I want to buy a new baby. As I´ve tend to some classical body shapes lateley I though about a Fender Tele or Strat first (as I´ve never owned a US Fender by now). But as those guitars have singlecoil pickups I really cant krank them up for shredding. It´s just not my tone!
So I want another Les Paul. But not the regular Les Paul Std., Custom or Studio because of the purpose. I´ll only play Metal in a C-tuning with this baby. I dont want to use it for Rock, I dont want to use it for Jazz, neither Blues. Only distorted Metal!
As I´ve already own a Gibson Les Paul Std. with Burstbuckers and a Studio with Seymour Duncan SH4/JB59 I must say that those babies dont sound too good in high gain with dropped tunings. Of course their tone is awesome, but honestly the Paula and the pickups arent made for lower tunings, everything lower than D sounds muddy (my opinion).
So, after this is solved, yeah, I want a Paula with EMG´s (I know, dont punch me) on it.
These three ladies are in my view so far.
Gibson Les Paul Studio "guitar of the week" with EMG 81/81 colour: BLACK
Price: 1.999 €
ESP Eclipse II with EMG 60/81 colour: BLACK or WHITE
Price: 1.699 €
ESP LTD EC 500 with EMG 60/81 colour: BLACK or WHITE
Price: 729 €
Atm, I think the LTD is the best bang for the buck.
If you can recommend any other Paula with similar features (I dont care for the brand) please do so.
Note: I want to buy it new, and my fav. colour for this is white!
this remains in Junk Drawer