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MXR M116 Fullbore Metal Distortion Pedal

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  • The super high-gain distortion Three band EQ with sweepable mid frequencies Tight, fast, switchable Noise Gate for syncopated metal.
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MXR M116 Fullbore Metal Distortion Pedal + Jim Dunlop ECB003US A/C Adaptor + Planet Waves Classic Series Instrument Cable with Right Angle Plug, 0.5 feet (3-pack)
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Guitarists, it's time to shred! The MXR Fullbore Metal distortion pedal has all the makings to turn your riffs into searing, bone-crushing assaults! A 3-band EQ lets you shape the Fullbore Metal's sound and the midrange is sweepable, letting you scoop the mids for that classic metal tone. A noise gate — another staple of shredding — is also onboard, completing the trifecta of metalistic attributes that will make any headbanger happy. Let the audience know exactly how metal you are and throw the Fullbore Metal on your pedalboard!


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  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.2 x 2.5 inches ; 12 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B002QKRUJG
  • Item model number: 11116000001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,784 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 26, 2009

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Mont1 on May 14, 2011
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I have been looking for "the sound" that fits me for a long time. I have had many guitars, almost as many amps and a myriad of effects. From pedals to headphone amps to multi effects processors to amps with modeling capabilities, nothing ever grabbed me. Some came closer than others, but never hitting the mark. So when I read an article about the stage rig of a long time hero of mine, and found out he used an old MXR distortion+, I did a little research. A quick you tube search revealed a monster called the Fullbore Metal distortion pedal. It only took a few videos before the seed was planted. After a week of thinking, and stewing, I bit the bullet and ordered it (with the ac adapter). When I first hooked it up, I was pretty happy. Twisting knobs and rattling the windows. Of course, being a guy, I read the booklet a day or two later and discovered the factory recommended settings. What the heck, dialed in the half stack setting (I have a Marshall MGHDFX 100 half stack) and let it rip.....And there it was....THE sound I have been searching for. I tried every guitar I have (2 Jacksons, a Dean From Hell, and an old Flying V) and they all ripped. Active EMG's, semi active Seymour Duncan's and passive pickups all sounded meaner, heavier, razor sharp and roaring. I think my heart skipped a beat when I heard the low end this pedal produces. EXACTLY what I needed. Thank you Jim Dunlop.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sergey K. on October 27, 2012
If you're into metal, and need heavy distortion, this is the pedal for you. Note that I said heavy. This is probably the heaviest distortion pedal I've ever used, comparable to the DigiTech Death Metal, or the Metal Muff from Electro-Harmonics. This has more gain then you'll ever need. There are six knobs on this pedal. Volume, to control the volume of the effect, Frequency, which determines the pitch of the feedback you hear, Gain, which of course controls how much the signal from the guitar breaks up, then Low, Mids, and High EQ controls. All of this allow for an incredibly customizable sound. Also, note that even with the gain turned ALL the way down, its still more gain than a TS-9 or any overdrive pedal turned all the way up. Really, this has one purpose, and only one purpose, and that's to play metal. Seriously, it doesn't even matter what kind of guitar you're using. I've used humbucker pickups and a single coiled guitar, and this pedal can make both sound identical if I used the same settings on the pedal. Hell, it'll make an acoustic sound like a metal machine as well. Seriously, look no further, I won't be buying another distortion ever again.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By vibrato on November 29, 2011
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Wow. I really didn't expect much from this pedal, but it really lives up to it's name in my opinion. The included noise gate is extremely transparent and highly effective on machine gun riffs. I'd like to see MXR add it as a standard feature on their other pedals.

If you get one, do yourself a favor and try the setting recommendations that come with it. I'm a tweaker by nature, but the settings they offer really helped me nail the sound and I don't think I ever would have thought to put the knobs where the suggest on my own. All of the controls interact with each other, so you could chase your tail for days (like I did) and not get close to what's on tap with the stock recommendations. Use them as a starting point and you'll be that much closer to finding your own sound.

I like boutique pedals as much as the next guy and I love to buy from small businesses, but this thing just flat out delivers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By PLX on February 11, 2012
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I found my sound!, to many efects i test, looking for my sound!, i have too the mt-2 metal zone (modified) and nothing talk about it. This Fullbore Rocks!
and this is very special sound and great versality. The manual offer to you some preset and are very nice. The gate works very well and the scoop too. Just... try it! and you will buy as soon as posible. PLX
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By L. Ramey on July 6, 2011
This is the most versatile distortion pedals you can buy. Many people criticize it for being too 'metallic' or 'tinny'. I purchased it because of the tone options you have. You have to sit down with it and dial around until you find your sound. From death/thrash metal to classic rock, you can't go wrong.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Greg on August 21, 2012
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When I read about this effects pedal, I figured it would be a pretty cool box to use. When I plugged it in and tried it, it was awesome. I love this little thing! (it is smaller than I imagined it would be, that's actually a good thing) There are so many ways to adjust the sound, there is a setting for every kind of metal mayhem. I was concerned that it might be over the top distortion, but it really gives you any level of distortion you want and in so many different ways! I love the scoop button too, it adds another dimension as well. This little beauty does the work of several pedals in one. Two big thumbs up!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gordon Tubbs on January 8, 2014
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BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT: The MXR Fullbore Metal is a high-octane distortion suitable for modern metal music. It's 3-band EQ with adjustable Midrange Q gives the MXR FM the ability to model virtually every other distortion out there.

WHAT I LIKE about the pedal is that it's small, easy to operate, and doesn't take much time to dial in the tone you want. I play with a Marshall JCM2000 DSL50 going into a 1960A 4x12 using a Les Paul Standard, and it sounds amazing. I love the onboard Marshall JCM-flavored tube distortion, but it is more in line with the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (obviously), and not entirely suitable for modern American metalcore. The MXR Fullbore Metal gets me to where I need to go. This is nice because I can use my amp to have a good clean and overdrive channel, and then tap the Fullbore when I need to play metal.

WHAT I DISLIKE is that this pedal generates a lot of white noise, so you have to be careful with the Treble and Mid-Q knobs. However I also noticed that the amount of white noise also depended on my amp's EQ settings as well, so know in advance you'll need to spend a good 15-minutes doing a proper setup for recording purposes.

WHAT ABOUT THE EH METAL MUFF? I owned a Metal Muff for years, and this pedal totally blows it away. The big "selling point" about the MM is that it has a Top Boost. Big deal. I wrote a review for the MM on Amazon, but in summary, the Top Boost makes everything sound weird and unmusical. Comparing the Top Boost to the Noise Gate in terms of the big "selling point", the Fullbore's Noise Gate (which has adjustable sensitivity) to me seems like a MUCH better feature when thinking about how tight you want your rhythm guitar or leads to sound.

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