Meticus Maybe there is also room for improvement
Heh, always is. That's likely why we music - guitar, bagpipes, etc...these are not natural instruments.
Natural meaning we actually have to sit and learn thew basics - most people can whistle, hum, sing, bang some drums but for the rest - you gotta sit n sweat.
Dialing in a chuggy guitar sound is half setup and half technique (imho), where the palm mutes, how much it mutes and how much effort you pick with is pretty important to what kinda muted 'chuggy-chug' sound you'll get it. It's mostly to taste...
I grew up on Metallica/Slayer/Pantera/Carcass so I crank the bass, treble and gain , cut the mids and then really lay into the strings with my picking hand (while muting just in front of the bridge saddles - the harder I pick the more I mute). Also the fretting hand does act like a noise gate - if I want more staccato mutes, I have to use the fretting hand to mute (like a bass player does when slapping - it's the same concept)
Meticus probably well prepared for the current competition
Ummmm....not sure about that. Perhaps, yes? But I do have a shuffle (12/8) in the bank. It's as natural as a 4/4 for me....I do believe my very first ever challenge entry was a shuffle (unintentionally, I only realized when composing for this challenge)
Cool, look forward to the entry!