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.
I really appreciate the great descriptions in your response. It really helped. I did go ahead and pull the trigger on the MT-2 @ $30. I gave the kid an extra $5 because he looked like he could use it (there's that karma again). I tell you what, I have been playing with it for the past few hours and I must
say it is that late 80's distortion that I was not able to obtain at low volume. It has great sustain and the highs are razor sharp (at least compared to what I am used to they are). I really like the EQ and its ability to dial in two Mid frequencies. Again, the low volume is what is key for me. I don't play at stage volumes ever, so this really provides me something that I would not ordinarily achieve by driving the tubes on my amp.
I was listening to Rich Stadium 7/4/1989. In particular, Watchtower, check out the solo at about 2:35 and also Morning Dew which follows. The walkup and solo at 5:20. I got as close to that sustain and drive with this pedal than I really ever have. Thanks again for the 411 and recommend. The price certainly was right too.
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