Cool group thanks for the add. Metallica is THE reason I picked up playing guitar as a teen. ESP has been my dream guitar company since I started playing at age 13.
What gear is everyone using with their ESP guitars to get their Metallica tones? I just recently added the AX8 and my jaw dropped at the tone it is capable of. EXACT album quality capability. I was mainly curious what most are using?
My main rig is as follows: Digitech Whammy 5th Gen -> Ernie Ball VP Junior Volume Pedal -> Dunlop KH-95 Wah-> Line 6 FM4 -> Line 6 DM4-> Line 6 MM4 -> Line 6 DL4 -> TC Electronic Ditto Looper -> Mesa Road King II 2x12 combo. I would have probably put the Whammy after the wah but had no room left on my pedalboard so it sits outside and also because I use it on my portable rig as well.
Yes!! 100% agree. I was introduced to Metallica by the "One" video on MTV. When I saw it I bought the Justice album. I was already blown away by "One" but the rest hooked me for life. Especially the "To Live Is To Die" I had never heard an instrumental on guitar at that point. Heavy. Moving. Magical. Still my favorite Metallica tune.