The Top 20 Guitar Solos of Rocksmith 2014

Happy holidays, Rocksmith fans!

In honor of the season and the recent Hendrix DLC, we’ve decided to shine some light on some of the Rocksmith artist’s most impressive fretwork on offer (other than the Hendrix DLC, since we don’t want it to take up half the list). From The Riff Repeater editors, here are some of our favourite solos in no particular order:

Daniel’s Picks:

1: Freebird (RS1 DLC)

It’s a cliche to mention this song in any list of the best guitar solos, but we might get flogged by our user base for not including it. Nevertheless, it will certainly take some chops to pull off this song’s four-minute long exercise in pentatonic scale soloing.

2: Highway Star (2014 DLC)

Fast, frantic, and very challenging. Richie Blackmore quite possibly invented the “one-string tremolo”-heavy solo seen so much in later heavy metal with this song.

3: Painkiller (RS1 DLC)

Get ready to fire up riff repeater. Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing must have fingers made of lightning or something…

4: 25 or 6 to 4 (2014 DLC)

Nobody can wa wa like Terry Kath can.

5: Same Old Song And Dance (2014 DLC)

Perhaps one of the best showcases of Joe Perry’s masterful bluesy soloing. I think we’re starting to see a pattern of blues-inspired solos here…

6: Blackbird (2014 DLC)

I hope you’re all practicing your fingerstyle for this song.

7: Seventeen (2014 DLC)

Dammit, Reb Beach, why can’t you cool it for even a second?

8: Hitch A Ride (2014 DLC)

Tom Scholz’s most underrated solo and one of his absolute best. Try its equally legendary bass arrangement as well, while you’re at it.

9: Whipping Post (RS1 DLC)

Performed by the late, great Duane Allman; may he rest in peace. If we could only get Layla, then his true genius would shine through.

10: Hold The Line (2014 DLC)

“It’s not in the way that you hold me, it’s not in the way…”

Elliott’s picks:

1. Just (2014 DLC)

There’s just something about the way the crescendo is resolved to take you out of the song. Jonny Greenwood is always on point. Check out Jarred’s write up of the song

2. Ghost Walking (2014 DLC)

Good luck.

3. Alive (RS1 DLC)

Just gets more and more intense as it goes on.

4. Bright Lights (RS1 DLC)

A super underrated single that every guitarist needs to check out.

5. Live Forever (2014 DLC)

I go back and forth on this, Supersonicand Champagne Supernova, but in the end this is definitely the winner.

6. Domination (RS1 DLC)

Pantera rules, end of.

7. Death Mental (2014 DLC)

It’s not Dragonforce but it’s definitely getting there.

8. Cliffs of Dover (RS1 DLC)

Also one of the toughest songs on Rocksmith…

9. Mean Bitch (RS1 Import)

If you haven’t imported the songs from Rocksmith yet, this song is a pretty good reason.

10. Bambina (2014 DLC)

Balroom Blitz with a twist.


 

Hope you enjoyed our listicle, our apologies to Iron Maiden, ran out of space again.

 

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korobanikj
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Bright lights is unreal! Thanks for including it in the list.

Elliott
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No problem, been pushing that song on everyone since day one

Ben
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Is the dude in Ghost Walking tuned a little flat, or it just me?

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Good lists, personally I would certainly have included Dick Dale’s awesome track, Satriani’s (only) track, and also I have a fondness for ‘Anastasia’ by Slash. And I also think Hanger 18 should be in there too. 🙂

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Ahem. Aren’t You Gonna Go My Way. Bass Solo. Screw you all.

Dave
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Dave

I love the megadeth and the avenged sevenfold tracks.

Jacob
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Jacob

Yeah hangar 18 and cemetary gates r musts

jayrocksd
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While reading this list, I was about to say, “What, no Bambina?!?” Then Elliott saves the day at the last moment.

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Candida Jewish

Tfw no Hangar 18

Elliott
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definitely up there