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Electro-Harmonix scales down with the new Metal Muff Nano

When it comes to high gain distortion pedals (opens in new tab), we've always been quite partial to the Metal Muff and although Electro-Harmonix has scaled it down before for the Nano range for the 'Pocket' edition, it lost a lot of big bro's controls. Now the Nano Metal Muff scales down the footprint on your pedalboard (opens in new tab) without the compromise. In fact, it gives you more.

The inbuilt noise gate is a very welcome addition indeed because it's pretty much an essential additional effect for metal players. 


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This newly designed noise gate removes unwanted hum whenever you stop playing, integrating an adjustable noise floor threshold plus a dedicated LED to indicate when the output signal is muted.

The Nano Metal Muff’s EQ section features Bass +/- 14dB of cut or boost, Mid +/- 15dB and Treble +/- 10dB to allow it to cover a wide territory of higher gain tones. 


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The Nano Metal Muff can be powered by a 9 Volt battery (included) or a standard EHX 9.6DC200mA pedal power supply (opens in new tab) and will retail for $72.70.  

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Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.