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MXR Custom Badass Modified Overdrive

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by gwjensen, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. gwjensen

    gwjensen Friend of Leo's

    Stupid name, great sound. A TS clone basically with 100hz knob to dial in bass. Really makes the pedal. Tone control is also excellent. Has a boost button, but don't use it that much. Lots of gain on tap, but works as an-almost clean boost as well.

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  2. RubyRae

    RubyRae Friend of Leo's

    Dec 8, 2009
    I thought it sounded great when I heard one.

  3. guitarslinger92

    guitarslinger92 Tele-Meister

    Jun 8, 2010
    Athens, GA
    I think the name suits this pedal perfectly, it is in fact pretty badass.

  4. NashTel177

    NashTel177 Tele-Meister

    Feb 1, 2012
    Beaumont, TX
    I'm getting mine tomorrow!

  5. vjf1968

    vjf1968 Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 9, 2008

    Yeah! It's Carl. I want a Badass overdrive a Badass 78 Distortion pedal, nachos bell grande, 50 wings extra hot, and jalapeno poppers.

  6. tweedtone

    tweedtone Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 2, 2004
    Tampa Bay, FL
    That's button actually boosts the low mids specifically. I've got one - very nice take of the TS circuit. Pairs well with the Bad Ass '78 Distortion (a Distortion + mod), fancy that.

  7. NashTel177

    NashTel177 Tele-Meister

    Feb 1, 2012
    Beaumont, TX
    I also have a ts-9. Which one should go first in line or does it matter?

  8. telerocker1988

    telerocker1988 Tele-Afflicted

    May 2, 2010
    I like it! It's a great pedal. The '78 is a DS-1 modified though, not a D+ or a RAT (I've heard people say all three). It was reverse engineered to be a Keeley modified BOSS DS-1 with a couple small changes (probably to keep from being sued!). I use both pedals ('78 and Modified) on my board.

  9. fly135

    fly135 Tele-Holic

    Dec 19, 2007
    Head to head I liked the 78 better compared to the Hyde side of the J&H. Tonally they are both similar, but the 78 has a more open sound.

  10. Cableguy

    Cableguy TDPRI Member

    Apr 28, 2009
    Nice open ts style. Really dig it.

  11. JG806

    JG806 Tele-Holic

    Oct 6, 2008
    Amarillo TX
    I didn't care for the OD. It had a harshness to it that I couldn't dial out.

  12. Dr. Pants

    Dr. Pants Banned

    Jun 27, 2011
    I finally had a chance to try one yesterday.
    Dumb name, i mean really dumb. But as much
    as I've grown tired of the TS sound, I really
    liked the BA OD. It seems that Dunlop\MXR
    managed to keep everything cool about the
    TS, and eliminate everything that makes a TS
    get under my skin.

  13. pontmercy

    pontmercy Tele-Holic

    Dec 9, 2009
    Central Arkansas
    I've owned the '78 Distortion for over a year now and loved it. Immediately sold my RAT and older Dist + pedals. Thought I'd give the Modified O.D. a try. LOVE IT! It will now replace my Way Huge Green Rhino (see ebay for this one!!).

    So impressed. YEs, it's a TS type circuit but it's got something I can't seem to put my finger on. It's got loads of touch and this sound that is just better than any TS/green box I've ever owned. It works so great with the '78 Distortion too. they are a perfect pair!

  14. jammers5

    jammers5 Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 21, 2009
    Mount Pearl NL
    Whats wrong with the name? I like MXR pedals, should test drive this one but got the TS sound covered. I have their Carbon Copy delay and Micro Amp boost pedal they are both great pedals!


  15. BadgerDBad

    BadgerDBad Tele-Meister

    Dec 29, 2011
    Peterborough U.K
    thinking about getting one of these to replace my odr-1, would it be a worthy replacement?

  16. darkwaters

    darkwaters Tele-Holic

    Oct 14, 2012
    Sounds wonderful with buckers. Wide range of tones available from Tweed to Blackface. For single coils (Tele & Reverend Jetstream 390) I prefer my Bad Monkey.

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