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  1. #1 The greatest guitar riff of all time 
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    Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love has been voted the greatest guitar riff of all time

    The rock classic came out top from a list of 100 riffs drawn up by a panel of Radio 2 and 6 Music DJs, critics and record producers.

    Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns 'N' Roses was second in the poll, with Back In Black (AC/DC) and Smoke On The Water (Deep Purple) the next most popular.

    Led Zep guitarist Jimmy Page said he was "knocked out" by winning the vote.

    "I wanted a riff that really moved, that people would really get, and would bring a smile to their faces, but when I played it with the band, it really went into overdrive," he said.


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    I probably would have nominated Buckethead's Jordan instead.
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    Nah, not Jordan, Soothsayer. Probably the best guitar solo I have ever heard.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJrjXsNlxNQ


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    My pick would have been the full version of Stone Roses 'Fools Gold'. Still each to their own. :-)

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    To each their own indeed.
    This guy is bass guitar.
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    I always liked Slash's solo in November Rain. Probably my favorite GNR song.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
    I always liked Slash's solo in November Rain. Probably my favorite GNR song.

    I'm sure you know the difference, but you and Dan are talking about solos, which are not riffs. A riff is the repetitive chord or note sequence that the song is built on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One beer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
    I always liked Slash's solo in November Rain. Probably my favorite GNR song.

    I'm sure you know the difference, but you and Dan are talking about solos, which are not riffs. A riff is the repetitive chord or note sequence that the song is built on.

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    Which is what Buckethead gave right at the start. The rest of the solo is the ornamentation of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One beer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
    I always liked Slash's solo in November Rain. Probably my favorite GNR song.

    I'm sure you know the difference, but you and Dan are talking about solos, which are not riffs. A riff is the repetitive chord or note sequence that the song is built on.

    OB
    No I don't know the difference. How about Cliffs of Dover?
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    Well I'm very perplexed because , to me, the best riff was by Jimi Hendrix not Led Zepplin. Why he wasn't even mentioned among the top 5 really is bizarre.

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