Best guitar duo

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  1. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

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    There are a ton a great rock bands with fantastic lead guitarist, but only a few have a notable guitar duo. Here are just a couple I thought of. Who can ya'll add? I know Adler will have a few.

    K.K. Downing Glenn Tipton - Judas Priest
    Jeff Watson Brad Gillis - Night Ranger
    Sammy Hagar Eddie Van Halen - Van Halen
    Chris De Garmo Michael Wilton - Queensryche
    Adrian Vandenberg and Steve Vai - Whitesnake
    Adrian Vandenberg and Phil Collin - Def Leppard

    I thought about adding Metallica because of Kirk Hammett, but I don't think anyone ever discusses James Hetfield as an accomplish guitarist, so, they didn't make it on my list.
     
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    Agreed, but these guys has been around for some time now.
    Chris De Garmo Michael Wilton from Queensryche are fantastic!!!!

    In modern times, Herman Lee and SamTotman from Dragonforce are Guitar Genuis Gods :) If anybody listens to this band they'll know exectly what I mean \m/

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    Huh Hetfield not an accomplished guitarist?

    He is much more skilled than Kirk imo. In fact on the flipside Kirk isn't technically that greater guiitarist.
    :)

    I'd be adding the duo of Adrian Smith/ Dave Murray - Iron Maiden(pre Janick Gerrs)

    Theres more no doubt but they spring immediately to mind
     
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    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

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    Either I'm going to learn something I didn't know or I'm going to have to disagree with you Heinz. But that doesn't mean I don't like you. ha ha :) Besides, nothing wrong with learning something, right? Is Hetfield that good?
     
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    Lynyrd Skynyrd, four accomplished guitarists in the bands early history, Allen Collins, Steve Gaines, Ed King, and Gary Rossington.
    Not the same stlye of music in the previous examples, but they had extreme talent in the type of music they played.
     
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    John Rembourn Bert Jansch

    Records:

    Bert&John

    Pentangle - all the records of 1st lineup
     
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    How about Matthias Jabs and Rudolf Schenker of the Scorpions? They get some good guitar harmony going on with a lot of their songs.
     
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    Hetfield is a fine and decent guitar player, but IMHO Kirk is more versatile, being able to do many styles.

    Good choice! Very good guitarwork and brilliantly composed. But I thought they were only 3 guitar players and a Bass player?
     
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    At most there were three guitarist playing in Skynyrd at one time. Steve Gaines camein a while after Ed King left the band.
     
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    Well Hetfields musical composition is what makes him the better musician in my eyes. Also he is very precise with his playing, downstrokes are hard to sustain for long periods at a fast pace like he does.

    Kirk can't keep up as much with his picking and on the SKOM dvd extras theres even a bit where he struggles to learn a basic picking pattern.
    HOWEVER

    Kirk is a great guitarist and has really found his click in Blues/Metal style of soloing. I only find fault in his scale choice and over use of the wah pedal. His scale runs up/down the neck are fairly fast in fact Damage Inc clocks in at about 19notes a second at one point for the solo.

    He has some really epic moments and some very so-so ones too. Trinity with Carlos Santana on All That I Am (album) is quite disappointing, once again imo.

    My musician forum debate this stuff daily, never find an answer really.

    :D
     
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    just rock, hard rock and metal duos or others are allowed like blues, jazz, etc... ?
     
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    Er, are we forgetting:


    Brian Robertson and Scott Gorham of Thin Lizzy?


    and


    Andy Powell and Laurie Wisefield of Wishbone Ash?



    Shame on you. :)
     
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    All Jug.

    So I'd be adding to that Slava and Leonard Grigorian Classical guitarist duo.

    Truly masters of their instruments.
     
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    Hey how about Angus and Malcolm Young of AC/DC? IMO malcolm has got to be the most underrated and best ryhthm guitarist in the world
     
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    I have a buddy of mine that plays in a local band here in Dallas. He typically plays the rhythm guitar, but sometimes plays the lead. Adrian is a fantastic player and I asked him why he didn't play more lead. He said because their lead guitarist can't do it and playing rhythm is much harder.

    Jug, I was kinda thinking just rock, but feel free to post anyone. More than likely if you post two guitarist from the Peruvian symphony orchestra we wont know who they are.

    Maximowitz posted Brian Robertson and Scott Gorham and I didn't know them by name, but when he said Thin Lizzy, I know the music.

    For example, if I say Andy Mckee, I'm sure most of you have no clue who that is, but he has mastered his craft, IMO.

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddn4MGaS3N4
     
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