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A classic overdrive circuit with modern modifications for improved performance and versatility.

The MXR M77 Custom Modified Badass Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal is a classic overdrive circuit with modern modifications for improved performance and versatility.

For added flexibility, there's a 100HZ cut and boost control that allows for a more focused EQ when cut, or a beefier tone when boosted. The Bump switch engages an alternate EQ voicing that boosts the lows and mids. Put it in front of the '78 Custom Badass Distortion for a slew of amp-like gain structures that won't mask your tone.

FEATURES
  • Classic overdrive circuit modded for improved performance and versatility
  • 100HZ cut and boost control allows tonal fine-tuning
  • BUMP switch engages alternate voicing for a low and mid-range boost

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MXRM77 Custom Modified Badass Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.4

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (13)
  • Compact (11)
  • Versatile (10)
  • Responsive (8)
  • Good selection of effects (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (14)
  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Home studio (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
  • Professional recording (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This pedal is a

To keep this as quick as possible... It's a very transparent pedal. I prefer to not use pedals that color natural amp tone too much. I've learned to use the dirt channel,...Read complete review

To keep this as quick as possible... It's a very transparent pedal. I prefer to not use pedals that color natural amp tone too much. I've learned to use the dirt channel, post almost maxed out pre set to my desired volume level which is usually enough for a very slight natural break up. This way it drives my power tubes harder making a warmer wet signal. Tons of EQ possibilities and can definitely gets in the TS territory as well as keeping the gain down using it as a boost for accent other dirt pedals or just push the amp for a lead tone. I've had two of these now selling my first one and with regret recently bought another. Take the time to tweak both the pedal AND your amp to figure out what works for you. If you're thinking about a TS but want more versatility give this a try. You'll dig it!

I use a FNDR strat HSS into a PV Delta Blues 115 (5751s in the preamp section and a 12ax7 as the P.I. )

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

M77 Custom Modified Badass Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal: Great Tone Poor Quality

I recently purchased an MXR M77 Custom Modified Badass Overdrive and really liked the tone but was extremely disappointed in the quality of the pedal. In regard to the tone it was close to...Read complete review

I recently purchased an MXR M77 Custom Modified Badass Overdrive and really liked the tone but was extremely disappointed in the quality of the pedal. In regard to the tone it was close to the sounds I get from my MXR distortion II. The tone functions like the filter on the MXR II and the 100hz cut resembles the resonance. I am not sure if that was the intent but the color of the label on the box and the instruction manual are very close to the color of the MXR Distortion II. Overall when the pedal worked I was very satisfied with the tone and transparency. The problem I had was the that the LED for the footswitch and the bump no longer worked after 10 minutes or so of play. This still occured with a change in the battery and using DC connection. The tone of the pedal also changed once the LED was no longer working. In fact it sounded like a pedal with a low battery. Since I liked the pedal I exchanged the pedal for another MXR M77 and had the same problem with the second. Unfortunately a nice pedal with great tone but not the quality I would have expected from MXR.
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5.0

Super Great Overdrive!!!!!!

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from Wenatchee, Washington

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Anything Live Or Studio
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about MXR M77 Custom Modified Badass Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    This pedal is super cool! You can go from transparent barely breaking overdrive to full on grit and that is amazing! You can also do so much with the bump switch. With the bump switch off you get mainly a transparent really controlled drive which is awesome, but when you press the bump switch it just makes it such a unique overdrive that cuts through the mix and makes it a really fat drive! And to make all this in that small of a pedal is amazing! Better than the OCD and fulldrive in my opinion!

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    5.0

    Superior tubescreamer

    By 

    from Denver

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Nice And Thick Sounding

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about MXR M77 Custom Modified Badass Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      100 hz knob is excellent. Overall a excellent choice when used with humbuckers. I prefer a tube screamer with a strat by this boy works great with my SG. Maintains a lot of the beef and girth. If your lookin for that classic overdrive tone but find the tube screamer too thin this is your pedal. Make sure your using it to boost/overdrive a relatively clean sound. That's where it excells

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      5.0

      very useable overdrive

      By 

      from dunn, nc

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Should Have Bought Sooner

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about MXR M77 Custom Modified Badass Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      used alone on clean channel, or to boost gain channel, or use on clean channel with dist. pedal.If you cant get a great sound using this o.d. pedal, then you either dont know what your doing or there is something wrong with your set-up.I love the extra option of the low end knob and the button as well. this thing sounds really good just by its self. plenty of gain and volume.

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      5.0

      Excellent overdrive!

      By 

      from Idaho

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Smooth
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about MXR M77 Custom Modified Badass Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I have had this overdrive for close to 2 years now, and I have to say that I purchased and used quite a few different dirt pedals in that time but this is the only one that I consistently turn to for just about everything, It works great as a boost for leads and thickens up my rhythm perfectly. I use it with a Telecaster and a Les Paul with a Tubemeister 36 and also into a Podhd 500. With either setup I have been able to get great sound with a little bit of adjusting. The 100hz knob gives it the ability to go to almost any overdrive sound I could want. Its solidly build and is an excellent looking pedal to top it all off.

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          4.0

          Good TS type pedal

          By 

          from Oakland, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about MXR M77 Custom Modified Badass Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            My earlier review of this pedal was negative, and was probably a result of two factors: the fact that TS type pedals with their pronounced mid-hump are not my favorite kind of sound, and that I had to do a lot of tweaking to get a useable sound out of it. But to be fair, it does have useable sounds and if you're into the TS sound, this is definitely a good and versatile choice. The key is the 100 hz knob, which can turn an anemic and nasal sound into a pretty nice tubelike breakup. The bump switch is useful to go from rhythm to lead sounds, but the button (instead of footswitch) choice by MXR is curious - it's not the most useable in a live setting to go from rhythm to lead lines. My advice is spend time with the knobs. Also, like most OD pedals, it likes at least a little breakup from the amp. Overall a solid product from MXR.

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            2.0

            Not good in band situations

            By 

            from Oakland, CA

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                  Comments about MXR M77 Custom Modified Badass Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  Honestly, I don't understand the hype. I've played this through two tube amps, a 15-watt Laney LC15 in my living room and a 40-watt Fender BDRI in band rehearsals and at gigs, and in each situation it has been unpleasantly nasal and unconvincing as an "amp-like" overdrive. My Earthquaker Devices Speaker Cranker, which costs about the same new, sounds almost identical to a cranked tube amp. The MXR sounds like an imitation, and not a very good one. There are some fantastic overdrives out there, many by boutique companies, that cost about the same or a little more. I would recommend Earthquaker Devices or Catalinbread. By the way, I'm no pedal snob. I love my EHX LBM and Germanium OD, and also my MXR Dyna Comp.

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                  5.0

                  Just buy it.

                  By 

                  from SF Bay Area

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                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances

                    Comments about MXR M77 Custom Modified Badass Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    This pedal was exactly what i was looking for. I've owned/tried the following pedals, and they were all not what I was looking for: TS-9 (although the TS9DX was pretty useable in my setup). ZW-44 (great pedal, but wasn't what I wanted. perfect for a solo or more saturation with no color). Green Screamer (have been using until the M77 was purchased). Green Rhino (I wrote a review on that). RAT2 (good pedal, isn't what I needed for current setup - "yes" I know it's a distortion pedal). Pork Loin (not bad, just overkill for me). Blues Driver (tinny).

                    So what was i looking for? I was looking for an OD pedal that doesn't color your tone too much, but also doesn't rob the low end, as almost ALL overdrive pedals do. I gave the Green Rhino a run before the M77 as it was readily available, but the gain on it was a bit too Class A or farty sounding for me. It was very clippy as the gain went up. Anyway, the M77 so far has been great, as most MXR pedals are. There aren't too many parameters to mess with, and dialing in a great tone didn't take long. I have a single channel amp, so it takes pedals much differently than an amp with a clean channel. This pedal doesn't change your tone at all, unless you use the Bump button, in which case it adds a real nice typical tube screamer hump (although not overdone). It has plenty of output, which actually fell short on my Green Screamer, and ZW44. They had to be dimed to match the volume when deactive/active. The range of the Tone knob is also very apparent. With the previously two mentioned pedals, the tone only changed subtly when turning.

                    My BIGGEST concern and issue I was having, is that all the OD pedals I was using robbed my low end. While deactivated, my amp has a good low resonance. When activating pedals, because of the nature of them, the low got masked, and it was enough to annoy me. With the 100hz knob, it's easy to compensate missing resonance, so that you can have a seamless transition when the pedal is on or off. The pedal also looks awesome. I liked having the green before, but the gold is kind of new and refreshing. Overall, I think MXR really nailed it with this one. It's as if the tech's all ran into the same issues as me. Thank you MXR. If this one didn't work, I didn't know what I was gonna do!

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Only Overdrive Worth Purchasing

                    By 

                    from Paden City WV

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about MXR M77 Custom Modified Badass Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      When I Plugged this pedal In I quit using my Tube Screamer which I had been using since I was 15! I was completly blown away with this pedal. What more could you ask for 100Hz cut or boost and an alternate EQ button.... This in my opinion sounded better than my tube screamer. But this has more tonal flexability to my ears. I use this as I used to tube screamer for leads and it really kicks the amp in the rear and you can feel the power behind you. I LOVE this pedal because only the gain increases it doesnt color your tone and its true bypass. Dont pass this baby up best one on the market. MXR is the best of the best! Accept no Substitutes!

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                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      This pedal is a

                      By 

                      from Tulsa, OK

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Ask me a question

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Performances

                        Comments about MXR M77 Custom Modified Badass Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                        To keep this as quick as possible... It's a very transparent pedal. I prefer to not use pedals that color natural amp tone too much. I've learned to use the dirt channel, post almost maxed out pre set to my desired volume level which is usually enough for a very slight natural break up. This way it drives my power tubes harder making a warmer wet signal. Tons of EQ possibilities and can definitely gets in the TS territory as well as keeping the gain down using it as a boost for accent other dirt pedals or just push the amp for a lead tone. I've had two of these now selling my first one and with regret recently bought another. Take the time to tweak both the pedal AND your amp to figure out what works for you. If you're thinking about a TS but want more versatility give this a try. You'll dig it!

                        I use a FNDR strat HSS into a PV Delta Blues 115 (5751s in the preamp section and a 12ax7 as the P.I. )

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                        5.0

                        Progressive blues/ hard rock/

                        By 

                        from The south

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Pros

                        • Creamy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about MXR M77 Custom Modified Badass Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                            I've never been a big fan of using pedals as your main source of gain/ distortion. But this pedal has changed my outlook. I use it through my All tube Marshall on the clean channel for bluesy stuff and on the crunch channel for everything else. It has a ton of EQ options. Very well built and easy to set. I also have used it to boost my leads when I'm using amp gain. Works great with a good comp pedal. It can get a little noisey when running it through a solid state amp and the Main LED isn't very bright but the bump switch LeD is super bright.

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