#1
I'm looking for some more pedals to get a death metal, primarily melodic death metal tone. I also want to know what I need for metal in general, but I'd first like to acquire what I need for a melodic death metal tone.

Right now I have the Boss Metal Zone and the Zakk Wylde Crybaby.

If you could tell me which types of pedals I would need most that would be sweet, and providing an example of a really good one or your favorite would be even sweeter. Thanks!
#3
get a flanger pedal, heavy ass distortion and strong flanging sounds awesome for death metal, flange of death

edit: boss flanger is good for the price, but you can get some that are realy far out there man,
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#4
distortion and.....


thats about it
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#5
Digitech make a death metal pedal, which they thoughtfully named 'Death Metal'.
#6
A lot of distortion, and I'd say EMGs wouldn't hurt anything. You can use that wah-wah, I suppose. Flangers certainly aren't necessary.

I think EMG pick-ups would be good because it would give you that smooth distortion tone that you hear a lot of from melodic death metal.
#7
whatever effects you want to use.
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#8
Alright, DONT get the Digitech Death Metal pedal. But EMGs would be great (mind you they arent an effect, but affect your tone), and a flanger would be good.
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#9
Quote by Bullet FMV
DONT get a Digitech Death Metal pedal. It's very misleading.

Heh, too late. I bought one of those several months back on ebay, for like $25. I was like "z0mg this is going 2 b t3h 00b3r!!!!" Then I played with it for a day, and thought it was OK. Then I woke up the next morning, played with it, and regretted wasting my money. I think I'm going to put it up on ebay, but I'd feel guilty about selling it to some poor, unsuspecting, innocent n00b...
#11
Yeah, EMG's, probably, well sort of. I think I'll get the 81 and then get something more versatile, like a DiMarzio in as well. And I can't believe two people actually suggested the DigiTech Death Metal, unless they just haven't played it before...
#12
Dont mix active and passive pickups, its hell. If your gunna go with an 81, get another active EMG aswell.
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#13
Quote by JesseIbanez
Dont mix active and passive pickups, its hell. If your gunna go with an 81, get another active EMG aswell.

Thanks for the info! I probably won't go with EMG at all then, I'll just get two crunchier passive pickups.
#15
Run a boss HM-2 as a distortion booster. I second the flanger too, sounds cool with dist.
#16
Try to get a setup with a whole lot of chunk and clarity to the distortion. EMGs are a good choice, as are pedals with a lot of definition.
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#17
assuming you have a good amp. A tubescreamer will help for solo boosts. EQs will help to bring in more midrange and chunk. A bit of reverb is nice for clean sections. But also keep in mind you can get a very heavy sound without using a lot of distortion too.
#19
i put a maxon overdrive pedal on top of my distortion channel on my amp(Hughes& kettner vortex). it adds a lot of chunk to palm mutes n such and can be a nice little extra gain boost. as i lay dying, killswitch engage are some examples of bands that do this. there not death metal but both get amazing tone live.
i would also recommend a noise suppressor/ noise gate.
Last edited by chirch at Jan 26, 2007,
#20
melo-death tone is as follows

good guitar loaded with emg pickups
peavey 5150.


although i'd probably throw in delay and a noise gate.
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#21
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melo-death tone is as follows

good guitar loaded with emg pickups
peavey 5150.


although i'd probably throw in delay and a noise gate.

+1, maybe a boosted Laney too.
#22
How does the "melodic d34th m3t4l" tone differ from say, hard rock? Er just "metal" in general? What if I had a sweet tone for metal and you were like "Eh its just not MELODIC DEATH METALLY enough..." Id be like WTF!? All it is is a ton of distortion and fast playing...

+1 for teh Derek
#23
Quote by Bullet FMV
DONT get a Digitech Death Metal pedal. It's very misleading.


I got one of them, i like it, with abit of fiddling with my amp and the pedal i can get every sound i ever wanted. Im really happy with my purchase. =)