Ah…the Boss Metal Zone. A true staple in the world of guitar effects. Commonly crowned as “The Worst Pedal Ever” (we did it too!), it has been ripping off young guitarists hard earned birthday money for YEARS. The best way to get a better tone out of this thing, is to just go buy a different pedal. It’s just that bad. Well, it was. You see, thanks to a little trickery from Riffs and Chugs TV, you actually can get a good sound out of this turd!
The secret is instead of putting the pedal straight into the clean tone of an amp, you put it as a return in the effects loop. This is because the pedal is preamp, and everyone has just been using it wrong, ya dingus! And it really shows! The tone tightens up significantly, and just has more range. No longer is it just mids! It’s a pretty cool trick that can actually make this pedal usable.
Check out the video to hear for yourself. Then, go dust off your own Metal Zone (we know you all have one), apologize to it, and give it a whirl yourself!