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How to get a good fuzzbox with extensive eq for less than twenty quid

Postby SecretSam » Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:26 am

You will need:

A secondhand, cheesy Boss MT2 Metal Zone pedal

A pair nail clippers

A magnifying glass

This link:

https://mrfuriousrecords.com/audio/boss-mt-2-metal-zone-mod/

Basically you cut off three or four components and are left with a really nice fuzzbox with a three band eq with sweepable mid frequency.

Although you may have to explain how good it is to mates who can't stop guffawing every time they look at it. Maybe invest another two pounds fifty in some enamel paint.
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Re: How to get a good fuzzbox with extensive eq for less than twenty quid

Postby Hewesy » Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:55 pm

Or just say it's for the Biffy songs in the set?

It's funny how bad a rep this pedal has but it sells in amazing volumes. Even had the Waza treatment too.

Gotta love the underdog.

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Re: How to get a good fuzzbox with extensive eq for less than twenty quid

Postby SecretSam » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:09 pm

The theory goes that teenage boys like it because it makes small practice amps sound a bit like a recording of Metal.

It sounded pretty rubbish through my rig until I gave the circuit board its haircut. It sounds magnificent now. I also tried it with an overdrive upstream. Also magnificent. I no longer GAS for anything fuzzy or distortiony. Highly recommended. Especially because you can get a secondhand one for next to no money.

And where else can you get a fuzz/distortion with+/- 15db of eq with a sweepable mid?
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Re: How to get a good fuzzbox with extensive eq for less than twenty quid

Postby Hewesy » Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:34 pm

Absolutely and that's what puts folks off.

Dialled back it's much different, save the hardwired eq.

Tempting though, very tempting...
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