COOL GEAR ALERT: MXR Prime Distortion

MXR_M69Here’s something pretty neat from MXR: a new distortion pedal that’s exclusive to Guitar Center (both instore and online) and Musicians Friend. It’s a vintage-vibed stomper which seems quite flexible and amp-like. Check out the videos at the bottom of this post to get a feel for what this baby can do. By the way, don’t MXR do the coolest videos? I like their style. They seem to capture that whole exciting tunnel-vision vibe you get when you try a new pedal for the first time. And their videos from NAMM this year were killer too.

Here’s the press release for the Prime Distortion, followed by the videos.

May 15th, 2013 – Dunlop Manufacturing, guardian of iconic brands such as Cry Baby® and MXR, in partnership with Guitar Center, announce the new MXR Prime Distortion pedal available exclusively at Guitar Center stores, Guitar Center online and Musicians Friend online. This new pedal will be available for purchase on May 22nd, 2013.

The new MXR Prime Distortion conjures up vintage hard clipping that’s raw, powerful and highly responsive to the guitar player’s attack. With its classic Output, Tone and Distortion control setup, this pedal’s huge, articulate sound is easy to dial in. The Prime Distortion packs a huge punch when you dig in, but it also cleans up when you pull back. This 100% analog distortion uses low noise op amps so you don’t get any extra noise when the gain levels soar.

Features:

Responsive to attack
Output, Tone and Distortion controls
Low noise op amps
100% analog
Street price: $49.99.

This new pedal is featured in the Guitar Center and Musicians Friend June 2013 catalogs.

MXR Prime Distortion