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Overview

  • Full spectrum of distortion
  • From gritty early ’70s overdrive to modern “scooped” metal distortion
  • Active EQ section for accurate, highly controlled tonal shaping
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A distortion that will fit all of your needs with 100% analog circuitry.

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.

Features

  • Full spectrum of distortion
  • From gritty early ’70s overdrive to modern “scooped” metal distortion
  • Active EQ section for accurate, highly controlled tonal shaping
  • 100% analog circuitry

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MXRM75 Super Badass Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (8)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Compact (5)
  • Excellent sound quality (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (4)
    • Amateur recording (3)
    • Home studio (3)
    • Professional recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Simple versatility; amazing distortion

    MXR has been on fire lately with the releases of the Carbon Copy Delay, '78 Distortion, and Modified O.D. This new MXR distortion (released in 2013 without a ton of fanfare) may...Read complete review

    MXR has been on fire lately with the releases of the Carbon Copy Delay, '78 Distortion, and Modified O.D. This new MXR distortion (released in 2013 without a ton of fanfare) may quickly become known as one of their best distortion pedals offered to-date.

    The key to this pedal is how hard it is to get a bad sound out of it, despite a great deal of customization. From 8:00 to 10:00 on the Distortion knob, it remains almost completely clean, reminiscent of a mild overdrive or clean boost. There are Marshall flavored tones around 12:00, and it becomes even more saturated and compressed beyond that.

    Unlike other boutiques with complicated multi-knobs and mod switches, the 3-band EQ is as simple to use as an amplifier, but also incredibly versatile. You can cut the mids to make it sound mean, or boost them for a Tubescreamer-like effect.

    This is an excellent new offering on a variety of classic sounds, and at this price, there is a ton of value in this simple-looking little box.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good distortion pedal...not great, good

    Keeping in mind that my standards are very high, I should say that this pedal is good, just not up to the standards of the FullTone PlimSoul or the Bogner Ecstacy Red. The...Read complete review

    Keeping in mind that my standards are very high, I should say that this pedal is good, just not up to the standards of the FullTone PlimSoul or the Bogner Ecstacy Red. The complex harmonics and big wide sound just aren't there. But it is very good for the price.

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    5.0

    Excellent Distortion

    By Robert Voodu

    from Florida Keys

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I got this pedal because I broke the pedal on my Mesa Express 550. I had gigs, so I had a Fender Blues Deluxe and needed a distortion in order to use it. I love all MXR pedals, and this seemed they way to go. I can get sounds similar to my Mesa, but this is more versatile. Great sub harmonics, and the 3 tone knobs give me the sound I want. It adds more power than I need.
        Very happy with this pedal.

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        5.0

        heavy

        By dean balls

        from columbia,sc

        Comments about MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        pretty heavy sounding pedal. it has a really surprising amount of distortion, up to around 3 o clock to 5 o clock positions it gets really crunchy, almost like a really nice solid state marshall maxed out.

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        4.0

        Very Responsive Distortion Pedal

        By Chris

        from Apex, NC

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Very good bang for your buck!

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            4.0

            Pretty good

            By G

            from New Jersey

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            Pros

            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I feel that this is a decent pedal. MXR has a few distortion pedals, the bad A series and also the fullbore metal pedal. I spent a lot of time reviewing this paddle and I have come to the conclusion that it is pretty nice. It can give you a wide variety of different tones. I personally use it with a TS808 tube screamer and would highly recommend using this to warm up the tone. What I mean by that is the tone can come off as scratchy and harsh. If you warm it up with some overdrive it sounds really good.

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              5.0

              Great Pedal

              By Mike A

              from New Jersey

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Very Nice pedal to have on a pedal board. This pedal is very versatile... It can used as a distortion, an overdrive, or a three band parametric EQ. Plenty of gain so if I am using rehearsal studio supplied amps and I am not sure what I will be playing out of, I know I can count on this to get a good dirty tone out of a clean amp. I have tried all three bad a$$es.. IMO this is the one that lives up to that title !

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              (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Good distortion pedal...not great, good

              By Lifeson Is God

              from Houston, Tx

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              Pros

              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  Keeping in mind that my standards are very high, I should say that this pedal is good, just not up to the standards of the FullTone PlimSoul or the Bogner Ecstacy Red. The complex harmonics and big wide sound just aren't there. But it is very good for the price.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Lives up to it's name

                  By GitBrat

                  from B.C. Michigan

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                  Pros

                  • Responsive
                  • Unusually Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • No Drawbacks
                  • Solidly Built

                  Best Uses

                  • Great For Low Volume Play
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  This unit is a lead Guitarists dream. Responds well to pick attack and retains note definition on the lower strings. When combined with a good overdrive, it sustains into a feedback of the note you are holding. However, it is also very flexible as it can imitate most any distortion pedal made. Well worth the price and a permanent part of my pedal board.

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                  (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Depends on What You're Looking For...

                  By Big Jim 57

                  from USA

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                  Pros

                  • Great Value For The Price
                  • No Real Problems
                  • Well Built

                  Cons

                  • Fizzy High End
                  • Heavy Metal Only
                  • Soldano Clone

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  I've been playing a very long time. I build pedals and amps, too. These days, I'm using Fender silver face amps for their clean tone and using overdrive pedals for different types of distortion. This MXR Super Bad*ss pedal would be perfect for someone trying to emulate a Soldano amp. Cutting the mids on this pedal seems to work the best and is probably what this pedal was designed for. It doesn't seem to like the slightly rounded-off high end like the MXR Distortion III or the MXR Classic Distortion does.
                  I've been trying to get away from the sizzly highs that some Marshall amps have, especially when using Celestion 70-watt speakers. This pedal is just the opposite of what I want these days. Too sizzly in the high end. I will say this, though: This pedal has way more gain available than nearly any distortion pedal I've ever seen. And, lower settings of the gain still work well, unlike some pedals where you lower the gain and the pedal just sounds wimpy. The MXR Super Bad*ss Distortion is all about the high-gain modded amp sound. If I still lived in Hollywood and this was 1985, this would be perfect. It's just not where I'm going at this point. I want to state for the record, though, that I have really good ears and I've been playing guitar and working on this stuff for a very long time. Younger folks might plug into this pedal and go, "Yeah, baby!".

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The Real Deal

                  By Virtualernie

                  from Naples Florida

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  OK, as with any effect there are always some sweet spots. But this pedal has more then one. It is quite versatile. I have been going through several pedals looking for a certain elusive sound and this one has come the closest. Worthy of a spot on any pedal board. Hard to match the value for the cost.

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                  (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The best MXR distortion so far.

                  By Skinvoyager

                  from Cincinnati, OH

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      I own a TON of overdrive and distortion pedals, and I've bought and returned probably at least 50. I usually know almost immediately whether I love or hate a pedal. The Super BA sounded instantly perfect.

                      I've owned super-expensive boutique pedals all the way down to the usual suspects. I have a Bad Cat Hot Cat 30 amp, known for it's overdrive channel. This is a $2600 amp. The Super BA's distortion sounds better. It's that good.

                      With all the controls at noon, it has a great ballsy, meaty, chunky sound that will cover 90% of all classic rock tones. Scoop the mids and boost the bass and treble, push the gain and you have classic metal. It even works as a boost with the gain low and volume high, but that's probably not why you'd buy his pedal (and other pedals do the low-gain stuff better anyway).

                      The 3-band EQ makes it extremely versatile. I may get a second just to have two completely different tones ready to go.

                      It sounds natural and it responds to guitar volume changes, and it's cheap. I'm not an MXR fanboy. I love the Carbon Copy, but I didn't care for the '78 BA Distortion. But the Super BA s definitely a keeper.

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