#1
ok. i am playing through an epiphone les paul standard with the original 57 humbuckers that came in it. i play a lot of metal, but love to play lighter stuff as well. i have my heart set on a peavy valveking 112, played at guitarcenter and im totally serious about buying this amp when i get the cash. if youre totally opposed to that, please tell me why. but anyway, i wasnt a fan of the distortion, it was nice, but it didnt get heavy enoguh. so i was looking for distortion pedals. i want a pedal that can handle crazy heavy metal, but doesnt sound like my ass does when i turn the gain down a lot and try to play something lighter. these three seemed decent
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/DigiTech-XMM-Metal-Master-Heavy-Metal-Distortion-Pedal?sku=150204
digitech XMM metal master
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Boss-MT2-Metal-Zone-Effects-Pedal?sku=151328
boss MT-2 metal zone
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Boss-ML2-Metal-Core-Distortion-Pedal?sku=150216
Boss ML2 metal core

i read the reviews and all seemed decent. i wont buy blind, but which one is best for my situation? if other suggestions, links are great

#2
I'm not a fan of metal pedals because almost all of them sound too digital for my tastes. But with that said, I'd recommend a Keeley modded metal zone or the Pro tone body rot.
#3
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#4
If you're looking at Digitech, check out the new Hardwire Metal Distortion - much better than there other distortion pedals (which really isnt saying much lol).

Check out an EHX Metal Muff.

Anything that is made/modded by Keeley will sound awesome.
#5
the metal zone is what i use for metal and it sounds great
the metalcore is also good but you need to here them both to see the differences in them
the best thing to do would be to pick a pedal for metal and get the foot switch for the amp to switch from the clean channel w/ pedal to the amp distortion w/o pedal for lighter stuff
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#7
you can get a nice metal tone with the valveking if you use an overdrive to tighten the gain up a bit. Check my profile or this thread https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=969296&page=1&pp=20 for some clips, if you wanna hear it in action.

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#8
you might not need a heavy distortion, you could just ad OD to the peavey maxed out, it'd get heavier
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#9
THE BEST metal pedal is the Damage Control Demonizer, but it costs a pretty penny and takes up a lot of space on the pedalboard (if you have one...).

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Damage-Control-Demonizer-Tube-Distortion-Preamp-Pedal?sku=154700

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u1rKPKnuaI
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^kickass is what those are, but arent they preamps?
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#11
in front of any amp (well mainly tube) it creates a brutal distortion.
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#12
get an OD and use it with the VK's distortion. it'll make it sound pretty good, if not br00t4lz
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#13
Metal Muff blows the others out of the water
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#15
i use a valveking with the metal master and and eq.. and with some tweaking get some fantastic sounds.
#16
LANDMINE LD1

seriously, its an awesome high gain pedal


out of the 3 you listed though, the ml2 is the best
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THE BEST metal pedal is the Damage Control Demonizer, but it costs a pretty penny and takes up a lot of space on the pedalboard (if you have one...).

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Damage-Control-Demonizer-Tube-Distortion-Preamp-Pedal?sku=154700

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u1rKPKnuaI


I dont think so. Its too muddy.

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#18
Metal Master is pretty awsome but im not sure how it sounds with a VK.
Im also considering gettin a VK soon...
#20
ok. so for my next ship out ill try the three i posted, metal muff, landmine ld1, and an overdrive pedal through the distortion channel. any other suggestions? thanks for your help guys