#1
So I just bought a Metal Muff w/ Top Boost distortion pedal.

I just came home and hooked it up, and there is a ton of static. I played the pedal through my Crate GLX65, and there was some static and barely any distortion through the clean channel, and on my solo channel on my amp there was more distortion but loads of static.

I don't know why this pedal isn't giving me distortion like it should be, I tried messing with the settings and EQ both on my amp and the pedal but nothing is working...

By the way, I have been using an Ibanez Smashbox pedal, so this isn't my first pedal. I would really appreciate some help with the Metal Muff...
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#2
I own a metal muff, never had this problem.

Make sure you keep it on the clean channel, its a very powerful distortion pedal, so it would cause feedback on your "solo" channel.


Check all your cables, run everything without the muff, then run it with.

It may be just bad wiring in the pedal.
#3
make sure the top boost isnt on or is turned up high
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#4
Quote by Jakeannihilate
I own a metal muff, never had this problem.

Make sure you keep it on the clean channel, its a very powerful distortion pedal, so it would cause feedback on your "solo" channel.


Check all your cables, run everything without the muff, then run it with.

It may be just bad wiring in the pedal.

Yeah, I'm keeping it on the clean channel now, but I checked all my cables and ran everything without the pedal, and it works fine. Then when I hook up the pedal, I get weak distortion which is nowhere near what it should sound like.
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#6
Quote by Jakeannihilate
are you using a power supply?

Yes, I hooked it up to the AC adapter that I bought at guitar center ALONG WITH the pedal AFTER they even hooked it up and tested it and it worked.

WTF I better not have to drive a half hour back to the store just to take this pedal back...
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#7
okay, my only thing I have left is..

Are you pluging the cables in right.

guitar into right side of pedal, out the left side and to the amp input.


not doing that right will make any pedal sound retarded, or just not work.
#8
Quote by Jakeannihilate
okay, my only thing I have left is..

Are you pluging the cables in right.

guitar into right side of pedal, out the left side and to the amp input.


not doing that right will make any pedal sound retarded, or just not work.

Yes, I am plugging them into the right jacks.
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#10
Quote by Jakeannihilate
Call GC up tomorrow if I was you.

see what you can work out.

I'm planning on taking it back and getting a different one since anything else seems pretty hopeless...

damnit I wish I had tried out the pedal in the store
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