MXR M80 or SansAmp

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Goose55, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. Hi everybody,

    I noticed that very many of you love the SansAmp, but I almost don't hear you people about the MXR M80. I myself have the M80 but I never had the chanse to try the SansAmp. I realy like the M80, but I want to know about the sound diverince between the 2. Anybody?

    Greets Lex.
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    For a DI, I liked them the same. Both nice and quiet. I preferred the dirty tones from the MXR M-80 but the overdrive on the Sansamp. In the long run, I guess it came down to whether you prefer harsh distortion or light grit.
  3. SmittyG


    Dec 24, 2003
    Texarkana, Texas
    I have the M-80. I researched and tried both out first. I flip-flopped on the decision like I did on no other gear I own. In the end, the M-80 took it because of two things I found: 1) I found a greater variety of tone shaping; and 2) I liked its grind better. Of course, the SansAmp outsells the M-80 by about a 1000 to 1 and those folks seem to be pretty smart so I don't think I would have gone wrong with that unit. I just liked the M-80 a touch more.
  4. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
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