Since introducing the popular TightMetal™ distortion pedal in 2011, Amptweaker™ has received many requests for a two button version. Unlike most distortion pedals with boost, the TightMetal Pro includes 2 Boost knobs, one before and one after the distortion.....so it’s easy to boost the gain AND volume, for the perfect solo tone.
There’s also a Midboost button that works with the output Boost knob, to help solos cut through the mix. Amptweaker also polled many customers who didn’t like the TightMetal, to find out what tone changes could be offered to reign in those other metal tones. The result is the Smooth Edge switch which cuts the high end sizzle for a warmer edge, and 2 Fat switches allow either the normal or Boosted tones to have a thicker attack with a bit more compression.
The added three band EQ allows for much tonal variation, with its Thrash button for more traditional deeper scooped mids. The standard noise gate from the original TightMetal is also included, with the hard stopping Chomp setting to help keep the rhythm as tight as possible.....especially when doing very quick riffs with a lot of palm-muted stops. Internal adjustments allow for tweaking the gate. Amptweaker pedals are known for effects loops, and this one has 3: a universal loop, another active with the boost, and our popular SideTrak loop which activates when the pedal is OFF, to automatically shut off clean effects. Standard Amptweaker features: LED illumination of controls, 14 gauge steel housing and true bypass switching.
Dual Lit Boost controls via Boost footswitch 3 Band EQ, w/ Smooth Edge sw. and Thrash sw. 3 effects loops....Universal, Boost with Pre/Post switches, and the SideTrak loop that works when the pedal is OFF! Patch in clean effects Gain, Tight & Volume Controls High Gain switch for heavier tones, off for more vintage metal tones Noise Gate switch with Chomp™ setting for quick stops, with internal adjustment, tracks gain Added adjustable internal input noise gate for even more gating Mid switch with Thrash setting Mid Boost switch tweaks Boost similar to TightRock™ Internal Fat switches for warmer Rhythm and/or Boost tones Can be used as a preamp, or into a clean channel LED lit knobs when using a power supply Battery disconnect switch with red indicator Runs on 9V-18V batteries or supplies–like 'variacing' your amp up and down, or similar to 50W versus 100W tone Current: 18mA with 1 or 2-9V batteries, 22mA with 9V adapter, 24mA with 18V adapter(adapters add knob LEDs....internal switch disconnects 1-9V battery clip DC Adapter jack, standard 2.1mm X 5.5mm, center ground(-) Magnetic Battery access door opens w/o tools Weight: 3 pounds, Dimensions: 5.625"W X 5"D X 2.125"H Handmade in the USA