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Amarant
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Which pedal should I buy, if I want to achieve a sound with more lows and a normal amount of mids that has a certain powerful bang to it? I am a rhythm guitarist and have to contrast from solo.
I was thinking of Boss Metal Core.
Thanks!
skilly1
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i am gonna buy that pedal soon, i want to get the metalica sound. have a look at harmony review, that site gives an indepth review of that pedal and everything else
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sorry, its called harmony central .com
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the metal core is pretty chunky if that's what you're looking for.
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A Simple question: which pedal is the best and bought the most, the god of all the pedals (like Gibson and ESP are the best guitar companies)?
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yeah, dont get a metalcore, its such a cheap tone.
once your ear can tell good from bad, youl realize how bad that pedal is,
sure its a cheap way to get a halfway decent tone, but you dont see any guitarists using it.
the mxr 10 band EQ isnt too bad, but i wouldnt go metalcore
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Quote by Amarant
A Simple question: which pedal is the best and bought the most, the god of all the pedals (like Gibson and ESP are the best guitar companies)?



There is no best (and it certainly wouldn't be gibson or ESP) and just because something is bought a lot doesn't make it good.

What kind of amp do you have, what's your budget, and what tone are you after?
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I want to achieve a sound with more lows and a normal amount of mids that has a certain powerful bang to it and I am a rhythm guitarist, as I already said. I play in drop D, if that matters. And I play metal and rock. I think the max I can afford is around 200 euros. Preferably cheaper of course. Considering that I want to sound good live and there are always different amps up on the stage, it doesn't matter.
Why I asked for the best known pedal, is because I want familiarize with the topic. My friends tell me to look for Digitech and Boss.
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Well, if you don't have an amp I'd suggest saving up for one.
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I have a amp at home of course, but it's the lives I'm talking about. They are the place, where I have to switch between distortion and clean fast.
I have a Roland Micro Cube RX, btw.
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Amarat, have you considered the Electro Harmonix Metal Muff? It's probably perfect for your needs.
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Reading the reviews, it seems pretty decent. So there's one more to my choice now.
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The Metal Muff is way better than the Metalcore, and don't rely too much on online-reviews. People even say a MG has the real Marshall crunch in those reviews.
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Alright. Tried DF7 today -- total bull****. Metal Core sucks too. Couldn't find Hardwire TL2 and instead of Metal Muff I tried SEYMOUR DUNCAN SFX04 TWIN TUBE MAYHEM which was very good.
What do you think of Mayhem?
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Amarat, have you considered the Electro Harmonix Metal Muff? It's probably perfect for your needs.


I just picked up a Metal Muff last week, and I LOVE it! I highly recommend it.
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I loved the Twin Tube Mayhem when I tried it, go for it if you like it. I wish I could but I can't afford to spend that much on a pedal.
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I just heard that you have to rechange stuff on it after time, so I think it will be a money eater forever.
But I just discovered Boss Me-20. What do you think of that? It has a onstage tuner which I really need anyway, but I doubt in its distortion, because it has so many effects.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftb-RaD11bs
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What do you think of multiefect pedals?
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have you tried the hyde and jeckyll OD/Distortion pedal it's basically two pedals in one.
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Man, if you're thinking about spending that much on a pedal I'd just save up a bit more and get an amp that does what you want and is capable of playing live gigs.
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Man, if you're thinking about spending that much on a pedal I'd just save up a bit more and get an amp that does what you want and is capable of playing live gigs.


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Don't get a boss in general. Get the sansamp gt-2
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Dont go boss. They're OK, but theyre sound quality isnt the best.

IMO, you should look at the MI Audio Crunch Box.

Another good one that has been said already is the EHX Metal Muff.

Both are way better quality than Boss. The Crunch Box is a bit more, but it has better sound IMO.



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Quote by Kevin Saale
Man, if you're thinking about spending that much on a pedal I'd just save up a bit more and get an amp that does what you want and is capable of playing live gigs.

You can't switch between settings, if you have an amp. It's much faster to go from distortion to clean with a pedal.
http://www.thomann.de/gb/digitech_metal_master_verzerrerpedal.htm -- found Digitech Metal Master today and liked the sound. What do you think of it?
Couldn't find Metal Muff from my local stores, so I can't test it .
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If the amp has a footswitch (which a lot if not most metal amps do) you CAN switch between clean and distortion, you don't need an effects pedal for it.
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Anyway, I am not buying an amp, because it's not transportable enough.
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You don't want an amp because it's not portable enough? What are you using to amplify your guitar?
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Amps that don't belong to me.

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Why don't you just get your own amp?
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Why don't you just get your own amp?

I already have one -- don't need another.

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ths metal cores is crazy with its lows and highs u should check it out

Couldn't get a good sound out of that one.
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your just like me dude, stop being stubborn and listen to these guys advice. theyv changed my mind about NUMEROUS things on MANY occasions, all for the better.

not trying to raise the gaydar, but im just saying what people said to me, when i was in your position about....7? months ago
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your just like me dude, stop being stubborn and listen to these guys advice. theyv changed my mind about NUMEROUS things on MANY occasions, all for the better.

not trying to raise the gaydar, but im just saying what people said to me, when i was in your position about....7? months ago

I'm already doing that. I've got all the knowledge from pedals right from this forum. If it weren't for them, I would know anything about the Metal Muff which I'm really considering to buy atm.
Going to try Sansamp GT-2, but still don't know which one is better: Electro Harmonix Metal Muff or Digitech Hardwire TL-2.
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I'm sticking with getting an amp, just hear me out. Eventually people are going to stop letting you use their amps, they're going to get different ones or you're going to have to get your own for some other reason.

Now your equipment is going to sound different with most amps you play. You'll be dissatisfied with your tone depending on the amp you play your equipment with because each amp has it's own sound. For instance, the settings you usually have could be completely different depending on the amp you're playing with and the reason you might have liked your pedal in the first place could make you hate it because it will sound different with a different amp.

You will be MUCH better off getting your own amp. Stop making lame excuses like "oh, I don't wanna haul it around", we all know that's a load of crap because if you can't even lift a small amp then you have bigger problems then not finding a pedal you want.
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