Electro-Harmonix Pocket Metal Muff
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Electro-Harmonix Pocket Metal Muff

Pocket Metal Muff, Fuzz pedal from Electro-Harmonix in the Metal Muff series.

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darkwolf291 01/04/2011

Electro-Harmonix Pocket Metal Muff : Recensione di darkwolf291 (content in English)

"Great Metal Distortion"
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This is one great Metal pedal. It has two knobs, one labeled VOL and one labeled DIST. It uses a 3-position switch (labeled SCOOP) with three predefined Mid curves. The three settings are Off, LO, and HI. It uses a standard, BOSS style, Negative Center 9v DC plug for an adapter. It's an all-analog pedal. It has an input, and an output, both 1/4" jacks.

UTILIZATION

It is very easy to find a good tone using this pedal. The DIST knob isn't super touchy, but it's still have a lot of gain on tap. Plug in, set the SCOOP switch where you want it, then set the gain to a level you like, set the volume so it's equal when bypassed, and play.

SOUND QUALITY

The distortion knob isn't too touchy, but it has a lot of gain on tap. It can go from classic rock to death metal levels of gain with the scoop knob set right,
The scoop knob has three settings.
1. Off. The mids are unaffected and the sound is more British and crunchy,
2. LO. The mids are scooped a little, but it still has enough to cut. More American voiced, but tight and slightly crunchy,
3. HI. The sound is super scooped and somewhat muddy. It is good for death metal or nu-metal.
The input is connected to the output through a buffer, and it seems to be a good one. Not much tone loss when it's bypassed, which is a very good thing. EHX buffers always seem to be quality.

OVERALL OPINION

The pedal does better than most pedals for around twice the price. For $65, this pedal annihilates every other one around.
This pedal sounds great. End of story.
I've tried a Digitech Grunge, a BOSS MT-2. and countless other Metal pedals. This one was the best I tried that I could afford.