Everywhere you look on mixing tutorials they say "turn down the gain on metal guitars"
And I've been trying to follow that advice for a long time now and maybe that's the reason why my guitar tone sounds weak and stupid!?
Low gain... sounds weak? This is how I have usually dialed my gain the last few years
Higher gain... sounds more full and satisfying! This is maybe how I SHOULD HAVE dialed it... The "sustained chord" definitely sounds better too.
A good example here!
Live version. Very little gain, and it sounds weak and stupid:
Studio version, quite a lot of gain and almost no transients, and it sounds great:
If we check out for example this as well:
TONS of gain and it sounds absolutely massive!
Is this "TURN DOWN THE GAIN" some thing mainly for all these more modern extremely downtuned bands?: