#1
Im working on a song that has a lot of dualing guitar solo work with a lot of harmonized riffs. I have all the rhythm tracks panned hard left and right, but what percentage pan would be best for the dual leads?
#2
I usually pan things like that about 20/20. 0 being center, 100 being far left/right.
#3
Think of it like looking at a stage and where the musicians or their amps would be then pan to that. That's what I try and do.

Like the drummer is always in the centre then you might have a guitar slightly to one side and bass slightly to the other, maybe other musicians further out to the sides and so on.
#4
However you decide to pan them check it in mono. It'll make it translate better across systems if it works well in mono and mono will reveal any phase issues. I like 80/20 for dual leads. It gives them space and definition as distinct lead lines but lets them intermingle a bit.

EDIT: for arguments sake the brain only really perceives Left/Center/Right, putting stuff inbetween can add a lot of texture and depth but can also make an otherwise great mix muddy and undefined.
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#5
Thanks for the input guys. Yeah I fiddled around a bit and about 20% sounds the best to my ears