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Guyatone Mighty Micro Series SSm5 Sonic Shaper Booster Guitar Effects Pedal

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Subtle yet infinitely useful, this is a powerful tone tool in a pint-sized package!

When Guyatone first began plans for the Mighty Micro series, they polled professional musicians in Japan to see what they felt would be the most useful pedal for a working guitarist. The answer was what would become the SSm5 Sonic Shaper!

Based on the original Guyatone EX-2 Exciter model (never sold in the USA), the SSm5 is a harmonic booster pedal that, by emphasizing specific frequencies, can offer the guitarist a broad tonal palette. The key to the SSm5 is the Shape control, which adjusts the harmonic emphasis. Using the SSm5, a guitarist can tune in specific frequencies to stand out in a band mix without raising their volume level. The SSm5 can also be used to emulate an acoustic guitar tone, or simply as a great-sounding clean boost by shutting off the Color control and Setting Shape to the center position.

Based on Guyatone's award-winning Micro Series effects, the Mighty Micros offer professional-grade features and exceptional sound quality in an ultra-compact, lightweight chassis that is 33% smaller and 50% lighter than your average stompbox.

The Guyatone Mighty Micros offer many improvements and additional features that Guyatone users have demanded, all packed into a rugged enclosure that retains the same-sized footprint as the original Micro Series effects.

Designed for the professional, working musician, Guyatone Mighty Micros feature superior-grade component selection for improved sound quality. Adjustable internal Input Attenuators allow use with a variety of instrument or input signals. All Guyatone Mighty Micros are covered by a 3-year parts and labor warranty through the manufacturer.

Ultra-bright status LED Cast aluminum stompguard
Improved functionality over Micro Series pedals
Top mounted jacks
Lightweight, ultra-durable cast-aluminum chassis reduces noise level
Glow-in-the-dark washer for bypass switch
Mechanical true-bypass switching via custom Guyatone switch
Top mounted, no-tools battery compartment
"Smart screw" makes battery changing easier and stays connected to battery lid via permanent retaining washers

LEVEL: Adjusts output level when effect is engaged. Turn clockwise to increase volume.
COLOR: Adjusts Tone of effect. Turn clockwise to emphasize high-frequency, turn counter-clockwise to de-emphasize hi-frequency (Hi-Cut).
SHAPE: Adjusts point and level of harmonic emphasis. From center (12 o'clock) position, turn clockwise or counter-clockwise to emphasize different harmonics and adjust tonal character of input signal.
COLOR SWITCH: Turns Color (Tone) control on/off.
Selects proper input sensitivity against output level from connected instruments. Standard setting is at MAX position. Turn counterclockwise to reduce input signal when sound is distorted due to high input signals. By regulating input sensitivity, a wide variety of tonal characters can be achieved.
Switch: EFFECT ON/OFF (True Bypass)/COLOR (On/Off)
Indicator: EFFECT ON/OFF
Input impedance: 470 kOHM
Output impedance: Less than 10 kOHM
Current consumption: 10 mA (at effect ON)
Power Requirement: DC 9V 006P (6F22)/AC-2 Adaptor
Dimensions: 2-6/10" (W) x 3-9/10" (D) x 2-3/10" (H)
Weight: 8.25 oz. (without battery)
Warranty: 3-year parts and labor

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    Comments about Guyatone Mighty Micro Series SSm5 Sonic Shaper Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Well I don't do many reviews but this little box deserves it. OK, for years I have spent way too much money in overdrives, boosters, heads, and equalizers trying to find away to express the lead sound in my head. I wanted a pedal that could give my solo's a certain "voice", a separation from my rhythm sound without having to compromise. After 20 years of searching for a stomp box that gives me that sound I FINALLY found it, and let me tell you this thing is amazing. Originally it was a bit on the pricey side and I had resolved to not spending another dime looking and just working with I had. But then BAM!!, this little dude went on sale. I jumped. This is like taking your favorite EQ, light overdrive, and booster and combining them in a one amazing package. If you can't find a perfect tone to compliment your existing sound with this box then you're not trying hard enough. Now that can't live without it I have to buy another for a backup. I could get into details about its capabilities but trust me the overview for this thing is dead on. If you buy this you will not be disappointed.

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