#1
Hey, this is my first topic I want to know a few things.
1 I'm planning on buying an Epiphone Les Paul Standard tomorrow, and I'd like to know if it's worth it(mainly play metal/metalcore/emo).
2 I pretty much always play in Drop C, what strings should I buy?

Thanks.
#3
get an ESP or a Jackson. Les Pauls are actually worst (in my opinion) for metal. as for strings get 10s or 11s. i reccomend DR's Dimebag' High Voltage or Dunlops.
LTD KH-602
Schecter Hellraiser C-8
Bugera 333X
Pedalboard:
Boss TU-2, HM-2
EHX Big Muff Pi w/ Tone Wicker
Crybaby From Hell
Way Huge Swollen Pickel
DeviEver: Legend of Fuzz
MXR Phase 90 Script, Carbon Copy, MC-401
#4
I think I don't have the money for that(400 euro's MAX) and the store hasnt got one.
It's gonna be a Epiphone LP Standard or an Ibanez SAS 32 EX, which do you advise for metal/metalcore/emo/hardrock?
#5
Quote by MetalliKH-602
get an ESP or a Jackson. Les Pauls are actually worst (in my opinion) for metal. as for strings get 10s or 11s. i reccomend DR's Dimebag' High Voltage or Dunlops.

That might've been because you were playing it through a shitty MG
#6
nah, i used my friends randall and my other friend's Mesa Boogie and it still sounded like ****
LTD KH-602
Schecter Hellraiser C-8
Bugera 333X
Pedalboard:
Boss TU-2, HM-2
EHX Big Muff Pi w/ Tone Wicker
Crybaby From Hell
Way Huge Swollen Pickel
DeviEver: Legend of Fuzz
MXR Phase 90 Script, Carbon Copy, MC-401
#7
Well, I prefer you guys don't argue about his amp.
So, Ibanez SAS 32 EX or Epiphone Les Paul Standard?
#9
Quote by Hella_Br00tal


I said, Ibanez SAS 32 EX or Epiphone Les Paul Standard for a reason
They don't have this guitar in the store I'm about to visit and I am not buying a guitar I've never played before
Besides, it says it's great for beginners but I'm not quite a beginner ( I've got whack gear, but I can easily play Kalmah / Children of Bodom songs etc.)
EDIT:
If you say Kalmah and CoB songs are easy, I can also play songs (like redneck or walk with me in hell) by Lamb of God, if that is more clear.
Last edited by LordPino at Aug 15, 2008,
#10
oh dude. get that ESP. its sick
LTD KH-602
Schecter Hellraiser C-8
Bugera 333X
Pedalboard:
Boss TU-2, HM-2
EHX Big Muff Pi w/ Tone Wicker
Crybaby From Hell
Way Huge Swollen Pickel
DeviEver: Legend of Fuzz
MXR Phase 90 Script, Carbon Copy, MC-401
#11
Quote by MetalliKH-602
oh dude. get that ESP. its sick


I've never played it so I can't tell weither it suits me or not( by the way, the link says its an LTD, not an ESP. I know LTD is part of ESP(like fender and squier etc), but still)
#12
you know what i meant. basically an LTD IS an ESP. like i got an LTD KH-602 but its basically an ESP. $1200. anyways yea, you should get an LTD. they got a great feel, play good, sound even better.
LTD KH-602
Schecter Hellraiser C-8
Bugera 333X
Pedalboard:
Boss TU-2, HM-2
EHX Big Muff Pi w/ Tone Wicker
Crybaby From Hell
Way Huge Swollen Pickel
DeviEver: Legend of Fuzz
MXR Phase 90 Script, Carbon Copy, MC-401
#13
Quote by MetalliKH-602
you know what i meant. basically an LTD IS an ESP. like i got an LTD KH-602 but its basically an ESP. $1200. anyways yea, you should get an LTD. they got a great feel, play good, sound even better.

He has 400 euros max.
Also, no they don't
#14
Quote by MetalliKH-602
nah, i used my friends randall and my other friend's Mesa Boogie and it still sounded like ****


You have no idea what you're talking about.
If you couldn't get a Les Paul to sound good through a Randall or Mesa, then you can't dial in a good tone to save your ****ing life.
Your amp is most of your guitar tone, not the guitar.

You own 2 B.C. Rich Warlocks and an MG. You have no right to an opinion.


EDIT: And goddamn I just listened to your recordings.
I feel violated.
Last edited by Dream Pin at Aug 15, 2008,
#15
Dad's been a really nice person and gave me enough money for a LP Custom!
It's 599 euro(used to be 892) and I'm buying it soon.
#16
Quote by LordPino
Dad's been a really nice person and gave me enough money for a LP Custom!
It's 599 euro(used to be 892) and I'm buying it soon.

Congratulations, hope you like it.
#17
1. The LP would be cool give you a nice full, heavy sound. But you could go with other more "metal" guitars.
2. string gauge for drop c? 10-56
My Gear
Guitars:
-Gibson Les Paul Studio
-Ibanez "lawsuit" Les Paul
-Ibanez S470
-PRS SE Custom

Amp:
Marshall TSL100
Marshall 1960a cab

Effects:
Dunlop 535q wah
Visual Sound Liquid Chorus

Pickups:
Guitarforce
MHD
#18
... Amp!?
FOR THAT MANY EUROS?!
I'd hate to see you playing that nice guitar out of... a POS MG or something...
#19
les pauls are good all around guitars.
string wise, i say at least 0.11s or 0.12s, but i like tension. drop c is possible with 0.10s, but i find they get too floppy and you lose some low end chunk.
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Lolz that guy is a noob.

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Leave it on the press, Depress Depress Taboot Taboot.
#20
I've had a zillion different string gauges for drop-C. Go with 11-58.
#21
11's are great for Drop C.

Plus, Les Pauls are fantastic guitars for metal with the right pickups.
Huge, thick tone.

If you haven't got a decent amp yet then I'd be very much inclined to agree with Highwaytohell.
#22
Quote by MetalliKH-602
you know what i meant. basically an LTD IS an ESP. like i got an LTD KH-602 but its basically an ESP. $1200. anyways yea, you should get an LTD. they got a great feel, play good, sound even better.


Why would they make LTD the sort of "lower priced" series( not saying that all suck, there are ESP equivalents ), if they sound better than ESPs..?