MXR M80 Bass DI Plus Direct Box Preamp Pedal with Distortion

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Product Description

The MXR M80 direct box preamp pedal finally provides all the essentials in one tough little box. You need a serious D.I. for playing live and laying down killer tracks. You've got to have a preamp and finely tuned EQ to add punch to your tones. And you definitely can't do without some rich, custom distortion.

MXR M80 Direct Box Preamp Distortion Pedal Features

  • An incredibly flexible Bass D.I.+ Clean and Distortion effects.
  • Run direct to the PA or straight to the mixing board for pure tone.
  • A smart noise gate and optimized EQ help you find the sweet spot in the mix!
This one-of-a-kind pedal gives you the whole deal in a bomb-proof enclosure that will survive even the most out of control gigs-and players. Built with the highest quality components, the M-80 can give you everything from warmth and transparency to a volcanic roar, without making you scroll through menu screens or an indecipherable manual. Engage the color switch for some sweet preset EQ, then tweak your tone with three band control. Dial in your ideal distortion with the gain knob and blend just the right amount into your clean signal, then kick it on and off at will. The adjustable noise gate pours on the sustain and cuts out hum and hiss. With XLR and parallel 1/4 inch outputs and a phantom power switch, you'll never have a problem delivering your choice new tones.

Controls:
Effect Footswitch toggles Effects on/Bypass (red LED Indicates on) Distortion Footswitch toggles Distortion channel in/out (Distortion LED indicates Distortion level active) Bass/Mid/Treb EQ knobs allow Clean and Distortion tone fine-tuning Color switch activates a pre-set EQ optimized for bass Clean Volume knob adjusts output level of Clean channel (Effect footswitch on and Distortion footswitch off)

The following knobs are only active when Distortion channel is selected:
Distortion Volume knob adjusts overall output level Blend knob controls the mix between distorted/clean signal Gate Trigger knob sets the noise floor threshold, or sensitivity, of the Noise Gate Gate switch selects Noise Gate In/Out Gain knob sets distortion level Phantom/Ground switch selects between Direct Output Ground Lift (switch up) and Phantom Power (switch depressed)

Product Specifications
MXR M80 DI Preamp Pedal Specifications
  • Dimensions: 5 x 3 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches
  • Power: Single 9-volt battery or Dunlop ECB-003 AC Adapter


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Michael C., bassist
Overall Rating
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Very Useful and Musical Tool!
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What is your overall opinion of this product?
The ability to toggle the distortion off without defeating the clean channel, plus the overall tonal quality, made it easy for me to chose this over the Sansamp DIs. The ability to use the distortion channel for just a touch of grind, as I do and blend it with the clean, makes for one useful tool! It can certainly provide a lot of distortion, if that's your thing! As a DI, it really helps the bass sit well in the mix. I use mine in my effects chain in front of my GK MB-800 with analog compressor/chorus and as a DI. My only gripe is that the "color" switch seems to overly cut the mids and boost the sub lows a bit much. A little EQ goes a really long way on bass, so I'd take care with that. The one I received has the newer, hard black plastic knobs rather than the rubber ones. The switches, jacks and knobs seem solid and the graphics are clear. Overall, it seems well made and I do think it's a great product!
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