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Boss MT-2w Waza Craft Metal Zone Distortion Pedal

Metal never dies. Meet the MT-2w, an updated Waza take on the Boss original with a Custom mode offering tighter low-end, wider sweep and less unwanted noise. Rate and review this product
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Boss MT-2w Waza Craft Metal Zone

For over 25 years, the MT-2 Metal Zone has been one of the most popular and influential compact pedals in the BOSS lineup, with overall sales that are second only to the venerable DS-1 Distortion. Made in Japan and infused with Waza Craft mojo, the MT-2W takes the iconic stomp to another level of tonal range and versatility. Standard mode delivers an evolved version of the original mid-focused Metal Zone tone, while Custom mode introduces a fresh, wide-ranging voice that's perfectly suited for today's diverse high-gain styles.

Features:

- Premium Waza Craft pedal with all-analog audio circuitry
- Innovative dual-stage gain circuit built with discrete analog components
- Standard mode updates the famous MT-2 Metal Zone sound with improved clarity and lower noise
- Custom mode delivers full-throttle gain tones with wider range, increased dynamics, and tighter low end
- Powerful three-band EQ provides intense sound customization with High, Low, and sweepable Midrange and up to 15 dB boost/cut on each band
- Premium buffer for clean and clear tone when bypassed
- Made in Japan
- BOSS five-year warranty

The Metal Zone: A Milestone in High-Gain Stomps:

First released in 1991 and in continuous production ever since, the MT-2 Metal Zone is loved by guitarists everywhere for its thick, rich distortion and distinctive mid-focused character. Capable of producing a versatile range of heavy tones, the MT-2's innovative dual-stage gain circuit has influenced legions of pedal designers through the years. Another standout feature is its groundbreaking three-band EQ with parametric midrange, which provides deep sound-shaping ability for covering numerous high-gain styles. The pedal was also one of the first BOSS compacts with dual-concentric knobs, offering expanded control without increasing size.

MT-2W: Refined Tones with Waza Craftsmanship:

Like all Waza Craft pedals, the MT-2W infuses an original BOSS analog design with artful refinements for enhanced performance and versatility. The dual-stage gain circuit features a discrete design with carefully selected components, providing premium tones with increased clarity. The EQ has been refined as well, with a smoother midrange tone and unique Q values specially tuned for the pedal's Standard and Custom modes.

Standard Mode: Enhanced Metal Zone:

Supported by the discrete components in the MT-2W's dual-stage gain circuit, Standard mode takes the Metal Zone's famous mid-driven sound to the next level. The attack is even more responsive, and the definition and clarity has been enhanced as well. Noise has been reduced too, providing improved performance at ultra-high gain settings.

Custom Mode: Wide and Tight:

Engaging the MT-2W's Custom mode voices the pedal for a huge, wide-ranging sound, making it ideal for nearly any current heavy style. The tone is natural and open, with increased dynamics and rounder lower mids than Standard mode. Even at the highest gain settings, the low end remains full yet tight, focused, and well-defined, perfect for chugging out low-tuned riffs. The sound also cleans up very nicely when reducing your guitar's volume, putting an extremely balanced range of tones under your fingers.

Waza Craft: The Art of Superior Tone

Since the beginning, the engineers at BOSS have been committed to achieving he finest guitar tones using any technology necessary, from old-school analog circuits to high-tech DSP. This enthusiastic spirit continues on with the Waza Craft series, which brings you exceptional tone and touch response through carefully selected analog components, refined circuitry, and meticulous attention to detail. In Japan, "Waza" is the term for art and technique, and these special edition pedals proudly carry the Waza symbol to represent the pinnacle of BOSS design and craftsmanship.

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BOSS MT-2W: Metal Zone

-Nominal Input Level
-20 dBu

-Input Impedance
1 M ohm

-Nominal Output Level
-20 dBu

-Output Impedance
1 k ohm

-Recommended Load Impedance
10 k ohms or greater

-Bypass
Buffered bypass

-Controls
Pedal switch
Mode switch
DIST knob
EQUALIZER MIDDLE/MID FREQ knob
EQUALIZER HIGH/LOW knob
LEVEL knob

-Indicator
CHECK indicator (Used for indication of check battery)

-Connectors
INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
OUTPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
DC IN jack

-Power Supply
Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61) or Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22)
AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)

-Current Draw
35 mA

-Expected battery life under continuous use (These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)
Alkaline: Approx. 18 hours
Carbon: Approx. 7 hours

-Dimensions
73 (W) x 129 (D) x 59 (H) mm
2-7/8 (W) x 5-1/8 (D) x 2-3/8 (H) inches

-Weight (including battery)
440 g
1 lb

-Accessories
Owner's manual
Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information")
Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61)

-Option (sold separately)
AC adaptor: PSA series

* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MT-2W
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700
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