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Deltalab MD1 Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal  

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The MD1 Distortion Pedal from DeltaLab creates a modern high-gain distortion effect popular with current heavy-metal and n¼metal players. The MD1 guitar effect also lets you overdrive your favorite tu... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The MD1 Distortion Pedal from DeltaLab creates a modern high-gain distortion effect popular with current heavy-metal and n¼metal players. The MD1 guitar effect also lets you overdrive your favorite tube or solid-state amp, creating full high-gain distortion and sustain.

Features
  • Sturdy metal case design
  • True bypass switching
  • Easy to use Gain, Shape, and Level controls
  • Powered by either a 9-volt battery or an AC adapter (not included)
  • 3 Year DeltaLab Warranty
Specifications
  • Input Impedance: 500 kOhm
    Output Load Impedance: >10 kOhm
    Equivalent Input Noise: -110dBm
    Power Supply: 1 9-volt Battery or external 9VDC adapter (not included)
    Power Consumption: 11mA
    Dimensions: 2-1/2" W x 1-19/50 H x 4-3/4" D
    Weight: 1.2 lb.
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DeltaLabMD1 Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.1

(based on 22 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

hard metal little box

i have this little monster for a half of a year. got it because of a cheap price. i needed something heavy and angry-sound pedal and it was the first pedal i saw in...Read complete review

i have this little monster for a half of a year. got it because of a cheap price. i needed something heavy and angry-sound pedal and it was the first pedal i saw in guitar center for a price i was able spend, read about it, tried it, loved it. i tried line6 tone core uber metal, some other distortions and this one was built like a tank, had a price i could afford and had a sound i couldn't believe. what can i say, it must go through full tube-amp. because running on digital modeling amp this pedal gives only a dirty plastic noise. let him 'speak' through tubes and you will be surprised in a good way. it is metal in all meanings. would not change it to any boss distortion pedal.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very Disapointing

I really liked the tone of this pedal. i was looking for a different sound that i was able to achieve with this particular pedal that i couldn't with other conventional distortion pedals i...Read complete review

I really liked the tone of this pedal. i was looking for a different sound that i was able to achieve with this particular pedal that i couldn't with other conventional distortion pedals i tried. However after only a few days of use it simply stopped working!!! the light indicated there was power but there wasn't any sound! i exchanged it for another and the same thing happened. I was very disappointed because again i really liked the tone it had. maybe you'll have better luck.

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(22 of 40 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Very Disapointing

By Anthony

from cary

Comments about DeltaLab MD1 Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

I really liked the tone of this pedal. i was looking for a different sound that i was able to achieve with this particular pedal that i couldn't with other conventional distortion pedals i tried. However after only a few days of use it simply stopped working!!! the light indicated there was power but there wasn't any sound! i exchanged it for another and the same thing happened. I was very disappointed because again i really liked the tone it had. maybe you'll have better luck.

(22 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Gain City, USA!

By Erin-Leah Gehagen

from Olympia, WA USA

Comments about DeltaLab MD1 Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

I bought this because of the cheap price, but your ears will think it's a more expensive pedal. This is a simple, rugged metallic distortion that sounds great through a practice amp or a big half-stack. I tried it on bass too, using the MXR Zakk Wylde Overdrive as a pre-boost. Very sick sound indeed. Sounds killer on sequenced/electronic beats, very scary! Whether for beginners or veterans of extreme music, this little Deltalab pedal delivers the thrash. Simple controls, and the box itself seems very tough so far. Recommended as a cheaper alternative to a Boss metalCore or MetalZone.

(22 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

hard metal little box

By minius

from lithuania, east europe

Comments about DeltaLab MD1 Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

i have this little monster for a half of a year. got it because of a cheap price. i needed something heavy and angry-sound pedal and it was the first pedal i saw in guitar center for a price i was able spend, read about it, tried it, loved it. i tried line6 tone core uber metal, some other distortions and this one was built like a tank, had a price i could afford and had a sound i couldn't believe. what can i say, it must go through full tube-amp. because running on digital modeling amp this pedal gives only a dirty plastic noise. let him 'speak' through tubes and you will be surprised in a good way. it is metal in all meanings. would not change it to any boss distortion pedal.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic for ANY price...

By JPB

from Las Vegas, NV

Comments about DeltaLab MD1 Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

I have owned many pedals from MXR to the more pricey Boutique style pedals. This really has some wonderful tonal qualities that cannot be found on most pedals out there. I highly recommend this for anyone out there who likes to experiment with their sound.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MD 1 is perfect for the price.

By Elvin Ross

from Denver, Colorado

Comments about DeltaLab MD1 Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

I just bought the pedal because I like how it sounds. It doesn't add tons of low end and excessive high enc, like another metal pedal I own, and thank goodness. The shape control is right on. I'm a long-time working guitarist, have played through a number of OD/distortion pedals. For the price you get a metal case and true bypass, and GREAT sound. If it holds up interally, it's a steal. I don't work for GC.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I think this is an awsome pedal!

By Christian

from west jordan, Utah

Comments about DeltaLab MD1 Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

I think this pedal is really great, i was suprised, and for such a great price WoW! I have had a few metal pedals and this is my favorite by far. I would highly suggest getting it for anyone on a budget, or for someone who wants an awsome, crystal clear metal sound. I am definetly going to get the rest of the Deltalab collection!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for all types of Metal, on both Guitar and Bass

By VincetheMusician

from Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey

Comments about DeltaLab MD1 Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

I got this for Christmas and it is awesome. It makes any guitar a metal machine. It works on my bass too. It really hits those low notes well and has great tone, the same as Cliff Burton's Solos. For guitar it can make any guitar sound like old school Metallica to Black Sabbath, To Bulets For My Valentine, To Dream Theater, pretty much anything. This is you best choice if you are a beginner, intermediate, or expert metal guitar or bass player, and the best value.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great sound... Bad quality

By Alex

from Elyria, OH

Comments about DeltaLab MD1 Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

DON'T GET ME WRONG from what I say in this review, because this pedal sounds GREAT! I have had it for about a year now, and it has held up for me perfectly. All sound aside, the pedal itself isn't very good quality. The first one I bought didn't even work, so I had to return it and get another. Plus, many friends that I know that have had this pedal or others of this brand have had it stop working after a few weeks or months. The sound is great...if it works.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great pedal

By Shaun

from Merchantville New Jersey

Comments about DeltaLab MD1 Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

So i picked this pedal up about a month ago and haven't had a problem. The tone is great especially when i use my line 6 wah pedal on my fbv board if i didn't have to use the wah to get the great sound it would have gotten 5 stars.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

DeltaLab MD1, A Lotta Bang for the Buck

By sam rucker

from quincy, ma

Comments about DeltaLab MD1 Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

For $29.95 + shipping, I couldn't resist and I wasn't disappointed. At first I thought it was a little rough sounding (I had intended to order the DeltaLab "Tube Overdrive" but this one came instead), but when I listened to it recorded, in a mix, it sounded great. It seems to be really solidly constructed, although I haven't really moved it around much yet, and one great feature it that it turns off when you disconnect the input cord so you don't have to worry about wasting battery usage. I don't know yet how well it actually does as far as battery life while being in use. The auxiliary power jack is another good feature. One thing I have to mention: this is, I believe, the first time in my life I ever bought any piece of equipment that had the batteries included. I haven't been a big purchaser of guitar effects pedals...maybe this is normal. I thought at first it didn't work - the battery terminals were wisely covered with plastic tabs.

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