The ultimate metal distortion pedal. Three powerful EQ bands sculpt the mids and 6 controls shape the sound precisely for your groove from slithering mercury to lead belly blast furnace dross. Its unique Top Boost adds serious bite with its own control knob and footswitch so you can kick it on for searing leads.
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It's hard to believe it's a violin as artist, Maria Zaharia, tears it up playing her electric 5-string into an EHX Metal Muff with Top Boost. Some have touted the Metal Muff as the ultimate metal pedal and it certainly helps Maria create some truly massive sounds!
This is a text copy of an email written to Mike Matthews by an enthusiastic fan about the Metal Muff with Top Boost he bought. And the personal answer from Mike Matthews.
I like my Coffee Black just like my Metal and for YEARS I’ve been looking for a gripping distortion that doesn’t have the horrible high end *screaming bats* sound and has enough balls to shake the room. I tried em all, Metal Zone, Core, Mega Distortion, Blues Distortion, Effects boards, anything and everything and it all sucked.
I bought a Blackstar HT-60 Tube amp (2x12 combo), and the on board clean is amazing and the overdrive channels are good but if it ain’t MESA you arn’t going to get good metal out of the box so after throwin a 10 band EQ in the effects loop I went and looked at some distortion boxes - saw the Metal Muff and knew EHX is good stuff from the tubes I use, went home and popped it in, threw another EQ (simple 6 band pedal) after it (all this is from guitar to amp), Killed the mids, and got the greatest metal tone ever. Thank you, I’ve looked so damn long for this and it is going to help immensely when I get gigging.
Also the freeze pedal - damn that is awesome I’m picking one up next damn pay check.
KEEP IT METAL
THE ANSWER from Mike Matthews
All of us at Electro-Harmonix are very happy to hear you dig your Metal Muff enough to write us about it.
Be sure to catch John Frusciante's comments on the English Muff'n in the April 2009 issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine: "The Electro-Harmonix English Muff'n tube fuzz has some really extreme EQ and a big, thick and meaty sound. I used it on the solo for 'Enough Of Me.' I turn the EQ up, but leave my guitar tone knobs down and use either the middle or neck pickup so the original source sound is really dark and plain. If you blast the tone controls on the effect, you get a really thick, beautiful sound that reminds me of an exaggerated Eric Clapton tone in cream, where you have this really smooth fuzz."
Get this limited-edition Day-Glo poster of the original 1968 art that inspired the Electro-Harmonix logo!
Mike Matthews stated: “The image on our Flashback Poster is of the original artwork that inspired the famous Electro-Harmonix logo. I think players who dig our pedals will also enjoy the chance to own a piece of EHX memorabilia.”
Did you know that Electro-Harmonix makes many of the world's greatest vacuum tubes? The next time you need to re-tube your guitar, bass, or hi-fi amp, be sure to insist on getting authentic Electro-Harmonix tubes.
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