AmpTweaker’s TightMetal Distortion Pedal

The new TightMetal™ distortion pedal takes the TightDrive™ overdrive platform to the next level with over-the-top metal and hardcore crunch tones thanks to the adjustable tightness of 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.  

Mark Kloeppel--Misery Index


After discussing consumer suggestions with Mark, a couple of switches were added to help tweak the tone and help the playability.  A Mid switch helps get a more traditional metal rhythm sound with its Thrash setting for a more scooped mid tone.  To help stop the notes even quicker, a Noise Gate switch a very quiet and quick-decaying Chomp setting helps out, so the whole band sounds even tighter.   

All other features from the TightDrive remain intact, such as the Effects Loop with its Pre/Post switch, the LEDs illumination of the controls, and the Battery On/Off switch.

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