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    Share which amp(s) you use and what your settings are for metal or scooped metal tones.

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    Boss ns-2, eq and ts9

    VK Settings = bass: 7.5 Mid: 4.5 Treb: 7-8. Pres: 7 Reson: 5 Texture 100% A/B
    TS9: tone at 1 o'clock Gain 12 o'clock Drive: 12 o'clock
    Boss 7 band EQ: bump up the mids and lower end/mids slightly upper range set in the middle

    I use an Ibanez RG with ABH-1's - I get a great metal tone a little too much gain for what i play though but very heavy.

    Aria Pro II with JB bridge= Awesome for Hardcore more articulate in the Mids which i think is a mistake most metal players make. The scoop so much out it sounds like mush.

    Stock Ibanez S520EX- Very good for Lamb of God tone, i will soon be putting a JB in this as well.

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    I play metal on my acoustic.
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    Mesa Mark V

    Channel 3: Mark IIC+ mode, 90 watts, full power

    Gain: between 3 & 4 o'clock
    Treb: 10:00
    Mid: 9:00
    Bass: 1:00
    Presence: 9:30
    Voice: normal
    Rectifier: Pentode
    EQ: on; sliders; V pattern

    you can see my other settings on channel 2 (Crunch) and channel 1 (Clean)
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    Marshall DSL: Red Channel, Lead 1 mode

    Gain = 7, Bass Mid and Treb all set to 6, Pres on 4 Volume to taste. Hit with a TS9 set for boost. Played with a Dean VMNT, or a Jackson DKMG. Also an Epi V with JB/Jzz.

    So far, so good.

    Boogie DC-5:

    Settings are similar to the Marshall on the lead channel, but use a V curve on the EQ to taste.


    The biggest thing with these settings is how much MV you can use. The louder the amp can be turned up, the better it will sound - especially if you dial back the gain a hair.

    Well, my .02 anyway...

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    Orange Rockerverb 100. Bass at 11 o clock, Mids at 1:30, Treble at 1. Gain at about... 3 o clock.

    MXR 10-Band EQ with a boost (4 to 5 db) in the treble and a light drop (1 to 2 db) in the mids.
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    Default Re: Amp settings for metal

    Quote Originally Posted by eschoendorff View Post
    Marshall DSL: Red Channel, Lead 1 mode

    Gain = 7, Bass Mid and Treb all set to 6, Pres on 4 Volume to taste. Hit with a TS9 set for boost. Played with a Dean VMNT, or a Jackson DKMG. Also an Epi V with JB/Jzz.

    So far, so good.

    Boogie DC-5:

    Settings are similar to the Marshall on the lead channel, but use a V curve on the EQ to taste.


    The biggest thing with these settings is how much MV you can use. The louder the amp can be turned up, the better it will sound - especially if you dial back the gain a hair.

    Well, my .02 anyway...
    The DC 5 has the post-eq sliders right? So your metal sound would still have a good dose of mids?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kam View Post
    I play metal on my acoustic.
    The problem is getting enough dirt from an acoustic. I've solved this by putting rocks and sand in the sound hole for a custom 'gritty' sound.

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    It always varies... It's according where I am.

    I just want a full crisp chugga... I don't like scooping my mids.

    I want to sound like Bulb if the means anything lol.

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    I use a Bugera 6262(badass amp DESPITE what people say about it) Gain on 8, Bass 10 , Mids 7, treble 9, presence 8 1/2, and I use a parametric eq in the loop. I have 10 presets of 12 bands each of the entire audio spectrum (20 Hz-20 kHz) with adjustable gain and bandwidth. I can get damn near ANY badass metal tone I want AND it converts from 6L6's to EL34's. Unlike a 6505+> BRUTAL tone. I've been playing all kinds of metal for 20 years and have become very picky about my tone. This amp delivers. No bulls%*t. I've had alot of different amps over the years and this rig I will not get rid of for a long time.

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    Default Re: Amp settings for metal

    just plug a boss hm2 into the mixing desk.

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    I use any of the following:

    Marshall TSL100 head
    Fender Deluxe Reverb blackface reissue
    Behringer V-Tone GMX212 combo
    Marshall 1960A cab w/ G15T75's
    Mesa Recto-Cab 2x12 w/ V30's

    Gain: Crunch
    Bass: 1 o'clock
    Mids: ON
    Treble: Neutral or down a notch
    Scoop: OFF
    Suck: OFF

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    for teh brootawls i use a variety of stuff. i use the ac30 model on my vox ad15vt, since it's the most versatile channel EQ wise, and dial it in for a very bright, midrangey, slightly gritty base tone. then, i stack usually 2 or 3 dirt boxes together, set my boss EQ pedal for a slight scoop for rhythms, and i turn it off for boosted solo tones.

    i've got a modded ds-1, modded sd-1, mxr classic dist.(III), and a little big muff. for more defined rhythm tones, i use the SG(a5 490s) since it's brighter and edgier sounding, whereas the mockingbird(a4 gates/a5-a8 phat catB) is for heavier stuff as it's a naturally thick sounding guitar. the two sounds usually get mixed together when recording for a bigger sound
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