Amptweaker introduces the TightMetal Pro distortion
July 17, 2013
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.
We 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 3-band EQ allows for much tonal variation, with its Thrash button for more traditional deeper scooped mids. Our 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.