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      MXR M-181 Bass Blowtorch Overdrive Distortion Pedal (151124)
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A revolutionary concept in bass overdrive.

The M-181 MXR Bass Blowtorch bass overdrive pedal is made to deliver the hottest sounds this side of Hades--from a tube-like growl to full-blown distorted madness. Because the Bass Blowtorch's overdrive is focused in the midrange frequencies, you'll retain your low-end thunder and high-end sizzle while the overdriven mids cut through any mix. An active 3-band EQ with a mid shift switch provides precise signal balancing, while the Blend knob lets you balance the distortion with the direct signal for the exact tone you're after. 18-volt performance equals increased dynamic headroom, clarity, and low noise no matter the volume level, and true bypass circuitry means it's really off when you want it off, leaving your signal completely unaffected.

MXR M-181 Bass Blowtorch Overdrive Distortion Pedal Features:

  • From traditional tube-like growl to full-blown high-gain distortion
    18V performance for increased dynamic headroom and clarity
    Low-noise performance at loud volumes
    Active 3-band EQ with 3-position mid shift for precise tone sculpting
    Distortion and direct signal blending
    Real-world tested by world-class touring bassists
    Tough die-cast housing
    True hardwire bypass




MXR M-181 Bass Blowtorch Overdrive Distortion Pedal

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  • Good Lord!!!!

    As reviewed by daddybass on 1/4/2008

    Go get one now!!!! If you are looking for a bass overdrive go get it now. It's worth every penny, mid shift and blend puts the distortion right where you want it plus the 3 band eq. makes this thing a champ!!!! True hardware bypass, clean when you turn it off, and an extra kick via torch pedal if the straight up hotter than he?# gain is not enough. Don't waste money on multi effects processors that do a little of everything halfway. Get the pedal made for that effect. I will not look at another bass O.D. ever!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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  • The Blowtorch!

    As reviewed by viva_la_music69 on 4/2/2007

    I bought this little monster in December for Christmas, and have had countless practices and two shows with it. The pedal really brings my bass sound out to the front. I love it! It has alot of tone-shaping control with the mid-range switch & the 3-band EQ. After playing around with these, you can have just the right bass and treble in your distortion. And then the blend and gain knobs can give you wide range of sounds - a subtle overdrive, a deep growl, or a gnarly high-gain distortion. And then with one push of the Torch switch on the side and you can add some chainsaw heaviness to your custom-made distortion. It's an MXR, so you know you will get high-quality electronics in an indestructable casing. It's a great ditortion pedal made for bass, and delivers much more tone and power than the Boss bass overdrive. If you are looking for something that will bring your bass out to the front, this is what you are looking for.

    22 of 24 people found this review helpful.
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  • A lot of growl in a tough little box

    As reviewed by Dogstarr1 on 10/23/2006

    MXR has been making effects for as long as I can remember, in fact, they were THE name in effects when I was a kid. They've been developing new effects for bass over the last few years and finally have gone for an overdrive/distortion designed for bass. MXR never seems to fail to put audiofile quality into tiny bullet-proof packages and the new MXR M-181 Bass Blowtorch Overdrive Distortion Pedal's no exception. Had a chance to plug my Ibanez Soundgear into one of the new M-181 Blowtorches and wow! While I'd prefer a dial for mid's the switch works fine and the key is the Blend Knob which lets you keep your clean signal tight while blending your distorted signal into the mix to dial in just the right amount of grit while retaining clarity. Another great product from MXR the M-181 Bass Blowtorch Overdrive Distortion blows away lesser bass overdrive/distortions and looks cool to boot.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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