Amptweaker TightMetal

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Amptweaker

The new TightMetal™ distortion pedal takes the TightDrive™ and TightBoost™ overdrive platform to the next level by providing over-the-top metal and hardcore crunch tones with adjustable tightness thanks to the Tight control. This issue came up early on when discussing various ideas with Mark Kloeppel, guitarist from the deathgrind band Misery Index. Like many other metal players, Mark was looking for a particular guitar tone, one with a lot of harmonics but with the ability to stop the notes really fast to work with their music. As on the original TightDrive, the Tight control varies the low end from smooth and thick to tight and aggressive so you get the attack that works with your guitar and picking style.

In the same way high gain tube amps are designed by cascading extra tube stages, the TightMetal was created by adding additional stages in front of a carefully modified TightDrive. The resulting thicker and much heavier distortion is tweaked by a simple built-in output EQ curve, and can further be adjusted by the output Tone control, so it’s easy to get a stack sound even through a small combo amp’s clean channel.

After discussing some other consumer suggested ideas with Mark, a couple of switches were added to help customize the tone and help the playability. A Mid switch helps get a more traditional metal rhythm sound with its Thrash setting which gives a deeper scooped mid tone. To help stop the notes even quicker, a Noise Gate switch with an ultra quiet, quick decaying Chomp setting really helps a lot....especially when doing very quick riffs with a lot of palm-muted stops, so the whole band sounds even tighter.

Specifications:

  • True Bypass switch
  • Tight Attack Control
  • Gain, Tone, & Volume Controls
  • Gate switch with Chomp™ setting for quick stops
  • Mid switch with Thrash setting
  • Effects Loop with Pre/Post switch..tracks On/Off Footswitch
  • LED lit knobs when using a power supply
  • Battery disconnect switch with red indicator
  • Works with 9V-18V supplies–like 'variacing' your amp up and down
  • DC Adapter jack, standard 2.1mm X 5.5mm, center ground
  • Magnetic Battery access door opens w/o tools
  • Handmade in the USA
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty

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1 review, average score of 6 / 10

DateUserVersionScorePositiveNegative
2015-05-20psychles6/10  ......

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