Best Megadeth Guitarists

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The Top Ten

1 Dave Mustaine Dave Mustaine David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own ...read more.
2 Marty Friedman Marty Friedman Martin Adam "Marty" Friedman is an American guitarist, known for his tenure as the lead guitarist for heavy metal band Megadeth which spanned nearly the full decade of the 1990s, as well as Cacophony alongside Jason Becker until 1989. Friedman has resided in Tokyo, Japan since 2003, where he has hosted ...read more.

Three words describe why he's number 2 : TORNADO OF SOULS.

I like his tornado of souls solo, its good.

The most favorite guitarist of Rattleheads, and solos such as "Tornado of Souls" deserves to be in the top 3. - xXxMuStAiNexXx1

Shouldn't this list just be focusing on the lead guitarists (not Dave)? Why is he even here? He writes most of the band's music and lyrics, close to all actually. But, in terms of the lead guitarist, Friedman and Poland are definitely the best. The solos on Peace Sells, as well as the solos on Rust In Peace, show that best. For Poland, check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=CQBZ1v9f1ok
It shows most his solo stuff on Peace Sells, as well as Dave's. In my opinion, Dave's best solos are on the Peace Sells album (though I think Rust In Peace is a better album), and also David Ellefson's best bass work is on the Peace Sells album.
For Marty:
https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=6KrNnH5beLc

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3 Chris Poland

His sense of jazz and blues makes none. Even Marty nor himself could match. - xXxMuStAiNexXx1

Sick solo s most raw player

4 Chris Broderick Chris Broderick Christopher Alan Broderick is an American musician, best known as the former lead and rhythm guitarist of the American heavy metal band Megadeth.

The current guitarist, and is getting quite a following in a short time (2008-2013). Definitely a virtuoso, but if it became clear that Poland is much higher, and that I can not play I Is not Superstitious, and in another case, the same or better can touch the Tornado of Souls solo, so I make clear why Poland was 2 and not Marty. Of note is the beautiful solo of How the Story Ends. - xXxMuStAiNexXx1

Takes pride his playing, simply incredible.

5 Kiko Loureiro Kiko Loureiro Pedro Henrique "Kiko" Loureiro is a Brazilian Heavy metal guitarist, best known as a member of the bands Angra and Megadeth.

The most complete musician of the bunch, just listen to his work at Dystopia.

Will not be able to fill " Chris Broderick's" shoes

Best Megadeth guitarist after Marty Friedman and Chris Poland

The most technically skilled of the bunch

6 Glen Drover Glen Drover Glen Drover is a Canadian heavy metal musician from Missisauga, Ontario, Canada, where he currently resides.

His playing is unique, and I liked the way he played the solos, like the writings touched by. Not what I was playing was playing, he played what he was born to play. - xXxMuStAiNexXx1

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7 Jeff Young

His style is similar to Glen, but not the same, and also had a small room in Megadeth (1988-1989). - xXxMuStAiNexXx1

8 Al Pitrelli

Still, his stay was very small, but the solo Dread and the Fugitive Mind is just beautiful. - xXxMuStAiNexXx1

9 Kerry King Kerry King Kerry Ray King is an American musician, best known as a guitarist for the American thrash metal band Slayer.

It's a great guitarist, and his works are very great in Slayer, but his stay in Megadeth was only a week. :/ - xXxMuStAiNexXx1

The only thing that goes for him is that he looks the part and that's it...

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