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Boss Metal Zone

burner

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So I was looking for a stand-alone metal box for an upcomming project and I bought a Metal Zone off another TGPer.
All I can say is WOW! Why have I not discovered this little gem before?

Although they are geared toward a speed metal sound, they are suprisingly versatile.I haven't had a chance to run it through all it's paces yet but by all accounts so far, it's a keeper.
I was considering picking up a ZVex Box of Metal but after playing one, I think the Metal Zone is tighter which is important to me for fast rhythms.
Plus, it was like $35 used rather than $300.

I'm thinking of picking up another

anyone else try a Metal zone?

:RoCkIn
 

SunnyRollins

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Congratulations!
...you know this is how it works: the next great player will reveal his secret weapon is a Metal Zone. Suddeny, everyone here is RE-THINKING everything...
Boy, don't be afraid to use what works for you and enjoy it while it lasts.
:dude:Devil:RoCkIn
 

MagicNelson

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If it works for you thats all that matters. I had one a long time ago and couldn't get anything good out of it either. But if you like the sound of the Metal Zone, you should try out a Keeley Modded Metal Zone.
 
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most of the negatives I have read came from those who plugged it in, turned distortion to 6 oclock and played...LOL
i keep distortion at 10-11 oclock and ADD some mids rather then scoop em, also crank the bass and its a great high gain pedal...does metallica real well
 

blood5150

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i bought the vexter box of metal and dont regret it.... but maybe in the future i will get one of these as well for a smaller board...

I think that I have an old Boss Heavy Metal pedal from the 80's at home somewhere, but the footswitch/battery cover is missing... anyone know where I could get one?
 

RDM

Senior Member
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I've played the stock version, and didn't like it.

I then bought the Keeley modded MT-2. It made the craptacular pedal sound even more craptacular. Different strokes I guess. I won't go anywhere near an MT-2 nowadays....and I'm a Boss fan.
 

JB

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My second pedal ever. It's a one trick pony that does its one trick very well...gives you a very authentic angry bees attacking R2D2 underneath a blanket sound.
 

silverface

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okay, I'm coming out as well :eek:

I own about 6 or 7 MT-2s and I love this pedal! For Hard Rock and Heavy Metal I never found a better pedal or amp. I always play it direct into my power amp. I can also recommend the Keeley version!

Best wishes,

silverface!
 

burner

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I guess it's all in how you EQ it.
They certainly don't take the place of a good amp,IMO but it does what it's intended to well.
 

silverface

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Just for the record: Here's a soundfile I recorded to compare two microphones (first: SM57, second:E-V ND468). Gear used: Gibson SG (Bill Lawrence L-500 PUs) -> Boss MT-2 (Keeley-Mod) -> Rocktron Velocity 120 -> 1x12 cabinet Celestion G12H30.

ShureSM57vsEV-ND468.mp3


Best wishes,

silverface.
 




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