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Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal



Sound Quality

I tried running it with a Yamaha semi-hollowbody and a Fender Super Champ (tube and solid state hybrid). With all the settings set to noon, the distortion is colossal - too huge for anything but serious metal. It sounds like an overdriven Marshall stack, which, I think is the idea. Other than lightening quick licks or slow chugging, however, all nuances are lost with this pedal. The sustain also lacks. I was immediately disappointed the first time I plugged it in after getting it. The distortion sounds very fake when any levels are lowered below noon. Good mids, but difficult to adjust and keep subtlety. This pedal has two sounds: Heavy Metal and Tin Can.

Reliability/Durability

Definitely dependable. As are all Boss pedals.

General Comments

The Metal Zone pedal is really only suited for heavy metal players. Anything other than riff rock sounds terrible on it. It's not subtle enough for classic rock because it goes from zero to 11 instantly. If it were stolen or lost, I would definitely try a different Boss pedal like the overdrive or turbo distortion.




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