Greatest Guitarist Duels / Face Offs

Guitarists who you want to do battle at an ultimate guitar battle of all time.
The Top Ten
1 Dave Mustaine vs Kirk Hammett

Dave Mustaine. Way better technically, and can shred for days. Hammett is good, and very well known, and is more successful than dave but, there is no way dave would lose that battle. The entire Kill Em All album speaks for itself, because its all dave mustaine.

Dave. Kirk is good, but he overused the way and isn't as technical as Dave. I prefer Metallica over Megadeth, but Dave is running circles around Kirk.

2 Slash vs Buckethead

This isn't eve a good comparison. Only reason people compare Slash with Buckethead because both of them were in Guns N' Roses. Buckethead's competitors are Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Yngwie Malmsteen or Michael Angelo Batio. He puts efforts in his songs. Slash is good but he is living on his fame. People who say Buckethead doesn't have emotion should listen to too many humans, Aunt Suzie or Whitewash. If not anything else, then the only reason I say Buckethead is better than Slash is because BUCKETHEAD CAN GET EMOTION LIKE SLASH. BUT SLASH CAN'T GET FAST OR TECHNICAL LIKE BUCKETHEAD.

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3 Ritchie Blackmore vs Tony Iommi

Easily, Ritchie Blackmore - more technical, more innovative and faster. He was the first metal shredder and the first metal guitarist who used tremolo picking (now found everywhere in extreme metal - esp. black and death metal).
His solos on Highway Star (Deep Purple) and A Light In The Black (Rainbow) still sound mindblowing.

4 Eddie Van Halen vs Joe Satriani

This would be as epic as it gets people. Slash is great but if two people like this got together, it would shake the world.

Eddie is the man... He's just been bored for a while, he is letting everyone else catch up to what he started in 1978...

Joe Hands down, would win this one!

5 Yngwie Malmsteen vs John Petrucci

Oh John Petrucci by a landslide. Yngwie is good and has great technique, but Petrucci can improvise like a beast and has much better song writing and composing skills. He's also faster (not a huge point) and he also has the better technique. This is all my opinion, but Petrucci is a monster compared to Yngwie.

Is this a joke? Trust me, I love John Petrucci and dream theater but YNGWIE! That guy is 100x more talented than john. He can shred like no one else and can basically create neo-Classical scales out of nothing!

6 Ritchie Blackmore vs Jimmy Page

Ritchie Blackmore, obviously - Jimmy Page himself admitted that.

7 Yngwie Malmsteen vs Marty Friedman

Yngwie for the win. The proof is that even when Marty plays whith a neo-Classical genius like Jason Becker, he STILL compare to Yngwie.

8 Jimmy Page vs Tony Iommi

Jimmy Paige rocks! Much better range of styles.

9 Steve Vai vs Joe Satriani

Vai will win as he has more feel and can execute better than joe his former teacher

10 Alex Skolnick vs Jeff Waters

Two of the finest lead guitar players in thrash (Alex of Testament and Jeff of Annihilator). It's hard to choose but Jeff Waters wins - more interesting riffs and solos, and he pretty much invented technical thrash with Annihilator's demo of 1985 - Welcome To Your Death.

The Contenders
11 Nirmal vs Vimukthi

Nirmal & Vimukthi are 2 emerging Guitarists from Sri Lanka who acquires incredible talent on the Guitar. They play everything: Classical, Country, Pop, Latin, Jazz, Blues, Rock & Metal. They are a real treat to watch Performing. Good Luck & All the Best Nirmal & Vimukthi...

These 2 are a Privilege to watch! They are Amazing! Well Done Guys!

12 Synyster Gates vs Herman Li

Synyster Gates has the feel and the shredding both in the albums and live. Herman Li Just knows how to use pro tools and give most of his money on specs in order for his pc not to crash...

Who is herman li! Synyster gates is all the way first...

Li! Gates can't play guitar.

13 Hide vs Sugizo
14 Kai Hansen vs Timo Tolkki
15 Eric Clapton vs Carlos Santana
16 Herman Li vs Sam Totman
17 Kerry King vs Gary Holt
18 Eric Johnson vs Steve Vai
19 Yngwie Malmsteen vs Steve Vai
20 Kerry King vs Dimebag Darrell
21 Michael Amott vs Christopher Amott
22 Paul Gilbert vs George Lynch
23 David Gilmour vs Synyster Gates
24 Evan Taubenfeld vs Josh Farro
25 Michael Angelo Batio vs Tom Morello
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