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Item Reviews for: Dunlop MXR M116 Fullbore Metal Distortion Pedal  -  DUN M116 LIST

love it !
By: Terry from Albany OR.      Submitted: 2/12/2014

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General Your general opinion of this product. Brutal pedal. Lots of control. Would buy again if lost or stolen...already did :-) on my 2nd pedal. Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Yes well made. Very dependable. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Heavy-brutal-metal. It can be tamed down or with the gate option and mid scoop sounds very tight and heavy. Action How was the action out of the box? You can open the back and fine tune the gate option but, sounds good right out of the box.. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Nice Reliability How has it stood up over time? mXR make good pedals. Stand tall over time.
Alright
By: Ralph from Colorado      Submitted: 1/18/2014

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General Your general opinion of this product. I researched several distortion pedals and settled on this one. I use it for effect as another distortion sound apart from my amp tube distortion. I found it hard to carve out a decent sounding distortion but I,m still experimenting with it. Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? yes Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? it really focuses on the mids but is hard to get a non scooped sound. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? scooped Finish How did the stain or paint job look? good brushed stainless look.
Dimebag Darrell tone in a box!!!!
By: Jason from Palmyra, PA, USA      Submitted: 9/17/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Built like a rock Reliability How has it stood up over time? I haven't had it but 2 weeks, but it's built really well I don't see having any problems with it as I never did with any of my MXR pedals. General Your general opinion of this product. You can get so many different sounds out of this pedal. All the controls are very responsive and dynamic. I don't need the noise gate because I have active EMG pickups. I did try out the gate though however to cut off as soon as I palm mute. It works great. You can get very harsh sounds out of this box on solid state amps. I use it on a Bugera V5 tube amp so it's not as harsh. The mid scoop works fine, but I don't really use it. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Lots of tone in this pedal. It's easy to dial in a good sound. It works good on dark or bright amps. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Buzz saw treble. You can get Pantera 'walk' right out of the box with little effort tweaking it. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? the finish is the only thing they cut corners on. There's no paint!
decent metal pedal
By: d.norris from iowa, gtarmn75@gmail.com      Submitted: 6/25/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Dido Reliability How has it stood up over time? My 1st one came broke and I had to mail it back. I went with a less known company and tried to save money. All manufacturers have mistakes assembling products. I've put wrong PCB boards in products myself. It happens when you hire new employees till they get the hang of things. General Your general opinion of this product. Decent pedal for the price Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Quality built like all mxr products. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Like I said distortion is tight and very sizzley dimebagish or fearfactory sounding . I think with a half stack you don't even need the scoop button. On my halfstack it sounds better without the scoop button in. I have a plexi and it has great headroom and takes pedals well. So I know my pedals. For the price its worth trying. The metal muff rules though. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Looks cool polished steel and small. Would fit on a pedal board well. Or in your case for practices or gigs. Action How was the action out of the box? Very useable and sounds decent. Just not for my rig. You may like it though. I use a metal muff and my other guitarist bought my mt-2 and likes it better than the fullbore. I gave him the choice of the two.
Metal Zone has met it's match!
By: goodnoize42 from Santa Fe, NM      Submitted: 6/16/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? MXR quality all the way through. I own MXRs from the 80's up until now. you can pass them to your kids and they can pass them to their kids and they'll still work. Reliability How has it stood up over time? It's made by MXR, and they make their pedals like little steel bricks. My 80's MXR phase shifter hit me right smack on the top of my head, when it fell off my Marshall full stack back in 1984, and when it hit the stage floor and didn't even have a scratch, but my head had a bump. The dials on the FullBore are tight and the footswitch is stiff and rugged. Pure MXR quality! I have 12 MXR pedals, and I should know. General Your general opinion of this product. Boss Metal Zone and Boss Metal Core are the two right now that actually do the job well. Then this baby comes out; BEWARE! This deadly little silver nuclear powered box is full of six dials to adjust your sound, and also has two push buttons to make it even better. You get parametric eq, not traditional bass and treble dials; and it's 9volt battery powered (or ac adaptor) and it has a neat bright blue led and is built like a little steel brick. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Like I said, just work with the dials a while and you will get your tone. And don't be afriad of it's strong treble, cause those are the chainsaws it has inside of it. Remember, sometines treble can make your leads stand out when the drummer is bashing away, and the bass player is cracking the plaster in the room with his 70's Ampeg tube head. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Like I said, it sounds different through different amps, but you will find your magic metal tone whether your your playing it through a 100 hundred dollar Fender Frontman combo amp or a 2000 dollar Mesa Boogie head. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? It comes in unpainted, unbrushed steel finish. It looks like MXR made the casing out of a valve cover from a 70's Chevy engine. This little unpainted pedal looks fantastic, hence it's name FullBore Metal! Action How was the action out of the box? When you first put the battery in and plug your guitar into it, depending on what kind of an amp your using, you have to adjust it for a while until you find the sound that's right for you. I have found though that it likes dark sounding amps such as the Peavey JSX head or the Peavey 6505 head the best. Because I have those amps and I've tried it. However it won't sound too good through a Marshall JCM series amp because they're too midrangy. It doesn't really like my JCM 2000 head that much. And if you play it through a 12 inch combo like I said BE CAREFUL WITH THE BASS CONTROL!
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