Order my pedals: Slaughter of the Soul tone.

olejason

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Are you running into a clean amp or dirty? That's part of the equation as well. I like running the HM-2 before another dirt pedal so you can tighten it up and add gain if necessary.
 

_sjm_

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I’m going to guess the opposite order you’ve posted: SD1 > HM2 > MT2. Use the SD1 to boost, and use the surprisingly decent EQ of the MT2 to sculpt.
 

les_paul

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I'm wishy washy on using the MT-2 as a preamp to the HM-2 or to sculpt it. I figured the SD-1 would go up front. Had solid results both ways.
 

Scordare

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This is also one of my favorite metal guitar tones! One of the few rigs I have chased..



There is no SD-1 in the mix..that was an old rumor I believe.. signal chain is >> HM-2 > MT-2 > Peavey Supreme 160 clean channel > homemade 2x10 & 2x12 cab(s) - unknown damaged speakers > SM57 mics. Listen to the demo versions and watch the making of video.

Here is my rig and settings..




I go between using the low gain input into the clean channel (bright off) and the effects loop return.. they both sound good!
 
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les_paul

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This is also one of my favorite metal guitar tones! One of the few rigs I have chased..



There is no DS-1 in the mix..that was an old rumor I believe.. signal chain is >> HM-2 > MT-2 > Peavey Supreme 160 clean channel > homemade 2x10 & 2x12 cabs - unknown damaged speakers > SM57 mics. Listen to the demo versions and watch the making of video.

Here is my rig and settings..




I go between using the low gain input into the clean channel (bright off) and the effects loop return.. they both sound good!
Good lord this is exactly what I was looking for. Bonus points for the chainsaw.
 

god.machine

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This is also one of my favorite metal guitar tones! One of the few rigs I have chased..



There is no DS-1 in the mix..that was an old rumor I believe.. signal chain is >> HM-2 > MT-2 > Peavey Supreme 160 clean channel > homemade 2x10 & 2x12 cabs - unknown damaged speakers > SM57 mics. Listen to the demo versions and watch the making of video.

Here is my rig and settings..




I go between using the low gain input into the clean channel (bright off) and the effects loop return.. they both sound good!
So cool to see someone on TGP actually helping someone with a very specific question. Kudos to you!
 

DisasterArea

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Good lord this is exactly what I was looking for. Bonus points for the chainsaw.
Double bonus points because the chainsaw is actually Swedish (Husqvarna!)

And I love the idea of turning one 4x12 into the 2x10 and 2x12 cabs as used on the record. I bet this rig is scary close.
 

les_paul

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In what I assume will wrap this thread I'd like to say I'm truly grateful, impressed, and surprised at the result. I didn't think there was much of a metal community here.
 

Scordare

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In what I assume will wrap this thread I'd like to say I'm truly grateful, impressed, and surprised at the result. I didn't think there was much of a metal community here.
While the rumors of TGP being dominated by Khaki-clad blues lawyers are not unfounded.. there are also Death Metal auto mechanics lurking beneath the surface! :wave

Thanks for bringing this up.. I haven’t played this rig for a while and now I can’t stop! Use my settings as a starting point.. they are kinda bass heavy because I was playing low volume..as you crank it up you will need to adjust eq and gain levels. Basically the HM-2 is being used as a clean/eq boost and the MT-2 is the distortion/preamp. Don’t forget the guitar.. An Ibanez with EMGs tuned to B std with heavy strings played aggressive and precisely!
 

les_paul

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While the rumors of TGP being dominated by Khaki-clad blues lawyers are not unfounded.. there are also Death Metal auto mechanics lurking beneath the surface! :wave

Thanks for bringing this up.. I haven’t played this rig for a while and now I can’t stop! Use my settings as a starting point.. they are kinda bass heavy because I was playing low volume..as you crank it up you will need to adjust eq and gain levels. Basically the HM-2 is being used as a clean/eq boost and the MT-2 is the distortion/preamp. Don’t forget the guitar.. An Ibanez with EMGs tuned to B std with heavy strings played aggressive and precisely!
I had to tweak the bass on the Metal Zone just a bit. Once you get past the "turn everything all the way up" mentality on the HM-2 it works a lot better in this application. The Metal Zone settings weren't terribly different from where I ended but the HM-2 is pretty finicky, especially the level control.

I use an RGT42 which is my favorite budget Ibanez.

Good to know that TGP isn't just blues lawyers and yacht rock office dwellers after all.
 




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