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  • #31
    Re: Boss Metal Zone: From love to hate... to love again?

    Almost EVERY pedal CAN sound good - IF you set the knobs right, and use it in the right context/setting.

    This is asking way too much of most guitarists, unfortunately.
    Originally posted by Bad City
    He's got the crowd on his side and the blue jean lights in his eyes...

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    • #32
      Re: Boss Metal Zone: From love to hate... to love again?

      Originally posted by Aceman View Post
      Almost EVERY pedal CAN sound good - IF you set the knobs right, and use it in the right context/setting.

      This is asking way too much of most guitarists, unfortunately.
      You've obviously never played a DOD FX55b
      "It keeps you fit - the alcohol, nasty women, sweat on stage, bad food - it's all very good for you." -Bon Scott

      "Let me put it this way: the 5150 will treat
      you better than any girlfriend, because it screams louder, it's easier to pick up, and it shuts up when you take your plug out." -Rip Glitter

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      • #33
        Re: Boss Metal Zone: From love to hate... to love again?

        The Metal Zone didn't really gel with my Marshalls. Too much tweaking of the EQ with those type of amps for me. Actually avoided the Metal Zone for years because everytime I heard someone play it, it was either too bassy with a shrill top end or very nasal. Plugging it in the front end of my Marshall, I got those same results, at any volume level.

        Paired with an amp (or OD pedal maybe) that has nice thick low mids it works though. The Metal Zone sounded good in front of my Mesa Studio. Got that late 90's era Abyss studios sound.

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        • #34
          Re: Boss Metal Zone: From love to hate... to love again?

          Originally posted by Edgecrusher View Post
          You've obviously never played a DOD FX55b
          Or a Zoom 505 II
          Epiphone LP Standard PlusTop Pro
          Ibanez SZ320 / A8 DD103 bridge.
          Ibanez RG270 / Screamin' Demon bridge.

          Egnater Tweaker 15 Head / Laney Cub 8 / 2x12 - Celestion V30+K100
          Line 6 M13 and plenty of stompboxes I rarely use!

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          • #35
            Re: Boss Metal Zone: From love to hate... to love again?

            If you're using a MT-2 for anything other than bedroom practice, you're not doing yourself any favors. I know a guy who uses one for everything and swears by it, but to me his tone is nothing but big buzzy mush, with no definition. No thank you.
            Originally posted by Rockstar216
            Musician thinking - nice strat, looks like a 62, that Marshall JCM 800 sounds great, the lead guitarist could use a bit less treble

            Bar patron thinking - Wonder if these guys know "Free bird"?

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            • #36
              Re: Boss Metal Zone: From love to hate... to love again?

              Originally posted by GuitarStv View Post
              I gave it a fair chance . . . the metal zone sounded good on it's own (well, scooped and poundingly tons of gain) but it didn't really cut well in a live situation . . . and I hated having to play with inner and outer knobs to desperately try and get a sound that was ok . . . and I'm a guy who likes playing with knobs . . .
              It really needs a set up with a ton of clean headroom and the ability to keep the bottom tight without farting out, to cut it in a live setting.

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              • #37
                Re: Boss Metal Zone: From love to hate... to love again?

                I've always loved those pedals... For years and years it was my only pedal. I really live the saturation and the treble it has.
                Pair it with a good wah and you can Pierce your eardrums.
                Go buy my book. https://www.amazon.com/dp/198405564X

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                • #38
                  Re: Boss Metal Zone: From love to hate... to love again?

                  Boss Zone: from meh to whatever and back to meh again.
                  "Technique is really the elimination of the unneccessary ... it is a constant effort to avoid any personal impediment or obstacle to acheive the smooth flow of energy and intent"
                  Yehudi Menuhin

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                  • #39
                    Re: Boss Metal Zone: From love to hate... to love again?

                    This was 8 years ago...
                    Just sayin'.
                    Epiphone LP Standard PlusTop Pro
                    Ibanez SZ320 / A8 DD103 bridge.
                    Ibanez RG270 / Screamin' Demon bridge.

                    Egnater Tweaker 15 Head / Laney Cub 8 / 2x12 - Celestion V30+K100
                    Line 6 M13 and plenty of stompboxes I rarely use!

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                    • #40
                      Re: Boss Metal Zone: From love to hate... to love again?

                      I use one for a doorstop. Does that count?

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                      • #41
                        Re: Boss Metal Zone: From love to hate... to love again?

                        Originally posted by Rafito View Post
                        Here is my own demo of the Boss Metal zone

                        Hey hey Rafito makes the BOSS Metal Zone sound great!

                        I the 80's, I used to stick an HM-2 Heavy Metal in front of my Crate, set it to max buzz and play "Black Sabbath" (the song).

                        I would use the super-microphonic pickups in my cheapass guitar to sing the lines.

                        "What is this that stands before meee... bla bla OHHH NOOOOOOOOOOO!" buzz buzz buzzzzzzz

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                        • #42
                          Re: Boss Metal Zone: From love to hate... to love again?

                          Originally posted by Edgecrusher View Post
                          You've obviously never played a DOD FX55b
                          Originally posted by Diego View Post
                          Or a Zoom 505 II
                          I said "almost"
                          Originally posted by Bad City
                          He's got the crowd on his side and the blue jean lights in his eyes...

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