#1
Sorry for the noob question, but are Les Pauls good for metal?
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#2
Quote by lespaul#1
Sorry for the noob question, but are Les Pauls good for metal?



lol ... ofc they are, james hetfield uses em aswell as countless metal musicians
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#4
I was considering the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top.
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"I'm discontinuing production on the Timmy now as well. It might come back into production at some point down the road, but probably not because people will just clone it anyway cause they're stupid jerk face doo doo heads. -Paul C."
#5
Adam Jones (guitarist for tool not the football player) uses Les Pauls with a metallic spray that alters the sound of his guitars
#6
Quote by darkcheef
Adam Jones (guitarist for tool not the football player) uses Les Pauls with a metallic spray that alters the sound of his guitars


he doesnt spray them though... its just the finish that gibson put on them at that time period. they discontinued it b/c the finish changed colors (greenish) and it altered the sound (which he likes) he cant just spray em w/ metallic spray and it automatically changes the sound. he said that if he could find more he would buy em, but he cant hah

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#7
For metal, I'm probably buying a Les Paul.
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"I'm discontinuing production on the Timmy now as well. It might come back into production at some point down the road, but probably not because people will just clone it anyway cause they're stupid jerk face doo doo heads. -Paul C."
#8
Quote by lespaul#1
For metal, I'm probably buying a Les Paul.


Yea thats a good choice, but it also depends on the amp... you could also go w/ a dean or a jackson.... cant go wrong there

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#10
It'll be through a BFDR with a high gain OD pedal.
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#11
The ESP Eclipse and Ibanez ART are examples of more metal oriented Les Pauls; by all means look into those, But a normal LP will do absolutely fine. They were good enough for Rhoads, Hetfield and countless other metal musicians, after all.
#12
Quote by GangsterLi
lol ... ofc they are, james hetfield uses em aswell as countless metal musicians


He does use a few LP's, but the majority of his guitars are ESP Signature Eclipse models

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Yea thats a good choice, but it also depends on the amp... you could also go w/ a dean or a jackson.... cant go wrong there


To put Dean and Jackson in the same sentence as if they are equal is a vile, vile sin that should warrant a massive donkey punch
#14
Ok, I'll consider all these. I'm still suprised my BFDR gets a good metal tone.
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"I'm discontinuing production on the Timmy now as well. It might come back into production at some point down the road, but probably not because people will just clone it anyway cause they're stupid jerk face doo doo heads. -Paul C."
#15
Quote by lespaul#1
Ok, I'll consider all these. I'm still suprised my BFDR gets a good metal tone.


Also... Black Label Society... Zakk Wylde uses a LP and it sounds pretty heavy...

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#16
les pauls are cool if you like them. im not comfortable on them. i like jacksons check some out. but in the end yoiu can get a damn good metal tone out of a les paul, it comes down to what yer more comfortable with.
#17
Quote by forty6and2
he doesnt spray them though... its just the finish that gibson put on them at that time period. they discontinued it b/c the finish changed colors (greenish) and it altered the sound (which he likes) he cant just spray em w/ metallic spray and it automatically changes the sound. he said that if he could find more he would buy em, but he cant hah


If i had a guitar that changed colors and altered the sound i would love that, I wonder what idiot discontinued that model.
#18
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If i had a guitar that changed colors and altered the sound i would love that, I wonder what idiot discontinued that model.



haha yea no kidding. the green is pretty apparent too. if you see some live pictures of him playing you can really see it. Also, hes on the cover of the new guitarworld and you can see the greenish tint...

Yea, adam jones is my favorite...

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#19
Quote by forty6and2
Also... Black Label Society... Zakk Wylde uses a LP and it sounds pretty heavy...


I think it's the crushing overdrive on his Marshall that makes him heavy.

If you have a good amp, a LP can do metal perfectly fine.
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#20
Quote by Demonazzz
I think it's the crushing overdrive on his Marshall that makes him heavy.

If you have a good amp, a LP can do metal perfectly fine.


True, and the EMG's dont hurt

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#21
Ah LPs are brilliant for metal depending on what one you get (lets not start an epiphone - gibson argument though) but if its purely for metal ESP eclipse are pretty awesome, made for metal basically.
#22
Les Pauls have a good sound for pretty much ANYTHING especially if you get a versatile wood. I pretty much call them the tool of all trades because if you get the right Les Paul model you can make a good sound for any music.

Studio editions = hell loads of emotion and versatility.
#23
any guitar with humbuckers would be good for metal to be honest.


the more gain you use, then more tone from the actual guitar you're throwing out the window.

in the end it comes down to pickups and amp if you're going to dime your gain.
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#24
Ok, I'm guessing it'll sound good through my amp.
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#25
Yea, just have an amp with good distortion, etc.
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#27
Ok, with a Les Paul and my XXL Overdrive, it should sound sweet, from ACDC to All That Remains.
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#28
Quote by lespaul#1
For metal, I'm probably buying a Les Paul.


good idea, i own that same guitar your looking at, and it ROCKS is graet for metal! the bridge pickup with volume at 10 and the tone at 7 1/2 through a metal master sounds great, ill have to put some sounds of me using it on my page someday
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#29
I'm looking at the Cherry Sunburst one, it seems better than most low end Gibsons.
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"I'm discontinuing production on the Timmy now as well. It might come back into production at some point down the road, but probably not because people will just clone it anyway cause they're stupid jerk face doo doo heads. -Paul C."