Poll: Which pedal would be best for under $100?
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View poll results: Which pedal would be best for under $100?
Boss Metal Zone MT-2
0 0%
Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff
4 57%
Other
3 43%
Voters: 7.
#1
I want a new distortion/overdrive pedal
I have a Gibson SG faded and a B-52 AT-212 100 watt amp
I play pretty much all genres of metal and rock music.
I need a pedal that can deliver power and versatility.
And it needs to be under 100 USD. I was thinking maybe a Boss Metal Zone or a Metal Muff? Which is better? any other suggestions?
Thanks
Last edited by /Dragon|Force\ at Jun 18, 2008,
#2
if you want an overdrive pedal, i'd go with the digitech bad monkey. It's cheap and about as good as the ibanez Tubescreamer (probably most praised od pedal on UG), but much cheaper

The Big Muff is more of a fuzz/distortion, so I don't know if you'd be totally into that unless you're playing muse or white stripes stuff (although I hear if you use the bad monkey + big muff, if sounds like pure sex)

I think the boss metal zone is okay, but the most praised metal distortion pedal in UG is the EH Metal Muff. It's quite versatile, but it might cost over 100$ im not sure

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Last edited by sloppyjoe24 at Jun 18, 2008,
#3
Eh what do you really want?

Because overdrive and distortion pedals are completely different. Overdrive is if you want to boost an allready overdriven amp, or add a little gain to the clean channel on an amp.

Distortion is to plug into the clean channel on your amp and get your gain that way.


If you want a good distortion pedal, EHX Metal Muff is the way to go.
#5
Quote by /Dragon|Force\
thanks. I'm not sure what exactly I want. i think distortion is more what I'm looking for


if you have a tube amp, you'll hear more that you need an overdrive pedal and/or new tubes.

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Play until she breaks up with you.

The most brutal band to ever exist is...

You should go like them...even if you don't like them.


-Sloppyjoe24
#6
check out the boss OS-2...it's an Overdrive/Distortion pedal....
My Gear

Epiphone Les Paul Special II
ESP KH-202 with OFR
Hobner Acoustic
BOSS OS-2 Overdrive/Distortion pedal
Dunlop GCB95 Crybaby Wah Pedal
Laney P20 20-Watt 1x8 Amplifier
#8
Maybe a Boss Metalcore.
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#9
my at 112 can do metal on its own. more classic metal stuff. but i definately think a good overdrive pedal would suit you so much better. You just need something to give it that extra boost
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#10
i would think that amp gets pretty metal on its own. try using an OD pedal to push it further, and tightten it up. lots of metal players use the TS9 and TS808
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