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Discussion in 'Musicians Discussion' started by Alter, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. Alter

    Alter Banned

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    i wanna buy a new pedal to play mteal/trash/black/death/hard rock/grunge


    i have a boss distrosion pedal so what do u need next to make a geat tone....ps to use 2 pedals at once do i need a pedal board to play?
     
  2. Inazone

    Inazone UE Guitarist

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    If you're happy with the distortion you have now, you can improve upon it with an EQ pedal. Are you using a Metal Zone?
     
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    -Demonium- Buried by Time and Dust

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    I hear a lot of people going on about how amazing the Line 6 'Uber metal' pedal is. So maybe try that.

    Also maybe a Digitech 'Death metal' or 'Metal Master'.
     
  4. Alter

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    I have a Boss Metal Zone...
     
  6. Bryant

    Bryant Mr. Sleepy

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    If you have a strat, you have a small problem called a single coil pickup. They are good guitars and lots of shredders use them (like Yngwie) but in order to get a thick sound, you need a better pick-up. The stack buckers work for some, but I only care for single coils in the neck position for stuff like picking clean sounds (no distortion.)


    Bryant
     
  7. sumairetsu

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    Apart from the change of pickups, as Bryant suggested, you need a new amplifier. The Fender Frontman is a solid state amplifier and the experience I've had with ANY Fender solid state amp is that they suck, especially at high volume. :puke: I've never been able to play the things without wanting to barf. Changing pickups will change the tone a little, but getting a new amplifier is your biggest battle.

    And, you don't need a pedal board to use two pedals together, just a patch cable will do. However, if you will be using more than 2 effects in series, I recommened getting a multiple effects unit. The noise from multiple pedals can start to get ridiculous.
     
  8. Kenneth R.

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    Gonna have to say the last two replies are my thoughts exactly.
     
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    What are the best cheap distorion pedals ?
     
  10. Kenneth R.

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    Boss make the best ones, the Ibanez pedals I've tried aren't half bad though.
     
  11. Brad Riffs

    Brad Riffs brad riffs

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    Line 6 Uber Metal > Boss Metal Zone
     
  12. Lesbian Knife Fight

    Lesbian Knife Fight Trigger Happy

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    yeah i'm one of those people, lol. I really love mine, it just sounds so fuckin awesome, and the noise gate is better then any of the other pedal style gates i've used. I highly recommend this pedal ! :headbang:
     
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    Babykabob Jake-RTM

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    Boss Metal Zone = sounds like tearing paper
     
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    Yeah, the Metal Zone sounds very raspy.... it doesn't have the tone I want any more.
     
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    EQ pedal in your chain is a must! Having an EQ pedal or two, depending on how many pedals you have is terribly useful. You can have a regular set up for rythym and then tap the EQ pedal for solo/lead work.
     
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    i might buy a line 6 amp is it good?
     
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    Depends on the amp. Just like with any brand, they make amps ranging from bedroom practice combos to heads and cabs for live use. Just remember that with a Line 6 amp, you're paying for digital "models" of other popular amps, and you're probably never going to use all of those models. So, you might be better off finding an amp with 2-3 channels that sound exactly the way you want.

    I disagree with most of the criticism of the Metal Zone - if properly EQ'd, it can sound good. However, most people expect immediate results out of a single pedal, and that alone isn't going to provide amazing tone. Distortion and EQ pedals should be purchased as a matched set as I see it.
     
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    Or, you may like having all the choices without having to lug around an armada of amplifiers. :kickass:
     
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    Add me to that list. Awesome pedal.
     
  20. Silver Incubus

    Silver Incubus Dead Hands Justin

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    This is probbably the only really good kind of pedal. Just get a decent amp and an eq pedal or 2 to get the sound you are craving. I bough a cheap one for 40$ by Berhinger. But at the moment I still have a shitty solid stated marsharll MG series stack.But even still it makes my solos sound much better and doesn't add any shit to the tone(plus i know what I'm doing when it comes to eq) My other guitarist has a some great sounding vintage gear. One is a marshall, i don't remember what, the other is a peavey rockmaster preamp, it sounds killer.
     

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