Ibanez Super Metal Mini

Super Metal Mini

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.

Super Style

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.

Mini Metal

The Super Metal Mini is capable of more than just metal, thanks to these features it offers much more:

  • Drive – Lots of gain on tap allowing you to get those distorted tones or something more subtle
  • Punch – This low bass control is super powerful and is as great at taking away bass as it is in providing it.
  • Attack – The tuned treble provides the perfect sizzle matched with the gain
  • Edge – This interesting control balances the punch and attack for greater fine tunning
  • Volume has plenty of boost ability for driving your tube amp

Contemporary Classic mini

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.

Ibanez Super Metal Mini technical specifications

Manufacturer Ibanez
Series Mini
Made In Japan
FX Distortion
Type Pedal
Jacks mounted on Sides
Bypass True Bypass
Battery? No
Voltage 9
Polarity Center Negative
Circuit Analog
Tube equipped? No
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
GTIN 14 04515276838098

Ibanez Super Metal Mini reviews & comparison videos

Super Metal Mini reviews & comparison

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