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Getting The Best Metal Tone From Your Guitar

Hello everyone, so I was on YouTube when one of my favorite metal YouTube guitarists uploaded a video I think some of y’all might find useful (and funny).

Have you watched it? Great!

Now as all (or most) of you might have noticed, the dude is just a clown. A bloody clown, what’s with the manicure talk? Who’d get a manicure just to ruin it playing your guitar?

Okay, I’m sure some of you are considering it so please try not to. I don’t think it’s healthy, please let it not be said that we here at Audioinferno gave you advice that ruined your nails for life.

But his clowning aside, I think he has a couple of good tips (maybe).  Before I go into the tips I think I make sense, I want y’all to know, I don’t own a guitar and amp (not yet, anyway) so my opinions are just me using whatever deductive reasoning God blessed me with.

Why am I writing this? Well, there might be a bunch of guys who’ve been fantasizing about starting a band but have no idea how to go about ANYTHING. There’s a lot to consider when it comes to planning to start a band, so it’s only natural to feel a bit overwhelmed. That’s why I’m writing this. Hopefully what’s in this will post give someone the push he/she needs to start something and it’ll give them a place to start too.

So, here we go.

The first tip I felt was useful was the “don’t buy an expensive amp.” Why do I think so, well because amps are expensive!!. What’s the point using all that money to buy some “badass” amp when something that costs way less will give you, more or less, the same result? Trick question: THERE IS NO POINT! None at all! Better to use that money to get other things.

Which brings me to the next point I felt made sense. “INVEST IN A QUALITY PEDAL.” This I think it’s obvious why I think so, yeah? No?….Ummm….Okay. I say it’s a good idea because that vibe or feel or aura you get from the guitar sounds across different subgenres. It’s the pedal. It’s always the pedal. Especially if we’re talking live performances because the tone on a record can be influenced with production style and stuff. I don’t remember what it’s called but I don’t feel bad about that. I don’t own a bloody studio so the knowledge would be wasted on me anyway. Good effects pedal will go a long way to make your guitar sound better, so always make sure you look for a demo of any pedal you’re interested in. A live demo video would be best to get the real feel. That’s just my own opinion, anyway. You’re welcome :p

Unfortunately, as I don’t own my own electric guitar and amp, I can’t test the “GAINS = METAL”, “GAINS ARE BAD”, “EQ IS POINTLESS” tips. But Axl should be able to test it and give feedback to you guys sooner or later. For now, just take these points and try them out if you can. My good deed for the day is done.

Farewell and keep supporting your local bands\m/

Austinrock

Name is Austin, peeps call me Austinrock. I like to interact with bands. You DO NOT have my permission to utilize any of my profile information nor any of the content contained here \m/{*¿*}\m/ ...THERE...OK. I'm a huge Melodeath metal fan. I'm proud to be a METALHEAD. Metal isn't for everybody, it's for the chosen few. Most friends I have tell me they don't understand why I like metal, that it is too much noise. They just going to have to listen beyond the noise and the truth is they don't have to figure it out, it is either in you or it isn't. Metal is my morning coffee and it's my night sleeping pills...

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