Monday, 30 April 2012

Micro Metal Muff

The micro metal muff can be rightfully called a killer distortion pedal. It is an analog pedal and it has killer tones! The sounds that are obtained from it are very pleasing to the ear. Crisp, Clear and Crunchy! The three characteristics that everyone is looking for in a distortion pedal.
I don't have a great guitar or good pickups yet I was made to sound amazing thanks to this pedal. I mean isn't that what everyone wants? To sound good or great. Obviously I assume that you can play decent guitar :P.

Metal muff with a compressor and a pocket pod
Courtsey : TR Srinivasan

Now getting to the specs of this pedal . That is the stuff that are seen on the pedal.
- a hi-lo and off switch knob
This gives a change in tone and flaunts the versatility of this pedal.
-A tone knob
This obviously is used to increase and decrease the tone
-A dist knob
Tells as to how much gain you want. You don't want to keep this too high as it will muffle up your sounds. A quick tip. If you want to play palm muted stuff DON'T keep the gain high. It reduces clarity.

-Vol knob
You know what this is for right?!

There are different varieties of this pedal as in the cost increases with increasing functions. I personally think this is an insane buy for anyone looking to get a distortion pedal.
COST: Rs. 5500

Saturday, 28 April 2012

The Ibanez S420

The s420 is the successor of the s320 which was a 22 fret model. Of late I had an opportunity to try out this interesting guitar. Now why I call this guitar interesting is because of the finish and the system at its back. Generally we open a set of screws to get access to the springs which hold the tremelo arm. Well thats not quite the case with the s420. Its an open area with a huge bolt with which we can adjust the springs by hand.

Other than this the finish of the guitar is very fascinating indeed. It looks glamorous, almost has the JS series look and is made of good materials.

Body: Mahogany
Pickups: INF 1 &2
5 way changer for 2 Humbuckers!
Thats another ascpect about this guitar that caught  my eye. Instead of a 3 way changer for a 2 humbucker guitar. It actually has a 5 way changer.

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The guitar on the whole has great tone and potential . Great for shredding and riffing. Very versatile and can be modified a little that is by changing the pickups. If that change is done then its an amazing guitar indeed. Cheers!:)

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