#1
Are there ANY good Boss distortion pedals? I was, at one point, thinking about an MT-2. Then, everyone said they were sh*t.

So, are there ANY good Boss pedals for a hair metal style of distortion?

Just in case there's not, could I have some recomendations for a distortion pedal/amp for that style of distortion? Maybe something along the lines of Poison, Motley Crue, and Van Halen. Even Yngwie Malmsteen or M.A.B.

I know you all are going to say GET A TUBE AMP COMBO!

Well...you can't get much for $500, as far as I know. Yes, that is my budget, $500.

EDIT: I should probably try to get a new amp first! ( mine is an MG )
Last edited by The.new.guy at Oct 29, 2008,
#7
Boss are great. Decades ago. Dont buy them unless they're the old models. Some of the models are bad from the start. eg. mt-2.

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#8
500 bucks?
**** the JVM its overpriced
If you really wanna save for a british sounding roaring kill-all people amp, get a splawn QR.

If you want an amp for 500, look into

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#11
I have a boss DS2, although it might not be what you're looking for since you want to play metal
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#12
my experience of boss distortion pedals is that if you use them on low gain settings in front of a slightly overdriven tube amp they are excellent because they have a very transparent sound which simply adds a different flavour to the distortion without doing much to the tone. on a clean setting, or with a solid state amp, you get a horribly harsh sterile tone. this only really applies to the generic distortion/overdrive units such as the DS-1 and OD-3 though, not those specialized for metal and such - avoid those at all costs.
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

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500 bucks?
**** the JVM its overpriced
If you really wanna save for a british sounding roaring kill-all people amp, get a splawn QR.

If you want an amp for 500, look into

Used Peavey Ultra
Peavey Valveking with a speaker and tube swap
Used Mesa F-30
Used Mesa .50 caliber
Bugera 6260


yea or a used fender hotrod deluxe. wait, save your money. go tube. i used to use my spider. i used to love my spider. i bought a tube amp and now everything has changed.
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#14
BOSS pedals sound great thru a tube amp...however...

A recent discovery is the Behringer Ultra Metal. Sounds KILLER. It has an excellent adjustable parametric mid-range that you can totally dial in...or scoop out. Very fat and tight tone.
#15
I have a Boss MD-2 Mega Distortion. It's great for Metal because it has great low end boost, but it isn't a metal exclusive pedal, you can get good ole hard rock distortion too.

I've been actually looking to get rid of the one I have because it's a bit too heavy for me, if you want I'll sell it to you. PM me if your interested.
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#16
check out the Cool Cat Metal pedal, 40 bucks, blows the Boss MT2 away.

Still think a tube amp is you're best bet....i honestly think no distortion pedal can keep you happy, so i wouldn't pay to much for one.

Get the cool cat and put the rest of the money away for a tube! The holidays are coming