Arion Metal Master SMM-1

Arion Metal Master SMM-1

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The Metal Master gives the hot, heavy noise sounds of today. Rich and powerful distortion sounds are available with the SMM-1.


Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $67.00

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User Reviews of the Arion Metal Master SMM-1

  • Submitted by Phil from London (128 points) on Nov 17, 2010
  • First impressions are bad but this is actually a pretty handy pedal. The distortion is nothing to get excited about but quite gritty and the stereo out is useful for loops and routing. The EQ section is not bad. Good in a chain behind something to beef up the output.
  • Good Points: Super-cheap, easy to find, useful, stereo output.
  • Bad Points: Terrible all-plastic construction. I get radio pickup on mine in certain hi-gain chains (maybe not a bad point...)
  • Price Paid: US$5.00
  • Purchased At: eBay
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  • Submitted by cory from Victoria (30 points) on Mar 16, 2007
  • Picked this up online for a fairly good price, and it does a rather nice job, actually becoming an integral part of my setup. It's been said before, and I'll reiterate, the eq range is rather nice. It can add very nice flavors to your distortion before the end of the chain. A very solid and affordable distortion if you're looking to start out or add some flavor.
  • Good Points: +EQ Range is splendid +Stereo Outs +No goofy titles for the eqs like DOD
  • Bad Points: -Lots of complaints about the plastic casing -Soft Distortion setting is kind of useless -WHERE DID I PUT THAT DAMN BATTERY COVER!?
  • Price Paid: US$25.00
  • Purchased At: online
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  • Submitted by tommy from Las Vegas, NV (44 points) on May 5, 2004
  • really cheap plastic metal pedal with a really raspy and caotic sound, it might not be good for guitars trying to play metal music but it is definitly noisy and very tweekable this is my only metal pedal but for noise it works well and seems to cooperate well with other pedals.
  • Good Points: -two outputs -standard boss style power supply -dirty sound -very cheap
  • Bad Points: -unpredictable tones -plastic -hard to find
  • Price Paid: US$5.00
  • Purchased At: garage sale
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  • Submitted by Jeffrey from Salt Lake City, UT (12 points) on Jan 24, 2004
  • This pedal is very impressive for its price. The low/high EQ's make a lot of difference with the sound output and can be used to tweak and augment textures.
  • Good Points: Cheap, stereo outs, EQ's, pretty good sound when used with other pedals.
  • Bad Points: Plastic, and may not be as durable as other pedals.
  • Price Paid: US$19.00
  • Purchased At: Musicians Friend
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  • Submitted by Lich from West Kingston, RI (22 points) on Nov 21, 2003
  • it's not that impressive of a distortion, but it's cheap. it has the double EQ found on most metal pedals that i like. it also has the stereo outs, so it's easy to start a loop.
  • Good Points: 2 knob EQ double outputs
  • Bad Points: the distortion is nothing special
  • Price Paid: US$20.00
  • Purchased At: musician'sfriend
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  • Submitted by nkondi from Portland, OR (566 points) on Dec 1, 2002
  • Got this pedal without the battery hook up working. It has a decent distortion sound, with an average range, which wasnt all that bad. The high point of this pedal though is that it has stereo outs, so its good for a feedback loop. I wouldn't suggest this for your only distortion though since it sounds a bit limited, and hands some slight volume problems when chained serctain ways. Also very good for vocals ala Masonna. I sold my first one due to the battery problem but have just purchased another...
  • Good Points: stereo outs=feedback loop good for vocals cheap on ebay
  • Bad Points: plastic battery connection wasnt working on mine some volume problems depending on where you chain it
  • Price Paid: US$24.00
  • Purchased At: ebay
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