When I got into Guitar about 5 years ago I wanted to play hard rock, metal, and anything else heavy. Problem was I couldn't get the sound I wanted out of my amp. Alot of amplifiers can't create the distortion needed to play heavier music on there own. So I decided to go out and buy a Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Distortion Pedal. This thing gives me all the distortion I am looking for and more. It has a 3 band equalizer, level and distortion knobs so you can get that perfect sound you are looking for. The sound quality is perfect and you will get no unwanted noise out of the pedal. This pedal has been available for years but it is still the best distortion pedal you can buy just like most Boss pedals. I do recommend buying the AC adapter for it because it goes through batteries rather quick. If you love playing metal and hard rock like I do then I recommend the Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Pedal, you'll get that sound your looking for.