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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...Read More

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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 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.

A distortion that will fit all of your needs with 100% analog circuitry.

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 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (13)
  • Responsive (11)
  • Compact (10)
  • Excellent sound quality (9)
  • Good selection of effects (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (9)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Professional recording (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), 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

It is Bad

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from Texas

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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...

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    5.0

    Great pedal

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    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.

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        5.0

        Great Distortion Pedal

        By 

        from New Orleans

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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.

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          5.0

          Mid-Knob!

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          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.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Solid Distortion Pedal

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            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.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            one of the coolest

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            from greensburg pa steeler country

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            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

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              5.0

              Excellent Distortion

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              from Florida Keys

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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

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                  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

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                  from Apex, NC

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                  • 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

                      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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