#1
Should I trade my Fender Telecaster Special Edition Blackout HH for a Epiphone Les Paul Custom Plus Cherry Sunburst? I play hardcore/metalcore drop B/drop A# stuff... I just want some help deciding. Thanks ahead of time
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#2
I wouldnt do it.

Your fender is probably the better guitar for what you play.

Though why you bought that guitar if thats the music you play.....

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#3
There are serval varieties of that fender right? Some with 24 frets, some with fewer? If yours has only 21 you might consider the trade, but in my opinion stick with the telecaster, it came with seymour duncan pups right? The epiphone comes with stock pick-ups, (inferior tone most likely).
#5
I bought it because it was only 200$, and it's got 22 frets, I was thinking to get the Epiphone and put some EMG's in it because it is a Mahogany body.
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#7
It's not that it was cheap because new there 600-700$ so it's midrange... But it was a good deal...
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#8
Put something like SDs in your tele.

Would work pretty well for what you want, the longer scale will help with down tuning too.

Also, Fender Blacktops are usually superior to Epis.

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#9
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Put something like SDs in your tele.

Would work pretty well for what you want, the longer scale will help with down tuning too.

Also, Fender Blacktops are usually superior to Epis.

take everything I've told you on FB and add everything this man has said, Mikey, and this is a fair arguement and why you shouldn't trade your fender. haha
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#10
i think the les paul would be closer to your tone, its heavier and chunkier. idk why u have a telecaster
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i think the les paul would be closer to your tone, its heavier and chunkier. idk why u have a telecaster

please listen to Slipknot (I dont like them either) but Jim Root uses a Telecaster and Stratocaster for them. heavy enough for you?
John 5 has a signature tele.
i've seen quite a few metal players use teles
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#13
How about a RG 421 Made in Japan? I have a feeling that the MIJ part will have a LOT to do with the quality of it... and I could still trade.
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#14
no....it is your baby....you shouldn't...
btw, iron maiden + yngwei malmsteen play metal with Fender....
#16
Alrighty, telecaster it is
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Also, Fender Blacktops are usually superior to Epis.

1 - It's a Blackout Tele, not Blacktop

2 - Blackout Tele's are even more superior to Epis than Blacktops.
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#18
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please listen to Slipknot (I dont like them either) but Jim Root uses a Telecaster and Stratocaster for them. heavy enough for you?
John 5 has a signature tele.
i've seen quite a few metal players use teles


Jim Root uses something thats more a Les Paul than a Tele. His Tele sig is made of mahogany rather than Alder or Ash, and has EMG's in it (which pretty much takes body wood out of the tone equation) and not passive single coils. Two different instruments with different sounds.
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#19
that's what I want. A Mahogany body with EMG's... Roflmao.
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please listen to Slipknot (I dont like them either) but Jim Root uses a Telecaster and Stratocaster for them. heavy enough for you?
John 5 has a signature tele.
i've seen quite a few metal players use teles



jim roots guitar has a very unique metal tone, and its a tele with EMG's. toss EMG's into anything and it will get you to metal territory, but the characteristics of the guitar (wood and all that) will shape the tone around the EMG's. John 5.....cant really comment. but i was just sayin the thicker heavier les paul body would help acheive darker tone, chunkier, and just all around heavier
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#22
I'm going to update you guys on some offers I got.. I got a Schecter C-1+ offered and an Ibanez VTB700 (i think that's the model) I know it's a V with DiMarzio's and neck thru...
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#24
I'm not going for a super duper metal shred guitar, I don't shred.. (I can but it's just not necessary for my style) and I got another offer of a Epiphone Les Paul Custom Alpine White with maybe some money on top. It's in another thread I posted, if I got it I might put an EMG 81 in it or a D Activator...
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#25
You say you want EMG's so I would only worry about the feel of the neck and the action and set up.
what feels best???? with emg's what the guitar is made of doesnt matter as much so i heard. lower tunings seem to work best with longer scale lengths although i prefer the 24.75 no matter what tuning. Throw some EMG's in it see how you like it.It seems cool these days to play metal with non metal guitars
#26
Follow your heart/soul and do not settle for anything less. Play them in your hand a bit, and don't rush it.