Rocksmith Releases it’s first “Gear Pack” and it’s Heavy!

For those of you that don’t check the Xbox Live Marketplace at 5 AM every Tuesday we thought we’d let you know that Rocksmith has released it’s first (we assume of many) DLC Gear Packs. This one is focused on Heavy Metal and features the following:

  • The RSMP-12: A Custom high-gain amp and extended bass response 4×12 cabinet
  • The Caverb: a “cavernous” reverb pedal
  • The SicSicSicS: A Solo boost pedal
  • The Scooped: An active parametric EQ pedal

“Heavy Metal – Gear Pack” – XBL Download Link – 400 MSP  PSN Download Link ($5.00)

Rocksmith-Matt had this to say about the DLC release:

“Just to quickly clarify information, this gear pack is not only tones, but new gear. an amp, and 2 pedals. Since existing gear was only based on the on disc songs, if you want to focus on making a more metal-y tone, you’re going to want this gear pack.

There are 3 authentic tones that utilize the gear included .

Also, this gear pack is not replacing regular song DLC” (Ubisoft Forums)

UPDATE: Rocksmith-Matt had some more info to add regarding the pack and a supplemental video to be posted later on:

Metal Pack – Cavernous Lead: Ludicrous lead sound with tons of verb and delay.
Metal Pack – Grind U.S.A.: Dry, buzzy thrash tone. Based on a west coast high-gain amplifier.
Metal Pack – Showcase: A tone showing all the metal-pack gear.

Also, there shortly will be a video explaining how to create some of your own tones with the new gear, the 3 examples are:

80’s Shred tone:

AMP: RSMP-12

  • Gain: 89
  • Lo: 70
  • Mid: 60
  • Hi: 69
  • Presence: 77
  • Voicing: US

Cabinet: RSMP-12 4×12
Loop Pedal: Scooped

  • Lo: 1
  • Mid: -5
  • Mid-Frequency: 31
  • Hi: 4.5


Classic Heavy Metal Lead Tone:

AMP: RSMP-12

  • Gain: 88
  • Lo: 90
  • Mid: 70
  • Hi: 85
  • Presence: 60
  • Voicing: UK

Cabinet: RSMP-12 4×12
Pre Pedal: SicSicSic

  • Gain: 68
  • Boost/Distortion: 0

Loop Pedal: Caverb

  • Size: 93
  • Decay: 74
  • Early Reflections: 50
  • Tone: 30
  • Mix:44

Post Pedal: Scooped

  • Lo: 1
  • Mid: -5
  • Mid-Frequency: 31
  • Hi: 4.5


Modern High Gain West Coast Tone:

AMP: RSMP-12

  • Gain: 92
  • Lo: 90
  • Mid: 70
  • Hi: 68
  • Presence: 75
  • Voicing: US

Cabinet: RSMP-12 4×12
Post Pedal: Scooped

  • Lo: 1
  • Mid: -5
  • Mid-Frequency: 31
  • Hi: 4.5

Does “SicSicSic” hint at Slipknot on the way? Or perhaps some Queens of The Stone Age DLC?

Let the speculation begin!

….Wait does “Cavern” hint at Phish?!

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why no ps3?

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Ha, I wish. Phish would be insanely awesome.

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If I can't get Roses Are Free from Ween i'll settle for Roses Are Free from Phish 🙁

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Phish!