Been lurking around for some time, be a good time now to ruin it with my first post, so here it is First of all, many thanks to a lot of folks here for their very informative posts & insights, good on youse. Midlife crisis, back into playing after ~26-28years, but it's good fun, something I've been missing all along. Experimenting with sounds using the collection of gear I've got at the moment, I found it really heartening I could get some VERY good tone from the fullbore metal, vastly different from the hated can of bees sound one usually gets from it. The chain is: Superstrat with Seymour Duncan Custom Custom (Alnico 2, very musical pickup!) -> Boss NS2 -> Maxon OD-9 AnalogMan -> Fullbore -> DSL40CR OD1. Both Maxon and MXR used as boosts. Also using BOSS GE7 in the effects loop to cut a bit of bass and bump the high mids slightly. Sounds very, very brutal, yet very tight for riffs with the OD1 gain set to 1 o'clock and the volume at 3 o'clock respectively and the master really low for bedroom playing. At higher volumes rolling back the gain is probably a good idea. Attached 2 photos with the pedals & amp settings. Very early '90s metal sound, Pantera like, without the piercing highs. My tinnitus affected ears like it, YMMV. All the best.