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Best metal for playing metal?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by JacksonAerodyne, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. JacksonAerodyne


    Aug 13, 2011
    Boise, ID
    I'm partial to Iron but will also use Steel. Gold and Silver are just too soft for me.
  2. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    Mercury. Poisonous and melts like panties when my playing heats up.
  3. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
  4. klejst


    Oct 5, 2010
  5. 251


    Oct 6, 2006
    Metro Boston MA
    1 - Antimony - when things get hot it puddles.

    2 - Mellot's Metal - for those times when you know it will get really hot.
  6. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Metallic Sodium gets my vote.
  7. Wrilley


    Jan 2, 2012
    Detroit, MI USA
    Cast iron for classic metal
    Lead for old drudge/doom metal
    Stainless for Christian metal
    Osmium for extreme metal
    Titanium for nu metal

    Oh, and plutonium if you're signed to Nuclear Blast Records =)
  8. Buxtehude


    Jan 5, 2011
  9. Unobtanium.
  10. BassBrass


    Jul 6, 2009
    Boston MA
    I would say Molybdenum. Always liked that word. Maybe because it has the letters b & d next to each other which is unusual. In getting that spelling I just learned it's necessary for life...At least 50 molybdenum-containing enzymes are now known in bacteria and animals ... the bacterial and cyanobacterial enzymes are involved in nitrogen fixation.
  11. wrench45us


    Aug 26, 2011
    chromium molybdenum alloy steel
    commonly known as Chrome Moly
  12. Adamantium, if you really want to cut through.

    (Waiting for someone in the forum to admit to reading comics)
  13. JMimbs


    Jan 5, 2012
    Central Florida
    Comics, not really. Gaming, yes.

    My question would be, is Mithral better for speed metal?

  14. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Mithral is way too light for heavy music.
  15. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    I'm a fan of magnesium, if for no other reason than it looks cool as hell while burning.
  16. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    Wonderflonium. Yeah, it gets bounced but that's just how I roll.
  17. JacksonAerodyne


    Aug 13, 2011
    Boise, ID
    I love how this kinda took off. I didn't expect more than people to glance at it, chuckle and leave.
  18. Clef_de_fa

    Clef_de_fa Guest

    Dec 25, 2011
    Imagine magnesium strings ... with it start to burst for playing too fast !!!
  19. Wrilley


    Jan 2, 2012
    Detroit, MI USA
    Doesn't magnesium burn when it hits water? Best not sweat while shredding that bass solo or it will be literally face-melting. :eek:
  20. Vibranium.

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