#1
Dudes, tell me, what's best to buy?

Boss ML-2 Metal Core Pedal
or
DigiTech HMD1 HardWire Metal Distortion - TL-2
or
Boss MT-2 Metal Zone

What gives the most powerful metal sound?
Give me your advice! Please! =P
Anyway, I'm using an Epiphone Les Paul and an LTD M-100..
#2
TL-2 hands down. Unless you get a keeley modded MT-2.
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#4
What amp are you using? Without a good amp, pedals are pretty pointless to buy besides as toys; they're not going to help your tone as much as a new amp.
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#6
Out of those three, the TL-2. It's much like the Boss pedals, but it can be dialed in to actually sound good (and not like a broken circular saw).


Have a look at the EHX Metal Muff, too, I'd take it over the three you listed.

Anyway, what's your amp?


EDIT: If the RX15 sounds so good, why do you need a distortion pedal? Answer: Because the RX15 actually doesn't sound good. If you have the money to do it, replace the amp.
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#7
Scrap the distortion pedal idea. Save up and buy an amp which wouldn't need a distortion pedal.Give us a budget. If you're strapped for cash look at the peavey vyper series.

If you have a few hundred bucks to your name I suggest you look at the bugera 6262.
Gear
Bugera 6262 Head
Harley Benton G212 Vintage
Ibanez RGA 121 Prestige
ESP LTD DJ600
Fender USA Stratecaster
Maxon O808
TC Electronic Flashback Delay
ISP Decimator
MXR 10 Band EQ
Boss T-U3 Tuner Pedal
#8
even if I buy a new amp.. the amp's distorsion ain't the same as the pedal's?
#10
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^Correct. But if the amp's distortion is good, you won't need a pedal.


This, you will be much much happier with a good sounding amp instead of a decent sounding pedal covering up a shitty sounding amp.

Take a look at the peavey vypyr or the vox ad series
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#11
The TL-2 is pretty wicked, the other 2 are quite generic. Line 6 uber metal is sweet as well.
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#12
Get a nice amp.
I regret buying 2 of my 3 distortion pedals and only one I use now, because it is awesome with my Fireball.
I do not want to have a signature anymore.
#13
you should try out mxr fullbore metal
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#14
TL-2 all the way!
Mine broke unfortunately after putting in a 12v power supply, it fried. Be carefull on that! Getting a new one at saturday since I have a gig at sunday.