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Here is the deal...
I NEED HELP!
I have a pod hd 500...and....I have spent hours tweaking tones...I always end up with a mid "djent"/ nasily tone. I DO NOT WANT THAT.
Michael T uses an X3 and has some awesome tones and I have tried to replicate it and it still turns out all mid sounding. I want a nice heavy metal sound, aka....drop the mids and raise the bass and highs. We tweaked for hours and they all sounded terrible. Please help before I trade it or sell it.
Would anyone have any tips or any base tones they could share?
Michael(cobhcxiii) and I were baffled because...basically all the tones sounded like a treadplate after a while. Nasily...mid scratch, which is cool for periphery or AAL...but I need a good straight up metal tone.
Also, on his X3, michael uses a tight delay to get a thicker sound, and on the HD we could not get it to do this without it sounding like a fishbowl.
On the lighter side, we started calling it the POD HDjent, cause that's all you can apparently make with it. I have not seen any clips or tones that have a straight forward FULL BAWLS metal tone. It is all mid rangish. All the tones sound sterile to us. His X3 kills mine on tones...of course he has had it and tweaked it for years but he can dial in a tone quickly on his X3. If it is this insanely hard to zone in an axe fx, I may never get one.
There are a few tones in the patch library, one of which I did using the Elektrik model. I'm not getting a djent sound at all. Honestly I'm not even sure how those guys get that tone.