Re: Boss MT-2 Metal Zone
Well, I really like it over top of the front end of my little Carvin x60A. But, it is a tube amp, and has some gain of its own going on the lead channel. I just use the MT2 to make it sing a little more. I was wrong, I actually use the distortion at around noon. Anyway, I would never personally use a distortion box for all of my gain,,EVER. I tried it before ,,,and especially driving a solid state amp. But, when used to add some extra hair to a drivin tube amp with built in tube preamp gain, the MT2 sounds pretty sweet. On a side note, when trying to use the MT2 with my SLO for just a tiny lead boost,,,I don't like it. For that amp, a little kick from my SD1 for solos is sweeter by far. So, I guess it is amp dependent. I mean, the MT2 seems to sound better with the Carvin than my SD1,,,but for the Soldano,,,it is opposite. I don't know,,,, it is personal... Some people ask why I'd even need an OD pedal with an SLO.....and it is because I like to dial in the lead channel for a nice heavy rocking rhythm and so I don't max out the amp gain- I like to keep it around 6-7 on the SLO, and then slam it with just a tiny boost from the SD1,,,which is a very warm sweet and transparent sounding pedal- for some leads when I want it to sing like a violin. Of course, the Carvin will never come close to the Soldano with any pedal,,,but it is a nice little combo amp for little jam sessions, etc., and it does sound pretty awesome for that application.
Last edited by lynchfan6; 08-07-2010 at 09:42 PM.