Alright, so here's the deal. I'm getting a new guitar in a few months and I've narrowed it down to two.
1. Epiphone Goth 1958 Explorer
2. Epiphone Les Paul

I play a lot of metal, especially System of a Down stuff. I've got an Ibanez that gets the job done with distortion, but it's clean sound could use work. I have a Marshall MG amp and the distortion on it is incredible. It's difficult for me to decide which guitar to get, so I was just wondering, which one of these can better provide a good distorted, metal sound while not killing its clean sound?
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by TheMessenger at Aug 13, 2008,
By Marshall half stack you mean the MG right? I don't think incredible is the word to use for it's overdrive....I believe it is "crushing" instead.

On a serious note, you can't really go wrong with an Epi LP as far as versatility goes, but those guitars are really a jack of all trades master of none.
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Personally, I would do the Explorer.
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A new amp for sure.

But if you insist, I always did like the Explorer, and since it and the Les Paul are from the same.. uh, goth group (?), I would just say the Explorer in terms of playability.
It's clean sound could probably use work because you're using an MG.
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I have a Marshall MG amp and the distortion on it is incredible.

when did that happen?

but i would get the explorer