MXR Blue Box Reviews4.7/5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
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from Charlotte, NC
April 25, 2013Music Background:
Mxr blue boxExactly 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 synth-sounds out of the pedal. Would buy again.
from United States
August 14, 2012Music Background:
great solo pedalthis 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 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.
from Atl, ga
May 9, 2012Music Background:
Guitarist, project studio owner
Brown note!This 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 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.
January 23, 2013
Unique Pedal for Unique MusiciansAll 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 great. 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.
from Los Angeles, CA
February 20, 2011Music Background:
Love mine...Very 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 get weird and glitchy too, varying pick attack yields wild octave jumps. Unique character sets it apart from other octave pedals.