#1
I'm looking for the heaviest, baddest, meanest metal distortion pedal out there. I tried Damage Control pedals but they weren't heavy enough for me. I own both Boss mt-2 and ml-2, Behringer VT999, Vox Cooltron Bulldog, and even those cheap Digitech pedals. They all claim to be heavy-ass **** but I find them really weak. I can't afford a whole new amp to get this distortion I'm craving for. I have $200 budget. If you know a pedal that's REAAAAAAALLLLY HEAVY and is in my budget please drop a line. THANKS!
#2
Sell all your pedals and buy a used 5150 combo.
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#5
try looking at a tube pedal like the rocktron silver dragon or a modded pedal or stack to pedals together
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#7
Quote by friedchicken
I'm looking for the heaviest, baddest, meanest metal distortion pedal out there. I tried Damage Control pedals but they weren't heavy enough for me. I own both Boss mt-2 and ml-2, Behringer VT999, Vox Cooltron Bulldog, and even those cheap Digitech pedals. They all claim to be heavy-ass **** but I find them really weak. I can't afford a whole new amp to get this distortion I'm craving for. I have $200 budget. If you know a pedal that's REAAAAAAALLLLY HEAVY and is in my budget please drop a line. THANKS!


Turn your amp distortion on on. have all settings on five.

have your boss mt-2 metalzone set to this

Bass 10
Treble 10
Mid 0
Mid 0
Distortion 10

Enjoy
#8
I stacked them together but it just sounded like crap and feedbacks like hell and when I use my noise suppressor it sounds too plain.
#9
what are your amp settings try adding some midrange what type of tone are you going for
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#11
I have a Peavey Classic 50 (I'm a poor teenager), and yeah it's not exactly for metal I'm aware of that. I have it on the lead channel Bass 4 Mid 8 treble 5. I'm shooting for a ballz out modern metal sound. My distortion pedals are about the same settings with the gain maxed out.
#12
Quote by friedchicken
I have a Peavey Classic 50 (I'm a poor teenager), and yeah it's not exactly for metal I'm aware of that. I have it on the lead channel Bass 4 Mid 8 treble 5. I'm shooting for a ballz out modern metal sound. My distortion pedals are about the same settings with the gain maxed out.


You won't get the BROOTALZ out of your amp. Try getting an OD to tighten up your bass and boosting the signal. I mean, I can get decent metal tones out of my V16 with my OD boosting it.

Really though, you can get a used 5150 for $700 easy...sell all your pedals, and add the $200 and you should be close.
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#16
I tried the tonebone at GC. It sounds too classic rock to me.
To the other guy: I'm using a Peavey Classic 50 and an Ibanez RG with evos
Last edited by friedchicken at Apr 25, 2008,
#17
Well I have this solid state 400 watt Peavey. It's pretty crappy but it's really useful when playing outdoors. The distortion on that one sucks so much balls though. I'll prolly buy a new amp during the summer when I get a job (to the guy that suggested a 5150) but I really plan on getting a Rocktron Prophesy II.
#18
I hate to rain on the parade..but cranking things up to 10 hardly ever do any good...
too much can be too much. With medal we think extreme..but you dont need extreme
settings to get Br00talz.

I can only suggest that you save your money until you can get a better amp.
Take your pedals into a guitar shop and test them out on some different
models.

The gear you have is pretty good. You have 3 pedals that professionals swear
by. It seems to me that your amp is the culprit. You dont need active pickups
with a good amp. You dont have to spend $800 bucks to get something decent.
Even if you only have stock pups..some of the hotter amps out there will pick up
the harmonics like a charm.

Learn from some of our mistakes...you cant take pedals and create a sound from
an amp. You can only build apon the original tone. You need to find an amp that
you can play with nothing in front of it..when u find that model that makes u happy
then you should start with the pedals.

I used to have my spider with my OLD OLD OLD Ibanez distortion7 pedal..
It sounded like crap. Now with the peavey..it is my prized possesion.

The good news is...it looks like your ear is starting to develop.
I bet Charlie Brown's teacher's name was Mrs.Hammett
#19
But I neeeeeeeeed br00tAlz distortion right now
I play in a metal/ska/punk band and I got jealous from this one guys setup. He had solid state amp I don't know what it was because he unscrewed the logo off. I think it might be a Crate. But I don't know. But yeah I'm really itching for a super heavy ballz out metal distortion.
Last edited by friedchicken at Apr 25, 2008,
#20
Quote by friedchicken
But I neeeeeeeeed br00tAlz distortion right now
I play in a metal/ska/punk band and I got jealous from this one guys setup. He had solid state amp I don't know what it was because he unscrewed the logo off. I think it might be a Crate. But I don't know. But yeah I'm really itching for a super heavy ballz out metal distortion.

Then get a damn Metalcore.
#21
I agree that the amp is your problem but if you want a really good pedal that might just do the job your after look into the Mesa Boogie V-Twin pedal. Its discontinued but you can find it on Ebay for about 200 bucks. Good luck with that tone bro!
#22
Quote by _KurtCobain_77
You won't get the BROOTALZ out of your amp. Try getting an OD to tighten up your bass and boosting the signal. I mean, I can get decent metal tones out of my V16 with my OD boosting it.
.


I agree...you dont need that much distortion..you only need a touch..
You need some gain my friend. OD that thing. Distortion can actually take
away from metal tone when u have too much. Depending on your model
amp..you will find limits to what you can run. With my VK i can run my
Wylde Overdrive at around 3-4 output and improve my harmonics..after
that it start to screw them up.

GAIN GAIN GAIN...touch of distortion...that will surely get you going.
I use two overdrive pedals..I use the boss super overdrive in front of
my wylde overdrive. The Boss overdrives and the ZW OD has a higher
pitch..i mix until they sound right. The boss is too digital sounding to
my ear..and the ZW OD was just too high pitched..so i combined the best of
two worlds...

Focus on your gain...no more distortion..too much distortion is bad..
very bad..kills your tone. You are cranking up those super hot distortion
pedals with no gain..and that creates a fuzz effect. That is why your
tone is lacking...you're basically using an alternative to a Big Muff
I bet Charlie Brown's teacher's name was Mrs.Hammett
Last edited by Washburnd Fretz at Apr 25, 2008,
#23
Zvex box of metal?
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I'm hearing a steady *thump thump* from the people above me and I need some porno grooves to play on my bass to give them some background music. Any ideas?


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#24
Quote by friedchicken
I have a Peavey Classic 50 (I'm a poor teenager), and yeah it's not exactly for metal I'm aware of that. I have it on the lead channel Bass 4 Mid 8 treble 5. I'm shooting for a ballz out modern metal sound. My distortion pedals are about the same settings with the gain maxed out.



Sell the classic 50 and get a valveking 212
#25
Quote by fastfretjazz
Sell the classic 50 and get a valveking 212


He wants brootalz, not thrash. Seriously look at the 5150...it doesn't get more dark and brutal than that.
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#26
ironically enough.. the more gain.. the less heavy you'll sound.

too much gain will turn your guitar tone into pudding.. mushy and weak. It needs to be tight and precise. some of the heaviest sounds i've heard come from mid gained amps

EG: Quo vadis, fear factory, strapping young lad, etc.. mid gained tones all backed up with surgically precise drums will create a heavier tone than just blasting your preamps with distorted signals.
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#27
Quote by _KurtCobain_77
He wants brootalz, not thrash. Seriously look at the 5150...it doesn't get more dark and brutal than that.


You can get alot of sounds out of Valveking..But yeah a 6505 would be better..
#28
Most modern tube amp distortions > some pedal
Fender 60W Super-Sonic Head
Fender 2x12 Cabinet (Vintage 30s)
TC Electronics G Major
Boss Blues Driver BD-2 w/ Keeley mod
MXR 6 Band EQ
BB Preamp
TS-9
Jim Dunlop Crybaby Wah

American Fender Stratocaster
#30
5150 combo
Gear:

Fractal Axe FX
VHT 2/50/2
Orange 4x12
Voodoo Lab Ground Control Pro

Ibanez RGA 121 w/ Crunchlab and Liquifire
Music Man John Petrucci Mystic Dream
ERG Custom Guitar
#32
Boss MT-2 is stupidly heavy. >:/
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#33
The BodyRot was the first thing I thought of. LOL

Maybe a Krank Distortus Maximus?