#1
i have a peavey classic 30 which i love for classic and hard rock tones but now im looking to play a small amount of metal. i have a bad monkey OD which i use with the level all the way up and the gain down and it tightens my sound and gives me a more hard rock tone. is there a way i can use that pedal, or which distortion pedal could i get to get me a tone more like the tone in this song? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrUX14BxiWA


i dont want exact tone as these guys however id like to get a little closer.
#4
Maybe, but get a good one, such as an Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff
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#5
I've never heard that band, but that's a a pretty good intro. The vocals aren't my thing, but whatever.

The EHX Metal Muff is really good to get metal tones, though, I would try out one of those.


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Yeah, for metal you'll want distortion, that's basically a genre staple. For a lot of people, anyway.
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#6
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so you think a distortion pedal would be a better solution to play metal?


NO.

Get your OD pedal, and turn the gain dial up a bit. If that doesn't do it, keep adding gain until you get your sound.
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I've never heard that band, but that's a a pretty good intro. The vocals aren't my thing, but whatever.

The EHX Metal Muff is really good to get metal tones, though, I would try out one of those.


EDIT:

Yeah, for metal you'll want distortion, that's basically a genre staple.


yeah they arent very big, but i have surfed with the guys in the band before and i surf in the town there from. yeah i was thinking i would need a distortion. how do the metal muff and the pro co rat compare.

and once i start turning the gain up on my OD i get a lot of excess feedback, would a noise gate get rid of that.
#8
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and once i start turning the gain up on my OD i get a lot of excess feedback, would a noise gate get rid of that.


Yeah - it eliminates noise when you aren't playing.
Although, if you stand AWAY from the amp - less feedback.

If you have single coils, stand away from all electrical appliances (amps, computers, plugs, light switches, etc.).
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#9
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NO.

Get your OD pedal, and turn the gain dial up a bit. If that doesn't do it, keep adding gain until you get your sound.


+1

Most metal bands use tube amps with either Ibanez or Maxon tube screamers to push their amps further into the metal territory.
#10
okay. well ill try the OD with the gain turned up and hopefully it can get my closer. i know the band that im mainly wanting to play uses Dual Recs and Jcm 800s so will a classic 30 pushed hard with an OD take me close.
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okay. well ill try the OD with the gain turned up and hopefully it can get my closer. i know the band that im mainly wanting to play uses Dual Recs and Jcm 800s so will a classic 30 pushed hard with an OD take me close.


Yes - as long as you adjust the gain on the OD to suit your style, you'll be fine. I would generally use the OD on the clean channel first (and turn OD gain up) to see if I can get a sound there, and then try on other channels, then play on the channel with the preferred sound.
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Yes - as long as you adjust the gain on the OD to suit your style, you'll be fine. I would generally use the OD on the clean channel first (and turn OD gain up) to see if I can get a sound there, and then try on other channels, then play on the channel with the preferred sound.



i havent ever found my OD useful in that way. my amps overdrive is perfect for everything i play up to metal. but ill try it turning up the gain on the dirty channel
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i havent ever found my OD useful in that way. my amps overdrive is perfect for everything i play up to metal. but ill try it turning up the gain on the dirty channel


Mess around until you can get a more metal orientated sound.
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#14
An EQ pedal will be more use than anything else.
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#15
i was thinking of getting either a 6 or a 10 band eq anyway. how would i use an eq as a gain boosT?
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i was thinking of getting either a 6 or a 10 band eq anyway. how would i use an eq as a gain boosT?

Simplest way is to whack all the sliders up, but I doubt you actually need much of a gain boost, you probably just need to tweak the voicing a bit.
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#17
i went home and tried it today and without even turning the gain up it got really muddey
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yeah they arent very big, but i have surfed with the guys in the band before and i surf in the town there from. yeah i was thinking i would need a distortion. how do the metal muff and the pro co rat compare.

and once i start turning the gain up on my OD i get a lot of excess feedback, would a noise gate get rid of that.

A noise gat would help. But I've got that same setup and haven't had much feedback doing the same thing