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Light indicator is on

I'm using a boss mt 2 metal zone pedal..the problem is when the light indicator is on you cannot hear any distorted sound..when you switched it back to by pass you can hear a clean tone..what wrong with my pedal? can you tell me what to do? thanks..

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Try changing the battery, if it doesn't help, some possibilities are:

- dirty contacts or a broken wire on the footswitch

- a broken wire from the distortion output to the output plug

- a broken wire elsewhere in the unit (e.g. potentiometers or rotary controllers)

- a bad input / output level or other potentiometer or rotary controller

- a burnt out component (a bit unlikely, but possible, and it could be anything)

- a bad connector contact inside the unit

- a bad pin solder contact on ANY of the components inside the unit (wires, connectors, switches, jack plugs, resistors,variable resistors, trimmers, diodes, capacitors, transistors, ICs, etc.)

Broken wires / badly soldered pins need to be resoldered, but if there is damage to any of the components, they wil probably need to be replaced.

I hope you can find out what it is.

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Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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I hav this same problem when i took it all apart a small metal ring fell out... i now have no clue what to do next

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It works fine for about a few minutes and then the light is slowly getting pale and the sound slowly looses power until it doesn't give any sound at all. Tried a few different batteries, same thing.


Battery is not the problem.
It could be transistors, IC, elco etc. It must be checked.
This electronic parts, could be almost breakdown. At the beginning of the device is turned on, it work fine, but after a while it became hot, then the value is changed, then the circuit was not working.
Can also occur on the DC input, the diode and the elco (D006,C019,C40,C41). View image.

23095950-2ss5ycyvkoajtv035dpuezke-1-0.jpg See the full diagram here :
Boss MT 2 Metal Zone distortion pedal schematic
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"Check"light wont turn off on


From the user's manual:

The Check light lights when the effect is on. It ALSO is a battery indicator and when it gets dim, you need to replace the battery if you are not using an adapter.

If it won't go OFF when you try to turn it off, then the switch has probably failed or wiring to it has failed. In this case, service is required.

Mar 08, 2011 | Boss Mt 2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal

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My boss metal zone pedal power light wont come on when i hook the ac adapter to it i get nothing but a hum and no output clean or distortion,then when i plug a 9volt battery in it gives only clean tone...


There is a switch contact that connects the battery when you unplug the AC adapter. These commonly get sprung and cease to make contact leaving the battery disconnected when adapter is unplugged, resulting in no power. Verify the battery is being connected and see if the unit works properly. If so the adapter is either the wrong one or defective.
In other words, there may be two problems.

Jan 30, 2011 | Boss Mt 2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal

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My MT-2 wont distort my guitar.


A few things to try....

Usually the adapter will over ride the battery when used.
1) Make sure your 1/4" cables are working properly without the pedal "in-line".

2) Take out battery, and use just the adapter only. Make sure it is the correct and proper adapter that works with Boss. Usually the PSA-120. If you are not using a Boss Adapter, make sure yours is a direct replacement with same specifications. 9V/200mA. And "tip negative". DO NOT use Radio Shack stuff, nothing against them, but there adapters just don't mix well with Boss products and the like.

2) Try just the battery, no AC adapter. Remember to unplug the input when not in use. Saves battery.

Basic rule of thumb...when using correct AC adapters for all your pedals all the time, and all sounds good, then take out the batteries.

If you still experience problems, it would be an internal IC chip most likely. From there post another question maybe.

Apr 01, 2010 | Boss Mt 2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal

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When i turn on my pedal i can get the clean tone but when i switch the distortion i cannot get the distorted sound...what should i do?


Make sure the pedal has the correct power supply voltage, current AND polarity.

Also adjust the setting knobs as needed.

Make sure the in's and out's are corectely connected... it will work clean if they are backward, but no distortion.

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How to set up foot switch in order


Personally I recommend the following set up:

Distortion>Effects>Compression/Noisegates/Sustain

This will ensure that the signal won't have any odd hiccups due to an odd pedal setup. But if you play around with different orders, you can end up with some very interested sounds.

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There is a constant loud hum/buzz whenever I turn the pedal on. With my Boss Mt 2 Metal Zone effects pedal. It happens whether or not the power supply is plugged in. Ive tried switching cables and...


First and foremost , check your signal chain. By that, i mean put the pedal aside, ...just unhook it and take it out of your signal path. Using the same cables , guitar , amp, other pedals - borrow a friends MT-2 if you can get one , and try THAT to see if THAT works , OR any other kind of distortion pedal. If another one works ok , it's YOUR MT-2. Boss pedals are pretty rugged , but sometimes the little actuator (on/off switch) underneath the treadle (where you push your foot down) will become faulty. That's a high-gain pedal - are you using a basic Strat or other single-coil pickup guitar? If so , are you playing close to any flourescent lights? SIngle coils are noisy around those lights. Will cause a hum / buzz if using a heavy dist. pedal. You can check that by moving around as you play.

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The Distortion Pedal has no effect on the sound.


i got d same problm. i fixed it myself.. check all the op amp ic's if they're all gud. if youre not sure, replace all 4 rc4558 ic's. in my case, i still felt a very small output signal from my pedal (equalizers, vol n gain ctrls r gud since they vary when i change the setting) so i suspected that one or 2 of my ic's were damaged. i only replace d last two op amps which my signal passes thru. i also had this problm with my marshall drive master. same diagnosis and solution. check your schematics

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