The pit bull of distortion boxes.
The Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff with Top Boost features 3 powerful EQ bands that are ideal for sculpting mids and a total of 6 controls for shaping sound precisely your way. Top Boost adds serious bite with its o...
Bass : First Act Limited Edition Delgada; GHS Bass Boomers (.050-.115), Dunlop Tortex Picks (1.14mm) Rig : 80s Ampeg SVT VL head and 8x10 cab; 70s Laney Klipp head and Marshall 4x12 cab Effects : MXR M80 Bass DI, Fulltone Bass-Drive MOSFET, Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff, Whirlwind A/B Box, Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner "I run the DI, with distortion as my primary tone, into the SVT. I've also been using Matt's Metal Muff to get a crazy, overdriven sound. We like the heaviness of tuning down two steps to CFBbEb." http://www.bassplayer.com/article/high-fires-jeff/may-08/35685more
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip plays the larger EHX Metal Muff with Top Boost. When I saw Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth using this pedal I knew I could make some cool sounds with it. It was used on the 2017 Positive Mental Trip album “The Black and White Album” and also is on some of the demos for the 2019 “Love Never Dies” album. It’s a muff that can cut through a mix like a razor blade.more
The pit bull of distortion boxes.
The Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff with Top Boost features 3 powerful EQ bands that are ideal for sculpting mids and a total of 6 controls for shaping sound precisely your way. Top Boost adds serious bite with its own control knob and footswitch button.
I have the regular sized Metal Muff. Solid overall pedal. Brings the distortion, super aggressive and gives any metalhead what they will need. I've heard this one compared as a much more aggressive version of the Boss MT-2 (which is much more lofi than the metal muff). Basically compared to the Germanium Big Muff (which is more rock oriented) and the Big Muff Pi (Fuzz all day) this one is going to take you into a world or metal tones more than any other "Muff" on the market.
I originally bought this pedal thinking it would give me a Jimi Hendrix kind of muff sound, but was very surprised when I went home and plugged it in. If you are in a metal band or enjoy metal music this is the perfect pedal for you. I suppose i should have copped onto it when i saw "METAL MUFF" written on it. Anyway I believe there are three versions of this pedal, the pocket size one, the normal size one and the large one. I have the normal size one (the one in the picture.) ON the pedal there is a switch that says "hi" "lo" and "off" this controls how insane the muff is. the "hi" setting allows you to sound very distorted and gives you a "metal" kind of sound. The "lo" setting gives you more of a cream/Jimi Hendrixy sound but still very distorted and a metal sound, and you can guess what the off setting does, it turns it off. there are three other settings which are Volume, Tone and distortion. The volume controls how loud the overall sound is. the tone controls how muffled the sound is and the distortion controls how insanely distorted the sound is. Overall though, I am not a big fan of this pedal, still a useful pedal though!
It is a nice, quality, well constructed pedal, though I am not fond of it's sound. Too thrashy for my taste.
I bought it before I had my valve amp, so now that I have one, I sold it.