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hbucker



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2004 12:42 pm    Post subject: Boss Metal Zone Reply with quote

What is your impression of this pedal? Can it be dialed to have some pretty good tone or is it mostly just a bag of angry bees?
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Ned
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't used that one in particular but the old Ibanez MS10 (Metal Charger) can get some useful distortion. Takes a bit of time tweeking it to get something useful however.

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brownblazer77



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2004 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have found this setting on my Rockman EQ gets me pretty close to the BOSS Metal Zone tone:

Bass Band
62= 12
125=12
250=12
Mid Band
500=6-9
700=0
1k=0
1.4k=0
2k=0
2.8k=0
4k= (-6 ) - (-9)
Treble Band
8k= (-12)
16k= (-12)

Output Volume= Anywhere above 10... Great ultra gain...

Sounded close to me, anyway... The Rockman sound is hard to bend, but can be done...

I, also, like the setting for it on my Digitech Metal Master.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2004 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW- that is a lot different than my Rockman EQ settings. I'm running mine in the loop on a Sustainor that I use for distortion and the goal is to de-Bostonize the sound. If you cut the 500K band this will remove the Boston midrange sound from the Rockman distortion units.

Bass Band
62= 0
125=6
250=-6

Mid Band
500=-12
700=9
1k=9
1.4k=-9
2k=9
2.8k=-12
4k= -12
Treble Band
8k= -12
16k= -12

Ned
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2004 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got my Rockman sustainor/EQ setup the same way. Strange how we jump hurdles to get the BOSTON sound, and then try to de-BOSTON -ize ourselves later on... Rolling Eyes

The EQ settings I got for a BOSTON sound were from perfectsoundrockrefurbs.com. David had the 500 set at -12...

Funny how we all hear things different. I thought I had obtained the BOSTON tone until I played through one of David's stacks. He got a chuckle. I stood there (listening to the Bm chord I had just strummed ring out) in awe. Shocked

This is a setting I matched up with my Digitech Metal Master (add some Stereo Chorus and a touch of Stereo Echo... Sweet sound!).

"Tour of Hell" setting:

Bass Band:
62=12
125=0-3
250= (-3) - (-6)

Mid Band:
500= (-12)
700= (-12)
1k= (-6)
1.4k= (-3) - (-6)
2k=0
2.8k=3
4k=6

Treble Band:
8k=9
16k=12

Output volume up around 5 or 10
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2004 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My setting is straight from David's website but then again trying to get rid of the Boston sound. I've had David refurb 2 of my Sustainors and the EQ.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2004 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David refurbed my Guitar Compressor... I kick that Lead Leveler in and the magic begins. When I use it for guitar, that is. I use it to thicken my vocals, usually.

As for de-BOSTON-izing myself: My friend let me borrow his BOSS pedal once, to see if I could handle a change in tone Laughing . I liked it, but chose to go Digitech.

I've been using the Digitech stuff a lot more, latelty. Just quicker to set up and haul. However, (not being able to shake the love for BOSTON tone)I have found settings on the Metal Master that sound pretty close to BOSTON's first two albums.

I only have one Sustainor. two Stereo Chorus, one Stereo Echo, Smart Gate, Distortion Generator, then my EQ and Guitar Compressor... Ran to my Crate BX-160 (Finding the right setting (to get a close to true Rockman sound) on it's built in EQ was tedious!)...

Here's my '80's early '90's Def Leppard setting:

Bass Band:
62=0
125=3
250=6

Mid Band:
500=6
700=3
1k=0
1.4k=0
2k=0
2.8k=0
4k=3

Treble Band:
8k=0
16k=0

Again, I like my Output Volume topped out 5 or 10...
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brownblazer77



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2004 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ned wrote:
WOW- that is a lot different than my Rockman EQ settings. I'm running mine in the loop on a Sustainor that I use for distortion and the goal is to de-Bostonize the sound. If you cut the 500K band this will remove the Boston midrange sound from the Rockman distortion units.

Bass Band
62= 0
125=6
250=-6

Mid Band
500=-12
700=9
1k=9
1.4k=-9
2k=9
2.8k=-12
4k= -12
Treble Band
8k= -12
16k= -12

Ned


I didn't see that one! I love it, though! Been jamming with it all day! Thanx!
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