#1
Hello guys

I'm Wout and I play in a hardcoreband. In September I've got my first show. So, I'm still looking for some good pedals. I realy want a sound like Nails, Grim, Harness... I already have some distortion pedals. The Boss MT, and The Boss HM2. But I don't know what to do with them. I don't know how I can get the sound that I want with those pedals. Maybe I can use a tube screamer? ...I don't know. What do you guys propose?

Nails: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95Gm3r4Gsfo
Grim: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xe1WzYrxyE
Harness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd5ZfyIkIPE

Head: Paevey Windsor
Guitar: Epiphone SG
Last edited by woutbiesmans1 at Aug 3, 2014,
#2
I'd try the pedals you have already first. Dial in a bit of dirt into your amp to round off the harshness of the pedal's distortion, and it may well sound just fine (in fact for those tones you probably want a bit more harshness than your amp has). Don't have the distortion on the pedal up full, if you're already getting some dirt from the amp you won't need that much distortion from the pedal (especially when it's a very high gain distortion pedal).

if that doesn't work i'd probably lean more towards a boss sd1 than a tubescreamer, since an sd1 has a bit more edge and grit to the tone (while still doing more or less the same job as a tubescreamer, i.e boosting, tightening/focussing and compressing).

an eq pedal might not hurt either if you're going down the "overdrive as a boost" path, again to sculpt the tone a bit more towards the tone in those vids.

What speakers are you using? speakers also can help to fine tune your overall tone a good bit.
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#3
I would use the mt-2 as boost, cut the gain and use the volume and eq to taste.
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