#1
I like Kirk Hammett and James Hetfeild. I would like to sound like them. I have looked up their equipment but am nowhere near it i have a peavey bandit 112, a cort kx1q with emg hz's, a digitech hardwire metal distortion, hardwire tube overdrive, a cry baby, a bbe sonic maximizer, and a digitech distortion factroy.
#2
Without thousands of dollars it's nearly impossible. Most of it is in the hands of the player. Also scoop your mids
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#3
Don't scoop your mids. If anything roll back on the bass a lot, but don't make the treble too harsh.
Oh, also, you'll need a Mesa Mark IIC+ :p
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#4
form of! kirk hammett! problem solved
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#5
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Don't scoop your mids. If anything roll back on the bass a lot, but don't make the treble too harsh.
Oh, also, you'll need a Mesa Mark IIC+ :p



plus humbuckers, but leave mids at around 5 or 4
#6
with that gear? you can't. go out, get yourself something with some EMG 81/60s, a mesa boogie Mark IIC+, and then cut their fingers off and stitch them in place of your own.
#7
Yeah get the Mesa amp and some good humbuckers and youre set
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#8
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I like Kirk Hammett and James Hetfeild. I would like to sound like them. I have looked up their equipment but am nowhere near it i have a peavey bandit 112, a cort kx1q with emg hz's, a digitech hardwire metal distortion, hardwire tube overdrive, a cry baby, a bbe sonic maximizer, and a digitech distortion factroy.


this is all you need.
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#9
no.... there is... another
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#10
it's all about palm placement
the underside of your hand should be applying pressure right where the string meets the saddle, just make sure not to press to hard
you'll get it with practice!
#11
Originality is truly dead; not even the desire for it exists anymore.

It's a lot more interesting to cover a band with your own sound, than to strive for the same exact sound the band you want to cover is famous for.

On a partially related note, but possibly unrelated to the TS, hardcore cover bands are a ****ing joke. If I wanted to hear a band play, I'd go see the band, not some other people who have spent years trying to sound just like them. If the band is no more, then listen to the recording. I pity those who strive so hard to be someone else.
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#12
I use my boss metalzone pedal with my roland cube 30X and i get a good Kill 'Em All sound expecally while playing motorbreath
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#13
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I use my boss metalzone pedal with my roland cube 30X and i get a good Kill 'Em All sound expecally while playing motorbreath


My eq is
Low - 6 or 7
Mid - under 3
and High - 10
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#14
most importantly you're going to need a new amp. you're not going to get any bands tone out of a peavey bandit.
#16
the bandit can sound really good with the eq tweaked right. plus the bbe sonic stomp really. helps. it's lead channel is ok. pedals work great on the clean setting. pretty soon i'm getting a jet city combo amp.
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#17
So much...unhelpful...information...

The TS knows he's nowhere near Metallica in terms of equipment guys, he's asking what he can do with the gear he has.

TS, Metallica are well known for a technique called 'scooping' their mids. This means turning the mids down low while boosting the treble and bass. The problem with this however is that mids are needed for your guitar to 'cut through the mix', I.E. be heard amongst other instruments. Scooping your mids is fine for just noodling around but not recommended when playing with other musicians or recording. For a Metallica sound you're going to need to keep your mids low but try not to cut them entirely.

The Bandit has a decent amount of gain on tap. I'd recommend using your bridge pickup, setting the gain to around 6 or 7 (It's tempting to just jack it up, but try not to. Start around 6 or 7 and move up if you feel it's necessary) Bass around 7 and Treble around 8. Try starting with your mids around 5 and if you feel you're not getting the sound, start rolling them back a little, but please try to avoid just cutting them out entirely.

Your amp might have a contour knob (Been a while since I played a Bandit. This is pretty much just the opposite of a mid knob (I.E. Contour at 10 = Mid at 0) so if it does have one then try to keep it low to avoid scooping your mids too much.

Start out with just your guitar plugged straight into the amp then add pedals one by one until you get a sound you're happy with. Good Luck, hope this helps
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#18
It depends on what era.

The new albums are not scooped. I am also pretty sure that the first album was not scooped either.

If you are after Ride The Lighting to Black Album tones, scoop your mids, boost your bass and treble. Specifically with your Bandit, go on the modern setting, as the modern setting is really scooped.

Have your gain to taste.
#19
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*referring to TS's wah*this is all you need.


You, sir, get a lolstack.





But anyways, put your trebs, gain and bass up and put your mids to about 4, and make sure you're using your bridge pickup. And if you use the Digitech disto pedal putting the mid frequency at somewhere between 4 and 6 might be a good idea too. And to add to Southpaw's post, don't forget to learn E pentatonic minor for Kirk's soloing. =P
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