Poll: Which Guitar is the best (unmodified)
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Les Paul for Blues
52 27%
Stratocaster For Blues
133 69%
Les Paul For Hard Rock
133 69%
Stratocaster For Hard Rock
43 22%
Les Paul For Metal
125 64%
Stratocaster For Metal
31 16%
Les Paul Gutar Playability (neck size, action, sound, etc.)
67 35%
Stratocaster Gutar Playability (neck size, action, sound, etc.)
108 56%
Voters: 194.
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#1
Which one wons over the other in each of these categories:

**Vote for the guitar you think is better in EACH CATEGORY**

-for playing Blues

-for playing Hard Rock

-for playing Metal

-for it's playability (neck size, action, sound, etc.)


you can post if you want to describe why one is better than the other
Last edited by alex3996 at Jan 21, 2007,
#2
-for playing Blues = Strat

-for playing Hard Rock = Les Paul

-for playing Metal = Strat

-for it's playability (neck size, action, sound, etc.) = Strat
#3
Strat for all.
except metal.
vintage guitars like fender and gibson can't be used for metal.
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#4
Strat for blues.
Les Paul for hard rock/metal
Les Paul for playability because I like the size of it better.
#6
Quote by ECistheBest
Strat for all.
except metal.
vintage guitars like fender and gibson can't be used for metal.


i play metal, i use a Gibson SG primarily. Actually i would hae to say that guitarists from Iron Maiden, Judas Preist, Black Sabbath, Metallica, BLS and several other metal bands would highly disagree with you.


And as for me i prfer SGs but in this case LP for everything (though strats arent bad and are great for clean tones)
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#7
for blues it has to be strat

hard rock - it depends on how hard rock it is, i would say, but generaly it is a strat

for metal well i dont really dont like LPs but i would say it is better for metal, but you can use teles for metal

but overall playability i would say strats
#9
I clicked them all.

I play blues, I use primarily a Les Paul. It gives a thick warm blues tone (peter green ftw), but strats give a thinner, clearer, snappier blues tone. Neither are better.

Though.. IMO - I like strats better when it comes to comfiness.
#10
I voted Les Paul on everything but Blues. Then again, I like the "cold" blues sound; the humbucker is just too warm for that.
#11
I clicked all of them except Strat for metal. It depends on how I feel, if I'm playing texas or chicago blues, punk or mainstream rock, and how my hands feel that day.
#12
yeah I just voted and my votes were:
strat for blues
les paul for hard rock
les paul for metal
strat for playbility,

and, I think that that there sould have been an overall versatility option, in which case I would have picked the strat once again.


I think that the main place were les pauls lack is playability and feel
#13
I own a strat and a les paul and i believe that the les paul is better for blues and classic rock because the humbucker pickups have a good warm sound and for the strat i think its better for the heavier music like metal because with the right amp and pedal it sound betters than the les paul hooked to the same amp

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#15
Les Paul
Les Paul
Les Paul
and Les Paul

sorry, i'm not too big of a strat fan unless it's a HSS HSH or HH.
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#19
-for playing Blues: Strat

-for playing Hard Rock: LP, deppends if its a SSH strat or not

-for playing Metal: LP

-for it's playability (neck size, action, sound, etc.): Strat x9999
#20
Quote by TJM2482
When it comes to strats, anything other than SSS just looks weird.


yeah and it doesnt sound like a strat either without bridge position single coil (which IMO is the best place for a single coil.)
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#21
LP for metal
LP for rock
LP for playability.
too bad we cant vote for each selection that applies, because it kinda makes the poll useless.
like, are you trying to find which is the more versatile guitar?
or what guitar is best for each genre?
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#22
for playing Blues------------Strat

for playing Hard Rock------Les Paul

for playing Metal------------Les Paul

for it's playability------------Strat
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#24
Quote by danzig-_-
LP for metal
LP for rock
LP for playability.
too bad we cant vote for each selection that applies, because it kinda makes the poll useless.
like, are you trying to find which is the more versatile guitar?
or what guitar is best for each genre?



I own both, I just want other people opinion on which guitar should I choose to play some type of music. And also, I'm going to customize one of them, but I don't know which one, so this thread will help me in my decision

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Last edited by alex3996 at Jan 22, 2007,
#25
If we're keeping them stock:

Blues = Strat
Hard Rock = Both/Either
Metal = Les Paul
Playablity: Strat

If we're not keeping them stock a strat can smoke a 'Paul at everything, just grab some 'duncan hotrails and you're set.
#26
Someone mentioned a tele for metal, I second that. I would have said wtf? but i heard this tech metal band and the guitarist was playing a stock tele, it sounded amazing.
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#27
Strat for Blues: you already know why

STrat for hard rock: with 3 volume controls installed, you can do this easily

LP for metal: just cuz its an lp

Feel: strats feel like a guitar, unlike the new lp necks which feel like a medival mace.
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#28
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Someone mentioned a tele for metal, I second that. I would have said wtf? but i heard this tech metal band and the guitarist was playing a stock tele, it sounded amazing.

I knew I wasn't the only one...
#29
Quote by RadioMuse
If we're keeping them stock:

If we're not keeping them stock a strat can smoke a 'Paul at everything, just grab some 'duncan hotrails and you're set.



So, I should put hot rails pickup, but my strat is a HSS, what can I put in the bridge to complete the hot rails?
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#31
Strat for blues.
Les Paul for Hard Rock.
Les Paul for Metal.
Strat for playability. I don't like the way an LP rests on my knee.
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#32
les paul for the first three, strat for playability. i would know because i own both guitars
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#33
IMO strats arent that good. Les paul for all.
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#36
strat for blues
strat for hard rock
lp for rythm metal
strat for lead metal
(single coils sound really good if distorted right but for that chunky metal rythm sound id go for humbuckers)
playbility strat
#37
I own both, but I honestly prefer the neck of my strat, it's so fast and slim compare to the thick les paul neck.. but the sound of my strat is very trebly because it has a maple fingerboard... but i'm checking for a better humbucker to get a thicker sound, something like an SD SH-11 or a SD SH-4
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Ibanez S520EX
Fender American Stratocaster
Epiphone Les Paul w/ Killswitch
Fender 12-string Acoustic
Fender Champion300 (to be changed soon to a Tube Amp)
Ibanez TS-9 Overdrive pedal
Boss PW-10 pedal
#38
Is it not odd that the general consensus is that Strats are better for blues than the Les Paul, despite

(a)
it was the Paul's popularity with bluesmen that persuaded Gibson to reissue it in the first place (back in the late 60's)

and
(b)
The Les Paul has better sustain, which is ideal for blues, and has a shorter scale length, which means that (comparing same string gauge with a Strat) it is easier to bend the strings (a technique synonymous with blues) because the strings are at a lower tension.

Is it just me?

Anyway, I love both of these guitars, though I'd take a 1960 Les Paul in Cherry Sunburst over any Strat that you'd throw at me
#39
Bloody hell, why has there been so many LP vs Strat threads recently!?! Ugh!

Anyway, I voted Start for blues, LP for Hard Rock and Metal, and also playability. Les paul ftw!
#40
When i think blues for a Strat i think hmmmm. The two possible best guitarists around are Clapton and Buddy Guy. But their pick-ups are so modified they sound like a Gibson.

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