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MXR M-181 Bass Blowtorch Overdrive Distortion Pedal
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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!

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  • awesome with endless sound possibilities !!

    As reviewed by hectr0n on 4/12/2011

    i had the big muff PI and though it was good, it wasnt what i was looking for. this pedal with the blow torch button off is capable of low growl overdrive to hard distortion. the blow torch button on gives the sickess fuzz / buzz saw fuzz ive ever heard ! it can go anywhere from a muff sound to a deep very synth sound. i wanted a pedal that would let me play light rock to trip hop basslines and this pedal came through. all the knobs give you soooo many sound styles and i love the option of the blend knob. only thing i wish is that the power supply wasnt a 18v and that it had presets being able to be saved in it. other than that i love it, the gain turned all the way up does have some hiss to it but compared to the many other fuzz / distortion pedals ive tried over the years, its pretty quite.

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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.

    24 of 26 people found this review helpful.
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