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Alternative, Chunky Metal Tone


Hello all,


My equipment and software:

  • Toneport UX1
  • Gearbox 3.72.0
  • Ableton Live Lite 8 Line 6 Edition


I have not been too successful with finding a metal tone that is not "buzzy".  Allow me to elaborate on the tone that I'm looking for...


  • Organic - not a thrash metal tone that rips your head off.  AKA nothing buzzy, hissy, trebly.  Rather, someting like this: Evergreen - Dark New Day
  • Woofy and/or chunky.  I'm referring to Skeksis by Strapping Young Lad
  • Question - how do these guys remove the treble from their sound and still retain all the character?  Anytime I crank the volume up on my own guitar and practically gives me a sinus headache.
  • So, a tone between the guitar tones in these two songs.  Chunky and organic.


I have attached a really lousy tone for yins to fiddle around with.  If it isn't possible to do this with Line 6 equipment (rather Gearbox), please let me know.  I'll update my software, but please still post screenshots of your settings if you have any.


Thank you


EDIT: I think that the Treadplate simulator model would be the best choice because it emulates the Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifiers.


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I played with my UX1 for years before finally upgrading to a pod HD, one of my favorite tones I found on there that I used almost exclusively was modeled after Synester Gates' solo sound but it was such a nicely rounded sound that with a little bit of tweaking it might be what you are looking for.  Since I no longer have my UX1 I am struggling to remember the name of it but I think it was something like Beast and the Harlot Solo.  I also had the Metal and FX junkie packs added on to my UX1, the FX junkie isn't necessary but the Metal one is to get a real good sound like that.  Happy hunting! 

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