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  • Your favorite 'les paul killer' guitar

    Not that long ago i bought my Cort M600T which not only plays and sounds great but has some cool coil tapping features. It's one of those few guitars that i am hoping i will not get rid of since i paid about $200 for it. It fills a lot of my needs when it comes to nice distorted tones and some drop d playing.

    Got me thinking of what other people use in place of a les paul. Now- i know that you can use any style of guitar for any style of music but i am curious what people around here use as an interesting alternatives, since frankly i'm looking to buy another guitar...

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  • #2
    PRS SE Custom 24, for me. Maybe not the ideal, but that's what I use as an alternative.

    But I lean towards the ES-339 or 335 as a humbucker alternative more often.
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    • Alexilaiho
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      I use a peavey sc-2 set for matt pikes setup but I really want some dirty heshers and a green amp slave unit and a sunn o))) model T

  • #3

    Probably my Showmaster.... not exactly a "Les Paul killer" but does the LP grunt pretty well, and with coil splits can also take me into tele twang territory, and a pretty decent "acoustic" tone.

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    • docjeffrey
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      stormin1155 wrote:

      Probably my Showmaster.... not exactly a "Les Paul killer" but does the LP grunt pretty well, and with coil splits can also take me into tele twang territory, and a pretty decent "acoustic" tone.

       

       


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  • #4
    Just to be clear: your Cort isn't a "LP killer" - it's a very nice guitar for the money.

    An Anderson Bulldog is a LP killer.

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    • bish0p34
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      For me it's an LTD EC-1000. I had 2 Les Pauls in my life, and just didn't get along with them. The LTD is a combination of my favorite things about them, w/o the dislikes. The sound isn't exactly the same, but close enough for me. I also an ESP Eclipse, and din't like the sound of it. Very thin. The sound guys I work with noticed it too. I'm convinced that one was a dog though. My LTD is from the original year of them though, and better than the newer ones I've tried.

  • #5
    For me, any lp junior style with a p90 or a 335 is likely to kill most guitars modelled after a les Paul standard
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    • Bucksstudent
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      A "Les Paul" killer can be any price. It doesn't matter to anyone but the person who's satisfied with it over a Les Paul. 

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  • #6

    For two or three years I owned and played a guitar that made me not even think about wanting a Les Paul.  It was an Electra Vulcan MPC, the kind that you could plug effects into.  But the guitar itself without the effects was very Les Paul-like and was cooler looking to me than most Les Pauls.  It looked a lot like this one.  draft_lens17626585module148155042photo_1297387096E lectra_MPC_Vulcan_in_nat

     

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  • #7
    +1 for Hamer. The single cut Monaco and the double cut Studio are fantastic guitars.

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    • #8

      Humbucker Loaded Fender Stratocaster Blacktop HH or a PRS SE Custom 22. 

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    • #9

      I have an Ibanez SZ 520, a Strat-like mahogany-bodied dual-hummer guitar with a Dimarzio Bluesbucker in the neck and an Air Zone (a vintage-voiced version of Dimarzio's Tone Zone) in the bridge.  It's got kind of a LP/PRS hybrid feel.  I also have a pretty ESP LTD LP clone with P90s in it.  

      If I need anything in the Les Paul spectrum, these handle it 100%

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      • MaxVolume
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        Well, I guess the only guitar I have that competes with a Les Paul is a Les Paul LAWSUIT guitar.

        Most of mine have single coils, with the exceptions being my RG270 and my Hondo 740 Deluxe Mark II.

        But this one goes to the Hondo. Mahogany body, DiMarzio humbuckers, trapezoid inlays, super smooth rosewood board and tough as a brick. One of the best musical purchases I ever made. Period.

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    • #10

      Like DocJeffery my LP substitute is also a Gretch Jet.  Specifically a 6128TVP PowerJet with TV Jones Powertron pickups. I've  replaced the stock TOM bridge with a Compton Compensated bridge.

       

      It sounds a bit like this

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      • docjeffrey
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        I'm really enjoying this thread. Lots of very soulful instruments. The Yamaha a Power Jet are particularly sweet.

    • #11
      I believe you could probably killLes Paul with any guitar if you hit him hard enough with it.

      It more depends on whether you want to bludgeon him with it ala blunt force trauma in which case I would suggest killing Les Paul with a Les Paul, or maybe you want to stab him and poke his eyes out in which case a nice pointy Jackson, or maybe a BC Rich would do nicely.

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      • Dr. Scottie C
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        DaveAronow wrote:
        I believe you could probably killLes Paul with any guitar if you hit him hard enough with it.

        It more depends on whether you want to bludgeon him with it ala blunt force trauma in which case I would suggest killing Les Paul with a Les Paul, or maybe you want to stab him and poke his eyes out in which case a nice pointy Jackson, or maybe a BC Rich would do nicely.

        Eventhough Les Paul Gibsons weigh 32.4 lbs, I still doubt if they could penetrate the ground, vault, and coffin at this point to get to Les.


    • #12

      LP Killers

      My Diodati 59Q, Edwards LP Custom, Diodati 58, Fernandes Ravelle Deluxe.

       

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      • docjeffrey
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        Now / / that / / is a tasty collection.

    • #13

      I've never owned a Les Paul, so I don't know if this actually slays, but that was the original intent behind the Yamaha SG series.  Here's my recently-acquired SG1802 ...

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      • onelife
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        JRicoC wrote:

        I've never owned a Les Paul, so I don't know if this actually slays, but that was the original intent behind the Yamaha SG series.  Here's my recently-acquired SG1802 ...

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        I would guess that guitar could do the job quite nicely.

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    • #14

      Don't really think of them as Les Paul killers - just my preference for covering those sorts of tones.

      Still, no LP GAS with these two in the house...

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      • #15

        My Brian Moore i2. Duncans, Sperzels, Tone Pros, beatiful top....Coil tapping on both pickups...what's not to like? Plays and sounds killer...and I've been playing Les Pauls since the 70's.Front.jpg

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        • triton76
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          I got an Agile 3010 last year and I'm totally satisfied with it.  I had an LP studio for ten years but sold it. 

          I have to thank this forum for letting me know about Agile.  I would have gotten a offshore Hamer instead probably.



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