Anyone gets metal tones out of his DRRI?

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  1. don maxxx

    don maxxx Member

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    As the title says I was wondering if the DRRI is that versatile so you can get metal tone out of it, with let's say a dual high-output humbucking and a high output distorstion box.
    Anyone had any experience with playing metal on a DRRI?

    Thanks.
     
  2. jlagrassa

    jlagrassa Supporting Member

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    I use to have a DRRI and used the Tonebone Classic another pedal to try would be the MI Audio crunch box that worked well with the DRRI too but you may want to clip the bright cap off the volume pot in the vibrato channel that will make the amp more compatable with a lot more pedals!
     
  3. don maxxx

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    when I use OD I like to use the normal and when i play clean I use the vibrato. I like it with the bright cap on.
     
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    Phil M Member

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    I had a 1965 Deluxe Reverb for awhile about 3 or 4 years ago.

    At home with a Crunchbox, probably. Live, I don't think that amp would ever sound "metal" no matter what you throw in front. Or do you run extention cabinets?
     
  5. don maxxx

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    no I don't.
    I don't get the live thing, why it won't sound metal live and at home it will?
     
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    frankencat Guitarded Gold Supporting Member

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    Not a DRRI but I had a Blues Jr with a V30 in it and it sounded HUGE with a Crunchbox going through it. It was actually kind of unnerving how big it sounded. I had to sell it because I was so frightened ;)
     
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    so I guess the speaker is the answer? Has anyone tried with a american-voiced speaker?
     
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    JES1680 Silver Supporting Member

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    Depends on your definition of Metal. To some a closed back cab is a must for the thump.
    However, clip the bright cap, change the speaker to a V30 and add your favorite distortion pedal (Crunch Box, Hot British, etc...) and they can work pretty well.
     
  9. don maxxx

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    you know, Steve Vai, Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth etc etc.
     

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