SuperBadassBlogCROPIs there any cooler pedal than the MXR Custom Badass ’78 Distortion? Well, maybe, but it’s a pretty tough one to top. Just listen to that thing. But the team behind that possibly-underappreciated Dude You Totally Have To Try It pedal have just announced their newest offering, the Super Badass Distortion, which allows you to further personalise your distortion sound with separate Bass, Mid and Treble controls and nice broad range of distortion levels. Jim Dunlop has a great blog post where they discuss the pedal with the design team, and you can check that out here. But here’s the press release:


Designed by the award-winning MXR® Custom Badass™ team, the Super Badass Distortion puts decades of 100% analog distortion at your feet.

With a completely new circuit design and specially-tuned EQ section, the Super Badass delivers unparalleled versatility for players who want a more personalized distortion sound. Its highly responsive Distortion control covers a full spectrum, from early ’70s low gain overdrive to modern high gain saturation and every shade of dirt in between. Once you’ve dialed in your desired crunch level, you can use the Bass, Mid, and Treble controls to finely sculpt your sound.

The Super Badass Distortion features true bypass switching and comes ready for the road with the sturdy housing and durable components that MXR is known for.

• 100% Analog
• Unparalleled tonal versatility
• Highly responsive full spectrum distortion
• Bass, Mid, and Treble controls
• True bypass