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MXR M300 Reverb

MXR M300 Reverb


Posted By on Monday, February 6, 2017 in Delay / Reverb, Dunlop Electronics, MXR | 0 comments

We dig a good reverb pedal, and we figured this new line of MXR pedals would have a pretty good one when they finally released it. In short, we were right. The M300 Reverb features SIX selectable reverb types, along with 3 basic control knobs, to give you more reverberated sounds than you’ll know how to use, but will have a blast figuring out just how to do so. For the control section, Decay, Tone and Mix are all you need to...

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MXR M-118 Vintage Analog Delay

MXR M-118 Vintage Analog Delay


Posted By on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 in Delay / Reverb, MXR | 2 comments

Analog Delay. You love it, we love, almost anyone who listens to any music made in the last 3+ decades loves it (or they damn well should). Today’s featured pedal is one of the most recognizable and oft-used of these warm and modulated gems, due in part to its pronounced bright green solid enclosure. The M-118 Analog Delay from MXR is steeped in delay history, and with all the sounds you could want oozing out of every crack and...

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MXR Distortion +

MXR Distortion +


Posted By on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 in MXR, Overdrive / Distortion | 0 comments

I have found that a lot of old pedals, like from the ’70s old, like ME old, really rock. Hard. Today’s pedal is absolutely no exception, and has been used by some of rock and roll’s most famous guitarists as well. The Distortion + from MXR has a bit of a misleading name, as it is definitely more of an overdrive, but can get into relatively chunky territory with ease. A pretty easy to use pedal, there’s really...

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MXR Blue Box Octave Fuzz

MXR Blue Box Octave Fuzz


Posted By on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 in Dunlop Electronics, Fuzz, MXR, Octave | 0 comments

I knew not what I was getting myself into. I think, at some point, most of us buy some piece of gear because someone we admire uses it. For me, that was the MXR Blue Box. True Page uses it on “Fool In The Rain” but I became interested because Jesse Lacey of Brand New uses it. And on top of that, new it’s fairly cheap, as far as pedals go. The Blue Box also introduced me to some terrific noises. A fuzzy, synthy, sub-octavey box is how...

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MXR Vintage Flanger

MXR Vintage Flanger


Posted By on Sunday, May 24, 2015 in Flangers, MXR | 0 comments

If you dig Van Halen (not Van Hagar), and you play guitar, you’ve probably always wanted to be able to rock out the beginnings of both “Unchained” and “And The Cradle Will Rock…”, haven’t you? Well, there are some imitators out there, that will try to dazzle you with a bunch of nonsense and Tom Foolery, but the only way to TRULY get those jet engine sounds is by using the original: the MXR...

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Let’s face it: a true 60’s Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe is NOT a very viable monetary option for most of us guitarists, as they sell regularly for over $1200. Now, those who can afford them apparently love ’em, and we’ve all heard their sound on numerous classic recordings through the years. Names like Hendrix, Gilmour, Trower and Anastasio immediately spring to mind when mentioning this brilliant effect, and for many of...

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I bought this used at very low price… I didn’t expect much on the pedal. I just wanted a decent backup either for my CM plexitone or my amp dirty channel. This provides bluesy 70’s rock tone more than just “ok.” Considering its price, there is some great tones for players to get out of this box. Nice vintage style hard clipping. One thing I don’t like about the box is how the tone stack is shaped....

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In a world filled with boutique builders and Klon copies and Deluxe Memory Man wannabes, MXR has been churning out quality analog greatness for decades and are still sort of flying under the radar. The MXR M78 Custom Badass ’78 Distortion is another example of MXR greatness. While not completely original, the custom badass series wasn’t intended to be. While drawing from a “classic circuits”, the series offers...

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Look on any pro player’s pedalboard and you will find a little orange one-knob wonder. The Phase 90 is a timeless pedal. The swirly goodness has reached to every genre and to probably every electric instrument ever played (not to mention to studio use on drums and vocals!). Now, in researching this pedal you will find there are two versions: the older “script” model, which offers warmer phase shifting, and the...

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The MC404 Custom Audio Electronics Wah was developed by Bob Bradshaw of Custom Audio Electronics and the Cry Baby design team with the goal of creating a highly versatile wah-wah of top-grade components. It features dual Fasel inductors with two distinct voices (high-end emphasis or low to mid resonance), and a built-in MXR MC401 Boost/LineDriver adds even more flexibility. Choose between inductors and turn the boost on or off with...

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As far as modern (affordable) analog delays are concerned, you’re be hard pressed to find a better pedal than the Carbon Copy Analog Delay from MXR. The 600ms of delay time is ample for most applications, almost twice what a lot of older delays offer, and you can dial in that classic slap back sound with ease. Plus, the optional Modulation button adds more tones and possibilities to your arsenal, and you can even trim the...

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