Stompbox Blog: Boss MZ-2 Digital Metalizer

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Welcome to the guitar effects virtual museum. I have been collecting stompboxes for the past few years and wanted to share some thoughts. I will continually add more pics and opinions. Any comments or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks for looking.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Boss MZ-2 Digital Metalizer


What could be more evil than a black pedal with red lettering? Just when Eddie Van Halen was reinventing his sound with something he coined "jape" Boss released the equivalent in digital format. If you combined chorus with distortion it gave you an added edgy quality suitable for metal playing. Combine this with the accuracy of new digital effects and a doubling effect you have the perfect hair-band sound of the 80's. The Digital Metalizer was a versatile effect that allowed you to produce 6 different modes of distortion. You also had stereo outputs for more spatial dimensionality. It was only produced from '87 to '92 but by then Nirvana had created grunge and hair-metal had destroyed the real metal. For more on Boss effects please visit.. http://www.bossus.com/ or see http://www.bossarea.com/

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