Smith/Murray vs Tipton/Downning

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Smith/Murray vs Tipton/Downning

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This is really tough for me. Smith/Murray just by a tad. Two of THE best duos Metal has ever seen.
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Re: Smith/Murray vs Tipton/Downning

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All of them are wonderful, but I am voting Smith/Murray...
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Re: Smith/Murray vs Tipton/Downning

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Tough call.

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So hard to argue either choice.
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Tipton / Downing

I all around prefer Priest over Maiden.
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Tipton/Downing all day every day.
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At first it seemed like a hard question but the answer is easily Tipton/Downing for me. More variety and much stronger riffs. I prefer Maiden in general, but I don't feel they've made records as strong (on a purely guitar basis) as Screaming For Vengeance and Stained Class. Priest's catalog is full of incredible riffs that are just...really damn cool. "Bloodstone" being my favorite.

I would say I prefer Smith/Murray as lead guitarists however. More solos I find memorable.
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Smith/Murray all day long. The twin guitar melodies they do are probably the best in music.
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Tipton and downing seem like they are a little more on that speed metal tip when it comes to soloing and super tight riffing.

Smith and Murray are a little looser and probably more melodic in their soloing. Great riffs but maybe not quite as tight, a little looser.

It depends on the day to be honest.
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Smith and Murray.... Gers destroyed The magic
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Re: Smith/Murray vs Tipton/Downning

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Black Ace wrote: ↑Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:57 pm Tipton / Downing

I all around prefer Priest over Maiden.
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I love Murray & Tipton, but Smith & Downing not so much.
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So Cruel wrote: ↑Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:18 pm Smith/Murray all day long. The twin guitar melodies they do are probably the best in music.
I think i may have to concur. We wont even bring up how AMAZING Harris is on Bass. :P
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acevog75 wrote: ↑Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:50 am Tipton and downing seem like they are a little more on that speed metal tip when it comes to soloing and super tight riffing.

Smith and Murray are a little looser and probably more melodic in their soloing. Great riffs but maybe not quite as tight, a little looser.

It depends on the day to be honest.
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sugardaddy wrote: ↑Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:50 am
Black Ace wrote: ↑Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:57 pm Tipton / Downing

I all around prefer Priest over Maiden.
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I much prefer Priest's music, but as a tandem, Murray/Smith were slightly better in their heyday. Tipton in his prime though was the best of the 4.
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Love both, but I'm going with who I heard first...Tipton/Downing.


..I dig the new stuff with Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen. Didn't want to like it, but it's pretty good stuff.
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Draw for me. I like both very much, and I think they do something different enough that there is room for all four.
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Tipton / Downing

I prefer Priest
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Tipton/Downing
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Big fan of both. Tipton/Downing was heavier. Smith/Murray more melodic. However I thoughtTipton/Downing shouldve done more harmonizing. This is why I prefer Smith/Murray. I just love that Maiden sound when their guitars meld together!
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Hi I'm Witz wrote: ↑Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:42 am Big fan of both. Tipton/Downing was heavier. Smith/Murray more melodic. However I thoughtTipton/Downing shouldve done more harmonizing. This is why I prefer Smith/Murray. I just love that Maiden sound when their guitars meld together!
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This should be a poll.

Tipton / Downing for me by a hair
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strangeways747 wrote: ↑Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:19 am This should be a poll.

Tipton / Downing for me by a hair
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Tipton / Downing
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Priest
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Tipton / Downing

I pretty much always choose Priest over Maiden when it comes to these vs. threads.
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Tipton/Downing
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Smith/Murray