#1
I'm in a tricky position, I bought myself a nice guitar, but I only have Vox Pathfinder 15r. I play mostly trash, ye oldie Metallica, a bit of 80s rock and such. Thing is, the guitar left me pretty broke.
I'm looking to buy a decent amp, maybe even valve, but seeing that's not gonna happen any time soon, I've started to look for alternatives.
I ran into an ad of a dude selling Boss MT-2 for about 40 euros (store prices are more than 100 where I live), and from what I understood, it's a very good metal pedal. Now that I've put my firefighter panties on, lemme explain - I know full well it won't give me a Metallica sound. I'm merely thinking about a cheap workaround, in order to give my amp a couple more months of use. Pathfinder is not a metal amp by far, it's distortion is good for, say 70s rock, surf, maybe dirty (VERY dirty) blues, but that's it.
So my question is - will that, or any other pedal for that matter, give me a bit better distortion on my particular amp?
My guitar is Dean Dimebag.
Last edited by Casull454 at Apr 9, 2012,
#2
I'd say get the pedal cause it's cheap, but find a way to get a new amp quick.
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#3
i'd give the mt-2 a 6/10


It's not bad. but you have to sit there for a long time to get a sound you like. and when you do get a sound you like, you realise it's still not that great so you look for another.

do you think that with a booster/tubescreamer pedal you could get more gain and more metal sound? because most metal pedals in my experience dont quite do the trick
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i'd give the mt-2 a 6/10


It's not bad. but you have to sit there for a long time to get a sound you like. and when you do get a sound you like, you realise it's still not that great so you look for another.

do you think that with a booster/tubescreamer pedal you could get more gain and more metal sound? because most metal pedals in my experience dont quite do the trick


See that's the problem, I have practically zero experience with pedals of any kind. I bought some cheap-ass Behringer disto a couple of years back, threw 20 euros on it, broke down immediately, dumped it since it had no warranty, never looked back again.
Now I have absolutely no idea where to go or what to look for now. If what you said about booster/tubescreamer is true, then I need to do my homework first... and if any of those things cost more than say 50 euros, then it won't be worth it...
#5
Get the MT2. It's no where near the best pedal out there but it will sort you out for a while. I had one for years. But you need to get a good amp.
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