MXR M182 El Grande Bass Fuzz
MXR M182 El Grande Bass Fuzz

M182 El Grande Bass Fuzz, Bass Distortion/Overdrive from MXR.

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Average Score:4.1( 4.1/5 based on 6 reviews )
 2 reviews33 %
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Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Not bad"

MXR M182 El Grande Bass Fuzz
Very robust case.
Volume control, tone, fuzz and a boost switch gravesappelé of "Deep".
The latter has a selectable frequency between 85 and 110Hz, thanks to a small switch inside the box.


conventional pedal.


This is generally a good Fuzz with character and especially a broad sound palette.
When you do not push the Fuzz, the sound is very warm.

I do not push against by the latter setting, where I find the sound too synthetic and compressed removing a lot of definition.


I'm quite a fan of this Fuzz brings me what I was looking for sounds slightly filthy stoner.
Its a very warm and good sound palette with Tone and Boost.
Captain Danny05/15/2012

Captain Danny's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Yuck it right!"

MXR M182 El Grande Bass Fuzz
Analog fuzz pedal for bass.

In and Out jack, input power supply.

Well finished with two blue LEDs, the brushed metal and silkscreen.

True Bypass pedal.


General configuration child with a volume control, adjustable fuzz, and a general tone.
It also has a bass boost activated in mod with a front push and adjustable via a switch and a trimpot inside the pedal (from - to + 15db 87Hz or 113Hz on).

The manual is only there to give the product specifications for the rest, we find her without her PhD ...

We would still have preferred an external adjustment of the mod to change more easily, but hey, the mod by opening the adjustable pedal is a bit of dada in the MXR ...


Fuzz ultra filthy, organic and vintage sounding for my taste too sharp, even with extreme settings on the bass I think the fuzz sounds a little too loud and sharp. Of couse the most exploitable knob is very effective from 0 to third and bottom, but the first third to the extreme was not a significant change of the Fuzz.
The volume knob is monstrous, it is the same as the sound bypass around 8am! Imagine the boost that is available with any of the race remaining knob ...
The tone is quite effective and the bass bost mod brings a lot to her.

But hey, I do not like the sound of this fuzz, too loud, aggressive as possible, imprecise (the definition is lost in his game). With a knob to blend in more (as in Bass Fuzz Deluxe released recently, as what it was a requested feature) I could have put up with these features I think.
In short, this is relative here, we like it or not, I like it. But I can not deny that it's very good sound quality.


I used 6 months, I could not bring myself to keep it or not, I did not love him more than that but at the same time this pedal a little je ne sais quoi that you cling to each and pushes you to play, looking for the right setting for hours. To stop the torture I sold it, and someone who loves the strong personality of the little beast I hope.
In fuzz I've tried anything else, overdrive / distortion on the other hand I knocked.

I think I do not like because in reality this is not the pedal that I dislike but the effect itself, the fuzz on bass. Already on that guitar I think it's filthy and means, while on a low I fart a lead when I lost the clarity and precision in my game and then OverDrive know distos remain accurate.

It's a bit expensive, I think. But hey, it's MXR.

I do not think I would venture over to the side of fuzzs low, except in stores where I would have a crush on me or my needs and opinions should change.

3Dos's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A wild Fuzz!"

MXR M182 El Grande Bass Fuzz
Features already stated before. Simple enough, it's a very well made pedal, very solid, very compact size and connectivity standard for this type of pedal (input and output jack and plug for 9v industry)


Setup is fairly easy although it will take some practice to master the beast! the manual is clear though useless so the settings are natural and standard.


The sound is terrible and sounds very natural. The Fuzz is really wild so you have to tame it before  you can have fun with it. Otherwise it quickly becomes anything you want. It's super easy to get  low feedback  with the Fuzz engaged. Personally, I play with the Fuzz knob bottom or zero, but between the two, it looks like the pedal really hard (with a Stingray has a large volume as most active basses) When I play with my Ibanez which is passive, I can play with the Fuzz knob while not a huge influence on the sound. The tone is quite effective, I usually put 1 / 3 of its travel for a deep desert / stoner rock volume, bah is a volume, we will adjust the volume of his bass at all. A small lot is combined to trigger the deepswitch and tone up the last third of his race to keep the depth but also a few slam but it causes more waste and a sound faster feedback. The best is still to test the pedal to get an idea! I compared it to a big muff bass (same config bass / amp) the big muff is still more accurate but less character. It sounds really soft next to the MXR is a real pocket rocket!


I use the MXR Bass Fuzz for the past few months and I am really happy. It's really what I wanted to play in my group of desert rock.

The bass is really preserved and guitarists do not cover me when I'm Fuzz. I miss him more than just a good overdrive slamming and bright lines for more metal. But for fans of stoner, it's just the foot of hell!

I would do this choice a thousand times! But as I said, it can quickly go on a lollipop So, prudence on the set if it ensured the cacophony!

elpopo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

MXR M182 El Grande Bass Fuzz
Nothing to add.
Simple & Effective Adjustments


Three simple knobs + deep, already presented.
Hey drapeau_rouge the famous switch in the top left is quite usable: Just open the beast. This feature enables a very useful bass boost, enough to settle, there is a swith to select the frequency (87Hz/115Hz), and a potentiometer for adjusting the gain applied at this frequency, 0 to +12 dB (I seems). Default frequency is 87Hz, and 12dB gain, thus effectively without changing its settings, the sound is dégeu. But by tweaking one can get a killer sound while retaining parafaitement the bottom of the spectrum.


Very good, very heavy distortion, but sounds very natural (dirty <img class="smiley" src="" alt="" /> But natural)
My settings: fuzz to 3 / 4 (remember that the feedback, noise gate recommended), Tone 3 / 4 at max volume it depends.
After adjustment for the bass boost (I activate all the time): 115Hz, 4 to 6 dB
This gives a very nice distortion, no loss in the lower spectrum, nickel, what ...


A little expensive, but I do not regret my purchase.
I've been looking for the distortion for bass, I found it: dirty grain & natural (not synthetic because a lot of distortion), no loss in the low ...

Rhadamanthis's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

MXR M182 El Grande Bass Fuzz
Light of the big Fuzz Fuzz ... Everything is contained in that little box that takes up little space on your pedalboard.
Lighter than the old MXR, the construction of the MXR has still feels solid (I hope, given the price!), All brushed metal is the most beautiful effect.


Is he really need a manual for a pedal of this type? I do not think.
Connecting, set, ring ...
The config is simple, 3 knobs and a button Deep (Bass Boost =) Nothing too complicated. This will not prevent you from you look seriously at the settings because the knobs are very sensitive and allow you to explore a broader sonic palette.


Before buying this pedal, I tried two Electro Harmonix.

Everything is a matter of taste and grain. Some prefer the Electro Harmonix, others prefer that of the MXR.
Grain Big Muff is nice, but I found the Big Muff less versatile. And I blame him for his weakness in the Bass Boost.

The MXR El Grande offers a large amount of sounds. The 3 knobs are very sensitive and allow you to switch between heavy and fatty Fuzz something more acute and trash, plus soloist.
Without engaging the button Deep (bass boost), low frequencies are well maintained. Once engaged, the Deep potato adds seriously, especially when the tone of the MXR is facing acute beaches.
Deep button is adjustable at the back of the foot (choice of frequency range and volume of Boost or Cut)


I use it for a few weeks and am satisfied.
I appreciate its versatility and compact side in my pedalboard.
The value for money is pretty good, although fall below the 100 euros would have been better.
gora herria12/30/2008

gora herria's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

MXR M182 El Grande Bass Fuzz
Jolie boiboite MXR brushed aluminum blue led
it's a fuzz, a pardon trs good fuzz


1 in 1 out a volume knob and a tone fuzz I find my sound in 5 minutes, not dry out, I use a personal morley ABY before the fuzz so I sound dry ahead of the fuzz I drive on another amp
there is also a small button "deep" that boosts or cuts the bass 15 db-15dB and a frequency of 87Hz 113hz adjustable in the battery compartment with a small cross 113 or 87 and a small knob - 15 15 (there are 4 screw out) so it is closed and RULES

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
there is a manual or rather say an ample cartonette


I love the sound of this gnreux vritable fuzz that goes over my head and a 4X10 trace of the same brand, I play a 5 string EADGC, the house I pass on my old friend a torque T100BX him cash the same brutal fuzz it reminded him of his youth (he was a bass amp in a punk band in the early 90)


I use it for 3 weeks
I tried a lot of fuzz: bass big muff / little big muff (guitar) and other BOSS ... and even integrated with multi-effects
but I find the panel's broader and less on the MXR synth (I have also some other pedals for that)
what I like most is the sound quality and manufacturing / finishing
lowest price but the quality is at RDV