Comfortably Numb.

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  1. G the wildman

    G the wildman Well-Known Member

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    Quite simple the best soloing ever.

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    WellBurnTheSky Well-Known Member

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    It's the reason I started playing guitar.

    July 1989, I had already been playing music for a while (took on classical violin at 5yo). Pink Floyd was playing in Venice, Italy on San Marco Plaza, and it was getting broadcasted on TV in every western European country, which was pretty unheard of at the time.
    The 13/14yo me was sitting in front of the TV, totally mesmerized.
    Then came Comfortably Numb. By the 2nd solo, I KNEW I wanted to learn how to do that more than anything. I had the show taped on VHS, and watched it so much I wore the tape to the point of it being barely playable.
    By next Christmas, I annoyed my parents so much they ended up offering me a cheapo red Strat (he'd been playing his brick-red EMG-loaded Strat for most of the show, plus Knopfler also was playing a red Strat on a couple of photos on the Alchemy Live record, so it HAD to be a red Strat) and 5w solid-state amp.
    30 years later, it's still one of my favorite pieces of music ever. And one of my personal benchmarks of guitar playing. Literally changed my life. Because of that particular moment in time, I ended up making a living in music. And am really happy I did.

    So yeah, I agree. One of the best pieces of music ever written and recorded.
     
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    What do Dale Earndheardt and Pink Floyed have in common?












    Their last big hit was the Wall.
     
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    Micky Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Why do you feel the need to tell us to 'discuss' a topic on a discussion forum?
     
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    I agree one of the best solos of all time. He just makes that Strat cry with emotion and feeling. Amazing!
     
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    It’s ok.
     
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    Ray cooder style of playing
     
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    I really love the soloing in this song. But, for me personally, Knopfler's Brothers In Arms slightly above this. The tone, volume swells, patience in his playing, etc., is just incredible.

    This is not meant to start an argument as I'm a huge David Gilmour fan - just sharing my thoughts.
     
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    It is a fantastic solo of feel amd emotion. I prefer Gary Moore's soloing on Victims of the Future. Simply irreplaceable.
     
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    There was an ugly rumor going around that he was using a Les Paul in the studio recording of CN. I still don't believe it. I've seen Floyd many, many times and he had yet to pull out a Les Puke for anything.
     
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    No luv for Lesos? [​IMG]
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    i wouldnt say BEST but its damn nice and will move any listener.
    i like the short solo in Mother as well.
     
  13. G the wildman

    G the wildman Well-Known Member

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    I love that story.
    I am just about getting my fingers moving enough to begin learning the solo. Can't wait to be able to play it.

    G
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    this happens a lot actually.
     
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    G the wildman Well-Known Member

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    No argument there. Brothers in arms is right up there. I play it all the time, sadly not on my guitar. But hope to one day.

    G
     
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    G the wildman Well-Known Member

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    Think nice thoughts Mike

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    This has Photoshop written all over it lol.
     
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    I don’t know about Comfortably Numb, but Dave has said he used a LP on the Another Brick in the Wall solo which is one of the best “Strat” tones of all time.

    Peace
     
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    If I can get really close with out of phase pickups on a Paul, my fingers and gear...
     
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