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Custom Badass '78 Distortion: Billy

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Published on May 27, 2011

MXR M78 Custom Badass '78 Distortion

The first in a line from the MXR Custom Badass design team, the MXR Custom Badass '78 Distortion is a factory-modded pedal that roars with huge amp stack tones and old school tube amp-like distortion.

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.

Signal chain: Billy+Les Paul+'78 Distortion+JCM 800

Produced & Directed by Joey Tosi
Perfromed by Billy Rowe
Art Direction by Graham Shaw
Sound Engineering by Max Baloian
Music Direction by Bryan Kehoe
Cinematography by Donavan Sell & Danny Nieder
Billy's guitar by Rock N Roll Relics.net

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