Boss MT-2-3A 30th Anniversary Metal Zone Distortion Pedal


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BOSS’s Million-selling High-gain Distortion Turns 30

Back in 1991, BOSS unleashed the now-controversial Metal Zone — the stompbox that housed more over-the-top high-gain distortion than any competing product at the time. The BOSS 30th Anniversary Metal Zone celebrates three decades of this iconic pedalboard classic, boasting the same dial-stage gain circuit along with an eye-grabbing grayscale color scheme that’s guaranteed to attract attention.

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  • SHIP FROM WAREHOUSE (Fastest): 5 in stock
  • WESTERN CAPE, Plumstead store: 1 in stock
  • WESTERN CAPE, N1 City Value Centre store: 1 in stock
  • WESTERN CAPE, Claremont store: 1 in stock
  • GAUTENG, Centurion store: 1 in stock
  • FREE STATE, Bloemfontein store: 1 in stock
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    You also get the original pedal’s oft-abused 3-band semi-parametric EQ, which provides ±15dB of boost or cut for surgical sonic sculpting. The BOSS Metal Zone is a classic — just about every budding metal guitarist has plugged one of these distortion pedals into a solid-state practice amp, dimed the gain, and massacred “Smoke on the Water.” That said, this hyper-aggressive stomp continues to make its way onto countless pro-level pedalboards as well. If you’re aiming for insane, ultra-saturated high-gain tones, there’s nothing else like the Metal Zone.

    Bothners tip: Try plugging the Metal Zone directly into your amp’s effects return — it makes a killer preamp-in-a-box.

    Ultra-powerful 3-band semi-parametric EQ

    The BOSS Metal Zone stimulates a lot of heated back and forth on the interwebs. But here’s the truth: the Metal Zone is a solid-sounding distortion box, provided you use intelligent gain and EQ settings. Speaking of EQ, this pedal’s super-powerful semi-parametric EQ features +/-15dB of boost or cut, which can be abused — grossly abused. Scooping your mids by -15dB does not sound like “Master of Puppets” and cranking your highs by +15dB is only good for re-creating the sound of angry hornets. Remember, subtlety is the key. With conservative settings, the Metal Zone can really deliver the goods.



    • 30th-anniversary edition of BOSS’s million-selling distortion pedal
    • Unique dual-gain circuitry creates over-the-top distortion
    • Provides super-long sustain and heavy mids and lows reminiscent of a stack of overdriven amps
    • 3-band EQ with semi-parametric midrange control delivers plenty of tone-shaping options
    • Makes a great preamp-in-a-box
    • Tailor-made for hard rock and metal guitarists


    • Pedal Type: Distortion
    • Analog/Digital: Analog
    • Inputs: 1 x 1/4″ (instrument)
    • Outputs: 1 x 1/4″
    • Bypass Switching: Buffered
    • EQ: Active 3-band EQ
    • Power Source: 9V DC power supply (sold separately)
    • Batteries: 1 x 9V
    • Power Usage: 30mA