#1
hey ppl...i play for a melodic death metal band. I need some advice for my pedals. This is my present setup:

Guitars: Ibanez Prestige 1520 and Cort X Series(custom with Dimebucker as the bridge pickup and Steve Vai evo on neck)

Amp: Marshall JCM2000

Pedals: Boss Metal Zone-2, Boss Noise Suppressor-2, Boss DD-7, Boss GE-7, Dunlop volume pedal, Morley bad Horsie wah

Now i'm not really happy with my tone. i wud definitely like to improve on the distortion/overdrive. Can you guys suggest any changes or addition to my pedal setup. I'm ready to spend upto $500 right now.
#2
dump the metalzone and get an overdrive.
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#3
Firstly, a better place to post this would be GG&A.

Secondly, check out the Okko Dominator - it is an absolute beast of a pedal. Or if you're after a Rec sound, check out the Wampler Triple Wreck. Also look around for a used Toneczar Openhaus, but these have a wait, so be prepared to pay a premium. You should be able to snag one for under $500 though. But for christ's sake man, get rid of that Metal Zone.

edit: or use your amp's distortion and boost it with an overdrive. tubescreamer will give you a tighter and punchier sound. or try out a paul cochrane timmy if you want a totally transparent boost.
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#4
Please tell me you use your amp's distortion... Please
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#5
sell the Boss Metal Zone and get the Boss DS-1 with Roxx Tri-Gain Plus Mod seen here... http://www.monteallums.com/pedal_mods.html#roxx

that should be what you are looking for. or if you just want to send your Metal Zone to the same person and get the MT-2 Sustainia Tri-Gain Mod as seen here.. http://www.monteallums.com/pedal_mods.html#bossmt2Plus

it shouldn't cost you more that $500 to get the tone you are looking for...

Hope that helps!

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#6
Burn the Metal zone in a fire and use amp distortion.
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Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Fender Frontman 25r (crappy)
MXR CAE WAH
Digitech HardWire TL-2 Metal Distortion (Makes the amp sound not shitty)
#7
Moving to GG&A...
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#8
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or use your amp's distortion and boost it with an overdrive. tubescreamer will give you a tighter and punchier sound.


+1

TS9 + amp gain is what you need. Get yourself a delay (I recommend the Ibanez DE7 if you want to keep the price down) and an EQ pedal (Boss GE7, or spend a few bucks more and get an MXR 10-band) for your solos.
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#9
thanks evryone....i'll surely get rid of the metal zone...triple wreck or okko dominator? which 1 will give me a "warmer" tone? n how bout gettin a big muff?
#11
yep exactly. try the od approach first, because if you like the tone of your amp with a boost, even a cheap od will work pretty well, whereas to get a decent-sounding distortion box normally costs a fair bit more money.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#12
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n how bout gettin a big muff?


I love the sound of the Big Muff, but it's a fuzz, and won't give you the tone i'm assuming you're after.