The ZVex Box of Metal is an aggressive high-gain distortion pedal with a highly effective built-in switchable gate which dramatically reduces noise and unwanted feedback. Its gain and tonal characteristics are somewhat similar to high-gain tube amplifiers that have been the staple of hard rock and metal sounds since the 80's. On the right, the guitar effects pedal has a true-bypass switch with an indicator LED to bypass the entire effect. On the left is a gate switch, that is only effective when the pedal is on (the gate cannot be used separately.) When the gate's LED (on the left side of the pedal) is on, the gate will be active whenever the pedal is turned on. The gate is very useful 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 distortion pedal can instantly be changed during any part of the performance to fluidly integrate soloing and palm-muted chords.
Note that the LED on the right is for the bypass switch and the LED on the left is for the gate. The Drive and control is based on the original ZVex Super Hard-On gain control, so it may crackle when turned. This is perfectly normal.
MPN: VEXTER BOX OF METAL
- Gate button
- Bypass button
- Volume control
- Bass control
- Mid control
- Treble control
- Gain control
- Gate control
- In/Out jacks (1/4")
- Uses one 9V battery (preferably alkaline, but the unit is shipped with a carbon-zinc battery.)
- Current draw is approximately 10mA.
- A DC power jack (standard Boss configuration with center negative) is provided on the side of the pedal.
- Use a high-quality 9V adaptor for all high-gain effects.
- Warranty: Your ZVex Vexter Box of Metal is warranted for 1 year from date of purchase, or 2 years if you send in your warranty card.
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