Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff Distortion Pedal with Top Boost

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$109
Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff Distortion Pedal with Top Boost

Specifications

  • Controls: Distortion, Bass, Mid, Treble, Top Boost, Volume
  • Analog
  • Buffered Bypass
  • 9-Volt Adapter/Battery
  • Special Features: Top Boostv

Gearank Recommendation

The Metal Muff appeared on our recommended list for Distortion Pedals Under $100 from December 2017 until July 2022 when it was removed due to its price increasing above the $100 limit.

Overview

The Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff Distortion Pedal with Top Boost is exactly what it sounds like, a Big Muff Pi geared towards metal and hard rock players.

Though the pedal definitely invites comparison to the more well-known Big Muff Pi, it should be noted that this pedal is a very different animal.

The pedal can best be thought of as a metal distortion first and a fuzz second, giving you the focused distorted tone you find in metal with the grit you find with a fuzz pedal.

Another cool feature is the top boost, which helps to both increase the gain and tame some of the low-end you get with Big Muff style pedals.

This pedal is great for metal players looking for a unique high-gain lead and rhythm tone.

Although this now priced over $100, there are still many excellent options which you can see in our guide to The Best Cheap Distortion Pedals.

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