#1
Hi guys!

So I have an ENGL Powerball 2, and I really love the sound of it, but I just think that its missing something like power or something like that. I notice when I play the 6th string open with palm mute, it doesnt sound fully 'chugged', if you know what i mean. whenever i play Open E i have to do the 0-2-2 Power chord to sound 'chuggy' enough.

My bandmates tell me its because it lacks reverb, and that reverb would add the last bit of power it needs to sound huge. And since the clean channel its definitely missing reverb, I'm willing to buy a reverb pedal.

What do you guys think?

and about the reverb pedal, what should I buy? and I dont have much cash to spend, so i'd like something cheap.
#2
Reverb for distorted metal rhythms? No thanks, not unless you're in a black metal band...

What guitar/pickups are you using?
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#5
Might be your pickups, TBH. EMGs tend to compress palm mutes in a weird way that makes them sound really smooth and not very dynamic.
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#6
Try droptuning a little bit.
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#7
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Might be your pickups, TBH. EMGs tend to compress palm mutes in a weird way that makes them sound really smooth and not very dynamic.
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EMGs and most active pickups in general tend not to be good for chugging.
In my experience, if you get the right amp, a vintage output tele bridge pickup chugs as good if not better than EMG 81s, do try that with passive pickups and see how you like that.

Also, about what ug's Michael Westen said, that's right.
You can chug in standard E or drop D or whatever, but it does sound more chugged if you tune some the whole thing some steps down.
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#8
Try an overdrive as a boost.
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