SarnoMusicSolutions wrote:, BUT for some reason, these new MXR's don't sound right. .
The new MXR is a bit thin and overly crispy. Brad
FWIW , I totally agree with that statement. Ive had mine for about a year now. It's an instant drop out of the mix. Even with a full sounding hollowbody, the guitar volume on 10, the output of the pedal nearly dimed, tone rolled down a bit, it is still extremely thin sounding. Absolutely No balls .... Really noisy too... It reminds me more of a background Bobby distortion from the 80's. It's tough finding workable settings while maintaining consistent rig settings.
It's easy to see the settings on JK's setup with the +. Ive tried playing around with them , and in the end , just really dislike the pedal.
Though lately I've been getting somewhat better results. But I have to add a considerable bass at the preamp, then rolling the dist on the pedal to only about 10% with output at 100%, using it more of a "bump" for a little mojo , but I still have to juice the pre with a volume pedal. Still, its difficult to dial out any of that tinny, crispness. I think at the least the Boss OD-3 is a much more versatile pedal with more usable tone options. It blows the MXR out of the water, IMHO. Haven't tried the WW, but it's got to be better than the MXR DIST+.