Who played the guitar solo on Sweet Home Alabama?

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  1. rotren

    rotren Member

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    Just wondering who the guitarist was who recorded the guitar solo on the recording of Sweet Home Alabama.

    It's a great solo.
     
  2. 27sauce

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    Ed King
     
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    On an SG too!
     
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    He was heavy into theory.........
     
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    Really? Sounds like a Strat.
     
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    If that's not a Strat I'll eat my ... Strat.
     
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    It takes talent to solo over the key of D.

    ;-)
     
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    He does some nice work there....plays the changes too ;)
     
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    Guy really rocked a Strat on 'Working For the M.C.A' and others too.
     
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    I always thought that solo was in E minor????












    ..... he said as he hides behind the couch.
     
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    On an SG???
     
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    Yup. Through Jimmi Page's Supro, too.

    :bonk
     
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    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    And hey, it starts on D right? End of story.

    :bonk :bonk
     
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    Especially when the solo is in G..............:stir
     
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    Actually the super secret trick, they don't want you to know about, is playing the solo using an A minor pentatonic with touches of a major 6th.
     
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    Whomever and whatever, it's always been one of those spot on magical solos, everything about it, the feel, the phrasing and definitely the tone.
    That is the definitive classic Strat tone, maybe one of the best ever recorded, certainly up there.
    Over time after decades of listening the solo in SHA is too easily taken for granted.
    It really was a shinning moment during that time.
     
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    The first Break, or the second, longer one?

    I think D first break was Ed King. But, I'm not sure about the other one.
     

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