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    Default Re: What is/was the worst pedal you ever had?

    Hey now, some RP series sounded ok.

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    Default Re: What is/was the worst pedal you ever had?

    Having sold off most of my pedal collection, the Metal Zone is one of the few pedals I truly miss owning. Really. I don't know how to get a bad sound out of it. Sweep the Midrange Frequency knob back & forth until you hit a sweet spot - a distortion pedal that's "tuned" to your own setup. Most of us who bought the MT-2 are accustomed to hearing it through a 1x8 solid state beginner amp, but mixing it with power tube distortion through a 2x12 is the coolest sound. And never turn the distortion knob above 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baritone View Post
    Having sold off most of my pedal collection, the Metal Zone is one of the few pedals I truly miss owning. Really. I don't know how to get a bad sound out of it. Sweep the Midrange Frequency knob back & forth until you hit a sweet spot - a distortion pedal that's "tuned" to your own setup. Most of us who bought the MT-2 are accustomed to hearing it through a 1x8 solid state beginner amp, but mixing it with power tube distortion through a 2x12 is the coolest sound. And never turn the distortion knob above 3.
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    I did find the DS-1 in the garbage.
    I once found a guitar amp in the garbage, a Peavey Studio 110. It caught fire at the first gig I played it at.. But it was at the end of it, thank god.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baritone View Post
    Having sold off most of my pedal collection, the Metal Zone is one of the few pedals I truly miss owning. Really. I don't know how to get a bad sound out of it. Sweep the Midrange Frequency knob back & forth until you hit a sweet spot - a distortion pedal that's "tuned" to your own setup. Most of us who bought the MT-2 are accustomed to hearing it through a 1x8 solid state beginner amp, but mixing it with power tube distortion through a 2x12 is the coolest sound. And never turn the distortion knob above 3.
    Finally, someone with some sense and taste. Though usually I have the distortion set to about 12:00. And I always use it through the cleanest sound that I can get through a clean channel on whatever amp I'm running. Oh, and I have one of the Keeley modded ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baritone View Post
    Having sold off most of my pedal collection, the Metal Zone is one of the few pedals I truly miss owning. Really. I don't know how to get a bad sound out of it. Sweep the Midrange Frequency knob back & forth until you hit a sweet spot - a distortion pedal that's "tuned" to your own setup. Most of us who bought the MT-2 are accustomed to hearing it through a 1x8 solid state beginner amp, but mixing it with power tube distortion through a 2x12 is the coolest sound. And never turn the distortion knob above 3.
    I never really got to discover the joys of distortion pedals when I started out, even though did indeed start with a wimpy Peavey 1x10 SS combo. I used graphic EQ pedals to boost the fundamental sound, which I still like since I now have amps with excellent fundamental sounds. But many years later, I did start using distortion pedals through the clean channel once every blue moon, just to have a different flavor.

    I think it was the original MXR Distortion + that Randy used to boost his old Marshalls. Limited but fun to play with. He must have used something far more impressive for boost by the time he was playing big concerts with Ozzy, because his live sound on Tribute was awesome.
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    I haven't got that many pedals, but still: Behringer flanger machine.

    It has a lot of knobs and exactly one good tone in it. Which is useless because of the volume drop and hiss. But I really shouldn't complain. I got it for free because my friend wanted to get rid of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffB View Post
    DOD FX17 (?) Wah/volume (volume fine, wah was horrendous)
    Yes. I had one and it sucked so bad that only using it as a continuous controller could redeem it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by czarokrates View Post
    17 posts and nobody mentioned Boss Metal Zone....

    What's up ?
    I think that one is the obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Pigbacon View Post
    Yes. I had one and it sucked so bad that only using it as a continuous controller could redeem it.
    I don't know if DOD ever came out with another wah. I have no idea how that pedal made it into production.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    I don't know if DOD ever came out with another wah. I have no idea how that pedal made it into production.
    Sounds like a case of "me too" with the pedal production. Probably a cautionary tale for any pedal maker temped to make yet more of what's already out there. If you're going to make something, make something really useful people really need.
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    I once found a guitar amp in the garbage, a Peavey Studio 110. It caught fire at the first gig I played it at.. But it was at the end of it, thank god.

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    Yikes. I really have no idea what some of you guys are on about.
    I recently tried a stock MZ through my 2x12 rig and dang.

    Went easy on the gain, conservative with the EQ and it did a decent Pantera impression. That's the best I could get out of it. I tweaked the crap out of it; went fully clean in the amp, went with a slightly crunchy amp and taking the gain back from the pedal, as a boost, and just about every use I could think of and it just didn't deliver for me.

    IMO, it's too thin and fake in the mids to do anything I really like, the high-end is either muffled or grating, always sounding "like a pedal" and never transparent, and the bass EQ sits way too low in the frequencies, which is excellent for small SS combos but, IMO, really useless for "real" (I hate that word in this context but you know what I mean) amps.

    I had a modified MZ (Diezel mod) that sat the bass at a more punchy frequency and opened up the mids a bit, while taking some fizz off. I'd give that a go if I had the chance.

    I guess if I wanted to get a sound like Death or Carcass, a stock MZ could be good but I'm not into Death Metal anymore.
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