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Modtone MT-EM Extreme Metal Guitar Effects Pedal

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The ModTone MT-EM Extreme Metal pedal is a true-bypass boutique-style effect pedal that delivers insane gain levels that go from subtle to over the t...Click To Read More About This Product

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A Metal pedal with tons of gain and EQ options galore!

The ModTone MT-EM Extreme Metal pedal is a true-bypass boutique-style effect pedal that delivers insane gain levels that go from subtle to over the top. The specialized "scoop" knob covers plenty of metal territory while leaving all the articulate definition intact. Adjusting the "Low" knob gives any amp that ground shaking low end thump while the "High" knob lets you dial in just the right amount of top end sweetness. ModTone MT-EM's proprietary gain stage lets you sprinkle just a touch of dirt or crank it all the way for a molten metal meltdown!

FEATURES
  • True bypass
  • Level knob
  • Gain knob
  • Dual concentric knobs that control highs, lows, and parametric mids
  • Rugged construction
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ModtoneMT-EM Extreme Metal Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.4

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (13)
  • Versatile (13)
  • Compact (12)
  • Responsive (11)
  • Good selection of effects (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (12)
  • Amateur recording (11)
  • Performances (11)
  • Outdoor events / games (10)
  • Professional recording (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (5)

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Mighty Fine

I have been playing for over 20 years and still trying to find the proper heavy metal sound, and this thing is among the best distortion boxes I have used over all these years....Read complete review

I have been playing for over 20 years and still trying to find the proper heavy metal sound, and this thing is among the best distortion boxes I have used over all these years. I tried it through a tone robbing Marshall and it still sounded better than all my other foot pedals. Try it you won't be too disappointed, if anything you will hang on to it.

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Unpleased

Duel centric knobs are chincy and dont stay in place. A slight breeze can move a knob position. No responce from my amp unless the pedals up way too loud. It is very...Read complete review

Duel centric knobs are chincy and dont stay in place. A slight breeze can move a knob position. No responce from my amp unless the pedals up way too loud. It is very versitial as sound but back to the board room to discuss buying REAL PARTS. Never had that issue with my MT2 boss...

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I'm impressed.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Modtone MT-EM Extreme Metal Guitar Effects Pedal:

I have this pedal after my SD-1 and DS-1. The order is obvious. The signal is boosted one after the other, so I end up with a good range of overdrive/distortion in my pedalboard. I do not play heavy metal but the Modtone pedal offers a wide range of crunchy sounds, and EQ as well (with the stack knobs). You can also get a nice ZZTop sound. This is an excellent pedal not only for metal, but for blues and classic rock as well. This is true bypass and does not suck the tone. I play hollow and semi-hollow body guitars with a Vox all tube amp. Like any gain pedal, it will generate some noise, but not a big deal. Once you start playing, it will put a smile on your face. It appears that Modtone is doing a good job so far.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Mighty Fine

By manomyth11

from Topeka, KS

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Modtone MT-EM Extreme Metal Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I have been playing for over 20 years and still trying to find the proper heavy metal sound, and this thing is among the best distortion boxes I have used over all these years. I tried it through a tone robbing Marshall and it still sounded better than all my other foot pedals. Try it you won't be too disappointed, if anything you will hang on to it.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best distortion pedal, period.

    By Zach Gates

    from PA

    Comments about Modtone MT-EM Extreme Metal Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I've tried multiple distortion pedals out there for the "extreme" end of the spectrum. The Boss Metal Zone, the Digitech, the works. I've never run into anything this versatile, this powerful, and just plain awesome sounding.I've played this piped through both a cheap 15 watt Fender amp and a Presonus Firepod into a DAW, and in both cases its force was incredible, let alone the one time I heard it through a big old Marshall monster. The bypass feature is also great, since it means when the pedal's off you don't get any noise. Do you play metal? GET THIS. End of story. Better than any of the others.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Killer Pedal for metal and rock

    By C-Shreddz

    from Cali

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    Comments about Modtone MT-EM Extreme Metal Guitar Effects Pedal:

    This pedal is a shred machine. It easily cranks out Metallica like tones without breaking a sweat. Also, if you tweak the mid scoop you can even get a good grunge sound from it. Even cam with a lifetime warranty. Also, I don't know what the guy under me is talking about but this thing is a true bypass and doesnt touch the tone of amp or guitar when off.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Flexibility Boss (not boss pedal)

    By Native Wookie

    from Central New Mexico

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    Comments about Modtone MT-EM Extreme Metal Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I just got this pedal a few days ago and for the price, the tone and dist. level options make this quite a flexible pedal indeed. Side by side with my Metal Muff....eh..about the same amount of gain, but with a bit more...."something" that perahps come from the mid/scoop dials. that's where this shines. also, I have this placed after a Black Star HT distX (or what ever) pedal and use the tube in that as an ovberdrive boost. with that combo, even muy "el cheapo raven practice amp" can dish out any tone options. If you like to hang on to pedals, you'll keep this one.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    MT-EM Exreme Metal Pedal

    By Bones

    from TN

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • I Dont Own Two Of Them

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Live
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Modtone MT-EM Extreme Metal Guitar Effects Pedal:

    This pedal gets the job done. plenty of gain for metal from old school metallica to modern scooped. I got this pedal from MF about 6 months ago and havnt looked back, very dependable I use it with a bugera V55 for practice and a DSL 100 watt Marshall for gigs I love this pedal if your looking for a do all medal pedal buy this! I get no noise I dont even own a noise gate everthing that it says it will do it does GREAT JOB MODTONE

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Big Buzz Tone in a small Box

    By Corv12

    from Gilbert Az

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Modtone MT-EM Extreme Metal Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Many amps will give a good distortion sound BUT they have to be turned up loud for the good distorted
      Effect.I wanted a good heavy distortion sound at lower room playing levels. This pedal will give an
      Excellent distortion sound at lower playing levels. The output level(hotness)of your pickups will determine the type of distortion you will get at a certain setting.This pedal is not the most "sinister" sounding pedal
      I have heard but you can get many heavy rock and metal distortion tones.Tone controls are easy to use.
      Unit is smaller than some others and seems well built. IMO this would be excellent for large venue players also.

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      MT-EM EXTREME METAL GUITAR PEDAL

      By TERRY

      from HUDSON, FL.

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Modtone MT-EM Extreme Metal Guitar Effects Pedal:

      THIS IS A GOOD PEDAL. VERSATILE WITH ABILITY TO
      FINE TUNE SOUND. HOWEVER BILLED AS A EXTREME DIS-
      TORTION I DON'T THINK IT QUITE GETS THERE. A GOOD
      PEDAL BUT A LITTLE WEAK IN MY OPINION.

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Fantastic pedal..with minor flaws

      By girhen

      from GA

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Battery Access
      • Battery Life

      Best Uses

        Comments about Modtone MT-EM Extreme Metal Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I've played bass for 7 years. I got myself a GT-10b for it and never looked back. I've since started playing guitar, and effects became an early issue. Guitar just doesn't work as well for as long without effects.

        MF had this on sale, so I researched it. From what I saw and heard, I had to get it. When it arrived, I was pleased. My guitarists were jealous. Fantastic sound, great variety (of metal) to be had. I couldn't be happier.

        Except for the darn battery! After a day or two of playing with it (and unplugging it when done), I played it at night and just clicked off the effects when I was done. I didn't unplug it. The next day, dead batteries. I looked it up, and fine, my mistake.

        Even if clicked off, it eats batteries if there's something jacked in. I'd rather the power be tied to whether I have turned the effects on or if I've hit it to bypass, but whatever. And maybe, since it only lasted about 20 hours while on, the batteries were just the cheapos they put in to start.

        Well, changing batteries requires you to unscrew 4 screws on the bottom, take the whole plate off. I stripped one screw in the process. Fine. Plopped in a Duracell, hoped it'd last longer. But after ~20-30 hours of playtime, it's dead. I did find my GT-10b cord works with it, and I'll do that for now on.

        For Modtone, make a plastic door access and change the battery!

        For readers, the bottom line: Difficult battery access. Gig with a power supply, not batteries. But FANTASTIC sound well worth the trouble. Hence, 4/5

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Extreme Metal, more then just that.

        By Fatheadcookie

        from Indianapolis

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • None at this time

        Best Uses

        • Change Up Your Sound
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Modtone MT-EM Extreme Metal Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I'n not a fan of distortion pedals, preferring to get an amp that covers that ground (currently a Peavey 6505) but I like this one. I set this up so that I could switch over from a heavier distortion and get a ACDC sound or even a nice simple crunch. This pedal can do those sounds easy as it can do a much heaver one. It's way more versatile then the name implies.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Deal

        By Bill

        from TX

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • This Thing Has It All
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Modtone MT-EM Extreme Metal Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This pedal is true METAL. Has low punch. Crunch. Etc...
          You can dial it in to fit your amp.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          dependable with great sound

          By Derek

          from Oak Harbor, OH

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Modtone MT-EM Extreme Metal Guitar Effects Pedal:

            great pedal for the money for guitar. versatile and gets just about any sound you want.

            (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            COOL PEDAL

            By CTROCK

            from Houston Texas

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Modtone MT-EM Extreme Metal Guitar Effects Pedal:

              This pedal is cool for the money! is not the best pedal but it will do the job! Modtone need to make they own power adaptor for they pedal not the power supply they are selling right now is too much!

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Insane guitar pedal...

              By Timmmmmmm

              from LOUISIANA

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Great distortion
              • Responsive
              • True bypass
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Modtone MT-EM Extreme Metal Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  I own many pedals, and this one is the best one. It is such a great pedal, I looked up all of the pedals offered by modtone, and bought some other ones. I must say, each one has been just as impressive.

                   
                  5.0

                  Good Pedal

                  By Foot of Justice

                  from Fayetteville, AR

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                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Good Selection Of Effects
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Modtone MT-EM Extreme Metal Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    I was in need of a distortion pedal (on the heavier side) for my Vox Night Train. This pedal has a great range of distortion and I was surprised by the crunch I was getting when you crank up the gain. Very impressed with this pedal and for the price it's hard to beat.

                     
                    2.0

                    Unpleased

                    By Gunnyboy

                    from Wisconsin

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Cheaply made
                    • Difficult To Use
                    • Not Responsive

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Modtone MT-EM Extreme Metal Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      Duel centric knobs are chincy and dont stay in place. A slight breeze can move a knob position. No responce from my amp unless the pedals up way too loud. It is very versitial as sound but back to the board room to discuss buying REAL PARTS. Never had that issue with my MT2 boss...

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good buy

                      By Scott

                      from Warwick RI

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                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Excellent Sound Quality
                      • Good Selection Of Effects
                      • Responsive
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Mobile DJ
                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Modtone MT-EM Extreme Metal Guitar Effects Pedal:

                        I got this pedal via stupid deal so for the cheap price, it's a good quality solid pedal with good distortion.

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        good pedal

                        By Scott

                        from Warwick RI

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                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Excellent Sound Quality
                        • Good Selection Of Effects
                        • Responsive
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • A Little Noisey

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Home Studio

                        Comments about Modtone MT-EM Extreme Metal Guitar Effects Pedal:

                        Its a good pedal for the price. Great in front of a clean amp.

                        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Pedal

                        By Craigar

                        from Massachusetts

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                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Excellent Sound Quality
                        • Good Selection Of Effects
                        • Responsive
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • Poor Battery Access

                        Best Uses

                        • Adds More Punch
                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Mobile DJ
                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Modtone MT-EM Extreme Metal Guitar Effects Pedal:

                        Would love to tell you how exciting this pedal is......but every time I do, I get shut out for no particular.....so.....Love it.

                        (0 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Poor distortion quality

                        By Frank

                        from Qc

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                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Limited Selection Of Effects
                          • Poor Sound Quality

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Modtone MT-EM Extreme Metal Guitar Effects Pedal:

                            Buy a Boss

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