Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time Readers Poll: Sweet 16 — "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" (Jimi Hendrix) Vs. "Whole Lotta Love" (Jimmy Page)

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GEENGADE

Soloing here where the music stops to do your riff or lead to complete the solo both songs are guilty of this. This is where the wah wah pedal verses the violin bow. The lazy guitarist tool the wah wah pedal makes more sense here because no one uses the violin bow. To complete for those who choose the the wah wah pedal over the bow maybe you should make a wah wah pedal that has violin pedal sounds the violin wah wah pedal.

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HangtownDave

Even though Jimmy Page is one of the top few greatest ever, it's no contest. If a live version of Voodoo Child were posted the vote wouldn't even be as close as it is.

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doughsellz

I like what Hendrix did for rock guitar with Voodoo Child. He demonstrated that a single instrument could have an orchestral impact on one's ears. His guitar spoke a new language, one that revealed a reluctance to adhere to conventional music theory. He was going to remain in proper key but the method he was going to use would astound us with innovation, ingenuity & improvisation. So brilliant. Jimi got my vote.

Oh. Another rock anthem from Page & Led Zeppelin. Jimi stands up next to that mountain & chops it down with the edge of his axe. I didn't mean to take up all your sweet time.

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voodoochile2

Nicely stated! I wholeheartedly concur ...

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voodoochile2

No, it shouldn't be close - next up would be Freebird ....

That shouldn't be close either, but who knows?

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voodoochile2

Jimi at his best!

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Hendrix1970

No contest this one

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Terranaut_X

Page ain't Hendrix. Not even close. Not even on same planet.

jefffos

Shhhhhhhh!!! Are you crazy?? You can't say that on here! Page is the second coming for these guys. Page and Van Halen apparently. Everything they do is so much better. Just ask'em, they'll tell you...

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Darth Compton

VooDoo is a sonic gauntlet of awesomeness.

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Andromeda

This should have been which riff is better.

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