NEW - MXR Script Distortion+ reissue

NEW - MXR Script Distortion+ reissue

Postby SarnoMusicSolutions » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:26 am

... and it's just like any other day that's ever been...
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Re: NEW - MXR Script Distortion+ reissue

Postby TI4-1009 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:31 am

Battery only? They don't mention true bypass- can you tell from the photo?
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Re: NEW - MXR Script Distortion+ reissue

Postby seniorpesca » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:12 pm

yeah...no 9v is really odd
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Re: NEW - MXR Script Distortion+ reissue

Postby hippieguy1954 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:03 pm

Brad, just in case you aren't familiar with the Whirlwind Yellow Box, after a bunch of research, I found it to be identical to the original.

True bypass too as the mxr above is not. Easy to change as you know, but hey!

I'd really like to know which one of these two others (with experience with both) think is better/closer. I have had both and kept the Whirlwind....sounds to me like the originals.

http://whirlwindusa.com/catalog/black-b ... distortion
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Re: NEW - MXR Script Distortion+ reissue

Postby tigger » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:59 pm

Whirlwind: LED, 9V jack, made in the USA by former MXR guys
MXR: painted the correct color in a Chinese factory

I have an original but would certainly go with the Whirlwind based on the above.
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Re: NEW - MXR Script Distortion+ reissue

Postby seniorpesca » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:12 pm

ooo you now have me interested in this whirlwind. i want to try/hear one in action! :D
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Re: NEW - MXR Script Distortion+ reissue

Postby TI4-1009 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:19 pm

tigger wrote:MXR: painted the correct color in a Chinese factory


Ahhhh- good point. The circuit board doesn't say "hand built by AMERICAN guitar players" :-)
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Re: NEW - MXR Script Distortion+ reissue

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Re: NEW - MXR Script Distortion+ reissue

Postby tigerstrat » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:16 pm



I've heard good things about the "II"s... but I only ever seem to run across the "III"s.
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Re: NEW - MXR Script Distortion+ reissue

Postby Tony6Strings » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:16 am

Noticed those. Makes me curious, but I already have a Dist+, and really it doesn't get used much, the OCD kicked it off my board. While we're on the topic of script vs reissues, can anyone tell me how close a BYOC+ is to script specs? I know it's got the right opamp and diodes, but it seems like it has a few extra parts that weren't included in the original.
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Re: NEW - MXR Script Distortion+ reissue

Postby drewfx » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:54 am

tigerstrat wrote:


I've heard good things about the "II"s... but I only ever seem to run across the "III"s.


I always think of the Distortion II as a whole different thing - the resonance control adds sort of a big low end rumble. I'm really not sure how close it can get to the + sound. Something to try...
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