Youtube of Jimi Hendrix playing Red House from the Hendrix in the West album. I've been listening to music since I was in diapers over 50 years ago and I swear I've never ever heard a solo that can come close to that one. If you have that album in your collection, which I'm going to guess a guy in your line of work does, check it out one more time and listen close.

    BQ: Jimi Hendrix

    Trey Azagoth from Morbid Angel

    Chuck Schuldeiner from Death

    Robert Johnson

    Eric Clapton

    Eddie Van Halen

    on and on this list could go...

    BQ2: Stanley Clark from Chic Chorea and the Return to Forever band.

    Bootsy Collins from James Brown and Parliment Funkadelic

    BQ3: I play guitar a little bit but really not being modest when I say its nothing worth writing home about. I enjoy it and on a rare occasion others do to, but more often than not they prefer I use head phones.

  • Mack
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Not in order of preference:

    MQ- Stairway to Heaven

    Layla-Clapton various

    November Rain

    Stevie Ray Vaughn various


    Richards has some great ones

    BQ- Hendrix, Allman, Page, Clapton, Beck, Derek Trucks, The Edge, Richards

    BQ2-East, Clayton

    BQ3- Electric and acoustical guitar

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  • Ryan
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Just typed out my whole answer and then closed it by accident >:(

    Try again...

    The Switches - Drama Queen (great riff, underrated band)


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    Joe Satriani - Satch Boogie


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    Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train


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    Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover


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    Van Halen - Hot For Teacher


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    Dire Straits - Money for Nothing


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    Rage Against The Machine - Know Your Enemy


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    SRV - Pride and Joy


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    Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane (for the solo!)


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    There's probably hundreds more that I can't think of right now. Also, amen to Buckethead whoever suggested them.


    Favourite is Mark Knopfler just because he's good, and I've seen interviews with him and he's cool as hell.

    Notable mentions:

    Joe Satriani

    Carlos Santana


    Brian May


    Favourite is Geddy Lee, which you probably could have guessed.

    Notable mentions:


    Cliff Burton

    Steve Harris


    I played drums for 5 years and then hocked my kit when I needed the money. I am looking at buying another kit now that I'm financially prepared!

  • Peepaw
    Lv 7
    9 years ago


    "Scatterbrain" - Jeff Beck

    "Heartbreaker" - Led Zeppelin - Jimmy Page

    "Foreplay/Long Time" -Boston - Tom Scholz

    "Comfortably Numb" - Pink Floyd - David Gilmour

    "Love Struck Baby" - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Stevie Ray Vaughan

    BQ - Jeff Beck

    BQ2 - John Entwistle - The Who

    BQ3 - Some years ago, I played drums.

  • lj1
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    David Gilmour - Comfortably Numb

    Slash - November Rain (outro)

    Kirk Hammett - One

    Jeff Loomis - This Godless Endeavor

    Andy LaRocque - Welcome Home

    Randy Rhoads - Crazy Train

    Frank Zappa - Rat Tomago

    Steve Vai - For the Love of God

    BQ: Jeff Loomis, David Gilmour, Frank Zappa, Chris Broderick, Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Jimi Hendrix, Randy Rhoads

    BQ2: Les Claypool, Geddy Lee, John Paul Jones, Adrian Belew, Flea, Bootsy Collins, Cliff Burton

    BQ3: I can sort of sing (hey, that counts!)

  • 9 years ago

    Best guitar solos - I have to go with Jimmy Page's "stairway to heaven" solo or Slash's "november rain" solo. For awesome riffs i'd say Welcome to the Jungle.

    Fave guitarist - Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page

    Fave Bassists - Paul Gray (RIP). That man was my inspiration

    Play an instrument - Guitar, Bass & Piano :)

  • 9 years ago

    Riff-opening riff to Metallica's Leper Messiah

    Solo- Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love

    Guitarist- Kirk Hammett (Metallica)

    Bassist- Cliff Burton (Metallica)R.I.P.

    I play guitar, but I'm not very good at it.

    Source(s): Opinion
  • 9 years ago

    my friend,just a few i like,

    1 Slash,at the start of,Sweet Child of Mine,just pure class,

    2 Gary Moore,Whiskey in the Jar,Thin Lizzy,

    3 Brian May,A Kind of Magic,Queen,

    4 Keith Richards,The Stones,so many,just pure class,

    just 4 and the best Guitar Riffs ever,you cant beat class,

    take care my friend,

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