your 10 favourite guitar riffs ever?

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  1. Tempest344

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    Mine are:

    1. The Trooper-Iron Maiden
    2. Paranoid- Black Sabbath
    3 Whole lotta love- Led Zeppelin
    4. Purple Haze- Hendrix
    5. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
    6. Money for nothing - Dire Straits
    7. Smoke on the Water- Deep Purple
    8. Sweet Child O mine - Guns n Roses
    9. Iron Man - Black Sabbath
    10. Victim Of Changes - Judas Priest



    man when will the SEASON START
    I'm running out of ideas here
     
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  2. tzinc

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    What's the difference between a riff and a solo?
     
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  3. edmondsm

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    What's with the guitar threads lately?

    When it comes to "riffs" I guess I think of one song: Seek and Destroy by Metallica.
     
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  4. Leelord337

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    santana: moonflower
    santana: europa
    dire straights: sultans of swing
    rhcp: californication (guitar part)
    and a bunch more
     
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  5. Teh_pwnerer

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    Iron man - Black sabbat
    Smoke in the water - cant remember=O
    Sweet child o mine - guns duh!
    smellsliketeenspirit - nirvana
    i dunno many more bt those top my list
     
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  6. Vision84

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    These are songs that contain some of my favorite riffs. No order.
    Slayer - Reign in Blood (riff that begins shortly after the interlude at 44seconds in)
    Demolition Hammer - Carnivorous Obsession
    Dark Angel - Merciless Death
    Exodus - Bonded by Blood
    Morbid Saint - Scars
    Artillery - Khomaniac
    E-X-E - Warchild
    Slayer - Angel of Death
    Iron Angel - Sinner 666
    Burzum - Dunkelheit
    Nocturnus - Standing in Blood (riff that begins at about 1minute in)
    Overkill - Hammerhead
     
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  7. Vision84

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    Riff is a few chords strewn together and often is repeated. A solo tends to be one instrument (usually guitar) going off and doing its own thing for a bit.
     
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  8. yodudedudeyo

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    shape of my heart - backstreet boys
     
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  9. raiden031

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    So many good riffs to name the top 10. I'd say my favorite riff is probably the Metallica - Master of Puppets intro riff if you're into old school metal.
     
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    AC/DC Back in Black
    another vote for Metallica Master of Puppets
     
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    heart shaped box & come as you are - nirvana
    sweet home alabama - lynyrd skynyrd
    thunderstruck - ac/dc
     
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  12. superman1

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    "Layla" by Eric Clapton is my favorite.
     
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  13. adams_1

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    I can't think of ten right now, but some good ones are...

    Dam That River - Alice in Chains
    We Got The Whip - Audioslave (how this didn't make it onto an album, i'll never know)
    Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
    Do The Evolution - Pearl Jam
    Mailman - Soundgarden
    Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream (can't leave that out)
     
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  14. richw76

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    Does STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN count. I love that one, it's the only thing I could ever play ;-)
     
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  15. Teh_pwnerer

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    Hey Leelord, for the song californication the bass part is much more entertaining to play and it also doe smore for the song than the guitar part =)
     
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  16. adams_1

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    Seconded. It has a really nice bassline.
     
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  17. mhstennis100

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    longview by green day has a good sounding bassline, and its easy to play.
     
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    would the bit in More Than A Feeling just before the chorus count as a riff? :?
     
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    Say it ain't so- Weezer

    Blacking out the friction- Death Cab For Cutie

    What Do You Want Me To Say- The Dismemberment Plan

    Angeles- Elliott Smith
     
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    Van Halen (The Kinks)- You Really Got Me
    GNR- Sweet Child of Mine, Welcome to the Jungle
    Joe Satriani- Summer Song
     
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  21. Tennis-Chris

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    Here Are Mine...

    I will confess up front, I am not going to limit myself to the top ten. I can't. There are so many incredible riffs and solos out there it's mind boggling. I just went through my iPod and here is a quick hit list - not in any special order.

    Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin (Jimmy Page and his dragon outfit at Madison Square Garden)
    Misty Mountain Hop - Led Zeppelin
    The Ocean - Led Zeppelin
    Yankee Rose - David Lee Roth Band (This gets in because of the two headed guitar monster he created with Steve Vai and Billy Sheehan)
    Drop Dead Legs - Van Halen (Eddie ripping out some tough and nasty guitar)
    Turn Up The Radio - Autograph
    Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix (Nothing needs to be said, truly the GOAT)
    Foxy Lady - Jimi Hendrix
    Dolly Dagger - Jumi Hendrix
    Wild Thing - Jimi Hendrix
    Surrender - Cheap Trick (Rick Nielsen, geeky look but a guitar stud)
    Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd (three lead guitars has to be worth something)
    Long Cool Woman - The Hollies (dirty guitar from the 60's)
    Do You Feel Like We Do - Peter Frampton (king of the talk box)
    Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones (Right out of the shoot riff mania)
    Crossfire - Stevie Ray Vaughan (rough, tough and nasty guitar)

    Here is my bonus addition but it's not a guitar. On the song Eighteen by Alice Cooper there is an awesome Harmonica riff at the beginning of the song on the Mascara and Monsters album.

    Great Thread Tempest344! :mrgreen:
     
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