FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many different kinds of effects does M5 Stompbox Modeler have?
To highlight a few, you get essential distortions – from classic fuzz to modern metal meltdowns – expressive delays, spacey flangers and rotary drums, tangy choruses, ring modulators, studio-grade reverbs, pitch effects like Smart Harmony and Pitch Glide, filters galore, voice box, and so much more.

Click here to see the entire model list.

Does M5 Stompbox Modeler include guitar amp or cab modeling?
Nope. Just stompboxes and studio effects.

Does each model really have dedicated controls?
Absolutely. Everything is W.Y.S.I.W.Y.G. (what you see is what you get), just like turning a knob on your favorite stompbox.

Can I use my other pedals with M5 Stompbox Modeler?
Of course. Use M5 Stompbox Modeler anywhere in-line with your other pedals. And take advantage of its True Analog Bypass and DSP Bypass.

What's True Bypass and why should I care?
True Bypass means that when all the effects are off, your signal bypasses all the internal electronics and goes from the inputs directly to the outputs via a relay bypass circuit.

Where's the tuner?
Just hold down the tap button. The tuner will appear in the display and your signal will mute.

When the tuner is activated, does it mute the stompbox sounds?
Yes. By default, once the tuner is activated the all signals are muted. (But you can choose to have your dry signal pass through.)

Can I record direct with my M5 Stompbox Modeler?
Probably not, but there are no rules so give it a shot – you might stumble upon a cool sound!

Can I use M5 Stompbox Modeler with instruments other than guitar?
Definitely. It sounds amazing with bass and keyboards, too. (Keyboard players will appreciate the stereo inputs and outputs.)

Can I use expression pedals with my M5 Stompbox Modeler?
Sure! Expression pedals, like our Ex-1™ Expression Pedal, allow you to adjust your stompbox settings using your feet. You can control the Pitch Glide, use the wah and volume effect, modify the length of your delay time, dial up the reverb mix, change the depth of your tremolo and more.

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Does M5 Stompbox Modeler include models from the DL4?
Yes, it includes all of the delay models from DL4, DM4™, FM4™, MM4™ and Verbzilla®, and a killer delay from Echo Pro™ called Echo Platter. It also includes some very cool new models. View the full model list here.

How is M5 Stompbox Modeler different from other multi-effects products?
M5 Stompbox Modeler is a single stompbox. M9 and M13 are like multiple stompboxes under one roof. Visit the compare page to see which one is right for you.