#1
So I have a Jet city 20watt tube head running through a line 6 cab and a Epiphone 1956 gold top reissue guitar with PX 90 pickups! I like to use my Digitech Death metal distortion pedal and I was wondering if anyone new the best way to get a really metal sound out of my set up? I inherited most of my gear so I'm not sure how great it is for what I'm trying to accomplish.
#2
I would get another pedal, Digitech Death Metal gives you one type of distortion.

Most important: what do you mean by Metal sound ? Iron Maiden? Opeth? Portal? Slayer?
Give us exemples of what sound you want.
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#3
Get a new pedal.
And there isn't really a "best" sound, just play with your EQ until you figure out what it does and find what you like.

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#4
Jet city is a decent rock amp - with a boost (such as a tube screamer) can probably decently do iron maiden, perhaps even some early metallica tones.

Line6 cab is probably pretty bad, but I don't know what speakers are in it.

P-90 pickups are not great for metal, you probably want humbuckers, which probably won't fit on the guitar without modification.


Without knowing what kind of metal, it's pretty difficult to give good advice. But knowing how to dial in tones is very important, as mentioned above.
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P-90 pickups are not great for metal, you probably want humbuckers, which probably won't fit on the guitar without modification.
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#6
what's the exact cabinet?

also an overdrive pedal (or two) wouldn't hurt. you have a nice amp, you might as well use it for distortion and using an overdrive as a boost will let you do that.
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TS, please tell us exactly what kind of sound you want. Tell us what Bands/albums/songs have tone you'd like to get close to or similar to. Then we can go from there.
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#8
I have a Jet City JC22H. First and farmost replace the stock tubes if they aren't replaced from the factory chinese ones. This will make a huge difference, especially give you a bit more headroom. I used tungsols to replace the chinese ones in there and it made a HUGE difference.
#9
Well I listen to and play a wide variety of music some stuff ranging from Metallica to Bullet for my Valentine to Suicide Silence and everything in between, I'm more of a Metalcore/ Deathcore kinda guy so hopefully that helps. I'd like to thank everyone who's contributed, it's super awesome for a fairly new player like me to get all this input/ support thanks to everyone who has posted!
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Well I listen to and play a wide variety of music some stuff ranging from Metallica to Bullet for my Valentine to Suicide Silence and everything in between, I'm more of a Metalcore/ Deathcore kinda guy so hopefully that helps. I'd like to thank everyone who's contributed, it's super awesome for a fairly new player like me to get all this input/ support thanks to everyone who has posted!


hate to break it to you man. but metallica to bfmv to suicide silence is not a exactly a wide range of music. if you said suicide silence to Elton john, I might agree with you
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^ thanks for that

what exact cabinet are you using? the cabinet and speakers you use a fairly important for getting a good metal tone.
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#12
depending on the speakers in the Line 6, i'd say TS is fighting the cab and the EL84's the most. the EL84's will tend to get mushy and loose attack at higher gain levels.

i'd also drop the digitech metal pedal in favor of some kinda tube screamer or rat proco (depending on how much distortion you are going to use from your amp). a speaker swap in the in the line 6 (or a new cab) could also go a long way.

i'd also look into an amp with different power tubes and a bigger OT.

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hate to break it to you man. but metallica to bfmv to suicide silence is not a exactly a wide range of music. if you said suicide silence to Elton john, I might agree with you



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