Today’s tutorial is all about how to find your own tone in metal.

The great thing about modern recording technology is that anyone can make a record these days. The problem with that is it’s become so easy to get great metal tones, everyone’s been kind of doing the same thing; going with what works and not pushing the envelope!

A lot of tones are starting to sound the same, which baffles me because there are so many options out there when it comes to tone! Of course I’m talking about the standard 5150 (or similar) into a 4×12 loaded with vintage 30s, mic’d up with an SM57. It’s a tried and true recipe for good tone.

I think this is a mold that needs to be broken because it’s been the go-to metal tone for about 14 years. It’s time to move on and push forward once again.

Fortunately it’s not very difficult to change things up!

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