The Super Metal Mini from Ibanez is a distortion designed to recreate the metal tones of the SM9 Super Metal.
Ibanez has been making pedals since the 70s and the mini range replicates many of them. This new release is in the same vein as many 80’s distortions but it has a lot more gain than many found back then.
The Super Metal mini seems to work best suited for classic rock and 80’s metal however it would work very well for pushing an amp into modern metal tones. This is because of the powerful EQ section and powerful gain section. Stacking the Super Metal mini with a tube screamer can also produce powerful tones.
The Ibanez mini pedal range all have the same stepped enclosure making them similar to 8 series but much smaller.
The Super Metal Mini is capable of more than just metal, thanks to these features it offers much more:
This classic circuit is a forgotten gem from the 80s, we really wouldn’t be surprised to hear it on upcoming rock and metal albums once it becomes rediscovered. Where this shines greatest is in its unique voice thanks to the powerful tone sculpting capabilities.
|Jacks mounted on||Sides|
|Weight (in kg)||0.28|
|Based on famous model?||Ibanez SM9 Super Metal|
|Width (in cm)||5.1|
|Height (in cm)||5.5|
|Depth (in cm)||9.3|