I have been trying a long time and cannot get this straight by myself. I want that HEAVY sound in metal. It's hard to explain but I'm sure you all know it well. It's like the sound in the beginning of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPRt6Tt6RyM&feature=fvw It's a very common sound, but I cannot for the life of me get that heaviness.
My gear to work with currently:
Bass- ESP LTD B-500
Amp- Acoustic B100
But I am willing to buy something if it gets me that sound. I realize my gear is totally amateur but I make do. Please help. So far, I have used a Fuzz sound and tooled around with the noise gate... still cant get it right.
Unfortunately, that's the signature Mesa thick metal sound that IMO - no amp can really duplicate. You can come close with modeling stuff, but for THAT (the Amon Amarth) tone, you're gonna need something Mesa
Best thing would to be, if possible, post a clip of your current tone so we can A/B and see what needs to be added/changed