#1
The band rooms that I rent have the Peavey Blues Classic, Fender Super Reverb and Randall RX120R (solid state, distortion channel BROKEN ). Basically, none of the amps have distortion of any sort. The owner of the studios let me borrow his effects board so I could have some distortion, but he won't keep lending it to me and I need to buy my own distortion pedal.

so THEN, keeping in mind I am trying to get a Metallica, 80's metal sort of distortion (and modern metal dist. would be nice too), what would be a good pedal for me?

I have already checked out some pedals at the store and I've so far found a few possibilities:
1. EHX Metal Muff Top Boost
2. Boss MT-2 Metal Zone


Budget: 100 USD, preferably around 80-90.

thanks
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#2
Well I know in the early days Metallica used a ProCo Rat and a Boss DF-2.

I personally would stay away from the MT-2. The Metal Muff is one of the best distortion pedals for metal that you're gonna get in your budget.
#3
Go for the Metal Muff, but as Metal Will said a Rat would serve you well.
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#4
Are those ProCo Rats still for sale? (i prefer not to buy used)

If not I think I'll start saving up for the metal muff.
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#5
Digitech Hardwire TL-2, it's msrp 99.00 and is a good metal pedal. Out of what you listed, I prefer the Metal Muff, but not the top boost one.
#6
Quote by HellBoy9393
Are those ProCo Rats still for sale? (i prefer not to buy used)

If not I think I'll start saving up for the metal muff.


There are re-issue pedals. I've never tried one but I'm guessing that they aren't as good as the originals - RI's never really match par with their original counterparts.
#7
boss mt-2 metal zone wasnt really made for metallica its more for a detuned guitar but you can get a metallica sound if you set it right. its a kick ass pedal btw
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#8
Good to know guys.

How's the Ibanez TS9? I've heard a lot about it..

EDIT: nvm about the ts9, just figured it's an overdrive, not a high gain dist.
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#10
Quote by higgins666
I'm not sure about the US price, but you might want to look into Blackstar pedals, they're good, try the HT-Dist or HT-DistX (a higher gain version)


Yeah I looked at those before, but it's way out of my budget ($179 on MF)
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#11
Save some more $$$ and Look at the Keeley MT-2..............Sweet Pedal!!
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#12
I've got a Digitech TL-2, which I love. It can sound a bit digital if you're not careful with the settings. My best mate's got a Boss MT-2, which doesn't sound digital and is a lot easier to set up nicely, but is less versatile. Both are friggin' great pedals. Can't say much about Metal Muffs and such since I've never had the privilege to try them out.
#13
+1 for the Metal Muff and ProCo Rat. (But the vintage Rat is going to cost you).

I would try a bunch, I played a Danelectro Dist Pedal at the music shop one day, its not THAT bad, good for ballers on a budget.

Digitech Dist Factory is relativly cheap, so is the hot head, grunge pedal, death metal, and god knows what else. Digitech gets a bad rap sometimes. But if your looking for a cheap pedal that will shore things up for now, they are the way to go
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#15
TL-2

check the demos.
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#16
Quote by HellBoy9393
Are those ProCo Rats still for sale? (i prefer not to buy used)

If not I think I'll start saving up for the metal muff.


As well as a reissue of the original, there are new variants; Turbo Rat, You Dirty Rat aaaaand maybe one other. Then there's the Duecetone Rat, which is freakin' cool. I have a reissue Rat and it's pretty good, but sometimes I need to throw big bags of Mids and Bass at it to fatten it up a bit.
#17
The Metal Muff and i personally love my Boss Metal Core

oh digitech hardwire metal pedal is really nice to
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#18
Check out the digitech df7 distortion factory. It has a metal zone model on it that sounds at better than the actual metal zone. I have a perfect metallica kill em all/ride the lightning sound.
#19
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The Metal Muff and i personally love my Boss Metal Core

oh digitech hardwire metal pedal is really nice to

I like the metalcore too. I would never use it to gig or record but it is great for practice.
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#22
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Keeley MT-2 IMO.

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#23
How is the EHX Micro Metal Muff?
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#24
TL-2 > Metal Muff.

But just to be sure, go and try out all of the pedals in your price range and decide for yourself.
#25
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How is the EHX Micro Metal Muff?


the same thing: a one trick pony but with even less features.
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#26
Go to Telford Tom Lee and check out their metal pedals there? Get it quick while the summer sale is here mate.
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#27
Quote by wair138
Go to Telford Tom Lee and check out their metal pedals there? Get it quick while the summer sale is here mate.


Oh shiiiizle I haven't been to Tom Lee in a while.

Do they have the summer sale in the TST branch too? And I'm surprised you're still in HK .

all their sales are 15% off if i remember correctly.
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#28
Hardwire TL--2 or Keeley MT-2

but seriously, through an Ibanez Toneblaster, no distortion pedal will sound awesome. I think you should save up for a new amp.

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#29
Quote by jc349
Hardwire TL--2 or Keeley MT-2

but seriously, through an Ibanez Toneblaster, no distortion pedal will sound awesome. I think you should save up for a new amp.


Read original post. I said this distortion pedal is for the amps in my rented band room-

the peavey blues classic, Fender Super Reverb 4x12 a Randall RX120 SS, which are all decent amps, all of which have no distortion, or a broken distortion channel (the randall).
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#30
Wanted to ask another question: I went to the store today and saw a Boss OS-2 overdrive/distortion pedal for less than 65 USD. Any experiences with this pedal?

EDIT: also saw the EHX nano metal muff for about $75...the normal metal muff was nowhere to be found .
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