#1
I have the Boss Metal Core ML-2 pedal and was wondering if this baby can get the right sound or close for Red Hot Chili Peppers (John Fruciante). It has 4 knobs which are level, low, high, and dist. Looking for the distortion with songs like Cant stop, give it away, etc...

I know he uses the boss turbo dist but I am broke and this is my only dist pedal right now.
#2
That pedal won't get close to his tone. John has a very bassy tone though so I'd set the low pretty high up to try to get his tone. By the way, it's spelled frusciante.
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#4
Quote by lefthandman9876
absolutly no way, john plays clean on give it away and cant stop anyway, he only really uses distortion on solos


there is a solo with distortion in can't stop. There is also slight distortion throughout the whole song on give it away but that's probably the break up from his tube amp rather than an effects pedal.

Also, john never really plays clean live. His "clean" channel always has the gain up really high so he gets a gritty, dirty tone.
MM Stingray
MIA P Bass
MIM Jazz Bass
GK 700RB-II Head
GK 410SBX Cab
Sansamp 3 Ch. DI
Crybaby Bass Wah
Bass Big Muff
DD3 Delay

MIA Strat
Nashville Tele
Martin 00015M
Hot Rod Deluxe
Big Muff
DS1
Hendrix Crybaby Wah