Mxr distortion dating vintage
Presently I have three large drawers filled with various effects, seven Wah-Wah pedals, several very interesting articles dealing with the above, and apparently an endless chore!
I’ve come to realize I couldn’t possibly review the multitude of effects gizmos gushing forth from the mid 60s to the onslaught of digital signal processing.
The other thing is, with a little help from my friends, and a lot of looking on my part, this article has gone from covering some dozen effects to covering dozens of effects.
My initial research has led me to fellow players saying, “Hey, if you like the MXR Distortion Plus, try the Pro Co Rat,” etc.
Although it doesn’t sound as good as my Bassman, it’s quite portable to take to jam sessions and when sitting in at a club.
I spent several hours deciding which I found useful and thought others might profit from the information.
This is a totally subjective evaluation, and I’m sure my opinions wouldn’t be of value to a metal player or others of that ilk.
In the middle ranges of the Output and Distortion controls, you'll find soft-clipped distortion tones that sound truly retro-authentic, especially when they're mixed with a splash of reverb.
Pushing Distortion up higher produces classic fuzz tones that are finding their way onto an increasing number of albums.
As for the other 15%, I just want one excellent chorus sound, or one ideal Wah-Wah, not fifty mediocre digitally synthesized ones.