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Arion SMM-1 Metal Master Effects Pedal
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The Arion SMM-1 Metal Master Effects Pedal delivers massive heavy metal sound! The Metal Master features level, hi- and low-frequency, and distortion...Click To Read More About This Product
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Versatile and toneful!
The Arion SMM-1 Metal Master Effects Pedal delivers massive heavy metal sound! The Metal Master features level, hi- and low-frequency, and distortion controls on the pedal with a soft/direct switch and stereo output.
The following power adapters work with the SMM-1 Metal Master: Boss PSA-120 or Line 6 Tone DC-1.
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Most Liked Positive Review
Great for the price
I had one of these back in the 80's. Although it is not the best pedal in the world, it is good for the price if you are just beginning or on a...Read complete review
I had one of these back in the 80's. Although it is not the best pedal in the world, it is good for the price if you are just beginning or on a budget and just need something to get you by for a while. I played alot of gigs with it and it served me well. I would say that for teh price you can't beat it, which is true to a point, but you could spend a little more and get a better pedal if you can afford it, but if not, then this is the way to go. My only complaints is that it has a plastic body, but it did hold up well (until I let my drunk buddy borrow it and he got mad at his girlfriend and threw a temper tantrum and then also threw the pedal) The distortion sound is good, but is a bit noisy. And finally, as someone else mentioned, the battery runs down faster if you fail to unplug the cables, which is a real hassle after a while, so a power adaptor is the way to go with this. I have bought another one since then and do use it. I have other pedals and even a multi effects pedal that has all different distortions on it, but I use this one on a few tunes because I do get some sound that I do like out of it that I can't get from the other pedals.
Most Liked Negative Review
Not what I was expecting
This pedal was ok when I first got it, though it didn't sound great. I wish there was more tone control, and I had to change the settings on my amp to make...Read complete review
This pedal was ok when I first got it, though it didn't sound great. I wish there was more tone control, and I had to change the settings on my amp to make it sound good, which then sounded sucky when i turned off the pedal. I had it for about three weeks until my bandmate knocked it off an amp, and the battery cover popped off, flinging out the battery and causing the weight of the battery to rip out the wires that connect the battery to the pedal. with an ac adapter it sounded different for some reason, unfortunately it sounded even worse. I thought of using it simply as a signal splitter, but it colors my sound too much even when not on. now it sits in my cabinet with other worthless gear. I wouldn't recommend buying this.
Reviewed by 53 customers
I got this for Christmas and it stopped working after less than a month. Get the DOD distortion over this.
It's one of those situations where you get what you pay for. It's an overall decent and respectful pedal, but it does in fact drain your 9V battery quickly. If purchasing this pedal, I also suggest buying the GODLYKE PA-9 Power All Power Supply, forget the batteries.
I bought this pedal as a second one, searching for something with a different sound. This one hit it as for what I'm looking for. It has a good low end and can get chunky. I noticed it was pretty clean too. I know it isn't perfect, but look how much you're spending. There is no need to pick it apart. You can spend more money and get better, but if you're not a card-carrying professional, this is definitely good enough for you.
I tried using this pedal for distortion, but it's not "metal" it's more of a "scooped overdrive". I originally bought this thing for feedback purposes.(which it works great for) But I rarely use feedback, so it wasn't until recently where I decided use it for a "boost" in front of my dirty amp for my solos. It works very well. I set the distortion low, the level at about 9'oclock and tweaked the EQ knobs until I got what I liked. It covers up sloppyness when shredding with that extra gain, so I'm happy. But turn it off for when you go back to playing rhythm, because when you palm mute, it puts out this unhealthy sounding tone.
I've had this pedal for a year now and its hasn't given up on me like everyone says. I play in a metal band and it compares to my rhythm guitarist's Digitech metalmaster. If you are thinking about getting this because you don't have enough $$ for a digitech GET THIS!
I bought the Arion Metal Master about a year ago, and I must say, I was not impressed. I DID find another use for it though (sort of). I turned the distortion knob all the way down, the low knob all the way up, and the high all the way down, and used it as sort of a compression effect. (Best used with a different type of distortion)
When i first got the thing it sounded pretty good but then after a while it changed in tone. Before i got it i read reviews about it and they said it changed for them too. What the heck is arion doing? Why does it sound different after a while? If you want to buy it i suggest you save for a better one. Its ok for 19 bucks though
This pedal compares to all the big name brands like boss or korg. With its sick metal crunch and amazing flexibility, the Arion METAL MASTER is an overall brilliant pedal.
The only thing to make this pedal a 10 would be a morph control.
I didn't expect a lot from a cheap pedal, so I wasn't really too dissapointed. It takes a lot of tweaking on this pedal to get an acceptable sound. I am not a big pedal fan, but always like to mess with different sounds. The distortion seemed extremely stiff, with no harmonic overtones. Muting strings makes a horrible, computerized, strange sound. To be fair, I am not against Arion products or cheaper products in general. The Arion Tubulator(though a different style) actually sounds pretty good for a cheap pedal and the Arion Bass Distortion is not too bad either.