I have them in my Schecter Damien and I like them a lot more then the actives. I think they are a bit more versatile. Might be a tad bit muddy in the neck, but you can easily fix that. (amp/pedal eq wise)
I think, from a musicians point of view, BTBAM is a great band. The way they mix elements of Jazz, Ambiance, Latin, and good old Prog Metal is just amazing. Some of the guitar work is just ridiculous and still blows my mind. It leaves me thinking, "how would you think of doing that, let alone physically do it." No one can dismiss all of the members skills on their instruments.
Ive been looking at the boss mega distortion. But I think it might be a little over the top gain wise. Im not really into metal anymore so i dont really need a metal pedal. I just want a new pedal that I know can handle metal if I ever want to play metal. But I mostly want it for a good heavier rock type of tone.
Ive had the Boss MT-2 Metal Zone pedal for almost a year. I still love the sound this thing puts out but on stage it just doesnt cut through the mix. I need suggestions on a new distortion pedal. Im heavily influenced by Thrice so I guess im going for that kind of sound, very dynamic but heavy and light when i need it to be.