“You wouldn’t think it with hip-hop music, but the Metal Zone is the perfect effect for cutting through the mix”: Stone Mecca reveals what’s on his pedalboard – and why he’s analog all the way

Stone Mecca
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“I love the sound of my pedals to be analog. I minimize them to only the exact ones I need and dig deep to dial in the specific sound I’m looking for. If I ever do use a digital pedal, I never use factory sounds. I’ll dial in my own combinations to make a unique and warm sound. 

“The setup I have running through my Fender Twin is amazing; I run it through my wah and delay last to affect the overall sound to how I like.

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Andrew Daly

Andrew Daly is an iced-coffee-addicted, oddball Telecaster-playing, alfredo pasta-loving journalist from Long Island, NY, who, in addition to being a contributing writer for Guitar World, scribes for Rock Candy, Bass Player, Total Guitar, and Classic Rock History. Andrew has interviewed favorites like Ace Frehley, Johnny Marr, Vito Bratta, Bruce Kulick, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Rich Robinson, and Paul Stanley, while his all-time favorite (rhythm player), Keith Richards, continues to elude him.