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AMT Electronics Legend Amps Series M1 Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal  

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The AMT Legend Amps Series M1 Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal gets back to the roots of rock. It creates the classic gain of the JCM-800*, giving you...Read More

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A preamp that puts classic British rock tones at your feet.

The AMT Legend Amps Series M1 Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal gets back to the roots of rock. It creates the classic gain of the JCM-800*, giving you Vintage Marshall* style distortion in a compact pedal form. Capture all the tones of one of the most respected, popular guitar amplifiers in rock history. The M1 will open up your sound pallate and playing options without having to spend thousands of dollars on a new rig.

"AMT Legend Amps" is a new revolutionary series of one-channel preamps from AMT Electronics, developed with a new approach to guitar sound formation. Original circuitry was used to produce analog modeling of the physical processes occurring in real vacuum tubes. AMT Legend Amps possess a number of unique features found in real tube preamps and amplifiers:

• Preamps included into AMT Legend Amps series provide excellent playing dynamics characteristic to real tube-based devices and are in no way inferior to them.
• With the limitation range similar to tube channel the preamps of the series ensure terrific thickness and power to the resulting sound. Working with AMT Legend Amps preamps you won't feel the urge to cut out the most informative middle frequencies, which in turn will provide great readability of your guitar in the sound mix.
• Like tube preamps AMT Legend amps provide gradual increase of the limiting stages number as the gain grows.
• The series' preamps use passive circuits of tone shaping which are in full conformity with the tone controls during original tube overdrives.
• The high level of output signal of AMT Legend Amps (+10 dB at max Level position) corresponds to the tube preamps' output signal levels. Thus you have adjustable signal level that makes it possible to connect the preamps to any input (RETURN, DIRECT, LINE etc.) including INPUT POWER AMP

* Names used in this document are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with AMT Electronics. These trademarks of other manufactures were used to identify products whose sounds were reviewed in the making of this product.

FEATURES
  • The AMT Legend Amp Series guitar pedals provide excellent dynamics, nuances, and characteristics similar to that of tube driven amplifiers
  • Tube-like range of volume control provides great sound density, playability, and power when playing at full volume and also in conjunction with your guitars volume knob
  • TRUE BYPASS. The preamps of the Legend Amp Series pedals use passive true bypass circuitry, therefore no loss of guitar signal is noticed in your pedal chain. Similar to if no pedal was there at all when bypassed
  • Features high level of output signal (+10dB in extreme position of Level knob) corresponds to the output levels similar of tube preamps. Thus, you have adjustable signal level allowing to hook up your preamp AND direct input of a power amplifier
  • Controls include LEVEL, GAIN, LOW, MID, and HIGH

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5.0

AMT M1 really is an 800 in a box.

By chop883-t3zpx

from Traverse City, MI

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  • Excellent Sound Quality
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      Comments about AMT Electronics Legend Amps Series M1 Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      The AMT M1 Pedal is amazing. Simply Amazing. I emailed AMT before ordering this pedal because I wanted to verify the differences between the M1 and the M2. I wanted a JCM800 in a box, something that sounded great with a strat for blues, and also something that sounded great with a Les Paul on the bridge pickup. The M2 is higher gain with a more modern EQ and gain structure. The M1 is based on the JCM800.
      Before I go further with praise, I will mention a very important aspect here, with all of the Legends pedals I have. They are very sensitive to the amp you put them in front of. If you are using these as a high gain dirt box in front of a clean, fenderish type amp, it is not going to sound very good or authentic. I have also run the pedals as a preamp into the effects return jack and I thought that would be the hot ticket. It was OK and great sounding, but I have had the absolute best, most authentic and completely righteous sounding results using them as a standard drive pedal in front my amp input. The tone stack and voicing of the amp, and more importantly, channel that you use with the pedals has everything to do with how they sound. IMO - all of them sound best in front of a Marshall type voiced amp(Marshall, Bogner, Soldano, Etc - higher midrange content than fender). I am using them in front of a Jet City JCA50, a Mesa triple recto clean channel (which is more marshall voiced than fender) and also in front of Marshall like tube preamps and they just sound amazing.

      So, in front of my Jet City JCA50 on the normal rhythm channel, with the amp gain set to about 2.5, the M1 pedal sounds better that both the JCM800 I used to own, and the JCM900 I still own. The amp and the pedal work together perfectly. It is very sensitive. I can make the pedal sound like a hot rodded JCM900 by picking harder. This is not a high gain pedal, but it is a perfect sweet spot gain pedal. With a Les Paul, I can get the best Tool sounds ever, great Chevelle type tones, etc. I can get better tones from both 80s and 90s than my ADA MP-1 tube pres. With a strat, I can nail SRV tone, and the greatest thing, is that I am not touching a single knob when changing guitars. It sounds like a JCM 800 cranked all the time. They really knocked this one out of the park.

      I agree with other reviewers, the pedal is VERY bright. It is. No doubt about it. I have my treb control set to about 1.5 or 2, and I also have the mid set lower than normal, about 3, to help roll off some highs too. Why? Well, this pedal is just like an 800 in every way. It is bright, just like an 800. The mid control is really effective over the high mids, just like an 800. And this is the only way you nail the 800 tone. It really has the definition and crisp brightness of an 800 in a good way for this reason, you can hear things in an 800 (or 900 for me) that you just cant hear with any other amp or pedal, the AMT M1 does those things.

      For use in front of a Marshall voiced amp, it is perfect and amazing. For use as a direct recording preamp, is sounds good, but needs a little EQ to track like I want. If using in front of a Fender amp, it will get you close. Closer than anything else I have heard on the market. I also have the D2 (Diezel VH4 pedal) and it is the same way - in front of at a Marshall type amp, it is butter. In front of a Fender type Amp, it is too scoopy and falls apart easy. For direct recording, it will be close, but I would rather run it as a drive pedal through my JCA50, then mic it to get the sound rather than use the direct out. But the direct out feature is amazing in itself. I am not bashing it, I have just found my preference with these and find perfection with a certain type setup. I am not a pedal guy at all. I have owned over 45 tube amps in the past 10 years constantly trying to get the sound I want. Pedals in the past were so far away from anything usable for me that I never considered it, outside of TS type OD pedals for a boost. I bought the AMT D2 as a practice toy, not intending it to be part of my main rig. It is my main high gain tone now. I had the same experience with the M1. I needed a JCM800 exactly, so it would be great for strats and les pauls, that is exactly what I got. I am now an AMT fan for life.

      The pedal and all of its characteristics are very natural sounding. It is not embellished to emphasize gain, bass or other EQ. It is just what you get when you play through an 800. People that buy the pedal, don't like it because it is not perfect and so they sell it - those people would have done the exact same thing if they would have bought a real JCM800. They are not perfect. You have to mess with them. They are bright, sometimes nasally, etc. But if you get it right, it is perfection and that is why they are heard on so many recordings, everything from Los Lonely Boys and Clapton, to EVH to Slayer. Yep one amp. This pedal is a JCM800 in a box for me, with the deficiencies of an 800 (overly bright, etc) left in tact so you can work with it to nail your perfect 800 tone. The best part is, you can run this into an amp to help dial in gain and EQ to get perfection more easily. You can not easily run an 800 into another amp in an everyday world, so I would rather have this pedal than have my old 800 back.

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      5.0

      Sounds like a real Marshall tube amp

      By Rolfe

      from Manila, Philippines

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        Comments about AMT Electronics Legend Amps Series M1 Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        This sounds like a real Marshall tube amp. I've also compared this side by side with Wampler Plextortion and I must say that AMT-M1 gives a more realistic tube amp sound. The crunch is awesome :-)

        Pros
        -Even if you play chords, you can distinguish the notes in the chords, that's how awesome this is.
        -Very responsive knobs. This pedal is also responsive on the guitar's volume knob; lowering the volume knob of the guitar will give you a clean sound even if the pedal is on.
        -Gives you that Marshall brown sound :-)
        -two output options, Cab-sim output and Direct output

        Cons
        -This might not be really amplifier-loving pedal because this is primarily a pre-amp pedal.
        I however currently use this in front of my line 6 solid state amp and it sounds awesome. I've tested this also in Laney LV series through the FX Return input and it sounds really great!!!

        I will definitely recommend this pedal.

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