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MXR M69 Prime Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal  

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The MXR Prime Distortion conjures up vintage hard-clipping distortion. This pedal's warm, articulate sound is easy to dial in with a classic Output, Tone, Distortion control setup. The Prime Distortio... Read More

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The MXR Prime Distortion conjures up vintage hard-clipping distortion. This pedal's warm, articulate sound is easy to dial in with a classic Output, Tone, Distortion control setup. The Prime Distortion is highly responsive to the intensity of your attack, cleaning up when you pull back and packing a huge punch when you dig in. We designed this 100% analog distortion with low noise op amps, so you won't get any extra noise added to your signal. Like all MXR pedals, the Prime Distortion comes in a heavy-duty housing with durable jacks and switches for a lifetime on the road.

Features
  • Big, powerful '80s arena-rock tone
  • Raw, punchy sustain
  • Rich distortion
  • Highly responsive to playing intensity
  • Tone, Output, Distortion controls
  • MXR build quality and components
  • Low-noise op amps
  • 100% analog
Specifications
  • Input Impedance: 1 M?
    Output Impedance: 6 k?
    Nominal Input: -22 dBV
    Max Output: -10 dBV
    Signal to Noise*: 85 dB
    Distortion Range: 27 dB @ 500 Hz
    Tone Control: +/- 4 dB @ 100 Hz, +/- 5 dB @ 2 kHz
    Bypass: True Hardwire
    Current Draw: 4.0 mA
    Power Supply: 9 Volts DC
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MXRM69 Prime Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.3

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Excellent sound quality (3)
  • Good selection of effects (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (3)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Performances (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It just sounds good.

We as guitarists always search for that new distortion, that new sonic texture, that new inspiration. Well this little pedal has that in spades. I bought this on a whim...because the...Read complete review

We as guitarists always search for that new distortion, that new sonic texture, that new inspiration. Well this little pedal has that in spades. I bought this on a whim...because the price was just too good to pass up and with MXR you know you are getting quality gear. I was pleasantly surprised when I plugged in and started tweaking the tones/gain. You can dial in a little grit, or you can go full aggressive distortion with the knobs cranked. Now don't think this is a Metal Distortion...no, you can get high gain...but this has a more classic distortion tone for when you need to dial it down but still want some grit. And sonically speaking, the harmonics and tone of this pedal is great. It just sounds good. Period

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Won't turn on and off when plugged into power supply or 9V battery

I jut got mine today via UPS, and although I LOVE the tone and distortion you get from this pedal, my particular one won't turn on and off at the foot button the way...Read complete review

I jut got mine today via UPS, and although I LOVE the tone and distortion you get from this pedal, my particular one won't turn on and off at the foot button the way it should. I tried it with the recommended power supply as well as a new 9V battery, through 2 different amps, with the same result. My MXR Phase 90 runs on the same adapter/power supply, and 9V battery, and turns on and off with your foot whenever you want. You should be able to switch this pedal on and off when you want with your foot, otherwise, what's the button for... this is ridiculous.

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4.0

MXR makes great pedals

By Lisa

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about M69 Prime Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

This is a great sounding pedal. Dial it in for the distortion sound you like. Heavy duty, well built.

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4.0

Maybe not the best but a Best Buy

By viemaster

from Springfield MO

Verified Buyer

Comments about M69 Prime Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

Not a bad pedal. For the money an awesome deal. I am a low volume player and I can get some decent distortion at low volumes with this.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this pedal again!

By Slim Jim

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about MXR M69 Prime Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I am a novice player and this is my first effects pedal. I wanted to vary my sound and this pedal certainly fit the bill for a great price.

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    5.0

    prime distortion pedal

    By Flaming fingers

    from elgin il

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about MXR M69 Prime Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      very nice sound. not gritty and adds a little softness to distortion. works great with wah pedal.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Sound

      By Jenn

      from Delaware

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about MXR M69 Prime Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Took some time to compare this pedal with the Boss DS-1 and the ModTone Speedbox XXL. I didn't see any reviews online comparing this pedal to anything else so I took the chance. It is very similar to the ModTone in sound but has a little more distortion. It has a big range for the distortion and I was loving the sound from the second I turned it on. Very happy with this purchase.

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        4.0

        Good dynamic response, helps a solid state be like a valve

        By TK

        from MN

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dynamic Response
        • Good Crunchy Sounds
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Poor Tone Adjustment

        Best Uses

          Comments about MXR M69 Prime Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Responds similar to valves, cleans up as you back off volume. This is not for metal or heavy rock, but it has very useable crunch tones. Also works nice when you put a compressor or blues driver ahead of it. Poor tone adjust at high freq but it sounds best with tone rolled back anyhow.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I'm pleased with it

          By Dano

          from Bellingham, WA

          Comments about MXR M69 Prime Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          For the price this is a great value. It's sounds great in front of my clean channel, or through the dirty channel if the gain on that channel is no higher than say 10 o'clock. Different amps will react differently, of course. I'll be keeping it on my new pedalboard, where it will replace my old BOSS DF-2.

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          It just sounds good.

          By Steven

          from Atlanta GA

          Comments about MXR M69 Prime Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          We as guitarists always search for that new distortion, that new sonic texture, that new inspiration. Well this little pedal has that in spades. I bought this on a whim...because the price was just too good to pass up and with MXR you know you are getting quality gear. I was pleasantly surprised when I plugged in and started tweaking the tones/gain. You can dial in a little grit, or you can go full aggressive distortion with the knobs cranked. Now don't think this is a Metal Distortion...no, you can get high gain...but this has a more classic distortion tone for when you need to dial it down but still want some grit. And sonically speaking, the harmonics and tone of this pedal is great. It just sounds good. Period

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Value

          By Shane

          from Los Angeles, CA

          Comments about MXR M69 Prime Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This is an incredible pedal for the price. It has really crisp distortion that gets good and thick as you roll up the gain, it's very responsive to input volume (put a boost in front to get a really beefy distortion, or roll off the volume pot to get a sound similar to a slight overdrive), and has a great low end. A few tips: -I have a strat with a JB Jr high-output mini humbucker in the bridge, and this is really the only pickup that it sounds good with. I don't know if standard strat or tele bridge pickups have high enough output to sound good here. Humbuckers should be good though. -This isn't the highest gain pedal on the market, but can get some good metal tones with a boost in front of it. Like any distortion, it won't be to everyone's liking, but it would be a mistake not to try it out just because it is priced so low. It's one of my favorite pedals and only cost a small fraction of some of my boutique distortions.

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          (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Don't waste your money

          By Ravinder

          from Los Angeles, CA.

          Comments about MXR M69 Prime Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Not really that good, not much distortion to be honest with you. Tried it for a few days and decided to return it. The guy at my local Guitar Center said not many people liked this unit and had returned it. Do some more homework before you even think of buying this unit. It's not really that good.

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