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The Box of Metal (tm) is an aggressive high-gain pedal with a highly-effective built-in switchable gate which dramatically reduces noise and unwanted feedback. it is available in Vexter (2 yr warranty) and hand-painted (lifetime warranty) versions. Its gain and tonal characteristics are somewhat simi liar to high-gain tube amps that have been the stable of hard rock and metal sounds since the 80s. On the right, there is a true-bypass switch with an indicator LED to bypass the entire effect. on the left is a gate switch which is only effective when the pedal is on (the gate can not be used separate) When the gate's LED (on the left) is ON the gate will be active whenever the pedal is turned on. The gate is very usefully for cleaning up any noise between palm muted chords and lead phrases, but may be switched off to initiate feedback or to stretch out soloed notes that are fading into noise ! Switching off and on the gate is silent so the gating action of the pedal can instantly be changed during any part of the performance to fluidly integrate soloing and palm muted chords !
Gate - adjust for your playing style. When fully clockwise, palm-muting will create an audible thumb and bumping strings will open the gate. Turn down to make the gate tighter. Gate is unaffected by other controls.
Drive - Set the amount of distortion. The BOM DOES NO CLEAN UP ! This control goes from Hard to Rock Hard
Treble - Adjust Treble Content
Midrange - Adjust to accentuate or scoop out mids
Bass = Set the Bass/Sub Bass
Volume - set the overall volume of the unit