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MXR Super Badass Dynamic O.D.

MXR Super Badass Dynamic O.D.  ·  Source: MXR

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The MXR Super Badass Dynamic OD uses MOSFET clipping to achieve the drive tones and has a similar circuit to the Fulltone OCD pedal. If you are looking for a versatile compact overdrive, could this overdrive be the one to check out?

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MXR Super Badass Dynamic OD

MXR’s Super Badass Dynamic OD uses a tried and tested method for creating overdrive tones, via the MOSFET-based circuit.  This new drive pedal is the latest in an ever-expanding range from MXR that includes the Super Badass Distortion *, Super Badass Variac Fuzz, ‘78 Distortion *, Custom Badass ’78 Distortion * and the Custom Badass Modified O.D *.

MOSFET drive tones

MOSFET and the Fulltone OCD

MOSFET-based overdrive offers some great drive tones. For example, the popular Fulltone OCD uses a similar design, as do many other famous drive pedals. This means that MXR now has a pedal in their ‘Badass’ range that fills that MOSFET gap. They have made MOSFET-based drive pedals before, so it isn’t exactly new ground for them.

Fulltone OCD v2

Fulltone OCD

It also is pretty good timing on their part, as Fulltone has announced he is winding down his pedal building business. This news has affected the used price of the Fulltone OCD pedal and made prices suddenly jump up.

Could this new MXR Super Badass Dynamic OD be an affordable solution for guitar players searching for that MOSFET drive tone?

Maybe. MXR describes this latest pedal design as  “generates a smooth purr that can be pulled back for a nice, clean boost or cranked into full gear for vintage high-gain grind”

Which is a lot of marketing speak and doesn’t really tell us much about the actual circuit itself.

MXR Super Badass Dynamic O.D.

Super Badass MOSFET drive tones?

Drive Controls

The pedal is pretty simple and revolves around Output, Tone and Gain knobs, plus a Boost/Cut toggle switch. This toggle switch adds some extra output level and extra midrange. Apart from that, it has a true bypass footswitch and a DC input for your power supply.

Check out the videos below to hear it in action and expect the latest in the Super Badass line of pedals at MXR dealers soon.

MSRP – USD 129

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Image Sources:
  • MOSFET drive tones: MXR
  • Fulltone OCD v2: Fulltone/Thomann
  • Super Badass MOSFET drive tones?: MXR
MXR Super Badass Dynamic O.D.

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2 responses to “MXR Super Badass Dynamic OD: Could this replace your Fulltone OCD?”

    Scott spaeth says:
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    why would I replace a full-time? seems like an odd question

      joao says:
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      I bought a $40 OCD clone and sold mine for double what I paid, a very sound business decision in my eyes. mike fuller’s a narcissist and can go pound sand

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