what stompbox for DeathMetal

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  1. morbid

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    Hey guys,

    what pedal would you recommend for primarily death metal, with the occasional black metal salute??

    I am particularly looking for that Cannibal Corpse/Morbid Angel tone. fast, articulated, menacing, biting, rich pitch-harmonic screams, gut-crushing rhythms, nice Dark and spook.:mob nothing fuzzy/muddy/hissy/lo-calorie-dietary

    I am using :
    1 -GUITAR: B.C.Rich (LA.California-#B9742)
    2- AMP: Peavy Classic Chorus 212 @150watts RMS (w/ 2x12"-Scorpion @75w-RMS each), very loud cutting, and powerful, solid gain when fully saturated, but its missing that 'little something' to make it crush..

    my budget is tight (200-300 max us$), and i spent enough of my rather limited cash on distortions that weren't "IT"...:worried:bitch:worried

    obviously, if money wasn't an issue (and times are a bit tough..),i would get a 5150/6505 in an eye blink, but is there anything that comes close?

    thanks in advance, much appreciated.. you are all awesome!:bow
     
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  2. AlisterHag

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    Maybe look into the WMD Acoustic Trauma. Built in noise gate, lots of fun knobs.

    Also check out Menatone's None More Black pedal.

    There's plenty of great options
     
  3. CrunchBerry

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    Check out the Wampler Triple Wreck. That thing has got massive amounts of gain and remains pretty tight and articulate throughout the range. I really like the pedal, as it does scooped great and does lots of mids awesome as well. It sounds to me like it is from the Recto vein, but I have read others compare it to a 5150/6505. I have a 5150 and think the TW is less raw and remains tighter at higher gains than the amp, which I prefer.

    It can be had new for $280 and used for much less.

    There are tons of great options.

    Just my .02
     
  4. Shredmonster

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    Check out the Amptweaker Tight Metal. Amazing pedal.
     
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    Seconding the Wampler Triple Wreck, sounds really nice, and has lots of gain.
     
  6. lux_interior

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    I can't say that I have tried to approach that sound with pedals. My advice would be to choose a high gain pedal and place an EQ pedal after it so that you sculpt your tone as precisely as you want and need (starting with the famous mid scoop). A suggestion, and a pedal I would really like to own someday, is the Boss Heavy Metal (famous in the old days of death and black):



    It's vintage though, and you'll have to get it as a 2nd hand one. Others might be better (for example the Okko Dominator), but for that purpose I would like to own something that is a but more "trash"-y since death metal would... probably die a 2 second time :D if somebody tried to associate it with anything boutique.
     
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    This is a very good answer.
     
  8. analogsystem

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    For $300 you might find a used Mesa V-Twin pedal.
     
  9. TheGuildedAge

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    Just a thought, but what if you sold your current amp and put all the money towards a used 5150, something along those lines.

    For that style of music, I always felt a simple pedal wasn't as effective.

    Our music go round has an old Crate Blue Voodoo Head for $250.
     
  10. vulcaniza P

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    he could be right.....
    however
    have u thought about using a pod or similiar such device?
     
  11. TimSt.L

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    The mxr full bore metal is amazing for the dynamics involved in alot of death metal. It also has a built in noise gate that's works perfect right out of the box AND a mid scoop.
    It is very much worth checking out.
     
  12. tonejunky

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    Barber Dirty Bomb is a pretty nice hi-gain pedal.
     
  13. Shredmonster

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    Dude I am telling ya - for what you want the Amptweaker Tight Metal. Nothing comes close.

    MXR Fullbore pales in comparison. I A/B'd them both. MXR sounded good until you put a Tight Metal next to it. Amptweaker has studio quality sound. It is all there - harmonics, sustain, tone....

    Fast, articulate, controllable, built in noise gate... it is all there. You can adjust sag on the thing !

    No fuzz, no buzz, no hiss, no noise. You can get controlled feedback with it.

    Nothing touches the Amptweaker - not the OKKO, nothing Barber makes, not ZVEX.... Barber Dirty Bomb - have one of those too and it is a nice pedal but won't come close to what you want. I have had a lot of these pedals and played with guys that have had a lot more than I.

    Amptweaker is literally a 5150 in a pedal. Designed by the same engineer. Nothing like it on the market. Do the research on it. Look at youtube. Look at the reviews.

    People telling you on here that a pedal won't do it have never played one of these. I have. Extensively. It is nothing short of stunning.

    In the past I would have told you the same thing - that a pedal won't do it. That has changed. I had it hooked up to a Crate 60W digital, a Marshall Class 5 and a VHT Pitbull. The thing kills.

    You won't need an eq with it.

    Bar none the absolute best pedal in its genre period.

    $180 better than any $200 - $600 pedal out there. And this is no exaggeration. Take it from someone who has played it.
     
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  14. cheameup

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    keeley MT2 and an mxr 10 band eq
     
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    Amptweaker Tight metal
    Rivera Metal Shaman


    Cant go wrong with either
     
  16. justonwo

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    Why a Menatone None More Black of course.
     
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    Landmine Distortion.
     
  19. cheameup

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    just looked and your amp has an effects loop

    get a mxr 10 band eq and put it in the effects loop . it will give you so much more control and most likely you will be able to sculpt the distortion your not happy with into what you want

    its a must for very heavy stuff IMHO
     
  20. XmasTree

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    definitely an EQ

    ..i just got the 10band EQ and it is just nuts.
    you have no idea how much control this pedal has in the FX loop
    i have no idea why i didn't get one sooner.
    it's always on!

    the best thing is that you can mix and match ANY pedal with it.
    clean/OD/heavy distortion
    ..before the distortion/after the distortion/in the fx loop......

    crazy!
     

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