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MXR EL GRANDE BASS FUZZ - Review & Vid

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by afroman, Aug 31, 2008.


  1. afroman

    afroman

    Aug 31, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Fisrt of all I found this on YouTube don't know if it's been posted before:



    I got my MXR El Grande in a TB trade.

    First impression: Looks awesome, blue LEDs are a +. The pedal has insane amounts of gain. I still haven't tried it in band volume but just keeping the volume just before 9 o'clock provides ample volume. I tweaked the Trimpot on the insaide to compare the bass frequency and adjust the boost amount. I prefered it set at 113HZ and I lowered the gain on the boost. It was just too much bass boost and it got kind of muddy. With it at about 3/4s the bass boost is more usable IMO.

    I like the sounds you can from it a lot. From deep almost synthy to guitar-like buzzed tones. The TONE knob is what makes this pedal for me.

    I'll give more impressions when I give it a full blast with the band
     
  2. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Huh, that's actually a pretty good fuzz. I may have to try this thing out come Tuesday.
     
  3. 250GBsOfAwesome

    250GBsOfAwesome

    Jul 11, 2008
    I used one of these for awhile, I really didn't like it. I very much prefer the Bass Big Muff.
     
  4. afroman

    afroman

    Aug 31, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I'm gonna give it a good try and a chance and see how it fits and sounds in the mix and at good volume. The tone seems really good, what I really want to test is the cutting ability or muddyness of it.
     
  5. I really like it. Make sure to remember the ajustability of the trim pot for the deep switch. That makes a large difference.
     
  6. afroman

    afroman

    Aug 31, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Yes as I mentioned, I put it at about 3/4s and it made the boost just a little and to me better than the full 15db which sounded real muddy and ost a lot of definition.

    Let's see what happens...
     
  7. Me too, but to be fair it's pretty different from the BBM and I can imagine some people preferring it.
     
  8. Discount Saint

    Discount Saint Bassist for the music in my head Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    Victoria, BC, Canada
    When I tried it out in the store I thought it sounded a lot like the Blowtorch, which I already own, and therefore wasn't really all the useful for me. I'm waiting on a Bass Big Muff right now.. and possibly one of the new XO BMS in the near future as well..
     

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