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#1
I've seen a lot of threads asking about what metal amp they should buy, so, I've compiled this thread full of high quality youtube clips from a very awesome guy I've found who seems to have nothing better to do then make lots of high quality metal songs using all sorts of metal amps. I'm doing this cause explaining how a amp sounds is nothing compared to actually hearing one in action.

A lot of them are higher end amps, so I assume that AM and Greg and those guys will be all over these amps. But if your curious as to what these amps can do, then take a listen, and you'll get a pretty good idea.

I've been listening to a lot of demo's from this guy recently, and I swear these are too good to pass up. If you haven't heard these demo's I strongly suggest you check them out, I honestly want to sell everything and buy a Framus Cobra right now cause of one of them...

Some of the videos show really well how the SM-57 breaks down in a professional mix, and how awesome a mix with a SM-57 can sound.

If ya'll find any more good demos of metal amps, post them here and I'll update the original post.

Bugera 6262: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBFqo_kYcQo

Diezel VH4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjZn49263sU&feature=related

Diezel Einstein: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zis1wX0Bocw&feature=related

DAR Forza Quattro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6FF7I8AzBI

Elmwood Modena M60: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlLXYUWhaFM

Fortin Natas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH7XoswEfGQ

Marshall JVM 410H: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7fjt7NotUo

Krank Krankenstine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrAtQPoipeI&feature=related

Koch Supernova: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCzSuzR7iiY

Framus Cobra: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuM-yLNtiv0&feature=related

Mesa Boogie Mark IV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7bdLMs1m10&feature=related

Mesa Boogie Mark V: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEorjsCvlTQ

Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyRRfaqhY5g&feature=related

Mesa Boogie Road King: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfahRmsLfJU&feature=related

Peavey 5150: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLFqtktdG1s&feature=related

EVH 5150 III: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb4SgG9RmZg

Hughes and Kettner Triamp: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4Px1ypfGVI&feature=related

Hughes and Kettner Switchblade: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rgMiZu-9Es

ENGL Savage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bwbCoT7ZIc&feature=related

ENGL Blackmore: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MPslfXqFa4&feature=related
#2
Fearedse's videos are the best.
EDIT
I guess he does have a real name. Ola Englund.
Last edited by Sputnik1 at Mar 19, 2011,
#3
these are awesome videos, but to me atleast, they give a sense of how these amps sound RECORDED. similar to a studio recording. these videos dont really give a feel to how these amps sound LIVE. i dont blame him though because I'm not sure how you would capture it.

awesome videos regardless
#4
I don't think he has much post processing as he says this is his recording chain.

Ibanez RGD2120—Misc Metal Amp—Mesa Boogie Roadster 2x12—-SM57—Apogee One—-Logic9

He probably just double or quad tracks.

He can make almost anything sound good though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81BIrgmnVbE
Last edited by Sputnik1 at Mar 19, 2011,
#5
Quote by Sputnik1
Ola Englund.


I should just buy one of those.
#6
Damn, this thread is awesome. Sticky?
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#7
Quote by Sputnik1
He probably just double or quad tracks.


That makes a fairly significant difference though in comparison to the sound of an amp live to what it is recorded.

Still, very good videos, good thread idea, hopefully people will find these videos useful.
#9
I think Ola has fantastic talent, both in engineering and playing, but I wish he would use the amps in different settings and styles rather than the one 'djent' he keeps referring back to.

I know at least one person is going to say that, but he really has the abilities to play other styles of music (I've seen him do it), so I would love to see him actually put that into practise once or twice with his awesome demos.
#10
I quite like how he uses the same style of music for all of his reviews, as I find it makes it easier to compare them that way.

Nice post, I'm especially liking his video with the Peavey 5150 vs Bugera 6262 because I was amazed at how the 6262 seemed to sound as good, if not better.

Also, that quality of recording using such a cheap recording setup (interface and mic) o_O;

Does anyone know how much his cab affects his tone? I know it'll be a decent amount but will using a cheaper cab impact a very large amount if using the same setup otherwise for recording?
#11
How did I know this thread would involve Ola before I even clicked it?

Quote by AngryGoldfish
I think Ola has fantastic talent, both in engineering and playing, but I wish he would use the amps in different settings and styles rather than the one 'djent' he keeps referring back to.

I know at least one person is going to say that, but he really has the abilities to play other styles of music (I've seen him do it), so I would love to see him actually put that into practise once or twice with his awesome demos.


Agreed. Ola's a monster player and I'd love to see him demo some other gear or at least the other tones available in those amps.
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#12
he's got a couple albums on itunes that are pretty good, check em out. But yea as said he's great at recording and could probably make almost anything sound good.
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#13
Quote by Anon17
I quite like how he uses the same style of music for all of his reviews, as I find it makes it easier to compare them that way.

Nice post, I'm especially liking his video with the Peavey 5150 vs Bugera 6262 because I was amazed at how the 6262 seemed to sound as good, if not better.

Also, that quality of recording using such a cheap recording setup (interface and mic) o_O;

Does anyone know how much his cab affects his tone? I know it'll be a decent amount but will using a cheaper cab impact a very large amount if using the same setup otherwise for recording?



I know. And his set up is actually what most of UG recommends to other members, a good interface and a SM-57, with those two and some know how with EQing and you can practically get studio grade recordings in your house.

The cab affects the tone a lot, depending on the speakers, it can make all the difference.


311: I thought about it, but decided that it'd prolly get closed.
#14
^I though he used an Apogee One (which is a mic/interface in one) rather than a 57? In one of his videos someone was whinging that he wasn't using a 57
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Quote by ethan_hanus
311: I thought about it, but decided that it'd prolly get closed.






nice collection none the less

Too bad WTFisaTab isn't around anymore - he could add this to his OP. You should PM it to him.
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#16
Stupid moment right there - I meant interface, not cab >_>;

I'm planning to get something like a Bugera 6262 head with a Harley Benton G212 Vintage V30 2x12 cabinet at some point and I'm like to record in a similar manner to how he does, but I use a Windows PC and thus the Apogee One is out of the picture from what I read (Mac only?). I was planning on buying an SM57 anyway since it's the standard but I can't think of what interface to use, except perhaps something like a Firestudio Mobile...

Sorry for going off topic, just thought that this might be useful in general considering for the price of his interface and mic (under £300!) he gets practically a studio quality recording.
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Quote by AngryGoldfish
I think Ola has fantastic talent, both in engineering and playing, but I wish he would use the amps in different settings and styles rather than the one 'djent' he keeps referring back to.

I know at least one person is going to say that, but he really has the abilities to play other styles of music (I've seen him do it), so I would love to see him actually put that into practise once or twice with his awesome demos.


i agree; as much as i like the videos, it seems like he goes for the same exact tone with every amp that he demos and because of that a lot the demos sound fairly similar no matter what the amp is
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Quote by nutinpwnsgibson
i agree; as much as i like the videos, it seems like he goes for the same exact tone with every amp that he demos and because of that a lot the demos sound fairly similar no matter what the amp is


I agree with that completly, thats what i was originally trying to say...
#22
They all sound the about the same because he's playing tunes from Feared, his metal band. It's not like he is trying to show their versatility. He wants balls-to-the-wall metal tone.

Plus the "What metal amp" Question thread title should give you a clue that the thread is about finding and showcasing awesome metal amps for inquiring players.
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nonono like not that hes always playing something with balls to the wall distortion, its just that the way he records these amps makes them sound alot more similar than they actually are. i can obviously pick out differences between the amps, but they arent obvious enough to point it 100% to the amp
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Quote by nutinpwnsgibson
i agree; as much as i like the videos, it seems like he goes for the same exact tone with every amp that he demos and because of that a lot the demos sound fairly similar no matter what the amp is


Exactly his point, if he EQ's the amp to his liking, you can actually hear how each amp has it's own unique voicing, if you EQ'ed each amp different, you wouldn't be able to hear the slight differences in the unique voicing of each amp, because they would already sound different. If he tries to get the same tone with each amp, it makes it easier to pick out what makes that amp unique, cause no matter how hard you try, you can't make two different amps sound exactly like each other.

You can get them close, but it takes a good ear to hear the actual difference in tone, which, for example, the 5150 vx 6262 shoot out, you can easily hear that the 5150 has way more balls and is smoother, while the 6262 is much brighter, lacking the balls that the 5150 has, and is a little bit more harsh.

Looking at his videos, he EQ's a lot of the amps with a fairly flat EQ that tends to stay in the 5-6 or Noon to one oclock range.
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Listening with some high quality isolation headphones, the 6262 has more balls. It has this low-midrange growl that the 5150 doesn't. The 5150 also has more sizzle and is slightly overall brighter.

I prefer the 5150 tone though. It's more flat while the 6262 has some sort of off-putting boxy-ness to it's tone that bugs me. It feels like it's just missing something. (better quality parts not put together by low-paid china-men)
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The whole "dial in the same tone on every amp" thing kind of shits me off. Sure it's good for reference so you can hear the subtle differences between amps, but it'd be nice if he actually did some other shit with them.
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Quote by Kikuta
The whole "dial in the same tone on every amp" thing kind of shits me off. Sure it's good for reference so you can hear the subtle differences between amps, but it'd be nice if he actually did some other shit with them.

If you want other tones, watch other videos. Jesus.
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Quote by Kikuta
The whole "dial in the same tone on every amp" thing kind of shits me off. Sure it's good for reference so you can hear the subtle differences between amps, but it'd be nice if he actually did some other shit with them.
Although this does kinda irritate me. He always seems to have this tone that reminds me of Jeff Loomis. That's cool and all, but after a while it's like... Eh.... Where is the variety in tone?
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Quote by Ironic Maiden
Although this does kinda irritate me. He always seems to have this tone that reminds me of Jeff Loomis. That's cool and all, but after a while it's like... Eh.... Where is the variety in tone?

Exactly man, he's got some serious skills, it'd be great to see him do more comprehensive rundowns of these amps, rather than just "here's another scarpoint song I've already played through these four other amps, sounding pretty much identical".
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Quote by Kikuta
Exactly man, he's got some serious skills, it'd be great to see him do more comprehensive rundowns of these amps, rather than just "here's another scarpoint song I've already played through these four other amps, sounding pretty much identical".

Again he doesn't have to. Its his band and his tunes.
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Quote by Kikuta
Exactly man, he's got some serious skills, it'd be great to see him do more comprehensive rundowns of these amps, rather than just "here's another scarpoint song I've already played through these four other amps, sounding pretty much identical".
Frankly, what I think would be really cool, is if he at least has one part where it's all br00tz, then another where it's clean, at least.

And I think it would be cool, if he still did the same method, by making the setup and tone the same for each amp, because it DOES help a lot when he does that. I also get pissed off when looking at amp reviews, and I try to compare them, however on one video I have a guy playing Thrash Metal for distortion and jazz for cleans, then on the other I have a guy playing Metalcore breakdowns for distortion and like... Indie rock with cleans. So I do like how he does it with the same tones though in that sense.
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Quote by Kikuta
The whole "dial in the same tone on every amp" thing kind of shits me off. Sure it's good for reference so you can hear the subtle differences between amps, but it'd be nice if he actually did some other shit with them.

Well, its not like we pay him to do the videos. IMO he can do whatever the hell he likes. Next time you realize it is a Ola vid you are getting ready to watch then turn it off.
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Quote by ethan_hanus
Exactly his point, if he EQ's the amp to his liking, you can actually hear how each amp has it's own unique voicing, if you EQ'ed each amp different, you wouldn't be able to hear the slight differences in the unique voicing of each amp, because they would already sound different. If he tries to get the same tone with each amp, it makes it easier to pick out what makes that amp unique, cause no matter how hard you try, you can't make two different amps sound exactly like each other.

You can get them close, but it takes a good ear to hear the actual difference in tone, which, for example, the 5150 vx 6262 shoot out, you can easily hear that the 5150 has way more balls and is smoother, while the 6262 is much brighter, lacking the balls that the 5150 has, and is a little bit more harsh.

Looking at his videos, he EQ's a lot of the amps with a fairly flat EQ that tends to stay in the 5-6 or Noon to one oclock range.
Except in the video where he demonstrates how he records his Framus Cobra, he basically just dimes everything.

Quote by Sputnik1
If you want other tones, watch other videos. Jesus.
The thread here is about how fantastic his recording abilities are. In my initial comment that sparked the other comments here, I talk about how I personally considered it a slight waste that he only plays the one style of music with his demos.

Now, I understand that if I wanted to listen to other styles of music I would simply visit another YouTube page. But that would disregard the whole point of this thread: that Ola is a fantastic home engineer and is better than anyone else out there on YouTube. The fact that he only plays one style of music detracts from his abilities and doesn't put them to their full potential, in my opinion.
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Quote by AngryGoldfish
Now, I understand that if I wanted to listen to other styles of music I would simply visit another YouTube page. But that would disregard the whole point of this thread: that Ola is a fantastic home engineer and is better than anyone else out there on YouTube. The fact that he only plays one style of music detracts from his abilities and doesn't put them to their full potential, in my opinion.


This. Could not for the life of me be bothered trying to clarify myself to the fans.
#38
Quote by AngryGoldfish
The fact that he only plays one style of music detracts from his abilities and doesn't put them to their full potential, in my opinion.

I agree with that also, but a person can't get mad at the guy if that is what he wants to do.
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Quote by AngryGoldfish
Except in the video where he demonstrates how he records his Framus Cobra, he basically just dimes everything.

The thread here is about how fantastic his recording abilities are. In my initial comment that sparked the other comments here, I talk about how I personally considered it a slight waste that he only plays the one style of music with his demos.

Now, I understand that if I wanted to listen to other styles of music I would simply visit another YouTube page. But that would disregard the whole point of this thread: that Ola is a fantastic home engineer and is better than anyone else out there on YouTube. The fact that he only plays one style of music detracts from his abilities and doesn't put them to their full potential, in my opinion.


Actually, I made the thread to show people who are too lazy to find some good links to hear some decent metal amps.

And you guys must have hearing problems, cause I can easily tell the difference between all the amps, even though he's trying to get one certain tone with each one. It's like day and night to me.

At least he plays a good style of metal, and not that annoying super fast shredding crap. I love me some good groove metal.
#40
he also uses a maxon od808 in most of his vids
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