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MXR M85 Bass Distortion Effects Pedal

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The MXR Bass Distortion dishes out big gnarly tones with all the low end your bottom-dwelling heart desires. Working closely with indie pedal phenom, bass dirt guru, and Fuzzrocious Pedals founder Rya... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The MXR Bass Distortion dishes out big gnarly tones with all the low end your bottom-dwelling heart desires. Working closely with indie pedal phenom, bass dirt guru, and Fuzzrocious Pedals founder Ryan Ratajski, MXR took a famously nasty sounding distortion circuit and re-tooled it for the modern working bass player.

Back in the day, if you wanted to use a distortion pedal and keep your low end intact, you had to split your clean and dirty signals between two amps. With the MXR Bass Distortion, theres no such need. This pedal puts control over the clean/dirty mix right at your feet with separate Dry and Wet level controls. The Tone control, which only affects the distortion signal, is a simple high cut filter for dialing back the top end, and the Distortion control sets the distortion signals intensity.

Finally, the MXR Bass Distortions raunchy sound comes in two flavors, selectable via the LED/SIL switch. The default SIL setting uses silicon clipping diodes for an aggressive, biting sound and a bit of compression, while the LED setting uses LED diodes for a more wide open sound and a nice gain bump.

FEATURES

Co-designed with bass dirt guru/Fuzzrocious Pedals founder Ryan Ratajski
Based on a classic distortion circuit famous for its nasty sound
Separate Dry and Wet level controls
Select between Silicon and LED clipping diodes
Internal control sets the max gain level of LED mode
Get the sound of a split clean/dirty signal chain in a single box
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All pedals - one year parts and labor warranty.


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MXRM85 Bass Distortion Effects Pedal
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Responsive (3)

Cons

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  • Performances (4)
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5.0

Powerful Distortion

By PDA

from Hartford, CT

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about MXR M85 Bass Distortion Effects Pedal:

    I was impressed at how much gain you get out of this small compact pedal. I like how you can dial in both the clean and wet signals so you lose no bottom end. You can also dial in the level of gain you desire. I use this effect during heavy rock songs when I need to cut through two loud guitars and this pedal does the trick no problem.

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    5.0

    Versatility

    By Gil

    from TX

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Huge sound range
    • Sturdy design
    • Versatile

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      Best Uses

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

      Comments about MXR M85 Bass Distortion Effects Pedal:

      I was in the lookout for a bass distortion for a long time and had hard time deciding but glad to say made the right choice. Compared with the other distortion bass pedals in the market there is no other pedal that will give this tonal range and versatility for this price. You can get anything from nice fat fuzz to thick distortion.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I would buy it again

      By Josh

      from WV

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      Pros

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

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        Comments about MXR M85 Bass Distortion Effects Pedal:

        FINALLY I can accomplish the "tame impala" sound with it as well as use it sort of like an OD pedal with the led option for low volume grit/warm. Was kinda nervous thinking it was going to be too heavy of a distortion but is suppperrr versatile and can suit all of your bass distortion needs (for me at least). So if you're thinking about getting one, get it is all i have to say :)

         
        5.0

        The Best Bass Distortion!

        By Jino_f_a

        from Brooklyn, NY

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

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          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about MXR M85 Bass Distortion Effects Pedal:

          The MXR M85 is just what I was looking for! It can go from crazy fuzz to heavy distortion to almost no drive at all. The best feature is that it keeps the clean bass sound so you hear two sounds, clean and drive at the same time (if you don't like to hear them both, you can dial out the clean). I use the M85 turned on all the time with almost zero drive. It's amazing how much it adds to the sound of my Warwick Streamer LX 5. What ever style or sound you're after, I'm sure that the M85 has it for you!

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