#1
Hey! I would like to play Post-Rock/Post-Metal music, but I have trouble getting the sound down.
I have a Peavey Vypyre 30 Amp with no pedals, so the effects built into that are all I have.
I can sort of get a basic Posty sound, but its not really what I want. I'll post some examples below.

I just want to know what settings or effects to use?
Such as in:
This is a moderate example, as its not fully the right sound.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Awg99tk6vys#t=31

This is a sound I'd really like, but I fear requires a lot more than I have:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbj5R3wk90c#t=374

Now another thing, for the Post-Metal aspect, any time I use gain, it never sounds good. It never has a metal sound, low strings block out higher ones, it doesn't have that low chuggy sound and just gets all fuzzy and drones on, with the note not even being distinguishable, let alone any other notes. I tried palm-muting, but that seems more fit for straight up chugging. So how do I set the proper gain, or at least, what playing technique should I use to say, get these sounds or that sort of low sound?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbj5R3wk90c#t=374
Last edited by Sludgehead at Sep 6, 2014,
#2
Maybe try using less gain?

Also, is there a fuzz model on there? Try that.

Also experiment with delays and reverbs.
Originally posted by primusfan
When you crank up the gain to 10 and switch to the lead channel, it actually sounds like you are unjustifiably bombing an innocent foreign land.


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#3
Quote by ibanezguitars44
Maybe try using less gain?

Also, is there a fuzz model on there? Try that.

Also experiment with delays and reverbs.

+3,1415

You're probably using too much gain. Try different settings on the JSX, XXX or Plxi amp models.

As ibanezguitars44 said, try the Fuzz stompbox model through a clean amp model such as the Twn, Dlx or Classic.

And usually finding the right delay and/or reverb settings is half the battle when trying to nail a certain post-rock/post-metal tone.

Quote by Sludgehead
This is a sound I'd really like, but I fear requires a lot more than I have:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbj5R3wk90c#t=374

This one is very simple -- a clean (or slightly overdriven) guitar, with reverb. Maybe a little bit of delay as well.

Also, you do realise that there are two guitars playing different stuff at the same time in that part, right?
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Last edited by Linkerman at Sep 6, 2014,
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I'd agree with the previous posts re less gain to start recouping some of your clarity. Try the Tubescreamer in front of the Recto Green channel. Dial the TS right back and add amp gain to taste.

And add some mids (or reduce both bass and treb). Folks tend to try to replicate album tones by scooping the hell out of their guitar EQ, resulting in boomy, fizzy, non-tonal shite. Remember, you're probably hearing a bass guitar or syth, or at least some serious post-pro fattening on your favourite tunes. Expecting to replicate that sort of depth with one instrument can leave you frustrated.

They're some general principles that might help.
I don't really know what post-metal is. Sounds like a pretty bad idea.
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