• MXR Bass Distortion

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    The MXR Bass Distortion dishes out big gnarly tones with all the low end your bottom-dwelling heart desires. Working closely with indie pedal phenom, bass dirt guru, and Fuzzrocious Pedals (http://fuzzrociouspedals.com) founder Ryan Ratajski, we took a famously nasty sounding distortion circuit and re-tooled it for the modern working bass player.

    Back in the day, if you wanted to use a distortion pedal and keep your low end intact, you had to split your clean and dirty signals between two amps. With the MXR Bass Distortion, there’s no such need—this pedal puts control over the clean/dirty mix right at your feet with separate Dry and Wet level controls. The Tone control, which only affects the distortion signal, is a simple high cut filter for dialing back the top end, and the Distortion control sets the distortion signal’s intensity.

    Finally, the MXR Bass Distortion’s raunchy sound comes in two flavors, selectable via the LED/SIL switch. The default SIL setting uses silicon clipping diodes for an aggressive, biting sound and a bit of compression, while the LED setting uses LED diodes for a more wide open sound and a nice gain bump.

    Late 70'sFender P Bass + MXR Bass Distortion + Late '70s Ampeg SVT w/ 6-10 Ampeg Classic Series Cabinet
    Musical Performance by Jeff Matz

    Recorded Using UA Apollo 16 and UA 4-710D Mic Preamplifier

    Executive Producer: Jimmy Dunlop
    Director: Joey Tosi
    Art Director: Graham Shaw
    Editor/Sound: Max Baloian
    Director of Photography: Donavan Sell
    Gaffer/Grip/Camera Op: Andrew Haney
    Asst. Camera: Nick Schweitzer

    Jeff Matz
    Space Burger, Oakland Ca
    Broken Guitars, Oakland CA
    Axell Baechle
    Erika Osterhout
    Brian Silveira
    Drew Arroyo
    Universal Audio
    Royer Labs, http://www.royerlabs.com/
    Telefunken Microphones,
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