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I've been working on Metallica tones for their first five albums. The goal was to get as accurate as possible. Here's where I ended up! The video quality varies quite a bit but all the guitar playing is recorded direct to the computer via USB with no mixing or any kind of extra processing added. It's straight Helix.

 

Seek & Destroy for that gnarly, old-school metal Kill 'Em All tone

 

Fade To Black with Hetfield's revamped and modded Marshall tone

 

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Battery to showcase the Boogie preamp into Marshall power section from Master Of Puppets

 

One where the ...And Justice For All tone is an evolution from the MoP days

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Enter Sandman where the tone was largely shaped by phase cancellation between many different mics

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I've loaded the Seek & Destroy patch and it sounds really good an authentic to my ears. I especially like the option to get a simulated doubled guitar sound. I recently bought the Enter Sandman patch too but haven't loaded it yet.

 

The Rhoads Crazy Train patch is a kick as well. Ben is meticulous in his artist research and sweats a lot of detail in putting these patches together. Nice work.

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These are all really good. I really like Ben's enthusiasm and attention to detail.

 

Ben... Keep em coming.. More tones please.

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Weird I downloaded the Metallica patches and they don't sound anything like the videos in my headphones, I guess I will try them in my studio monitors tomorrow.  I don't know whats up but honestly the preset patches from the Helix sound way better to me then most of the custom tones I have downloaded also.  I guess I will just stick to making my own for now on.

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It's gotta be down to difference in guitar or playing style if you are listening to the vids and your Helix through the same headphones. All the vids are a single track of guitar with no extra processing. Guitar straight to Helix which is USB to my DAW.

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