Re: Boss Mega Distortion vs. Metal Core
Hey, thanks for the replies everyone!
I bought a used Metal Core on eBay for $50 plus shipping. Considering they cost $90 new, I thought it was a steal. When I first got the pedal I rigged it up with my Danelectro EQ and plugged into my 30-watt Crate....and absolutely hated the sound. I tried dozens of amp, EQ, and pedal setting combinations and nothing worked. I thought I wasted $60.
However, for my band's gigs I started borrowing a 130-watt Fender Ultimate Chorus....and the Metal Core absolutely kills with it (and the EQ of course). Beautiful, full, sustaining distortion. I keep my RG in drop-B and C# standard and the low B5 power chord is clear as a bell. I have an Epiphone SG in drop-D and standard and it sounds great with that as well. Perfect.
Moral of the story? Make sure the pedal sounds good with the amp you plan on using.