#1
Ok so I need a distortion pedal that'll give me a really heavy tone for playing Metallica, Pantera, Maiden etc. I've used an MT-2 recently and I thought it was really good, but I was wondering if there's anything better on the market.

I'm not on any budget here, I just want a really good heavy distortion pedal for playing heavy metal.

My setup is a Marshall DSL 401 and an Ibanez RG1570.

Cheers.
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#2
I dont know if its better but a smashbox by ibanez will work.
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#3
since you got that nice Ibanez Im gonna say get a line 6 distortion pedal to go with that. line 6's product is amazing. I would recomend it.
#4
Dont get a distortion pedal. Get an overdrive and push your amp into metal territory. Check out the Maxon OD-9 or Ibanez TS-9
#5
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Dont get a distortion pedal. Get an overdrive and push your amp into metal territory. Check out the Maxon OD-9 or Ibanez TS-9


I have an overdrive pedal (TS808 screamer) and its not the sound I'm looking for in this case.

ps, I do quite like the screamer, but it wont do for playing metal, its good for other stuff.
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#7
have you tried the od on max and your amps gain on max?


youre taking a thousand dollar amp and using the distortion of a 150 dollar pedal.

find a more ballsy overdrive.
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#8
i'd get an overdrive pedal.

or maybe an HBE big D distortion pedal. it's awesome. £250 though (about 350-400 euro).
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#9
id get a mt-2 or a line 6 uber metal
theyre both great and the uber metal has a crapload of settings and is very versitile but mostly only for metal and HEAVY stuff
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#10
i don't know if this is any good with your equipment but the death metal by digitech is great for REALLY HEAVEY stuff. and it's not to pricy.
#11
Crank your amp and use the tubescreamer with a low gain setting.

It's all about the tubes.
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#12
I'm thinking a Boss SD-1, Maxon OD9, Ibanez TS9 or, if you're hell-bent on a disto pedal, the Metal Muff.