Box of Metal vs. Body Rot vs. Black Star

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Mantis, Feb 10, 2008.


  1. Mantis

    Mantis Member

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    Anyone have any experience with these pedals? Could you tell me how you like/dislike it? I am stuck deciding between the three. I want a more modern sound. Thanx, for any help.

    1. ZVEX Box of Metal
    2. Prone Tone Body Rot
    3. Subdecay Black Star


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  2. goldie-gold

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    Well I've never played the Black Star, but I have tried the other 2 and can comment on them.

    The BOM - great high gain sounds. Bit too much for me, but I did think it could be very useful if you like that sort of thing. It has an almost fuzz-like character but more tight and focused than I generally consider a fuzz to be. Has a versatile EQ. It, IMO, isn't really for modern metal though - more metal is the 'traditional' sense, if there is such a thing.

    The Body Rot - I don't usually like to slag off a pedal but man did this one suck, IMO. I did not like it at all. Horrible, shrill and for me, totally unusable. Just nasty and not in a good way. Also, the one I tried kept crapping out. To be fair, I never tried it with my rig - I played it for a while in a shop through a Fender Twin, which may not be the best amp for the job. Nevertheless, I didn't hear enough to make me want to take it home and try it on one of my amps.

    Hopefully someone else will chime in.
     
  3. TEMAS

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    bump..... Box of Metal vs Blackstar.

    Big difference in price, I know. I could almost get a Blackstar AND a Fuzz Factory for the price of the B.O.M.
     
  4. blood5150

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    I have a vexter BOM and it is awesome.. a worthy addition to anyones pedal board. It is fierce. The built in noise gate is a great feature as well.

    I think it has a very modern gain sound, but also a unique voice as well. Almost artificial in a way, very computer robot style gain if you want it to be.... does this make any sense?

    Anyway, I like mine.
     
  5. HBob

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    I have the Black Star and have played the Body Rot 2. The BS is smoother and at my favorite setting sounds very Marshall stack. I keep the tone all the way down. I think it brings in some artificial fizz when turned up. This pedal seems to morph into a fuzz when the gain knobs are cranked up. The BR2 sounds the most like a big fat Recto than any other pedal I've tried. I also have the 6 knob Tube Zone and while a lot of people say it sounds like a Recto, I think it doesn't quite have the grit and raspyness that a Recto has. The BR2 has it. Huge low end chunk, too. Very brutal sounding. I'd like to get one some day.
     

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