This belongs in the Electric Guitar forum..

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way
I would try to stay away from Epiphone Les Pauls. Unless that's what your set on. I pick the custom then.

I recommend this

Or, spend a little extra for this.

Just my recommendations.
get the les paul

Ibanez RG4EX1
Epiphone SG w/EMG's

Peavey Windsor Head w/ JSX Cab
MicroCube (for the sake of practice at college)

Pedals :
Fulltone Full Drive 2 Mosfet
Digitech Whammy
Dunlop Crybaby