Amptweaker TightMetal ST

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The Amptweaker TightMetal ST Distortion Pedal takes the famed TightMetal pedal with its aggressive metal and hardcore crunch tones and incorporates Amptweaker’s proprietary SideTrak effects loop, which works only when the pedal is off. The loop lets you alternate clean effects, or a different distortion pedal, with one stomp, eradicating the stomp-box tap-dance. The TightMetal ST boasts a High/Low gain switch to choose vintage or modern metal tones. It also features a Thrash EQ switch for a deeper mid-scoop and inbuilt noise gate for extremely tight stops.

Brand: Amptweaker

Color: Black


  • True Bypass switch
  • Tight Attack Control
  • Gain, Tone, & Volume Controls
  • Gate switch with ChompTM setting for quick stops
  • Handmade in the USA

Details: The new TightMetal ST distortion pedal takes the popular TightMetal pedal with its over-the-top metal and hardcore crunch tones, and adds the popular SideTrak effects loop. This loop is a secondary loop that only works when the TightMetal ST is OFF. There’s also an added High/Low gain switch to select modern or vintage metal tones. The original TightMetal pedal was designed when discussing various ideas with Mark Kloeppel, guitarist from the deathgrind band Misery Index. Like many other metal players, Mark was looking for a particular guitar tone, one with a lot of harmonics but with the ability to stop the notes really fast to work with their music. As on the original TightDrive, the Tight control varies the low end from smooth and thick to tight and aggressive so you get the attack that works with your guitar and picking style. The pedal also includes a built-in noise gate with a ‘Chomp’ setting for extremely tight stops. In the same way high gain tube amps are designed by cascading extra tube stages, the TightMetal was created by adding additional stages in front of a carefully modified TightDrive. The resulting thicker and much heavier distortion is tweaked by a simple built-in output EQ curve, and can further be adjusted by the output Tone control, so its easy to get a stack sound even through a small combo amps clean channel.

UPC: 682500001482

EAN: 4562459874244

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