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Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal   

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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.

Pro-quality distortion and sustain with iron-handed command parameters.

FEATURES
  • Super high-quality sound
  • Precision effect and EQ controls
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BossMT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 670 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (550)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Metal (5)
  • Rock (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good pedal, good distortion

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...Read complete review

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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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

Sinister

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from Kansas City

Comments about Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal:

This pedal is so wicked it ain't even funny. I play this through a fender hot rod amp. Forget buying a Peavey, Mesa, Marshall this pedal has so much tone variation you will never get bored. The distortion will sound like any metal band you want it to. There is so much gain you only need to go 3/4 throttle to play death metal or Metallica, Pantera, sceamo, grindcore classic rock.The mid range is where this box really shines. I play with an ltd with emg 81 and this rips. I would also note that this pedal is so awesome it will take any guitar and turn it into a monster. I can play slipknot tones on my nashville telecaster.

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5.0

Awsome pedal!

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from Austin, TX

Comments about Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal:

Use it with high quality tube amp. I use it with a Marshall 1959 and it kills. No need to mess up your high end amp with mods. The MT-2 nails 80's metal. Don't cut the mids!!.

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5.0

Not for everyone, Still Fantastic!

Comments about Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal:

I bought one of these used and got a fantastic deal on it. First off, I want to say that this pedal is not for everybody. It is designed for metal, so it won't work for any other genre. Also, while the EQ settings are awesome, it would probably be really difficult for anyone inexperienced with this type of stuff to get the tone set right. For a beginner musician, this pedal would probably make your guitar sound horrible.

With that said, if you carefully listen to your instrument and take the time to dial the EQ right, this can make your guitar sound amazing. This is a fantastic distortion pedal for any experienced metal player. It is very well constructed and sounds great. Plus I love the way it looks, I hate it when metal distortion pedal housings are made from cheesy looking bright colored plastic. The matte black finished steel of this one looks cool and actually fits with the genre it's designed for.

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4.0

In the DANGERZONE

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from SUFU SD

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality
  • Good Distortion
  • lots of control
  • LOUD

Cons

  • Difficult to use

Best Uses

  • Metal
  • Rock

Comments about Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal:

This is another good pedal I purchased used for a steal. This thing is LOUD and gets a fair amount of feedback and overtones. Definitely not for everybody. It takes some time to learn how to use the EQ knobs, but they give you a lot of control over your tone! I'm not sure if it is analog or digital.

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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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5.0

Don't let the nay-sayers fool you

By 

from Rhinelander, WI

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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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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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    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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    3.0

    Has it's uses

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    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 !

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    from Pittsburgh, PA

    Comments about Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal:

    This Pedal sounds Great. Love it!

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