Deep-dive Boss Metal Zone sound examples, with settings and… a synth!

The Boss MT-2 Metal Zone could be one of the most misunderstood drive pedals in history. It's also one of the most successful with over a million sales and counting

As we recently discovered, an interesting array of players overt he last 30 years - from Prince to Simon Neil and even Daft Punk – have used the Metal Zone for great tones by utilising its powerful EQ-shaping and sensitive gain parameters. So we wanted to investigate for ourselves to see just how versatile it can be. 


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Join us as we discuss the Metal Zone's legacy, and take the new limited edition 2021 Boss Metal Zone MT-2-3A 30th anniversary edition for a tonal joyride!  

To find out more about the Boss Metal Zone and the anniversary edition, available in 2021 only, visit Boss

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar in the UK. When I'm not rejigging pedalboards I'm usually thinking about rejigging pedalboards.