I am a beginner and currently have an Ibanez GAX30BK. I am looking at the Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy GX or the Standard Plus Top. Besides the Dirty Finger Pickups (which I am not sure what benefit they would have to me), is the price difference worth it?

I am learning mostly Disturbed, Metallica, GnR, but with some Jet and bands like that thrown in, a pretty wide range. I was going to pair it with the Vox AD30VT amp.

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i think so. cosmetically, the Prophecy has more to it than the Standard like the gold hardware, graphite nut, etc. i'd go for the Prophecy.
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The GX is better. The Dirty Fingers are great pickups, and destroy the ones on the Plus Top. Plus, graphite nuts are good.

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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
Get the Prophecy. With an ebony fingerboard and 24 frets it should be extremely comfortable.
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Supposedly the Prophecy Series doesn't have an ebony fretboard. Epiphone just dyed rosewood boards to make them look like Ebony. The one I played looked like really dark rosewood, didn't feel like ebony. The Dirty Fingers are nice pickups though, a lot better than the stock Epiphone pickups.

If you're looking for an Epiphone with a Graphtec nut, Gibson pups, and a nice figured top check out the link in my sig. It could be exactly what you're looking for