I have just bought a new Jackson SL2 in the UK (which had good reviews over here). I dug out my old equipment (having not played much for over 10 years) and my (Boss GT-3 circa 1999) which amazingly still works after 10 years of garage/loft storage seems a little bit dated with its distortion/overdrive options in relation to some of more modern metal sounds that I like etc.
Forgive me for not being a huge knowledge on current metal effects (but as always, I read a lot of users saying the magazines online reviews are dubious at best and I always much prefer the input from current players/un-paid reviewers etc, hence asking in here). Plus the GT-3 clearly has a lack of tone on its metal effects.
Sound wise I have enjoyed tracks by 'As I Lay Dying', 'War of Ages' and 'Machinehead' over recent years, tracks like 'Parralells', 'Paralyzed' and 'Locust' to name a few.
What I am looking for is a pedal/effects board that has more modern metal sounds to use when not wanting a GT-3 sound etc. Cost not too important, although I am just a hobby player, playing over tracks/backing tracks etc. Up to $100-250 for a pedal roughly, best bang for the buck really.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated, any further answers needed, please ask. The GT-3 is still great for delay and chorus sounds, so I am just looking for a well rounded new style metal pedal/processor if possible.
Thanks for reading, from Richard.