#1
Hey I'm looking for a 1986-1992 Metallica kind of thrash sound, if any one could help me out? My budget is about £300 (Roughly US $605) and I need to know if any one has any pedals or pickups I should use. My current pickups are EMG 81, SA and a 60 played through a Marshall AVT100, with an Ibanez RG which then has too many vowels to be prounecable. Thanks.
#2
you'll probably want an od/distortion pedal, as for which one you could probably look up settings for each pedal on the internet
#3
your pickups are fine

save up some more, ditch the AVT and buy some sort Mesa Boogie Mark series (you can get a used Mark III or Mark IV for about $900)

a guitar with EMGs + that amp is more or less what Metallica used for that period
#4
Either save up loads for a Mesa amp or get a EHX Metal Muff pedal. With the tone on the amp/pedal have the gain at about 9, bass 8, treble 7 and mids at 2-3
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#5
Volume - Whatever. Higher's better, though.
Gain - 10
Bass - 10
Mids - 0
Treble - 10
Reverb - 0

Perfect Metallica amp setting. You don't even need a distortion.
#6
Mesa MkIV plus EMGs is pretty much Metallica in a tin.

Unfortunately you aren't gonna get that for £300.

Either save up a fortune for a Mesa (Yanks: Mesas cost a ****ing fortune here, get that into your brains!!!), or just do your best with your amp settings.

Personally I'd just cope for now and save up to get a really decent amp. There's not really much else you can do now that wouldn't be simply a bodge job, IMO.
#7
Line 6 Flextone III.

It has Mesa and Marshall models onboard. It's about the only way you're going to get a Metallica sound out of $600 US.
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#8
Quote by Vermintide
Mesa MkIV plus EMGs is pretty much Metallica in a tin.

Unfortunately you aren't gonna get that for £300.

Either save up a fortune for a Mesa (Yanks: Mesas cost a ****ing fortune here, get that into your brains!!!), or just do your best with your amp settings.

Personally I'd just cope for now and save up to get a really decent amp. There's not really much else you can do now that wouldn't be simply a bodge job, IMO.


They aren't exactly pocket change here, either.
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#9
Thanks guys, I was considering a Mesa Boogie at first but when they reach £900 and up here, it's pretty freaking difficult. P.S DaddyTwoFoot, the thing that shoul not be IS in Drop D, I have the tab book.
#10
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They aren't exactly pocket change here, either.


yeah, they are expensive as ****!
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