#1
I have been playing a few years now mostly Hard Rock and Heavy Metal and my sound is crapy, when I play the strings blend together kind of and clump up and stuff like that and it is bad, I can't get that clean Metal sound like you hear on cds or in a studio and stuff. I have a nice Washburn guitar w/2 humbuckers and a Spider2 amp. I only got a Dunlop Super Comp. and Nosie Gate in my rig and they kind of helped a VERY little. I dont know what it is or what I can.

Please help before I smash my stuff!
#3
I know someone would say it was the amp, I forgot to say I took my friends amp in my room one day a Marshall 10w and it does the same thing!
#5
You are probably using too much distortion so you're loosing some clarity. Many people (myself included) often add too much distortion while trying to emulate a sound. The amount needed for low volumes to get sustain is more than when you turn up the volume so try less gain when you play louder. BTW if you start over-distorted and then turn down it's harder to judge when you added enough gain. Set the amp gain for cleaner sounds first, then turn up and then add gain gradually till you get the drive/sustain you want but not lose too much definition.
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#6
Does it sound like it got too much low end or does it sound like you your distortion is completely undefined?
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#7
What gear do you have?

The amp is probably your problem.

You should bring you gain up a bit - maybe scoop your mids depending on what sound your after.
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#8
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I know someone would say it was the amp, I forgot to say I took my friends amp in my room one day a Marshall 10w and it does the same thing!

Your amp isn't very good...his is even worse.

You both need new amps.
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Your amp isn't very good...his is even worse.

You both need new amps.


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#11
Thanks KenG, I did what you told me and it is working way better now. I am just going to trade it in my amp and get a sweet Randall that Im looking at, now I am going to open some cold ones and 420 it up a little and jam, thanks again.
#12
it isnt the amp, i own one and its perfectly fine and produces good tone for a solid state
i would say pickups, when i play my jackson with SD's on it screams and plays beatifully but when i play the cheaper guitar with standard stock pickups the sound does infact become very muddy and distorted (in a bad way)
#13
it's the amp. unless he has absolutely terrible pickups, it's the amp.
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#14
Get a new amp and new pickups, I doubt you will ever complain again.
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that's the ideal, of course.
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it isnt the amp, i own one and its perfectly fine and produces good tone for a solid state
i would say pickups, when i play my jackson with SD's on it screams and plays beatifully but when i play the cheaper guitar with standard stock pickups the sound does infact become very muddy and distorted (in a bad way)

Yes. it's the amp.
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