The Most Unappreciated Strat Solo Of All Time?

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  1. freedomspec

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    In the last couple of years, my tastes have been developing away from humbuckers and hard rock and more towards single coils. I think it was Pink Floyd that might have given me that ah-ha moment which made me appreciate both!

    Now as I drive my car and listen to the radio, I find that I can tell straight away if the guitar player is using a stratocaster, or at least a guitar with single coils. There's something very characterful about a single coil tone.

    So there I am driving and this song comes on. I used to hate this band... But then I heard the guitar solos and OH MY GOD!

    Give it a listen, guitar players.

    How is this guitar work not up there with the world's best?! Why don't people talk about this technique and tone?

    Please, give it a listen. Australians will be familiar with it, but I'm not sure many other people will be.

    Feel free to add more unappreciated Strat solos to the thread! :)

     
  2. chunkwedge

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    Not my favourite Cold Chisel song but they were just a brilliant rock band. A force of nature when seen live and Ian Moss is a great guitar player. I love simple solo's that aren't overplayed and are about what the song needs.
     
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    Hughie and Billy Jones are the about the most underappreciated guitarists I can think of.
     
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    I always liked this Steve Gaines hidden gem just after the 5 minute mark til he hands it off at about 5:45. Neat phrasing and great Stratty tone imo

     
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    They are. Those guys are incredible agreed
     
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    Uh, seems like all the comments indicate that the solos are appreciated. :p

    I’m assuming this thread will get moved to the Sound Hound Lounge by a mod soon.
     
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    Nobody ever talks about the Outlaws or even most of the Southern Rock guitarists outside of Allman/Betts and the Skynyrd trio (Steve Gaines isn't given as much attention probably as a consequence of his tragically short stint). Toy Caldwell, Hughie Thomasson, Billie Jones, Duane Roland, Dave Hlubek, Tommy Crain, etc...
     
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    Well to be fair, he said “appreciated”. So people saying how great the solo is are appreciating it.

    Had he gone full “under appreciated “ I’d have to ask where one gets an “over/under appreciated judging certificate” to officially decide this stuff? :p
     
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    Ian Moss toured his debut solo album (which I adore) anniversary in December and I didn't go.

    I'm a dumba$$.
     
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    Could be nearly any by Robin Trower. Many appreciate him for his playing overall, but his solos in particular are always very well balanced and placed IMO.
     
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    I'm one of those folks that believes firmly that the most overlooked/underated, epic, hard rock album in history was Aerosmith's 1979 "Night in the Ruts". Joe Perry goes flipping nuts on the extended solos in "Think About It" . Dial in to about 1:20 and listen to a whammy bar get beaten like a rented mule (so to speak).
     
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    I wore that album out.
     
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    I would say many of the Eric Clapton solos that he originally played on other instruments in Cream (the Strat version is fine but no impact like the originals), so I'm under appreciating them.
     
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    Mossy is an amazing player. i love his work with Chisel and his solo stuff. but live is where it's at. A genuine musician with a proper feel for blues. His live renditions of Georgia on my Mind always get me.

    I once asked him for one of his strats, given how customised they are. He chuckled....i wasn't joking :(
     
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    Loved his playing on this one

     
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    Definetely Camel




     
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    Hardly underappreciated but my favorite strat solo of all time is Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsies Machinegun. It encapsolated all the horror and personal moral desolation of the Vietnam war. I like the way he doubled the vocal melody with guitar. I wish BOG had made more albums. I wish Jimi had lived a complete life.

     
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    3:40 The parts where he dive bombs and the strings hit the pickup magnets and then pop off? Amazing!
     
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