Designed by the award-winning MXR® Custom Badass™ team, the Super Badass Distortion puts decades of 100% analog distortion at your feet. With its highly responsive Distortion control, the Super Badass covers a full spectrum, from early ’70s low ga...
The pedal is seen in the video at 0:26, this was a dunlop(mxr) session. He probably uses this for his thicker distortion sounds to achieve a very jimi like vibe combined with his very unique stratocaster. Note that he is using a right hand guitar while he is a left handed guitar player, this also helps him achieve is rather unique sound.more
And pedal-wise, I pretty much just run a pretty basic pedal chain, an Xotic SP Compressor into a Wampler Tumnus, which is like a Klon mock. And then I have an MXR Super Badass Distortion, I used that on the whole record and I use it live. Then we both use a bunch of Philly Fuzz pedals that John and our friend Steve in Philly make.more
> The shootout was between the Fulltone OCD Obsessive Compulsive Drive and the MXR Super Badass Distortion. I plugged in the OCD and it was literally the sound that had been in my brain – I knew that was the sound. It was so cool, and I have never felt that way - that’s one of the reasons why I love pedals. But it’s the greatest feeling ever – other than playing live.more
Designed by the award-winning MXR® Custom Badass™ team, the Super Badass Distortion puts decades of 100% analog distortion at your feet. With its highly responsive Distortion control, the Super Badass covers a full spectrum, from early ’70s low gain overdrive to modern “scooped” metal distortion and every shade of dirt in between. Once you’ve dialed in your desired amount of crunch, you can use the Bass, Mid, and Treble controls to finely sculpt your sound.
The Super Badass Distortion features true bypass switching and comes ready for the road with the sturdy housing and durable components that MXR is known for.
This pedal is versatile and looks great. I use it for everything from fat rhythms to blazing classic rock leads. It sounds great and it's also pretty nice that you can adjust your low mid and highs. A great pedal overall.
Got this to beef up single coil guitars through my Marshall and was blown away. Gain and volume at about 11 o'clock give a fantastic tight over driven sound and the eq isn't just for show as it really allows you to tweak the sound you want. Highly recommended and great value pedal.
I use it with my little "toy" practice amp Orange Micro Crush and, when the pedal is on, I can play anything with it. I think that this speaks volumes about the quality of the effect and the amounts of gain that this pedal is able to produce. When playing through Roland Micro Cube, I engage it when using TC Quintessence harmonizer, as harmonizer shoul go into clean amp and after dirt (distortion pedal). Look no further - it is the ultimate distortion pedal.
I absolutely love the range this pedal has. I can use it for a lower gain overdrive, classic rock distortion, nasty medal pedal. Stacked with an overdrive it can even fuzz a little. The tone controls are very responsive and can make magic happen. The clipping style is one of my favorites for distortion. I highly recommend this pedal.
"Just like what I said, I like dirty sounds that has a 3 band EQ on it. I am more of a tweaker. I like to tweak and to shape my sound according on what I want. This is really badass! This is really producing a heavy and massive sound. The unique thing about this pedal, it is very versatile. I am not the type of guy relying on the amp's distortion. As much as possible I want my original sound that's why I prefer using the clean side of my amp because you can easily notice your tone."
You can get many different tones out of this pedal, it is well worth the money, I feel comfortable using this pedal for any style from blues to heavy metal. Pick one up for yourself!
In a solid state amp, this pedal is very versatile, and has a very full sound. With my experience however, tube amps give it a dirty muddy sound, but with some tweaking, it could sound okay.
I was really excited to get this and was a little let down once I plugged it in. I was expecting a fuller sound when I cranked up the distortion but got a lot of highs and it was lacking mids/bass. I messed with the EQ and it got a little better. I still need to triple check this sound notion because so many people seem to be happy with this particular distortion. I was playing through a VOX AC30 going into my epiphone ES-339. Still this thing has great dynamics on how much distortion you can get out of one knob. Would recommend but approach with caution and open ears!