MXR Custom Badass Modified Overdrive - Quick Review

I got this pedal to replace my yellow MXR Distortion+ on my board which, to be honest I found a bit fizzy and thin for my own taste and style. The newly released MXR Badass Overdrive comes in a sturdy brushed metal case and is just the ticket to perform a clean boost, mild overdrive or to take your already overdrive amp to eleven.

I tried it with a Gibson Les Paul and a Marshall DSL valve amplifier and it provides thick creamy overdrive which can be dialled back if required by rolling down the volume on your guitar.

Engage the bump switch and low and mid frequencies are boosted for another type of thicker tone as well.

As with most high end pedals the Badass is true bypass and quiet in operation.

Definitely a pedal to keep on your board.

By Ernest H Slade


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Recorded to DAW with Fender Blues Junior and Strat