#1
I was thinking about buying this pedal to get some heavier distortion because my crappy squier strat and vox VT30 doesnt seem to give me enough distortion to play heavier stuff, i pretty much want to be able to play pinch harmonics and pick slide with ease, is the right thing to buy?
#2
Don't get a Metal Zone.

Just don't.

A better amp and guitar will work fine.

Then, let's talk about pedals.
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#3
Does your Squier Strat have a humbucker? The VT30 should be able to get those kinds of tones easily with its high gain models.

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+1

Any decent guitarist can get pinch harmonics without distortion. Hell, you can get them on an acoustic.
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#4
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Does your Squier Strat have a humbucker? The VT30 should be able to get those kinds of tones easily with its high gain models.


+1

Any decent guitarist can get pinch harmonics without distortion. Hell, you can get them on an acoustic.

My squier has a single coil is it possible to have humbuckers on strats?
#5
Yes. If you can solder it's fairly simple; you'd need to cut a bigger hole in your pickguard, though. Most Squier Strats have HSH routing and it's just the pickguard that is SSS.
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#6
I know by experience that the Metal Zone is just not a good idea. I still have mine, I still can't get any decent sound out of it.
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#7
The MT2 is a piece of shit, if you want a cheap semi-decent distortion pedal, get a Metal Muff.
Either way, the single coils won't help you much, so I recommend replacing them, or just getting a new guitar altogether, a new set of pups will most likely cost more than your guitar is worth
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#8
Yea I was gonna say, get a higher output pup if you feel like its lacking. Single coil size or regular humbucker like mentioned earlier. Personally, I'd opt for a humbucker sized JB. Also, get a CTS 500k volume pot once you install that humbucker. Not only is it needed but your tone will improve going through a better quality pot.
Judging from your username you like VH the MT-2 will no way in hell get you close to a VH tone. If you're still set on a distortion pedal, you're better off getting a DS-1 then a MT-2.
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#9
Quote by Demonikk
The MT2 is a piece of shit, if you want a cheap semi-decent distortion pedal, get a Metal Muff.
Either way, the single coils won't help you much, so I recommend replacing them, or just getting a new guitar altogether, a new set of pups will most likely cost more than your guitar is worth


Not if you get them from Guitar Fetish. They're only about $30 a pop and are great quality.
#10
Overdrives work well on the high gain models of VT-- amps. I know the general consensus is modeling+pedals=no, but that is not the case with these amps. Low drive and high level settings on an overdrive will add gain and tighten up even the valvetronix amps.