Where does the heavy chug of a palm mute come from? Amp? Pickup? Guitar? All of the above? What kind of frequency range are those tight chugs you hear in metal music? I ask because I wonder why some amps are better at it than others. I'm guessing it's mostly to do with the amp itself, but wondering if it was also in interacting with other parts of the chain. Now, I'm not exactly a "Djent" person but I do like me a heavy palm mute; alas my Vox Lil Night Train (probably not enough gain) and Vox Valvetronix are leaving me feeling cold. My Vox Amplug Metal does it brilliantly, as did my old Peavey Blazer 158 but my POD 2.0 is even worse than the Valvetronix. After doing a small cabinet mod for the LNT by adding felt and poly-filling inside I've noticed my palm mutes getting heavier, even with its quite moderate gain level. This made me wonder whether it can be EQ'd back in? Pedals to add gain don't help. I miss the way my Peavey made the floor shake on low volume just because my mutes were so heavy!I tried changing my technique and the position of my mutes for the Valvetronix, but they just don't have that punch. Any info is appreciated!