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    Default MXR M116 Fullbore Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

    Hello,
    Does anyone use this pedal? Im interested in getting one.
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    Default Re: MXR M116 Fullbore Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

    Quote Originally Posted by desertdude View Post
    Hello,
    Does anyone use this pedal? Im interested in getting one.
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    I played one when they first came out and it sounded like the amp was covered with aluminum foil. That pedal sucks. However, I am sure that someone who knows how to dial in a good metal tone can coax some good sounds out of it.
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    Default Re: MXR M116 Fullbore Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

    Pretty lame metal pedal IME.
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    Default Re: MXR M116 Fullbore Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

    Cool thanks all, any good suggestions ?

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    Default Re: MXR M116 Fullbore Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

    Quote Originally Posted by desertdude View Post
    Cool thanks all, any good suggestions ?
    I guess that depends on whether you will add distortion to your amps clean channel or drive your amps dirty channel. If you have a high gain amp, then I personally think it's better to use a mild overdrive on your dirt channel and use an EQ in your fx loop to get scooped metal sounds.

    If you want a distortion pedal for a clean amp then I can think of a number of incredibly good pedals. Guyatone makes a Mighty Micro Hot Drive which is awesome. GNI Xtreme distortion is insanely good.

    Krank Distortus Maximus is a fantastic metal pedal which has a great EQ, but it doesn't get a brutal amount of distortion. It doesn't need it in my opinion, but if your amp can get a little grit on the clean channel then it will give you phenomenal thrash tones.
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    What amp do you use? What kind of tones are you looking for? Maybe name an example band with tones you like, to give people a better idea what you're wanting and what you have to work with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FretFire View Post
    What amp do you use? What kind of tones are you looking for? Maybe name an example band with tones you like, to give people a better idea what you're wanting and what you have to work with.
    Pretty much just Metal. Slayer, SOD, MOD, Anthrax, some Gwar :0 , rage, Deftones, Primus..

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    What amp do you use?
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    o_o dude, that thing already has more gain than you need. if you must, just boost one of the metal amp models with any TS type overdrive pedal. ........ are you brian macdonald btw?
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    Quote Originally Posted by super rad stuff View Post
    o_o dude, that thing already has more gain than you need. if you must, just boost one of the metal amp models with any TS type overdrive pedal. ........ are you brian macdonald btw?
    Yes whats up Ryan, This guy is awesome...

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    Second thread I've seen from you like this, man.

    Those digital modeling amps are designed to be an all-in-one solution... all the sounds and gain and FX and stuff are already in there.

    Analog effect pedals like the MXR are designed to plug into vintage-style, usually tube, guitar amps. They're not designed to plug into digital amps, and digital amps aren't designed to accept them.

    Your amp has about three billion tones in it. Play with those. You got a great deal on a sweet rig. You don't need to add anything to it, except maybe the pedal that helps you control it better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty Pockets View Post
    Second thread I've seen from you like this, man.

    Those digital modeling amps are designed to be an all-in-one solution... all the sounds and gain and FX and stuff are already in there.

    Analog effect pedals like the MXR are designed to plug into vintage-style, usually tube, guitar amps. They're not designed to plug into digital amps, and digital amps aren't designed to accept them.

    Your amp has about three billion tones in it. Play with those. You got a great deal on a sweet rig. You don't need to add anything to it, except maybe the pedal that helps you control it better.

    And it's a Mustang V head... and you say it Mustang Five... stop calling it the Fender V-head hahaha

    Yep, your right. and it is called the V-head.. If im wrong sorry about that.. my wife laughed, roman numbral. im a Idiot
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    Default Re: MXR M116 Fullbore Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

    the mxr fullbore sounds like ass.

    Poopy ass.

    Covered in flies.

    and poop.

    and farts.

    it's incredibly noisy, bulbous and undefined, fuzzy, spitty, farty. I've played with it a bunch and cannot get any usable metal tones out of it, except maybe stoner doom stuff which needs to sound like elephants exploding to sound good at all.

    for thrash, death metal, black metal, nwobhm, etc, i would much rather use my amp's distortion.
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    I agree with everyone. That head has tonal options in spades.
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    It is. Just like experimenting, but it can and has bitten me in the ass.

    Might try looking for a soild state, or tube head that will work with my Fender cab, so I can run pedals multi effects unit, since I have it all. I will hang on to the Fender FIVE HEAD, as it do very much like it. Ryan Build me a board buddy....
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    hehe, i can help you build a board all day, but it won't be meant to be run into your mustang. if you wanted a separate analog head, that cab wouldn't sound right. the mustang's speakers are built to be a transparent vehicle for which the head to translate a wide variety of tones through rather than tonally flavoring an analog signal. come by the store this weekend and we'll talk gear if you want
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    O ya will do man..

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    Default Re: MXR M116 Fullbore Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

    there was one for sale on here awhile back for a decent price. I recall a video that went along with the sale that made it sound like 10 distortion pedals daisy chained together, it was pretty brutal.

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    Default Re: MXR M116 Fullbore Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

    do you think any pedal can give you a "full bore" metal sound on its own?
    or a digital modelling amp?

    You might not know it yet, but what you really need is one of these:
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