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Compressor Pedal for Metal?

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:00 am
by Vanen
Hi everyone,

I just started to play deathcore (kind of a mix between Carnifex and Black Dahlia Murder) and I noticed that I can't get a really good sound on the mids, no matter how I EQ my amp or distortion pedal.

Let's say that I'm playing some riffs on the 6th string (tuned A) and then throw in some notes on the 5th or 4th, the sound of the 6th string it's fine but the 5th and 4th has a really low volume comparing it to the 6th, this makes it very hard to distinguish and separate the sound of the low tones from the mid/high tones, basically the lows saturates everything.

Some friends suggested me get a compression pedal, so I can have the same volume level on any note, but I'm not really sure about it, after viewing some comp pedals review, I saw that they are mainly used for country/blues stuff.

I'm using an Epiphone LP with EMG 81/85x and a Line 6 Uber Metal dist pedal.

Re: Compressor Pedal for Metal?

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:29 am
by JohnClark
I suppose I'd try an EQ pedal before looking to a Compressor here. I've had good luck with the MXR "KFK" 10-Band EQ... and if Kerry (F'n) King ain't metal, I don't know what is. \m/

What is your amp in this setup?