Explorer type body's are known to be quite brutal for the metalz!!! But honestly, I'm not too sure bout the whole shape. Basic super strat shapes seem to work fine for metal and heavy stuff. But, you could make a Daisy Rock guitar sound brutal, so it's all based on opinion.
Quote by LuthierofTexas
You have no experience with racks??? What kind of guy are you?
They're very similar guitars, same pup's, wood type i believe. Probably gonna give similar sounds but try the FX out and see if you like it better
Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe/Ibanez RGA42/LTD EC401vf
Whammy IV>Pitchblack>Dunlop 536Q>Fulltone Fulldrive 2>Hardwire TL-2>MXR 10 Band>Line 6 M13
80s Carvin x100b w/ cab
if you like one LTD you should like them all.... from what Ive played.... I think they are solid guitars....

your sound wont be much more metal just the style
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