#1
I'm using one of these: http://www.voxamps.com/us/valvetronix/ad-series/ with one of these (laugh at me, I don't care ) http://www.bcrich.com/warlock_metal_master_blade.asp and I was wondering how I can get an awesomesauce metal tone out of it (obviously I know to put it on one of the distorted channels )for palm muting riffs and the like. I quite like my tone at the moment but I'm sure I can get a better one. It's a bit empty to be honest. Thoughts?
#2
Get a decent metal metal dude, i'll find one in a mo and edit it into my post.

Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff With Top Boost Pedal
http://www.imuso.co.uk/ProductDetail.asp?StockCode=EG01373
I'd recommend this one, it has a boost for solos and has a heavy sound if thats what you're after.

Electro-Harmonix XO Micro Metal Muff Distortion Pedal
http://www.imuso.co.uk/ProductDetail.asp?StockCode=EG01579
This is the pedal above without boost, a bit cheaper.

Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Distortion Electric Guitar Effects Pedal
http://www.imuso.co.uk/ProductDetail.asp?StockCode=EG02791
This is more widely used, and more expensive. It would be easier to find your favorite artist's tone with this, but imo it doesn't sound as good as the metal muff.


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#3
cut the mids and boost treble, bass and gain
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#4
i always hated the top boost on the metal muff i had, i just thought it sounded dire most of the time but other than that it is a good pedal. there is a lot of hate for the mt-2 and i wouldn't recommend a distortion pedal in front of some tasty valves but in front of a vt it'll be ok i would have thought (having never played one i don't know)

as for getting metal from a VT, read your manual first, that'll help you choose the right amp model. Then scoop out some mids, and boost the highs (i've always found the VTs bassy enough without adding more bass) then turn up the volume and tone on your guitar. beyond that there is very little you can do with that rig to get more "metal" without pedals or a new amp.
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#5
Quote by hugh20

Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Distortion Electric Guitar Effects Pedal
http://www.imuso.co.uk/ProductDetail.asp?StockCode=EG02791
This is more widely used, and more expensive. It would be easier to find your favorite artist's tone with this, but imo it doesn't sound as good as the metal muff.

My bassist has one of these and I never thought to give it a go... I'll try that next band practice.
#6
Quote by doive
i always hated the top boost on the metal muff i had, i just thought it sounded dire most of the time but other than that it is a good pedal. there is a lot of hate for the mt-2 and i wouldn't recommend a distortion pedal in front of some tasty valves but in front of a vt it'll be ok i would have thought (having never played one i don't know)

as for getting metal from a VT, read your manual first, that'll help you choose the right amp model. Then scoop out some mids, and boost the highs (i've always found the VTs bassy enough without adding more bass) then turn up the volume and tone on your guitar. beyond that there is very little you can do with that rig to get more "metal" without pedals or a new amp.


Yea, the top boost can get a little shrill once yo get it past like, 9 or 10oclockish, almost like your taking the EQ and cranking the treble.

But it is overall a great pedal.
#7
Quote by hugh20
Get a decent metal metal dude, i'll find one in a mo and edit it into my post.

Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff With Top Boost Pedal
http://www.imuso.co.uk/ProductDetail.asp?StockCode=EG01373
I'd recommend this one, it has a boost for solos and has a heavy sound if thats what you're after.

Electro-Harmonix XO Micro Metal Muff Distortion Pedal
http://www.imuso.co.uk/ProductDetail.asp?StockCode=EG01579
This is the pedal above without boost, a bit cheaper.

Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Distortion Electric Guitar Effects Pedal
http://www.imuso.co.uk/ProductDetail.asp?StockCode=EG02791
This is more widely used, and more expensive. It would be easier to find your favorite artist's tone with this, but imo it doesn't sound as good as the metal muff.

...No.
None of those pedals are that great (the metal muff is decent). The MT-2 is just plain crap. All this is besides the point. The TS is using a modelling amp - meaning it won't take pedals too well. It'd be a better idea to explore different EQ settings on the higher gain distortion channel.
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