#1
so I need some help from some thrash vets. I am not looking to sound like metallica, but no matter hard I try, I keep ending up with a sound similar to one of their older albums. I am playing in a Thrash/Prog band, and I'm trying to find a sound with a ballsy low end, but also has enough boost for when I start soloing. I have a MT-2 metal zone, which I have had for years, and I just picked up the GE-7 Equalizer.

Any help is appreciated.
MillsMetalMan
#2
well the MT-2 is pretty poor to be honest- what guitar, pickups, and amp are you using?
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#3
ESP hammet. (202, to be exact)
Fender Strat
Fender FM110h, 412 stack
MT-2
GE-7
Hendrix Wah
DD-3 Digital Delay
MillsMetalMan
#4
Its your amp. Metallica (i think) uses Mesa Boogie stacks, and a low-end, solid state fender stack isnt going to get you anywhere close. Also, the MT-2 isn't helping, its about as trebley as it gets.

Basically, you need a new amp. The standard good, cheap metal amp is a used peavey 5150 combo. I dont play metal at all, so i havent played it, but the FM series from fender is definetly not a quality amp.
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#5
aye. I picked it up a year ago; It was cheap and I had a gig. I liked it then, for a low end solid-state it's actually not terrible.

I am looking into a Marshall head... $1750. I don't remember the model, but I'm not looking to sound like metallica. So far, I actually really like the MT-2, but I might exchange it for a different one. I only use boss, however. I hate Digi, and I have yet to find another stomp that I like.
MillsMetalMan
#6
Old metallica? or new metallica? Recently, metallica's been into all kinds of amps, VHT, Boogies, Hetfield's even test driving Kranks.

I think the MT-2 is really only good for lead work, other than that, bleh.
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#7
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Look at some Electro-harmonix- great stuff from them
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#8
Metal Muff is a much better pedal than the MT-2. I recommend the Muff and a new amp.
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#9
Thanks for all the help... Since I posted I have been screwing with my stuff, and I actually found a tone I'm happy with. More of a generic Exodus/Kill'em'all sound, but It'll work till I get some better gear. Thanks!
MillsMetalMan
#10
I'd suggest getting a Peavey Windsor head (all-tube, 100 wats, 400 DOLLARS!!!). They sound just like a JCM800, perfect for thrash and prog!
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Metal Muff is a much better pedal than the MT-2. I recommend the Muff and a new amp.

muff is good anytime
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