Effect Pedals: Need one or don’t?
Q: I want to know if I need effect pedals to play metal? I have my own songs. My friend who swears up and down says all metal guitarist use pedals I think that’s bogus and not true. Eddie Van him self said he does not use one. He used to till he learned how to get the sound from the amp and guitar alone. Please put this topic to rest and my friend in his place. Pedals cause too much feed back. My guitar teacher says you don’t need pedals.
A: No, you do not need pedals. I played in a metal band for 8 years. Never used a pedal. Only guitar into amp. Get a good tube amp and enjoy your tone. Great tone is in your pick attack. If that sucks, then no box will make you sound good. I’ll also say that I record bands for a living and NEVER use pedal distortion. I only use them for odd effects and wha wha.