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MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal 

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Designed by the award-winning MXR Custom Badass team, the Super Badass Distortion puts decades of 100% analog distortion at your feet. With its highl...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (15)
  • Responsive (12)
  • Excellent sound quality (11)
  • Compact (10)
  • Good selection of effects (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (10)
  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Professional recording (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (6)

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

 

Solid Distortion Pedal

I purchased this pedal to replace an old distortion pedal with less features and an odd pedal board footprint. The M75 has a good sound, very "British" in character, throaty...Read complete review

I purchased this pedal to replace an old distortion pedal with less features and an odd pedal board footprint. The M75 has a good sound, very "British" in character, throaty and deep, but beyond that sound I don't find it as versatile as some other reviewers. It's a little overly compressed and not as responsive to picking and input volume as my previous pedal. Overall not a bad effect, but it could be improved.

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4.0

I love it so much i have 2 of them

By Nando

from New Orleans, LA

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Pros

  • Eq controls
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Fair Price
  • True Bypass
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Does not sound good with certain amps

Best Uses

    Comments about MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I love the sound it gives me for all my guitars. I have a Tele, an ESP LTD EC-1000, and an Epiphone Les Paul Standard. It can be a low gain Overdrive or a very high gain amp. I think it sounds great stacked with other Drive pedals or in the front of a driven amp. I run two of them into a Blackstar HT-40. However, the other guitarist in my band ran it into a Fender Twin Reverb 65 and it sounded very piercing and thin. But if i put the same pedal in front of my amp, it sounds great.

     
    5.0

    Awesome pedal!

    By Brandon M

    from Tacoma, WA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      The best and most versatile distortion pedal I have ever played. The tone possibilities are endless with the built in 3 band EQ. I mainly play a Les Paul Junior through a '65 Reissue Twin Reverb and this pedal gets me the dirt I've been seeking for a long time. In the past I've had a Boss DS-1, Boss DS-2, and Pro Co Rat 2, none of them stand up to this pedal. This is without a doubt the best and most versatile distortion on the market. Buy it!!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      It is Bad

      By JP

      from Texas

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I REALLY love the versatility of this pedal. It sounds great by itself or as in my case with another overdrive (Boss SD-1). I'm kind of using the MXR as kind of a faux preamp with the gain pretty low and running my SD-1 in front of it. I really love the "pick attack" I get with the SD-1 but it sounds wimpy unless you can get the amp "cooking" which gets me the stink eye from the singers in the band. So now I'm able to run my amp hot and use the MXR to dial down the volume without losing warmth and tone...

        Probably not the intended use for this pedal but it's made my life easier...and quieter...

         
        5.0

        Great pedal

        By Slowhand

        from Long Beach Ca.

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Added to pedal board to vary distortion tones. Excellent control of tone and varied type of distortion. I'm extremely happy.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Distortion Pedal

            By Ed

            from New Orleans

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

              This was not my first choice. I was looking at another MXR distortion pedal but the Musicians Friend sale rep was very knowledgable about the new product and on his recommendation, I took a chance. I'm glad I did. This pedal does everything MXR says it will do. It holds its own at both performance and bed room levels. Great for recording and playing live.

              Very happy with the pedal.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Mid-Knob!

              By R.S.

              from The US of A

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                A distortion pedal with a mid knob! What a concept!
                I have tried Boss, Hardwire, and Seymour Duncan distortion pedals...only the SD Lava Box is usable to my ears. The M75 can do low-gain to High-gain from classic rock to metal, all with an over-drive-like smoothness to it, especially compared to the scratchiness of other pedals by companies noted above. RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MID KNOB! Versatility in this distortion pedal comes from, not only its smoothness, but also from the tweaking of the mids which makes it usable beyond just Metal. It CAN be a bit noisy on some eq settings when notes aren't being played, but that is a minor complaint. Great for soloing, low-gain for rhythm parts mmm...mmm...good.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Solid Distortion Pedal

                By ThreeEcho7

                from Northern Virginia

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                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • High Build Quality

                Cons

                • Limited Selection Of Effects
                • Not Responsive

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Performances

                Comments about MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I purchased this pedal to replace an old distortion pedal with less features and an odd pedal board footprint. The M75 has a good sound, very "British" in character, throaty and deep, but beyond that sound I don't find it as versatile as some other reviewers. It's a little overly compressed and not as responsive to picking and input volume as my previous pedal. Overall not a bad effect, but it could be improved.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                one of the coolest

                By pete man

                from greensburg pa steeler country

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  ive been playing for 35 years this is one of the best distortions ive ever played amp or pedal put a wah in front,delay,reverb and play away cleans up nice i get a woody every time i play played through 4 different amps tube and solid state all sound good go get one

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent Distortion

                  By Robert Voodu

                  from Florida Keys

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  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.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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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