Buy this pedal!!!!!!!!!!
Read the rest of my review. I don't want to type an overall that says the same things as below... :)
Model Year: 2007
Price: $75.00 (new)
Where Obtained: a small guitar shop in Alpine, Texas
All the questions that they suggest you answer when writing a review can be easily answered by going to the Rocktron homepage. That being said, I have had quite a few distortion pedals, from the metal zone to the DS-1 (both boss) and have tried POD's distortion pedal, a couple of the Digitech and other random pedals here and there. This pedals, if set up right, has the most Evil F---ing Chunk EVER!!! It walks the fine line between Rage and Finesse.
I needed that brutal crunch, but I hated that the gain on most pedals had to be turned up so high to get that, that your notes got lost in the noise. This pedal articulates any notes played even all at once and can achieve everything from AC/DC to Old Metallica to Death and even some old raunchy classic rock tones like Thin Lizzy or The Allman Brothers "Midnight Rider". With a versatile amp and some know how you can wrench any sound you want out of this beast and for a wicked good price.
See above... I have tried it on many amps and it always sounds good. I am running it through a small 15w Vox right now and I still get unbelievable chunk out of it... believe it.....
Great customer service, I have never heard of anyone having a problem with a rocktron unit and it is built like a God-Damn TANK!!!
I've played most of the metal distortion pedals, and this is my current favorite. I'd buy this again, especially at this price. $70 for the features on this one is a steal. I'll be looking at the rest of the Rocktron effects now...most of them are $60, and if they are as good as this they are worth every penny.
Model Year: 2003
Price: $69.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musician's Friend
Great features on this one...has much flexibility because of the mid EQ and mid sweep knobs. AC or 9-volt operation.
Sound quality...wow!! OK, if you like heavy metal pedals, this is the best one for you, probably. I've owned distortion pedals from DOD, Digitech, Boss, Danelectro, and Ibanez, and this is my favorite yet. I think probably the current favorite among players is the Digitech Metal Master, which I also have...and this one blows the Metal Master away. You can dial in any sound that the MM has, plus you have a gain control, which the MM lacks. Because of this, the Metal Planet can actually double as a more normal distortion/overdrive pedal, if you turn the distortion all the way to 1. It gives you almost a bluesy distortion at one, grungey/classic metal from 3-5, and then the rest is all modern metal madness!
Plus, the MP is the quietest metal distortion I have used. No hum or buzz at all when not playing, which is sort of a plus...I know some metal pedals hiss like an AM radio all the time. This one seems to have a little bit of the noise gate built into it.
It's a distortion pedal.Some of teh knobs are inside other knobs, though...it takes a bit of getting used to
Nice build on this one...could be a bit heavier, but it is made of metal, so should hold up ok.