MT-2 Metal Zone review by Boss

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  • Sound: 1
  • Overall Impression: 1
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 4 Poor
  • Users' score: 7.8 (547 votes)
Boss: MT-2 Metal Zone
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Purchased from: Guitar Center

Sound — 1
I use a Gibson SG and Washburn Dime 332 through a Peavey 05 2x12 combo, and I don't need it. However, I have much experience with pedals, and I can tell anyone interested in this pedal to keep moving. The only sensible use of this is as a boost, with the EQ neutral, volume all the way up and gain all the way down. However, you can get a much better boost pedal for much cheaper. Any other use for it is much to digital and fuzzy. No clarity and definition, much accredited to the lack of mids, as well as a generally poor pedal.

Overall Impression — 1
Good god, anyone who uses this live should be prosecuted for stinging the eardrums of the listeners (or lack thereof) with thousands of bees. Fuzzy and buzzy are the two tone styles of this pedal. If anybody is looking to reproduce Metallica's tone or Pantera's tone or whatever, forget it. Even with any other pedal, getting the artist's sound will be very, very difficult. They throw thousands of dollars into their rigs. You CAN get decent distortion pedals. However, the MT-2, with its tone at the price it's listed for, is a waste.

Reliability & Durability — 10
It's a metal chassis, and durable. You can depend on it, as long as it's not in your signal chain.

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