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Rocktron Zombie Distortion

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DarkRiff  
26 Jun 2009 17:55 | Quote
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Have any of you guys ever tried the Rocktron Zombie Rectified Distortion, cause i'm looking into it and i wanna know if I'm gonna get my moneys worth.

because if I don't get that i'm also looking into Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff...so i don't know which to pick.
JazzMaverick  
26 Jun 2009 20:10 | Quote
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You're wasting your money if you ask me... As much of a nerd as I am, anything with the title "Zombie" should stay with shotguns and games.

Really, you should try stuff out yourself before you buy it. That way you know what YOU want.
telecrater  
26 Jun 2009 22:26 | Quote
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I used to use Rocktron pedal's they were cheap and junk. I'm not sure if they have improved quality since then but I'd stay clear unless they were giving them away.
DarkRiff  
27 Jun 2009 10:58 | Quote
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well what's the most natural sounding metal distortion pedal for a reasonable price?

and here is the link to each pedal

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Rocktron-Zombie-Rectified-Distortion-Pedal-154236-i1124820.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Electro-Harmonix-XO-Metal-Muff-with-Top-Boost-Distortion-Guitar-Effects-Pedal-103840526-i1165447.gc
telecrater  
27 Jun 2009 14:08 | Quote
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Well if it were my hard earned money i'd go for the Metal Muff, i just liked the tone better.

Looks like rocktron are making better products than when I owned their stuff. They used to be all plastice and you would have to soder the battery clip all the time. but they were cheap, real cheap.


league  
28 Jun 2009 10:28 | Quote
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Metal Muff is good for "new" Metal sound but I have found that the Boss Metal Zone is the most natural sounding and it is incredibly DIVERSE, one can get many types of distortion from that pedal. It sounds great on any amp.

Seymour Duncan came out with a pedal called Twin Tube Mayhem or something like that. I haven't tried it but it has vacuum tubes in it.

Rocktron pedals are alright but for digital distotion/effects pedals nothing beats Line 6 POD.
DarkRiff  
28 Jun 2009 10:33 | Quote
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Yea, I saw a demo of the Twin Tube Mayhem but The most i can afford is about $100, and that's like a $250 pedal.
and I have a line 6 amp but it's sounds digital.
and I have the Digitech RP350 and it has the Boss Metal Zone distortion built in but it doesn't sound natural to me.
league  
28 Jun 2009 10:41 | Quote
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Not sure how accurate the Digitech version of the Metal Zone is but from the many pedals that I have tried the Boss Metal Zone is pretty high on the list, and it sells for about $70.

The Metal Muff is also good as Telecrater noted but it is too heavy for my taste.

Just saw the review for the Rocktron Zombie and it sounds pretty close to the Metal Zone pedal except a bit heavier. Seems like the mid frequencies aren't too good on it, however it could be due to the settings.
DarkRiff  
28 Jun 2009 10:46 | Quote
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also what's the difference between The Boss Metal Core and Metal Zone?
league  
28 Jun 2009 10:56 | Quote
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When I tried the Metal Core I was surprised at how similar it sounded to the Metal Zone.

I couldn't see any advantage in it over the MT-2 it sounds muddy at really high gain versus the MT-2 stays relatively clearer.

Can't stress enough how many Diverse sounds you can get from the Metal Zone whenever I use it on my amp I use it to set EQ.

The MT-2 controls so many frequencies you'll have fun just messing with it.
DarkRiff  
28 Jun 2009 10:58 | Quote
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can you get that live Megadeth tone out of it?
league  
28 Jun 2009 11:07 | Quote
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Haha well............. Old Megadeth? Yes. New Megadeth shows have compressed sound although Mustaine's guitar is very organic sounding.

I once got this awesome tone that was so close to Killing is My Business I wrote it down but now I lost it. I have a
video ion Youtube that's pretty close



My playing was very sloppy at the time so excuse me. And note it sounds like the Mechanix but it's got a little variation.
DarkRiff  
28 Jun 2009 11:11 | Quote
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nice, but I'm really looking for a kind of pedal that can be used from Thrash Metal (Megadeth, Slayer) to Groove Metal (Pantera, White Zombie).

That's why I was looking into the Zombie Distortion pedal, but the thing about that pedal is...it doesn't have that "Cutting Edge" sound.

I looking for something that will make my sound stand out.
league  
28 Jun 2009 11:23 | Quote
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Hmmmm thats a tough one but I'm sure youll get Thrash, Groove, even Rock from the MT-2.

The Zombie sounds good but you are very undecided like me especially when you have very little money and that is a good thing.

Metal Muff sounds different. I'm not sure know what you mean by "Cutting Edge" but I'm guessing you mean high mids and the Metal Muff will give you that.
DarkRiff  
28 Jun 2009 11:30 | Quote
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Guitar Center is having a sale next week and I got a 15% off coupon in the mail so I'll be sure to check it out then, and thanks for the advice.
telecrater  
28 Jun 2009 12:25 | Quote
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hey if you looking now a the metal zone, check out pawn shops and Craig list. round here (San Antonio) they always pop's on Craig list and they are asking $50 or so. I would think you would find the same thing round where you live.

http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/msg/1243081477.html


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