gary’s guitar tones

Ever wanted to get that famous guitarists sound but didn’t know what the amp settings were,here you will find amp settings of the guitar gods.

185 thoughts on “gary’s guitar tones”

  1. I NEED CLIFFS BURTONS DISTORTION, THE ONE THAT HE USED DURING ANESTHESIA
    CLIFF BURTON RIP

    i need that distortion or something close to it on a rp200 digitech

  2. Steve Harris from Iron Maiden sound on bass.
    Robert England

    I’m wanting to know what to set my amp to to get a Steve Harris kind of sound. I am a huge Harris fan and I play with a style like his, so I thought I would try his settings.

  3. Metallica
    Jacharia P`

    can sumone tell me how to get a good metallica tone, like their live settin, through a Boss ‘Metal Zone’ MT2, cheers

    1. Re: Metallica
      riky covas

      : can sumone tell me how to get a good metallica tone, like their live settin, through a ENGL Powerball amp.

  4. Need good Line 6 settings!
    Metal Matt

    Hey I need some spider 2 210 amp tones, like GnR, Metallica, Children of Bodom, Judas Priest, and Iron Maiden.

  5. 50 Watt Marshall and Boss me-50
    Dylan Harper

    I need to know how to set up my amp to play metallica with my pedal. I have a Boss Me-50 and a 50 watt marshal amp with clean and overdrive selector. Please tell me what to have selected, what to set my amp to, and also what to set my pedal to. Thanks.

  6. Metallica Fade To Black Distortion Settings
    Vinnie

    I am wondering what the settings for Fade To Black are on my Line 6 Spider II 1-12" amp

    1. Re: Metallica Fade To Black Distortion Settings
      Ron Pine

      : I am wondering what the settings for Fade To Black are on my Line 6 acostic gautair………(hollow gatair) All notes please thanks again…..!!!!!! peace!!!!!

  7. Metallica clean tone, and distorted tone.
    Tim White

    Hello,

    I was wondering if someone could help me set a clean tone that sounds like Slash’s, and a distortion tone for Kill Em’ All or ..And Justice For All. I have a Fender 212R with a pedal.

  8. i sound shit, i want to sound better
    simon haw

    : I have become obbsessed with geting the amazing cliff burton tone on JUSTICE/PUPPETS and I’m looking for someone with a good idea of how to get it with my Marshall AVT150 amp head, morley wah pedal, and ibanez tube screamer.

    : HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Re: i sound shit, i want to sound better
      calum haig

      : : I have become obbsessed with geting the amazing cliff burton tone on JUSTICE/PUPPETS and I’m looking for someone with a good idea of how to get it with my Marshall AVT150 amp head, morley wah pedal, and ibanez tube screamer.

      : : HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      cliff didn’t play on justice

  9. METALLICA AND/OR GNR DISTORTION TONES
    mike

    i need the old metallica distortion settings and it would really help if u knew them for the lin6 spider 2 but it doesnt matter tht much. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

    1. any body have guitar tones... in musical symbols or any other formates
      Kaleem

      sir
      if u have any guitar tone on musical nodes or in this formate "A3 E2" like , so that i can play on my string guitar i m new

    2. Re: METALLICA AND/OR GNR DISTORTION TONES
      Metallifreak

      set the bass to about 5.5 or so treble to about 9
      mid to about 1
      channel vol to about 5 or 6
      insane cahnnel of course
      work with the drive for how much you want
      use your ears
      yer not gonna get an exact sound anyway cuz recordings sound different depending on how they were miced and what eq was used but anyway thats a typical shred setting
      or try full bass full treble and no mid for something reall funky

  10. help
    andre karame

    Im 15 years old and love metaliica Kirk Hammett is my insperation. his lead is unbelievable. i was wondering since i have not to much experiance with amplifiers, how kirk hammett equalize’s his amp. i think he uses a rictafier setting or something. my cube 60 has that setting soo please help me get the right tone to sound like my hero.

    1. Re: help
      Tayler Skultety

      I know you, you are a babe now. We just made out. Nice. You are much better than Kirk Hammet. oh and by the way,

      Mesa Boogie Amp

      Bass 8
      Middle 5
      Treble 9
      Presents 9
      And some Reverb or Delay for lead tones.
      Love you Handsome

  11. Amp setting for children of bodom on crate 120watt
    Bob

    I have a crate 120 watt amp and just need to know the amp setting for alexi’s guitar..i also use a mt-2 metal zone pedal thingy if u could give me setting for that to that would be nice thanks in advance

    1. : how to setting like metallica and children of bodom using this pedal?can u describe the clock? i like mt-2 but i dont know how.please help me with this.

  12. Fade to Black Tone
    John

    i have a epiphone les paul and a fender m-80 and a fender princton reverb amp with tubes in it well anyway any help will be use full i can play the whole song just need the tone for it now so if u can plz help

  13. I'm having some mad issues with my distortion please help!
    Thasher86

    hey i’m running a gibson les paul, through a danelectro black coffee pedal, into my marshall mdfx 100 half stack. Now I can get it to sound real good when it’s quiet but as soon as i boost the volume my tone turns to shit. It goes from a nice compact distortion in which all notes, palm muting, and power chords simply sing, to just a crappy kinda fuzz. What could possibly be wrong? Is it that my distrotion pedal is just shitty? If so could you recommend another better suited for the thrash metal that i love so much? Thanx for the help in advance.
    war,
    thrasher 86

  14. Stevie ray vaughan
    Alex.K.Lansdown

    What effects pedals do i need for the srv tone? i’ve got a fender deluxe 112 amp, a korg ax1500g and a boss ds-1 distortion pedal. Do i need any more? i’m also getting a mexican 60’s strat.

  15. ahaha another metallica tone
    shut up your mother

    just wondering if anyone can tell me the tone settings for a digitech x-series tonedriver for the old metallica like puppets, ride the lightning, justice for all. i play through a behringer ultra twin 212 but i doubt many people have the same setup.

  16. Pantera sound
    burga

    Does anyone has settings for BOSS HM-3 to sound like pantera.
    For example In song : I’m broken
    Or you can give me the metallica settings for same pedal.

    1. Re: Pantera sound
      Chronic Revalations

      : Does anyone has settings for BOSS HM-3 to sound like pantera.
      : For example In song : I’m broken
      : Or you can give me the metallica settings for same pedal.

  17. WANT AMP SETTING LIKE AC DC AND ALSO GUNS N ROSES
    Zach

    i love the sounds the guitar makes when ac dc or guns n roses plays. i have been fooling with my amp trying to get there sound but i cant seem to get it. if anyone knows anything about it i would appreciate the help. thanks

  18. Amp + effects pedal settings for Metallica
    Adam

    At the moment i have a boss effects pedal(ME-50) which is alrite and a 150 watt marshall amp. Bt i can never get the right tone as metallica. So if anyone has got some good tips bt not jus the usual stuff like bass and treble high and cutting down on the mids. So can some1 pls help and tell me what they use for each different album (bt more of the earlier stuff upto + including the black album) Cheers. And if any one needs some advise im always willing to help if i can

    1. Re: Amp + effects pedal settings for Metallica
      Annonymos

      : At the moment i have a boss effects pedal(ME-50) which is alrite and a 150 watt marshall amp. Bt i can never get the right tone as metallica. So if anyone has got some good tips bt not jus the usual stuff like bass and treble high and cutting down on the mids. So can some1 pls help and tell me what they use for each different album (bt more of the earlier stuff upto + including the black album) Cheers. And if any one needs some advise im always willing to help if i can

      Alright well i have a Epiphone les paul standard plus with a marshall mg100fdx half stack and a me 50. To get the metallica sound just

      For clean:
      AMP
      Bass 1 o clock
      Treble 5 a clock
      Middle All the way up
      Gain 9 oclock
      for distortion keep same amp settings as above
      ME 50
      Metal zone distortion
      Drive all the way till the turbo starts.
      Tone 12 o clock or around
      bottom 3 oclock
      and the reverb on hall and you set that to abount 75%
      i play james parts and thats how i get the sound

  19. CHILDREN OF BODOM
    BODOMITE

    CAN ANYONE TELL ME HOW TO DIAL IN ALEXI LAIHO’S TONE WITH A RANDY RHOADS SIGNATURE AND A MFX100 HALF STACK. THNX

  20. CHILDREN OF BODOM SOUND
    Metalhead

    I’VE BEEN TRYING TO GET A SOUND SIMILAR TO THAT OF ALEXI LAIHO FROM CHILDREN OF BODOM BUT I CAN’T DIAL IT IN. I HAVE A JACKSON RANDY RHOADS SIGNATURE AND A MFX100 HALF STACK. NEED YOUR HELP BOYS. THANX IN ADVANCE.

  21. CHILDREN OF BODOM SOUND
    Metalhead

    I’VE BEEN TRYING TO GET A SOUND SIMILAR TO THAT OF ALEXI LAIHO FROM CHILDREN OF BODOM BUT I CAN’T DIAL IT IN. I HAVE A JACKSON RANDY RHOADS SIGNATURE AND A MFX100 HALF STACK. NEED YOUR HELP BOYS. THANX IN ADVANCE.

  22. I'm obsessed with trying to get that kill 'em all sound and I just can't get it
    Metalhead 86

    Hey guys I was wondering if you guys could help me get an awesome kill ’em all sound outta my gibson les paul and my marshal 100mfx head? Please don’t simply recommend scooping the mids because I can’t get it to sound right. Any ideas? Thanx for your help I appreciate it.

    1. Re: I'm obsessed with trying to get that kill 'em all sound and I just can't get it
      michael nugent

      i’ve been doing the same thing and i’ve achived the true metallica tone and yes the mids are at zero but a friend of mine was on the justice tour and has given me the correct settings but i have to warn you 2 15 band graphic eq’s i use a dbx 215 and patch ’em together.the main crunch settings on the amp is: low 4.5 mid 0.0 high 6.5 precence 6.5 vol.6.9 the amp i use is a triple rec so it works perfect but a marshall should work as well.depending on if you use the marshall gain or a pre-amp/pedal the settings are different but the amp settings stay the same. i use a marshall jh-1 a boss mt-2 metal zone (for my main crunch tone)mxr dd-11 dime distortion the best of which i,ve used is the mt-2 but the settings are pretty universal.here are the settings: level what ever matches your clean sound low 5.0 mid 0.0 (or if you use the metal zone)mid ferq.5.0 high 5.0 dist 7.0 the e.q. settings i’ll havr to give to you later im not at home but i went on line and saw your situation and thought i must help you out.cheers

  23. Metallica kinda sound
    John

    on my clean channel i got treble mid and bass and reverb goes for overdrive and clean and for my overdrive channel i got gain contour presence and volume of course all the the numbers go to 10 and it is and 80 watt fender amp and i use a gio Ibanez so any help would be helpfull thx

  24. how do i get a kirk hammett and james hetfeild tone
    KH 202

    i have a ESP KH202 a digitech RP300a and a fender 15G amp! the rp300a can copy hametts amp but hetfeilds???

  25. Anyone got Metallica settings for a KORG AX1500G?
    BlackDragon

    Korg Toneworks AX1500G with a Fender Champion 30 Amp – basic I know.

    or tips as to how to convert from pod settings etc.

    also – is it better to play using the bridge pickup on my strat – or using the bridge humbucker on my other guitar?

    feel like such an amateur – but cant get a decent crunch/solo sound

    thanks

    1. Re: Anyone got Metallica settings for a KORG AX1500G?
      sandystrachan

      re the metallica setting if you would email me i can exchange the correct setting with you

  26. wondering if u do bass amp settings as well
    josh

    hey if u do bass amp settings too, i wuz wondering if u could tell me how to get the sound that dan adriano from alkaline trio has. cuz i’ve been dying to know. i use an ampeg svt-350 head with an ampeg 8×10 cab. if u could help me out that’d be awesome

    1. Re: Setting heavy metal sound for Digitech Rp12
      Glenn

      : I have Ibanez RG 350DX,PickUp Dimazio Dp100 and DP155,Digitech Rp12,Roland JC 60 AMP.
      : Someone could help me to setting heavy metal sound on that gear?
      : Thanks so much!

      The RP-12 has many good preset metal patches. As a rough guide, always use the Grunge distortion settings (with a gain setting of 8.5 or higher), and set your amp with the bass and treble all the way up, and the middle all the way down. NB: many of the presets have too much reverb on them for a good metal tone. (which is drier than many people realise). try turning the reverb down, and keep the delay’s as they are. Also, stating the obvious, but use your bridge pickup with the guitars tone and volume all the way up, and make sure to use palm muting when playing with heavily distorted sounds.

    2. Re: This popular thread has been given its own page :... IbanezHN
      IbanezHN

      I have Ibanez RG 350DX,PickUp Dimazio Dp100 and DP155,Digitech Rp12,Roland JC 60 AMP.
      Someone could help me to setting heavy metal sound on that gear?
      Thanks so much!

  27. need FADE TO BLACK TONE
    John

    i need THE FADE TO BLACK TONE I HAVE A FENDER M-80 AND A IBANEZ GUITAR SO ANY HELP WOULD BE USEFUL

  28. Cliff Burton in live video
    Smudge

    In the video for ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’, what bass does Cliff Burton use

    1. Re: Cliff Burton in live video
      Declan Kidd

      : In the video for ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’, what bass does Cliff Burton use

      Cliff used an aria pro II, he also played a rickenbacker 4001

    2. Re: Cliff Burton in live video
      Declan Kidd

      : In the video for ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’, what bass does Cliff Burton use

      Cliff used an aria pro II, he also played a rickenbacker 4001

  29. hey i was wondering if u could tell me how i can get a good distortion sound like creed out of a laney TF400 and a Boss ME-30 effects board.

    many thanks

    sai

  30. Mark IV/Black album settings
    C.J.

    Has any Mark IV owners out there dialed in the Metallica Black album tone? Please post your settings.

  31. put tremble bass distoration or overdrive up full plus counter and put the middle down very low and then walaa

  32. how do i get the sound of master of puppets on a mesa boogey
    eric shulman

    Please help me get the sound of master of puppets on a mesa boogey amp

  33. Metallica:Kill 'Em All sound
    Levi

    I would like to know how to get the Kill ‘Em All sound on a AIMS Dual Twelve amp with Gibson Les Paul DC with P-90s (i use a SM-7 smash box distort)

  34. Metallica TSL 122 settings
    Vlad

    HEY CAN ANYONE HELP ME AND TRY TO TELL ME THE BEST METALLICA SETTING FOR THE MARSHALL TSL 122, OR ANY OTHER SETTINGS WOULD BE WONDERFUL TY:)

  35. I WANNA KNOW HOW TO GET A GOOD MASTER OF PUPPETS SOUND ON A ZOOM 505 and 80 Watt Marshall G3ORCD ? P
    Repulsificator

    I WANNA KNOW HOW TO GET A GOOD MASTER OF PUPPETS SOUND ON A ZOOM 505 and 80 Watt Marshall G3ORCD ? PLEASE HELP ME!!! PLEASE MAÝL ME ONLY!!
    ý need it..
    thanx

  36. Master of Puppets
    Ash Read

    I have a Peavey Special 112 amp and a Boss Heavy Metal pedal
    (HM-2)
    I don’t know which setting to use on my amp and for my pedal.

  37. Metal/Hardcore sound nothing specific
    Mut

    I was just looking for suggestions for a nice heavy sound. Maybe something like hatebreed, killswitch engage or most new metal bands. I have a GFX-1200H/GX412XS Half-Stack. And am using a death metal DOD pedal. I also have a danelectro fuzz pedal. I use the DOD more though. I get the heavy but at times it just sounds too muddy. Something heavy and smooth would be nice. Thank you guys.

  38. MARSHALL AVT100 METALLICA SETTINGS
    Tucky

    can i please have a setting for a MARSHALL VALVESTATE AVT100W for Metallica Distortion THANKS

    1. Re: MARSHALL AVT100 METALLICA SETTINGS
      Dave B

      Select OD 2 channel (scoop switch pressed in), bass max, treble 8, mids 1, Presence 8, some slight reverb and lots of volume.

  39. carlos santana amp settings for black magic woman
    ben

    can some good guitarist out there give me the amp settings for carlos santana=black magic woman

  40. Alkaline Trio settings/Blink 182 settings
    Wayne

    Hi there, i havea Tom Delonge signature Strat, and run it straight through my marshall avt 20000 i want to get a tone like Blink 182’s or Alkaline trio.
    The guitar has a seymore duncan hmbucker pick up if it makes any difference. Please help

    1. Re: Alkaline Trio settings/Blink 182 settings
      Rob

      Hey, sorry but the stuff he uses is just lank expensive and thats why he gets such a good sound. He uses a mesa boogie triple rectifier together with a marshall jcm900 and 3 4 by 12 cabs. Pretty insane! Really expensive aswell! I’m also looking 4 an awsome sound like that ao i’m just saving up. Sorry, can’t help more than that. Rob

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