Ibanez Meshuggah Thread (M8M/M80M)

Discussion in 'Extended Range Guitars' started by Adrian-XI, Jul 4, 2013.

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  1. DeathChord

    DeathChord FTW

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    Cool, I didn't think I was alone in my search for the right mix. Do they come as a complete set or did you mix and match?
     
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    I buy 80 as cheap as i can but make sure it's nickel wrapped as the guitar has nickel frets. Then ernie ball 58 and 40 then I use the top 5 of d addario 8's.
     
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    I tune F Bb Eb Ab Db Gb bb eb

    I'm yet to try a new gauge. Australian consumers have no single string options available that aren't from overseas and extortionately priced.

    9 to 80 is looking right, but the Ernie Ball 80 I tried began to unwind before I reached pitch.
     
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    MF_Kitten Set up us the bomb

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    For a tone true to Meshuggah's actual settings however, you need A LOT OF GAIN! :lol:

    Seriously, Meshuggah uses SO MUCH GAIN!
     
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    Not from my experience.

    I have sat at my DAW with a Meshuggah track running so I can A/B my tone with the album track. Not much more than 50% gain.

    Their 90s albums did have more gain to the tone, but from Nothing onwards, when they began using 8 strings, they used very little :cool:

    Plus I find their tones from the 90s excruciatingly harsh to the ear :eek:
     
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    Their gain is usually around noon, as an example on Fred's old Vetta Big Bottom rhythm patch the Drive is set at 11.5 (oclock) just shy of noon.

    Well, I guess this would be the perfect time and place to plug this, right? ;)

    IBANEZ M8M / M80M REGISTRY | AVH Guitar Repair
     
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    Here it sounds like theyre using a ton of gain, but when you go through the settings you see that its not as much as it sounds. then again this is the satan so maybe a moderate amount of gain (as far as the knobs go) may still be a decent amount of gain to a normal amp with the same knobs dialed in.

    Man that is a monster tone. I usually stand by AxeFx but I cannot dial in THAT agressive and clear tone as hard as i try. I like my tone more than most amps, but man that satan is just a tone monster.
     
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    on the axe fx2, i run a 808 into the modern II amp model with gain on 0.40 (less than 1 out of 10) and thats more than enough. i find cutting the bass and boosting mids on the screamer helps.
     
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    ALLEN!!!

    There is no one else on this forum who is more qualified to instruct us on all things m8m, m80m and Meshuggah :hbang:
     
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    thanks, yeah i've been playing about with it and got some decent results.

    To echo what MF_Kitten said above meshuggah are on record saying they use A LOT of gain but that its not really been discussed recently so it may just have applied to the old 7 string days.

    I've got a tone that is insanely punchy using the FAS modern and FAS Bass amp models both at the same time into 1 cab.

    and also one that is just the 5153 blue channel with an OD and quite a bit of gain into 1 cab. I reckon I like this one more. Im working on obzen at the moment so once I get that nailed I will record it with both and see which is better.
     
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    what?! the tone on None is pure thrash metal destruction, absolutly amazing!
     
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    I could not agree with you more!
    :deathm:
     
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    Went back to compare as I haven't listened to None for a while. The guitar tone is still a little too trebbly for my taste:flame:But deffo cool songs. :yesway:

    obZen has their best tone to date IMO. Koloss is a little too boxy with the mids. Song writing wise I recon these guys have improved with age. And I've only been a fan for less than a year :lol:
     
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    Chaosphere is.
     
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    Tone or songwriting?
     
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    I don't have anything to add, but I just thought it was funny that you would post that video right under Allen's post (the guy playing in the video). :lol:
     
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    Meant it as Chaosphere is Meshuggah for me. The tone is a little bright but in a grinding raw kind of way. I haven't given it much chance but the low gain newer stuff just hasn't really grown on me.
     
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    For me the tone and writing on Koloss really brought them to a new level.
    Do not look down & Break those bones but over all the whole CD is fantastic,
    :deathm:
     
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    Those are good, call me crazy but I feel they should be 5 or 10 bpm faster haha!
     
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    Normally I would totally agree with you on that but for some reason I think it's the tension those songs build that grabs me. Swarm on the other hand is how I really like it.
     

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