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Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Distortion Guitar Pedal

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  • The MT-2 provides super-long sustain and heavy mids and lows like a stack of overdriven amps.
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Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Distortion Guitar Pedal + Planet Waves Classic Series Instrument Cable with Right Angle Plug, 0.5 feet (3-pack)
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Product Description

Fearsome distortion! Super-long sustain and heavy mids and lows like a stack of overdriven amps lets you show 'em your teeth. A three-band EQ sports them many distortion textures all at your command.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 6 x 3 inches ; 1.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0002CZVA0
  • Item model number: MT-2
  • Batteries 1 9V batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,384 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 19, 2004

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Rob Ring on May 11, 2006
I've had my Boss Metal Zone for about 15 years and have never had any issues with it. It's an incredibly versatile distortion pedal (whether you're playing Thrash-metal or Brit-pop). I've used other (cheaper) fuzz-boxes etc, but I always come back to the Boss. Well worth the money.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By J. Nielsen on June 17, 2009
Note that this pedal is meant to be used with an amp that is on a clean setting. The pedal is meant for playing metal (like Metallica), or metal-ish punk rock (like Pennywise, Strung Out, The Offspring). It does this very well. If you don't want to buy a tube amp like a Peavey 6505 or a Mesa Boogie, this pedal will get you pretty close for far less money. Of course nothing is better than a real tube amp, but this pedal is pretty cool. I combine mine with a $400 65-watt solid state amp and I love it. The EQ is very flexible, letting you dial in just about any sound you could want. The gain is adjustable too, so you can dial in more of a standard rock sound if you want. Boss pedals are extremely well built, known for lasting typically 10 to 20 years, or even more. And that's with regularly being used all the time.

I also have a Boss CH-1 Super Chorus and I put the pedals right next to each other. I can step on both at the same time and instantly switch from heavy metal distortion to a beautiful clean sound with chorus (a la Metallica), and then back.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By From Detroit on April 10, 2010
I have a lot of pedals... In fact, I have 2 distortion and 2 overdrive pedals (though only the MT2 and the OD3 are regularly in my rig.) This pedal won't give you a "cranked up tube stack" sound. No... Instead, it's very edgy and smooth as can be. It has a mid-sweep knob on it to help sculpt your tone. I usually use it as a mid-boost for solos. You'll find that you get amazing sustain and a huge sound that you won't be able to replicate (easily... I'm sure the huge Boss distortion box comes close, but for the price...) with any other pedal.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MetalFan on July 18, 2012
This is a great pedal I picked up used, they can be had cheaply on the used market. I actually use it with both an acoustic electric guitar to get a little distortion and the bass guitar for some grit. The 2 EQ pots on the front panel make it very versatile, enough to use with a cigar box guitar also.

The pedal can preserve bass signal and still be EQ'd for saturated distortion. The other reviews speak for this pedal both here and on other sites and one can see why it is so popular. I also other Boss Distortion pedals. Like most people, I own a DS-1 and an MD-2 which are both cheap and effective. I own a HM-2 Heavy Metal 2 which caters more to the traditional metal sound and I actually think this pedal is more versatile IMO with different guitars where you may not want a strictly metal tone.

I also own an older 80's HM-2 Heavy Metal which will run circles around the metal zone for classic thrash and speed metal tones and almost any other heavy distortion pedal that I could never part with, overall i like this pedal, but it cannot top the older legendary Boss pedals.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jose on December 14, 2010
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This foot pedal it's beyond of what i expected of it, it's amazing super heavy and you can play with it what ever way you wan't. Completly easy to use i recomend it to any one willing to expand he's musical horizons and be heavier in what he or she plays.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Plague11 on March 16, 2009
This pedal delivers what it promises - Metal! The versatility and sound quality make this pedal a must-have for anyone playing on the heavier side. Combined with typical Boss bullet-proof construction and reliability, I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to add awesome crunch to any setup.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By H town on October 17, 2007
I bought mine used three years ago and it works great. It works for a Metallica, Pantera type sound. You can also get good rock sounds with the gain turned down and eq. adjusted.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mode7 on June 3, 2012
After using a Digitech RP250 multi-effects pedal for around 4 years, I decided it was time to actually focus on my tone. While I love it for the versatility and range of effects, the distortion models are just not that great.. requiring lots of tweaking for a decent sound.

I tried out both the DS-1 and the MT-2. I have to say, I was certainly impressed with the DS-1, but the MT-2 simply had a tone I appreciated more after tweaking with it for a bit.
Slightly modifying the "Heavy Metal" preset described in the manual, I got a smooth, deep, and rounded tone great for my guitar.

I have a customized 12-year old Warlock NJ, and I play it with my cheap little Peavey Vyper 15W. I generally play groove and heavy metal, and I love my pinch harmonics. This pedal allows me to get great squeals while still keeping a non-fuzzy smooth metal tone.
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