Today I wanted to talk about the MXR Custom Badass Modified Overdrive. It’s not just another OD, but the folks at Dunlop/MXR added some nice features in there. Basically a *bump* switch and a 100hz cut/boost control which allows for some great tone shaping. The Bump switch adds a low and mid frequency output boost, while the 100hz filter really dials in the low end.
Here is the official description of the MXR Custom Badass Modified Overdrive:
Next up in the MXR Custom Badass line is the Modified Overdrive-a classic overdrive circuit with modern modifications for improved performance and versatility. For added flexibility, we’ve added a 100Hz cut and boost control that allows for a more focused EQ when cut, or a beefier tone when boosted. The Bump switch engages an alternate EQ voicing that boosts the lows and mids. Put it in front of the ’78 Custom Badass Distortion for a slew of amp-like gain structures that won’t mask your tone.
* Classic overdrive circuit modded for improved performance and versatility.
* 100HZ cut and boost control allows tonal fine-tuning.
* BUMP switch engages alternate voicing for a low and mid-range boost.
I also found a nice *bundle* deal on this pedal. You can pick up the MXR Custom Badass Modified Overdrive with 4 free cables (2 FREE Strukture 6″ Patch Cables and 2 FREE Strukture 18.6′ Instrument Cables). The MXR Custom Badass Modified Overdrive bundle is available for only $99 at Amazon.com
Here are two great videos by jimdunlopusa: