#2
Really vesatile. What did you expect?
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#3
It was created to be a fantastic Jazz guitar. Now its' a staple for Rock, Blues, Punk, metal (Which is as far away from jazz as you can get, IMO), and enough music styles to make yer ears spin. And it can still do jazz as well
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#4
Well, what kind of music do you want to or play, and really is more a question about your amp, so what amp do you have?
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#5
I wish they carried a whole line of the double-cuts.
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#6
very. it's a guitar that can go from smooth jazz to funky rhythm to screaming blues to high gain lead tones to chugga chugga.

a strat for example isn't even close to that.
#7
It's not the best guitar for a professional funk musician or if the only thing you want to play is grindcore. Otherwise it covers any given style, speaking of the Gibson LP Standard. Some of the various LP copies can head into different directions though.
#8
*insert searchbar joke here*

But seriously it is very versatile, from metal to the blues it does it all.
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#9
Quote by The red Strat.
a strat for example isn't even close to that.


I disagree. I find a strat to have more versatility even if it's just varying levels of clean tones. An HSS can also get pretty heavy too.
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#10
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I disagree. I find a strat to have more versatility even if it's just varying levels of clean tones. An HSS can also get pretty heavy too.

"smooth jazz to funky rhythm to screaming blues to high gain lead tones to chugga chugga."

smooth jazz ? jazz perhaps, but it won't get that thick mellow tone.
funky rhythm ? hell yes !
screaming blues ? hell yes !
high gain lead tones ? no, not without mods anyway.
chugga chugga ? no, it'll be muddy as hell.
#11
You can get almost anything you want out of a Les Paul depending on your amp and the pickups that you put in it...you just can't make 'em sound like a single coil. If you want SRV, Malmsteen, or Eric Johnson, you have to have a Strat. Well, you could mod the thing to split the humbuckers but it'd still be a deep, thick sound....that brings wood type into the equation.
#12
smooth jazz ? jazz perhaps, but it won't get that thick mellow tone.
funky rhythm ? hell yes !
screaming blues ? hell yes !
high gain lead tones ? no, not without mods anyway.
chugga chugga ? no, it'll be muddy as hell.

Your kidding right?

1. It was designed for jazz(http://youtube.com/watch?v=rAoY7uTDxhA)

2. It IS the Benchmark for "high gain lead tones" (listen to anything "highgain'ish" since 1965 and more than 50% of the time it is a les paul playing it)

3. Chugga chugga? lol I can't even comment on this one.

4. You fail
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#14
Dude, one of the best and most versatile guitar ever. And make sure its a Gibson Les Paul, preferably 3 pickup and ur set to experiment and play anything
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#15
It is one of the most versatile guitars. Only you can't get the single-coil tone (which i love). can get metal pretty easily, considering you have the right equipment. hell, even my single-coil guitars can play metal rather well. If you want versatility though, a HSS strat would be the best choice. But if you want to specialise, go for the LP
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#16
Quote by lithium26
Only you can't get the single-coil tone (which i love). a HSS strat would be the best choice.

A coilsplit costs 40$, and that problem is solved. No HSS config guitar can beat the versatility of a HH coilsplitted guitar. Because you cant go from a single coil to a humbucker.
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#17
Quote by anonamooseguy


Your kidding right?

1. It was designed for jazz(http://youtube.com/watch?v=rAoY7uTDxhA)

2. It IS the Benchmark for "high gain lead tones" (listen to anything "highgain'ish" since 1965 and more than 50% of the time it is a les paul playing it)

3. Chugga chugga? lol I can't even comment on this one.

4. You fail

i suggest you buy on of these.

i hope you can see it properly, because reading seems to be a problem.

i was talking about a strat.
now who was it that fails again ?
#18
Quote by LP_CL
A coilsplit costs 40$, and that problem is solved. No HSS config guitar can beat the versatility of a HH coilsplitted guitar. Because you cant go from a single coil to a humbucker.


Coil splitting can be good but it can never sound like a true single coil pickup. Different people have different opinions, and i'm sticking with my HSS suggestion. Not only humbucker, but also the true single coil tone.
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#19
Quote by lithium26
Coil splitting can be good but it can never sound like a true single coil pickup. Different people have different opinions, and i'm sticking with my HSS suggestion. Not only humbucker, but also the true single coil tone.

lol, if you split them, they ARE single coils. Like fysically. So they do soud like 'true single coils', because they are.
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#20
Quote by LP_CL
lol, if you split them, they ARE single coils. Like fysically. So they do soud like 'true single coils', because they are.

in theory, maybe. but in the end they're humbuckers split in half, not single coils.
they don't sound like single coils.
#21
Quote by The red Strat.
in theory, maybe. but in the end they're humbuckers split in half, not single coils.
they don't sound like single coils.

sigh. nevermind. apparently you are not willing to see the truth.

How can you say that a single coil doesnt sound like a single coil? Thats just absurd.
Splittable humbuckers have 4 conductors, you know? So when they are in splitted modus, they just fysically ARE single coils. Period.

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#22
Opps sorry RS. I really didn't have my glasses on btw.
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#23
Quote by LP_CL
sigh. nevermind. apparently you are not willing to see the truth.

How can you say that a single coil doesnt sound like a single coil? Thats just absurd.
Splittable humbuckers have 4 conductors, you know? So when they are in splitted modus, they just fysically ARE single coils. Period.

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you can proclaim your little theories all you want, but i've never heard a coil splitted humbucker that sounded like a real single coil. why would there still be single coils on the market when you could have a humbucker AND a single coil sound ? that's right, because you can't.

do you realize you're saying that a humbucker is 2 single coils ? now that's absurd.

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#25
Quote by The red Strat.
you can proclaim your little theories all you want, but i've never heard a coil splitted humbucker that sounded like a real single coil. why would there still be single coils on the market when you could have a humbucker AND a single coil sound ? that's right, because you can't.

do you realize you're saying that a humbucker is 2 single coils ? now that's absurd.




U know why it never sounds like a single coil? Same thing occurs when you put your pickups too close to the strings. Excessive magnet pull affects the tone and sustain. Therefore a humbucker basically doubles the amount of magnet pull within the same space a single coil pickup would take. So even if its not actively picking up any sound, it still affects the tone for just being there.

And a humbucker is two single coils,with reversed polarity and reverse-wound and connected in series.

So that isn't absurd.... you should know this!
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