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 )
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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