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Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal  

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Overview

  • Super high-quality sound
  • Precision effect and EQ controls
Description & Specs
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    $166.50
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Pro-quality distortion and sustain with iron-handed command parameters.

The Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal offers precision control over tone. Dual-gain circuits scream with super-long sustain and seething distortion. A 3-band EQ includes High/Low shelving knobs plus a midband parametric EQ. The Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal has separate Level and Distortion knobs to put just the right amount of edge on your signal.

Features

  • Super high-quality sound
  • Precision effect and EQ controls

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BossMT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 666 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (547)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Metal (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    GREAT PEDAL FOR METAL

    Honestly, this was my very first pedal i ever bought. This was 11 years ago and it's still pumping. I always resort back to the METAL ZONE. I have tried many pedals at...Read complete review

    Honestly, this was my very first pedal i ever bought. This was 11 years ago and it's still pumping. I always resort back to the METAL ZONE. I have tried many pedals at music stores and some are good and some are just a waste. In my opinion this is my favorite out of any other I have tried. In the beginning the feedback was annoying but hell, you get that with anything BUY A NOISE GATE!! I strongly stand by this pedal to this day, like I said 11 years and still going strong... BUY IT!!!

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    Has it's uses

    EQ controls are very responsive, and usable tones from practically any era or genre of metal can be found. Keep in mind 'responsive' is just another word for 'touchy', and quite...Read complete review

    EQ controls are very responsive, and usable tones from practically any era or genre of metal can be found. Keep in mind 'responsive' is just another word for 'touchy', and quite a bit of tweaking may be required to find a tone that you find suitable. The gain is usable at nearly every point in the knob's sweep, save for the maximum setting, which muds everything up (though to some this is desirable). I didn't find it to be overly noisy, or cause tons of unwanted feedback, but every setup will be different.

    I find that the best use for this pedal is in a practice setting. It won't be a proper replacement for a good high gain amp, but it does a decent imitation.

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    5.0

    Really nice pedal!

    Pros

    • Eq Knobs
    • Low Noise In Chain
    • Wide Sound Range

    Cons

    • Can Be Nasal If Set Wrong

    Best Uses

    • Metal
    • No Classic Rock
    • Rock

    Comments about Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal:

    Like some of the other reviewers, I was hesitant to get this pedal since a lot of people enjoy bashing it. However, I play almost exclusively rock/metal and wanted something with some real punch to it. This definitely has it! Now, for those that don't play rock/metal, this pedal isn't for you, so you shouldn't buy it and then bash it. If you want Pink Floyd buy the Adaptive Distortion pedal. If you don't know anything about EQ, stay away since you'll be like a chicken doing algebra. However, if you know where you want your tones beefed up and can take a minute to set your tuning right, you'll be very pleased. I've gotten sounds from the lead on Avenged Sevenfold's So Far Away to the crunchy rhythm of Lamb of God's Laid to Rest.

    I have an Xotic SP compressor in front of this pedal and some of the sounds that I get are absolutely amazing. Overall I am glad I took the jump in buying this despite so many bad reviews. For me, it's exactly what I want.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Don't let the nay-sayers fool you

    By Alextr24

    from Rhinelander, WI

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Customaziable
    • Durable
    • Good price
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Hard rock
    • Metal
    • Performances
    • Recording

    Comments about Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal:

    I was pretty hesitant to buy this pedal because of all the people bashing it, but I finally just said to heck with it and bought one for myself; and right out of the box, I absolutely love it! It's really well made and durable like every Boss pedal I've ever used, and with more EQ knobs, it really lets you create your own sound/tone. The people who only have negative things to say about this pedal, probably have no clue how to set an EQ. If you play metal or hard rock and are looking for a AWESOME distortion pedal, get this one. You won't regret it!

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Hardcore Pedal, dude

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Improves tone
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur recording
      • Band practice
      • Small gigs

      Comments about Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal:

      This pedal improved my tone greatly. I run a laguna le200gms through my FX into a Peavey Classic Chorus 212 (pretty old, but nice amp) the peavey can give great tones for grunge, classic rock, etc. But for a more metal tone, it was lacking a bit. that, in addition to the fact that i did not have a footswitch, led to me buying this pedal. you can get all kinds of sounds, from a more broken up clean, to much heavier. i will eventually be purchasing a randall, and using the distortion from the head. but if youve a got an amp that just cant quite get you the heavier tone you want, this baby is for you. also very durable. its a boss! i would reccomend getting a power supply as well. when the 9v starts running out of battery it doesnt just quit, the tone just starts to fade.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Better than people think it is

      Pros

      • Affordable
      • Good Eq Controls
      • Good Old School Tone

      Cons

      • Touchy

      Best Uses

      • Death Metal
      • Thrash Metal

      Comments about Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal:

      Everyone loves to hate on the Metal Zone. But honestly, its not bad at all IF you have a good amp. A lot of noobs run this thing into little practice amps that have no tone to begin with. If you have a good amp and cab and play around with the EQ you can get some incredibly heavy tones out of it. Lowering the treble and boosting the mids a little will thicken this pedal up a bit. Using a noise supressor will cut down on the feedback and hiss. A lot of bands from the 90s like Cannibal Corpse, Crowbar, and At the Gates used the 'Zone so that should give you an idea of some of the sounds to be had. I love the tone I get out of this pedal.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Has it's uses

      By Ryan M

      from Grand Blanc, MI

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Quality construction
      • Wide Range Of Tones

      Cons

      • Limited applications
      • Quickly outgrown

      Best Uses

      • Practice

      Comments about Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal:

      EQ controls are very responsive, and usable tones from practically any era or genre of metal can be found. Keep in mind 'responsive' is just another word for 'touchy', and quite a bit of tweaking may be required to find a tone that you find suitable. The gain is usable at nearly every point in the knob's sweep, save for the maximum setting, which muds everything up (though to some this is desirable). I didn't find it to be overly noisy, or cause tons of unwanted feedback, but every setup will be different.

      I find that the best use for this pedal is in a practice setting. It won't be a proper replacement for a good high gain amp, but it does a decent imitation.

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      5.0

      Great Pedal !

      By Reno

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal:

            This Pedal sounds Great. Love it!

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            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good pedal, good distortion

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Versatile
            • Very customizable

            Cons

            • Complicated

            Best Uses

            • Practice
            • Recording
            • Touring

            Comments about Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal:

            I love the MT-2, though it is a complicated pedal. I usually like very simple effects pedals but the metal zone is my exception. After you spend the time to dial it in where you want it, it sounds amazing for playing metal and soloing. Also, if you crank down the treble, it makes a very good bass distortion, especially when combined with a wah pedal. It's a good pedal all around, but probably not best suited for a beginner because it requires a decent understanding of equalization.

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            (2 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Great for begginers

            By Michael Relaz

            from Waterloo, IA

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • cheap

            Cons

            • Eq Sucks
            • Poor sound
            • To Fuzzy

            Best Uses

            • Not For Live Performances

            Comments about Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal:

            If you're looking for a great distortion pedal that does more than just distortion-get something else that has two stomps in one. 1.More versitallity. 2.It will sound a lot better than this. 3. The eq's will probably be less touchy too.

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            (0 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            WEAK SAUCE

            By JAMSESH

            from Boston, Mass.

            Pros

            • Under 100

            Cons

            • Weak

            Best Uses

            • Hard rock
            • Metal

            Comments about Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal:

            OK OK there will be some who will disagree with my rating, but I give one star simply because this thing has absolutely NOTHING on Digitech Hardwire Metal Distortion. Maybe if I didn't own the Digi I wouldn't think this petal sucked so much. But this thing is WEAK, has crappier pinch harmonics, and is "fake" sounding. The Digi is just the bomb. They're around the same price, so don't make the wrong decision!!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Decent for 90's era metal tone

            Comments about Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal:

            I have one in front of an early 80's Peavey Butcher tube head which is basically a JCM 800 copy with 6L6 tubes. It gives me a good crunch, but not on the same level as a searing lead gain channel that a Peavey 5150/6505+ has. Still a very usable pedal, and I get some very nice sound from it. With a wide range of tone I can get by cranking around the dials, I can get the sound that my 5150 lacks. I had this set up years ago, and glad I have it back. Never had a problem with Boss pedals before, and don't see it happening anytime soon.

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