I just picked up a 1984 JCM800. This is my first one channel amplifier. Any suggestions pedals to use for 80's Metal (Iron Miaden, Metallica, Megadeth etc.)
Stack half a dozen tubescreamers in front of it.
A screamer or distortion, chorus, delay and a reverb. Should do it. That's what I was using in the early 80's. Pregain on 10, bass on 4, midd and treb on 10 and presence on about 4 I think was my killer tone back then. lol. Kicked the drive and delay on for solos.... I loved it when life was simple. It probably sounded like shit but I was 18, gigging and getting the girls. Who cares what it sounded like. (for this tone to work properly you need long hair, spandex pants, and a les paul custom).
Last edited by crackerjack123 at Oct 13, 2015,