80's hard rock / metal tones.

Bar-B-Kill

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In this era of pedals that emulate this amp and model another, what were all those great players doing back then to create most of these tones we are still trying to get. Was that the era of modding amps or is just the way it was recorded as compared to today?

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rob2001

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Lots of modded Marshalls, or unmodded with a pedal pushin them, rack units and for sure, recording techniques. Adding delays/fx in post production was a big one. Not that it wasn't done earlier but adding FX after the guitar speakers was very prominent. Certain producers/engineers obtained a unique sound and it got repeated, as usual. Warren Dimartini (sp?) and Ratt's sound was very much a result of their producer/engineer Beau Hill.
 

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So, if one isn't going to buy a Marshall (and certainly not a modded one)+ a 4x12 cab, which pedals do a great "80's Hair Band/Shredder/modded Marshall" thing?
 

teleache

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Marshalls 4 input ones ! A vintage rat or a boss super overdrive in front ! one 4x12 ! 80's metal.... Now shred !
 

jlagrassa

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So, if one isn't going to buy a Marshall (and certainly not a modded one)+ a 4x12 cab, which pedals do a great "80's Hair Band/Shredder/modded Marshall" thing?

I just picked up a used MI Audio Crunch Box V2 and it is great for that type of tone, some say its a 1 trick pony but I dont feel that way about it. Using your guitars volume knob will add a few more tricks this pedal is good at other forms of rock as well!
 
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I used to use a Boss metal zone. And could achieve some decent metal rythym sounds. You gotta be careful with pedal settings if your gonna play with a band tho even if it's just jammin in the basement. Some of those 80's metal tones without the right tweeking can get swallowed by the bass and drummer. They sound great by yourself chugging away then they dissappear in a band setting. The rat pedals are great. Just remember the metal tonality in itself doesn't mean it will cut the mix. If your serious tho I agree with the above poster and eventually get a marshall or even a randall. Good tone will start with the amp. Good Luck.
 

Rhynobyte

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Oops. Just read your OP again. Don't even know why I thought you inquiring about a cheap pedal to emulate. Sorry for the sidetrack.
 

Bar-B-Kill

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Lots of modded Marshalls, or unmodded with a pedal pushin them, rack units and for sure, recording techniques. Adding delays/fx in post production was a big one. Not that it wasn't done earlier but adding FX after the guitar speakers was very prominent. Certain producers/engineers obtained a unique sound and it got repeated, as usual. Warren Dimartini (sp?) and Ratt's sound was very much a result of their producer/engineer Beau Hill.
I hear a lot of chorus effects on stuff from that era. Judas Priest comes to mind, as well as others.
 

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So, if one isn't going to buy a Marshall (and certainly not a modded one)+ a 4x12 cab, which pedals do a great "80's Hair Band/Shredder/modded Marshall" thing?
Menatone None More Black does it well.
 

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Charvel/Jackson guitars (with Seymour Duncan's Jazz neck and Distortion bridge pickups) played through Marshall JCM 800 with chorus and delay pedals.
 

fusionbear

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Lovepeadl Plexi 800 into most amps get you on the way....
 




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