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DigiTech XMM Metal Master Heavy Metal Distortion Pedal   

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The DigiTech XMM Metal Master Heavy Metal Distortion Pedal makes any amp sound raging. Multidistortion technology produces seemingly endless distortion types that can be morphed into wild combinations. Morph among endless combinations of the most brain shredding, headbangin' distortions out there: the Boogie Mark III, Boss Metal Zone, DOD Death Metal, Rectifier, and beyond! The Metal Master also features powerful spectral-contouring EQ plus a clean signal out and a special out for cab modeling. High enough quality for studio use. Distortion pedeal controls include Level, Lo and Hi EQs, and Morph.

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FEATURES
  • Multiple distortion types
  • Morph among Boogie Mark III, Boss Metal Zone, DOD Death Metal, Rectifier, and beyond
  • Spectral-contouring EQ
  • Clean signal out
  • Cab modeling out
  • Level, Lo and Hi (EQ), and Morph controls
  • Studio-quality sound

What makes a guitar into a monster-DISTORTION. Get it!

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DigiTechXMM Metal Master Heavy Metal Distortion Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 360 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (276)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (14)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (13)
  • Compact (10)
  • Responsive (10)
  • Good selection of effects (8)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (10)
  • Performances (9)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
  • Professional recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good heavy metal pedal

This pedal is great for the heavy metal/thrash/death metal playing styles. It has a wide range of distortion. As much chunk as you want. The low end is the best feature...Read complete review

This pedal is great for the heavy metal/thrash/death metal playing styles. It has a wide range of distortion. As much chunk as you want. The low end is the best feature to me. Depending on your tuning and amp you may need to dial it back. Compared it to the new distortion pedals and this one has the heavy sound. Do not get this for anything but the heavy stuff or you will be disappointed. Get the 9volt adapter battery life about 4 hours that's no joke! Thanks Tom

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

lack of gain control is a problem...

Great pedal, don't get me wrong. This will get you some screaming, over-the-top gain which most guys looking for a Pantera/Metallica or Death Metal sound want. This reminds me of the Metal...Read complete review

Great pedal, don't get me wrong. This will get you some screaming, over-the-top gain which most guys looking for a Pantera/Metallica or Death Metal sound want. This reminds me of the Metal Zone pedal, but less versatile. My problem with this, is that there is no gain control, which left me having to use my guitar's volume knob to back off the grind a bit. This is obviously a problem and not ideal. If you have high-output pickups, it might be a bit harsh. I have a Les Paul Studio with stock pickups and it sounds much better than my Ibanez w/ an Evolution pickup in it. I think the high output pickups are just too much with this pedal. The distortion is just too saturated.

The "morph" knob doesn't really adjust the gain, but rather to tone. Anywhere from 10-2 o'clock, you get scooped mids. Below and above that you get mid punch, with a little less gain...but again, not much gain control.
It's pretty much "balls to the wall" distortion, which is good for some applications, but gets old fast.

So, if you are looking for a distortion pedal that you can get a screaming lead tone, this is pretty good. Or if your main rhythm tone is all out death or thrash metal then you are set with this. I like to have a gain know where I can go anywhere from light crunch to max and not having a gain knob is a real downer.

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5.0

Perfect for intended purpose

By Red Dog

from Denver, CO

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about DigiTech XMM Metal Master Heavy Metal Distortion Pedal:

      This pedal gives extreme metal tones. Pinch harmonics are Zakk sounding and resonate forever.

      It probably does not matter too much what guitar is plugged in, so use one that is comfortable.

      Don't get me wrong, this is not a tone enhancing device, it's pure over-over-driven distorted metal and works perfect for that. I'm using it with the shaping knob all the way clockwise.

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      3.0

      Fade to black......

      By Razorhead5150

      from Motown

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about DigiTech XMM Metal Master Heavy Metal Distortion Pedal:

        Really good heavy tone!

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        5.0

        Not bad!

        By JB from Niles

        from Niles, Illinois

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about DigiTech XMM Metal Master Heavy Metal Distortion Pedal:

          You can't beat this for the price. Good range of effects & sound.

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          3.0

          lack of gain control is a problem...

          By John R

          from TX

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Well Built

          Cons

          • No Gain Control

          Best Uses

            Comments about DigiTech XMM Metal Master Heavy Metal Distortion Pedal:

            Great pedal, don't get me wrong. This will get you some screaming, over-the-top gain which most guys looking for a Pantera/Metallica or Death Metal sound want. This reminds me of the Metal Zone pedal, but less versatile. My problem with this, is that there is no gain control, which left me having to use my guitar's volume knob to back off the grind a bit. This is obviously a problem and not ideal. If you have high-output pickups, it might be a bit harsh. I have a Les Paul Studio with stock pickups and it sounds much better than my Ibanez w/ an Evolution pickup in it. I think the high output pickups are just too much with this pedal. The distortion is just too saturated.

            The "morph" knob doesn't really adjust the gain, but rather to tone. Anywhere from 10-2 o'clock, you get scooped mids. Below and above that you get mid punch, with a little less gain...but again, not much gain control.
            It's pretty much "balls to the wall" distortion, which is good for some applications, but gets old fast.

            So, if you are looking for a distortion pedal that you can get a screaming lead tone, this is pretty good. Or if your main rhythm tone is all out death or thrash metal then you are set with this. I like to have a gain know where I can go anywhere from light crunch to max and not having a gain knob is a real downer.

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            5.0

            Awesome distortion

            By Ron4950

            from Missouri

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            Pros

            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about DigiTech XMM Metal Master Heavy Metal Distortion Pedal:

              After trying several, this one was the sound I was looking for in distortion for my transistor amp. It matched the sound of my tube amp drive setting. I use the transistor amp as a back-up for my tube amp and needed to obtain as close to the same sound as possible. It was awesome!

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              4.0

              Fantastic pedal

              By Audie

              from Seattle, WA

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about DigiTech XMM Metal Master Heavy Metal Distortion Pedal:

                I love this pedal!

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                GREAT PEDAL

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                By CTROCK

                from Houston

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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 DigiTech XMM Metal Master Heavy Metal Distortion Pedal:

                  this is a great pedal for the money.check out my video i am useing the pedal for the distortion sound.

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                  5.0

                  Hell yea

                  By Scott

                  from Illinois

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about DigiTech XMM Metal Master Heavy Metal Distortion Pedal:

                      Sweet pedal

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                      5.0

                      Heavy metal foot pedal

                      By Glenn Dabbs

                      from Monetvallo, AL

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances
                      • Rocking

                      Comments about DigiTech XMM Metal Master Heavy Metal Distortion Pedal:

                      It rocks on electric guitar and I turned it up, max, and it does the job. I've always wanted one that would peak out that high and this one does the trick. It does give my acoustic/electric a split personality, so I'll stick with electric guitars to use it.

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                      5.0

                      Amazed

                      By Hamster

                      from Kentucky

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about DigiTech XMM Metal Master Heavy Metal Distortion Pedal:

                          This pedal sounds great and to my surprise has absolutely zero humming or hissing or noise at all when you turn it on. I couldn't tell that it was even on until I hit the strings, just as clear as my clean channel. The morph feature really shapes the tone nicely. Doesn't give you that over saturation that just blends your chords together when playing hard and fast, great sound definition note to note. Crunch from hell too! Love this pedal and it will be replacing my ever loved Boss MT-2 Metal Zone which I never thought I would be doing.

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