MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion Review (June 2024)


Last updated on June 12, 2024 11:20 am Details


In this review post, we’re going to be discussing the MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion, including an overview of its unique features.

Product Description

The Super Badass Distortion puts decades of 100% analog distortion at your feet. With its highly responsive Distortion control, the Super Badass covers a full spectrum, from early ’70s low gain overdrive to modern “scooped” metal distortion and every shade of dirt in between. Once you’ve dialed in your desired amount of crunch, you can use the Bass, Mid, and Treble controls to finely sculpt your sound. The Super Badass Distortion features true bypass switching and comes ready for the road with the sturdy housing and durable components that MXR is known for.

Product Features

  • Status LED
  • True bypass
  • Sturdy metal housing
  • Controls: output distortion, bass, mid, treble
  • 9V battery or separately sold 9V DC power supply A

Pros & Cons


  • Strong build
  • Affordable
  • Exceptionally trusted
  • Favorable customer reviews
  • Value for money
  • Fantastic audio quality
  • Perfect for studio recording and live performance


  • The majority of accessible tones feature a hint of current distortion color.

MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion Demo

Our Verdict

While the Super Badass lives up to its moniker with violent distortion and forceful overdrive, it’s the strong EQ that elevates this pedal to the level of badass. Many of us have blind-ordered a distortion or overdrive only to discover that it is completely incompatible with our rig or has a limited range of application. The EQ of the Badass, on the other hand, makes the pedal completely at home with single-coils or humbuckers, high-gain amps or good quality amps, metal leads or roots-rock grit.

The MXR’s voice has a modern color to it that may turn off some old-school fans, but if you need a new gain pedal that covers all the bases, it’s worth giving the Super Badass a shot—chances are, you’ll easily find a beneficial and inspiring flavor of growl and have enough room left to explore overdrive and distortion realms you had not really considered. And you’d be hard-pressed to find greater distortion flavors for the money for less than $100.

Where to Buy

The best place to buy this product has to be Amazon, due to their competitive pricing and fantastic customer service.

MXR M75 Super Badass® Distortion

as of May 21, 2024 6:25 am

Pricing History

Price History for MXR M75 Super Badass® Distortion


Current Price $129.99 May 21, 2024
Highest Price $129.99 November 17, 2023
Lowest Price $129.99 November 17, 2023
Since November 17, 2023

Last price changes

$129.99 November 17, 2023

Last updated on May 21, 2024 6:25 am

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Additional information

Item Weight

3.2 ounces

Product Dimensions

4.5 x 6 x 2.75 inches

Domestic Shipping

Item can be shipped within U.S.

International Shipping

This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More

Country of Origin


Item model number


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

June 19, 2013

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