The secrets of the MXR Blue Box

paperman

TDPRI Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2013
Posts
76
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Italy
I have always been fascinated and intrigued by this pedal.
Seemingly "useless" but owned and acclaimed by dozens of great artists.
What is its real secret? How to set/stack it to make it magical?
 

Boodreaux

Tele-Meister
Joined
Jul 2, 2013
Posts
495
Location
Manchester, TN
Set it in its box and stack it in the drawer with your other unused pedals.

Seriously, Jack White and a few others have made some good music with this pedal but I couldn’t do anything cool with it. I did kind of like some of the stuff I got when I played the neck pickup with the tone on the guitar cut back with a fuzz pedal behind it playing single note runs high on the neck but it didn’t really jive with me enough to incorporate it. I’m interested to hear what others have done with it.
 

scelestus

Tele-Afflicted
Joined
Jun 24, 2018
Posts
1,031
Location
Michigan
I love mine. Definitely not an always on pedal but I like it with the octaver turned down so just as a gated fuzz. I've got a noisy neighborhood so it lets me use single coils.
 




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