The Dual Band Metalloid brings parallel path processing and recording studio-mixing quality to our range of distortion pedals. It is in fact two separate distortion sections that are driven by internal splitter circuitry and then mixed back together. The Low and High Band distortion circuits have been carefully optimised to now give much improved individual control of the range of notes used. The range of sounds available is truly immense as varying amounts of Distortion and EQ can be applied to each band and then mixed together. This is a technique we used in the studio with Jimi to get the required tone. Using various pedals in series or equalisation will not accomplish this as processing is applied to the whole frequency range. This is a much more sophisticated processing technique that brings welcome control to live performance situations where two guitar sounds are seamlessly required and pedal stomping is not a musical or performance option. The Low Band sound controlling bass string riffs and the High Band sound set for solo work as you progress up the neck. It is has been designed not just for Hard Rock or Heavy Metal but is equally at home for Finger Pickin Slide Blues, Rebel Country Styles and Resonator guitars all which require different tones for the bass strings and solo riffs.
High Band Drive- This sets the amount of distortion from almost nil up to virtually unlimited sustain.
High Band EQ- A combination circuit tailored for the High Band tonal characteristics.
Low Band Drive- This sets low band distortion to desired level.
Low Band EQ- Optimised Low band EQ.
Mix- Blend the Low Band and High Band sounds together and used to hear each section individually. Fully clockwise will select the Low Band and fully anti-clockwise the High Band.
Output- Set the Output Level from unity gain up to level boost required.
MULTI-MODE OUTPUTS / HARD WIRE BYPASS/ TWO BUFFERED OUTPUTS : The Metalloid has a hard wire output (true bypass) plus two buffered outputs that can drive long cable lengths with no high frequency loss. These buffered outputs are disconnected when the hard wire output is being used. This means that all performance situations are catered for whether you want a true hard wire output or your situation calls for the advantages of buffered outputs.
RAPID BATTERY CHANGE : No more screws to loose!. Slide the front panel back and there is the battery. It could not be simpler or faster.
BATTERY LIFE : 50Hrs or more using a premium grade alkaline 9 Volt type.
EXTERNAL POWER ADAPTER / SUPPLY : An external AC adapter (not supplied) can be used and access is through a standard DC power jack situated next to the jack sockets. It uses the standard negative centre pin connection protocol used by many leading manufacturers. Internal onboard filtering ensures that optimum low noise performance is maintained and diode protection provides peace of mind in case or polarity setting mistakes.
Connection protocol: It uses the standard negative centre pin connection protocol used by many leading manufacturers. Specifications: 9 volt DC. Regulated output is recommended. Current rating: 50mA or more.
ERGONOMIC DESIGN : The position of the jack sockets and DC power jack are all on the same side of the enclosure and face away from you thus enabling the effect to be optimally positioned in pedal board set-ups.
Size: Width 170 x Depth 112 x Height 57mm. Weight: 644g with battery.
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