Metal Guitar Effects Combo

Get Some High-Gain SHREDDING Action

The MT-2 is great for metal guitarists because it’s as diverse as the genre. The level of EQ adjustment allows the player to dial in a huge variety of tones with outrageous levels of distortion. Octave and harmonist effects are common tools for fattening up those big riffs or adding a huge three-voice harmony to a solo. The S-Bend mode arms you with the ability to “bend” the tone from -3 octaves to +4 octaves for extreme divebomb/whammy action – add an expression pedal for complete control over your pitch mangling. A flanger adds that cold swirling sound similar to a phaser with a swept comb filter effect often administered by metal players. The FB-2 will ensure you have epic feedback ready at any time or any volume and the equalizer and volume pedal are a good idea because when you’re playing at 11 you need to be in control at all times!

Author: Roland UK Features Team

Need to Know…

Noise can be a problem, particularly with high-gain distortion sounds. Pedals that can add volume — such as compressors, wahs, EQs, overdrive and distortions — will also amplify any noise created by the effects placed before them.

metal guitar chain effects pedals

Metal Guitar Effects Pedals: GE-7, DD-7, MT-2, FB-2, BF-3, PS-6, and OC-3

The Sound of Each Pedal…

PW-10 V-Wah pedals alter the tone of the signal by sweeping the peak response up and down the frequency range to create the “wah effect.”

GE-7 Equalizer offers seven bands of EQ ranging from 100Hz to 6.4Hz. This lets you completely control your sound and eliminate unwanted feedback, particularly when connected after a distortion effect.

DD-7 Digital Delay provides modulation delay mode, classic modeled Analog Delay mode, external pedal control options, and more.

MT-2 Metal Zone creates insane over-the-top distortion – with huge mids and lows and an ultra-saturated sound.

FB-2 Feebacker/Booster enhances the mids for high-gain solos, or the treble to lighten the tone. This pedal can also generate a natural amp feedback.

BF-3 Flanger provides a thick stereo flanging sound for guitar or bass.

PS-6 Harmonist provides intelligent pitch-shift effects and three-voice harmony in one. The effect modes include Harmony, Pitch Shifter, Detune, and Super Band.

OC-3 Super Octave delivers high-quality octave effects with three modes: Polyphonic Ocave, Drive, and OC-2.

wah pedal used in the metal guitar effects combo

More Pedals: Virtual Pedal Board

Listen to the Metal Guitar Effects Combo…

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Created by Roland V-Drums specialist Simon Ayton, these patches were designed using the internal factory sounds and many of the techniques covered in the TD-50 guide. Enjoy exploring the possibilities!