#1
i was wondering is it possible to get the awesome tone that most metal bands get (Iron maiden, Metallica, Slayer, etc.) without a distortion pedal using just the amps set distortion, or do i need to get a pedal to sound like that?
#2
It depends what amp you are using I guess. If its a pretty crappy amp, you are probably gonna need a pedal.
top axes:
Taylor GS8
Fender American Strat (w/DiMarzio pickups)
Epiphone Les Paul
#3
A good starting point would be turning the mids way down... gain way up, a little boost on treble or bass to taste.
#4
Quote by brandnewjunkie
A good starting point would be turning the mids way down... gain way up, a little boost on treble or bass to taste.


Also use your guitar's bridge pickup and while it's not necessarily what you mean, learn about palm muting if you haven't.
#5
Quote by newpurgatory
i was wondering is it possible to get the awesome tone that most metal bands get (Iron maiden, Metallica, Slayer, etc.) without a distortion pedal using just the amps set distortion, or do i need to get a pedal to sound like that?



If you have an a good tube ampo or hi gain randall than probably