Top Ten Greatest Guitar Duos
The Top Ten
Why Is This #1? Please Get This Off The Top Spot
If you wonder why X is here, you haven't listened to X. Educate yourself... you will not be disappointed!
Both are cool but not best of course
Some losers no one ever heard of are 1, above glenn tipton and kk downing (I can't swear on this christian minecraft server
200 Hundred Million Records sold! Fans didn't buy them for an amazing vocalist (not that Bon & Brian are bad). They bought those records for Angus & Malcolm's guitar shredding.
Shredding? On what planet are these guys shredders? They are such boring guitar players - Johnnyt800
how are they not number 1? they've been providing solid guitar riffs for 37 years and never missed a beat!
Talkin' about rock, they haven't rival, they're the perfect team.
Might be at #1.
Angus Young and Malcolm Young should be #1 I don't even know who Hide and Pata are! Angus and Malcolm are the perfect duo! They have never fighted and have been doing it for almost 40 years!
This list is so disappointing. Sure, I agree hide and Pata are good, but most of these are just wrong. A good guitar duo is two guitaists that compliment each other, as in dual solos and guitar harmonies. Anything else is just lead and rhythm. Slash is an amazing soloist, very good by himself, but Izzy just doesn't add anything to him. Iron Maiden are excellent for this. You just don't say it's just Adrian or Dave, you always talk about both of them. Number Of The Beast solos, anyone?
Oh, and you know what? Thin Lizzy is WAY too low, they basically perfected the art of dual guitars, and don't forget Glenn Tipton and KK Downing of Judas Priest too.
Learn from your masters.
Izzy had a few solos, nothing like Slash but Izzy is better than people give him credit for. He could write very well and kept a great rhythm. He could play the riff a different way than Slash was playing it and yet it fit and added a dynamic. Izzy is awesome. As far as Dave and Adrian go I think they need to be at number 1 followed by Tipton and Downing - Johnnyt800
two guitar masters in 21?
I see that many people have no good taste for music!
Simply amazing. Can't believe they aren't top ten. True shredders
They're awesome. Not any better than say hetfield and hammet, but also definitely not worse. Their unique style is awesome with basically harmonized lead licks as their main riffs.
When you look at these other bands guitarists, you think of them as two guitarists in the same band, but that's not at all the case for kirk and James, they are a living breathing entity if perfect combination. They should be number 1, it is absolutely retarded (no of fence) that X Japan, and Avenged Sevenfold are above these gods.
Kirk Hammett has his fair share of great guitar tracks. He's a proven stud as the lead guitarist. However, James Hetfield is no slouch. In fact, he is better than a lot of lead guitarists for other bands. You like the song Nothing Else Matters? Hammett didn't play in that one. It's all Hetfield.
They are just simply the best guitar duo ever. The end of story. No one can ever beat them. They make awesome songs and solos. Just amazing.
I love nothing else matters because it's so deep and it's all played by James, he wrote it for his girlfriend at the time, and I love Kirk hammet, he is amazing
Two great riffmasters and soloists. One of the most equal duos ever in terms of importance of the guitarists.
Riff master combined with the most unique neo-classical soloist, everyone who interested in guitar should listen to rust in peace, before they rest in peace
Rust is the single greatest thrash album. The culmination of all we were promised - Johnnyt800
For Pure Technical Prowess (Metal Riffing & melodic soloing) Dave Mustaine & Marty Friedman blows all the duos.
How the hell this duo under Hammett and Hetfield? They should be number 1. No doubt. Just listen to rust in peace. That will clear all your doubts. Please.
Priest's duo guitarist is the most evolve of all metal guitarist ever. They change their style & upgrade the skills every album. From basic blues style to pseudo technical neoclassical style. This duo eat others duo 90% on term guitar skill. Especially Glenn he's complete total package.
The reason they're not #1 tells you just how ignorant people are nowadays
Downing and Tipton being ranked at 23 is simply pathetic. They practically invented the twin-lead guitar sound and laid the groundwork for what was to come in rock and heavy metal. Easily top 2.
These guys pretty much invent the twin guitar style and they're not even top ten?
Most underrated duo in rock. They sacrificed heavy guitar solos with unforgettable riffs and soul. Their sound has been taken for granted.
Steve and Phil: a perfect guitar match. Steve with all his heart and soul and Phil with his technical skills. A Perfect example of this would be the songs Hysteria, Love and Affection, Love Bites and Gods of War off the Hysteria album, or any other song on the album.
These two are so under-rated
Simply the best. Do not speed their music up very inventive and creative. Harmonies are incredible. They work perfectly together in any instance. Once time goes on I think people will realize they deserve the # 1 spot
The combination of a right-handed (Syn) and left-handed (Zacky) guitarists allows for some awesome live guitar back to back duels Avenged is known to do especially in their album "City of Evil"
Two very different guys, both the most amazing guitarist soloist. One is lefty the other is righty so they make a mirror image of sorts when they play. Fantastic.
Syn and zacky are probably the greatest duo in my opinion. Songs like Beast and the Harlot and afterlife are some of the best of their genre
Are you kidding? These guys should be first!
Gary Moore and Scott Gorham
Go back and listen these guys We’re way ahead of their time
Slash and Izzy get my vote. I love their blend of different tones, Slash with the Les Paul into a dirty Marshall and Izzy with a Gibson Hollow Body into a clean Fender amp. Also love how they played off of each other and complimented what the other guy was playing. Hardly ever were they playing the same thing at the same time. Their dual guitar sound was the driving force of Guns N' Roses. It was never the same after Izzy left the band.
What's cool about gun's n roses' fist few albums with the original lineup is that while Slash had the solos, he and Izzy would play creative, non-concrete riffs that could sound good on tape as well as live. no other band has sounded as good paired together
Angus and Malcolm come in second to these guys. Best combo ever. Wish Izzy showed up to the rock and roll Hall of fame inductions though.
I wish Izzy was in Velvet Revolver
Frehley* my god
It should be Don Felder & Joe Walsh...
Nevertheless, the Legendary Hotel California Solo made me a Guitarist!
Listen to "Hotel California" guitar duel. Then you would understand why it is considered as one of the gretest guitar song. Don Felder on Gibson double neck guitar and Joe Walsh on Fender Telecaster are very complementary!
Don Felder is such an underrated guitarist. Joe Walsh was always the rock influenced member of a particular soft band. On comes Don Felder paired with Walsh and the eagles transformed into some of the most inspiring music of all time. The Hotel California album is a staple of 2 great guitarists working together and sharing equal brilliance. These 2 guys made the eagles relevant. In the rock world the eagles are nothing without these 2 playing. Idc who founded the band. Listen to hotel California.. then listen to the acoustic version of hotel California. The playing bond they have is unmatched.
Don Felder the most underrated guitarist,
He is skilled in both classical and rock guitar,
its like he's been taking classical lessons at his childhood
he should be compared with legends like Page and Clapton
The original lead/lead guitarist duo, & still the best. Most likely, the reason why they aren't #1 is that the Allman Brothers Band is one of the most unfairly overlooked bands of the Classic Rock era. Prime examples of this duo's sheer power can be found in songs like "Blue Sky", "Whipping Post (Fillmore East)", "Mountain Jam", & "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (Fillmore East)".
These two are the creators gentlemen! They only had a few years together but they meshed immediately. Blue Sky is a masterpiece. Country music evolved into what is today from them also. Who doesn't love those original songs and all of the live awesome recordings. Number one, no doubt!
How these aren't number 1 is beyond me! They really are pioneers in this field. All the duos above are from bands that little fat kids listen to thinking they know music.
No others come close to these 2! But I agree with the comments for Richards/Jones, Beck and Page, Collins & Rossington, and Felder and Walsh. All these guys are true legends and musicians, not like some of the other crap mentioned here.
These guys are the most underrated guitarists of all time, they're so damn good and yet don't get enough credit, so influential.
why are all those overrated jokers above them?
They should be number one. They're both lead guitarists.
They are the makers of metal, Legends. Gods of guitar riffs, simply the best.
Those they solo together on every song, sometimes they solo on their own in one song but they know how make their own guitar tone figure who plays who. Both can shred, do whammy bar staff such diver bombs and pinch dives and many more. Both guitarist got influenced on their own guitar hero, for example gary is influenced on ted nugent and rick hunolt have tought by joe satriani. They solo just like slayer and megadeth sort of but their agression never slows them down. Gary can duo with any thrash metal guitar player: with lee atlus from heathen and kerry king from slayer. Grind on m/ m/ m/
Next to Tipton and Downing, these guys are the poster boys for dual metal guitar playing
to me, Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King is the best duo ever from the best band ever, and although I know not everyone agrees with me, it must at least be acknowledged that they belong at least in the top 5
Both guitarists are at least between top 10 guitarists in the world - just listen to their playing - who can repeat their songs!?
This duo can demolish with their guitars. Best thrash duo.
These dudes and Judas Priest have the best guitar duos
Best guitar duo ever. Speed Metal Symphony says enough.
I don't understand why this duo ain't here.
Just listen to Speed Metal Symphony and it will make my point clear!
The best ever! Saw them in 1980 at palladium in Nyc,no one close too those guys
So much more than playing together. They swapped lead and rhythm seamlessly, like a well oiled machine.
Ditto, what I said about Walsh and Felder...many of these other duo's have one guy who is clearly lead.
See 1975 Winterland Live
Always tasteful and creative. Less is more.
Both very good musicians
This duo should be in top 5!
Throw in a little thing called the Lennon/McCartney [and later Harrison] Songbook, which are the greatest rock compositions of all time, and this teaming is the GOAT by a mile.
These two aren't my favorite, but they do damn sure deserve to be in the top 5. I mean, Keith knows all about the guitar and Jones could play multiple instruments! I mean... My god, these two rock! And no, just because I'm a Brian Jones lunatic doesn't mean I hate Mick Taylor. I actually admire the both of them!
Dumb teenagers nowadays need to start getting a clue about the history of Rock music and what Rock 'n' Roll is all about, in the first place.
Not having Richards/Mick Taylor or Richards/Jones and Page/Beck in the Top 5 pretty much summarizes how musically uneducated kids are nowadays.
Richards and taylor sound amazing together