is this a good guitar for classic rock... i know it is for metal and thats the reason im getting it for the metal but i need to know if it can do your led zeppelins and skynyrd too
It's ok, the 81 isn't typically known as a good neck pickup. I'm not sure it's gonna get any good clean tones, Les Paul's are good for classic rock ie: AC/DC, Zeppelin. Les Paul's are very expensive, so you could always get some sort of Epiphone or even possibly an Agile or Schecter that will be more versatile. That's just me.
yeah i know all about the les pauls but they arent as good at metal... so i think ill just get this and change the neck pickup maybe.. i dunno tho
Kirk uses les paul's for studio recording. And James has been using them live as well.
kirk uses them live now too...go to the main UG menu and go to the metallica new song link on youtube and hes using a nice les paul
yeah i know im not lookin for a les paul tho.. i want an esp
I don't think EMG's would suit vintage tones but if you mostly play metal you might be able to clean it up enough with a nice amp.
just go with the emg.... its not bad
They're good with a good valve amp. The thing is, they might sound a bit too hot and biting for Led Zeppelin. EMG 81's have no clean sound.