#1
Hey everybody, I wanted your guys opinions, more or less. I was thinking about buying this to play metal and some other heavy stuff. I allready have and rg350dx and a catalyst, which have floating bridges, and I cinstantly tune from drop D to C to A. Do you think this guitar would be a good choice? If not, What would you suggest? *Also if you have one, i'll buy it.

Here's a link to it:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Les-Paul-Standard-Plain-Top?sku=517413
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#2
If you can, get a Tokai Loverock. Similar price to an Epiphone, but much higher quality.

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#3
The Epiphone will do fine, just depends 1) exactly on your personal playing style, maybe you need a thinner neck or maybe the LP will weigh too much for you or whatever, 2) your personal tonal preferences, the LP will have quite a thick tone, and 3) how much you're prepared to upgrade it. A stock Epi LP Standard wouldn't do, but if you changed the pickups for something higher output then there's no reason why it couldn't do heavy metal assuming you want the feel and tone of an LP.
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#4
I think it would do, depending on your amp...
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#5
les pauls do metal well. nice low end growl

get an agile, cheper but really same or better quality. leaves you enough money to get a more br00tal bridge pickup

i dont like how those covered pickups sound for metal in the bridge
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#6
you just got a half stack, and you're ALREADY looking for something new?
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#7
Quote by j-e-f-f-e-r-s
If you can, get a Tokai Loverock. Similar price to an Epiphone, but much higher quality.


Please show me where you can get a Tokai Loverock for the same price as an Epiphone Standard.
#8
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you just got a half stack, and you're ALREADY looking for something new?


haha were starting a band, and f*king floyd roses arent so favorable.
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#9
you told me.

anyway, on topic: it'll do it, but it'll need new pickups to do it at its best.
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Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#10
nooo dude... Get an esp or ibanex with emg's!

Here are some options I would consider for similar pricing

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-Viper-400-Electric-Guitar?sku=516660
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-F2E-Electric-Guitar?sku=515734
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-EC400VF?sku=512884X < Has Seymour Duncan Pick ups

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG350DX-Guitar?sku=519415
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG2EX2-Electric-Guitar?sku=518872 < 2 Seymour Duncans in an Ibanez, can't go wrong.

The last is my personal favourite. If you want a metal guitar you need better pick ups than in that epiphone. You'll probably just end up replacing so might as well get one with decent pick ups so you don't have to.
#11
thanks dustyboy, i'll try them at GC
Yes my name is Tom Petty.

GEAR:
Ibanez RG350DX
Dean Razorback D
(crappy)RED Marshall Mg100hdfx Halfstack
Digitech Death Metal Pedal