Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 9:38 AM (in response to msttomservo)Re: Enter Sandman / Metallica
thanks - I appreciate your feedback!
As a Hobby Cover Rock Musician it is awesome to play with a DT50 / HD500 / JTV59 + JVT69. I am the only guitarist in the band and I need a lot of sound flexibility. Especially on songs with Acoustic AND Electric guitar this rig is outstanding to me.
By the way: I have read your Thread regarding JTV Acoustics and PA:
I root my Acoustics like some others in the Thread. I use the FX Send with FX Loop at the very end of the signal chain. No Amp and some effects. You can add more gain if you need not only with the mixer volume, but also with some effect pedals like the Studio EQ (right before FX Loop block) by increasing the gain knob. This effect pedal doesn't color your sound.
The FX interface is a stereo interface. That means that with any stereo effect in the signal chain you can root stereo Acoustic sound to your PA-Mixer. For taht purpose I am using a Stereo DI-Box between HD500 and the PA-Mixer. The FX signal level knob should be switch to LINE (I have set it initially wrong to Stompbox). The JTV Acoustic sound is rooted back to my floor monitor.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2012 1:05 PM (in response to wolbai)Re: Enter Sandman / Metallica
Hi Wolbai, thanks for your tips on the acoustic FX loop to the PA. I just had to a chance to set-up and works really well. I appreciate the point on the Line vs Stompbox as that makes a big difference.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 24, 2012 8:30 AM (in response to guilhermebreda)Re: Enter Sandman / Metallica
great that you like my playing/recording!
Actually - as I already said - I am not really a Heavy Metal / Death Metal / etc. fan. The existing POD-HD Hi-Gain amp models are all I personally need for my type of music. The Treadplate (Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier) is another good Hi-Gain Amp to me. The Amp model sounds instantly very good. No need for special tweaking.
I received from other forums some good tips for recording Hi-gain Death Metal Rhythm Tones like:
Use 6 tracks for recording (that is what Metallica had done), pan them in the stereo panorama and EQ-them differently. This produces this "Wall of sound".
And there are some dedicated frequencies to push or reduce.
For Live performance the challenge is different how to get a "Wall of sound" with 1 (?) guitar player:
I am using a little delay (20 ms) on one channel post amp and a little chorus post amp which thickens up the tone.