MXR Custom Badass '78 DistortionItem ID: CustomBad78
Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
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Fat, Amp-style Distortion!Get ready for huge amp-style stack tones and old-school distortion! The MXR Custom Badass '78 Distortion is one mighty pedal. MXR went ahead and took a classic distortion circuit then hot-rodded the heck out of it, giving you an over-the-top lead sound and rich and saturated rhythms when you want them. Plus, the Custom Badass '78 Distortion makes it easy to dial in those tones, thanks to three simple knobs. Engage the CRUNCH button and boost harmonic content - and hang on. If you've got an ear for incredible distortion tones, here's the pedal for you: the MXR Custom Badass '78 Distortion.
MXR Custom Badass '78 Distortion Pedal at a Glance:
Hot-rodded circuit gives you big-time distortion tones, from a road-friendly box
MXR knows their pedals. They also know how to get the absolute most out of the insides of those pedals. They took a classic distortion circuit, hot-rodded it, and housed it in a rock-solid metal housing. The result? You can stomp on a Custom Badass '78 Distortion for tour after tour and it'll keep on pumping out massive distortion tones.
Get rich, massive rhythm tones and over-the-top leads
The Custom Badass '78 Distortion delivers everything from auditorium-rocking stack tones to totally classic pedal sounds. It's perfect for both chunky rhythm work and show-stopping lead parts. Best of all, MXR made it very easy to coax a range of distortion tones out of the Custom Badass '78 Distortion using just three simple knobs: tone, distortion, and output. Crank the distortion and cut through any mix. Turn that output knob to the right and hit your amp's input hard. This pedal's not afraid to bring the rock.
CRUNCH button boosts the harmonic content
MXR lets you take the Custom Badass '78 Distortion's crunch factor up even another notch, with the CRUNCH button. Hit this button and the distortion's harmonic content is increased - and you get even thicker, richer distortion tones. You won't believe how huge your guitar sounds when you plug it into this stompbox!
MXR Custom Badass '78 Distortion Pedal Features at a Glance:
Get over-the-top distortion, with the huge-sounding MXR Custom Badass '78 Distortion pedal!
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Reviewsbased on 16 reviews
by Daniel B. from BKLYN, NYThe '78 Distortion pedal is one if the best distortion pedals made by one of the best pedal makers. It has a very harmonically rich sound that warms up beautifully on the low end of the tone. The high... read more [+] trebly part of the tone spectrum is pleasantly high without losing tonal character or becoming shrill. Turning on the "crunch" button takes away some of tonal transparent qualities of the pedal and replaces it with a bit of a boost (not too much) and adds a lot of tonal color. This pedal sounds great with humbuckers and single-coils alike. For me, the pedal sounds especially well with the tone at 10 o'clock with a maple neck, alder body strat. It brings out a beautiful warm "woody" character. The distortion turned all the way up is very very smooth without "flattening" or squashing the tone. The construction of the pedal is solid. It's a nice looking pedal too. I have owned and played several distortion pedals over the years and this one is one of the best and is a really great value for the money!! close [-]
April 4, 2013
Badass '78 Distortion Pedal
by Monica Soler from Miami, Fl. USAMy boyfriend loves everything retro so this was an ideal gift for him. He loved it!
January 9, 2013
This is crunch
by Alejandro Merkl from Caracas, VenezuelaThis is the best distortion pedal that ever pased through my hands, and lately i have the chance to compare this to a zvex distotron, a digitech hardwire valve distortion and another mxr, the GT-OD an... read more [+]d this one beats them all, (and if you compare the prices is even better) if you want to get classic rock, hard rock distortion or just some boost ... this is it !!!!
October 18, 2012
Music Background: Playing guitar for 6+ years
Thanks to Jorge Fernandez, my sales engineer for the fantantic job that he does, he was always there to answer the questions that i have close [-]
Billy B. "Doc" Brice
by William B. Brice, VMD from Philadelphia, PAI am not real big on distortion and my Mesa amp does the job.
August 18, 2012
Music Background: Drummer, new guitar player.
But wow, this little, and inexpensive pedal blows you away with the
great distortion sounds and ease of adjustment to dial ... read more [+]in exactly want
you want and need. No-brainer, look no further...get one. close [-]
by fromIf you like Blues or southern rock this pedal is sweet.
July 26, 2012
Music Background: hobbyist
Kathy, Wilmington, NC