Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time Readers Poll: Round 1 — "Pride and Joy" (Stevie Ray Vaughan) Vs. "Whole Lotta Love" (Jimmy Page)

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chadwerd

No Slayer?! Fail.

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jdpicker59

Well while Page has written some of classic rocks most famous songs I would vote for him, but since this is comparing guitar solo ability I have to give it to SRV. Page is a prolific composer and acoustic and electric rhythm player, he is sadly a very sloppy lead guitarist and while he has some of the greatest solos on albums, he has rarely been able to pull them off live.I still love Pagey and I have everything that LZ has ever released, but I have to give this one to SRV.

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doughsellz

I've always wondered if anyone felt the same way I did with the meandering effort on "Heartbreaker". Not his proudest moment, but Zepp IV is masterful, elite & unequaled in rock history.

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GEENGADE

The solo importance of a guitarist is his effects. No affects no solo. When you’re riffing along the guitar your just doing what comes natural. Some say arpeggio some say chord scale. Jimmy utilized and embraced that and welcoming other sounds his guitar like we have never believed. It’s ok to design your effects. That’s part of being a soloist. Today we have every type of effect that he created but I don't see a SRV single effect. Did he even use an effect? Maybe with David Bowie on Red Shoes song when you see guitarist they are sustaining feed backing using violin bows if that even an effect. But this is the high end of being a soloist and I mean high end some racks cost go for thousands and thousands times 3.

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TheAmerican

I love Pages Whole Lotta Love dearly, however when it comes to guitar riffs au natural vs studio tricks SRV is the hands down winner.

nursetom61

If this were a matchup of Jimmy vs. Stevie I would go with Jimmy. But since it is solos of various songs, I have to go with Stevie on this one. I have a feeling Jimmy will win. But I have to vote my choice

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LoQ

Stevie was so freaking incredible, but since this about two specific solos I have to give my vote to Whole Lotta Love. That is one of the most iconic rock solos of all time!

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dfanelli

The way things are going, "Whole Lotta Love" could be the first song in this competition to pull an upset, which is cool. (It's ranked at No. 37, and "P&J" is 27.)

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hanzarouth

Serious omission: 25 or 6 to 4 (Chicago: Terry Kath)

nursetom61

I gotta agree with you theregh said.. When Jimi Hendrix was asked how it felt to be the world's greatest guitar player. He responded with "I don't know, why don't you ask Terry Kath" enough said.

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dfanelli

I cannot argue with that.

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