DigiTech Metal Master

DigiTech Metal Master

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Metal Master, Distortion from DigiTech in the X series.

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  • Manufacturer: DigiTech
  • Model: Metal Master
  • Series: X
  • Category: Distortions
  • Added in our database on: 01/08/2005

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DigiTech Metal Master user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 29 reviews )
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MGR/Anonymous's review"Digitech XMM Metal Master"

DigiTech Metal Master
I got it for xxxmas but my dad paid $125 CAD for it at Long & McQuade.

I wanted an awesome biting/rumbly distortion and this pedal delivers in spades. The 5:00 position on the Morph knob is kinda like a "High Tech" metal tone, the 12:00 position is a thin, piercing sound and the 8:00 position is a biting old school tone on steroids (f#ckin awesome for low tunings, you can practically feel the sizzle man!). You can make a low death metalish tone or a sharp shred tone and even a lo-fi tone (by scooping the bass and cranking the mids) and everything in between.

With the morph knob all the way to the right and the lows dimed, there is a huge low end feedback/resonance that is almost louder than the guitar signal and with the highs boosted theres some white noise but nothing that cant be fixed by a good noise gate. With the lower morph settings feedback is a serious issue since my pickups in my Ibanez Stagestar need to be potted. At low volumes this is not an issue though.

Built out of cast zinc or steel i believe. It has stood up to me pounding on it during gigs and im a relatively big guy (210 lbs. 6'1). It has a non-slip rubber base and foot pad which kinda sucks when ur using it on linoleum floors cause it gets covered in dust and is hard to clean but no gripes there. The knobs feel very solid and shouldnt break anytime soon. I use both the CIT and normal outputs at the same time to run 2 amps (a fender 15G for high end sizzle and a Peavey 140 watt bass combo for crushing low end and it sounds absolutely crushing through this combination.

I play thrash, death metal, industrial metal and even some detuned nu-metal riffs and this pedal has a setting for all of them. Worth every fuckin penny that was spent on it and maybe even more. Would be a little better if it had a built in noise gate like the Ibanez 7th Heaven but that pedal costs $300 here in Canada so it will cost me less to get a Rocktron HUSH or Boss NT-2 with this.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Jamie Crerar08/10/2004

MGR/Jamie Crerar's review"Digitech X- Series Metal Master"

DigiTech Metal Master
I got it from Sound Control for £75. It would of been £80 but I was a fiver short so the guy took down the price ¬_¬

I was after a heavy metal metallica sounding distortion and i found it in this. It is totally awesome! You can get lovley crunchy distortion or really cutting sharp attack. It has allowed me to emulate metallicas sound excellently and when doubled up with delay, the solos can sound just as good!

Yeah everyones been complaining about the battery life. I agree. I already had an AC adapter for my other pedal so I'm using that right now, so the battery life kinda sux. I would like to be able to switch between the different distortions without having to stop and turn the dials by hand, but sound wise, its flawless.

The unit is made out of Cast Iron. In other words, it is unbreakable. I have stomped as hard as i can like 10times in a row on it on stage and it just sits there smiling back at you! It comes with a 6 year warrenty so i think that shows you how confident Digitech are that their product WILL NOT break.

I was looking for a metallica crunchy high gain metal sound and this provides it excellently. I wouldnt mind a gain dial but its not really neccesary as the sounds you can get out of it really dont need tweaked much more. Most amps come with a gain dial anyway so its not all that important. It is a little pricier than other pedals but you get what you pay for. The sound and quality of this stomp box is unbeatable in the distortion pedal field.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Alma Rockstar04/07/2004

MGR/Alma Rockstar's review"Digitech Metal Master"

DigiTech Metal Master
I paid $80 for mine's at Guitar Center
I bought it bcause i wanted a razor sharp distortion with big sustain for leads and chunky dropped "D" rythim.

The best of this unit has to be the sustain and wild extreme amounts of gain. It has very quiet bypass and it can make any amp even a wimpy little one loud and mean

When i crank the volume on the unit, it looses some of the definition. The distortion tends to be very wild and hard to control at higher volumes. This effect is great for lead, but when two guitars are involved in rythim, it makes the song sound like mud. The left hand side Effect options on the pedal all sound like AM radio. The 12' o clock position is good, the best are 1 and 2 o clock. To take it beyond that is extreme, kinda death metal but horrible when cranked loud.

The quality is excellent but you definitely must conside buying the adaptor. One thing that pisses me off is that the control knobs esily shift positions when transportin the pedal in my pedal board. sturdier knobs would be nice.

The metal pedal is great for lead. Solos sound awsome specially when using a whah or a delay to compliment the distortion. However, if you have two guitars in the band and both are playing dirty rythim, the metal pedal will not be your best friend when it comes to clarity and definition.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

MGR/Anonymous's review"DigiTech Metal Master"

DigiTech Metal Master
I bought this pedal at a House of Guitars in San Antonio for $80.99+tax. I got a discount 'cause I was a student there. I got it 'cause I wanted heavier distortion than my amp's distortion.

NOTHING!!! No, I'm just kiddin'. This pedal is perfect for heavey metal and hard rock. Even punk if you set it a certain way. I really like the "Morph" knob. It can create abunch of different distortion sounds. It's really cool.

The only things I'd change is the color to red, and, I'd want a gain control on it. But everything else is good.

It's made out of metal, I think, so, it's made well. I haven't used it at a gig or anything, but it seems like it'd be okay.

This pedal rox. If you want a good distortion pedal, get this one. The BOSS MT-2 Metal Zone is a good one, too, but you can use the Morph knob to make the MT-2's sound.

Get the adapter! It costs like $25, but if you think about it, you'll go through that much on batteries in a week!(it takes 9 volt batteries, and those aint cheap!) You might be wondering why you'd need to spend that much on batteries, well the pedal goes through a battery faster than you can say Hokey Pokey, a lot of times(about 2 hours). So get the adapter, it's worth the extra money.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

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