Pedals to make my AC15C1 do "Progressive Sludge Metal"

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  1. Medgeking

    Medgeking Member

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    I'm trying to find a way to get tones like Baroness (first couple records particularly) and Kylesa from my Vox AC15C1. Granted, even just a single Baroness album has a million tones, but it's particularly the grinding fuzzy rhythms and riffs that I'm looking to approximate. I can get close running a fuzz face into my Nobles ODR1, but I'm wondering if there's a single pedal that might get me there.

    I'm considering a Blackout Effectors Blunderbuss or possibly an Earthquaker Devices Hoof. Any other thoughts/suggestions?
     
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    LordByron The Dude abides! Supporting Member

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    Is the answer to any question regarding metal ever anything but...
    [​IMG] ?
    ;)
     
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    Duh, of course.
     
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    A Hoof should work well for this. The shift knob makes it easy to dial in with that amp, which can be picky with dirt pedals.
     
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    fuzz into mid present boost, volume high on both
     
  6. RevelBandGuitar

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    Grab a Blunderbuss, it's perfect for those sounds and can easily be dialed in to work with almost any amp.
    Edit:
    Just to expand a bit, the nice thing about the blunderbuss is that it can be dialed into to have a very fuzzy character or a very distortion-like character, and anywhere in between.
     
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    LordByron The Dude abides! Supporting Member

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    In all seriousness, a Rat... dimed all the way... into an Vox is my favorite "heavy" tone. I don't know if it quite gets to sludge metal, but it sure will do great old-school hardcore punk! :)

    But then again... maybe Metal Zone. ;)
     
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    Dude a Rat and a Muff together.

    Or a sludgehammer, hail satan, supercollider, etc.

    I use bright-ish amps in a doom band and I've always gotten by with a Rat and some muff variant.
     
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    Muff first in line?
     
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    A speaker change might do you more good than a pedal change.
     
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  12. MmcGrouty

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    Actually, that's not the answer, unless you are some guy who knows nothing about metal.

    It's going to be difficult to get those tones out of an ac15. I've gotten the best results by stacking overdrives into the top boost channel. The BAT Witch Burner works pretty good, with a boost running into it.
     
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    Any specific suggestions?
     
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    Really???
     
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    IDK man, it says Metal right there on the pedal.
     
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  16. MmcGrouty

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    If you're looking to make your AC15 sound terrible, go right ahead.
     
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    LordByron The Dude abides! Supporting Member

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    I think maybe you need to give your irony detector a wee poke. ;)
     
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    The Hotcake at high gain gets really sludgy, dirty and fuzzy.

    It's also the best OD for a vox, so you can't go wrong!
     
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    My AC-15 didn't get a long with Fuzz. Russian Big Muff was okay, but I used a Rat for Fuzz when I played it.
     
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    You took the thoughts right out of my head!
     
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