Guitar World’s ‘25 Greatest Wah Solos of All Time’

Guitar World has comprised its list of the ‘The 25 Greatest Wah Solos of All Time.’ Check it out below.

 
Since Vox introduced it in the mid-60s, the wah pedal has helped many of guitars most celebrated players, including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Slash and Kirk Hammett to craft some of the most memorable solos of all time.
 
Guitar World wrote: “More than any other effect pedal, the wah has played a key role in some of modern guitar’s shining moments, from Slash’s epic, ascending run in “Sweet Child O’ Mine” to Eddie Hazel making wah synonymous with funk in the ’70s to Hendrix simply doing that voodoo that he did so well.
 
“In honor of its place in rock history, the Guitar World staff recently picked out the very best wah solo moments of all time, each a snapshot of a great guitarist letting his voice be heard through a truly rock and roll pedal. Of course, we considered the quality of the solo itself and the song’s iconic status in the world of rock and roll.”

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Guitar World’s ‘25 Greatest Wah Solos of All Time’:
 
25. “1969” — The Stooges (The Stooges, 1969)
Soloist: Ron Asheton
24. “Walk Away” — James Gang (Thirds, 1971)
Soloist: Joe Walsh
23. “Cult of Personality” — Living Colour (Vivid, 1988)
Soloist: Vernon Reid
22. “25 or 6 to 4” — Chicago (Chicago, 1970)
Soloist: Terry Kath
21. “Maggot Brain” — Funkadelic (Maggot Brain, 1971)
Soloist: Eddie Hazel
20. “Stop” — Jane’s Addiction (Ritual de lo habitual, 1990)
Soloist: Dave Navarro
19. “The Needle and the Spoon” — Lynyrd Skynyrd (Second Helping, 1974)
Soloist: Gary Rossington
18. “If You Have to Ask” — Red Hot Chili Peppers (Blood Sugar Sex Magik, 1991)
Soloist: John Frusciante
17. “Whole Lotta Love” — Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin II, 1969)
Soloist:
16. “The Joker” — Steve Miller Band (The Joker, 1973)
Soloist: Steve Miller
15. “I Ain’t Superstitious” — Jeff Beck Group (Truth, 1968)
Soloist: Jeff Beck
14. “Blue on Black” — Kenny Wayne Shepherd (Trouble Is …, 1997)
Soloist: Kenny Wayne Shepherd
13. “Pain and Sorrow” — Joe Bonamassa (So, It’s Like That, 2002
Soloist: Joe Bonamassa
12. “Blinded by the Light” — Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (The Roaring Silence, 1976)
Soloist: Dave Flett
11. “Gets Me Through” — Ozzy Osbourne (Down to Earth, 2001)
Soloist: Zakk Wylde
10. “Surfing with the Alien” — Joe Satriani (Surfing with the Alien, 1987)
Soloist: Joe Satriani
09. “Turn Up the Night” — Black Sabbath (Mob Rules, 1981)
Soloist: Tony Iommi
08. “Telephone Song” — Vaughan Brothers (Family Style, 1990)
Soloist: Stevie Ray Vaughan
07. “Bad Horsie” — Steve Vai (Alien Love Secrets, 1995)
Soloist: Steve Vai
06. “Even Flow” — Pearl Jam (Ten, 1991)
Soloist: Mike McCready
05. “A New Level” — Pantera (Vulgar Display of Power, 1992)
Soloist: Dimebag Darrell
04. “Enter Sandman” — Metallica (Metallica, 1991)
Soloist: Kirk Hammett
05. “A New Level” — Pantera (Vulgar Display of Power, 1992)
Soloist: Dimebag Darrell
04. “Enter Sandman” — Metallica (Metallica, 1991)
Soloist: Kirk Hammett
03. “Sweet Child O’ Mine” — Guns N’ Roses (Appetite for Destruction, 1987)
Soloist: Slash
03. “Sweet Child O’ Mine” — Guns N’ Roses (Appetite for Destruction, 1987)
Soloist: Slash
02. “White Room” — Cream (Wheels of Fire, 1968)
Soloist: Eric Clapton
1. “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” — The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Electric Ladyland, 1968)
Soloist: Jimi Hendrix
 

 

 

 

 

1 thought on “Guitar World’s ‘25 Greatest Wah Solos of All Time’”

  1. You have not included the excellent Mick Box solos on Salisbury, I think these top the lot of your choices, Mick has always been underrated,

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