How to get avenged sevenfolds tone?

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  • #978
    Tom Chambers
    Tom Chambers
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    I’ve been trying for some time to get it right but can’t find it, especially for songs like nightmere and afterlife. What pedals, amps ext… do you use and settings?

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    #980
    Tomas Vicente Ramos
    Tomas Vicente Ramos
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    Hey mate!, the tone of a guitar in general depends pretty much in a bunch of stuff, like Neck construction, the amp and the effects, bridge, etc
    but you can get close to the tone of A7X, i’ve been playing with this settings in my amp and i feel is close
    Bass:8

    mid:3

    Treble:10

    Gain: 8 or 9

    #1166
    Laís Muniz
    Laís Muniz
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    I made a guitar rig preset that sounds similar. Hit me up if you want it.

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    #1419
    Michael Cheek
    Michael Cheek
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    I just downloaded the Tonebridge app today and it has some amazing tones on there based around specific songs. Many A7X songs on there as well. If you the ability to play your guitar through an iPhone/iPad it’s something fun to jam along with

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    #2871
    Georgi Angelov
    Georgi Angelov
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    As many other players will tell, it depends on the guitar, amp, effects etc. I’m using the EHX-Metal Muff and Silencer through a Crate 120w head and Peavey Cab with the EQ on the Metall Muff all flat except the Distortion that is at about 7. The Amp EQ is: Gain-7 Bass-2 Midds-5 Treble-10 with a bit of Reverb & Delay. For the older metalcore stuff just crank up the Treble. I’m using a Cort EVL-4 and Ibanez DR170 and I’m getting pretty close to it. Just play around, use your ears and have fun 🙂

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    #2877
    Flip Twogood
    Flip Twogood
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    Have you heard of the fractal axe fx??? That’s what syn uses for his effects and soon to be his amp. It’s amazing. That’s what I use for my live rig and recording.

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    #2921
    Christopher Lonski
    Christopher Lonski
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    Tom, what gear do you currently use? All amps and pedals sound a bit different and need to be EQ’d a little differently to get a similar sound. Also, the gear that Synyster uses is somewhat high end and expensive, but that being said, he still sounds like Synyster Gates regardless of what he’s playing through. You’ll hear this A LOT through out your guitar journey and its 100% true- you get MOST of your tone and sound from your HANDS. Its the way you bend your notes, the amount of force and dynamics you use in your pick, how heavily you palm mute, how tight your rhythm is. I would mostly focus on how YOU sound and not so much your gear first. But ya know, a nice new amp or guitar never hurts : )

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    #2927
    Christopher Lonski
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    Here’s a short little video I just did. Notice how the sound changes when I moved my picking hand further up the strings and back down? Where you mute your strings makes a difference, how hard you pick makes a difference. I like to mute my strings really heavily and then pick really hard and it gets the tight percussive sound. Its great for chunky metal riffs! But yeah, just notice the changes in looseness and tightness in the sound. That’s all being done with my hands and it makes a HuGE difference.

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    Anonymous

    Look at my post

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    #2944
    Jacob Derington
    Jacob Derington
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    Christopher Lonski just said what i was about to say. I spent way to much money and time messing around with different pedals, amps, strings, picks, etc. until one day I saw some video of Syn playing on some completely random equipment and he still sounded like Syn. So I started working harder on how I play and actually started to turn the gain down more and more. You will soon realize that to much gain can be a bad thing sometimes. Don’t get me wrong, gain is good. But like everything else, it has its place. Play around with your hand placement and how you hold your pick. I used to hold my pick at a weird angle that made the plucking not so crisp, it was diagonal to the string, instead of landing flat on the string. Anyways, details only you can work out until you find the tone you like to make with your hands.

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    #3041
    Truman Young
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    I used to use a tube amp that had 6L6 tubes. Now I use an EVH EL34 with EL34 tubes. I was amazed at how much better A7X songs sounded on my new amp. Now when I play songs from City of Evil it sounds very close to the record. Sounds super cool. If I had a Schecter guitar it would probably be identical.

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    #4246
    Michetei Mihnea
    Michetei Mihnea
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    I’m using the amp matching feature in Bias Amp to replicate Synyster’s Bogner. The results are pretty much insane. I’ll upload soon some A7x riffs and also some tips and tricks. 😉
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/hhk2q1j5r8non8g/nujjjjjj.mp3?dl=0
    Some solos I’ve recorded with Bias Amp

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    #4274
    Richard O'connor
    Richard O’connor
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    @christopher lonski. Where do you get one of those straps you have at the top of your guitar from to mute the strings? can you get them from amazon?

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    #4282
    Christopher Lonski
    Christopher Lonski
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    Yes! Thats exactly where I got mine. They are great for recording and reducing string noise, or for tapping to make sure other strings are ringing out when you dont want them to.

    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=gruv+wraps

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    #4283
    Richard O'connor
    Richard O’connor
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    @christopher lonski… thanks mate

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