Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time Readers Poll: Sweet 16 — "One" (Kirk Hammett) Vs. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (Eric Clapton)

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damitallica

KIRK HAMMETT IDOLO AGUANTE ARGENTALLICA!!! DAMIANA

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LoQ

So this match-up started on a Tuesday and it is now Thursday. Any chance that we might be able to stick a fork in this one and move on to the next one?

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shreddemon

Sorry, Kirk love Metallica, But Eric Clapton has so much feeling in those few notes.

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Hendrix1970

Clapton is very boring in this song..man he was boring after cream..Exception of the dominos

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shadowofaday

As much as I love both songs, it was a relatively easy call for me. "One" is why I started playing guitar, and it's still one of my favorite solos. Seeing as "floods" and " cemetery gates" have been voted out already, this is my current pick for winning.

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jceremic

I guess it depends on your taste and criteria used to choose. Hammett's work is very good but it isn't memorable and it doesn't really add anything special to the song. Just about any kind of shredding played in the right key and with the right tempo would have the same result. Clapton's solo is the signature to the song and the song can be recognized just by hearing a few notes of the solo. That's my criteria and why I picked Clapton even though Hammett is playing something more technically difficult.

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bull

Does anyone else hate the fact that in the video for "One", the movie audio is played over the song at various points? It's distracting and takes away from a very well constructed song.

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Beowulff

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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DonnaClapp

Well, it wasn't so easy, but it's While My Guitar Gently Weeps. The reason is Clapton, of course. But One is a great song and the solo in the end is fantastic.

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GEENGADE

Soloing to a song that's for a guitar or one that's about the guitar playing of a song while doing a soloing straight through the whole song may work and soloing in a song that builds into a slow solo will have more time and not to continue to sound like the whole song will make the solo both are still do able.

jefffos

I love both songs and both bands, but "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" is my pick by far...

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Darth Compton

I too voted One. I thought it would be closer than this, but I'm also not seeing 1000+ votes yet. Either winner is cool by me, I love both sets of solos.

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diabolical

Considering the Clapton was the grandaddy of what Kirk is doing part of me says vote for Eric, but the beaty of the composition and stylistic differences, also pure chops of Kirk's part make me vote Metallica on this one.

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LoQ

I was really hoping that the delay in getting the sweet 16 started was due to Guitar World getting a more reliable voting system in place than polldaddy, which has a highly publicized and super easy exploit to get around their one-time-only voting block. BTW, I just successfully voted six times for WMGGW using this exploit (with me receiving the “Thank you for voting!” message each time), and five times for One (just to keep things fair). This is the same exploit that the Queen Facebook members have been using all this time. It really needs to be known how flawed, EASILY exploitable, and wide open Polldaddy really is!

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voodoochile2

Since a 'fanatical few' seem to have waylaid this poll by voting multiple times, could you post how this is done? (Voting multiple times)

That might slightly even things up OR force the people running this poll to close those loopholes!

Just sayin' ....

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Darth Compton

Awesome work, SherLoQ! And mighty fair of you to balance out your voting.

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LoQ

"SherLoQ", haha! I love it! LOL!!!

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