MXR M78 Custom Badass '78 Distortion Pedal
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.
- A hot-rodded classic circuit
- Roars with huge amp stack tones and old school distortion
- Delivers soaring leads and rich, saturated rhythms
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One of the best guitar distortion pedal
This pedal have a really evil distortion sound like a real HARD ROCK. Three knobs in a front panel give you full control of tone. You can customize your tone like hard rock and glam metal. Yeah you really can play GLAM METAL use this pedal and it's awesome. Also you can play just killing hard rock rhythm use a "Crunch" button. I think this is a one of the best old school distortion tone sound Just love this pedal)
Great For Chords
Great for getting fat rock distortion tones for juicy 80s rhythm. Kinda lacking when it comes to lead work; notes don't sustain very well. But if you're looking for fat dense chord sound, this might do it for you.
Great tones for reasonable price
This distortion pedal is probably the best in its price range. Offers really wide palette of tones - from mild and warm overdrive to harsh, classic,aggresive and vintage-voiced distortion. Three simple controls and additional "crunch" (for a little more grit) make this box quite simple to use so an average player will get a desired tone pretty easily. I'm really pleased to have it in my board!
This little pedal likes tube amps and plays great with them ....
This is a great distortion, not a high gain, so you can push distortion at 100% it sounds very clear and every note is reproduced like you played it, without missing any one in the tubes !!!!! Tone knob is very efficient to color your sound form dark to bright
If you are looking for high gain pedal, check out MXR 75 Super Badass
Unless you have a quality amp, this pedal is not good for high gain stuff like tapping etc. Not enough sustain too. Just to make it clear: this pedal won't give you "Van Halen sound". No way. Like i said before, for high gain sound check out "Super Badass".