#1
Hi guys
I guess these are probably stupid questions but....

Currently looking at new amp set up and considering a Mesa V twin pedal- can it do metal well?
Yes yes I know it's a mesa but it seems all the vids reference on youtube etc seems to be how it works for blues rather than metal and from what I've seen it only has 2 pre amp tubes? I would probably be thinking straight into a power amp btw but nothing set in stone?
Also would I be able to get the sound I like? I've always be a fan of Peaveys bright mid-range chainsaw distortion and got the impression mesa's sounded a bit scooped and muddy?
Your thoughts as always are appreciated!
#2
Yes, it is a lovely pedal. I still regret not getting it when my bassist was selling his 10 yrs ago.
Think of the Mark IV dirt channel, it is something along those lines. It would do old Metallica tones (the good albums) really well. Think of "Master..." type of tone. It could also handle a bit of overdrive in front if you need more but it isn't the most aggressive distortion but it'll handle everything up to thrash really well and it sounds fantastic.
#3
Quote by diabolical
Yes, it is a lovely pedal. I still regret not getting it when my bassist was selling his 10 yrs ago.
Think of the Mark IV dirt channel, it is something along those lines. It would do old Metallica tones (the good albums) really well. Think of "Master..." type of tone. It could also handle a bit of overdrive in front if you need more but it isn't the most aggressive distortion but it'll handle everything up to thrash really well and it sounds fantastic.

OK, that sounds good on the gain/distortion/aggression front but as much as I love the early albums (especially MOP) that's also going along with my hunch that they sound scooped/muddy which isn't my thing. I realise it depends what amp it's paired with but still not 100% convinced....
#4
It has mid control, actually to me it kinda sounded like their rackmount Triaxis preamp pushing high gain. There is mids control which you can dial in but it is not the brightest.

I found this where the guy does metal setings but not the best of sounds (I don't think he's that good):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwFbDh6PWxE

Have you looked at this?
http://www.houstonmusicreviews.com/GearReview/Blackstar_HT-Dual/blackstar_ht_dual.htm
They also have a "metal" version of this pedal which might push more gain.

Try the HK as well, this one definitely has enough mid:
https://duckduckgo.com/l/?kh=-1&uddg=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.houstonmusicreviews.com%2FGearReview%2FHKTubeman2%2Fhughesandkettnertubeman2.htm
#5
I used to have one of these a few years back. It got Metallica types of gain. It didn't really cut through for me. I ended up selling mine. It won't give you any Peavey cutting tones either.

The H&K unit recommended will definitely get you some brighter tones.