Known for its flexible 3-band EQ and copious amounts of gain, the BOSS MT-2 Metal Zone distortion pedal has found its way onto countless pedalboards over the past decades. The MT-2W Waza Metal Zone elevates the classic high-gain tone of the original with top-shelf all-analog circuitry and two separate modes of operation. Benefit from intense sound shaping, thanks to a powerful 3-band EQ with High and Low controls, along with a sweepable Midrange with up to 15dB, or boost/cut on each band. The MT-2W Waza Metal Zone features a premium buffer for ultra-clean tone when it’s bypassed.
The MT-2W Waza Metal Zone’s innovative dual-gain circuit is bolstered by two separate modes of operation. Standard mode updates the mid-focused sound of the original with improved clarity and lower noise. Custom mode injects the MT-2W’s full-throttle high-gain tones with wider range, increased dynamics, and tighter lows. The addition of this dual-mode switch gives the MT-2W a great deal of added tonal flexibility.
The Japanese word “waza” means art and technique, an appropriate name for BOSS’s premium line of redesigned guitar effects pedals. You see, the pedal collectors here at Music Experience have seen more than enough special-edition stompboxes that are only a paint job away from the originals, which is why we’re so blown away by what BOSS has done with the Waza Craft series. Even in their Standard modes, Waza Craft pedals sound like idealized versions of the originals, offering the same sonic character that made them iconic but with less noise and more consistent tone. And when you A/B the Standard mode and the Custom mod, the contrast is nothing short of astonishing.
More than 10,000,000 BOSS guitar and bass effects pedals have been sold to players worldwide, including such top players as Yngie Malmsteen, Dave Navarro, John Petrucci, Marty Friedman, Steve Vai, and Joe Satriani. You've also no doubt heard BOSS pedals recorded and onstage beneath the feet of bands of all genres, including Muse, The Killers, and Silversun Pickups. The reason for the success is clear: not only do BOSS effects pedals sound great - but they're also built like tanks and designed with serious use in mind. Each BOSS pedal is housed in a stomp-ready metal box and features a rubberized stomp area and base, to help safeguard against slipping. So, whether you're a fresh-out-of-the-gate beginner, an axe-veteran designing your dream pedalboard, or anywhere in between, you can depend on BOSS's proven line of pedals to craft your tone.
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 new levels 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.