Top Ten Greatest Guitar Duos


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41 Jim Root & Mick Thomson (Slipknot)
42 Robert Smith & Porl Thompson (The Cure)
43 Ilan Ashkenazi & Kai

"Temple" and "Rebellious Minds"

44 Mark Tremonti & Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) V 1 Comment
45 Jon Schaffer & Randall Shawver (Iced Earth) Jon Schaffer & Randall Shawver (Iced Earth) Jon Ryan Schaffer is an American heavy metal musician. He is best known as the guitarist and last remaining original member of the Florida-based heavy metal band Iced Earth, which he formed in 1985 under the name "Purgatory".
46 Koshi Inaba & Tak Matsumoto (B'z)
47 James "Munky" Shaffer & Brian "Head" Welch (Korn)

Their style is simple but creative. Munky does heavy, weird chords, and Head does bizarre sound effects and other chords over Munky's part. LIsten to "Freak on a Leash", because the guitar playing in that is super creative.

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48 Jason Hook and Zoltan Bathory (Five Finger Death Punch)
49 Matt Heafy & Corey Bealieu (Trivium)
50 Ray Toro & Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance)

They're just so epic. They should be placed higher, maybe top 20. My Chemical Romance is best alternative rock band.

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51 Steve Pappas & Tony Valenzisi (String Theory)

String Theory has to be one the most versatile guitar duos I have ever seen. They cover classical, jazz, Brazilian, blues... And everything in between. Their performances are very entertaining! They have to be the best guitar duo in the northeastern part of the U.S.! Check them out!

I had opportunity to see them in concert in Jan.2013 they were great! Steve has his own recording entitled "Refuge" but the duo doesn't have a recording as of yet. They should do a release this year. I hope?

Incredibly talented! Their repertoire spans 500 years. They are also very entertaining! A must see!

Now they are doing mandolin/guitar in their performances. Versatile!

52 Rodrigo y Gabriela
53 Tom Verlaine & Richard Lyold (Television)

They take turns doing amazing solos. - toasterbrain34

Inspired a lot of modern indie bands

54 Jake Pitts & Jinxx (Black Veil Brides)

Don't let their image scare you away. When you judge these guys, judge them by their talent only, an you'll see they deserve a much higher spot than this.

55 Steve Hunter & Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper & Lou Reed)

Way too far down on the list! You have to listen to Lou Reed's "Rock and roll Animal". I don't know why it took me so long to find this. Great, great album with excellent guitar power!

56 Serj Tankian & Daron Malakian (System of a Down)

Serj is actually quite good. Listen to question. The intro is Serj, the electric guitar is Daron. Quite fantastic. - freezerman75

57 Peter Koppes and Marty Willson-Piper (The Church)

Suppose I shouldn't be surprised these guys aren't already on the list, they've been under-heard and under-appreciated for 30 years. These guys do the psychedelic rock thing better than anyone. Check out "Destination" for proof. The Church are the greatest band to ever come out of Australia.

58 Andy Powell & Ted Turner (Wishbone Ash)

The lead guitarists of legendary progressive/hard rock band Wishbone Ash. The interplays on "The King Will Comme", "Warrior" and "Time Was" are timeless!

Original best twin lead guitarist...Ted and Andy...unique technique player

These two guitarists invented the guitar duo...

59 Wayne Kramer & Fred Sonic Smith (MC5)

Few have heard of MC5, but it's worth the listen to hear these two trading licks

60 Brent Hinds & Bill Kelliher (Mastodon)
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