A Metal Zone?? Man I think you are trying to use way to much gain. The amp has more then enough with in itself. I think that loads of gain is a misconception among allot of newer players... I did it myself. I was real into the MT-2 for along time.
I have since found that there is a sweet spot in the break up usually somewhere between four and five just as it starts to really break up. If that isn't enough for you add an OD like the MAB OD or ZW 44 if you don't want to use the OD's it offers on board. You get much better tone, but I do not use anything other then the floorboard I bought for the amp. Just food for thought.
IMO the MT-2 is a tone killer and takes away from the sound of the actual amps or simulations of them. This something I actually learned here from the good peeps on the board years ago and from learning about MAB's settings. Thanks Guys!
Just an added note: With these amps or any amp for that matter as you go up or down in volume you have to make tweaks to maintain your sound. What sounds good at 2 isn't going to sound good at 4. So, you need to adjust for it.
You'd think this common knowledge, but I have met some people whom are happy with their sound at one level, leave the settings alone and adjust the volume to another and hate it. Then blame it on the amp.
Well, really this doesn't work. I have different settings on mine for both high and low volume and just make sure that I set the volume where I set the tone for. Same case for recording or amp use for something like a POD you have to adjust for what you are doing. Yeah, it is a bit of a pain, but it works.
I am not saying these amps are the be all end all and I would not constantly push them in a band setting or tour with them, but they are good for what they are and I really enjoy mine. You can't beat the price.
IMO, there is a difference between the one and two speakered ones I prefer two. IMO, they have a bit more dynamics. Also, you can't say all line 6 are bad based on, say, a 15 watt. The 15, 75, 120, 150 or whatever watt with the same name can't be thrown in the same field, because they are different horses, with different characteristics or dynamics.. whatever you want to call it... regardless of what the name says. The wattage and to me the one vs two speakers do make a difference. I landed on the 120. I didn't have the 150 available to check out, but, the 120 sounded much more alive to me then the 75 or any of the other Line 6 amps they had.
I know this is abit of a long post, but, I forget that sometimes people forget that there are differences and things you have to do.
Some people seem to forget these things as I do, because, I deal with them on a reg basis, so, for me it seems common knowledge. It can be easy to forget the little things like these. It is easy to throw out a judgement and forget the details, which is all it really is, details and an overly long post.
Also, I like having the MKII shortboard I think it opens up better options for you. Being able to turn off and on certain effects within a settting is nice and of course the quick switch between settings.
Last Edit: Aug 2, 2011 9:47:09 GMT -6 by Erikrt123
I like Line6. Once had a Flextone II +, now I have a Flextone III +, a DM4 and a relay90 wireless. The wireless is the best Wireless I've tried. Fair price, awesome sound great feature like Tuner out batterytime left indicator. I don't use / like the cabletone. Oh and I can select pink LCD.... The flextone and the DM4 allows me to alot of imitated tones for my partyband in a convinient package. The tones may not be the real deal but noone in the audience I play for will hear the difference. The knops are intuitive and the deep editing on pc is great for well... deep (or at least deeper) editing. The Line6 amps may not be able to substitue óne amp, but works great for substituting a bunch of amps. I'd never carry (or buy) a Mesa Recto, Fender twin and super reverb, Marshal JCM800 and JTM, Soldano and Roland Jc120 for a small club or private party.