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and this is what i stumbled across when i'm looking for the perfect setting for my BOSS FZ-2. it's taken from some indon's musical forum... (it's fjooking long...)
Gw dapet nih stlh ngubek2 file2 lama di komputer...Heavy Metal
I play through an ibanez ax7221, a randall rg100, and the boss metal zone
NOTE: this is a heavy assed sound that my metal band plays under. Get more from the Web.
-gain = level 2
-low = level 3.75
-mid = level 5.5
-high = level 7.5
-master = level 2
-gain = 10 o'clock
-low = 4 o'clock
-high = 1 o'clock
-mid freq = 2.5 o'clock
-mid = 2.5 o'clock
-dist = 10 o'clock
-Justin Gibson-80's to now Metallica
Carvin Legacy 100 watt tube head matched with a Marshall 4x12 Vintage 30 loaded speaker cab or Roland Jazz Chorus 2x12 combo, Boss MT-2, 67' Gibson V with Seymour Duncan pickups or ESP EXP with EMG pickups.
Basic building block for a Metallica type sound. Early Kill Em' All To the Load sessions tone can be achieved with this setting.
Bright Switch Enabled
Roland Jazz Chorus
firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>Death Metal
Boss Metal Zone MT2
Marshall JCM 800
Guitar with a bridge humbucker
Growling death metal kick-ass sound.
Level: A bit over half way
Middle: A bit over 3/4
Mid Freq: 3/4
Dist: Over half way
Use the clean channel
Middle: half way
Start with those. Then adjust the sound like you want. First make the clean channel sound good if you plan to use it and then adjust the pedal. But anyway, I suggest to keep MID and MID FREQ settings like that.
firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>My Sound
ESP LTD F-200 through the Metal Zone to the amp, a Peavey Studio Pro 112.
Even sounding highs and lows and enough middle so it sounds good, but not to where it muddies up the tone.
Pedal: Low-3 o clock
Mid-somewhere between 10-11 o clock
Mid freq.-1 o clock
High-3 o clock
Tone and volume knobs all the way up on the guitar, level on amp and pedal as desired. If you're playing a gig and turn the amp way up, you'll get pretty beefy lows, so you may want to turn the lows down when playing at high volumes.
Fender hotrod deville set on treble;12 bass;5 mid;5
Esp Custom explorer with emg-85 and emg-81 pickups. On S.I.T. 9 guage strings
It is a Creed sounding distortion. Sounds like mesa triple rectifier solo head. Good for any creed.
Level: all up
High: 3 o"clock
Low: 3 o"clock
Middle: 10 o"clock to 10:30
Mid freq: 1:30 to 2:00
Jrtremonti03@aol.com <mailto:Jrtremonti03@aol.com>Agressive Metal
Ibanez Rg170 Crate GFX20...I cant afford anything big Boss MT-2 Metalzone...If you didnt no that shot yourself
Agressive metallicaish type metal - GREAT MUTES
High: all the way up
Low: all the way up
Mid Freq: NONE
Mid: 5 o'clock
Dist. All the way up
High: all the way up
Low: 3 o;clock
Mid Freq: NONE
Mid: 5 o'clock
Dist. All the way up
Jackson Kelly Star XT, Laney TF300, Boss MT-2
High: between 2 and 3 o clock
Mid: 10 o clock
Mid Freq: 12 or 2 o clock
Demonio SangreAgressive Metal
I use my Marshall G30RCD and the Ibanez RG270. And the Metal Zone of course
I use this setting for agressive metal. Actually it sounds great!!!
On the MT-2:
Level: 12 oclock
Low: all the way up
High: 3 oclock
Mid. Freq.: 4 oclock
Middle: 4 oclock
Dist: 11 oclock
On the Amp:
Bass: all the way up
Trebble: 3 oclock
Flo@Manowar.net <mailto:Flo@Manowar.net>Green Day
I have a fender strat with custom pickups and a marshall vs65. I use a monster cable and an ibanez echo box with it.
It is like a when i come around with a little twist.
I turn the drive up to 7, the mids to 2 and bass at 8 and trebble at 6. Then i just turn the gain to what is appropriate. The echo box i use i barely turn on to get more of a bass sound. It just adds some umph.
when i use it, i use a strat>mt2>marshall g80rcd
very heavy pedal, too digital tho. I love the screaming leads tho
volume 9 oclock
treb 4oclock and thirty minutes
mid freq 3oclock
dist up all the way (heavy dist) or 9oclock (warm od)
woodrowMy regular sound
I usually use my Metal Zone with Marshall amps, my Ibanez RG420FA and Zoom 707 effect processor (or whatever it is called).
The sound is the best possible I can obtain with this set of equipment. I use it at rehearsals and on gigs, it's relatively good for those situations.
My bass and treble are usually at 12 o'clock, depending on my need for treble and bass, another equalizer setting I usually use is: bass at 2-3 o'clock & treble at 12-1 o'clock. My level is usually also at 12'o clock and distortion at 5 o'clock. Middle & mid.freq are at 2 o'clock.
Jape's home pageHeavy Metal Distortion
I use a Digitech Whammy, into the Metal Zone, into a Dunlop Wah, to my crappy Peavey Rage 158 amp. This setting is just forthe metal zone though.
This gets a good all around heavy metal sound good for Slayer, old Metallica, Pantera, etc...
Turn the Level knob to wherever you want it. (up a lot is good)
Turn the Low knob all the way up. Turn the High knob to 3 o'clock. Turn the Mid Freq knob to about 1 o'clock. Turn Middle to about 11 o'clock. For a more death metal distortion you can turn Middle all the way down and play with the Mid Freq knob to find what you like.
Madhatter000@hotmail.com <mailto:Madhatter000@hotmail.com>Death Metal
BC Rich Bich, MT2, and Marshall Valvestate 8240.
Awesome death metal tone in the wake of Suffocation.
Using the BC Rich Bich with Dimarzio Super Distortions into MT2 set at,
Then MT2 into Valvestate 8240 with boost channel on OD1 and eq set at,
SkitsofranticLD25@go.com <mailto:SkitsofranticLD25@go.com>Trash Metal
Jackson DK-2, Marshall JCM-900 model 4500 Head + Marshall 1960 Lead 4x12 Celestion cabinet, Boss CH-1, Boss Ge-7, Dunlop Crybaby GCB95 Wah-Wah
This settings are for a fantastic trash metal sound like a bit like 'Kill 'em All' from Metallica.
Settings: MT-2 settings:
High : 12 o'clock
Low : 3 o'clock
Middle : 8 o'clock
Mid. Freq. : 10 o'clock
Dist : 12 o'clock
I Use Channel A
Presence : 5
Bass : 8
Middle : 2
Treble : 6
My band.. Black/Death/Trash/Heavy metal from Holland..Death Metal
BC Rich Bich w/ SD Invader bridge HB and SD Jazz neck HB, Metal Zone, Boss NS-2, Marshall 8240.
Indescribable death metal, but it is the distorted sound and the tone I've always wanted.
Boost channel on OD1
bass-max, but at higher volumes I turn it down to 7
boost channel volume-max
master volume-whatever you prefer, but I wouldn't turn it up past because the stock speakers can't handle the complete load. If you get new speakers preferably celestions then it should be better at higher volumes.
mid freq-10 o'clock
SkitsofranticLD25@go.com <mailto:SkitsofranticLD25@go.com>Iron Maiden sound
Les Paul Custom fitted with an EMG-81 in the bridge with a Metalzone trough a Laney LC-15
A good setting for any Iron Maiden up to Powerslave where lots of mids are used, especially Piece of Mind.
On the metalzone:
Middle: about 8
Dist: almost max
On the amp:
firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>Screaming Bubbly Death Metal
B.C.Rich Bich '88 NJ Series with DiMarzio Super Distortions and Kahler Flyer single locking bridge, Marshall Valvestate 8240, Boss Noise Suppresor.
Suffocation-ish death metal distortion
Level:matched w/ clean channel
mid freq:between 10 and 11
I set the clean channel eq to
I run the MT-2 through the NS-2's loop.
Korean Fender Squier, Metal Zone, Meteoro RX100 (brazilian amp)
Heavy sound, good for sepultura & other stuff
Amp settings: Gain:0, Volume: half, treble:9 o'clock, mids: 9 o'clock, bass: 3 o'clock
MT-2: Level: max, treble: 1 o'clock, bass:3 o'clock, mid: 9 o'clock, mid freq: 9 o'clock.
Gugadeath metal distortion
B.C.Rich Bich, MT-2, Marshall Valvestate 8240
Suffocation (Pierced From Within album)
level: balance to clean channel gain volume
High: 12 o'clock
Low: 3 o'clock
Mid Frequency: 10 o'clock
Amplifier (I'm going off settings on the Marshall Valvestate 8240, so if it doesn't sound right on a different amp then don't cry and whine that the setting sucks, because this pedal reacts differenlty to differenr guitars, amps and effects in the chain)
On clean channel:
Like I said before if it doesn't sound right with your amp set at this, then mess around with your amps eq, because the settings of the pedal are right on dead with the sound of Suffocation)
firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>Slayer and Metallica Sound
I gotta kh-2 and a jackson "v" series i use a mesa boogie amp ( half stack ) i also gotta chorus pedal to gimme some wacked out sounds and EQ pedal to gimme excellant tone
heavy very heavy
level: at least 12:00
low:all the way up
mid: all the way down
mid frequency:about 1:00 (exactly across from the mid.)
Mesa Boogie amp ( half stack )
Sounds like the deftones tone
level: half way or more(12:00)
high: half way (12:00)
mid: half way (12:00)
mid frequency: 9:00
distortion: 12 - 3:00 which ever u like better
Peavey Solid State Amp
Marshall Amp with light overdrive.
Mid Freq- 3:00
Jim CimNeil Young: Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)
Works best for Gibson mics.
- Any amp you like, I find 10w Yamaha best (believe or not).
- Bass, Treple & Gain to 3.00-5.00 o,clock.
- Midle to 9.00 o“clock.
Muddy and good Neil Young sound.
Level: 2-3 o“clock
High: 11-12 o“clock
Mid: 11 o“clock or whatever you like
Mid Req: 12 o“clock or whatever you like
Dist: 12-5 o“clock
Using an Ibanez RG680(japan) with a Peavey Rage amp.
Crunchy and the heaviest and clear sounding distortion i came up with...give it a shot u will like it.
Samick SG into the MT-2 to a Crate GX-30M amp.
Very warm tone, with a good bit of bass
Level: 11 o'clock
HIgh: 3 o'clock
Low: 5 o'clock
Mid: 12 o'clock
Mid Freq: 12 o'clock
Dist: 9 o'clock
Marshall VS100R 1x12 combo amplifier and Epiphone Special II Model
The heaviest distortion I could get out of this box. Switch inbetween your neck and bridge pickup, both sound good, just one might be more of what your after. Sounds like Metallica.
Level : Anything, but a higher level gives for better sounding distortion on this box
Low : Max
Mid : 0
High : Max
Mid Frequency : 12 o'clock
Distortion : Max
A guitar and an amp, and the pedal(of course
It sounds really deep with lots of bass. Turn the volume on your guirtar all the way up to maximize the effect. It's a really thick tone and I like it. I have some other settings that I might post later. Oh, this also sounds better if you're tuned down to like Drop D or anything else tuned down. I use a similar setting to this to play some Pumpkins stuff like Today.
on the pedal:
Level- turn this up to at least 12:00, higher if you want it louder.
Low- all the way up!
High- leave it at 12:00 or if you want a slight high range boost, put it at about 1:00
Mid freq.- put this between 10:00 and 11:00
Mid- turn this all the way down
Dist- put this on 12:00
SibMy Own Prison
I use Les Paul running through a Boss MT-2 into a Crate GX-65.
For a "My Own Prison" by Creed sound.
low- all the way up
high- 3:00 to 5:00
mid freq- all the way up
mid- all the way down
dist- approx. 9:00
Hope you dig this. For the solo, just switch on a chorus pedal. My name is Judson Lewis, so if you use this on your page, I'd really appreciate getting credit for coming up with the settings. Thank you for your time.
fender srat with alnico 2 bridge humbucker, Boss metal zone, DOD ice box stereo chorus, squier 15 practice amp
You can get a major kick ass thrash sound out of this small setup. you can also turn down the distortion and kick up the mid-range for alot of nirvana sounds.
thrash: for metal zone
level: at about 2 o'clock
low and high: turned all the way up
mid-range outside: 12 o'clock
mid inside: all the way down
distortion: at 3 0'clock
Nirvana sound: for metal zone (although kurt used the DS-1 distortion, the metal zone still delivers because of its punchy mid-range
level: at 3 o'clock
low and high: all the way up
middle: both all the way up
distortion: 12 o'clock
c.m. brandleDriving Sound
To get this sound I use a Fender Champion 110 and a Boss Mt-2 (Metal Zone) pedal.
This sound is good for almost any song, especially grunge and anything that sounds similar to Nirvana. Also, if this sound does not fit your style, turn everything up and you will get a sound similar to the one 311 uses on the song "down".
Fender Champion 110:
drive channel: off
equalizer: all the same
reverb: either 0 or 10 depending on the song
level: 8:30 to 9 o'clock
high: 3 to 4 o'clock
low: all the way up
mid: all the way up
mid freq: all the way up
distortion: 1 o'clock
Marshall Valvestate VS100R, Fender Strat with Duncan Hotrails Pickup in front and rear position
Fit for both Thrash and Classic metal.
Marshall Valvestate VS100R
tone controls & contour : 12o'clock
gain : 7 o'clock? (not to overdrive)
reverb & master : as you wish
power dimension : off
Level : 1 o'clock
Bass : 3 o'clock
Treble : 1 o'clock
Mid Freq : 1 o'clock
Mid : 12:30
Dist : 11 o'clock
Park, Jong-kuSound Description: General Metallica Sound.
Level : 10'o clock
High : 10'o clock
Low : 5'o clock
Middle : 5'o clock
Mid Freq : 5'o Clock
Dist : 1'o clock