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Ibanez Tone-Lok SM7 Smash Box Pedal
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For super-aggressive heavy-rock distortion for that don't-mess-with-me attitude, the Ibanez Tone-Lok Series SM7 will deliver. Comes armed with obscen...Click To Read More About This Product
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Serious, heavyweight distortion.
For super-aggressive heavy-rock distortion for that don't-mess-with-me attitude, the Ibanez Tone-Lok Series SM7 will deliver. Comes armed with obscene amounts of gain, tight low end, and searing highs. A void switch eliminates excessive string noise and feedback. An edge switch allows 2 different preamp flavors.
On the outside, Tone-Lok effects are equipped with the Ibanez exclusive "set and forget" Push-Lok rotary pots. Push the knobs down and your tone settings lock securely inside the case”no more lost settings or broken knobs.
On the inside, Tone-Lok guitar pedals feature hi-fidelity components carefully tweaked with the constant input from a new generation of Ibanez players. And all this great stuff comes encased in cool looking, road-tough metal boxes at prices the working player can afford.
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I love this pedal, i use this pedal with my PRS SE EG through my Peavey bandit 65 and my dimebag crybaby from hell, i love it great metal sounds
I bought this pedal in October 2003, and I still use this pedal. Not because I have had it so long, but because it's the best pedal I have used. No fuzzing, or buzzing. Durable. Versatile. Searing distortion with tons of control. In every amp, or even straight through the mic input of a computer, this thing has sounded good. I have been a supporter of this pedal since I bought it 7 years ago. This thing has been tossed around and used buy almost every person I have jammed with it, and it STILL is like brand new and I have BY FAR got my moneys worth. Anyone who says it sucked, either got a one off defective pedal by chance, or are just stupid and don't know what their doing. 5 of my friends bought this exact pedal because of me until I told them to stop 'cause it's my sound! lol Screw you digitech death metals or your boss whatever when it comes to a good searing distortion. The SM7 Slays.
I play this thing through a crate gx 140 and i can match the distortion of metallica, bullet for my valentine, children of bodom or any other metal band i want. ive tried the digitech metal master, hardwire metal zone, boss metal core, electro harmonix metal muff with top boost and a few more that arent coming to mind
i got this pedal for my birthday last year and at first i liked it. but as i got better i realized it was a joke. The gain is very good but everything else is just pitiful. this pedal has died on me twice since i got it and this time it cant be fixed so i would not buy it again. if you want a good distortion pedal go with the electro-harmonics big muff
I'll start off by saying that the pedal sounds way better than I was expecting for it's price. That said, it's cheap for a reason. I've lost count of the number of times I've had to take it apart to resolder a connection somewhere, and now it's starting to show. When the ground starts going out... It just sounds terrible. After three years of owning it I've given up on cracking it open to work on it, now I just stomp on it until the connection gets jarred back into place - the construction is solid enough to handle that at least.Poor quality aside, it sounds pretty decent - especially if you throw a good wah before it. I can get some really bizarre and intense tones out of it with the right EQ and the wah. The notes also come out pretty clearly, if I play a chord I can hear each of the individual tones well. It's cut switch is sort of necessary though, it does put out some small noise that you notice when you're not playing. It holds a strong attack and has good sustain.I play seven string with some somewhat messy tunings and it handles the lows pretty well on the smooth selection, but it gets a bit fuzzy on sharp. The EQ on the pedal is a little screwey - the high control doesn't really do anything unless the low is turned down below halfway and then it just adds nasty fuzz. I'm not really sure if that's the pedal or the fact that I've banged on it so much.The notes also come out pretty clearly, if I play a chord I can hear each of the individual tones well and if I leave an open chord going with the low B I can play on the top strings and still expect them to come through well.All in all, it's worth the price if you don't mind prying it open and sticking it with a soldering iron. The cut switch is handy too, but not as good as having a dedicated gate if you've got noisy pedals.
This pedal was bought to resale good thing I tried it first because now I am keeping it. It has gain for days. I like the void option and the smooth option. I have had a lot of pedals a hell of a lot more expensive but none of them made me want to just keep on playing with a silly grin on my face like this one does. I recommend highly I using a jcm 800 2203 verticle input amp it sounds like it when the jcm 800 is on 10. I can use this pedal and get the same tone at lower volumes.
The bass player in my band has one of these for his bass, and I never payed much attention to it. But one day, when my Boss DS1 finally quit, he handed me this. I plugged it into my chain and stepped on it, at first, the sound wasn't right, but that was because the onboard eq was set for bass. I adjusted it and wow! This little pedal has such a natural sound to it, you can really feel the warmth in the tone. And this thing is invincible. I have dropped it down stairs, it has fallen off of my amp onto the floor during set up, and it still performs like brand new. It performs best when running through a tube amp with a little gain on the amp. I will be getting one of my own very soon. Buy it, you will never regret it.
The void features are indispensable on this. Always use 1 or 2. It's great that the buttons pop up, then hide away out of sight. I had a little trouble with it turning on randomly, but then replaced the battery and all was well. If it had better compression control, I'd be even happier. I've used it for electric guitar, and it gets the job done. Even better is how great it works for bass! It gives a great crunch to the low end -- the EQ is adequate for that.
I picked up this pedal a couple of years ago at a local music store. I was just beginning to experiment with single effects, and this was cheap. The first time I played it I was blown away. Clean, crisp distortion just as good as my favorite settings on my Zoom G2 had produced. Now that I'm more into single effects, I still use it in my rig. Everywhere I bring it I get compliments. Most people are shocked cause they've never really heard of this particular pedal, and they love it. From metal-heads, to worship musicians, everyone loves it. The 4 settings make for versatility in tones. I like the High and Low control on it. Plus the 2 tones available "Sharp" and "Smooth". They make for good variety. The noise gate is decent. If you're running any other distortions or overdrives before this pedal in the chain, the noise gate cuts out right after you strum, which can get annoying. Basically, don't use the noise gate unless you have to. Overall, great pedal for experienced players. If you care about name over sound, then go for the Ibanez Tube Screamer, which is THE industry standard for distortion.
I don't like metal. I'm an acoustic/alternative artist. But I was in a metal band and had to use heavy distortion pedals. Between the Metal Master, the Death Metal and others, the Smash Box has the best tone, most features and the best value out of all of them. First, you have a drive control to adjust the amount of gain. Second, you have 2-band EQ, which is adequate to shape your tone. It has void switches that can help control hum and feedback when you're not playing. And the tone is decent. It's a fun pedal to play with and it gets the job done for most heavy distortion needs.
Nice clean, bitey distortion. Not fuzzy like other cheap stuff. It definetely does the trick. I don't like the Void knob though, cause when it's on the 2 setting it cuts out a little too easily...It's awesome though. Really nice distortion. Ibanez makes a quality pedal.
I love this pedal sooo much, It sound so awesome! And It molds like playdoh to the sound you want. I just bought my second one. My first is a dead soldier, treat yours nicely, especially around the AC plug and where the footswitch opens. But if you take care of it, it will take care of you!
i bought this pedal off a friend of mine probably about 2 years ago. before this pedal i was using a boss hyper metal i got for about 15 bucks (which i think i was ripped off on), the metalzone distortion on my boss PW-10 super-wah, and a danelectro FAB metal. Now, if you put all those pedals together, you still wouldn't touch the sounds of the smashbox. with the exception of the PW-10, which i still use as my primary wah/uni-vibe, i removed all other distortions from my pedal board, cause the smashbox does it all. punk, rock, blues, metal, jazz, it does it all for me. i mainly play a blend of punk and metal, and this pedal plus my fender std. strat and marshall MG give it that refined but trashy sound and it is great. your only problem, like most all ibanez problems is battery consumption. you can probably get an hour of good sound, before it starts to fade out. trust me when i say you should get a power supply. you can spend 20 dollars once, or spend however much it is a week on batteries (i was spendin about 15 bucks meself). overall, this pedal is a bomber for the price. this is the best distortion pedal i've ever used....though i have yet to experiment with a REAL metal zone or a jekyll and hyde.
I love this thing. I bought it a while ago and I love it it makes my little 25 watt amp sound good. goot tone and distortion!
everything on the pedal is excellent. when switching it on and off though, it doesnt always respond.
I've been using this pedal for two years and I still love it. Crushingly CLEAN heavy sounds, similar to the modern heavy rock sound produced by bands from Sevendust to Trapt to pretty much anything in the "heavy rock" genre. The letdown is that it produces a LARGE amount of hum when not being played and after two years, it is not very responsive to the footswitch for turning it on and off. I'll just buy another one, I guess!
I bought this pedal thinking that it would be all right when you turned the amp up. WRONG!!! It sounded alright while it was turned down low on my 12 watt peavy but then when i plugged it into my 100 watt marshal the thing sounded like a screaching badger (in a very bad way) the void worked untill you took your hand off the strings, then something awfull generated from my amp in the form of horrible feedback. I think this pedal was yelling at me for buying it. This pedal is fine if your playing turned way down low for practice, other than that, its a piece.
I've owned this pedal for almost 5 - 6 years now. It feedbacks a lot (even with void switch on). I also have trouble with the footswitch. Sometimes I have to stomp on it 3-4 times before it turns on. When I bought this pedal I was really into heavy metal. It doesn't sound all that bad but I've heard a lot better distortions. I recommend you try it out before you buy it.
This pedal has about 10 times as much crunch as the metal master by digitech. The Ibanez kicks butt in every catagory. It's almost half the price of the metal master. With a much better sound in my opinion. I liked the metal master, except I couldn't get that crunch like this pedal.
i've had this pedal for years, and i have some thoughts on it.first, i've been reading reviews trashing the pedal. the second i see that you're playing a epiphone through a crate i understand where you're coming from. you can't get a good tone like you hear in recordings with this pedal...with cheaper guitars and amps. theres soooo much more in tone than the pedals. i had this pedal back in my day playing an epiphone through a crate. it was ok, but it wasn't great. i put it in a box and now i play a fender american strat through a fender tube amp (deluxe).last week, i got the pedal back out, and wow! it sounds warm, full, rich, and really balanced! i threw it back in my pedal board. i play indie rock. nothing really heavy. the pedal sounds great with enough gain to crunch and eq-ed good.the moral of the story...quality gear makes quality tone. its not just the pedals.