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 H...
This Boss MT-2 Metal Zone is Owned by Dave Mustaine, frontman for the legendary metal band Megadeth. The Boss MT-2 is an undeniable icon of metal guitar tones and remains one of the most popular pedals in Boss' whole catalog. For players who need a one-way ticket to over-the-top distortion worthy of the legands of thrash, the MT-2 is an easy choice.more
"It's something I picked for a song a long time ago, 'Did My Time', and it, like, turns it into an AM radio sound, a lo-fi sound is what we use that for" - Jim Otell (Munky's guitar tech) on the Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Guitar Effects Pedal. This pedal is also mentioned in the [2020 Premier Guitar interview](https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/29753-Korn-The-Nothing-Brian-Head-Welch-James-Munky-Shaffer-interview-nu-metal-Nick-Raskulinecz?page=2).more
Dan Donegan uses a Boss Metal Zone MT-2 pedal, which his guitar tech mentions at 4:40, saying, "Again another standard, well-known, cheaply-made, durable Boss pedal. A lot of people use it for overdrive. Dan uses it for a dropout. So he uses the EQ and pulls it back so he can come down to tone that's like a real harsh and raunchy kind of noise boxy, radio-ish, transistor kind of sound..."more
UPDATE - AUGUST 2005 Shown above is Reb's new pedalboard for the Whitesnake 2005 World Tour. As you can see, there have been a number of changes to the board. Reb's old Danelectro delay has been replaced with a Digitech Digital Delay pedal. The Boss Metal Zone (famous for sucking out low end) is no more, replaced by a Fulltone Fat Boost.more
It's interesting that you bought both. > It's because I got really into offset guitars, and I wanted to have that offset for multiple songs in multiple tunings. I got back into the Boss Metal Zone MT-2 pedal on the record we just recorded down in Texas. People associate it with metal bands, but you can do a lot with it, like get great feedback.more
Este pedal fue implementado por Munky en el album Take a Look in the Mirror, no la usa como una distorsion, la usa de tal manera que cuando lo activara, en el pedal sonaran las frecuencias agudas osea para que su sonido fuera mucho mas agudo dando un efecto como si su guitarra estuviera en segundo plano. Ademas le gustaba su sonido. Se usa en canciones como Did My Time, Break Some Off y unas cuantas mas. Normalmente para hacer este efecto se usaria un pedal LO-FI. En el minuto 8:28 se ve el pedal.more
This post from the official biography page of Jon mentions it in the comments that he used to use a Boss MT-2 Metal Zone. However as suggested by multiple forum posts like the folowing ones he never used it as a distortion pedal: https://www.sevenstring.org/threads/boss-mt-2-metal-zone-as-a-boost-overdrive-eq-unconventional-uses-of-other-pedals.151365/ https://www.sevenstring.org/threads/give-me-pedal-suggestions.304733/ He used it purely as a tone-shaping and boost pedal with the overdrive channel of his amps.more
Simplicity is key for Cronos, as far as gear and getting his sound go. “I’ve always been able to walk up to any amp, with my bass, plug it in and, I’m not kidding you, within five or 10 minutes, I’ve got my sound. It’s because I know what I like to hear. My sound is very specific, but even with just the three buttons of bass, treble and middle, I can get it. It’s in the bass – it’s in the wood, man.” He adds: “I’ve really cut back on a lot of pedals now. I still have two overdrives – the bass Sansamp and a Boss Metal Zone. I sometimes use a digital delay if I’m going to do a solo or something like that. And of course if we’re doing ‘At War With Satan’ I’ll put the phaser in.more
"So I got this BOSS pedal called the Metal Zone [MT-2], and that became my pedal for a long time. I remember when I got my first Les Paul … it sounded so cool through the Metal Zone. The first two records I did with The Donnas were all done with the Metal Zone. It was my sound, my personality."more
In this artical he mentioned that he use to use this pedal in his rig.
Used on Ulver's *Nattens Madrigal* "I remember Kris and Erik had a very clear vision of a so-called necro sound. I remember using a super simple setup with just a Boss Metal Zone and a Marshall JCM 800 – all cranked up and dialed hard right. And if that wasn’t enough, there was added even more treble in the mastering process."more
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.
Must have device. One of the best from BOSS. Very pretty sound from drive to hard distortion tones. Very nice and powerful eq on board. As usual work best only with tube amps! don't try to use it with cheap transistor combo - you will be disappointed.
I cut my teeth using this pedal. It's got tons of parameters to play with. It's because of this pedal that I wanted to learn about tone...mostly because the tone on this pedal is horrible, and I never want to hear another used ever again. Because it inspired me to play, I will give it more than one star. But I won't give it more than two because of how badly it sounds without mods.
Has a bad image this pedal, however - down tune to an "A" and play it through a bass amp and it sounds pretty good.
Just don't touch the dials once you've nailed the sound!
I bought it in my naïveté for about $60 used. Didn't care for it. I wouldn't knock it down completely because it's all in how you use it. It was helpful in learning what I didn't want in my electric guitar sound.
It is just what I need to be a little over the top when I need to be. I love a good drop d scream number some times as well and this comes in handy for that.
This pedal is good for metallica to tool to black sabbath, with high mid range and mids around 6 keep the bass high and the treble at 5-6 and your set to play just about any metal this pedal is great!
It was my first distortion pedal. It has tweakable EQ which can give you different tones. Of course for metal you would like to cut mids and add some low and highs. Do it, but very accurate. Gain knob can give you some small amount of distortion or you can fully crank it up and get so much noise... Very usable and a great eq. I still like it.
The best part of this pedal is the EQ. Far more than you would expect from a run of the mill high gain pedal. It allows you to really dial in a lot of different tones on one pedal.
funny thing about this meme of a pedal is, when dialed in right, you can get some decent shredy/ rocky tones, probably one of the most under-appreciated pedals in mt group of friends and bandmates xD xD
Just not the best pedal. DO NOT use this pedal for your main distortion pedal, if your aim is to sound like other professional musicians/bands.
To be fair, of course, if you want to use this to give your already-distorted sound a nice boosted TIN-CAN sound, like the guitarist from the band Cannibal Corpse, go right ahead. Use this as an equalizer pedal, to change your sound, to morph your sound, to contour your sound.
I've this pedal since 1998 and I just had it modded by AnalogMan. I'm just waiting for it to come back from Mike @ AnalogMan. I hope it sounds fucking awesome. I think it's very harsh with the mids. I do know she is a fickle creature. Let's rock MT-2 \m/