Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff with Top Boost
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Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff with Top Boost

Metal Muff with Top Boost, Other guitar saturation effect from Electro-Harmonix in the Metal Muff series.

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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 45 reviews )
 31 reviews69 %
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 1 user review2 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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MGR/Derek Mok04/16/2007

MGR/Derek Mok's review"Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff"

Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff with Top Boost
Primarily a singer, I've been playing guitar for about 10 years, been in a band (drummer!), and have continued to record and play with other musicians on a non-professional basis. My styles range from folk to hard rock, with heavy power-pop leanings -- Big Star, not Green Day.

I bought this pedal from Musician's Friend for $69.99 with a discount coupon.

Well, it has a lot of tweakable controls and a top boost function. The price is reasonable, the construction is pretty sturdy.

I just don't like the sound of this pedal. I usually like vintage-style distortion/overdrive, more Black Sabbath/Led Zeppelin than Metallica, and the tone of the Metal Muff was just wrong. I find its tone harsh, artificial, unresponsive to playing dynamics, and one-dimensional. The Top Boost function just makes the sound more papery, and the pedal sounds awful when paired with a Telecaster, and only acceptable with an SG equipped with P-90s. A Gibson Flying V with high-output humbuckers turned into bass mush with the Metal Muff, and the Top Boost only added a tinny edge, not true body or cut to the overall tone. I found myself preferring the natural overdrive of my Vox amp to the tone I get when I add this pedal, and the Metal Muff didn't behave any better with a Line 6 Pod 2.0.

Good, the pedal feels neatly put together and durable.

I'd hunted for a good all-purpose high-gain unit, and this Metal Muff didn't make the mark. My older Marshall Jackhammer had a more pleasing tone with more variations and more versatility, and subsequently I tried and bought the T-Rex Bloody Mary, which cost three times more than the Metal Muff but also blows it out of the water for tonal complexity, refinement, responsiveness and vibe. I had bought the Metal Muff because of its high rating in Guitar & Bass magazine, but I have to say, I really can't find much to recommend this pedal for. Maybe its sound appeals to somebody else, but definitely not me.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
12/20/2008

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff with Top Boost
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UTILIZATION

It is extremely simple to use, everything is written on the box

SOUND QUALITY

The It's nice. the sound is huge and more versatile. can jouve full of different style. The big greasy metal to soft things just by controlling the rate of distortion.

OVERALL OPINION

But here there is a but. In a year of use already two back in the studio, Luckily under warranty. All my other pedals set its fed with the same power supply (block computer very very well regulated) and there is no problem. I really doubt about the reliability of this pedal.
Otherwise when operating the sound is terrible and extremely versatile to navigate to lots of different styles
_noctua12/05/2006

_noctua's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff with Top Boost
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UTILIZATION

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SOUND QUALITY

The sound is still what interests us!
Well, first, r
I would say that this pedal does not sound correct for a sub!
The grain is very tight so ultralead VHT!
There are lots of gain!
The grain is rather british higain anyway!
This pedal has 2 large default anyway!
The treble sound gross! Is foul when it exceeds a quarter of the race of the knob!
The top boost is even worse, they look like very high media mixed with the shrill treble possible!

Connect directly to the soundcard, you have a sound ... rot!
Connect the canal with a clear head lamp is war mieu!
To arrive at a correct result, we must add a équalo in the loop of an amp + bbe and again, we must alter the equation behind with a plug!

A pedal that will give a big sound but not sound good!
I even found more subtle on a transistor on a lamp!

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OVERALL OPINION

I have this bug for 15 days, and she underwent five days of testing in different config!
it sounds in amp facade, when we met few!
Too expensive for what it is, barely better than mt2!
damage ....!