I dug this. it gave me a bit of an 8-bit vibe because of the synth sounds and the simple drumtrack. I think it could totally be used as a rap backtrack, a couple verses spit over top of this would be prime.
Try anchoring your picking hand on the bridge using the meat of your palm. If you keep those strings muted in between pick strokes (and I mean immediately after pick strokes) you will have a much clearer tone.
Try watching some cover videos of the songs, and closely watch the picking hand.
Also, maybe turn down the gain a bit, it'll do loads for clarity.
I have the 6262 head with the Bugera 4X12 slant cab. It sounds pretty damn good through the Bugera Cab with stock speakers, so I would imagine anything better would be amazing. I only paid 275 bucks brand new for the Bugera Cab, so if price is an obstacle, I would consider purchasing it. Also, its very solidly built and offers a huge low end. Buy a noise reduction pedal like a ISP Decimator or something similar, and you'll have a great metalcore/metal tone without the ridiculous feedback.
You could go for a Bugera 6260 or 6262. I've played both as a combo and as a head, and you can get some great metal tones out of them. They're high wattage as well, so they have plenty of headroom for loud volumes. I would recommend saving up a couple hundred extra for a Bugera 626X or something similar, they can get VERY heavy, especially with an overdrive pushing the preamp.
I use my gain on like 3.9, so its not like I'm using absurd amounts of gain. When I turn on the Bad Monkey, the hum/feedback kicks in. When I use the noise gate without the Bad Monkey on it works fine, so the feedback gets MUCH worse when using the overdrive.but the double edged sword is that... the tone gets so much better! Could it be crappy patch cables that cause feedback as well?
Hey, I've been using a Bad Monkey overdrive with my Bugera 6262, but I've been looking into upgrading to an overdrive that is less noisy. I'm using an ISP Decimator G string both in front of the amp and in the effects loop, but I have to set my threshold high enough that I'm losing some sustain. I've been reading reviews about the Digitech CM-2, and I like what has been said about it, but does anyone here know from personal experience how much feedback/hum it will have compared to the Bad Monkey? I play modern high gain metal mostly, so this overdrive will mostly be used as a gain booster for the preamp.
Anyone know if this pedal is less noisy than a Bad Monkey, or any other quiet overdrives?
Hey, sorry it took so long to respond guys, I wasn't expecting much of a response from this thread. So basically the differences between solid state and tube overdrive pedals are negligible when being used as a boost? I usually keep mine on all the time with very low amp gain (around like 3.5) and I love the tone it gives, thanks for the help guys, I think I may just upgrade to a better solid state overdrive instead of a tube one.
Edit: I noticed people talking about tube preamps, are there any benefits of running a tube preamp into a fully functioning amp? Wouldn't the extra preamp be redundant for a Bugera 6262?
I've been reading a little bit about overdrive pedals that use actual preamp tubes instead of a solid state circuits, and I was wondering what the advantages of using these pedals are. Right now I'm boosting the lead channel of my Bugera 6262 with a Digitech Bad Monkey, and it sounds good, but I'm wondering if it would be worth slamming my preamp with a tube circuit as opposed to a solid state one. If anyone has any experience with these kinds of pedals, your input would be greatly appreciated. I play high gain modern metal, but I love an overdriven clean tone as well, would a tube pedal give enough tonal benefits to warrant a purchase?
I've been listening to the new Attack Attack CD and I liked the breakdowns in this song enough to do a cover. It's really easy too so it took like 5 minutes to learn. Check it out if you're interested.
Are you going to be using reverb? if not then get a regular head. I personally would get the one with reverb as I like using reverb on my cleans and leads. You also could get the regular one and just buy a cheap reverb pedal, but the built in one is probably better than anything you can find for 100 bucks.
I'm currently using EMG 81/85 pickups in my guitar, but I'm interested in Blackouts. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what the difference is between the AHB-1, the AHB-2 and the AHB-3. I play an Ibanez RGA32 through a Bugera 6262 halfstack and I play in drop A#. I use a Bad Monkey OD as a boost. I'm looking for a really tight bottom end suitable for extremely heavy breakdowns/chugs. My tone is comparable to Bring Me The Horizon's Suicide Season album, but I really want to emphasize the low A# on my guitar. I like my EMGs, but so many people say blackouts are better, I just want to know which one would best suit me. I also like playing cleans and leads with my neck pickup. I like warmer cleans, but they're not as important as my lead tone. What neck/bridge combination would you suggest for an extremely tight, heavy rhythm tone and a smooth lead tone?
Hey everyone. I've recently been running into problems with hum with my guitar set up. I'm using an Ibanez RGA32 with EMG 81/85 and I'm using a Bugera 6262 head with a matching Bugera 4X12 cabinet. As for pedals, I'm running an ISP Decimator G String, with a Digitech Bad Monkey Overdrive and a Behringer DD400 Delay pedal. I'm running the Decimator in front of the amp and through the effects loop, but I'm still running into problems with hum. I'm not using absurd amounts of gain either, i'm only on about 4 and a half, but i still get this really annoying hum, its not high pitched squealing feedback but a lower droning hum. Its worse when I'm directly in front of my amp, but I'm finding I'm having to turn my threshold so high on my decimator that I'm losing sustain. My first thought was that when I got the pickups installed the technician did a poor job, because if I knock on the body of the guitar it instantly sets off the hum and only turning down the volume knob gets rid of it. Is it possible that the pots in my guitar are crappy? This is a really annoying problem especially when playing live because during breakdowns, if I am anywhere near my amp i get a squeal that is horribly out of place and ruins the silence.
Hey, I just bought a Bugera 6262 head, and the date code is 07 12, anyone know when it was manufactured? My local shop had to order it in, so I can't see it being from 2007. I'm just worried about the bad power clip problem.