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Re: Bass and Guitar Distortion Device...

Meshuggah's bass distortion works pretty well for them, however they manage
to achieve it.  Yes, when I saw them they were using Mesa Dual Rectifiers.

I'm afraid of the Boss Metal Zone, because I bought the DOD "Death Metal"
pedal once and it was the noisiest pedal I have ever encountered.  I mean,
the hiss/hum was as loud as the notes you would play.  Great for getting
Yamatsuka Eye and Mike Patton vocal filth for sound collages, but not much
good for crunchy guitar with clean breaks.

Thanks for the info and suggestions.


----- Original Message -----
From: "ernesto schnack" <schnack@mailbolt.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2003 2:22 AM
Subject: Re: Bass and Guitar Distortion Device...

> Hmm, I'd say your best bet would be getting a Pod or some other amp/pedal
> modeller.  I don't see a Meshuggah-type distortion working well for bass
> (although I haven't tried it so I'm not sure).  You need amp distortion 
> get that thick crunch.  FWIW Mesh uses POD Pro's both live and in the
> studio (for their last album - for both bass and guitars).  Previously it
> was Marshall Valvestates live and Mesa Dual Rectifiers in the studio.
> That being said, the Boss Metal Zone might give you what you need.  The
> variable mids gives it a wide range of sounds, and it can be pretty
> crunchy, even without much gain.
> Ernesto
> On Sun, 4 May 2003 02:00:23 -0600, Jesse Ray Lucas
> <jlucas@neoprimitive.net> wrote:
> > I'm looking for a distortion pedal that will be usable with electric
> > and electric guitar.  I need something capable of getting very gain-ey,
> > Meshuggah-style crunch, and being silent when there is no signal going
> > it
> > (i.e. no hum, no hiss).  Ideally, for it to work with bass it will
> > need to have bass specific presets, or have a hi-pass filter to send
> > the higher frequencies to the distortion and let the low stuff pass
> > through
> > clean.
> >
> > Any suggestions?
> >
> > -J
> >
> >
> >
> --
> ernesto schnack
> http://schnack.does.it