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TONE NAME: MasterofPuppets

  • Created with: POD Go
  • Author:
  • Song:
    Master of Puppets (played live)
  • Band:
  • Guitarist:
    James Hetfield + Kirk Hammett
  • Date: 6/28/20
  • Downloads: 3300
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  • Comments:
    Snapshot 1 = Main distorted rhythm Snapshot 2 = Clean Bridge Snapshot 3 = Harmony solo Snapshot 4 = Main solo. I designed this patch to be used with the FX return of your amp, hence why the cab block is switched off, however you could turn it on again if you liked. The distorted sound uses a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier, boosted with a Klon pedal. I went more for their live tone than the tone off the album. Ideally the clean would be using a Roland Jazz Chorus amp as James uses, but as this patch uses snapshots I could only use one amp – hence the clean is a little hot – gotta love the Mesa amp though! If the sound is a little bright for your tastes lowering the presence and treble control on the amp should do the trick. Master of Puppets has recently been voted the fan's best song - what a song it is!

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