Xvive V3 Metal

Maximum scoop, maximum gain

  • £46
  • €52
  • $88
Unsurprisingly, there's plenty of gain on tap...

Our Verdict

Although the V3 lacks versatility, you'll be hard pushed to find heavier tones elsewhere.

Pros

  • Great for metal techniques. Mammoth low end.

Cons

  • Might struggle to cut through, live. No scoop adjustable.

As you might have guessed, the Xvive V3 specialises in heavy.

"Its saturated tones make for effortless palm-muted riffing and legato"

With an extreme scoop to the mids, mammoth low end and mucho gain - its saturated tones make for effortless palm-muted riffing and legato.

But while it sounds great for a spot of bedroom Dimebag riffing, the pedal could struggle in a live band mix.

Also, unlike some other metal distortion pedals, there's no way to adjust the scoop, since the tone control adjusts only the high frequencies.