Price paid: € 35
Purchased from: Huuto.net
Sound — 10
Getting a great sound out of the MT-2 is quick and painless. All in all there are 6 different knobs and all of them make a big difference to the sound. I haven't noticed any noise with the MT-2. I use this pedal for playing metal, like various death & doom metal bands, and of course, Metallica. The distortion sound is fantastic. I've had several other pedals and the distorted sound was always took weak for my taste. Not with this unit! The equalizer controller knobs are great, add some bass and you get a great sound for rhytm guitar, add some treble with lots of distortion and you get an extremely heavy Metallica tone. Add some more treble & distortion and you can play In Flames.
Overall Impression — 9
This pedal is perfect with extreme metal. I use it mainly with guitars that have EMG 81/85 pickups. If my MT-2 was stolen or lost, I'd get it again. While more expensive (about 90 euros) than your average effects pedal, it doesn't cost a fortune and it gives you much better metal sound than any of the other pedals I've tried so far. Of course having some extra effects like chorus, reverb, delay, tremolo, etc. would be nice, but I just plug in my V-AMP2 with pre-amp bypass for that. I love the equalizer feature of the MT-2. Compared to the distorted sounds of the V-AMP2, the MT-2 beats it hands down. I also tried DigiTech Death Metal, which also sounded good, but the MT-2 is less fuzzy.
Reliability & Durability — 10
The casing of the pedal is not cheap plastic, it's metal. I could depend on it on a gig without a backup. But then again, even as new the unit costs only about 90 euros - for this price, it's worth getting two for live playing. The hardware is made to last.
Ease of Use — 10
I bought my MT-2 "MetalZone" from an internet auction. It came without a power adapter and the unit works with a 9V battery. The manual explains the basic settings well, but the MT-2 is really simple and easy to use. I recommend taking a look at the example settings from the manual, they give some nice sounds. I didn't try editing patches yet.