#1
Hey guys I was wondering if this is a good gear to play metallica or atleast somewhere in the trashy-oldschool-metal area.

I have been looking at this http://www.thomann.de/se/marshall_dsl15c_2012.htm or http://www.thomann.de/se/harley_benton_g212_vintage.htm.

with this guitar http://www.thomann.de/se/esp_ltd_ec401_vintage_black.htm.

Is this a good investment?
Last edited by anderssen at Mar 28, 2016,
#2
The Marshall and ESP should make a good combo. Are you playing alone or in a band?

In general I would think it has enough gain on tap to handle thrash but whether or not it gets tight enough is what I'm unsure of, so I would consider getting a tube screamer-esque pedal in addition.
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Quote by Maidenheadsteve
The Marshall and ESP should make a good combo. Are you playing alone or in a band?

In general I would think it has enough gain on tap to handle thrash but whether or not it gets tight enough is what I'm unsure of, so I would consider getting a tube screamer-esque pedal in addition.


I play alone and yeah I have heard alot of ppl suggesting the tube screamer.

Thanks for answering though, I have a good idea of what i want to purchase.

Is this what you had in mind?

http://www.thomann.de/se/khdk_ghoul_screamer_overdrive.htm
Last edited by anderssen at Mar 28, 2016,
#4
Nah, you could get the same effect for much less. You don't need to be picky about Tubescreamers that are just boosting amp distortion.

Any of these would do just as well:
http://www.thomann.de/se/ibanez_ts9_tube_screamer.htm?ref=search_rslt_tube+screamer_104010_4
http://www.thomann.de/se/way_huge_green_rhino.htm?ref=search_rslt_green+rhino_260729_0
http://www.thomann.de/se/seymour_duncan_805_overdrive.htm

The SD in particular has the useful addition of EQ.

Even these would be fine, really:
http://www.thomann.de/se/electro_harmonix_east_river_drive.htm
http://www.thomann.de/se/harley_benton_vintage_overdrive.htm

If you're trying to get more gain out of an overdriven amp any TS is more or less as good as any other
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I'd also suggest this head http://www.thomann.de/se/evh_5150_iii_15w_lbx_top.htm instead of marshall. it has just enough capacity in gain and might not require any booster in front. to get as close to 'tallica sound you should just work it out on the equalizer, but again, this head might be what you are looking for. as for a cab, seek any 1x12 or 2x12 loaded with V30 speakers.

the guitar choice is OK, as long as you're going for a new guitar. if you can consider going used, take a look at Japanese ESP, for example KH-2 made in custom shop (pre 2004), i got one myself, those a killer axes, trust me

example http://www.ebay.com/itm/ESP-Custom-Shop-KH-2-Kirk-Hammett-Electric-Guitar-Black-w-OHSC-/361502002192?hash=item542b32cc10:g:UU8AAOSwG-1W1fEv

for a cheaper option just go with M-II w/EMGs onboard.
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#7
Those look nice but they are a little more expensive.
EMG's are the best for this type of sound?
#8
or a high output passive pickup, but metallica does use emgs.
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or a high output passive pickup, but metallica does use emgs.


Alright.