MXR Dime Distortion

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In addition to the wah pedals, which were conceived precisely according to ideas of Pantera's Dimebag Darrel, there is now a distortion pedal too.

Sharp distortion with high tone definition - no eye will remain dry. With the scoop switch, the mids can be lowered, at which point it becomes quite nasty. Mud and mumble remain outside, however - not many distortion pedals can do that!

  • For electric guitar
  • This distortion pedal was designed according to the desires of Pantera's Dimebag Darrel
  • Razor-sharp, aggressive distortion with high tone definition
  • Foot switch for bypass with status LED
  • Scoop switch (mid reduction)
  • Controls for gain and output
  • 3-Band EQ
  • 18 V power adapter included

Note: Register your purchase at Warwick for an extended warranty of 4 years.

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  • Blues
  • Metal
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Overdrive No
Distortion Yes
Fuzz No
Metal No
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Not bad pedal.

17.06.2016
It is a good pedal. With the scoop mid switch it can get on Dime sound direction but not very close, but can still satisfy the fans, I would also recommend to use a sustain pedal with it, or an overdrive (I use MXR ZW44). Otherwise the guitar will sound a bit "dead".

This pedal works for me mostly because I am Pantera fan, as for someone who is just searching for good and basic distortion pedal I would advise to look further, as this one is not very versatile and targets the specific audience, plus it requires some additional sustain pedal to make it sound good.

The build quality is good, no downsides. The only disappointing thing is that the knobs are not glowing in dark, which can be a problem for some people. Other than that it a heavy, compact metal box.
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Very own sound

Marc L., 28.10.2009
5 control: volume, bass, mid, treble, distortion.

Workmanship is very solid, the foot switch is very light and silent.

Distortion: reminds us of the sound actually a little Pantera, but somehow it is missing bite. Full distorted distortion controls, however, provides far too little distortion, since Dimebag might have had to connect two of the things. ;) For comparison: Metal Muff and MT-2 reach already with half-twisted controller more. For this the Dime Distortion produces very little basic noise.

Additional "Scoop" switch: The "Dime-Button". Reduces the center frequency and compensates for loss of volume. Is supposed to make the whole thing even more after Dimebag sound. The resulting sound change, however, did not appeal to me at all.

The sound (even without scoop) is quite special. Very clearly defined, no mud, just as the advertising promises, but also with the EQ for my taste not versatile enough. Maybe its applications, but I was looking for something else.

On Youtube there is also a demonstration video from the manufacturer MXR / Dunlop.
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