- Feb 15, 2017
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Thanks man! I really like the heavy rock that flirts with metal, but not full on Decapitated Amon Amarth Meshuggah metal, though I listen to them and other metal bands as well.
The Les Paul just like any other guitar works for some people and not so much for others. It could be the model, or simply that you're not an LP kind of person which is cool, that's why there are so many kinds of guitars out there.
Seeing that you're liking Schecter guitars the one Lester I would recommend is a long discontinued model, the KM. My first Les Paul was a 79 Kalamazoo Model and it had a very skinny neck and a volute. Wasn't a huge fan of the slightly oversized headstock, but other than that it was pretty awesome and I changed nothing but the strings on that guitar. Wasn't unbearably heavy to me, but YMMV.
I never thought I'd gel with a beefy 50s style neck, but the one on mine I've grown used to, can even do some of the faster Metallica riffing on it.
I think the biggest issue I've had are essentially the stock pickups. I've used Burstbucker pros, Burstbucker 1 and 2, 490s, 498T, 500T and there's this grainy thing going on, and not enough oomph like the sound is missing something for the heavier rock stuff. If I were a classic rock and blues guy I would probably have no issues with them.
If you can see if you can try different models, some necks are wider and fatter, some are super slim, some weigh a ton and some are just right. When you find a good one, it's like finding a friend.
It is a good guitar, and I love the neck and weight.
Just as a whole, it's not floating my boat. Not sure why.
The neck and weight of my Tempest is very similar to my LP.
Both suit my stubby hands.
But the B.K. PUps leave the burstbuckers in the dust.
But I wouldn't expect the same results if I was to put a set in the Gibby.
The resonance of the Tempest kills the LP. It's been mistaken for an acoustic guitar because of the unplugged volume is quite loud.
So I'm picking it's partly a wood combination thing, although both are mahogany with a maple cap.
I like your descriptions of the LP PUps.
I can totally relate to what you're saying.
Definitely fall short for heavier rock and metal.
Good up to a point, but I found them to sound flubby when playing really fast riffs/picking