For super-aggressive heavy-rock distortion for that don't-mess-with-me attitude, the Ibanez Tone-Lok Series SM7 will deliver. Comes armed with obscene amounts of gain, tight low end, and searing highs... Read More
For super-aggressive heavy-rock distortion for that don't-mess-with-me attitude, the Ibanez Tone-Lok Series SM7 will deliver. Comes armed with obscene amounts of gain, tight low end, and searing highs. A void switch eliminates excessive string noise and feedback. An edge switch allows 2 different preamp flavors.
On the outside, Tone-Lok effects are equipped with the Ibanez exclusive "set and forget" Push-Lok rotary pots. Push the knobs down and your tone settings lock securely inside the case”no more lost settings or broken knobs.
On the inside, Tone-Lok guitar pedals feature hi-fidelity components carefully tweaked with the constant input from a new generation of Ibanez players. And all this great stuff comes encased in cool looking, road-tough metal boxes at prices the working player can afford.
Reviewed by 12 customers
this is a great pedal, it adds so much boost to my guitar that I have to put my amp on one, the pedal can give off alot of fuzz but it still blows my mind,I would say it gives off a metal sound with a sort of smooth bass tone,but its still a graet effect.
I owned one of these about two years ago and am fixing to order another. It was perfect for the metal and hard rock I was playing and still play today. With all the knobs turned up to 10, and the edge sharp, this little smash pad delivered an amazing sound that any metal player would love.
I bought this pedal 1 and a half years ago at a small store in South Carolina, as soon as I tried it, I knew I would be using this for a while. This pedal has a LOT of Hi-End, perfect for screaming leads, or a Rammstein-like sound. (Remember that it still has good Lo-End too.) I haven't had 1 problem with this unit yet, and the battery seems to last longer than most BOSS or Digitech units. Overall, definitely worth the money.
I have had this pedal for a few years now and it has the best overdrive I have heard with the exception of a pedal that I will not mention here. I play a les paul with alnico humbuckers and a marshall tsl 100. That being said Ive noticed that better pickups and a really good set of strings are the key for good overdrive.I tried an expensive set of strings and was able to get a great distortion at half the level/setting that I previously played at. Theres your hot tip for the day.
It sounds pretty good, much better than the distortion that comes on my little crate amp, that's for sure! the Drive knob's range adjusts it from blues to metal. Not the heaviest distortion out there, but it certainly has quite a crunch. The EQ is simple, I do wish it had a mid range too, but no big deal since that is easily controlled either by your amp or the mixing board if you're hooked in directly. It's not built great, but it'll hold up to normal wear and tear. the switch concerns me the most about it, it seems rather weak. I would definitely recommend this box for the price.
this pedal is awesome! i got one of these and it had an amazing sound i recommend this pedal to anyone! the only thing is that you might want to buy a power cable, the nine volt battery dies fast great pedal! metal A7X for life
I had one of these a while back, and I loved it at first, the feature that cuts out feed back is nice, and it is great sounding distortion no matter what genre of rock you use it for, but after about six months, I had some problems with it, and it just out of nowhere stopped working, i recomend this, only if you cant afford a better one, but dont expect it to hold up too long... if u want a good metal pedal, I'd suggest a Digitch Metal Master, or a Boss Metal Zone
For heavy distortion, this is the best value out there, and it sounds better (tighter, fuller) than pedals costing twice as much. The build quality of the ToneLok series seems pretty questionable, though.
This pedal delivers some serious distortion, especially for hard rock, metal, punk genres. With a drive level and low and high eq, you get a bit more control over your tone than other pedals. There is also a switch to shape your tone to either a smoother distortion or a more sharp, tight, crunchy distortion. It really does make a difference. The noise reduction switch does not do the best of jobs. It cuts out the hum and feedback, but also cuts out alot of the stuff you want to ring out and sustain. The pop up knobs are unique and a great feature as you don't have to worry about accidentally losing your preferred setting. Overall, I would say the noise reducing switch is a heavy flaw of the pedal. The distortion, though great for certain applications, limits the player that wants a great variety in subtelty of distortion. No matter how you shape the tone or levels, the distortion is always in your face. This limits the pedal in versatility.
The Ibanez SM7 Smash Box distortion pedal has some features you don't find on many other distortion pedals. One of the most unique features is the tone-lok knobs. You can find your settings and then push the knobs down and they will sit flush with the surface of the pedal so your settings won't get moved accidently. The controls include Drive, Lo/Hi EQ and Level. Another unusual feature is the void switch. This activates a noise gate and has two settings. It's very effective and you can get a good stop/start sound with Void 2. There is also an Edge switch to select between Sharp and Smooth sounds. I found this to be rather subtle. The casing is metal and feels very solid and roadworthy. The battery compartment is located under the footswitch and is easily accessed by pushing in a button on the front of the pedal. There is also a power supply jack provided. I found that the unit has trouble switching on as the battery gets low so I opt to use the AC out mostly. Sound wise, I really like the metallic edge of this pedal. It has a good distortion range too, and will go from moderate to very high gain. There is a good amount of output as well, with engaged volume matching bypass volume at about 12 o'clock on the dial. The EQ section is pretty effective. You can dial in quite a bass boost but the pedal does lean toward the treble side so I keep the Hi knob set pretty low. The only thing missing really is a Mid control, but I find most amps have plenty of midrange as it is so it works pretty well. So in conclusion, if your looking for a distortion pedal that can go from moderate to super high gain, and with a scooped midrange, then have a look at the SM7 Smash Box.