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Rocktron Metal Planet Distortion Pedal  

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Overview

  • 4-band EQ designed specifically for guitar distortion
  • Mid-frequency sweep
  • Separate level and distortion controls
Description & Specs
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    $129.00
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    - $29.01
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High-octane distortion.

Equipped with a 4-band EQ designed specifically for guitar distortion and a mid-frequency sweep, Metal Planet delivers a wide range of tones from scooped heavy metal to modern rock distortion. Extruded aluminum chassis, easy-access battery compartment, and bright blue status LEDs.

Features

  • 4-band EQ designed specifically for guitar distortion
  • Mid-frequency sweep
  • Separate level and distortion controls
  • Extruded aluminum chassis
  • Easy-access battery compartment

Warning: this is not distortion for the timid. Order yours today.

 
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RocktronMetal Planet Distortion Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 59 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Versatile Pedal...

I've been using a Korg AX-1000G for the past 10 years, mostly due to the distortion and reverb (almost all I use it for now). I was looking for something that would...Read complete review

I've been using a Korg AX-1000G for the past 10 years, mostly due to the distortion and reverb (almost all I use it for now). I was looking for something that would give me a similar sound to the Korg, but more responsive. This pedal gets a very good, grainy, high gain sound, but without too much "fuzz" or "fizz" when dialed in properly. The gain comes on quickly in the knob movement, but can also remain low, and responds well to pick attack and overall pickup volume. Decrease the gain makes it a very believable overdrive with a hint of something hairy lurking in the background. This pedal can also get quite loud when the volume and gain are turned up.The EQ on this thing shines, frankly. The base is responsive (depending on the rig you use), treble is plentiful, and the mid range is extremely adjustable. The mid-range envelope adjustment is a bit touchy, but after a minute or two I can always find *that* sound I'm looking for. I've only played this through a Fender Champ 600 with replacement tubes and speaker. The amp itself is clear, so I know what I'm looking for in sound.This is not like a digital distortion; those tend to shape any input signal into a specific mold. I've tried several guitars with my processor, and they sound very similar; not so with this pedal. Each guitar comes through cleanly, with its own character. This pedal seems to thrive on higher output pickups, although it will do single coils plenty of justice.Overall, I think the price is a touch high, but what good pedal isn't these days? Vs. a Rat (Have an old one) this thing will win in terms of flexibility and price. It's not the most noob friendly piece of gear (get a digital distortion pedal and try it for a while), but far from the hardest. Highly recommended!

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WOW Metal Planet? no

ok, bought mine used. I am used to actual high gain, my main dist pedal is the zoom tri metal. after reading so many people say the metal Planet is like the boss...Read complete review

ok, bought mine used. I am used to actual high gain, my main dist pedal is the zoom tri metal. after reading so many people say the metal Planet is like the boss metal zone only good, i decided i had to have this pedal. If this thing is better than the metalzone, then boss pedals must really suck. this thickness of the gain on this pedal is comparable to amp distortion. so if you like your stock amp dist but hate that it has no tone when turned up, buy the metal planet, and all your dreams of standard boring not chunky enough distortion will come true. I cannot say enough how un high gain this thing is. i could not get a good metal sound at all out of it, and it had no chunk, no bass heavyness that u need for pickscraping madness. maybe rocktron should rename this the Rocktron alternative rock distortion pedal and remarket it to a new dynamic.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beast....nuff said

By Tone Snob-NY-3f

from Undisclosed

Comments about Rocktron Metal Planet Distortion Pedal:

Ive been playing through this pedal for 4 years and in a nutshell, this pedal is a beast. Granted if you just decide to crank every knob all the way up and expect a sweet tone your out of luck. This pedal has a HUGE range of tones it can achieve and you need to toy with each knob persistantly to get that tone your looking for. The biggest factor in your tone with this pedal is messing with the mids. Just moving it a little can throw you from a perfect August Burns Red tone to a nasty falling down a well sounding tone. Bottom line, if your looking for a pedal that will give you a very satisfying metal tone like you will hear from As I Lay Dying, August Burns Red, Whitechapel, or Parkway Drive, pick this up. Just be patient and take the time to play with your knobs, your tone will thank you.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

WOW Metal Planet? no

Comments about Rocktron Metal Planet Distortion Pedal:

ok, bought mine used. I am used to actual high gain, my main dist pedal is the zoom tri metal. after reading so many people say the metal Planet is like the boss metal zone only good, i decided i had to have this pedal. If this thing is better than the metalzone, then boss pedals must really suck. this thickness of the gain on this pedal is comparable to amp distortion. so if you like your stock amp dist but hate that it has no tone when turned up, buy the metal planet, and all your dreams of standard boring not chunky enough distortion will come true. I cannot say enough how un high gain this thing is. i could not get a good metal sound at all out of it, and it had no chunk, no bass heavyness that u need for pickscraping madness. maybe rocktron should rename this the Rocktron alternative rock distortion pedal and remarket it to a new dynamic.

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4.0

One Problem

By Ninja-uJddO

from Normal, IL

Comments about Rocktron Metal Planet Distortion Pedal:

I got this about a little after last christmas, and it was working great, and sounded fine. But about 3 and a half months later, it started to not accept a battery. I found the source and fixed that, but 2 months later, i was playing, and the thing just shorted out on me. It didn't even distort anymore. That led to a screwup on my amp. Definetely not for frequent use. sorry rocktron, I dislike you.

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5.0

surprisingly versitle

By stratosaurus

from N Dallas TX

Comments about Rocktron Metal Planet Distortion Pedal:

I have been searching and searching for a better overdrive, with so many out there it becomes a difficult choice and more so a money limitation. So far I have come to the Barber (the overdrive king)and the Wampler Ecstasy Drive as the top followed by the Ice 9 for its unique timber (like the Satchurator Dist, Joe rules!!!). Regarding the Rocktron Metal Planet, I loved this pedal right off the bat with its much darker and low end, without mud timber, it is unique among higher gain pedals. Some might out gain it, but they get exceedingly tinny and fizzy in the process. Liking its darker voice (try some detunes on this) I got the idea to roll the gain back and adjust this puppy more in as an OD tone box and I was surprised how its unique darker voice came in as a really good overdrive. Sort of what I was trying to get out of my OCD. ODs except for the above are very limited by the single tone control which is just plain limiting)often nothing more than a treble cut rolloff w NO bass boost!). For the really ridiculos low price the M Planet has me looking at getting another one just for another cool OD. Rocktron (owned by GHS) is really underrated in their "technology for guitarists" I am finding these pedals have more to them than the first surface dial in. If you like the fizzy washout gain tone try the Keeley mod zone or the Hardwire Metal both really good ultra gains (the big boy Wampler Triple Wreck!). The Metal Planet as you will notice right off has a different voice, the bass past 2:00 just gets so thick and full it will amaze you and you can dial in any amount and timber or high or low gain even scooped if you like.

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5.0

Bought it twice

By sideburnsguy

from Blackwood, NJ

Comments about Rocktron Metal Planet Distortion Pedal:

I'm amazed at this pedal, and how good it makes bad amps sund.I convinced my friend to buy one, and after initial concerns, he loved the sound he got out of it.It has the same controls as a boss metal zone, but without that horrible tinny sound.When trying out for a band a few years ago,I left my gear at the bassists house and my amp and pedal burned down along with his house.I got a different amp but bought this pedal again.When you cannot crank an amp to its sweet spot, you can shove this little thing in front and you should be good to go as long as you know how to dial it in. The rubber pads on the bottom will come off, but thats not too big of a deal for me.Try it out.

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5.0

I own this pedal

Comments about Rocktron Metal Planet Distortion Pedal:

I am lucky enough that someone got me this BEAST of a pedal. I was really iffy about it because of the audio samples and such... but after a few seconds of disapointment when I got this as a gift I decided I may as well try it out. I could not believe that insane distortion that came from this thing!?!? I am proud to say that I have it now!!!

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5.0

Rocktron Metal Planet

By stratosaurus

from N Dallas TX

Comments about Rocktron Metal Planet Distortion Pedal:

The BEST high gain heavy distortion PERIOD. And the price, pleassseeee, that is cheaper than Boss and this pedal is far better tech. Deeper richer thicker lows and an easy to tweak or scoop mid w a high end level as well. This pedal just kills, I have heard them all and this one I would pick over ANYTHING at any PRICE. If you like tinny fizzy metal then this pedal can do that via adjustments but if you're like me and you like a rich tonal heavy distortion w character and voice this is the puppy! Sounds great on a range of pickups from my classic single coils, my HB single coils and my highest ohm HB. Roll the dist off and get a really good OD tone. The EQ voice on this pedal is the best "technology for guitarists". Kudos Rocktron alias GHS, you rule!!!!

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5.0

Rocktron Metal Planet

Comments about Rocktron Metal Planet Distortion Pedal:

The BEST heavy Distortion on the planet. Makes others sound like tinny fizz. Heavy low end, so much I had to roll it back to 3:00. As much high end fizz as you could want but easy to roll back and sweet spot or scoop, high end about 10:00, mid freqs about 10:00 absolutely the most killer distortion I have tried in 2 decades! Everything I like about the Keeley Mod Zone but less fizz more articulation. Sounds great with HBs or single coils neck or bridge, great tonality, clarity chords are monstrous intense, lead lines very Satchy-Vai. Just rules!! Those not liking it must have something going on with their cables or amp.

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5.0

Very Versatile Pedal...

Comments about Rocktron Metal Planet Distortion Pedal:

I've been using a Korg AX-1000G for the past 10 years, mostly due to the distortion and reverb (almost all I use it for now). I was looking for something that would give me a similar sound to the Korg, but more responsive. This pedal gets a very good, grainy, high gain sound, but without too much "fuzz" or "fizz" when dialed in properly. The gain comes on quickly in the knob movement, but can also remain low, and responds well to pick attack and overall pickup volume. Decrease the gain makes it a very believable overdrive with a hint of something hairy lurking in the background. This pedal can also get quite loud when the volume and gain are turned up.The EQ on this thing shines, frankly. The base is responsive (depending on the rig you use), treble is plentiful, and the mid range is extremely adjustable. The mid-range envelope adjustment is a bit touchy, but after a minute or two I can always find *that* sound I'm looking for. I've only played this through a Fender Champ 600 with replacement tubes and speaker. The amp itself is clear, so I know what I'm looking for in sound.This is not like a digital distortion; those tend to shape any input signal into a specific mold. I've tried several guitars with my processor, and they sound very similar; not so with this pedal. Each guitar comes through cleanly, with its own character. This pedal seems to thrive on higher output pickups, although it will do single coils plenty of justice.Overall, I think the price is a touch high, but what good pedal isn't these days? Vs. a Rat (Have an old one) this thing will win in terms of flexibility and price. It's not the most noob friendly piece of gear (get a digital distortion pedal and try it for a while), but far from the hardest. Highly recommended!

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5.0

All that you could want

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Rocktron Metal Planet Distortion Pedal:

This pedal's amazing. I checked it out at a local guitar store. Was hesitant, but thought, what the heck? It was immediate attraction. I tried it out on my epiphone casino and loved the range of sound this puppy gave me. I play a range of music genres and found it adjustable for all. I compared it to the Visual Sound Jekyll and Hyde. It was also pretty good, but i wasn't looking for an overdrive, AND I could get another incredible distortion pedal for half the price. This truly compares to other higher priced pedals.

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