#1
Hey, I rock a epiphone les paul standard. I used to play alot of zeppelin and clapton on it and recently I find myself getting more into heavier stuff like metallica, sabbath, and other fast metal. thrice, [rptest the hero, pantera.
I was thinkin about getting a flying V or an explorer. I saw a B.C Rich Beast for the first time today and thouht one of these guitars would be more suited.

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#3
Hey bro, just a suggestion. I love Metallica and Pantera too. I have an Epiphone Standard too, but all I did was put Zakk Wylde's EMG's in it and it sounds AWESOME!!! The thing with these is that they can also play bluesy stuff too! I wired in another 9 volt to mine(so now it has two 9 volt batteries), and it is absolutely AMAZING!!!

Here are the EMG's:

http://cgi.ebay.com/EMG-EMG-ZW-Zakk-Wylde-81-85-Humbucker-Set-SEALED-Tone_W0QQitemZ250370085415QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGuitar_Accessories?hash=item250370085415&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50