NPD: Menatone Red Snapper

bluesholyman

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This thing sounds great. I had heard the demo's and had not heard anything else sound quite like it. Dirt with a nice bite/edge but without losing the low end completely - there is this thickness to it without being flubby - its quite a magical sound. How did he do that with so few parts!!!??? I love old school builds.

I am still working at dialing it in with the tele (in avatar) but man, what a great sounding pedal. I had heard of this pedal since the 90s but never ran across one to try out and just didn't give it much thought. So glad I finally decided to get one - never too late, but wish I had had this a long time ago. To be honest, I probably would not have appreciated it nearly as much back then, knowing what I have learned since about pedals, amps, etc., especially in the last 5 years.

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Chiogtr4x

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This thing sounds great. I had heard the demo's and had not heard anything else sound quite like it. Dirt with a nice bite/edge but without losing the low end completely - there is this thickness to it without being flubby - its quite a magical sound. How did he do that with so few parts!!!??? I love old school builds.

I am still working at dialing it in with the tele (in avatar) but man, what a great sounding pedal. I had heard of this pedal since the 90s but never ran across one to try out and just didn't give it much thought. So glad I finally decided to get one - never too late, but wish I had had this a long time ago. To be honest, I probably would not have appreciated it nearly as much back then, knowing what I have learned since about pedals, amps, etc., especially in the last 5 years.

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I just watched an old Gearmanndude of your pedal ( he was playing an SG) and the Red Snapper sounds ferocious in a good way and Crunchy!
Nice bite w/o losing low end. Great Rock, R&R sound
 

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I have the four knob version of the Red Snapper. It's in that small class of low gain transparent ODs that I actually like. Along with Timmy, and Emerson EM Drive. No color, just dirt.
 

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The Snapper excels in a band situation. Fat sounding and has a bite that cuts through without ever being shrill.
 

Chiogtr4x

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Menatone is one of the OG boutique pedal builders that everybody seems to have forgotten about. Killer pedals!
I think I joined TGP before joining here ( sorry! ) and this pedal was (is) a fave back in the early 2000's, and also in the guitar mag reviews back in the '90's. Never tried one, but just remember that...
The demos I Googled last night, it sounds great! Seems like a good punk/ hard Rock & Roll pedal - attitude!
 

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Menatone is one of the OG boutique pedal builders that everybody seems to have forgotten about. Killer pedals!

I learned of him in the late 90s but he didn't have the kinda fame that Fulltone came into or some of the more recent boutique builders achieved. I need to try some of the others, as good and unique as the Red Snapper is.

The demos I Googled last night, it sounds great! Seems like a good punk/ hard Rock & Roll pedal - attitude!

Its just good old fashioned dirt, with an edge that can be tweaked just right. Won't do high gain, but blues to rock are on the menu.
 

D_Malone

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I have the four knob version of the Red Snapper. It's in that small class of low gain transparent ODs that I actually like. Along with Timmy, and Emerson EM Drive. No color, just dirt.

I own a Timmy and I'm perfectly happy with it. Would a Red Snapper be redundant?
 




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