Best Guitar Solo On An SG? Something Worth Voting On..............

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  1. esgee

    esgee New Member

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    1) Crossroads (at Winterland) -- Wheels of Fire -- Cream (Clapton inferred he used the red 64 small block ES-335 when he did the 2nd Crossroads guitar auction).
    2) Sympathy for the Devil -- Get your Ya Yas out -- Rolling Stones. 1968 Mick Taylor completely shreds Mr. Richards who stays true to the original studio solo.
    3) Birds of Fire -- Birds of Fire -- Mahavishnu Orchastra -- double neck? does this qualify?
    4) Frank Marino Mahagony Rush ???
    5) Red House -- In the West(?) -- Hendrix -- White SG Custom
    6) Its my Own Fault -- Johnny Winter -And Live? Les Paul or SG???
    7) Layla or Tell the Truth -- Derek & The Dominoes -- Duane Allman. Alternate -- Statesboro Blues on ABB Live at the Fillmore
    7) Back in Black -- Back in Black -- AC/DC Angus Young
    8) Others?
     
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    ad 1) Yep, it was mostly the red block inlay ES-335 he played with Cream from around 1968. I could be wrong, though.
    ad 2) Alhthough I like the original Keef studio version, I agree that Taylor contributed so much to the golden period of the Stones. For Goat's Head Soup and It's only Rock'n'Roll he mainly seems to use Strats and Les Pauls. Was his SG among the gear stolen from Nellcote where they recorded Exile on Main Street? The latter, imho, is the ultimate Stones album and in the top 10 of my personal list of rock classics.
     
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    AC/DC - Night Prowler
    AC/DC - Down Payment Blues
    And...
    [youtube]http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=yLwsaO_kLBk[/youtube]
     
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    Except Red House from Hendrix in the West is played on a strat
     
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    My vote is for the most significant SG player ever:


    Frank Vincent Zappa!


    [youtube]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=B-E6FDf9GkA[/youtube]


    [youtube]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=eJ_wSiUW2lM&feature=related[/youtube]
     
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  9. esgee

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    it is hard to believe that it was the 335 at winterland. he plays too effortlessly in high A. he probably just said that it was the 335 to pump up the auction. there have to be people that can still communicate that were at that show or have pictures. on goodbye RAH he plays it on the 335 and he can't get it to that same level in high A.

    taylor's ya yas sympathy solo says it all to me. i know there was a lot to choose from including some of the live boots from 72 and 73 (which is the les paul plain top).

    oh yeah. derek trucks -- he has to be the reigning great on on SG. angus is a wonderful blues based player but mr. trucks takes it to the next level.

    frank is the consummate composer / musician but his guitar style seems almost like a parody. i think i will break out peaches in regalia and re-think this...........
     
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    kinda weird how trouble every day (2nd FZ vid for those not sure what i am referring to) was written, what in 1967, and the lyrics are just as appropriate now 30+ years later
     
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    [quote author=vkgphil link=topic=17988.msg221092#msg221092 date=1224938565]
    kinda weird how trouble every day (2nd FZ vid for those not sure what i am referring to) was written, what in 1967, and the lyrics are just as appropriate now 30+ years later
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    That had a lot to do with why I chose that one. I was going to post something off of Overnight Sensation or Apostrophe for the definitive killer SG solo, but "Trouble Every Day" touches me on so many levels.
     
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    Another of my favorite SG players and I can't pick any one solo, but this has to be one of his best. Too bad youtube has such horribly compressed sound definition. Marino has got to have some of the best tone I've ever heard.

    [youtube]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=VTHk0eSTs9E[/youtube]
     
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    I have to vote for Duane Allman on Layla. He could make that SG sing.
     
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    Long time lurker, first time poster here.

    I joined ETSG just so I could give my vote for best solo on an SG. I gotta say Angus' solo on Shake a Leg from the Back In Black album. I was 12 when he recorded that, and had been playing maybe 18 months... that solo made me want to practice, and made me want to never touch my guitar again in just about 8 bars.

    It still gets me hyped up to this day.

    "Best" is an absolute term, but music is subjective... would the fastest be the "best"? The most soulful? The loudest? Who knows?! LOL :)
     
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    Robby Krieger - When the Musics Over
    Pure emotion.
     
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    So much good stuff played on SGs over the years but I would include:

    • [li]Clapton on Disraeli Gears[/li]
      [li]Mick Taylor's work on Get your Ya Yas out - especially Midnight Rambler[/li]
      [li]Pete Townsend on Who Live At Leeds - especially My Generation[/li]
      [li]Almost anything by Angus, Frank Zappa, Derek Trucks[/li]
      [li]25 or 6 24 - if Terry Kath played an SG on this track[/li]
    But my favourite song played on an SG (and it's not even a solo) is Rain by the Beatles
     
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    [quote author=Moose link=topic=17988.msg221520#msg221520 date=1225496383]
    • [li]Pete Townsend on Who Live At Leeds - especially My Generation[/li]
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    Agreed, though I would vote for the solo on Heaven and Hell. Amazing.

    Oh, and you forgot the "H" in "Townshend." That's a cardinal sin for Who fans! ;) :D
     
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    [quote author=WontGetFooled link=topic=17988.msg221543#msg221543 date=1225528605]
    Agreed, though I would vote for the solo on Heaven and Hell. Amazing.

    Oh, and you forgot the "H" in "Townshend." That's a cardinal sin for Who fans! ;) :D
    [/quote]

    Fans of Te Wo don't mind though.
     
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    [quote author=John J link=topic=17988.msg221152#msg221152 date=1225035959]
    I have to vote for Duane Allman on Layla. He could make that SG sing.
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    Everything I've ever read about that album has pointed towards Duane playing only his old Gold Top. He hadn't bought the SG until after he got "Tiger", and then later Dickie sold him the SG when he bought a '57 Gold Top. There's a recent article on that guitar resurfacing in last months Vintage Guitar magazine.

    I do agree, he could make an SG sing.
     
  20. Kiwi

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    Riff Raff by AC/DC (Angus Young). There simply isn't a better solo in the world, except for MAYBE the Free Bird solo ;) It's a fantastic song though.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnfXOJt7wAQ[/youtube]

    EDIT:
    I don't know why it keeps saying that the video is unavailable, but here's a link if it doesn't work:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnfXOJt7wAQ
     
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