The Facts Behind The Metal Zone Boss Pedal

Metal Zone Boss Pedal – Is this pedal any good? This is a question that often arises from my students. I realize that metal music is not for everyone, but take a look, Boss Metal Zone is a legendary effects pedal that is able to cater to novice riffers and shredders but have you ever realized why this can happen. So before you judge that this pedal is out of date and intend to keep it in storage, let’s look a little deeper. The following are facts about metal zone pedals that I collected from various sources.

  • Honestly, the metal zone is a versatile distortion pedal
  • This pedal works well as a buffer
  • This pedal is also good for modding
  • Many famous musicians use it


The first fact of Metal Zone Boss Pedal is this pedal is a Multipurpose pedal. So, how do you guys produce a good guitar sound from Metal Zone? This question is actually very tentative because everyone will have a different way and taste in producing his guitar character. However, all that has to be done is just a little tweaking (fiddling with) this effects pedal. The first tip is to use Gain sufficiently, don’t rotate it to the full. High gain control will produce an unwanted hiss, even sacrificing dynamics and tone articulation. Turn the gain at 10 o’clock or a maximum of 12 o’clock and you will produce a rough guitar sound with good clarity so that you feel as if you are in punk/hardcore territory, with crisp and aggressive distortion.

Next, imagine that you are 15 years old, as a young metalhead, the first response after getting the MT-2 might provide more information about the middle frequencies. Yes, it’s a very natural first instinct – you’ve probably just heard Master of Puppets or Pantera riffs, they sound awesome, and have seen the famous V-shaped graphic EQ used to get that signature note. It makes sense to try and do the same with your Metal Zone. In essence, the pattern is not wrong, but it will sound strong and big when playing alone, but when playing in a musical group, you can be sure you will be disappointed. The sound of your guitar will be swallowed entirely by a combination of other instruments, as a result, you will not clearly hear the sound of your own guitar. One of the reasons is that the guitar is a high-frequency-focused instrument. That’s where it belongs, so if you do set middle at the very bottom, it’s no surprise it disappears. If you want to find the ideal guitar sound with Metal Zone, just turn the middle frequency around. Then spend some time controlling the Equalizer. The handy dual knob feature, two controls into four means you have detailed 3-band EQ – low, high & mid (with mid-frequency control from 200Hz to 5kHz) try experimenting with all four knobs.

Metal Zone Boss Pedal

What exactly is described above? Basically, you have a lot of control over shaping the guitar sound as needed – experimentation being the key, try setting all the EQ controls at 12 o’clock to start. Adjust the high and low controls to taste to get the basic sound of your guitar. But Remember!!! be careful! Because EQ control is so powerful, small changes make a big difference. Maximize the Mid setting and turn the mid Freq knob while playing your guitar with the dampening (chug) technique on the lowest string until you find the desired frequency. Apply a slightly lower Mid setting, eliminating the worst of those annoying frequencies!


Having a long signal chain or multiple pedals can cause bad sound as well. That is, when your tone loses the character and clarity of your guitar sound because it is disturbed by a signal that is processed too long, this is where the pedal buffer is useful. So, what is pedal buffer? The pedal buffer aims to amplify the signal to prevent loss of volume or clarity. They prevent alternating current (AC) from entering the circuit, thereby preventing the guitar signal from being cut off or affected. A stronger, clearer signal means better-produced sound, it’s that simple. All boss pedals have a built-in buffer circuit, meaning that when skipped, they still function as signal boosters. In short, having Metal Zone MT-2 on the pedalboard will provide a stronger signal, even if it is turned off.


Although modding pedals may sound foreign to beginners, many manufacturers began modifying classic pedals, some of which later became popular names in the field.

This MT-2 boss can be seen as very popular for modding, of course for several reasons. First of all, it’s quite easy – more than ever, as many companies offer us simple mods that can be purchased online. Second, the out-the-box sound of this pedal is as if it’s waiting to be modified. So for those of you who like to modify effects pedals, opening Metal Zone is the best and interesting solution.

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The next fact of Metal Zone Boss Pedal is Famous for Metal Zone Pedal users. Unwittingly the fame of this pedal is also influenced by several artists who use it. A number of well-known artists use it or have used it to make their guitar sound. Whether as a component of their rig on stage, at home, or recording. Metal Zone always finds its place. Personally, I have also used effects pedals for European and American touring needs with Burgerkill. This is not without reason, I really believe this pedal will help my performance on stage. Of course, apart from saving luggage because it is very light to carry on the plane, this small pedal makes it easier for me to tour without compromising the sound quality of my guitar.

Enough with the experience, let’s continue. Some of the musicians recorded using this pedal include: Simon Neil, Biffy Clyro (Below)- this tattooed Scottish man has used Metal Zone on every Biffy record to date. In a video interview with That Pedal Show, he admits he still uses one distortion with the MD-2 Mega on his live rig. Next up are Brian ‘Head’ Welch & James ‘Munky’ Shaffer (Korn). The undisputed giants of the Nu-metal genre use the MT-2 on their live pedalboard. They also reportedly use it in the studio for moments that require extra energy. Kurt Ballou, Converge – Kurt’s use of Metal Zone is a great example of the creative use of pedals. In the studio, he’s reported to have set the gain very low and the Equalizer set even, try listening to Converge and it will all make sense. Dan Donegan, Disturbed – another example of great use of Metal Zone’s great EQ. Donegan plays the lows and adjusts the mids for lo-fi radio sounds, perfect for song intros and instrumental breaks.