I've been tweaking and testing and can't get rid of the ooomph and fizz of this piece of crap.
Tried boosting it with a tc integrated preamp to no avail. no gain sounds yuck, lots of gain brings forth the fizzyness I absolutely hate and whatever i do with eq on both amps and post-eq does not help with the boomy ooomph I get when palm-muting. maybe it's my technique.
Cleans are good though.
Does anyone have any good tips on how to get a good metal tone out of this shite? or maybe a patch I could look at then I would really appreciate it.
To get good tone out of a pod, put it in the garbage disposal. It's music to the ears. Then invest in an 1101 or Axe FX, whatever your budget allows I didn't much dig the 1101 but I found it a lot more usable than Line 6 stuff.