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post #1 of 62 (permalink) Old 09-30-2010, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Can Les Pauls be used for metal?

A friend of mine owns a Epiphone Les Paul custom. Often I visit him and we jam. He then plays his Ibanez rg370 and lets me use his Epiphone. However everytime I ask him if he ever uses his les paul for any metal and not rock, he says no, because it sounds like ****. So what is your opinion on lp's and metal?
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post #2 of 62 (permalink) Old 09-30-2010, 07:02 AM
 
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Re: Can Les Pauls be used for metal?

Let's think together:
A Les Paul: two humbuckers and a dark sound...
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Well, I would say bright sound. But yeah, 2 humbuckers. But f**k, I once saw a dude that played Cannibal Corpse on a Les Paul, lol. So i definately can sound dark too.
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Well, I would say bright sound. But yeah, 2 humbuckers. But f**k, I once saw a dude that played Cannibal Corpse on a Les Paul, lol. So i definately can sound dark too.
Is it just me or did you just answer your own question?

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Re: Can Les Pauls be used for metal?

Zakk Wylde and Randy Rhoads - they say yes! TBH I think you can play metal on any solid body guitar, humbuckers are obviously good for that classic metal sound (whatever that is). Metal as a genre covers many different guitar tones any way.
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Re: Can Les Pauls be used for metal?

Yes Les Pauls can be used for metal, and are pretty good at it.

You might need to change the humbuckers to get a real grinding tone, but it should be fine.
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Re: Can Les Pauls be used for metal?

les pauls are great guitars taylormade for rock and blues.im not a fan of epiphone i like the real deal not a cheap copy.
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les pauls are great guitars taylormade for rock and blues.im not a fan of epiphone i like the real deal not a cheap copy.
There's not that much of a difference anymore. Atleast these days. My dad has a Gibson Les Paul from like 1985 and it's pretty amazing, and still looks beautiful. But these days the only differences between Gibsons and Epiphones really just are pups and better craftsmanship. Or atleast that's how I see it.
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Well Les Paul's have been used a lot on hard rock/metal records... so yes.
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Zakk Wylde and Randy Rhoads - they say yes!
Randy can't --- He smells a little funny..........
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Nope. Your Les Paul will break if you try to play metal on it.
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Randy can't --- He smells a little funny..........
What you talkin about man? Randy ain't dead - he's plays with a covers band in Honolulu with Elvis on vocals, Jaco on bass and John Bonham on drums.
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Re: Can Les Pauls be used for metal?

The only thing you cant do on a Les paul is whammy, everything else is up to the player...
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Nope. Your Les Paul will break if you try to play metal on it.
Haha yeah Zakk Wylde has a limited edition Les Paul that can withstand the pressures of metal. I have seen a few Les Paul blow up onstage when guitar players try to lower the e-string down to d and increase the gain on their amp. It can be seen on youtube, look for "Les Paul playing metal kills guitar player"
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The only thing you cant do on a Les paul is whammy, everything else is up to the player...
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If you can't play metal on a Les Paul, then you can't play metal.
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