#1
hey guys,

yesterday at practice, i was just regularly my MT-2 metal zone, and when i went to turn it on, the light turned on but no gain was applied whatsoever.

When i use it at home now, turning the "level" knob increases the volume a little bit, but the signal going to the amp is still clean, even though im turning the gain knob all the way up.


any help?
i have a show TONIGHT

and i use that pedall

any help is appreciated
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#2
its a godsend... not a very good pedal...


but enough of me being a dousche, did you check the batteries because that would be my first guess.
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#3
Might as well, it's a sucky pedal.
Just go to your local store and get a metal muff.
Or... can't your VK get brutal enough? If not, just get an overdrive. Having an overdrive boosting your distortion is better than relying on a pedal for all of your distortion.
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#4
do you have a multi meter?
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Get a Bad Monkey.
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#8
Use your amps overdrive? Seems simple enough. This happened to me and I just played with clean and my overdrive. (My big muff broke). So I just cranked the overdrive channel. It wasn't fuzz but it did the job. Its times like these you find out if your songs are good, or do you just have wicked distortion.
#10
That's what you get for using a crappy distortion pedal on the Valveking. If you can't get enough gain on the Valveking itself, then get an overdrive, which has already been said. A Bad Monkey's like $40, so it's all good.

Still don't see why you'd need an OD with one, unless you wanna tighten the gain up or something.
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#11
you know what,
it seems like my VK's distortion has gotten weak
like it seems very fender-ish almost

i dont know if you guys will beleive me with that but its just kinda not to great

anyone here have a vk that found good settings?


so no other tips for the pedal huh?

:/
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#12
Do you actually have any money to replace it with something?
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#13
either get a new pedal, fix the one thats broken, or use the distortion on your amp for a show
#15
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you know what,
it seems like my VK's distortion has gotten weak
like it seems very fender-ish almost

i dont know if you guys will beleive me with that but its just kinda not to great

anyone here have a vk that found good settings?


so no other tips for the pedal huh?

:/

You sure you're using the right channel? Get an OD.


By the way, your Strat's not '60s. It's got 22 frets and a 2-point bridge, '60s ones have 21 and a 6-point.
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You sure you're using the right channel? Get an OD.


By the way, your Strat's not '60s. It's got 22 frets and a 2-point bridge, '60s ones have 21 and a 6-point.


its not a 1962 reissue?


thats what i thought i bought......

and my teacher said the same thing when he saw it
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#19
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its not a 1962 reissue?


thats what i thought i bought......

and my teacher said the same thing when he saw it

'62 reissues have 21 frets and a 6-point, so it can't be, unless it's been uselessy modded.

You might also want a guitar with humbuckers for more gain out of your amp.

By that I mean buy a guitar with humbuckers, not put buckers in the Strat.
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#22
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Change the battery? Seems obvious but there's a lot of people that overlook that.


i tried that,
but to no avail

besides im using a One-spot 9V power adaptor so that shouldnt be a problem

ok guys, i guess i now know my guitar isnt actually a 1960's reissue.
bummer.


can we please not talk about that?
i just really wanna find a way to use the pedal?
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#23
Just go to your local store and get like a bad monkey or something.
the Metal zone isn't worth fixing/using.
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#24
thank goodness

God is telling you something because that pedal sucks.. I mean it's ok for like beginner practicing only if you set it right.. ONLY

and have a good clean


but when it comes to chords my little ass microcube sounds better..
sure its nothing compared to a tube but it owns the metal zone sadly enough.

dunno' why you'd play a show with that POS..

but whatever that's why you shouldn't trust pedals like that on a gig
better then it breaking down during the gig right?

it's like heavy metal and then BAM you're palm muting acoustic.

would of done the audience a huge favor...
but just find a better one that actually sounds ok and use it.
they don't cost a bunch
#25
what part of california are you in? If you are anywhere near the east bay, I have a boss 0D-20 pedal that you are more than welcome to use for tonight. You are able to dial in quite a few tones...