Who's digging their MXR Distortion+ ?!

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Re: Who's digging their MXR Distortion+ ?!

Post by Johno » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:49 pm

Mike S wrote:
bacongrease wrote:
MT wrote:The Distortion+ is a superb pedal. So too is the DOD 250. Two of the best bang-for-buck drive pedals out there.
I'm still looking for a distortion. I really liked the MXR bass distortion m85 probably get that again (superb for guitar) but must compare the D+ or Badass side by side which means I have to go to a big store and do it--rushed, noisy, & annoying as hell.

For someone who dislikes the DOD 250 & the tubescreamer maybe the D+ ain't for me?
Do the DOD 250 or Tubescreamer use germanium diodes? I feel like that's really what's unique about the D+ sound.
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Re: Who's digging their MXR Distortion+ ?!

Post by higgsblossom » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:32 am

@elektrovac: I love my RSH-02 but the more I play it, the more I find myself using only the Distortion+ part. It sounds fantastic and I always have the opportunity to go crazy with the Blue!
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Re: Who's digging their MXR Distortion+ ?!

Post by elektrovac » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:11 pm

higgsblossom wrote:@elektrovac: I love my RSH-02 but the more I play it, the more I find myself using only the Distortion+ part. It sounds fantastic and I always have the opportunity to go crazy with the Blue!
Thanks a lot, higgsblossom :)

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Re: Who's digging their MXR Distortion+ ?!

Post by BoringPostcards » Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:27 am

Here's a rather ridiculous demo I made of the Dist + 8 years ago.

Dist + Demo
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Re: Who's digging their MXR Distortion+ ?!

Post by Mike S » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:05 pm

I've found the setting that gets closest to emulating the Distortion+ with an entirely different pedal. I used an EHX Germanium 4 Big Muff Pi: Overdrive channel only: Volume-Max, Gain-Min, Tone-Max, Bias-Min.

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Re: Who's digging their MXR Distortion+ ?!

Post by Pacafeliz » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:00 pm

Found myself yet another one of these for cheap, a '79 model with no external power jack, smooth box and block logo. Sounds quite a bit less trebly than the '82. :-*

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Post by MechaBulletBill » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:30 pm

i just put mine back on my board today! got sick of mild ODs, want that fuzzy drive. i really miss my ss/bs fuck od, too. that was like the d+ gone super saiyan.

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Re: Who's digging their MXR Distortion+ ?!

Post by OV7 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:17 am

I've got the MXR CSP104 and it sounds fantastic. I usually crank both knobs all the way up and use it alone or with a chorus when I'm in that Husker Du playing mood.
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Post by cestlamort » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:16 am

I’ve been using an old one (block letters, no led) on and off for a couple of years now. I really like it with the distortion set low and volume a little over unity gain.

I was (and am) too cheap to buy a powerplate, so I made a couple cardboard shims to allow the 9v adapter to fit, all taped up with blue painters tape. Classy.

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Post by parry » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:17 am

Mine is on my bench. I built a modded one (different clipper combination) that I'm going to tear the pots out of - I'm going to rebuild it so it's got no knobs and is permanently set to: Vol = MAX, Gain = 0.

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Post by nanamour » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:29 am

parry wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:17 am
Knobs, schmobs!
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Distortion - ?

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Post by parry » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:40 am

nanamour wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:29 am
parry wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:17 am
Knobs, schmobs!
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Distortion - ?
:D it's currently named PLUS//MINUS, so that could also work!

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Re: Who's digging their MXR Distortion+ ?!

Post by somanytoys » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:51 am

MechaBulletBill wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:30 pm
i just put mine back on my board today! got sick of mild ODs, want that fuzzy drive. i really miss my ss/bs fuck od, too. that was like the d+ gone super saiyan.


Never played on a D+, that I remember.

Just the other day, I played a friend’s BS/SS Mini with my bass, through my Traynor TS 25B. At low volume, but it really sounded great on quite a few settings. Compared the sound against the other pedals I’ve been using, an S&S Bluebeard and another big box, crazy fuzz (can’t remember the name)[Edit - Dark Grime Deluxe]. It was a really nice, different tone - a little more than the cool Traynor sound, still full, to the pretty full tilt sounds of the other 2 pedals’ sounds.

I’m gong to have to get one of those Minis one day, that or a Fuck, tho they’re supposed to be a bit different. I’ll have to read up to see which one.
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Re: Who's digging their MXR Distortion+ ?!

Post by MechaBulletBill » Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:31 pm

parry wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:17 am
Mine is on my bench. I built a modded one (different clipper combination) that I'm going to tear the pots out of - I'm going to rebuild it so it's got no knobs and is permanently set to: Vol = MAX, Gain = 0.
that's kind of what the micro amp boost is, right? d+ without the clipping

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Re: Who's digging their MXR Distortion+ ?!

Post by parry » Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:56 pm

MechaBulletBill wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:31 pm
parry wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:17 am
Mine is on my bench. I built a modded one (different clipper combination) that I'm going to tear the pots out of - I'm going to rebuild it so it's got no knobs and is permanently set to: Vol = MAX, Gain = 0.
that's kind of what the micro amp boost is, right? d+ without the clipping
Is it? Does it add harmonics, liveliness and a bit of hair on all of the swells? Because the D+ still does at that setting.
If so, huh.... ya learn something new every day!
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