Is the gibson les paul studio good for heavy metal/rock?
Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:58 PM
BQ: is this a good deal?
a ad from craigslist "Included in this sale is:
2. Gibson USA case
3. Owners manual and Warranty card
4. Copy of my original receipt (for warranty)
5. Original pick guard
6. Schaller strap locks (to install on your strap)
7. Strings - 1 pack of D'Addario 10's and 1 pack of Ernie Ball 10's"
for 1000$, its a 2010 gibson les paul studio, he said he paid around 1600 for it, and had it since july, and that it got set up right after he bought it
Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:44 PM
Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:03 AM
As far as musical styles, you've listed 8 bands, stretching from the 70s through the 00's, at least 3 of which have lead guitarists who regularly play Les Pauls in studio and on stage (although likely heavily customized and not ~$1k models). Angus Young is obviously an SG guy. I suspect some of those guys opted for something other than an LP because of playing style (i.e. Dave Mustaine) not sound. My point being that all those bands have completely different sounds, so I think your real quest is for versatility.
IMHO the Les Paul is as versatile a guitar as any, so the short answer is yes, the Les Paul Studio is a good model for rock/metal. The longer answer is that what you should do (again, IMO) is look for a quality guitar that fits your playing style and feels comfortable to you. I would suggest you try out multiple Les Paul Models for example, not all Studios feel the same. And you can do wonders these days with technology for the sound your after, whether replacing pickups or using effects or amp modellers.
- 1989 Black Fender HM Strat w/ maple neck
- 2007 Gibson 61 re-issue SG
- 2012 Iced Tea Burst Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe 50's
- Asama steel st. acoustic
- Giannini classical
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:14 AM
The Studio has exactly the same p-ups and circuitry as many far more expensive LP's. therefore it will sound - within a degree or so - identical to those.
It's cheaper to buy because it's less showy; there is no binding and so on, which means it can be made quicker, which means there is less money tied up in the build process etc...etc...etc...
It's not cheaper because it's any less a Les Paul. They are VERY good guitars.
BTW; has anyone yet mentioned that $1,000 is a bit steep.......lol!
Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:22 AM
Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:38 PM
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Don't know anything about System of a Down but the LP will be just fine for all the other bands because the 498T is a hot PAF style pup that is ideal for both rock and metal. OK, Metallica use EMGs and you need 24 frets for some Megadeth solos but I'd go LP because you won't get your classic GNR, AC/DC, Led Zep and Aerosmith warm, fat tones with a 24-fret Superstrat. Get one of those next (something like my Ibanez RG Prestige. )
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:50 AM
'93 Gibson Les Paul Standard vintage sunburst (good ol' LP with sustain for days)
'09 Gibson Les Paul Standard desert burst (that neck pick up is a beast)
'11 Gibson Les Paul Studio Joe Bonamassa signature (I think it's the one)
Carvin Bolt Plus (well I love you too...)
and how freakin' much does a EDS-1275 cost again... ?
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:12 AM
If I was in the USA, then yes a grand is too much.
if you're in Canada, then a grand is about right for a used studio (this is about average price)
I'm in the United States, and have many friends in Canada. I recently (about a week ago) checked the exchange rates, because one of my Canadian friends is coming for a visit. And the Exchange rate at that time was pretty much even. It was $0.99 Can / $1.00 US. And I still think $1000 US or Canadian is still too expensive. I purchased a 1999 Ebony Les Paul Studio with Gold Hardware, and only paid $500 US.