How to Djent?

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  1. vontetzianos

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    It doesn't really bother me that much hearing the word 'djent'. The only thing I associate with it is a very tight, bright, clear open guitar sound and not a whole style of music. I just associate the tone of the instrument when I hear 'djent'.
     
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    It hailed here yesterday and I have at least 10 djents all over my car.
     
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    Fixed.:djent:
     
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    I second that.
     
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    Hey guys have you heard my cover of sublevels by meshuggah?

    Here it is:

    Djent Djent Djent.... D,Djent Djent......... Djent Djent Djent... D,Djent Djent

    Edited because its actually sublevels not soul burn.
     
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    haha beat me to it :lol:
     
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    sevenstring.org's first meme?
     
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    scottro202 I'm walkin' here!!!

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    o god, the horror!!! THE HORROR!!!! :scream: :scream:
     
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    UUUmmmmm.....well lets see here.....how to properly djent? OH! I know.....DONT!!!!
    It has now become about as trendy as fucking Nu-metal did. I can appreciate the subdivisions, but god it is getting old. Every single band seems to be heading down the same path. I guess its just the nature of things though.
     
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    Na, I think the whole Bacon and Toblerone thing came close to being it's first meme.

    Djent is just guitar tone that a ton of people (Including myself. :ugh:) are associating with a genre, when it isn't really a new genre at all. It is not even particularly fair to call it djent metal when it really goes something along the lines of:

    Djent Dja Djent Djent Djent WiddlyWiddly Widdly Chang Chong Djent~

    :lol:
     
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    I know this "djent" stuff came from Meshuggah and the Mesh forum but when exactly did it become the thing to do? And does anyone think it's a bit ironic that the band synonymous with djent (Periphery imo) doesn't have their own album out yet while a bunch of other are turning it into a fad?

    Hurry up periphery :squint:

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    Bound will keep doing normal palm mute chugging in the style of testament. He will leave djenting to you youngins
     
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    CynicEidolon And still he waits..

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    The OP only wanted to "know how to djent?" as in tips on how to get a djenty sound on his guitar. He didn't ask whether you like djent or not, or if you like the work djent even. So stick to the OP and its pretty simple if you don't like it, don't post! This thread is not for you. There are no need for these petty slanging HC style primary school posts putting the OP down, different strokes for different folks eh?

    /end rant

    To the OP I love meshuggah and DJENT style guitar work:

    My advice:

    As little gain as possible. (i have mine at about 2 o'clock)
    A very good noise gate.
    A fair amount of mids (between say 12 and 4 o'clock depending on taste.)

    I use a line 6 vetta II HD and I think that modeling gear is great because the digital interface allows you to get very tight tone with plenty of post eq options. Post eq is a big part of my djenty tone and playing with lo and hi pass filters are very important.

    Also palm muting slightly further toward the neck from the bridge (say 1 or two cm) tightens up your tone considerably.

    Hope that helps a bit..........
     
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    Learn to DJ, then yell "ENT!!!!!" at the top of your lungs over whatever it is you're playing.
     
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