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MXR M-80 good or not ?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Makatak, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Makatak


    Apr 13, 2002
    New Zealand
    Hi , thinking of replacing my Aphex Bass Xciter due to damage , Tech 21`s a a little pricey , any experience with the MXR M-80 , iv seen one cheap , is that comparable to the Aphex? , I want a clean boost , not interested in the distortion side of things .
  2. Vic Winters

    Vic Winters Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2006
    Rochester, NY
    The M80 is a solid pedal. I personally find it to be pretty transparent until you start messing with the color switch and distortion. I've never tried the Aphex, so I don't know how they stack up.
  3. Crystalman85


    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    The mxr m-80 is definitely a good choice for a clean boost pedal. it makes your bass rig sound more advanced. the distortion effect on the mxr-80 in my opinion sounded pretty cool. not everyone likes the distortion channel on the mxr m-80, but If I have one, I definitely would use it for both it's clean channel and it's distortion channel. also I would add a chorus pedal along with the mxr m-80.
  4. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    And if you're in a cover band you made need a bit of gristle one
    day.[from the m80 gristle-blend]
  5. Makatak


    Apr 13, 2002
    New Zealand
    Playing covers has paid for my house :)

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