NPD: Got a Boss Pedal for 10$ (Works Perfectly)+ NOW ITS ON MY “BOARD” new video!!!!

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  1. JosephZdyrski

    JosephZdyrski Member

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    idk why .... maybe it’s because everyone at the shop I frequent hates this pedal and it may have come in with some donations or something but it was priced at 10$ so I figured what the hell add it to the Boss collection.


    It’s a metal zone and it has zero chance of making my board and will seldom see use at all but for 10$ I couldn’t leave it behind.

     
  2. Vaibhav Joshi

    Vaibhav Joshi Member

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    (just for fun)
    Ugh! I'll pay you some for never posting another photo of it.
    I've never played it but it reminds me of the 'distortion' I used to get from a Digitech RP70 unit. Try running it into the power amp.
     
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    RMosack Supporting Member

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    Put it into the amps effects loop and be prepared for a pleasant surprise.
     
  4. coltonius

    coltonius Señor Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I modified a friend’s based on some information found online.

    Total. Game. Changer.
     
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    Vaibhav Joshi Member

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    Wow.. what did you modify & how did it change?
     
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    70 Mach 1 Supporting Member

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    Similiar experiance
    Walked into gc last year.
    Brand new in box was a tci mojo mojo for 19.99

    Never heard the pedal b4 but for 19.99.....

    and its become my #1

    Turns out it was being discontinued and they were blowing out the last few.

    Wish i bought another.
     
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  7. Vaibhav Joshi

    Vaibhav Joshi Member

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    Hey yeah, TC MojoMojo is actually quite popular among cheaper pedals.
    Whenever I see a used one come up for sale, it's gone in a day or two max.
    Good one.
     
  8. Dr.Picklebottom

    Dr.Picklebottom Member

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    after playing guitar for almost 30 yrs ive learned that a really low price on a piece of gear you dont want is not a good deal. it might as well have been $100, you paid 100% what it was worth to you.

    bf even opening the thread i was thinking i bet its a metal zone bc its not worth $1.
     
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  9. JosephZdyrski

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    When I made the thread I was honestly wondering how long it would take someone to make this exact comment.

    If I didn’t already have a DOD BoneShaker. I’d consider trying to use the MT-2 on a lower drive setting and use the eq... but the BoneShaker does this already and has a frequency and level control over all 3 bands of the eq not just the mids like the metal zone. So it offers a little more control. Plus it can have a cleaner sound with the distortion off. Plus the depth control lets you add a bit more thickness and dimension without adjusting the eq at all.
     
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  10. monty

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    Worse case scenario is you make your money back. Just mess with it and have fun and forget about any preconceived notions you might have about it. You might be surprised.
     
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    As for the Metal Zone ... I’ve been just playing around with it a bit.

    Here are my initial impressions:

    it’s pretty awesome at that palm muting chugging sound. This is where it seems to excel...
    Would almost make a better hard punk/ screamo kind of pedal than a metal pedal imo. Even pop punk kinda stuff it’s awesome... which may be why so many of these sell.

    Also it can do buzz saw like leads almost like a DOD grunge which I some times miss and wish I still had for that purpose.

    It definitely can be useful and I’ll save it not just for the Boss collection but also in case I want that sound for a recording or an odd gig. Or in case I’m jamming with someone who wants that sound.
     
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    coltonius Señor Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I couldn’t reproduce an exact list if my life depended on it, but it was a combination of something called a “Diezel mod” and a few other things. I experimented until it sounded just right! The overall effect was less gain and a more usable EQ- though I’d argue the key to dialing in the MT-2 at all is a fair degree of moderation.
     
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    Oh yea, I think I've heard of the diezel mod. It sounds like your mod made the pedal feel like it's running on a higher voltage. Thanks!
     
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    Cool, I got one for 11 dolars 3 years ago but condition wasn't as good.

    Goes right into the interface, before has an OD for boost and after using a poweramp sim. ,marshall cab. ir and delay. I get a nice shreddy solo tone, will share an example here soon.
     
  15. JosephZdyrski

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    Ok this is the only NPD post that I haven’t posted a video for....

    I think love my set up at the moment and didn’t feel the need to alter it and try the metal zone in my main signal chain. But did try it in the loop of my Bandit for a sec and played with it through my orange crush mini battery powered amp. But not a lot and didn’t feel inspired to shoot a video at the time.

    Ok fast forward until yesterday when I picked up a little practice amp to keep at my mom’s. I knew it need a few pedals to be fun so I grabbed my Walrus Audio Slo off my board and grabbed my OD3 which I thought would be fun since I’m now using my SD1 again but still love the OD3.... then as an afterthought I grabbed the metal zone.

    And what did I discover?? That the metal zone does an amazing shred tone. So I did some absolute mall to the wall mindless wankerry as fast as humanly possible. Or as fast it’s possible for this human anyway. And here’s clip below:

     
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  16. JosephZdyrski

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    Well laa dee dA!!

    Look what made my efffing “board”.




    It’s brilliant the way it stacks with the bone shaker and anything with an SD1 in front of it just sounds better.

    Video coming soon!!
     
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  17. JosephZdyrski

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    Here is the video as promised

     
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    lefort_1 Nuzzled Firmly Betwixt Gold Supporting Member

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    "it does a great.... great....brain fart."


    Almost sig-worthy, but needs the video for context. :aok
     
  20. Penguinchit

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    Metal Zone is a FANTASTIC pedal! One of my favorites.
     

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