Metal Muff With Top Boost review by Electro-Harmonix

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 7
  • Ease of Use: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 7.8 Good
  • Users' score: 8.9 (190 votes)
Electro-Harmonix: Metal Muff With Top Boost
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Price paid: $ 105

Purchased from: Musicstop

Sound — 8
I'm using an Epiphone SG and a Line 6 Spider III amp (don't laugh at me)and it's only nosing when you have the top boost on and turned up too high. The sound is consistantly good, but just to stay fresh I mess aroun with it every now and then. It can realy nail the tones in certain Metallica songs (which is what I mostly play) and and the distortion ranges from light rock distortion to Death Metal distortion.

Overall Impression — 8
I play a lot of Metallica and other not quite so insane metal, and hard rock. This pedal is perfect for all that. I've been playing for about a year and a half now, but I can play better than almost everyone Who has been playing just as long as me. I only have an Epiphone SG and a Line 6 spider amp III, along with a Jimi Hendrix custom wah pedal, but it's all served me well so far, especially this Metal Muff. I have no regrets about buying it, and all questions I needed answered were taken care of before I bought the pedal. I think if I lost it or it was stolen, I'd have to buy a new one. I've tested on a few of my friends pedals, and the metal muff is the only one that really works well with me. I love the fact that it has so many different tones suitable for any type of metal or rock you want to play, and how easy it is to change them. I can't find anything to complain about it either. I never compared it to anything else before I bought it, but afterwards you tested it against some of my friends Boss pedals. The muff came out on top, for me. If I could add one feature, it would probably some added effects, besides just the awesome distortion. but that's being crazy and also greedy. So, the muff is perfect as it is.

Reliability & Durability — 7
This pedal hasn't let me down yet, just make sure you use a decent type of batteru for it. If you're using an adapter cable, then you're set to go. you can play any show, anywhere, with this pedal, and not need a backup in my opinion. But, if you leave it plugged in for a long time, the battery gets drained quickly.

Ease of Use — 8
To get a good tone out of this pedal, all you have to do is sit down for 10 mintues, plug it in, and fool around with the dials until you find something you like. No matter what you do with it, it always has a really metal sound, and can go from deep, bone crushing metal to high, head splitting shred in a second with the top boost. I've never recorded with it yet, and no manuals really came with it, but it's a really great distortion pedal and it was totally worth the investment.

3 comments sorted by best / new / date

    tona_107
    What's the difference between this and the big muff? Is this a fuzz too, or just a distortion?
    columbus
    Triviumsucks666 : mikerockstar : Okay... what I can't really figure out is... can this do MODERN metal? Huge respect to the bands that influenced it (Pantera, Metallica, Maiden, etc.)... but it seems that wherever I go trying to find info on this thing, people praise it but they all play Maiden and other 80's metal. I'm looking for something that can do Metalcore, Deathcore, Grind, and Heavy Rock. I'm talking about the more scooped and heavy-as-f*#& tones that you get from bands like Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, As Blood Runs Black, All Shall Perish, August Burns Red, Bloodjinn, Darkest Hour, Demon Hunter, It Dies Today... and other bands of a heavy rock variety such as Staind, Sevendust, Breaking Benjamin, Thousand Foot Krutch, Three Days Grace, etc. Can this pedal do THAT type of stuff? POSTED: 01/03/2008 - 06:36 pm / quote | no one gives a shit about that ****ing terrible crap
    i do
    pht
    columbus wrote: Triviumsucks666 : mikerockstar : Okay... what I can't really figure out is... can this do MODERN metal? Huge respect to the bands that influenced it (Pantera, Metallica, Maiden, etc.)... but it seems that wherever I go trying to find info on this thing, people praise it but they all play Maiden and other 80's metal. I'm looking for something that can do Metalcore, Deathcore, Grind, and Heavy Rock. I'm talking about the more scooped and heavy-as-f*#& tones that you get from bands like Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, As Blood Runs Black, All Shall Perish, August Burns Red, Bloodjinn, Darkest Hour, Demon Hunter, It Dies Today... and other bands of a heavy rock variety such as Staind, Sevendust, Breaking Benjamin, Thousand Foot Krutch, Three Days Grace, etc. Can this pedal do THAT type of stuff? POSTED: 01/03/2008 - 06:36 pm / quote | no one gives a shit about that ****ing terrible crap i do
    dont think it can. i played for years in an as i lay dying style metalcore band and the boss metal core pedal was pretty much the best pedal ive heard for that kind of music