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  23.01.2012 at 00:48
One thing that I enjoy most about metal music is the tone and overall sound of electric guitars. I particularly enjoy the sound of Hail Of Bullets and if there ever was a seemingly perfect tone, tuning, and overall sound for their kind of music or genre that is it.

Hail Of Bullets is just one band that produces that grinding, buzzsaw type of guitar sound. Others I can think of include Dismember, Graveyard, and Demonical, just to name a few. You know it when you hear it.

My questions are thus:

How do they get such an incredible amount of sustain? It seems that when a note or chord is played it doesn't lose ANY volume or power...forever! A note can seemingly be held indefinitely without any attenuation. What is used to achieve that element of their guitar sound/production?

Other than active pickups, which I use (EMGs), and some effects to change tone, etc., I still can't put my finger on what they do to keep that guitar alive and full for so damn long. I'd love some thoughts and ideas about how this is done. Thanks in advance.

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  28.02.2012 at 07:25
Here's a good example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdL-wNwXPCg

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  28.02.2012 at 20:01
Written by Necrox on 28.02.2012 at 07:25

Here's a good example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdL-wNwXPCg

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  06.03.2012 at 01:46
EMGs are a big part.

They probably play with a thru-neck guitar and a heavy solid guitar, that really helps add monster sustain. The biggest thing is high gain amps. The more gain you push, the longer a note will hold or a chord.

For death, black, or goregrind, I play through a Marshall JCM 800. I can hold notes for days when I am cranking the gain.
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