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MXR M-103 Blue Box  

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The MXR Blue Box takes your guitar signal, fuzzes it up, then duplicates it 2 octaves down. You control the output and the mix between the dry signal and the effect. Using it 100% wet is quite an expe... Read More

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Overview

The MXR Blue Box takes your guitar signal, fuzzes it up, then duplicates it 2 octaves down. You control the output and the mix between the dry signal and the effect. Using it 100% wet is quite an experience, but more recognizable sounds appear as you dial in more dry signal. The Blue Box is known for having a chaotic personality that can make each session a totally unique experience!

Here are just some of the people who are using this box: John 5 - Rob Zombie; Mick Thompson - Slipknot; Munky - Korn; Jimmy Page; Tim Skold - Marilyn Manson; Jay Baumgardner - Producer Zakk Wylde; Geordie White - A Perfect Circle.

Features
  • Power: Single 9 volt battery or Dunlop ECB-003 AC adapter
  • Controls: Footswitch toggles effect on/bypass (red LED indicates on)
  • Output knob sets total output gain
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MXRM-103 Blue Box
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Adds personality to your sound

Great effect, with this pedal you're gonna be recognized and remembered everywhere you'd been. Me, I use in most of my songs when playing some intros and licks, and people come ask me...Read complete review

Great effect, with this pedal you're gonna be recognized and remembered everywhere you'd been. Me, I use in most of my songs when playing some intros and licks, and people come ask me how did I make my guitar sound as deep.. Use the blend knob at 3 o' clock position, and how it sounds with that fuzz 2 octaves down!

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Quality construction, wonky effect

In the hands of an expert, like Jimmy Page, this might have some possibilities, (Fool In The Rain, etc.), but it's so hard to get a good sound out of this...Read complete review

In the hands of an expert, like Jimmy Page, this might have some possibilities, (Fool In The Rain, etc.), but it's so hard to get a good sound out of this thing, that I'm guessing most people will be disappointed. The effect only handles one note at a time, (two confuse it, and the output tone is almost random), and it's so sensitive to pitch that wherever you set it, you only get a few notes' range that will work before it starts cutting out on you, either high or low. I can dial in something that sounds ok (very artificial, and not all that pleasant) but only for a very small range at a time. I'm guessing there are octave effects that are more usable than this one.

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5.0

awesome, unique, but not versatile

By Logan Craine

from Tulsa, Oklahoma

Comments about MXR M-103 Blue Box:

This pedal is awesome. You can add in the amount of lower octave with your dry signal, to create a variety of cool stuff. With the knob all the way to the right, it works as a modern fuzz pedal. It doesn't have alot of power though. I have to run it before my Green Rhino for it to have the same volume, otherwise it's too quiet even with the level knob all the way up. Give it a try if you want a totally unique sound, but it's a bit difficult to find a good riff or intro or something to use it with.

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5.0

My Secret Weapon

By Len Houts

from Kalamazoo, Michigan

Comments about MXR M-103 Blue Box:

I'm not going to sugarcoat anything here - this pedal isn't for everybody. I have used it in practice and in the studio and it has become one of my secret weapons. I like to use it primarily in the studio to add color to rhythm tracks, and it never fails to add a little weirdness to leads (I use it sparingly in this way). I like to double single note riffs and mix it a tad back and fill things out a little bit. People always scratch their heads and ask, "What the hell is that sound?!" I think that head scratching is worth the price of admission. Now, the pedal has its obvious sweet spots and there really aren't many - but they are worth it in my opinion. Just using it simply as a fuzz reveals a squishy tone with a sometimes unpredictable decay (depending on where you're playing on the neck, and pick-up types) - but I find it to be absolutely charming. Make no mistake, the octave voice (which truly sounds like no other octave/fuzz out there) is the pedal's bread and butter, but I find the fuzz useable enough to make me call this a decently versatile pedal. As always with MXR, the pedal is in a solid box, affordable, and smooth. MXR really cranks out a quality product at a price for budget-minded players.

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5.0

Awesome ending for a solo

By sam williams

from dyer indiana

Comments about MXR M-103 Blue Box:

If you put the blend nob all the way to the right you really hear the 2 octaves down it sounds like another bass guitar almost its perfect for those solos where u want like a powerful last note cause it changes and its just amazing i got a used one for $60 bucks at guitarcenter yes i got ripped off yea its coo ltho

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Blue Box - Ridiculous!!

By The Gabbola Virus

from Phoenix AZ

Comments about MXR M-103 Blue Box:

...in a good way, of course. I bought this pedal because I was looking to buy an octave pedal, like an Octavia. But the Blue Box sounded so different than anything else I've ever heard before, I had to have one. It does take some getting used to, like what pickups to use and whatnot, but once you get, you really start to have fun with it. It can sound like a nice fuzz, or dial it in and it almost sounds like youre playing an Atari. Its definitely a unique sound, and judging by the other reviews, its not for everybody. But if you wanna sound different and unique and maybe annoy some squares, get the Blue Box.

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(2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Quality construction, wonky effect

By Soccerman

from Lowell, MA

Comments about MXR M-103 Blue Box:

In the hands of an expert, like Jimmy Page, this might have some possibilities, (Fool In The Rain, etc.), but it's so hard to get a good sound out of this thing, that I'm guessing most people will be disappointed. The effect only handles one note at a time, (two confuse it, and the output tone is almost random), and it's so sensitive to pitch that wherever you set it, you only get a few notes' range that will work before it starts cutting out on you, either high or low. I can dial in something that sounds ok (very artificial, and not all that pleasant) but only for a very small range at a time. I'm guessing there are octave effects that are more usable than this one.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Adds personality to your sound

By Leo

from Las Vegas, NV

Comments about MXR M-103 Blue Box:

Great effect, with this pedal you're gonna be recognized and remembered everywhere you'd been. Me, I use in most of my songs when playing some intros and licks, and people come ask me how did I make my guitar sound as deep.. Use the blend knob at 3 o' clock position, and how it sounds with that fuzz 2 octaves down!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MXR M103 BLUE BOX

By riffman

from Jacksonville,FL

Comments about MXR M-103 Blue Box:

Well made unit simple. I would only recomend this pedal to those who want a little something extra to throw in the mix once in a while . It is probably not the most used effect on my board but it has a place .

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unique Classic

By Joe Diamond

from Placentia, CA

Comments about MXR M-103 Blue Box:

The second i got this pedal i was floored by the strange beautiful tone it produced. i was able to not only duplicate the fool in the rain solo, but i was able to create some really cool rush-inspired licks with it too. not for the everyday, but a must have for players with a creative itch.

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5.0

Epic Pedal!

By Sarah C.

from Stroudsburg, PA

Comments about MXR M-103 Blue Box:

This little pedal is worth every cent! The effects and sound quality are amazing. Whether you're playing rock or blues the blue box is sure to impress. I've never heard anything quite like it. It's by far my favorite pedal. Your friends will love this ridiculous little box. It is an amazing value. I'd definately recommend it to any guitarist.

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5.0

Deep Fuzz

By Joe Diamond

from Chino Hills, CA

Comments about MXR M-103 Blue Box:

After hearing Fool in the Rain, I just had to own this crazy little effect. THe first day I had it I couldnt stop experimenting with it and mixing it up with my other MXR pedals. The great thing is it sounds great even with added overdive or distorion. A must have. OH yeah, I got the dc brick the same day and it makes all your pedals sound 10X better.

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