MXR Distortion Plus (1977)

Rocking since the ’70s. 

The MXR Distortion Plus (Distortion +) has been around since the 70’s and is known to be the signature sound of Randy Rhoads.

The word distortion makes guitar players think immediately about that heavy distorted sound, however the Distortion Plus is more on the tame end of the spectrum. Setting the distortion knob to minimum and the output to maximum, the Distortion Plus will drive your amp nicely.

When the distortion is set to maximum the distortion-fuzz sound it’s famous for comes to life.

The MXR Distortion Plus pedal is germanium powered and feels very ‘vintage’, powered by a power supply or a 9 volt battery, it’s so simple and works a treat!

MXR Distortion Plus (1977) technical specifications

Manufacturer MXR
Made In USA
Year 1977
FX Distortion
Type Pedal
Jacks mounted on Sides
Bypass Buffered Bypass
Battery? Yes
Voltage 9
Circuit Analog
Tube equipped? No
Weight (in kg) 0.4
Famous Users John Mayer, Kurt Cobain, Slash, Tom Morello, Thom Yorke
Width (in cm) 6
Height (in cm) 3.2
Depth (in cm) 11.1
GTIN 14 00710137006553

MXR Distortion Plus (1977) reviews & comparison videos

Distortion Plus (1977) reviews & comparison

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