#1
I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions for les pauls for an intermediate player that likes rock and doesnt want to spend more than $800 and what kind of pickups I should replace the stock ones with (heard they were crappy) Maybe a bluesy tone but I already have a fender hss strat so I dont really need the bluesy tone but it would be a bonus. Are Seymour Duncans more for metal or for rock?
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the title of the thread says it all, lol
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Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom
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Ibanez art/arc whatever series, ESP eclipse,they are like pauls. But I would just go for the epi.
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they are sweet guitars! I have 2 of them love the tone of each of them... get one, u wont be disappointed
#7
get a esp/ltd ec series much better quality guitar then the epiphones and they have good pickups already in them and if im not mistaken the EC-401VF is about 650 and im pretty sure youll be much more happy with that guitar then a epi i have the epi and its pretty crap
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get a esp/ltd ec series much better quality guitar then the epiphones and they have good pickups already in them and if im not mistaken the EC-401VF is about 650 and im pretty sure youll be much more happy with that guitar then a epi i have the epi and its pretty crap


You clearly have no IDEA what high end epi is. Proud owner of a LP Custom Prophecies, EMG 81/85 pickups. Calling that bad pickups? 600 bucks.
#9
I've played the prophecies but there hit or miss on the setup and fretwork i've played ok one and i've played bad ones and he said for rock not metal emg 81/85 are more suited for metal where as the Seymour duncans in the ltd are beter for rock i have the 81/85 and they clearly are missing something when i come to rock tones but there amazing for metal tones i play a epiphone les paul through a mesa triple rectifier half stack and i still would say that the ltd are better then the prophecies
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You clearly have no IDEA what high end epi is. Proud owner of a LP Custom Prophecies, EMG 81/85 pickups. Calling that bad pickups? 600 bucks.

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#11
epiphone les paul standard plain top.
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#12
You can get one of these, they have excellent pickups already installed:
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-ARC500-Electric-Guitar?sku=512347
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-EC400VF?sku=512884

Both will do rock and blues. I personally prefer the Ibanez, it's bridge pup has a lower output than the ltd's, which gives a more old-school tone. It looks hella classy as well.

If you don't mind swapping pups though, either go for this:
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-ART300-Electric-Guitar?sku=518065
or get an Epi LP Standard. Customs aren't any better than Standards, so don't waste your money on one. Also, don't buy an Epi online, their quality varies a lot and you absolutely need to check out the specific guitar you are going to buy. This is not the case with Ibanez or Ltd though.

What I'd do: I'd just get the ARC500, it seems like the best guitar out of the three I talked about, because it is made to a very high standard. The few ones I have tried were flawless.
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I've played the prophecies but there hit or miss on the setup and fretwork i've played ok one and i've played bad ones and he said for rock not metal emg 81/85 are more suited for metal where as the Seymour duncans in the ltd are beter for rock i have the 81/85 and they clearly are missing something when i come to rock tones but there amazing for metal tones i play a epiphone les paul through a mesa triple rectifier half stack and i still would say that the ltd are better then the prophecies


Try and use some punctuation so I can understand. Seriously.
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I own a special edition les paul with zebra humbuckers and with the distortion i can can make it sound like kirk hammit
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I own a special edition les paul with zebra humbuckers and with the distortion i can can make it sound like kirk hammit


doesnt kirk and james both play emgs?
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^^ Yeah they both do. Dosen't matter if he can make it sound like hammet, the TC wants a rock sound not metal. What amp you planning to run it into? You may be better of with a new amp.