Ibanez SM-7 Smash Box Distortion

Single-Effect Pedal

Made by Ibanez

Description This is a hard-hitting distortion that'll knock you on the floor and keep on going. It has all the crunch you would ever need. You can adust how much level of distortion, how much drive you want and there is a HIGH and LOW EQ.
Posted By Chris Ryan (257)
Directory Equipment: Effects
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Overall Rating: 4.7 (of 5)
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On 7/3/2005, Toby Collins Jr. (438) posted:
Overall Rating:
Buy it! Tis worth it!
Price: $19.99
Where Obtained: Pawn Shop
Features:
Tis got 4 knobs, Gain, Low, High, Level. It's also got two switches, Void (to cut out hum, which works really well) and Smooth/Sharp. It can be powered by battery or AC Adapter. I've found that the old 12volt Nokia cellphone chargers work perfectly as an AC Adapter, which is handy since we have a million lying around the house :) I wish it had a mid knob. Some people like to scoop the mids, some swear against it, I don't even get to choose!
Sound Quality:
I played this effect through my Harmony Strat and numerous amps; the only ones it didn't sound fantastic on were a few Randall stacks (Dunno why, but no matter how much I messed with the EQ on the amps and the pedal, it lost bass, giving it kind of a twangy sound.) It's a metal monster of a pedal, imho; I tried out a few other distortion-type pedals when I bought it, a Super Overdrive and a few Digitech pedals, but I liked this one the best.
Ease of Use:
Only 4 knobs to screw around with, it's not terribly hard to come up with a good sound. The only real problem I've seen is that sometimes it doesn't come on when you step on it; you have to try a few times, and that's not great if your playing live. It gets really annoying when your practicing and give it a good stomp and it doesn't light up.
Durability:
Built like a tank! I accidently dropped a dresser on it once, it still works fine!
On 8/6/2001, Carl Anderson (2230) posted:
Overall Rating:
I love this pedal for playing punk and heavy music. I use it exclusivly in my punk band.

However, it sucks for classic rock and blues (my true passion). Of course, it wasn't made to play that, so I cant complain. I use a BOSS OD-3 for that.

Pretty sweet pedal!
Model Year: 2000
Price: $60.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Friend
Features:
Lotsa tone shaping tools. Tone-Lok knobs are Drive(ripping to insane gain) Low (no bass to too much bass) High (muddy to thrashing) and Level (none to ear splitting). Void switch to cut out hum when not playing (quite usefull in high-gain setups) Edge switch to boost treble frequencies to add bite. I just wish it had a mid eq knob.
Sound Quality:
This has got to be the heaviest sound I have ever heard out of a sub $100 pedal. Absolutly RIPPING! Sustains forever. With the drive knob full down, the gain is still pretty heavy. Turn it up and it goes crazy.
Ease of Use:
Duh. Turn them all up dude!
Durability:
Umm the AC adapter is kina fitzin out on me, but otherwise, it holds up to a punk beating pretty good!
On 11/30/2000, Chris Ryan (257) posted:
Overall Rating:
I LOOKED AT ALL KINDS OF STUFF. ALL BRANDS. ALL STYLES. HARDCORE AND LIGHT FLUFFY STUFF! NOTHING COMPARES
Price: $57.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Lane music in Germantown, Tn
Features:
It supplies a 9V plug-in and a 9V battery so you can play it either way. It has a smooth and shape button and 2 voids to knock-out that nasty feedback. The tone controls are called tone-locs. They lock in place so it doesnt get all screwed up on stage.
Sound Quality:
I play it with a CF-7 chorus as well and that makes an awesome sound. I play it as well with a Hohner L-75 les paul copy and a Yamaha 25 watt amp.
Ease of Use:
It is so easy to use my sister can set it for me. (she's 8) I love this thing.
Durability:
IT HARD AS A FREAKING ROCK! IT IS TOUGH METAL WITH AN EVEN TOUGHER COATING!