#1
I am looking at metal distortion pedals in the under $100 range and just wanted to know what other people think?
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#2
Metal muff! its great and its not up to other people its up to you. it is very versitile and is amoured like a tank.


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#3
I own the metal zone, but after trying out the metal muff last week, I'm gonna buy one soon. I'd say the metal muff, but really, it's up to you, so you should go to a store and try them out and see what you think of either of them
#4
I'd say Metal Muff.
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#5
I have the metal zone pedal and it's quite good but I havent tried out the metal muff yet. The metal zone one is a good purchase though you wouldn't go wrong with either of them I'd say!
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i don't like boss. go for the metal muff.
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I have the Boss MT-2 and I can get brilliant tone out of it, it also depends on your amp alot. Spend maybe 15 minutes tweaking and you should find your sound I did.
And if you get the modded MT-2 you will be sorted, Its kick ass!

When I heard the metal muff it sounded plain boring and sorta dry imo.

By those two state Im not saying anyone is better so you should try one out yourself or just go for one!
#11
You'll have to try them out. When I bought my Metal Muff, I tried out the Metal Zone but it lacked the thick bottom end that I wanted.
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#13
They're both absolutely shite. It also depends on what you're playing it into. They're gonna be different with every amp.
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Metal Zone, is ultimate.



I fear not...if by ultimate you meant ultimate of the novice world of unexplored effects you would be correct. There is more out there than digitech and boss.... Go for the metal muff. Unless of course your getting the metal zone modded by analogman. Then they are comparable
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The big muff. If you have to, the DS-2 or the metal muff. Otherwise, skip out on the metal muff.
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#16
if you amp already has a decent amount of gain, use a marshall jackhammer with it. Works pretty well. The jackhammer by itself probably doesnt have gain enough for metal, but you can get it to sound very saturated when used in conjunction the amp's overdrive.
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#17
I'd second that one...its a very unique sound...but it does work. But yeah its not for everyone...try it and see for yourself.
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is the metal muff veratile? as in can it do lighter stuff too or is it all out gain?
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#21
A new suggestion Digitech Metal Master. They are really good! played one yesterday!!
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is the metal muff veratile? as in can it do lighter stuff too or is it all out gain?


It's pretty much all out gain. Even when you turn the gain all the way down, it still adds a good amount of distortion.
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It's pretty much all out gain. Even when you turn the gain all the way down, it still adds a good amount of distortion.

As opposed to the Metal Zone?

IMO, the Metal Zone sucks. The Metal MUFF is pretty good.
#24
marshall jackhammers are pretty versatile
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#25
I like the Muff, but you need a smooth, darker tube amp to get it to sound it's best.
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Metal Muff FTW!!!
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#28
Is the Metal Muff pretty much the best distortion pedal to get for using mostly highish gain type distortion?

I don't ACTUALLY play metal, but I like a lot of high gain on my distortion...

Sorta stuff like Muse, QOTSA, RATM tone....

or would the standard Big Muff be better?
#29
There is no best...its what you like. The Metal Muff does sound great, I can sometims find a use for the incredible amount of gain on the Metal Master....but if you dont like huge amounts gain then the Metal Master isnt for you. I dont really like the MT-2. personally.

Its sounds to me you want an overdrive that is heavier than an SD-1 for example. I'd also check out the ProCo Rats, and the Vox cooltron series. Big Ben has a great heavy tone. I actually use it over the triple recto I am using half the time depending on the song. There is a dual made by Vox as well that has two chanels. One you can set to heavy as shit, and the other one you can set to whatever you want. Just try a bunch of things.

Remember, just bc its not very well known doesnt mean it blows. In the world of effects...it sucks if you just buy whats easiest to find.
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#30
I wound up getting the Metal Muff in anyone cares and I am definitely happy with my decision
it has enough to get as dirty as I want to go and the top boost is killer. Thanks to everyone for their input. Rock On Bitches
#31
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