#1
Howdy all, I just got a Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff with Top Boost, and while it is a good pedal, I don't really like the sound I get out of it. What I'm looking for is a distortion pedal with a good Coheed and Cambria tone, because I basically get my inspiration from them and on the days that I fail at thinking of something I play their music. I'm also using a Schecter Damien FR.
How is the Digitech Death Metal distortion? My cousin has a DOD Death Metal pedal and I love the sounds that thing makes. I am also ordering from Musician's Friend, so it would be helpful if you could find a pedal from there.
Thanks in advance!
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#2
dont get digitech anything... its crap and artificial sounding. Get an MT-2 and get one of the good mods on it (analong man, keeley, etc).
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#3
what amp do you have?
Chances are you need to change that
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#4
Coheed (well Claudio at least) uses a Zakk Wylde OD, so if u have a tube amp, buy that. otherwise, most of his tone is crunchy, so anything that is a "tube" distortion might work. He also uses EMG's in all of his Explorers, so the Death Metal petal might work, but less scooped and a little smoother. And honestly, i can get a good tone like theirs from a DS-1, but u might want something more high-end than that. BTW, im a huge fan, if u cant tell.
#5
what's your amp? thats gonna get you nearest if you have adecent amp. also, they're tone is a pretty generic metal tone. bass and treble high, hardly any mids, or it was last time i was playing Coheed. i believe claudio uses mesa rectifiers too, not sure about the other guy.

EDIT: the digitech death metal pedal is horrible, in all seriousness, you probably have the best metal pedal out there that isn't a rediculously high price for a pedal. you could try the damage control pedals or the mesa v-twin pedal, but neither are gonna be as good as an amp more suited to that style of music. the best thing to do would probably be keep trying with your pedal and buy an EQ pedal to really shape the sound, such as the MXR 10band.
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#6
Coheed and Cambria's OD tone has much less gain that you'd expect and they use Bogner Ubershall heads not Mesas if that helps
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#7
^hes right. im pretty sure the line 6 ubermetal was based off their uberschall model. maybe that.
#8
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^hes right. im pretty sure the line 6 ubermetal was based off their uberschall model. maybe that.


The line6 Uber metal actually has 3 differently voiced distortion models on it and as far as I can tell none of them are Bogner-ish: there's a Marshall type classic Sabbath one; a more modern one, more like a 5150 and the last one which is most like a Deizel from what I can tell.
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#9
^the highest gain model was based off the uberschall sim from the pod. hence the name "uber" metal.
#10
They only set their gain around 4 or 5 on the albums, but it's closer to 8 live. AND they use Bogner Uberschalls, some of the best amps on the market. Their tone will be hard to replicate, but try putting the treble around 2 or 3 o'clock, the mids around 10 o'clock, and the bass and "Dist" around noon. That oughta get you in the neighborhood.

Then you just need to get a Gibson Explorer with EMG 81/85s and a Bogner Uberschall. But your Schecter ought to be a good guitar for this.