I've been covering In My Head by QOTSA so that i can learn ProTools by "doing"
One of the guitar tones that i cannot seem to emulate is the "sucked" guitar tone of the main riff (starting around 16 seconds in) Queens Of The Stone Age - In My Head - YouTube
I have a Russian Big Muff, a Vox British Bulldog and an FZ5, the Muff seemed to nail the distortion.
Its also not that its just palm muted - i tried that and came fairly close - but still lacking that sound - it still sounds too "open" no matter how far i mute it. Its like there is something else in the sound that i just don't know about.
I tried limiting, compressing, all the presets to see if i could come close, i felt like the limiter had a positive effect but still not good enough.
For my own learning i'd just like to know what it is (if its even that simple...)
I'm fairly inexperienced - so apologies if this is a stupid question/impossible to reproduce.