#1
I want a distorted sound like in metal I like the way the band The Bled sound. I dont have a job or anything but I just need help on where to start.
#2
Budget?
Gear?

You didn't even say what you wanted! A pedal, amp, or what?
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#3
well, theres a bunch of variables to your question but i would suggest getting a "metal" distortion pedal at your local music store. I would suggest a tonebone but if you're hurting in the cash department a boss metalcore or equivalent.
#4
Start with a guitar, preferably an electric one. Then an amp.
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#6
Dont turn the gain to 11
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#7
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Dont turn the gain to 11

What if he is using a JCM 900 or a Bugera 1990?
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#8
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also if you want "unmuddy" cut the mids a bit.
That's actually the oppoiste of what he should do.

Cut the gain, lower the bass, add mids.
#9
yeah i was talking about my amps built in distortion so for those of you who could figure that out thanks
#10
High treb, mids at around 10 or 11 o'clock, bass at 2 o clock or lower. If you have a presence knob, put it pretty high up. Res will really change the muddiness, mess with that a lot.
At least that's it for my amp and a lot of the ones I've tried out.
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#11
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Cut the gain, lower the bass, add mids.


This is what you want to do. I've noticed my amp was quite muddy, so I really worked with it, dropped the bass, lowered the gain a bit and tweaked my mids slightly.

I've got a real bass-heavy amp, so my bass is almost down to about 2, or just shy of 9 o'clock.
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#12
Some amps sound muddy with distortion, period. Even some valve amps, like the Peavey Valveking and Line6 Spider Valve, without the proper attention and EQ'ing, can sound awful.

So, what amp do you have?
#13
Bet it's an MG or a Spider.
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