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Question: How do i get a good heavy metal tone on my les paul!?
i wanna get a really heavy and crunchy tone but dont know how!. should i get a new bridge pickup or can i fix everything with my eq on my amp!. i have a gibson les paul special and a fender champion 110 ampWww@QuestionHome@Com

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I wouldn't recommend getting new pick-ups!. It's just too much work!. I suggest the Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Pedal!. It's about $150 and it is worth every penny!. I play with a Schecter C-1 + guitar which is naturally good for metal, but with this pedal I was able to get a decent metal tone with this pedal on a Fender Squire Tele! What I do on my with my stuff when I am playing Bay-Area Thrash Metal like Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and even some metal core is I set the pedal to 3 o'clock Treble/Bass, Mids tuned completely out and turn the distortion up to 3 o'clock!. On my amp I put it on clean and I bring the treble up to 4 o'clock, mid at 11 o'clock and bass at 10 o'clock!. This set-up sounds great on my Line 6 Spider 2 Amp!. These settings should work on your amp too since I have the amp on clean!. I hope this helped!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

you should get new pickups
EMG 81-85 Active Pickups is the way to go
and your strings count too
maybe some effects!?