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I've never had the fortune of being able to try an LP. I've had them recommended to me in the past as a future guitar to look into, but are they any good clean? I've never really been into distorting the hell out of things, a bit of drive maybe and that's it. Thoughts?

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Well from the stand point of being owner of a Gibson Les Paul studio I would say their O.K. but it depends on the sound your going for and style of music your playing,Les Paul's are a good multi-task guitar but if your into jazz etc a casino might be the way to go you might even think about an ES-335 dot.

I've had Epi Les Pauls in the past no longer own one but was happy with the feel and the sound the last one I owned was a birds eye maple with some pretty hot open face pickups but I used it to play some pretty distorted heavy stuff to,I guess in the long run IMHO I'd rather have a Les Paul but thats just my taste in instruments.

Also keep in mind that with a change out of pickups you can change any guitars sound,just by getting under wound scatter wound or over wound pickups.

Epiphone is always coming up with something new in their LP collection and I can't say that I ever had a problem with either one I owned.

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I'm also into classic rock. I can vouch for the Epi Les Paul played clean but highly recommend a different bridge pickup. Something clearer with less output. I use a Tonerider Rocksong in the bridge and it sounds sweet. I also use a hollowbody electric Ib@nez that sounds great for classic rock out of the box.

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Hi Roswell, I play classic rock also, like Deep Purple, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sweet, Hush, Clapton, Boston, Black Sabbath, so you get the picture I have just gotten a Black Beauty 3 LP, and "played it till my fingers bled" (gee that line would be good in a song O:) ) really gave it about a 4-5 hour work out yesterday playing a variety of songs clean, overdrive and a bit of distortation and it sounded GREAT!! :D/ .

 

Hope this helps.

 

Cheers

 

RR

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It's true they were originally designed as jazz guitars, but that was with P90 pups rather than humbuckers. I do play both clean and distorted but can't get a clean sound that I like from the bridge humbucker. I reckon there are more versatile guitars out there for clean tones.

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Hi Roswell' date=' I play classic rock also, like Deep Purple, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sweet, Hush, Clapton, Boston, Black Sabbath, so you get the picture I have just gotten a Black Beauty 3 LP, and "played it till my fingers bled" (gee that line would be good in a song :- ) really gave it about a 4-5 hour work out yesterday playing a variety of songs clean, overdrive and a bit of distortation and it sounded GREAT!! :D/ .

 

Hope this helps.

 

Cheers

 

RR[/quote']

have u ever played any GN'R? I play classic rock too... obviously. Smoke on the Water is fun to play.

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Hi Roswell' date=' I play classic rock also, like Deep Purple, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sweet, Hush, Clapton, Boston, Black Sabbath, so you get the picture I have just gotten a Black Beauty 3 LP, and "played it till my fingers bled" (gee that line would be good in a song :D ) really gave it about a 4-5 hour work out yesterday playing a variety of songs clean, overdrive and a bit of distortation and it sounded GREAT!! :D/ .

 

Hope this helps.

 

Cheers

 

RR[/quote']

i also like the new term, distortation. u rock R.R.!:-

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