#1
I went to the guitar store to buy a new guitar and after playing many i decided to go with the LP ultra. After bringing it home and reading on the net most people say they are not for hard rock or metal which i do like to play. So should i bring it back and get the cheaper LP standard? Need some suggestions
#2
Do you like the guitar? Yes or No?
Does it sound good to you when you play hard rock or metal? Yes or No?

Don't bring a guitar back because you saw a couple 12 year olds on a guitar site say: "it suxx ACDC 4ever!!!"

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#3
I'd get the Ultra.

I think Nancy Wilson of Heart uses one she's set up with a Bigsby all the time live.
#4
It's fine for hard rock/metal. If anything, it's better because of the lower weight. It just doesn't have the amount of definition a normal LP does. The tone is still very defined however. I have played one.
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#5
okay cause some things i have read say they are more for blues and stuff
#6
dont worry about it.

what amp are you using?
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okay cause some things i have read say they are more for blues and stuff

Try it for yourself. If it flat out can't do metal take it back. I doubt that though.
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#8
the necks on those guitars are amazing.

if you got a good one, I would keep it.
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#9
im not exactly familiar with the Epi Ultra, but i have the Epi LP Custom and it works great for the metal/hard rock i play: the devil wears prada, maylene, a day to remember, etc.

just have to find the right tone, then again..i use a flextone soi i have a huge choice haha

but yeah its a winner..im thinking of getting hellraiser just because its better suited for the heavier stuff i play, but no doubt, the epi lp will deliver

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#10
i've just read that the partially hollowed out body takes away from the crunch
#11
yeah a little, so again, what amp do you use?
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With a Cube 30 you should have no trouble finding metal tones with almost any guitar.

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#14
yeah, it's a cube.
the effects of that amp are going to over power any subtle tone nuances offered by a chambered guitar.
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I went to the guitar store to buy a new guitar and after playing many i decided to go with the LP ultra. After bringing it home and reading on the net most people say they are not for hard rock or metal which i do like to play. So should i bring it back and get the cheaper LP standard? Need some suggestions


it has humbuckers no? Even if it doesnt (like that junior model, not sure what an ultra looks like) lower the pickup as far as possible, i get an awesome metal tone with my Ibanez like that.
#17
all lowering the pickup will do, is lower the volume of that pickup.

if you raise the pickup, typically, the pup will gain more bite.

too close and it'll get muddy.

higher on the bass side for more bass and so on.
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#19
if you want a lighter weight guitar. with those particular features, then yes.

if you could care less, then perhaps you should save your money.
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