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      MXR M78 Custom Badass '78 Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal (H71886)
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A hot-rodded classic circuit that roars with huge amp-stack tones and old-school distortion.

The MXR Custom Badass '78 Distortion roars with huge amp stack tones and old-school distortion. MXR took a classic distortion circuit and hot-rodded it to deliver over-the-top, soaring leads and rich, saturated rhythms. With only three knobs, dialing in a badass tone is a cinch. Engage the CRUNCH button to boost the harmonic content of the distortion. Under the hood, this high-performance machine features top-notch circuitry and hardware meant for a lifetime of use.

MXR M78 Custom Badass '78 Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal Features:

  • A hot-rodded classic circuit
    Roars with huge amp stack tones and old school distortion
    Delivers soaring leads and rich, saturated rhythms
    CRUNCH button boosts harmonic content of distortion




MXR M78 Custom Badass '78 Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

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  • Awesome Pedal for the $$$

    As reviewed by Pat on 8/11/2011

    I purchased this pedal as a backup to a high dollar pedal I own. I did not want to take the expensive pedal on vacation with me and have it get stolen. What I found was that the '78 is a great buy! It is simple to use and has a nice gain boost feature. More importantly it sounds great with my other pedals and I now use it all the time. So, what do I now do with my high dollar pedal? Nothing, I traded it because I don't need it anymore now that I have my new '78 pedal. FYI, I never usually write reviews but found this pedal was worth taking the time to write this for you. I hope it helps.

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  • great if you know it's limits

    As reviewed by Stacey Graham on 11/20/2012

    Best to know that this is NOT an overdrive and NOT a scooped out metal distortion or something heavy and fuzzy like a Big Muff. In the middle area between where overdrive ends (natural amp distortion to light gain) and total annihilation or violin-like sustain begins (Metal Zone or Big Muff) is where this pedal really shines. Expect it to do what a Tubescreamer or Muff or Metal Zone does and you'll be disappointed. It does have just a touch of the MXR graininess to the high end but also has great definition, somewhat like one of the Sparkle Drive pedals where you really get clear individual high end so that you can hear individual strings in full chords. It also brings out the "tube sound" of tube amps, that articulated sparkling high end and thicker low end. It doesn't do this as much on solid state amps. Very good deal for the price, it can compete with the boutiques that cost a lot more. This would be ideal sandwiched between a Tubescreamer/Keely overdrive or the MXR Badass Overdrive and something heavy to cover 3 increasing levels of gain.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • Solid Distortion

    As reviewed by WES PREMOE on 9/13/2012

    This distortion is ridiculously awesome. I have had this pedal for about 10 months now, and it still doesn't cease to amaze. Cutting distortion, while keeping a clear sound so you don't lose your tone or the notes from your guitar. This is not only great for classic rock, but I use this pedal for metal and punk music as well and I still prefer it over all other distortion pedals. I also use this as a bass distortion too and it has a great driving sound that is perfect for leading bass lines. This low price on this thing is the cherry on top. If your looking for a distortion pedal, stop here and add this bad boy to your cart!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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