Thursday, February 13, 1997


BIRTH, n.  The first and direst of all disasters.  As to the nature of 
it there appears to be no uniformity.  Castor and Pollux were born 
from the egg.  Pallas came out of a skull.  Galatea was once a block 
of stone.  Peresilis, who wrote in the tenth century, avers that he 
grew up out of the ground where a priest had spilled holy water.  It 
is known that Arimaxus was derived from a hole in the earth, made by a 
stroke of lightning.  Leucomedon was the son of a cavern in Mount 
Aetna, and I have myself seen a man come out of a wine cellar.

The Metal Master is the world’s most advanced heavy metal distortion
pedal. DigiTech’s exclusive AudioDNA™ technology is what makes the
Metal Master more than your standard distortion stompbox. Rather
than working from a single distortion type circuit with tone controls, the
Metal Master features a Morph knob which blends between three totally
different metal distortion types. This gives you a wide variety of
different metal distortion sounds that can be dialed in quickly and easily.
1. Level Knob
Controls the effect’s output level. Turn this knob clockwise to increase
the output level, and counter-clockwise to decrease output level.
2. Low Knob
Controls the boost or cut of low frequencies. Turn this knob clockwise
to increase the low frequency content, and counter-clockwise to
decrease the low frequency content.
3.AC Adapter Jack
Connect a DigiTech PS200R power supply to this jack. Use the proper
supply for your area’s Mains line voltage

4. High Knob
Controls the boost or cut of high frequencies. Turn this knob clockwise
to increase the high frequency content, and counter-clockwise to
decrease the high frequency content.
5. Morph Knob
Morphs between the three different metal distortion voicings. The
minimum position is a smooth high gain tone. The 12 o’clock position is
a scooped midrange sound. The maximum position is a punchy mid
range heavy metal sound that really cuts through the mix. Experiment
with the knob’s different positions to hear the wide variety of distortion
6. Input Jack
Connect your instrument to this jack. Connecting a guitar cable to this
jack engages battery power even though the Indicator LED may not be
lit. To prolong battery life, disconnect all cables from the pedal when not
in use.
7. Pedal Release Pins
These two pins are spring-loaded hinges that hold the pedal in place.
Push these pins in to release the pedal from the chassis exposing the
battery compartment. (See battery replacement diagram.)
8. Pedal
Press the pedal to turn the effect on and off.
9. Out 1(Amp) Jack
Connect this output to your guitar amplifier.
10. Indicator LED This LED indicates when the effect is turned on. If the LED becomes dim or does not light when the cables are connected, the battery needs to be replaced. 11. Out 2 (Mixer) Jack This output features DigiTech’s CIT™ cabinet modeling technology, that lets you run the pedal directly into a mixer or recorder input without having to use a guitar amplifier. Connections The Metal Master has a single input (INPUT) and a pair of outputs (AMP and MIXER). The two outputs give you the following options: running into a guitar amplifier, running directly to a mixing console or recording device, or both. The MIXER output uses DigiTech’s advance CIT™ cabinet modeling technology for an authentic guitar amplifier sound without using an amp. Follow these setup directions before use: 1.Turn the volume down on the amplifier/mixer you are connecting to. 2. Connect the pedal output to the amplifier/mixer input. 3. Connect the guitar to the pedal input. 4. Connect the power supply to the pedal (optional). 5.Turn the level control on the pedal to the minimum position. 6.Turn up your amplifier/mixer level to the desired listening level. 7.Turn on the pedal by pressing the pedal switch and gradually turn up the level to the desired listening level.
Battery Replacement 1. Using the tip of a 1/4” guitar cable, push one of the release pins in on either side of the pedal, and remove the pedal from the pedal chassis. 2. Remove the battery from the battery compartment and disconnect the battery cable. 3. Connect a new battery to the battery cable and put it back in the battery compartment. Make sure the battery cable does not interfere with the spring or pedal switch arm. 4. Place one hole of the pedal over its corresponding pin. 5. Push the opposite pin in and lower the other side of the pedal into place over the depressed pin. Release the pin. When the pedal is properly fastened, both released pins are flush with the outer side of the pedal.