Introducing the Maxon SM-9 Pro+ Super Metal – specifically designed to reproduce high-gain distortion tones with cut midrange, the SM-9 Pro+ can recreate anything from the classic crunch of the NWOBHM through to today’s most extreme drop-tuned metal.
Developing such a diverse circuit was no easy task, and the SM-9 was on the drawing board for years before Maxon deemed it worthy of release. Several unique “tricks” were incorporated to create a pedal that is as versatile as it is merciless.
The SM-9 Pro+ features four controls:
LEVEL - determines overall output level of pedal
GAIN - Dual Pot configuration determines degree of Gain while also boosting midrange band up
to 20 dB @ 1 kHz.
EDGE - Controls hi-tone range (Hi-cut shelving filter continuously variable between 2-15 kHz).
SCOOP - Controls the frequency range where the Midrange Cut occurs (mid-band
Elimination filter continuously variable between 200 Hz and 2 kHz).
By boosting and cutting specific frequency bands in relation to Gain, these four controls allow the user to sculpt brutal, chunky guitar tones that still retain note clarity and definition – a rarity among high-gain “metal” pedals.