#1
I am using a 60 watt tube amp going through a 4x12 cab and right now I am only using a Boss DS-1 pedal (cheap $40 bucks) and I have the distortion dial maxed out and the tone only slightly above neutral.

When I palm mute I get a sort of flat "thud" sound instead of the fuzzy crunch that you hear on pretty much every album. Should I try a new pedal like an overdrive maybe a SD-1 since I have a tube amp? or should I maybe try different settings? Curiosity has struck me on this issue...
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Last edited by PowrSlave at Jun 23, 2006,
#2
What tube amp is it?

I suggest higher gain if you want a 'metal' crunch, however if you want that classic rock crunch, roll down your volume a tad. What style of 'crunch' are you looking for?
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#3
Dumb question, but is it possible you are palm muting too close to the neck?
#4
ease up on the bass, dont remove it but if your looking for 'bite' stick the treble up a TINY bit and the bass down a TINY bit
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#5
You either don't have enough gain, or you have your palm nearly directing touching the strings. Palm muting is lightly touching the strings, not completely to mute them.
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#6
Its a pignose 60 watt acting as an amp for the 4x12.

The amp settings are: bass all the way down, mid just about 1/4 of the way, and treble maxed out. I don't have a proper gain knob per say.

And yeah I was sorta hunting for that metalish crunch.

I am muting pretty close to the tremolo methinks which is where I have always had my palm.
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#7
I suggest a higher gain pedal. Pignose FTW
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