Pre-Owned MXR '78 Distortion Pedal


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MXR Custom Badass '78 Distortion Pedal

Get ready to rock out with the MXR Custom Badass '78 Distortion pedal, a factory-modified powerhouse that delivers thunderous amp stack tones and the rich, tube-like distortion of vintage classics. This pedal takes a beloved distortion circuit and turns it up to eleven, delivering soaring leads and saturated rhythms that'll make your guitar sing with unparalleled intensity.

Effortless Tone Sculpting

Don't let the minimalist design fool you—dialing in your ideal Badass tone is a breeze with just three knobs. The '78 Distortion features a unique CRUNCH button, offering two distinct modes of diode and LED clipping. This ingenious feature enriches the harmonic character of your distortion, giving your sound that extra edge. Whether you're rocking a clean amp, a slightly gritty setup, or a full-throttle overdriven monster, the '78 Distortion's open and amp-like sound will elevate your playing to new heights.

Built to Perform, Built to Last

Under the hood, the '78 Distortion packs top-tier circuitry and hardware, ensuring it can stand up to a lifetime of sonic adventures. Its robust construction and attention to detail make it a reliable companion for any guitarist seeking that classic rock sound with a modern twist. Elevate your sound with the MXR Custom Badass '78 Distortion and experience the raw power and endless possibilities it brings to your music.


  • Input Impedance: 1 MΩ
  • Output Impedance: 6 kΩ
  • Nominal Input Level: -22 dBV
  • Max Output Level:
    • Crunch Off: -5 dBV
    • Crunch On: -2 dBV
  • Noise Floor: -84 dBV
  • Distortion Range: 27 dB at 500 Hz
  • Max System Gain: 43 dB
  • Tone Control:
    • Tilt EQ ± 4 dB at 100 Hz
    • ± 5 dB at 2 kHz
  • Bypass: True Hardwire
  • Current Draw:
    • LEDs Off: 2.5 mA
    • LEDs On: 6 mA
  • Power Supply: 9 volts DC

This pedal works nicely as intended and is in good condition, exhibiting some heavier scratching on the back and light wear to the front and sides as can be seen in photos. 



Type: Effects