This morning's EVH 5150 III LBX episode saw my Chapman ML3 churning out some heavy tones. It's due to the guitar's hefty nature; it excels at manifesting low notes to such an extent that I had to lower the LOW setting at the amp (if you could see that) & dial up a little more presence. It's also important to have the 'right' pickups for the job, in this case, a pair of Seymour Duncan Distortions. Not saying they are the best but they are well suited for the task so that the tone won't get muddy over at the tone. I find that this is the reason why Les Pauls lack definition for heavy settings- the Gibson pickups aren't quite spec'd for the job.
Alrighty! Enjoy the final day of July & have a good Sunday (what's left of it).