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Old 12-29-2012, 11:08 AM   #1
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Deathcore Distortion

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I'm looking for a full-bodied and brutal pedal distortion for deathcore and metalcore. Reference bands: Suicide Silence, Oceano, The Acacia Strain, Whitechapel, Emmure, After The Burial, Structures, Molotov Solution. Until now I've played with MXR fullbore metal with a problem: if I found a good eq about distorted, sucks on palm muting and vice versa. I'm also looking for advices for a good eq both general distorted and palm muting on MXR.
Thanks in advance!
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:06 PM   #2
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What amp are you playing it through? Hate to be the bearer of bad news but to get a good "brutal" tone for that sort of music, you need a decent amplifier that caters for high gain. No matter how close you think you can get a pedal to sound like a great amplifier, it will never be able to recreate the sound from one.

Majority of modern metal = High gain amp + tubescreemer of some sort + High output humbucking pickups + Noise Gate
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:15 PM   #3
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Carl has the right idea, but you can get that sort of sound out of a pedal if you're on a budget. These are probably your best option if unless you can go for a $270 Wampler Triple Wreck.
http://amtelectronicsusa.com/
AMT Legend amp series. They have pedals based off of all the big name high gain heads. Peavey 6505, Mesa Recto, ENGL Fireball, Bogner Uberschall, Marshall JCM, Diezel. I have an Axe FX II and used to have an R1. These pedals get almost as good of tone as I do through my Axe Fx.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:07 PM   #4
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:31 PM   #5
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6505.

other than that, Wampler Triple Wreck is pretty badass
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:13 AM   #6
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Thank you guys first! Carl I play with a Laney semi valve with a Celestion 120 watt. I know, it's not the uttermost but in 6 years since when I've started to play unfortunately most people with whom I played were a few serious, hardly any was trustworthy. Also I'm a comic artist, illustrator, paint oil paintings, use other mediums like watercolour, acrylic. Finally use Photoshop and Illustrator. So between equipment for music, painting, illos, comics and a powerful pc for digital works and the realistic fear to play alone with my "cheap" cabinet and 6505 or other badass equipment when I need money for all this (I'm not freelancer yet) now, 6 years after, I've still a mediocre amp. But It's also true I'm playing with old friends now and seen the seriousness and perseverance I've already bought a LTD eclipse SilverSunburst EC-50. I'm fully agree with you about decent amplifier. I'm working and save up for it. Matter of time

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Old 01-06-2013, 11:05 AM   #7
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The best pedal for that sort of thing is a footswitch.....















































...A footswitch that activates the lead channel of a 5150/6505. Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:17 PM   #8
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other than that, Wampler Triple Wreck is pretty badass

Though it is badass, not really for total brutal core stuff. I find it works best for hard rock and prog metal, at least with my setup.

And also it's so f'n expensive that you could buy a 6505 instead
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:51 PM   #9
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Yeah man, those bands are tough to nail with anything less than a 5150, and that is about the cheapest amp you can use for those types of tones. Pinch those pennies is all I can suggest, it sucks, but it will feel amazing once you get the amp you're after.
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