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Is the gibson les paul studio good for heavy metal/rock?


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im thinking about getting a les paul, gibson, and i like to play metallica, megadeth, iron maiden, aerosmith, guns n roses, led zeppelin, acdc, and system of a down...and i want to know if its a good guitar to play these bands...

 

BQ: is this a good deal?

a ad from craigslist "Included in this sale is:

 

1. Guitar

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 itg.gif

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Well it sounds like it is one of the glossy finished models, which is a good thing! Yes, the Les Paul Studio will do metal and rock just fine.....better than fine! If it has the 50's neck profile, it may be thin and chunky feeling, especially if you came from playing a Jackson or an Ibanez style shredder's axe. All 4 of my Gibson's has the 50's neck, and that's MY choice. I love the 50's profile necks. The LP Studio is a quality guitar, and has good quality electronics as well. Good thing it comes with strap locks. Gibson's should come with them from the factory because their stock strap buttons are a joke! :)

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Well, you've already received some comments regarding price, I would recommend you play it before you pay for it.

 

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.

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Yes. Ideal for much of the music you'll like to play.

 

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!

 

P.

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Is the Gibson Les Paul Studio good for metal or rock?..........

 

.............Do bears s**t in the woods?

 

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. [biggrin] )

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Depends in which country you're in.

 

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.

 

Phalaris.

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  • 11 months later...

[confused]

 

Are you? I don't understand why you would think, or ask that.

No, I'm not a troll....I asked that because everytime I saw a post from Guest_ _, a red x and posted image at the end of the post...it appeared to be a troll!

 

Since as Axe pointed out this is a banned "member"...I think I was correct. Besides that, this thread was started over a year ago!

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im thinking about getting a les paul, gibson, and i like to play metallica, megadeth, iron maiden, aerosmith, guns n roses, led zeppelin, acdc, and system of a down...and i want to know if its a good guitar to play these bands...

 

Metallica: ESP_Iron_Cross_James_Hetfield.jpg

 

Iron Maiden: ilikeysmile.jpg

 

Aerosmith: joe-perry3.jpg

 

Guns N' Roses: Slash%20Custom%20VOS.jpg

 

Led Zeppelin: 1840023_JimmyPage-LesPaul1.jpg

 

Well thats 5/8 that already play them... I'm sure with those pickups Megadeth and and System of A Down will be just fine as well. Angus plays SG's which are essentially Les Pauls in a different form... he mentioned that he doesn't play Les Pauls because he's smaller and jumps around a lot and they're a bit heavy for him.

 

BQ: is this a good deal?

a ad from craigslist "Included in this sale is:

 

1. Guitar

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 itg.gif

 

I think $1000 is a bit steep...I'd say $850 is a good start, $900 tops.

 

Is the Gibson Les Paul a good guitar for heavy metal/rock?

 

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I think you'll be just fine [thumbup]

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