#1
Hey everyone.This may sound like a realy noob quest but anyway.I have decide to get an electric guitar and the two guitars I like are gibson les paul and fender stratocaster.But I mostly play metal such as pantera slipknot and metallica and I am not sure if this is a right choise of guitar for a metal player.So please tell me if i would sound metal with these guitars or should go for a guitar like dean,jackson,bc rich...
#3
If you put some EMG's in the LP it will make for a very good metal guitar.
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#4
lp will do the job dont know bout strat you could consider getting a ESP Eclipes or a LTD EC1000
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#5
ESP, LTD, Jackson, Ibanez, Dean. I'd go for one of those over a Gibson or Fender if it's for metal.
#6
Strat & Les Paul are the originals and there's nothing wrong with either. You might want to consider HSS config for a Strat though as humbuckers overdrive an amp easier than single coils. A lot of people chose the other brands for things like Floyd Rose, locking Nuts or just a totally more modern look but you really can't go wrong with the old standbys, that's why most other guiatrs copy them in one way or another.
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Quote by Teppe
If you put some EMG's in the LP it will make for a very good metal guitar.

unless your maxing out an amp all EMG's do is kill youir tone and muddy up your cleans
all they're supposed to do is pull more out of your amp if its maxed out
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#8
There are plenty of metal-guitarists using stock Les Pauls, but if I were to go for one of the two you mentioned for metal, I'd get some EMGs and put them in a Les Paul. As for a more metal-designed guitar, I'd recommend a Jackson. Les Pauls and Stratocasters can both do metal, but they have a lot of ranges that you will not typically use while playing that particular genre. Versatility is good, of course, but if you're going all-in with both cash and time on a metal-guitar, then look into Jackson, Ibanez and ESP as well. Dimebag happened to use Dean guitars for quite a while, and he was pretty damn metal.
#9
there are loads of guitars made for metal that look like lps and strats
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#10
gibson's can be vary good metal guitars but if ur lookin specifically at the LP know that they are thick as hell which can be a good thing but if u play fast which im assuming u will i have always thought it it easier to play fast on a thin(er) guitar I.E. SG vary thin vary goon IMO
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#12
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Iron Maiden uses Fender Strats... and they started modern day metal in my opinion.

But their tone really isn't much different than Classic Rock bands.
#13
Any guitar is good for metal if you have the right pickups and amp.

However, NO EMGs!! If you wan't active pickups get Seymour Duncan blackouts - they sound a million times better than EMGs!
#14
**** gibson, go Epi. way more bang for the buck. And LP is more of a metal guitar than a strat. HSS strats are pretty cool though.
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unless your maxing out an amp all EMG's do is kill youir tone and muddy up your cleans
all they're supposed to do is pull more out of your amp if its maxed out

^ Obvious N00b!! EMG's are clean enough for David Gilmour. Youtube a Pink Floyd
concert and tell me if they are only good for metal.

TS: For metal like you are talking about...Strats are a real challenge.
You need humbuckers...single coils wont be enough.

If the strat is the most comfortable...you can get an HSS strat. There are a lot
of metal players that dont use the neck pickup at all..so it can work.
It would be interesting to drop tune that alder..and play though a tweed bass amp.

EMG's are great. The only real disadvantage i can see with them is that the tone
has become so recognizable that its almost standard. You will have to work hard
with ur playing skills and setup to sound truly original. If u play an 81/85 combo
with only generic high gain distortion...u will sound like 2 million other guitarists out there.
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#16
Of the 2 go with the Les Paul, or look into ann ESP EC 1000, there a great les Paul-ish Metal guitar
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But their tone really isn't much different than Classic Rock bands.


But they also put humbuckers in the strat
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But they also put humbuckers in the strat


Adrian Smith uses an S/S/S Strat live on some songs - I've seen him do it! Its loaded with Texas Special single coils.
#20
maiden uses normal strats, HSS strats, and stacked humbuckers.
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maiden uses normal strats, HSS strats, and stacked humbuckers.
wikipedia. :]


You're point being?

I was just pointing out that metal can be played on a S/S/S strat whereas your post wasn't relevant to the topic. Also, you trust wikipedia!?

Anyway, like I said earlier, any guitar can be used for metal if you have the right pickup/amp combination.
#22
i'd probably go with a fat strat. les pauls aren't all that tight for metal (though granted more metal pickups would help with that).

to be honest, either would be ok, but if you go with the strat, i'd make sure to get the fat version (with bridge humbucker).
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#23
i'd probably go with a fat strat. les pauls aren't all that tight for metal (though granted more metal pickups would help with that).

to be honest, either would be ok, but if you go with the strat, i'd make sure to get the fat version (with bridge humbucker).


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#24
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ESP, LTD, Jackson, Ibanez, Dean. I'd go for one of those over a Gibson or Fender if it's for metal.

Id take dean off that list
#25
Quote by Washburnd Fretz
^ Obvious N00b!! EMG's are clean enough for David Gilmour. Youtube a Pink Floyd
concert and tell me if they are only good for metal.

He had a strat with EMGs, but he didn't use it all the time. He usually used regular single-coils.
#26
Quote by werty22
He had a strat with EMGs, but he didn't use it all the time. He usually used regular single-coils.


He used EMGs often enough for the company to make a David Gilmore signature pickup set

Although I must agree with you that EMGs are not the way to go