The MXR Custom Badass ’78 Distortion is the first of the new line of Custom Badass pedals. The ’78 Distortion is an awesome sounding pedal based off a vintage distortion design, and modified to the hilt to provide awesome tones.
Jam packed with awesome amp-like distortion the ’78 Distortion has two distortion modes, switching between diode distortion, and crunchy LED distortion.
Here’s what MXR have to say:
The MXR Custom Badass ’78 Distortion, a factory modded pedal that roars with huge amp stack tones and old school tube amp distortion, is the first of MXR’s Custom Badass line. We took a classic distortion circuit and hot-rodded it to the next level for over-the-top soaring leads and rich, saturated rhythms. With only three knobs, dialing in Badass tone is a cinch. The CRUNCH button allows you to choose between two different modes of diode and LED clipping, boosting the harmonic content of the distortion. The ’78 Distortion’s wide open amp-like sound sounds great whether it’s in front of a clean amp, a slightly dirty amp, or a full on overdriven amp. Under the hood, this high performance machine features top notch circuitry and hardware meant for a lifetime of use.
This is one awesome sounding pedal, it looks cool too.
Here’s a sweet video to give you a taste of this pedal.