SarnoMusicSolutions wrote:The MT-2 and HM-2 are different pedals. Did Jerry use the MT-2 (Metal Zone) or the HM-2 (Heavy Metal)?
The MT-2 Metal Zone is a swept mid EQ plus bass and treble. Very flexible. The distortion character is a one trick pony. It takes away the highs from the guitar, but re-creates gobs of highs from the distortion harmonics. It's actually a very rich and nice sustaining sound for solos. It is surprisingly useful at some things. It's somewhat in the family with the OD-2 Turbo Overdrive in turbo mode with regards to the harmonic content, but even thicker and with more guitar highs removed.
I don't remember the HM-2's tone as well, but I recall it still had that rich harmonic character of these heavier Boss pedals. Only bass and treble controls. Plenty of clear slice to cut thru. David Gilmour got some good use of the HM-2 for a stint or 2.
For Jerry, whether it was the HM-2 or MT-2, I bet it had its primary use on things like Miracle, Samson, Victim, Stella middle solo, Black Peter solo, etc. Real sustained and searing feedbacky stuff.
For $25 I wouldn't hesitate to buy just about any Boss pedal. Grab it up and see what you think.
AKdead wrote:Does anyone know what pedal or pedals Jerry used for the distortion in Terrapin?
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