MXR Now Shipping the M85 Bass Distortion Pedal

MXR M85 Bass Distortion pedalAfter announcing the pedal at the NAMM Show this year, Dunlop is now shipping the MXR M85 Bass Distortion. The pedal was designed with Fuzzrocious Pedals founder Ryan Ratajski and is described as revamp on a “famously nasty sounding distortion circuit” that’s been retooled for the modern player.

The M85 has separate Dry and Wet level controls to retain low end and direct signal while adding dirt to your sound. Its Tone knob controls a high cut filter that only affects the distortion signal, while the Distortion knob sets the effect’s intensity.

The pedal has two types of distortion that can be toggled via the LED/SIL switch. “The default SIL setting uses silicon clipping diodes for an aggressive, biting sound and a bit of compression, while the LED setting uses LED diodes for a more wide open sound and a nice gain bump,” the company writes.

The MXR M85 Bass Distortion pedal is available now with a street price of $139.99.

MXR M85 Bass Distortion Pedal Details:

Designed with Fuzzrocious Pedals founder Ryan Ratajski
Based on a classic distortion circuit
Separate Dry and Wet level controls
Silicon and LED clipping diodes

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  1. That was excellent ,sounds great, like a bass pedal should sound.
    I bought a DOD FX72 Bass Flanger in 1985 with a Delay , Speed, Width and Regen knobs , it makes tubular, tremolo , slow or thick flange sound and computer weird sound, its a blast to mess with.
    I hope you guys sell lots of Bass Pedals.

  2. Mmm. Not convinced that is going to work in a band mix under overdriven guitars. I’ll stick with my Darkglass Duality Fuzz for that sort of sound.