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Hello. I've decided as a next guitar i might want a les paul epiphone. but im not sure it will suit my needs. I mostly play metal not much rock and some cleans but mostly metal. so is an epiphone with alnico pickups a good choice for me? As an amp i have a roland micro cube now but i might buy a different amp and a distortion pedal cos even a ibanez tbx15r seems to have better distortion than my roland...So i will probably buy the guitar first but for later as an amp what would you recommend that i can feel im playing a les paul and has good distortion.?
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LTD EC-500
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Get a Les Paul and put new pickups in? Or the Zakk Wylde Les Paul?
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#5
Yea thats also a option but a epiphone (standart lets say) is not good for metal the way it comes out of box? should i change pickups etc. to make it sound metal?
#6
you cna't get 'true' metal sound out of an epiphone, acept it, you'd be much better off gettin another make of Les Paul copy, the LTD EC-500 like Chrisiphone said would be a good choice
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First of all: if it REALLY matters that much that you want a real LP, you should go gibson. Try to find a nineties studio for 600$ that plays well. This will be way (!!!) better than any epiphone in that pricerange.

Second: an epi standard out of the box is good enough for metal. You should be worried more about a good amp.
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you cna't get 'true' metal sound out of an epiphone, acept it, you'd be much better off gettin another make of Les Paul copy, the LTD EC-500 like Chrisiphone said would be a good choice

PHAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!

EDIT: big lolage towards the 'TRUE' metal sound
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Making it sound metal comes from your playing and your sound, most guitars can sound metal essentially. But i agree to looking into some of the LTD EC range, preferably the 400 series and above.
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LoL ok so if i have a good amp i can play metal...(I can already play with my ibanez rg321ex so epiphone should not be a big problem i think) Also I live in Turkey and the prices are 2x american prices and also i dont think i can find much used gibsons here. So i now have a roland micro cube. it doesnt have a bad distortion but i want better...a roland cube 30x would be better or a amp and distortion pedal and a cheap processor for other effects like chorus delay reverb?
#11
If you want a more classic looking les paul (flame top etc) how about...
LTD EC-400
its more classic styled AND has decent pickups in which can do metal

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I want a real epiphone i will try to buy a good one thats ok for me. now i need help with amp and effects as i said above.
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Quote by LP_CL
First of all: if it REALLY matters that much that you want a real LP, you should go gibson. Try to find a nineties studio for 600$ that plays well. This will be way (!!!) better than any epiphone in that pricerange.

Second: an epi standard out of the box is good enough for metal. You should be worried more about a good amp.

Even bigger phail. Why does everyone HAVE to get a gibson....... There are plenty of awesome guitars out there. An Epiphone LP can be good as well.
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Even bigger phail. Why does everyone HAVE to get a gibson....... There are plenty of awesome guitars out there. An Epiphone LP can be good as well.

Thats just my suggestion. IMO a good gibby LP studio smashes every epiphone in the <1000 category. He doesnt have to do that, but its a suggestion (and i think that every sane guitarist with a bit of expereance agrees with that). Sorry that i try to help.
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Quote by blind.quardian
Yea thats also a option but a epiphone (standart lets say) is not good for metal the way it comes out of box? should i change pickups etc. to make it sound metal?


Depends. I've got an old 2003 Korean-made Epiphone LP, and it's great for metal.
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Quote by blind.quardian
Yes but what about the amp and effects for me??

A Cube 30 should do that fine. You probably won't need a distortion pedal (unless it's uer heavy) and the Cube will be good if you decide to experiment with different genres.
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#20
What you think about gt10 processors? or even gt 8? my friend just got a gt10 and sent me some clips and its unlimited tones and effects and it seems to have good distortion. since im not a professional yet and im not having concerts would it be a good idea to get one?
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Quote by LP_CL
Thats just my suggestion. IMO a good gibby LP studio smashes every epiphone in the <1000 category. He doesnt have to do that, but its a suggestion (and i think that every sane guitarist with a bit of expereance agrees with that). Sorry that i try to help.

I would disagree with the Studio beating all Epis, but atleast you're helping. I'm sorry was in a bad mood.
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Plenty of people play metal with LPs. ESP is just a fad brand that'll be as hated in a couple of years as Dean and Jackson are now.
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since when is Jackson hated? Everybody (well, offcourse not EVERY body, but alot of guitarists) loves em...
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since when is Jackson hated? Everybody (well, offcourse not EVERY body, but alot of guitarists) loves em...

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LP's are extremely versatile, with the right amp, they can play pretty much anything
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7 strings are the most unneeded guitars ever made imo


oh no, wait a moment. I change that statement:
8 strings are the most unneeded guitars ever made.

Ok, i know that a bassist is hard to find, but there are bariton guitars, and there is droptuning. So 7 strings? nah... You dont sound heavier when you have one string more.
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I'm just gonna reccommend an Epi LP Prophecy for you. They're more metal-oriented (have either EMGs or Dirty Fingers pups) and are still epi. The finish also looks pretty sweet.

And I do like the Roland Cubes, tough I've only used microcubes. I say go for it.

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#29
I've got an Epi Les paul standard and a Roland cube 30x and it can handle metal well just turn on the r-fier or the metal models on the amp and you're good to go . The good thing is you can play cleans and rock sounds too with it.
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Quote by LP_CL
7 strings are the most unneeded guitars ever made imo


oh no, wait a moment. I change that statement:
8 strings are the most unneeded guitars ever made.

Ok, i know that a bassist is hard to find, but there are bariton guitars, and there is droptuning. So 7 strings? nah... You dont sound heavier when you have one string more.

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Not all people use the 7th string for chugga chugga stuff...
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^true. Shredding might be more interesting with 7 or 8 strings. But shredding is after r&b the most uninteresting form of music.
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