MXR Blue BoxItem ID: BlueBox
2-octave Down Fuzz Pedal
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Chaotic - With a Healthy Dose of Fuzz!Are you bored with "conventional" distortion boxes? The Blue Box from MXR is a monster distortion pedal, giving you both an aggressive fuzz that'll rip your head off and and unpredictable (in a good way!) two-octave-down tones. It's dead-simple to use: turn the Output knob to dial in the amount of fuzz you want and use the Blend knob to dial in how much double-octave sound you want. More conservative settings on the Blend control yield familiar sounds ("Fool in the Rain"). Dial the Blend up to 100% and the MXR Blue Box starts spitting and glitching 8-bit-style nonsense on par with smashing an Atari (again in a good way!). There's a ton of fun and chaos to be had here, which is why the MXR Blue Box has become a go-to pedal for the sonically adventurous.
MXR Blue Box Fuzz-Octave Pedal Features at a Glance:
A staple of noise rock and beyond - MXR's Blue Box!
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Reviewsbased on 5 reviews
Mxr blue box
by dustin from Charlotte, NCExactly what I was looking for. Makes your guitar sound like an 8bit Nintendo. Beware, significant volume drop when pedal is engaged. Performing an r11 mod will get your volume back and expand the syn... read more [+]th-sounds out of the pedal. Would buy again. close [-]
April 25, 2013
Music Background: Gigging/studio guitarist
great solo pedal
by Luke Unga from United Statesthis pedal blew my mind. i watched the video and other reviews. i had a good idea of what it would sound like. the video portrayed it to be a tight thick fuzz when the blend knob is all the way up and... read more [+] two octaves low fuzz bass sound when the blend is all the way down and blend of the two in between. What you get is a a fuzz that sounds battery starved, it get intense, and on the low end you get a pedal that cant decide if its an octave down or two octaves down. its really all about how you have your neck pickup set up with the octave sound. this pedal is great for those nasty experimental solos but its not for everyone. If you like the edgy experimental rock/indie stuff and off the wall solos this pedal is yours and i reconmend it toanyone looking to toy around with a new sound. this pedal is one of a kind. close [-]
August 14, 2012
Music Background: frontman
by Bill from Atl, gaThis pedal is beyond great. If you want something unique, look no further! The fuzz is very gated like a Devi ever kind of sound. Roll back your tone knob and it is a classic fuzz sound. Octave down ... read more [+]fattens up single-note riffs and 100% wet sounds like an analog synth. Use the neck pickup or roll back tone for better tracking. Also, cutting out the capacitor marked c11 will make this pedal louder and cooler. close [-]
May 9, 2012
Music Background: Guitarist, project studio owner
Unique Pedal for Unique Musicians
by fromAll of the review videos pretty much capture the whole spirit of the pedal. It's uncontrollable, glitchy, monstrous, and incredibly fun. I actually play my ukulele through this pedal and it sounds gre... read more [+]at. Tracking is a little delayed and sometimes can't decide which octave it wants to go to, but that's perfect for my sound. A little Jack White-y, and little Beck-y, and, of course, Led Zeppelin...y (Fool in the Rain). A straightforward pedal for a great price, though I'd recommend trying it out just to feel it before you buy it if you get the chance. close [-]
January 23, 2013
by Drew Yeater from Los Angeles, CAVery simple, rugged pedal, with a very wide range of potential tones. A little time spent getting to know it's quirks and it is capable of smooth expressive tracking. If that isn't your bent, it can g... read more [+]et weird and glitchy too, varying pick attack yields wild octave jumps. Unique character sets it apart from other octave pedals. close [-]
February 20, 2011
Music Background: Sound Co/FOH
Carter, Mattaponi, VA