#1
Hi,

I am searching everywhere for help on getting a Nightwish sound on my amp, and I can't find one in the ultimate settings thread either D:

My amp is a Marshall Valvestate and has:

Gain
Bass
Contour
Treble
Volume
Reverb

My guitar is an ESP LTD 400-BD


Thanks in advance for any help
#2
I dont think you are going to get a Noghtwish sound out of your amp, because I had a Valvestate also. But the Boss Metal Zone gets an awesome nightwish tone. It was about the only band I used it for. If you can get your hands on one or something similar you should be fine. But I really dont think you are gonna get it playing through that Valvestate. Nowhere near enough gain.
#3
I have a very mean Danelectro CoolCat Metal pedal, which has insane gain on it, the settings on it are:

Volume
Bass
Middle
Treble
Gain

#5
Well, if I had to ballpark it I would say put the bass around 6-7, mids around 4ish, and treble a little over half way, and I probably wouldnt crank the gain ALL the way up. Start there on the clean channel with the amps EQ set to noon the go from there. I think I used a somewhat similar setting on my Metal Zone. I would try to help more but Im at college and my MT-2 is currently sitting in my room 150 miles away. Sorry I cant be more specific.
#7
tell me if you even get close with that. The Metal Zone has a bit of a unique distortion I think, which can be good or bad. Its awesome for Nightwish. Most other stuff...not so much. Im not sure how your Dano pedal compares with it.
#8
By the way, how close did you get with those settings? Im curious about it myself.
#9
For a spot on Nightwish tone, I'd recommend a Jackson Custom Shop guitar. I own 5 and they all play amazingly.
I'll pry open your sphincter and brutally **** you raw.
#10
Quote by Smarglefarb
For a spot on Nightwish tone, I'd recommend a Jackson Custom Shop guitar. I own 5 and they all play amazingly.

Are you serious... you say and "recommend" a Jackson custom guitar every time you post.
#11
Minchew:

Thats a pretty killer tone right there man! it even makes my **** little 10W amp sound good!

One thing is I had to down the gain a bit with my pedal, since its like insane distortion xD


Only one problem stands now, and thats that some of the chords that I play sound a bit out of place, yet I am playing the right chords >.>
#12
Glad to hear I could help. I use a pretty similar setting on my amp most of the time and just run my distortion into my clean channel. It seems to work pretty well for metal. And a custom shop Jackson wouldn't help a bit if you aren't even close to a decent EQ setting. But it would still be nice to have