#1
this summer I'm going to get an amp, and I'd prefer if I could get a good old Metallica sound from it. However I can't get anything REALLY expensive, so what do you think would be a good amp for under $500?

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#2
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#3
Good old Metallica...what period are you referring to?
Prior to Black Album, Black Album period, Post Black Album?

If you are looking for a rig that has THE Black Album sound, try to find a ADA MP-1, Metallica used them themselves during the Black Album days. They should set you back about 200 euro's, and combined with a cheap poweramp (Rocktron Velocity 100 for example) you can get this rig together for less than 500 euro's.

Besides the Black Album sound, I can get my ADA to do most older stuff with ease too. The newer stuff was recorded on Mesa's so you'll need the Mod3.666 for the ADA to achieve this sound.

Anyway, you can faithfully recreate most of Metallica's older albums with a stock ADA MP-1, newer ones are possible too, but with mods.
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Rig:
ADA MP-1 (stock)
TC Electronic G-Major
Marshall El84 20/20
#4
Dont go with the Spider, the Randall looks decent

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#6
i have a good randall i got for 350$ rg75 camo one
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Good old Metallica...what period are you referring to?
Prior to Black Album, Black Album period, Post Black Album?

If you are looking for a rig that has THE Black Album sound, try to find a ADA MP-1, Metallica used them themselves during the Black Album days. They should set you back about 200 euro's, and combined with a cheap poweramp (Rocktron Velocity 100 for example) you can get this rig together for less than 500 euro's.

Besides the Black Album sound, I can get my ADA to do most older stuff with ease too. The newer stuff was recorded on Mesa's so you'll need the Mod3.666 for the ADA to achieve this sound.

Anyway, you can faithfully recreate most of Metallica's older albums with a stock ADA MP-1, newer ones are possible too, but with mods.
No Quad/Studio Pre love?
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#8
Quote by JimPlaysGuitar
No Quad/Studio Pre love?


Sure, but the ADA MP-1 is my favorite. I don't know why but for me it just sounds so good.
And in a sidenote I like Mesa's TriAxis better than the Quad, but that's my preference I guess...

In post relevance it was Kirk Hammett's preamp during the Black Album days, so it's definitely got that Metallica sound in it
ADA MP-1 fanatic!

Rig:
ADA MP-1 (stock)
TC Electronic G-Major
Marshall El84 20/20
#9
thanks everyone

and if anyone was curious, yes I meant the early days (first four albums)
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Good old Metallica...what period are you referring to?
Prior to Black Album, Black Album period, Post Black Album?

try to find a ADA MP-1, Metallica used them themselves during the Black Album days.


No, the Black Album they used Mesa Mark IV's, Justice was a Mesa Triaxis, Ride was a Mesa Dual Rectifier, and Kill em All were modded Marshall JCM-800s.
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No, the Black Album they used Mesa Mark IV's, Justice was a Mesa Triaxis, Ride was a Mesa Dual Rectifier, and Kill em All were modded Marshall JCM-800s.


The gearlistings will tell you different, yes, they used all sorts of gear but during the Black Album Kirk used ADA MP-1's along with a boatload of other gear.

Check adadepot.com for photo's of his rig during those days.
ADA MP-1 fanatic!

Rig:
ADA MP-1 (stock)
TC Electronic G-Major
Marshall El84 20/20
#12
Heres the true and full list of Kirks amps...

Kill Em All
Studio

James' Jose Arrendondo modified marshall 100 watt SLP head used for all solos
Ibanez tube Screamer -Not too sure, there were reports he might have had it at this time though.
Boss Distortion Pedal-Used in front of his amp mainly for solos
Dunlop Wah-Click HERE for info regarding Kirk and WAH

Ride the lightning
Studio

100 watt marshal head
TC electronics EQ
Ibanez tube screamer-Used for solos
Boss distortion-Used for solos
Dunlop Wah-Click HERE for info regarding Kirk and WAH

Master of puppets
Studio

Mesa Boogie Mark IIc+ -This is the amp that James would later "borrow" and use it for his main rhythm sound.
Furman PQ3 parametric EQ
Mesa Boogie Heads slaved into Marshalls-JMP/JCM800
Ibanez tubescreamer-Used for Solos

And justice for all
Studio

Mesa Boogie Mark IIc+
Mesa Boogie power amp
Mesa Boogie Quad Preamp

ADA MP1 preamp -Used along with his tube screamer for leads. Used without TS for clean
Aphex Parametric EQ
Ibanez Tube Screamer-Solo boost
Mesa Boogie Heads slaved into Marshalls

Metallica
Studio

Bradshaw preamp-Used for lows and mids
VHT 2150 poweramp
Bogner Preamp
Mesa Boogie Mark IV
ADA MP1 Preamp
ADA MQ1 EQ
Purple 100 watt Marshall Super Lead-Used for "nice clean highs"
Modified 50 watt Marshall Super Lead-Used for "nice clean highs"
Late 60s Vox wah that is rumored to have belonged to Jimi Hendrix
Ibanez TS10 Tube screamer

Load
Studio

Matchless Spitfire
Vox AC30
Little Lanilei
Mesa Boogie Mark IV
Mesa Boogie Triaxis
Ibanez Tube Screamer TS9
Live Preamp and Poweramp Racks (See Below, Live Section)
Matchless Cheiftain

Reload
Studio

Lovetone Meatball
Lovetone Wobulator
Lovetone Brown source
Lovetone Way Huge Swollen Pickle
Live Preamp and Power amp racks
Digitech Whammy
Vox AC30
Matchless Cheiftain
Trainwreck

Saint Anger
Studio

Bogner Uberschall(Presidio, @home)
Bogner XTC (@home)
Marshall 100 watt plexi head (red) *
Dumble SSS (Steel String Singer) *
THD Univalve
Live Racks *
Marshall prototype head -Marshall Mode Four
Hiwatt custom 50
Peavey 5150
Marshall DSL
Marshall jmp 2203*
Marshall jcm 800
Dunlop 1SR Rack Wah-Click HERE for info regarding Kirk and WAH
Dunlop Crybaby From Hell Wah-Click HERE for info regarding Kirk and WAH
Vox Wah-Click HERE for info regarding Kirk and WAH
Pod XT
1959 Fender Twin Reverb
Bob Rock's "Oddball" Silvertone
Mesa Boogie 4x12-Celestion Vintage 30s
1960s (the year)Marshall 4x12-25 Watt Celestion
#13
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The gearlistings will tell you different, yes, they used all sorts of gear but during the Black Album Kirk used ADA MP-1's along with a boatload of other gear.

Check adadepot.com for photo's of his rig during those days.
How's that Marshall 20/20? Does it stand up to Mesa's 20/20?
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#16
Kirks gear for the recordings is irrelevant if you want a Metallica rhythm sound, considering he didn't play any of the rhythm parts.
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