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When Dimebag Darrell of Pantera first exploded on the scene, he ushered in a new era of tone and attitude. When it comes to guitar, Dime doesn't need...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Dime® Distortion”not subtle, not pretty.

When Dimebag Darrell of Pantera first exploded on the scene, he ushered in a new era of tone and attitude. When it comes to guitar, Dime doesn't need a "warm" or "pretty" sound. He can't be bothered with "vintage" this or "boutique" that. He wants a heavy, aggressive, razor-sharp tone that can slice through a loud band and a louder crowd. It's a tone that rages with distortion but remains tight and focused enough to keep up with lightening-fast rhythm lines and face-melting solos.

Finally there's a pedal that can deliver all that: the The Dime Distortion from MXR. Crank the gain, boost the lows and highs, and hit the Scoop switch for a rhythm tone that will annihilate. Dial the mids back in and mow down the competition with a lead sound that can penetrate steel. If it still hasn't gotten heavy enough for you, stick the Dime in front of a distorted amp and experience sustain and sonic mayhem that's so over the top it should come with a warning label.


SPECIFICATIONS
  • 5" x 3-3/4" x 1-1/2"
  • Green & Black
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MXRDD-11 Tribute Dime Distortion
 
4.4

(based on 32 reviews)

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    (22)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Professional recording (3)
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    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Mind blowing

First off let's get one thing straight: if you wish to buy this pedal plug it right in and hope to get Dime's tone, you're sadly mistaken. This pedal requires quite some time...Read complete review

First off let's get one thing straight: if you wish to buy this pedal plug it right in and hope to get Dime's tone, you're sadly mistaken. This pedal requires quite some time to get used to and dial in your tone. Mess around with the amp's EQ, the pedal's knobs, maybe combine the pedal with your amp's distortion channel and you will get the tone you want.Overall this pedal is worth the money!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

DO NOT BUY MXR DD11 DIME DISTORTION

My guitar "rig":

2008 Gibson SG Special Faded 490R/490T
Kustom KG110

First off, let's just agree nobody will ever sound like Dimebag...Read complete review

My guitar "rig":

2008 Gibson SG Special Faded 490R/490T
Kustom KG110

First off, let's just agree nobody will ever sound like Dimebag did.

That being said, this pedal is an insult to his memory and the PanterA music.

CONSTRUCTION:
OK, It feels sturdy and rugged. I'm fairly confident it would hold up to average abuse.
The foot switch just feels fragile and cheap. It will probably fail quickly.

APPEARANCE:
At first glance, it looks pretty cool. Then you see the camo graphics just look like a cheap afterthought PLUS, it makes it hard to read the labels for the controls.

SOUND:
Cringe-worthy at best. So much is wrong with this pedal's tone quality that it's hard to know where to begin so, I'll just follow the controls right to left.

Gain Level:
This is marketed as a "Distortion" but, imho, barely passes for an Overdrive. Nowhere near enough gain no matter what you do.

Treble:
Just too much highs.

Mids:
If you "Scoop" the mids, you lose all gain. If you max out the mids as required for the highest gain, it sounds like a half-cocked wah.

Lows:
HA! You want lows with this pedal? Good luck! Even with my amp's EQ set to bass 10 Treble 0, this pedal cannot and will not produce that thick fat heavy bottom end. I very seriously doubt that anything can help the EQ on this piece of junk.

Volume:
It works. Even with a low volume setting on a practice amp, this pedal can get loud. And then you dial back the tone controls and the volume drops.

Mid Scoop Button:
Kills volume, sounds awful, and it's too small and too close to the volume knob. I play barefoot at the house and it's really hard to hit this button with a toe and not accidentally rotate the volume knob. If you play this pedal wearing shoes on your feet, you can forget about that button all together.

For Pete's sake, my Boss Metal Zone is 1,000 times better than the MXR DD11 Dime Distortion! And most people hate the Metal Zone. That should give you an idea how awful this pedal really is, folks.

DO NOT BUY

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Mind blowing

By Y5EQuUNz7

from MD

See all my reviews

Comments about MXR DD-11 Tribute Dime Distortion:

First off let's get one thing straight: if you wish to buy this pedal plug it right in and hope to get Dime's tone, you're sadly mistaken. This pedal requires quite some time to get used to and dial in your tone. Mess around with the amp's EQ, the pedal's knobs, maybe combine the pedal with your amp's distortion channel and you will get the tone you want.Overall this pedal is worth the money!!

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

UHH....I'M A LITTLE SPEECHLESS

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about MXR DD-11 Tribute Dime Distortion:

My rig consists of a Krank Krankenstien head, a Marshall 1960 four twelve cab, and a Dean Shadow ML(stock pups) with Floyd. I have tried every combination I can think of to get 'that' sound. Not so much Dime's sound, but that 'tearing metal' sound. A sound that lets your picking nuances shine through with awesome gain to back it up without getting muddy. When I got the Dime Distortion pedal tweaked out with my head I was utterly speechless; I didn't want to talk, just play. Dime's tone and energy are definitly in there just waiting for your fingers. I am completely satisfied with this pedal. If it breaks, I will buy a new one immediately. Along with the scoop mids switch this pedal allows you to go from rock and roll to metal with a push of a button. Really folks, unbelievable.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Great Southern Stompbox

By Johnny3311

from pacific northwest

About Me Experienced

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about MXR DD-11 Tribute Dime Distortion:

      the Dime Distortion pedal will rock you to the bone. It'll make your ears bleed. Great sound, really versatile, love the scoop switch and gives you a piece of Dime's sound. Way more versatile than most metal pedals out there. Cheers' Dime.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      killer distortion

      By BlackStacheGuitarist

      from Jacksonville, FL

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about MXR DD-11 Tribute Dime Distortion:

        Okay, first of all, if you are buying this to sound like or be Dime, just give up now, there will never be another Dimebag Darrell and everybody should have their own sound. I looooovvvveeee this pedal. Excellent high end razorwire solos and straight up grizzly bear low end crunch. A must for any metal musician. The mid switch does wonders for scooped playing as well. One note, when you first get this pedal, start with the output on 0 and work your way up, I'm serious, you can blow a speaker with this thing. I would advise anybody to buy this.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Dime the Metal Guitar God!!

        By Happy

        from South East Kansas

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Bandroom 4 Different
        • This Petal Flooded In My
        • Times Before It Gave It
        • Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about MXR DD-11 Tribute Dime Distortion:

          Over all top quiality for metal head guitar players! Use it through my Washburn slime and Dime amp..... Amazing!! Buying a new one because the last one finally gave it up after it had been flooded in my old bandroom 4 different times!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The best damn pedal ever.

          By Lee Hirschmann

          from Sykesville

          Comments about MXR DD-11 Tribute Dime Distortion:

          I got this pedal as a gift. After Dime passed away I have been trying to get my hands on all of his gear to keep his sound and music alive. And this pedal gets the job done. I own 3 strats and Randy Rhoads V and a handfull of other guitars and they sound great through this pedal. But when I plug in the Dean ML nothing comes closer to unleashing Dimes squeals and divebombs we all love.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          By ed can shred

          from nashville

          Comments about MXR DD-11 Tribute Dime Distortion:

          Man this is a great sounding pedal. I have been waiting days for it to come and it finally arrived. I plugged it up and was amazed. It has the perfect highs and gain dive bombs are a breeze with it, it has that high dimebag tone, I love I dont want to sound like dimebag but I like alot of highs and this pedal is perfect

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Yes, it sounds great

          By Marco-sThBr

          from Sinton, TX

          See all my reviews

          Comments about MXR DD-11 Tribute Dime Distortion:

          I love this pedals. The only one among several I own that eliminates unwanted excessive mids like in my MGDFX 50. You have to know how to tweak it. That are several ways to adjust the Eq functions due to it's parametric features. If you "crank" the low, knobb and lower the volume it boosts the gain signal tremendously instead of getting "bassy". Yes, tones of gain and tweakability. BUY it!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Gut Wrenching!!

          By VanillaG20

          from Austin, TX

          See all my reviews

          Comments about MXR DD-11 Tribute Dime Distortion:

          The DD-11 will NOT give you the coveted Dime sound. It comes close mind you... but the setting in the manual isn't close to it. IMO make your own... spend about an hour tweaking your amp to it... you can get sounds ranging from Jimmie H to Randy R and if you tweak enough the Godfather himself Dime. Overall the pedal is VERY small(ideal for a crammed pedal case like mine) very well built, and glow in the dark words so you know where your bass/mid/treble etc is in the dark. Expensive, but it's worth it for a clean distortion w/ low to no feedback. If you want that Dime sound you need atleast 1 10 band EQ, and Never put the mids past 4 on your amp otherwise it's muddy and you're not getting the sound you should out of it. All in all great buy, great pedal, it's an MXR... can't go wrong.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          WOW

          By metal shredder want to be

          from Hickville-Virgina

          See all my reviews

          Comments about MXR DD-11 Tribute Dime Distortion:

          This is the first pedal (besides my Crybaby) that I have ever owned and I think I have found the mother load of guitar shred pedals. SMALL BUT MIGHTY: This thing takes up like...No floor space? It is intense. Highs are high, mids are sculpted and lows are really heavy. Very nice.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Review

          By Deadworld101

          from Foxworth, Ms

          Comments about MXR DD-11 Tribute Dime Distortion:

          A damn good pedal just like the original DD-11 (which I owned before I broke it. Sent it in and Mxr sent me this sexy little piece of metal heaven.). If you are running short on cash pick up the original DD-11 it sounds the exact same just less sexy. The distortion will bleed from this little box and take over your brain unless your a moron and cant get a decent sound out of anything. The controls take a little tweaking, but Dime didnt like getting his sound easy and what ever was good enough for that man should be good enough for you.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          DO NOT BUY MXR DD11 DIME DISTORTION

          By JTheGuitarPlayer

          from Earth

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Looks cool

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use
          • Horrible
          • No bottom end
          • Not Responsive
          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

          • No uses at all

          Comments about MXR DD-11 Tribute Dime Distortion:

          My guitar "rig":

          2008 Gibson SG Special Faded 490R/490T
          Kustom KG110

          First off, let's just agree nobody will ever sound like Dimebag did.

          That being said, this pedal is an insult to his memory and the PanterA music.

          CONSTRUCTION:
          OK, It feels sturdy and rugged. I'm fairly confident it would hold up to average abuse.
          The foot switch just feels fragile and cheap. It will probably fail quickly.

          APPEARANCE:
          At first glance, it looks pretty cool. Then you see the camo graphics just look like a cheap afterthought PLUS, it makes it hard to read the labels for the controls.

          SOUND:
          Cringe-worthy at best. So much is wrong with this pedal's tone quality that it's hard to know where to begin so, I'll just follow the controls right to left.

          Gain Level:
          This is marketed as a "Distortion" but, imho, barely passes for an Overdrive. Nowhere near enough gain no matter what you do.

          Treble:
          Just too much highs.

          Mids:
          If you "Scoop" the mids, you lose all gain. If you max out the mids as required for the highest gain, it sounds like a half-cocked wah.

          Lows:
          HA! You want lows with this pedal? Good luck! Even with my amp's EQ set to bass 10 Treble 0, this pedal cannot and will not produce that thick fat heavy bottom end. I very seriously doubt that anything can help the EQ on this piece of junk.

          Volume:
          It works. Even with a low volume setting on a practice amp, this pedal can get loud. And then you dial back the tone controls and the volume drops.

          Mid Scoop Button:
          Kills volume, sounds awful, and it's too small and too close to the volume knob. I play barefoot at the house and it's really hard to hit this button with a toe and not accidentally rotate the volume knob. If you play this pedal wearing shoes on your feet, you can forget about that button all together.

          For Pete's sake, my Boss Metal Zone is 1,000 times better than the MXR DD11 Dime Distortion! And most people hate the Metal Zone. That should give you an idea how awful this pedal really is, folks.

          DO NOT BUY

           
          5.0

          Dimebag in a box

          By b9009b

          from Philly

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about MXR DD-11 Tribute Dime Distortion:

            If you can't get Dime's sound out of this you should quit now. I got it with this and my ESP KH-2 and Dime 333. Great pedal and I love the fact that it comes with it's own power supply.

             
            4.0

            Dimebag Dist.

            By Tuta

            from Orange, NJ

            Comments about MXR DD-11 Tribute Dime Distortion:

            I bought it 2 months ago and its sounds really good. Ive always wanted a dime distortion and now i have it Im very happy to have it:).It's better then digitech or other pedals.the dime dist. haves a lot possibillity's.I don't want another distortion:)

             
            5.0

            Perfect Dime Sound

            By eckoraven

            from Pandora, OH

            See all my reviews

            Comments about MXR DD-11 Tribute Dime Distortion:

            This pedal rocks I love the Far Beyond Driven sound and you get it with this a little tweaking and you can get every album with this little baby.

             
            5.0

            Great sound

            By osxgp

            from Cantral coast

            See all my reviews

            Comments about MXR DD-11 Tribute Dime Distortion:

            Very pleased with this pedal. Sounds great. It took a while to dial in for the tones I liked. Strong and sturdy construction. Well worth the price. Heavy distortion with string clarity. What more could you ask for? Try it for yourself.

             
            5.0

            Nice Boost Crunch MXR!!

            By Marc Bolger's Review

            from Fresno California

            See all my reviews

            Comments about MXR DD-11 Tribute Dime Distortion:

            I have used many pedals through the years. Ibanez, DOD, Fulltone, MXR, Electro Harmonics, Boss... I figured this Dime DD-11 Tribute would be another collection gem to my trunk case of historical boxes. I was also wondering how well it would work through a Line 6 POD xt pushing a Mesa Boogie PR-90[all tube][8-5881's SOVTEK], Power amp into my Marshall cabinets. I played with the DD-11 and found that I needed to turn the OUTPUT way way down and the Gain as well. Just simply to not clip the digital signal. I still found some tones that really pleased me. I use the Tone Patch called "Run Like H*ll" in the POD and decided to build my tones from the clear side up and then add gains from various sources within the POD's deep edit mode with my PC. Man I will use this MXR DD-11 for many years!! Very nice. I cannot imagine it not doing anyone any good who is using regular high gain amps if I can pull this off and make it do magic with the digital world of Line 6 PODs.If your looking for a boost box this is a good one to contend with! It only powers on a 18v wall wart. I have tried many boxes through the years. I recommend you buy it! Back off on the gains first and build up slow and get it dialed in with your rig.Cheers.

             
            5.0

            Great Pedal

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about MXR DD-11 Tribute Dime Distortion:

            This pedal has a MASSIVE amount of GAIN. (way beyond boss ds-1 or mxr wylde overdrive). This pedal delivers great scooped mids tone but turn the mids knob past about 4 and things get muddy real quick. If you are trying to get dime's classic cfh tone this pedal won't do it by its self it will get you about 85% there but to really get your gonna need an eq pedal the mxr 6 band will do the trick but if you have the cash the 10 band is definitely worth the extra cash. Use the eq to boost the bass and treble but use the tone settings that dime uses in the little manual that comes with the pedal. With that said if your not trying to copy dime's sound this pedal is an awesome metal distortion pedal. The little scoop button is great it cuts the mids and gives you a bit of compression (think mxr Dyna-Comp) By itself this pedal sounds more like Metallica but overall high gain and high quality.

             
            4.0

            Great Pedal

            By Wes-AEoHu

            from Ky

            Comments about MXR DD-11 Tribute Dime Distortion:

            I bought this pedal out of impulse, and it paid off. The sound clip dosn't really justify the pedal. A little over a year it tore up on me though. I plan on having it fixed, I love it, I own one of the earlier models, so maybe the newer ones last longer. It isen't really the "Dime" sound, but this is one of the best distortion pedals I have owned. It beats the "Silverdragon" "Metalmuff" and a few other pedals. You wont find a better pedal for the price.

             
            5.0

            Awesome, but there ARE greener pastures out there

            By Quilemaul

            from Las Vegas, NV

            See all my reviews

            Comments about MXR DD-11 Tribute Dime Distortion:

            This little guy does exactly what it's intended for: recreates Dime's signature solid-state in your face distortion. Problem is, that's pretty much all it does. Sure you can disengage the scoop switch and it gets some good standard rock tones, but try dialing in a good AC/DC mild crunch or ANY kind of mild crunch and the volume goes out the door. Of course you can adjust the output settings, but who really wants to be doing this in the middle of a multi-song set? I'm sendin' this back and gettin a Damage Control Solid Metal (I'd reccomend either that or the Damage Control Demonizer depending on your tastes)

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