#1
Hey. I play mostly metalcore, as in Killswitch Engage and Bullet For My Valentine stuff. I found a really good rhythm tone using my Schecter C-7, a Digitech Distortion Factory into the clean channel on my Peavey Bandit 112. Im getting great distortion using the Metal Zone model, and I love the clarity it has to it. My only complaint is that the sound can be a little thin on single note parts, like at the very end of My Curse. Is there anything I can do to beef up those single note parts?
#2
Can anyone tell me something I can do to help thicken my tone up for single note lines?
#4
Quote by enselmis

Don't use EMG's.

i used to be a mod, then i took an arrow in the knee.
#6
just thought it was weird you mentioned that considering the bands he mentioned in the OP (both use EMGs). the rest of your advice was good though.
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#7
Im using the Metal Zone setting on the Distortion Factory, which oddly doesnt sound like a MT-2. I own the actual pedal and they sound quite different. And like I said, Im completely happy with my rhythm tone, and I don't scoop my mids either. I have them set around 5 or 6. Thanks for the suggestions but I quite like my EMGs.
#8
Quote by enselmis
Don't use a metal zone.

Turn up your mids.

+1. Also look into buying a new amp.
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#9
Quote by mikeyElite
just thought it was weird you mentioned that considering the bands he mentioned in the OP (both use EMGs). the rest of your advice was good though.


I know, I know, but EMG's through a Splawn Nitro or a Framus Cobra is whole different bowl of fruit. Those amps could make anything sound good.
#10
Which version of the Bandit are you using? Here are my settings and I get a pretty full thick tone.
Pre: 5 1/2
Modern Mode
Low: 6 (change according to tuning)
Mid: 10
Treble: 2
Post: to taste
Presence: 10 (takes out fizz introduced by treble on pre-eq)
Resonance: Loose
T.Dynamics: 100%

Sell that pedal and get a new bridge pickup for your guitar.
#11
Im really not looking for a new amp or pickups. And I have a different version of Bandit. Im completely happy with everything else in my tone, I just need a tad more thickness. It's not gonna kill me but it would be nice if I could get it without changing my entire rig.
#13
Quote by sg4ever
EQ pedal???



Yeah, and boost your mids with it.
Wait.



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#16
I'll say look for a new amp first then worry over the pedal and pup later.
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#17
Quote by Blacken Seas
personally go look for a new amp first then worry over the pedal and pup later.


Peavey Bandits are decent sounding amps and it sounds like he's almost got the tone he wants.
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^ looks like this guy has been listening. As far as MXRs go, is the 10 band EQ worth it, or would I be okay just getting the 6 band?
#19
I would use the pre-amp gain of the peavey (do you have the older one with the radical logo and silver faceplate?) long before a metal zone. Of course I always used it for more of a thrash/death kind of thing? Try out some different distortion pedals, or amp is you have the cash. I've tried the Digitech Hardwire metal distortion, and it wasn't a bad pedal. Heard great things about the modded MT-2 also, but haven't tried one (once I can mod one I'll let you know!). I'm sure you can find someone that had the Keeley mod MT-2 on here.
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#20
Yeah, I have the one with the silver faceplate. Im not happy with the amp's distortion and Im not using an actual MT-2. Im using a setting on a Digitech Distortion Factory that doesn't actually sound like a MT-2. I have the actual pedal and I dont use it unless Im doing a Nightwish cover.
#21
Playing EMG's through an SS amp is going to sound thin.
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