#1
i have a $500 les paul and a $100 squire bullet. and for some reason the bullet sounds better than the les paul. the tone seems alot fuller and nicer. so why is this?
#2
you probably just like strat tone better than lp tone. So maybe sell the lp and buy a better model strat
#3
That could be plenty of things.

1.) Amp

2.) Pickups

3.) Preference

4.) Quality

As far as quality goes, both of those guitars probably suck. A good Les Paul is usually closer to $1,000 unless you get a deal, or you heavily mod a decent one. If you like Fender tone better, go ahead and do what he said and get yourself a better one.
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That's exactly what I've been trying to say.

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#4
Uh... Pwned?

See if any of the hardware in the LP is faulty, or in some way 'inferior' to that of the Squire.

If everything seems fine, take the advice from these guys and sell the LP for a better strat since you probably like the strat's tone better.
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#5
the pick ups might be to far from the strings. In my opinion the pickups should be as close as possible without touching, even when you strum.
#6
I love my bullet tone too.
It has a SD Invader in bridge position tho.
But the single coils sound pretty good with cleans too.
The only thing that could be better about it is a faster neck.
Otherwise that guitar rocks if you mod it just a little bit.
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#7
What kind of music are you playing...

Les Pauls sound typically darker that stats...

The single coils add brightness....

Hendrix and SRV type stuff just doesnt sound the same on a les paul..
A light guitar with single coils sings it...

Amp..amount of reverb..types of effects...type of music...playing style..
all of these things are possibilities...

I have a squire myself..l really like it..i really missed having single coils
but i didnt want to invest a whole lot of money. When the noise gate
is on..it can really sound decent with the pickup selector in an odd position..(1,3,and 5)
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#8
its becasue squires arent as bad as guitars as people say.........stop hating on the squires!!!!!!!!!
#10
May I ask, what brand and model LP is it? Gibson, Epiphone or another brand? Also, the model of the LP, like a Standard or Custom...
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#11
You might just like the Squier tone better. Les Pauls usually have a really distinctive sound, some people don't like it.
Even if the Les Paul isn't top notch though, that doesn't mean its a crappy guitar, I've got a Les Paul Studio by Epiphone and I've gotten tons of comments on how good it sounds, but I also adjusted my pickups on it...try adjusting the strings and the pickups on the Les Paul, or get somebody to, and see if that makes a difference.
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#12
Maybe your Les Paul is mad at you for owning a Squier Bullet..


Nah, maybe you just like the sound better, maybe the LP has faulty hardware. But most likely you like the tone better.

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#13
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the pick ups might be to far from the strings. In my opinion the pickups should be as close as possible without touching, even when you strum.


Well aren't you clever . You must have no dynamics then...

TS: If you like the bullet, the immediate thought is to sell both and purchase a fender strat. However, try out as many guitars as you can and find one you love
#14
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Well aren't you clever . You must have no dynamics then...

TS: If you like the bullet, the immediate thought is to sell both and purchase a fender strat. However, try out as many guitars as you can and find one you love


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The pickups in those pics don't have pole pieces, like lace sensors or emgs. Therefore the pickup height is really irrelavent. But with traditional pickups this is not the case.
And in that page he said note how close they are, not as close as possible.

TS: sorry for arguing in your thread, but yeah just try out as many guitars as you can (make sure you try a strat). And don't forget about amps either