#1
Hey guys. Once I sell my BOSS ME-20, one of the pedals I need to get is a pedal for metal distortion.

I do not play metal with my band, I only play it for fun when I am practicing, I might do some covers of metal songs for youtube, and I basically just want one.

I have two choices.

Choice one is a Metal Muff. I have heard good things about these, and I know from UG that it will do the job well.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ElectroHarmonix-Metal-Muff-with-Top-Boost?sku=153339

My second choice is the Krank Distortus Maximus.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Krank-Distortus-Maximus-Distortion-Pedal?sku=157600

You see, I am a fan of Dethklok/Brendan Small, and I think that his distortion is awesome. I know he uses Krank amps, and there is a Krank Distortion pedal that I found on Musicians Friend. Would this pedal give me a good Dethklok-like distortion?

Remember, I don't want the exact tone, but I do want a distortion that is similar.

Basically, I just want a good metal pedal, and I have these two choices.
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#2
I haven't tried the Metal Muff, so I can't comment.

The Krank sounded like crap when I tried it, I was really disappointed. It sounded mushy, weak and like the clean tone was bleeding through, over the distortion.
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#3
New Amp First !!!!
the muff is only great for trashy stuff and some modern stuff but for brutal metal i suggest looking at Damage Control Demonizer pedal IF you have $300
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#4
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New Amp First !!!!

Shut up.

Please don't get into a discussion about my amp. I like mine, so thats fine, okay?

Pretend I have a $2000 amp (even though I don't) and just talk about the PEDALS.
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#5
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Please don't get into a discussion about my amp. I like mine, so thats fine, okay?

Then why do you need a distortion pedal?


I'd go with the Metal Muff. Neither one are going to make that amp sound too great, but at least the Metal Muff is generally thought of as a good pedal. I've not tried the Krank pedal though, but I really wouldn't be willing to gamble on it if I can't try it first.
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#6
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Shut up.

Please don't get into a discussion about my amp. I like mine, so thats fine, okay?


Even though MG's have a notorious reputation for sounding like ****.

Anythig other than a MEtal Zone, I'll tell you that.
#8
New amp. I don't care if you don't want to hear it, you should get a new amp.
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#9
Metal Muff.

I have a similar amp (the Marshall Lead 12 Mini-stack) which is pretty much your amp's ancestor and I can get some pretty wicked tones with the Metal Muff.
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#10
Been checking out the demo disc that elctro harmonix sent with my Bass Big Muff, which arrived today, and I have to say that the Metal Muff demo looks awesome!!!! Seriously, its pretty versatile and will get endless use, and it sounded amazing! I'd get one in a flash if i were a guitarist rather than a bassist.
#11
I will go with the Metal Muff.

As for my amp, as soon as I buy my recording setup, you will hear it. I made this amp sound good. After tinkering with EQ and my OS-2's controls, I have a good tone on it, modeled after NOFX's tone, that sounds great for the punk music I play with my band.

I don't play metal seriously, so I just want something to get by for things.

I did wish I bought a B-52 which is tube and is the same price, but hey, my MG is still good, I will keep it.

You people will hear my sound, probably in about 2 months from now.
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#12
You will not get a good sound from the pedal into a crappy solid state amp

But hey, enjoy believing that you have killer br00t4l tone while in reality you are raping peoples ears, whatever floats your boat.

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#13
tmfiore

just get a new amp even if you play around with your MG and add a few pedals it will still sound bad.
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#14
I bought a Metal Muff personally and I hated it. I ran it through my Randall RG50TC and it sounded pretty bad. The amps distortion just sounds a lot more natural and has a lot more sustain. I bought the distortion because I wanted something with more gain and sustain for soloing and stuf... I was greatly dissapointed with the Metal Muff.
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tmfiore

just get a new amp even if you play around with your MG and add a few pedals it will still sound bad.



oh just wait.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uH5rP159UI&feature=related

this guy is using an MG.

Watch
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#16
imo, unless your using a tube amp, distortion/od pedals on their own are a complete fail. if uve got a low end amp, id suggest getting a better multi fx processor. possibly zoom? just judging from experience, ive played alot of pedals and a few amps, and from my point of view thatd be your best option.

unless you wanna fork out a bit more money and buy a better amp.
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oh just wait.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uH5rP159UI&feature=related

this guy is using an MG.

Watch




was that supposed to be good tone?

i mean the playing was good but his tone was nothing close to spectacular, even for youtube
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