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    Default The best guitar solos belong to?

    Frank Zappa with out a doubt!!! I just picked up the new remastered Shut Up And Play Your Guitar. I know Steve Vai is along for the ride. Frank and Steve are amazing, so is this new remaster!!!
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    Matter of taste. I'm spoiled rotten from Johnny Winter back in the 70's! Still dig Frank and Steve too!

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    That dude that plays for the Banana Splitz is a freakin' monster.

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    I go for soul over technicality every time, so guys like vai and satriani have a hard time winning me over. zappa is good. page live is awesome. dwayne. jerry from '68-'74 has my heart though. modern day? jimmy herring is a personal fav. pat metheny live is an experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by decal View Post
    That dude that plays for the Banana Splitz is a freakin' monster.
    I totally agree, it's been a while long while since I seen the Splitz. You got me thinking who is that cat er I mean gorilla?

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    One of my all-time faves, and just heard Dweezil do "Treacherous Cretins." Where best to get the new remaster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dromunds View Post
    One of my all-time faves, and just heard Dweezil do "Treacherous Cretins." Where best to get the new remaster?
    Good tune I would love to see Dweezil, anyways the best buy in our town has all the new Zappa remasters, or you can order it on best buys web site!

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    Thanks, mate!

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    Yer welcome the best part they are all numbered, example Shut Up And Play Yer Guitar is #ed 31,32,& 33 respectively with Franks goatee underneath and alongside the see through jewel case is a fretboard with the infamous Arf. These Zappa rereleases are worth it!

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    David Gilmore is tops for me, and i can't stand the dude and his Che tshirts, but Carlos Santana a very close second....
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    Mark Knopler of Dire Straits

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErasmusBDragon View Post
    Mark Knopler of Dire Straits
    I was just gonna say this... And nobody bends a note like Jeff Beck . And Bolin's out solo on Post Toastee...
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    Eh, they all pale compared to Hendrix (IMO of course). He had the perfect blend of technicality, showiness, and feel. His tone was absolutely unbeatable as well.
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    Here's a vote for "Big Al" Alex Lifeson.
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    Wow, a "remaster" of Zappa stuff. I hope they really mean just a repackaging or something.

    Frank was a manic when it came to recording and EQ'ing his music. I have alot of Zappa stuff. One of the few people, were you could pick any CD, be it live or studio and they all play perfectly.



    To say "remaster" of Shut up and play your guitar....would bode the question..why did you touch it?

    I hope there not screwing with his stuff Just to make a fast buck.

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    Satriani hands down.

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    All remastered off the original analog sources, these new ones sound real good compared to the barking pumpkin releases a while back. Yes Tommy Bolins out solo on Post Toastee is awesome.

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    Zappa screwed up some of his own releases big time. Why? Who knows, but Hot Rats, We're Only In It For The money, and Reuben & The Jets were not listenable for awhile there. In fact, Reuben & The Jets still is. Most of his great guitar stuff is already on the standard albums, not the "SUaPYG" series.

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    Even though it's not even in the discussion of best technical solos, my favorite solo of all time is Gilmour on Comfortably Numb.
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    pfffttt....SRV baby!!!
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    This is like choosing which of your kids you love the most.

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    Hendrix-- Machine Gun,ain't too shabby.
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    And don't you dare call my 'baby' ugly...it'll hurt my feelings

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    Steve Morse of the Dixie Dregs

    Most underrated Barry Bailey of the Atlanta Rhythm Section

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    For the other end of the spectrum try Christopher Parkening or Ottmar Leibert
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    Add Al DiMeola

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    Lots of great ones. SRV, Eric Johnson, David Gilmore, Hendrix, Warren Haynes, Big Al Lifeson, Derrick Trucks, Dwayne Allman, George Lynch, Randy Rhodes, Nuno Bettencourt are just a few of my favorites
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    I've always enjoyed listening to Steve Hackett

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkr919 View Post
    Most underrated Barry Bailey of the Atlanta Rhythm Section
    Too many great ones to have a favorite -- but surprised Robin Trower hasn't gotten a mention yet, and pleased to see that Barry Bailey did! I'm with ya on that one.

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