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    Quote Originally Posted by 7 Dying Trees View Post
    You know, with a bit of tweaking, you can get decent sounds out of less than ideal gear, try some of this:

    - don't max gain
    - don't max treb/bnass
    - don't scoop mids
    +1 on the above advice, the number one mistake from almost all beginner metal guitarists when using the Metal Zone (including myself, except I left the Mids at 12.00) and the bad sound it leads to is one of the main reasons why that pedal is then commonly disliked.

    Quote Originally Posted by 7 Dying Trees View Post
    One thing to remember is that a lot of "distorted" guitar on records has less distortion than you think it does. Also, the low end is most likely the bass guitar. Guitar sounds are actually guitar+bass sounds where they compliment each other. Remember the guitar is a mid focused instrument.
    +1 on that too, people would be surprised at how thin guitar tracks sound on their own if separated from bass and kick drum tracks in the mix on pro-level metal recordings.
    Last edited by MadGreek; 05-23-2020 at 03:46 AM.

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