The FatMetal, from Amptweaker, is designed for players who want a warm tone that works great with brighter guitars and amps. It’s great for tremolo-picking Black metal. All features are identical to the incredibly popular TightMetal, but the tone has been tweaked to extend the low range of the Tight and Tone controls, and an added Black Gain switch was added to boost the gain in an appropriate way to get the thicker, buzzier gain required for that genre.
Versatility of tone
The Thrash switch converts the basic tone into a heavier, more mid-scooped tone for classic vintage metal tones. The Black Gain switch modifies the gain from a moderately heavy metal distortion to a very thick and extreme metal tone that. The TightMetal noise gate has also been retweaked to make it smoother, and to sound better with the reduced highs of the FatMetal to allow it to work better for solos.
Another cool Amptweaker feature on this pedal is the SideTrak™ effects loop. This extra effects loop that turns OFF when the pedal is ON. Since the FatMetal makes such a good ‘solo’ pedal, it’s the perfect pedal to include this unique idea. Well done Amptweaker
2 amps, 1 pedal
Another cool SideTrak trick is that if you only plug in the SideTrak Send, and don't plug in the Return, then that Sent dry signal can be sent to another amp.....meaning you could have the FatMetal going through a 412 halfstack while sending the clean tone to a Twin or some other clean amp. All this ability comes from two simple jacks on the side of the pedal!
- True Bypass switch
- Tight Attack Control adjusts the attack
- Gain, Tone, & Volume Controls
- Noise Gate with auto threshold based on gain
- EQ switch with Thrash mid-scooped setting
- Black Gain Boost switch
- EFX Loop with Pre/Post switch..tracks On/Off Ftsw
- SideTrak™ EFX loop that works when pedal is bypassed!
- LED lit knobs when using a power supply
- Battery disconnect switch with red indicator
- Current: 12mA with 9V battery, 28mA with 9V adapter
- Works with 9V-18V supplies–like 'variacing' your amp up and down
- DC Adapter jack, standard 2.1mm X 5.5mm, center ground(-)
- Magnetic Battery access door opens w/o tools
- Handmade in the USA