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.

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2 Slash vs Buckethead

Slash is Nothing compared to the Incredible BUCKETHEAD! - Nirmal1991USA

3 Ritchie Blackmore vs Tony Iommi

Easily, Ritchie Blackmore - more technical and faster. His solos on Highway Star (Deep Purple) and A Light In The Black (Rainbow) are just wow. - Metal_Treasure

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4 Eddie Van Halen vs Joe Satriani

JOE SATRIANI ROCKS! I WANNA SEE THEY GUITAR BATTLE! JOE FOR LIFE! Joe Is My Life! Because of him, I started playing guitar now! Yay for Joe! Wot!

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...

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.

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.

6 Ritchie Blackmore vs Jimmy Page

Ritchie Blackmore - Jimmy Page himself admitted that. - Metal_Treasure

7 Yngwie Malmsteen vs Marty Friedman

I Pick Marty.Malmsteen Plays The Same Arpegios Every Album.I don't Know If Its Me,One Of Overrated Guitarist Ever Like Hendrix.Marty Solos Speaks Of Itself.Megadeth Are Crap Without Marty.

8 Jimmy Page vs Tony Iommi

Jimmy Paige rocks! Much better range of styles.

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9 Alex Skolnick vs Jeff Waters

Two of the finest lead guitar players in thrash (Alex of Testament and Jeff of Annihilator). - Metal_Treasure

Alex Skolnick.Why Is Jeff Waters Even Mentioned Here?

I think jeff waters,many people don't know him and his skills are from other planet

10 Steve Vai vs Joe Satriani

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 Hide vs Sugizo
13 Synyster Gates vs Herman Li

Synyster gates kills herman Li by and taste that's it really

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

I give this to Herman. He is the best guitarist - Gh_player


14 Kai Hansen vs Timo Tolkki
15 Kerry King vs Gary Holt V 1 Comment
16 Eric Clapton vs Carlos Santana V 1 Comment
17 Herman Li vs Sam Totman
18 Eric Johnson vs Steve Vai
19 Yngwie Malmsteen vs Steve Vai

I Give It To Yngwie For This

20 Michael Amott vs Christopher Amott
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1. Yngwie Malmsteen vs John Petrucci
2. Synyster Gates vs Herman Li
3. Slash vs Buckethead
1. Ritchie Blackmore vs Tony Iommi
2. Alex Skolnick vs Jeff Waters
3. Ritchie Blackmore vs Jimmy Page
1. Dave Mustaine vs Kirk Hammett
2. Slash vs Buckethead
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