Knowing how much the minor pentatonic scale has been (ab)used, it gets harder to come up with something that sounds original. Of course, you can always use the same old licks and maybe rearrange a few things here and there. However, if you’re really planning on sounding unique and “reinventing” your approach to soloing, here are a few great substitutes for minor pentatonic.
Here is a technique you can use to create and write melodies. Using a few everyday items you can get unlimited melody ideas. This will help you when you need an extra boost of idea. Here is what you will need: