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[Giveaway] Win a 50 USD/EUR voucher for ELECTRIC MINT

Kaiwan_NI BerlinAdministrator Posts: 1,609 admin
edited July 12 in NI News

Here comes another installment in our SESSION GUITARIST collection: ELECTRIC MINT, our latest collaboration with Drumasonic.


Sampled from an iconic 1960 solid-body guitar, ELECTRIC MINT features 3 combinable single-coil pickups for 5 distinct ways to shape tone, suited to rock, pop, hip hop, jazz, and everything in between. With 222 patterns and 71 sound presets, this instrument is a perfect tool to craft licks, grooves, and solos right out of the box.

For those already familiar with our SESSION GUITARIST collection, ELECTRIC MINT comes with an improved playback engine for ultra-realistic funk patterns, a tremolo bar feature for greater pitch expression, new effects, as well as a variety of amps and speaker cabinet emulations.

See more details here.


Good things come to those who joined the NI online community. To secure a discount on this slick six-string songwriter, share a video clip of the most iconic guitar solo of all time - according to you - and tell us why in the comment section below. One lucky winner will receive a 50 USD/EUR voucher or local currency equivalent to be used on our webshop so you can create guitar solos of your dream.

A winner will be announced on July 12, 2022.

Good luck!

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  • LoveEnigma
    LoveEnigma Member Posts: 72 Tri
    edited June 30

    Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall, Part Two

    The guitar solo starts at 2:17 and ends at 3:22 (the above video ends a bit earlier though). This is the best guitar solo for me, because despite being a long (almost a minute) one it is still catchy and at least I love humming it in its entirety. Also, the guitar tone and slides are absolutely mind blowing.

  • Kaiwan_NI
    Kaiwan_NI BerlinAdministrator Posts: 1,609 admin

    I like that solo too. Let's see how many Pink Floyds we're getting. 😄 Thanks for sharing @LoveEnigma

  • Tony Jones
    Tony Jones UKMember Posts: 232 Saw

    I see your Another Brick solo and I raise you Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb live, Earls Court 1994. It's a mere 4:25 and starts at 4:56.

    Reason? I was there. One of the very best concerts I've ever been too. So that's two solos from The Wall, what's next?!

  • PK The DJ
    PK The DJ UKMember Posts: 348 Saw

    From 1973. The full version of Summer Breeze. The Solo isn't included in the radio edit.

    Starts at 3:51

    Why did I choose this? Listening will explain all.

  • echopoint
    echopoint Member Posts: 2 Noise
    edited June 30

    I would have to go with Eddie Van Halen's eruption. (Solo starts at 2:30 in the video above and what's on the album starts at 4:30) Such an amazing solo. It is unreal that anyone can play notes on a guitar so fast!

  • Kaiwan_NI
    Kaiwan_NI BerlinAdministrator Posts: 1,609 admin
    edited July 1

    For me it's John Mayer's Slow Dancing In A Burning Room. Just cause it's interesting to see how his solo has changed so much over the years, from a "dramatic" version like this one from almost 10 years ago to a more subdued version you saw in his recent US tour.

    Starts 4:28

  • LoveEnigma
    LoveEnigma Member Posts: 72 Tri
    edited July 1

    Enigma - I Love You... I'll Kill You

    Just in case a second entry is permitted. I don't think anyone else would mention this, but this is my second favorite guitar solo from one of favorite songs ever. Again, a long yet hummable one! If you didn't already by now, now you know where my username comes from. ;)

    Starts at 4:59 and ends at 6:38.

  • LoveEnigma
    LoveEnigma Member Posts: 72 Tri


    Q: Is this voucher exclusively for Electric Mint purchase? What if the winner has already bought it? If so, can it be used for something else?

  • YoungJae
    YoungJae Member Posts: 4 Sine
    edited July 1

    My favorite guitar solo is on Journey's Anyway You Want It. It brings back memories of me trying to nail every note on it while playing Rock Band 2 lol. I always managed to play the first solo correctly but that second solo always got the best of me. First solo is at 2:08. Second solo it at 3:05.


  • Psya
    Psya Member Posts: 1 Noise
    edited July 2

    No doubt that Steve Vai is a legend and all his creations masterpieces but this one in particular always leaves me in awe because how can a man be so connected to a beast of metal and wood that it's completely a part of him? It's the best guitar solo in the world for me because while Steve plays here you can literally see him speaking through the guitar which is the peak of expression one can achieve in their art/creations. I think nothing can beat a talking guitar, it's as close as one gets to the realm of the impossible.

  • SF_Green
    SF_Green San FranciscoMember Posts: 6 Sine

    Telephone Song - The Vaughan Brothers

    So many to choose from but this one stands out a bit for me - I think it's the great SRV's finest. It's funky and upbeat, and he makes the guitar sing, cry, and scream! His bends on this are incredible and his fills with the Wah pedal throughout are spot on. A great performance from a legend.

  • Cdavis44
    Cdavis44 Member Posts: 1 Noise

    Life in the fast lane-Eagles

    amazing solo by joe Walsh and don felder-

    starts at 4:07


  • Schmapps1
    Schmapps1 Member Posts: 64 Tri

    Metallica! ...And Justice for All

    Maybe not the most technically brilliant solo of all time but, when I am in a certain kind of mood this one just HITS

    Solo starts at 5:05

  • KindredSpirit
    KindredSpirit Member Posts: 1 Noise

    As my initial choices have already been chosen - Pink Floyd. I present Peter Frampton “Do you feel like we do”.

    https://youtu.be/V9Yq5m9eLIQ Starts at 11.26 - 14.06

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