#1
I was in Guitar Center yesterday, and I tested a few OD/Distortion pedals. After I tried the Boss Blues Driver and Boss Distortion/OD pedals, an employee told me that the Metal Zone was more versatile than any of those. The reason, he said, was that it has an EQ right on the pedal. Right there, he was able to mimic the Blues Driver tone, a minute later, the Distortion tone, then get a decent metal tone, then get some other decent rock tones. I was watching the whole time, I had no idea that it was possible. I never got the chance to test it infront of a tube amp, but for solid state OD pedals, it was hands down the best. Just thought y'all would find it interesting. And btw, for a tube amp, I prefered the TS9, but I didn't test an OCD.
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#3
I played around with my friend Metal Zone for over an hour and I could not get any decent tone from it at all. The GC employee is talented.
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if u want a metal pedal get a metal muff

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I love my metal zone man...it is pretty versatile indeed theres a little sheet that comes with it for ideas for setting in different genres, etc, but its also pretty fun to play around with yourself because theres a lot of tonal possibilities with it
#10
it's hard to get a good tone out of it. so pretty much it's good for really heavy metal. not very versatile. the blues driver is much better IMO. it's a great boost and it's relatively simple to get set up and get a good tone. it's also i think just as versatile as the metal zone. i used to have an MT-2. it was terrible.
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#12
I've had my Metal Zone for about 6 years now... I liked it when I bought it, but then I just kind of stashed it for a couple years as I didn't really dig the nasally sounding mids....

After a couple years I broke it out and put a Monte Allums mod kit into it, and now it's a monster...

It's a decent pedal stock, but I just felt that there was a lot that that kept me from getting the tone I wanted out of it...

If you do buy the thing, consider putting the mod in it. It's a $20 mod and it turns an ok pedal into a really good one.
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Quote by Tom_hatton
He's not wrong.

hes got a point.

most boss pedals stock are horrid. the ds-1/2, metalcore, metalzone. they all sound like a angry can of bees. when you mod them its more like turning a Barely decent pedal into a decent one.
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Last edited by sg622 at Mar 28, 2008,
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Quote by sg622
hes got a point.

most boss pedals stock are horrid. the ds-1/2, metalcore, metalzone. they all sound like a angry can of bees. when you mod them its more like turning a Barely decent pedal into a decent one.



I agree with you that a lot of stock Boss Pedals leave much to be desired, but the mods that I have performed on mine have made them more than "decent" pedals...
Washburn D-12
Ibanez RG
Ibanez RG 7321
Epiphone Les Paul / EMG 81 85
Fender MIM Ash Stratocaster
Digitech Whammy
Small Stone Phaser
Boss SD-1-Modded
Boss MT-2-Modded
Boss CE-5
Boss DD-3-Modded
ISP Decimator
B-52 AT-212