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big guitar sounds like metallica

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by royalg333, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. royalg333

    royalg333 Guest

    Metallica was king of big guitar sounds. They were the first to make it sound REALLY BIG! They used like 8 marshall 4x12, with various mics and a huge tent cover to enclose the sound. The guitar sound you hear on the black album is clean, crisp and dint require a whole lot of dubbing. I think the best way to do it, is to put a condenser mic somewhere in the room while putting something like the sm57 a little off the cone of the cab...mix the two mics until you get the perfect sound.
  2. Greener

    Greener Guest


  3. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    WOW! 8 Marshall 4X12 boxes and only ONE SM57. Shows ya just how good that mic really is.................... 8)

    You gotta have a pretty big tent for it to sound as big as THAT!!! I wonder if the tent came with clowns? Maybe a barking seal? :!:
  4. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Dint require a whole lot of dubbing?

    What did it require, a whole lot of skiffle?


    What kind of spam is this? The new "Duh - what?" kind???

    Should this be in Encyclopedia Dramatica???
  5. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    No, THEY WEREN'T...
  6. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Black Sabbath?
  7. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    I doubt they were the "first" either, but it's a start...

    I'm kinda leaning towards Cream... The Who, maybe?
  8. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    I mean, is the OP confusing a power chord with a BIG SOUND?

    Or are we talking an actual "big sound"?

    I'm kinda partial to the guitar sound on "Glass Onion" by da Beatles...
  9. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    I'm currently listening to "Ourselves" by 7 Seconds.

    The guitars sound pretty BIG to me.

    I'm pretty sure that I bought it from the record store YEARS before The Black Album was cut...

    Yeah, I'm pretty positive that I'm right on that...

    And, wow, I can hear all the drums on the album as well... Imagine that.
  10. EricUndead

    EricUndead Guest

    This is how I'm used to getting a "Big" Guitar sound:

  11. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    ...How big is the plectrum?
  12. Metallica's big sound came from recording about 30 overdubs of rhythm guitars doing power chords with different panning and eq settings, a favourite technique of producer Bob Rock. Must have been a bugger to mix and not have a huge pile of sludge in the mix.
  13. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    the more guitar u add to something playing the same thing (ie 'leedsquietman' adding thirty overdubs of the same thing panned left and right) would make it sound thinner than fatter.

    Hence it's all about the pre's and since metallica records on top of the line SSL boards or neve consoles, all they have to do is stick am ic on and it should sound sexy.
  14. Music_Junky

    Music_Junky Active Member

    Metallica guitar sound has never sounded big to me i think it's rather thin

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