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I use this for making messy, abrasive sounds. It's pretty good for that, as much of the Lawliet guitar sound relies on that and heavy reverb, but unless you want horrible-good tones don't get one. It's fine at bedroom volume but once you get higher up it's not a decent pedal for metal at all.
First of all, I bought this pedal after hearing its immense sound on a youtube video. I am just over a first year player, and I wanted to move to more heavy music when I was looking at distortion pedals. I previously purchased a DS-2 Turbo Distortion pedal, and I was very underwhelmed with the sound, even in comparison to the DS-1. So when I purchased this pedal, I immediately tested out some Metallica riffs on my amp. I played enter sandman, because that was one of the only songs I knew at the time. But Immediately after playing with that pedal, I was very excited to learn metal riffs. This has to be one of the best metal pedals out there. The gain control on this pedal is very nice, as well as the highs and lows. I use EMG's on my guitar in conjunction with the pedal, and I can say that it is an unbeatable combo. If you are looking for a great heavy distortion pedal, and like to palm mute with Metallica riffs like Master of Puppets this is the best option in my opinion. I have recommended this pedal to all of my friends, because it is the best distortion pedal I have used thus far. After using the Ml-2 I would not go back to the "DS" series pedals.
My favourite pedal. After seeing me use it my guitar teacher said he needed to get one of his own. Great sustain, has a bite and edge with a bridge pickup, bottomless richness with the neck. Maybe it's just that I love the metal sound, but I use this pedal with blues, metal, rock, anything where I use a dirty tone. Highly recommended.