#1
Hey guys, I need help finding the right pedal. I'm looking for a great metalcore sound such as As I Lay Dying or August Burns Red. Right now, I have a Boss Metal Zone MT-2. I've had it for a while trying to get a sound I like but it just doesn't seem to cut it. I realized it's better for an older metal sound.

I have heard that a Metal Muff would be good, but would that be better than a Boss ML-2?

Thanks
#2
Really the only way I've found to get a good metal sound is to use an amp suited for it, possibly with the OD channel boosted. I've never had a metal pedal that sounded good to me. I would consider an amp change first. What are you running?


There are some out there that disagree, but that's my $0.02
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#3
Good metal pedals cost my man. As CR said, best to get an amp suited for it and work from there, unless you just dabble and it isn't your primary genre. What are you playing through? The MT-2 is an abomination BTW
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#5
What is your amp?
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#6
Very few metal genres have a sound obtainable by a pedal. Metal core is all about amp preamp gain, usually from a 5150/6505, in particular. You're not going to find a pedal that will give you that sound.

AMT makes a 5150 preamp pedal , as well as other high gain preamp pedals, but IMO they fall very short of the real thing.
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#7
if an amp isn't an option, I suggest a hardwire tl-2 in the meantime.
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if an amp isn't an option, I suggest a hardwire tl-2 in the meantime.


On the cheap, this is probably your best option.
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#9
Not sure about the "core" part, but I'd check out the metal muff or the joyo clone if you don't mind it being a clone.
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#10
Build a Dr. Boogey.
It's cheap, there are kits available if you don't want to source all the parts yourself, and sounds great for high-gain. Put simply, it's based on the Mesa Dual Recto's preamp and uses JFETs to "replace" the tubes.


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Build a Dr. Boogey.
It's cheap, there are kits available if you don't want to source all the parts yourself, and sounds great for high-gain. Put simply, it's based on the Mesa Dual Recto's preamp and uses JFETs to "replace" the tubes.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPfQOC6sP5s


I built one myself and i love it:


Man, that looks badass.

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If only I could make one Aha.
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Either the Mesa Rectifier pedal or Wampler's Triple Wreck should be great for what you seek.
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#17
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Very few metal genres have a sound obtainable by a pedal. Metal core is all about amp preamp gain, usually from a 5150/6505, in particular. You're not going to find a pedal that will give you that sound.

AMT makes a 5150 preamp pedal , as well as other high gain preamp pedals, but IMO they fall very short of the real thing.


I haven't played any of the AMT stuff but from what I've heard online they sound good. I've also been told that you can buy one of the preamp pedals and the power amp pedals and run it straight into a cab. I'm sure it would work but how much volume could you get? I don't think it could compare to a real amp. I think they sounded good but that didn't mean it sounded just like a triple rectifier or any other so they claim to duplicate. I think if it were paired with a cheap tube amp like a bugera then they might be a good alternative but that is strictly my opinion. What do you think?
#18
I'm sure you are just trying to make conversation, but this thread is kind of dead, pointless to bump it just for that really, especially considering TS dipped on us.
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I'm sure you are just trying to make conversation, but this thread is kind of dead, pointless to bump it just for that really, especially considering TS dipped on us.

Any suggestions on where I could go to get more info on amt product's?
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I'd start a thread, but even searching on this site will probably give you something. Nothing wrong with bumping a thread specifically about a question you have, but this thread wasn't about AMT in particular. Try other gear sites as well, but feel free to make a thread, lots of helpful people here.
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I'd start a thread, but even searching on this site will probably give you something. Nothing wrong with bumping a thread specifically about a question you have, but this thread wasn't about AMT in particular. Try other gear sites as well, but feel free to make a thread, lots of helpful people here.

Ok thanks.