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Rivera Metal Shaman Distortion Pedal

Ideal for metal fans, this distortion pedal from Rivera offers incredible overdrive and gain reserves. (5) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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Who needs an amp that goes to 11 when you have a distortion you can set to Disintegrate! The Rivera Metal Shaman Distortion delivers full control of your tone with incorporated Bass, Mid, High, and Gain controls. The Metal Shaman goes even further by adding Brutality toggle-switch that widens the bottom-end and creates a bigger sound. The Disintegrate footswitch adds a powerful gain boost and the built-on adjustable noise-gate will clean up unwanted noise during stops but is easily bypassed with a toggle switch.

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Rivera Metal Shaman Distortion Features

- Insane Guitar Distortion/Overdrive pedal with True Bypass Design
- Incredible gain reserves and an onboard noise-gate
- Bass, Mid, High, Gain and Level Controls
- Brutality, Disintegrate (Boost) and On/Off Switches
- Sensitivity, Release, On/Off Noisegate Controls
- Powered by 9 Volt battery or optional 9V power supply zZounds is an authorized dealer of Rivera Amplification products.
- Type: Overdrive
- Inputs: 1 x 1/4"
- Outputs: 2 x 1/4"
- Batteries: 1 x 9V

Dimensions:
- Height: 2.25"
- Depth: 4"
- Width: 5"
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 6 x 3 in
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "This pedal rocks!"
Overall: This pedal totally rocks. When shopping for a pedal I was looking for something to take me from a nice clean tone to heavier distortion I could use for tones like KSE. I tried several pedals like mt2, hm2, ds1, and a couple others I came across at pawn shops. Not one of these pedals could come close to what I was looking for. I play the metal shaman with my blood moon shecter and blackheart little giant. The little giant 5watter was made to take this pedal. The bass response it awesome. I couldn't ask for a better in-home setup. All my gear came from zZounds also.
Style of Music: rock,Christian, most era's of heavy metal
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Best high-gain pedal available anywhere"
Sound: The sound of this pedal is the closest to a good high-gain tube amp distortion that I've heard yet, and I've heard alot of pedals. No wasp-in-a-jar buzz here, and you can clearly hear each individual note no matter how high you set the gain. (Providing you have the eq section set correctly)The noise gate works great and is fully adjustable. And with some knob turning, you can sustain notes as long as you want and it won't cut you off early. Feature: I don't think you could fit any more features in a pedal if you wanted to. Full 3-band eq, adjustable level and gain, brutality switch that gives you a bottom boost, bypassable noise gate that's fully adjustable, and a boost switch that while you can't change the amount of boost, I think it's set pretty well. Ease of Use: I gave a 9 here because I personally appreciate when a pedal manufacturer provides some starting point settings advice, and there was nothing in the box other than the pedal itself. And this is not a plug and play type of pedal, you definitely have to play with the knobs for awhile to find the sounds you want. But all the knobs are clearly labeled and very responsive. Quality: I've owned a fair amount of Rivera amps in my time, and they're all overbuilt to the point of almost ridiculousness. This pedal appears to be true to the Rivera tradition of indestructible gear, (built like a tank) but I've only had it for a couple weeks as I'm writing this..... Value: To me value means is it still going to be worth something after you buy it, and does it's effect on your sound reflect what you paid for it. Rivera stuff is not cheap at all, in fact it's pretty pricey, but it does almost always sound great and last. Rivera stuff sorta holds it's value, but I've heard the majority of people having the same support issues I've had, which makes people weary of buying used gear by that company. Manufacturer Support: Although I love their gear, any time I ever needed any support from them it was a total nightmare. They either never answered the phone or emails at all, or had an incompetent stoner sounding kid provide nothing other than reasons why they can't help me. Luckily, most of their gear is indestructible so needing support is pretty rare. The Wow Factor: Although it has no effect whatsoever on the sound or build quality, it has some cool graphics, and the knobs are pleasant to look at. Overall: I'd have to say as far as high-gain pedals go, this is the best sounding one available today. Yes, I've played on Keeleys, Emmas and the rest of the boutique high-gainers. This thing whoops them all. And it has a built in noise gate and a boost switch.
Style of Music: everything
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