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Old 08-15-2004, 11:58 AM   #1
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Digitech Death Metal Pedal

I just bought a Digitech Death Metal Pedal and played a gig with it. I was blown away. With the level set at a quarter-way it blew away the second guitarist's Boss Distortion Pedal that was set at 3/4-way. They were plugged into a 100 watt peavey. If that Digitech pedal had the level turned up any more it would of blown windows out.

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Distortion- 5/5 The best and loudest distortion ever. Mostly for Hardcore.

Tone- 5/5 Has a great HEAVY METAL tone Not intended for anything else.

Looks- 4/5 Looks good but to plain black, the grunge pedal looks cooler

Overall- 5/5 AWESOME PEDAL
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Old 09-11-2004, 04:00 AM   #2
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I'm deciding whether to buy this or the Boss Metalzone. Which one would you recomend?
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Old 09-11-2004, 02:47 PM   #3
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Definately this pedal, I've heard them both and the Metal Zone is just a digtized sounding piece of crap
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Old 09-11-2004, 07:44 PM   #4
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Would you pick this over Metal Master?
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Old 09-11-2004, 09:09 PM   #5
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the mt-2 is "better" but id just not waist my money on a distortion pedal. thiers no point.
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Old 09-17-2004, 04:17 PM   #6
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The Metal Master is one of if not the best distortion pedal you can buy, but if the Death Metal Pedal is as good as he says it is you could probably go with that because its only like 40 or 50 bucks.
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Old 09-20-2004, 06:41 AM   #7
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Definately this pedal, I've heard them both and the Metal Zone is just a digtized sounding piece of crap
That's funny that you think that the Metal Zone sounds digital, because its 100% analog circutry. Anyway, the Metal Zone is more versatile, but the Death Metal has an insane crunch to it...try em out thats all I can say.
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Old 09-20-2004, 01:32 PM   #8
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Definately this pedal, I've heard them both and the Metal Zone is just a digtized sounding piece of crap
Wrong. It is the digitech pedals which have software based modelling and distortion, and the MT-2 which is analog, and gives that great analog sound the digitech's can't touch.

As for the metal master, that pedal is ONLY good for power chords, thats it. Anything else ( minor chords, fast solos, etc) sounds like muddy garbage.

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Old 09-20-2004, 07:05 PM   #9
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I beg to differ. I hate the death metal in comparison to the Metalzone. I like the broader sound you can get with the Metalzone. It has a much more expansive equalizer and get's the middle tones much better. The Death Metal sounds way too digital for my taste. I will say though that it is easier to make the Metalzone sound crappy but it can also sound much better.
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Old 09-20-2004, 08:17 PM   #10
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I beg to differ. I hate the death metal in comparison to the Metalzone. I like the broader sound you can get with the Metalzone. It has a much more expansive equalizer and get's the middle tones much better. The Death Metal sounds way too digital for my taste. I will say though that it is easier to make the Metalzone sound crappy but it can also sound much better.
The Death Metal is analog too...maybe you're confusing it with the Metal Master (which is digital)but anyway....the grunge is better imo....read my review. It's my first post in the Digitech Grunge thread.
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Old 09-21-2004, 12:40 PM   #11
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ive had an mt-2 for some time now, it even sounded good on my first guitar. an argos encore setup, now i have a vintage SG and a H||H ic100 amp and it sounds amazing. i think DIGItech kinda says its not really an analogue pedal to me
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Old 09-24-2004, 07:33 PM   #12
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the digitech death metal looks really good to me, i'm torn between that and the boss mt 2
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Old 10-03-2004, 02:51 AM   #13
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I like it beter then the metal master.
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Old 10-05-2004, 08:59 PM   #14
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If you like the digitech death metal pedal, you may want to try the DOD death metal (FX86, or FX86B). I tried the digitech... It was awesome, sure, but you can't get enough of a crunch from it. Just a swelling type of distortion... the DOD offers a bit of both. I recomend the digitech if you would like a sound that is a bit more towards the metal side, but the DOD is more original in sound, and you'd find that the DOD can be made to sound like distortions for many different genres. Traditional metal, for one, punk, and others. Just give it a try.
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Old 10-15-2004, 10:18 PM   #15
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If you like the digitech death metal pedal, you may want to try the DOD death metal (FX86, or FX86B). I tried the digitech... It was awesome, sure, but you can't get enough of a crunch from it. Just a swelling type of distortion... the DOD offers a bit of both. I recomend the digitech if you would like a sound that is a bit more towards the metal side, but the DOD is more original in sound, and you'd find that the DOD can be made to sound like distortions for many different genres. Traditional metal, for one, punk, and others. Just give it a try.

I heard death metal is all just fuzz, especially when you turn the gain down.

and metal zone pwnz all!!!!

im buying a metal zone.
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Old 11-03-2004, 10:44 PM   #16
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Metal Master- Digitalized
Metal Zone- Digitalized, but Very Nice
Death Metal- Analog, A Tad weak
Grunge- Analog, Nice Distorntion

L@@K at the boss mega distortion
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Old 11-03-2004, 11:36 PM   #17
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Same here I love this thing.
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Old 11-13-2004, 09:03 PM   #18
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I tried it out and it sounded like sh*t, really all I could see this kind of distortion fit for is boosting the hell out of solos, and for complete noobs...
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Old 12-29-2004, 04:09 PM   #19
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Metal Master- Digitalized
Metal Zone- Digitalized, but Very Nice
Death Metal- Analog, A Tad weak
Grunge- Analog, Nice Distorntion

L@@K at the boss mega distortion
dude, you have no idea what you are talking about, and ive played a Death Metal, it sounds like a muddy, fuzzy, digital piece of crap
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Old 12-30-2004, 01:49 AM   #20
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By the MXR Doulbe shot Distortion I got it and works good
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Old 01-03-2005, 12:24 PM   #21
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I've played the Digi Death Metal pedal, and I honestly thought that it was a little too much. Even if you get the volume and the distortion, is it worth no one being able to hear your notes? I use a Boss MetalZone as a boost for my Marshall, and it's nothing insane, but you can certainly tell what I'm playing, and it's very decent distortion.
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Old 01-07-2005, 05:16 PM   #22
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Sod all of them and get an Ibanez SM-7 smashbox and an EQ pedal.
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Old 01-11-2005, 09:51 AM   #23
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this pedal has no gain dial, no?

therefore it is useless, no?
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Old 01-17-2005, 07:26 PM   #24
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i have it and its OK can anyone tell me some good settings
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Old 01-18-2005, 05:51 PM   #25
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Be a little more specific.
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Old 01-26-2005, 05:36 PM   #26
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yeah i used one.. seemed really staticky n ****......
but then again i probably just set it up all wrong for my taste of sound
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Old 01-26-2005, 06:14 PM   #27
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Hot Head or Grunge by Digitech are better.
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Old 01-27-2005, 01:45 PM   #28
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i just baught a death metal pedal or myself and i would recomend it for soloing
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Old 01-27-2005, 09:12 PM   #29
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I Bought a Boss MT-2 Metal Zone today which i will be returning tommorow. The guy who sold it to me told me it was an awsome pedal and bla bla bla. When i plugged it into my amp it was nothing but horrible noise. it sounded like an airplane was taking off in my amp. The output and crunch went over the top to a very hot sound, but it just couldnt sustain that and not be noisy. I mean it was so noisy even when i wasnt playing it and turned my guitar knobs down. The only way it sounded decent was when i used lower volume but even then it was bad. Anyone else have any recomendations which are not the Metal zone, death metal , or grunge pedals??
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Old 01-28-2005, 09:07 AM   #30
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Anyone else have any recomendations which are not the Metal zone, death metal , or grunge pedals??
a tube amp, cap'n elitist.
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