I've dropped out of the scene and just picked up my guitar again after an 18 year hiatus! I am getting back into playing (Have been playing again for about 3 months) and wondered what the best metal pedal would be for clarity in sound. I prefer to tune down to B flat, so the rhythms tend to sound a bit muddy on the bass strings. Back in the day THE pedal to have was the Boss Metalzone, and that's what I'm currently using with a Peavey amp. I'll be retiring from my full-time job in a few years, and want to start up another band. (My brother, a bassist already wants in on that)
I have a lot of expensive hobbies, so an expensive rack-mounted system isn't going to happen. (The Mrs. won't authorize that kind of spending)
Are any of the other available pedals any clearer in tone and discerning between notes?
Which amp are you using?