Posted in technique because I believe this is a double sided technical question…both about picking technique but also mainly to me about sound.
Don’t know how many of you have heard barstool warrior by dream theatre or Roman sky by avenged sevenfold, but I am trying to clean up my technique as well as my distortion in order to provide the same sound for a performance next weekend. I need it to be thick and distorted, but clear and to ring over the rest of the band but also blend well in the mix…
My question on the sound side is…what kind of distortion pedals or effects are these guys using to make that fat, powerful sounding but clear tone on their high solos? Compression maybe or heavy mosfet distortion? I have a small cabinet with 2 Peavey valveking 12s in it and a very powerful solid state head. Yes…I hate solid state I know but it’s a monster amp and very loud and clear.
I can’t seem to figure out what kind of distortion pedals or compression pedal to use to make the guitar cut through like that? Help please.
The technique question was if anyone in the state of Texas was familiar with pickslanting…I’ve watched the videos and also done many exercises, but I always learned classical guitar best at school from a professor because I could watch and get a feeling up close for what they’re doing. Reading and watching videos has helped some but I need up close for whatever reason.
Thanks for reading the long post lol rock on