#8
DS1 is very popular.. I don't have one myself though.
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#9
The DS-1 wouldn't be very good for metal. It's more of a rock distortion pedal. And the MT-2 isn't very impressive at all.
#11
^ I guess it's down to personal opinion. I find the MT-2 to be lacking in...everything. But I suppose it's the Marmite of effects pedals - you either love it or you hate it. It's the latter for me (though I do love a bit of Marmite).
#13
the mt-2 is a crap pedal, its thin and lacks in everything but ice-pick treble, it sounds like bees in a tin.

the metal muff is alot better for less money too, it still isnt the best pedal of course, but it will do until you consider upgrading to a more metal-orientated amp.
#15
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#16
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mt-2 just work for metal guys


I don't know...my impression of it is much the same as Hakanku's. When I think of metal, I think of rather large sounds with a fair amount of bass. You don't get that with the MT-2.

Edit: Also, when I think of metal, I generally think of older stuff, not the more modern forms of it.
#17
The metal zone is supposed to be good for that 80's thrash sound, but it's not. Unless, you're into a nasally, tin can kind of sound. Like other mentioned, the Metal Zone really lacks low end. The metal muff isn't anything great either. It has a tight sound, but it sounds thin and usually harsh. It has more than enough gain than anyone could need. The more you crank the gain, the muddier the thing gets. The top boost function on the biggest metal muff pedal is a joke.

'Metal' is a broad term to use. You need to be more specific than that.
#18
Try this before buying: Danelectro Daddy-O distortion. I don't play metal but I have a feeling this may do it for you. Lots of low-end punch, heavy distortion and very articulate.
#19
RATs are generally the best Distortion pedals IMO, but aren't the best for hi-gain metal. Metallica used the RAT for Kill 'em all though. I'd still get a Rat at some point anyway, Turbo Rat is also good for Black Sabbath and some later metallica tones.

I'm looking for a good metal pedal myself though, at the moment. Not a huge fan of the Metal Muff or Keeley MT-2 though.
#20
1. any homebrew electronics pedal
2. ProCo Rat2
3. metal muff

believe me i know a lot about destortion pedals, so if you can affort buy a homebrew pedal!!!

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#21
Quote by Guitarmiester
The metal zone is supposed to be good for that 80's thrash sound, but it's not. Unless, you're into a nasally, tin can kind of sound. Like other mentioned, the Metal Zone really lacks low end. The metal muff isn't anything great either. It has a tight sound, but it sounds thin and usually harsh. It has more than enough gain than anyone could need. The more you crank the gain, the muddier the thing gets. The top boost function on the biggest metal muff pedal is a joke.

'Metal' is a broad term to use. You need to be more specific than that.


I agree with that on the Metal Muff.

I think that the Metal Zone is kind of "meant" to be harsh. Maybe it wasn't originally, but I think Boss have continued to make it like that because it's a good pedal for harsh, Fear Factory like tones. The Keeley Mod for me kind of made it less interesting in a way.

The MT-2 also sounds fantastic after an OD. A friend of mine who has one plugged in my ODR-1 and the results were astounding. Really added some low end and rounded it out.
#22
Quote by RAT Girl
The MT-2 also sounds fantastic after an OD. A friend of mine who has one plugged in my ODR-1 and the results were astounding. Really added some low end and rounded it out.


I wouldn't say fantastic, but it does sound somewhat better with an OD in front of it. It does smooth the pedal out a bit.
#24
Quote by Hakanku
the mt-2 is a crap pedal, its thin and lacks in everything but ice-pick treble, it sounds like bees in a tin.

the metal muff is alot better for less money too, it still isnt the best pedal of course, but it will do until you consider upgrading to a more metal-orientated amp.



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#25
Quote by Guitarmiester
The metal zone is supposed to be good for that 80's thrash sound, but it's not. Unless, you're into a nasally, tin can kind of sound. Like other mentioned, the Metal Zone really lacks low end. The metal muff isn't anything great either. It has a tight sound, but it sounds thin and usually harsh. It has more than enough gain than anyone could need. The more you crank the gain, the muddier the thing gets. The top boost function on the biggest metal muff pedal is a joke.

'Metal' is a broad term to use. You need to be more specific than that.


i want my guitar's tone to sound like john petrucci's on dream theater's scenes from a memory
#26
You're not going to get anywhere near that with a pedal. For SFAM, Petrucci used a Mesa Mark IIC+ and a Mark IV. You'd have a very hard time achieving that tone with pedals.

What gear are you using now?
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#29
Quote by Guitarmiester
You're not going to get anywhere near that with a pedal. For SFAM, Petrucci used a Mesa Mark IIC+ and a Mark IV. You'd have a very hard time achieving that tone with pedals.

What gear are you using now?


im using an ibanez sa260 through a vox da15. its small, but the tone is still pretty close to dt, but i want it more or less exact. and im replacing the bridge p/up on the ibanez with a dimarzio d-sonic in december
#30
Quote by black_sabbath85
Boss Metal Zone MT-2, is the sh*t for metal. Costs around $120 US i think

Let me put it to you this way:

If the overdrive channel on a sweet stack is hot sex with your woman, unwrapped with fingernails driven into your rib cage...

The Metal Zone is like a good porno mag, and a fistful of KY Jelly.

There is simply no substitute for the real thing, and as good as masturbation feels, a man just gets to missin' the beaver.

I'd invest in a sim module for now. The Behringer's around $100, and you can get equal or better disto. plus you can get several different kinds: grind, gore, hardcore, Chicago blues, punk rock, etc.

All decent, and still cheaper than the over-rated Metal Zone.

Plus when you do get a good amp, that amp sim will still do you good. Say in your dorm room at college. Plug in headphones and crank that bitch.
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#31
Dan Donegan's Weapon Pedal- around $150, but you can find them for lower in certain places.
DigiTech Metal Master X-Series- $80
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