Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Distortion Pedal

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$103
Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Distortion Pedal

The Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Distortion Pedal is a very controversial unit. It’s a love it or hate it pedal. Some musicians feel that it sounds harsh and tinny, while others feel that its their key to high gain awesomeness.

So why does the MT-2 get this reputation? Well, it’s actually pretty simple. The pedal makes it really easy to entirely scoop out your mid-range frequency response. Since the guitar is a mid-ranged focused instrument, and it’s focus in a mix is mid-range, when you cut out your mid-range your tone gets flabby and weak in a band. So long as you don’t cut out your mids, the pedal has the potential to sound just as good as any other high gain stomp box. The only thing to keep in mind with this pedal is that the EQ makes a huge difference with this pedal, so expect to take some time to dial in the tone you’re looking for.

So with that out of the way, when you look at the pedal on its own merits it really is a fully featured little unit. The MT-2 comes with a three-band EQ, allowing you to adjust your low-end, mid-range, and high-end frequencies. There’s also plenty of gain on tap, so if you’re looking for hard rock and metal tones you’ve come to the right place.

Features:

  • Controls: Level, High/Low, Middle, Distortion
  • Analog
  • Buffered Bypass
  • 9-Volt Adapter/Battery
  • Special Features: N/A
  • Artists: Limp Bizkit, The Vines, Warren Haynes

Pros
While some experts may cross out the Boss MT-2 Metal Zone in their list of favorite distortion pedals, the market sharply disagrees, as it continues to rate highly among actual users. It gets a lot of kudos for its versatility, thanks to its expanded EQ option, and contrary to what some would say, many stand by how good this pedal sounds.

Cons
There are a few who feel that the pedal sounds too thin, but as some users have suggested, this can be remedied by minor tweaking of the EQ. Some recommend pulling back on the settings to get good tones.

Overall
With its versatility and good market standing, the Boss MT-2 Metal Zone is definitely worth having a closer look.

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