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#2
Zakk Wylde and James Hetfield both use Les Pauls or variants of them. It can be done.
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#3
Quote by Skullmage4
I know that Les Pauls are very versatile but are they good for metal?


I recently put EMG's in my Gibson LP Custom just for the hell of it, and it delivers for metal.
#5
i have a seymour duncan sh-6 pickup in my epi lp (if u wana stick to passive, it also depends what kind of metal u mean) and i love it. the distortion on it is great, and the stock neck pickup is great for acoustic-ish cleans.

basically what everyone is saying, is any guitar can do metal depending on what pick ups are in it, its all in what u feel comfortable playing.
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#6
Of course you can use a LP for metal. Especially with the right pups. The amp is more important for tone anyways.
#7
Quote by Skullmage4
I know that Les Pauls are very versatile but are they good for metal?

Oh yes it can handle metal very well.
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#8
All I know is pinch harmonics are hard to get on an Epiphone Les Paul Custom (that's the SG shape with the 3 humbuckers.) Not too good for metal
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#9
Quote by black-sabbath
All I know is pinch harmonics are hard to get on an Epiphone Les Paul Custom (that's the SG shape with the 3 humbuckers.) Not too good for metal


Dude I can get pinch harmonics on an acoustic, no reason you can't on a Epi LP. I play my friend's custom all the time and get pinch harmonics easy.
#10
Yes les pauls can be great for metal because of the thick sound they usually provide. All you need might be some nice pu's for metal like emg's but even with stock pu's and the right amp it would be fine.
#12
They're great for metal, why shouldn't they be? Huge slab of mahogany body for low ends, loads of sustain, two humbuckers... Loads of metal players use them.


But in the end, most of the metal players have ultra high gain amps which kinda negate what guitar they use.
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Quote by Dog454
Zakk Wylde and James Hetfield both use Les Pauls or variants of them. It can be done.


Ya, it can be done with anything, but you won't look too cool playing with one of those.
#15
Quote by rhettro


He looks pretty metal to me.


+1

And yes, Les Pauls are fine for metal. Just make sure you don't use a crap amp.
#16
Randy Rhoads used Les Pauls too. Gibsons in general can be used for nearly any genre of music.
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#17
Zakk Wylde plays one... So you know it's BRUTAL
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#19
Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield use Les Pauls at some times, so did Randy Rhoads.
And of course, this guy:



Zakk Wylde.
#20
Of course you can use the les paul. Just make sure you get new pickups or you can experiment with the stock pickups by changing some things in your amp or effects pedal. A few metal guitarists with les pauls:

James Hetfield (Metallica)
Zakk Wylde
Mark Morton (Lamb of God)
#21
Quote by black-sabbath
All I know is pinch harmonics are hard to get on an Epiphone Les Paul Custom (that's the SG shape with the 3 humbuckers.) Not too good for metal



that would be an SG then .... not infact a les paul (yes i know it says les paul custom on the scratchplate under the neck ... but it isn't it's an SG and it's pickups are about as responsive as moose urine.)

yes a les paul variant would be fine for playing metal.
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#22
Yea, les pauls are fine. With a distortion pedal and/or a good amp, u got a combination that im going to be jealous of.
#23
Quote by Dog454
Zakk Wylde and James Hetfield both use Les Pauls or variants of them. It can be done.



zak plays pinch harmonics not metal
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Quote by ibanez_2892
zak plays pinch harmonics not metal

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#27
No. You absolutely cannot use a Les Paul for metal. I saw a guy in a cover band get arrested on stage for using a Les Paul when his band launched into, For Whom The Bell Tolls. It was hilarious. People were hurling drinks at him and everything and since the band couldn't continue playing, they had an open jam night.
#28
Quote by SG Man Forever
Randy Rhoads used Les Pauls too. Gibsons in general can be used for nearly any genre of music.


+1

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#30
My Epiphone along with my Roland Cube 30x handles metal well and it's versatile too it's great for rock too.
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#32
Adrian smith (Iron Maiden) sometimes uses one too.
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#34
I remember Matt from Trivium used a Les Paul almost exclusively for a period of time. Buckethead, Zakk Wylde .. the list goes on. It can be done.
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Quote by Hemani Co
I remember Matt from Trivium used a Les Paul almost exclusively for a period.


Yeah, untill he got the sponsership from DEAN.
#36
Quote by koikomoru
What about slash?
All he uses are LP's.


Didn't know he played metal.
#38
Quote by gastelum92
Of course you can use the les paul. Just make sure you get new pickups or you can experiment with the stock pickups by changing some things in your amp or effects pedal. A few metal guitarists with les pauls:

James Hetfield (Metallica)
Zakk Wylde
Mark Morton (Lamb of God)


wrong. He uses ESPs.


but yeah, Zakk is one, the dude from As I lay dying does as well. In Flames' lead guitarist is also another.

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#39
Quote by valennic
wrong. He uses ESPs.


Mark Morton plays a Jackson Dominion signature. Willie plays ESP Eclipses. You both lose.
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