James hetfield with Mark V

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James hetfield with Mark V

Post by liquidchris » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:00 am


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Re: James hetfield with Mark V

Post by satch4u3 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:56 am

Very cool. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: James hetfield with Mark V

Post by screamingdaisy » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:55 pm

Not what I expected, but pretty good. I dialled them into my amp and it's Hetfield for sure.

The master volume settings seem really off and I suspect those weren't set where he usually has them. The lower gain setting on channel 3 works great at high volumes.

It's amazing how hard it is to see those little switches in pictures...

I'm fairly certain that channel 2 is a lead tone. It reminds me a lot of playing through a Fuzz Face. It's thick and smooth without too much distortion, which suits James' lead style. Edge w/ the preset EQ in the position shown in the picture. Crunch also works, but it's a little more screaming and edgy... more Hammett than Hetfield.

Channel 3 is really cool. He's got it really crunchy yet also articulate. When I first looked at the pictures and saw the treble/presence settings I thought I was going to be drilling a hole through my eardrums but the results were surprisingly warm. When I play through these settings I get the distinct feeling that he was trying to make the Mark a little more Recto-ish in it's response. He seems to have slowed the amp down by pouring on all that bass yet kept things articulate by backing down the gain.

On Triode both the IIC+ and IV modes work really well. The IIC+ mode is a little dryer while IV is a little more lively. Both are crunchy.

On Pentode IIC+ seems way too dry while IV is giving me the right vibe for Metallica.

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Re: James hetfield with Mark V

Post by barryswanson » Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:12 am

Since Monty Jays web site is no longer I think it's important that the following settings should be salvaged.

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I have been playing with these settings with an ESP MX250 with a Het Set and cobalt Ernie Ball strings. Also with fx/solo/mute/output switch bypassed and in triode mode. Sounds very Hetfield like. :twisted:

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Re: James hetfield with Mark V

Post by barryswanson » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:07 pm

I’ve finally worked it out. If you dial up those settings on Crunch mode and blend it with a Diezel VH4 on channel 3 with the well documented settings he use for that you nail his tone. It does this weird phase thing like they’re only 20 degrees out of phase or something and it sounds unreal!

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Re: James hetfield with Mark V

Post by mace » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:34 am

I can't get that photo link to work. Could you please repost or type out the settings? Thanks
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Re: James hetfield with Mark V

Post by CantrellAiC » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:18 pm

https://www.youtube(dot)com/watch?v=61dWDizJ4Kc

6:55 5:25!

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Re: James hetfield with Mark V

Post by barryswanson » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:06 pm

mace wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:34 am
I can't get that photo link to work. Could you please repost or type out the settings? Thanks
I’m on holidays at the moment when I get home I’ll find them and post them. I know I saved them on my computer somewhere.

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Re: James hetfield with Mark V

Post by mace » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:53 pm

Thanks, man
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Re: James hetfield with Mark V

Post by barryswanson » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:56 pm

Very late but as promised. I saved these off the old Monty Jay site.

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Re: James hetfield with Mark V

Post by mace » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:13 am

Thanks much. Not the settings I use, no wonder I don't sound like Hetfield! Wonder what era he had that long hair in the last photo?... :mrgreen:
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Re: James hetfield with Mark V

Post by jdgebha » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:23 am

Hes got dat bass knob on channel 3 kinda dimed out. My mark sounds flubby if i go that high.

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Re: James hetfield with Mark V

Post by barryswanson » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:41 pm

Yeah but he has the gain wound back. Gain adds bass on a Mark amp. He could have also been using EL34's

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