#1
Hello Everyone,

I am an amature player who took some lessons as a kid and am trying to continue my learning now that I'm older. I am trying to find out what the correct gear to buy is that will enable me to get the sound similar to popular metallica songs like enter sandman. For electric I currently own a cheap Tradition Strat knock off and an old 30W SGA-15R Stone amplifier. I read about the Metal Muff distortion pedal but when I tried one today at my local shop hooked up to a schecter guitar and marshall amp I couldn't figure out how to get the right sound out of it.

My Stone amplifier has a distortion setting but I can't get it to sound remotely close to what I want. Would the Metal Muff pedal be enough to get me near that 80s Metallica sound or would I need even more such as a new amplifier and a guitar with humbuckers?

Thanks for the help!
#2
Yeah, you would need humbuckers and preferably a new amp. What is your price range?
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#3
I think you don't need a distortion pedal to get metallica's tone.

Just the right amp with the right settings, maybe you should get a pedal if it's not enough.

And a new guitar with humbuckers will do. Preferrably EMG's. Those are the ones kirk hammet uses
#4
Just got a metal muff today and the first thing i did with it was headbang to some enter sandman

Sounds amazing, there are alot of settings to mess with and with my Boss EQ (also new) it's even more versatile.

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#5
Yeah, you would need humbuckers and preferably a new amp. What is your price range?


My price range for a new amp would be anything less than $300.00 since I am just playing at home. How are the Roland Cube 30x for metal? Guitar wise I wouldn't be able to spend more then $500 or so. I like the looks of Ibanez and ESP so far...but I don't know as far as sound and quality whats what.

So a Metal Muff pedal would be useless coupled with a new Roland Cube 30 or no?
#6
So it looks like most users are saying that an amp like a Roland Cube 30 with the pedal effects built in wouldn't require a distortion pedal to get good metal sounds, yet I see a lot of people with both. Is that because the pedals allow for higher or more diverse levels of distotion than found on the cube 30?