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Old 11-12-2009, 07:53 PM
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Default Re: Top 10 Guitar Solos

Originally Posted by Darbuka View Post
Highway star - Deep Purple, played 10 times in a row.
I have been expecting more drummers to pick this song than any other. The blinding triplets that Blackmore rips off near the end of that solo (and he was picking every note - not "sweeping" as so many lead guitarists do today) have such perfect timing to them. Even back in the day, I was not that great of a Deep Purple fan, but as a drummer, whenever I heard that guitar solo, I just dropped my jaw in disbelief. Even today, the only lead guitarist I have heard that comes close to Blackmore in speed and complexity is Yngwie Malmsteen.
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