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  • MXR Blue Box

    MXR M103 Blue Box Octave FuzzPublished on 12/31/03 at 15:00
    Paid $75 used

    Somewhat random octaver with mondo fuzz. A neat and unpredictable effect to be used sparingly, in my opinion.

    Very hard to control but I guess that's part of the charm..maybe once a night. The distortion is a bit much.

    Excellent. Nice blue.

    If Fool In The Rain were never recorded, no one would have ever thought about using this box. OK addition to an arsenal of analog effects.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
  • Fat, and loss of volume Sale

    MXR M103 Blue Box Octave FuzzPublished on 12/18/11 at 01:32
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    As prcdemment say, it's a fuzz a couple Octaver, or vice versa see just a noise machine! while the 100% analog.
    among other effects used by Jack White, Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore

    UTILIZATION

    A volume knob to 100% all the time or we hear very little,
    and a knob to blend Octaver left and right Fuzz, although Octaver never really hit with the same blend donf. trs is therefore easy to use, my favorite beach rglage: vol 100%, and blend 50 to 75%

    SOUND QUALITY

    So it's a PDAL "dirty" is dirty as his trs and its share in all directions, not easy to place on a piece.

    I use it normally on my bass for a sound plutt Lo-Fi on the introduction of several pieces, but goes into RPET......
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    As prcdemment say, it's a fuzz a couple Octaver, or vice versa see just a noise machine! while the 100% analog.
    among other effects used by Jack White, Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore

    UTILIZATION

    A volume knob to 100% all the time or we hear very little,
    and a knob to blend Octaver left and right Fuzz, although Octaver never really hit with the same blend donf. trs is therefore easy to use, my favorite beach rglage: vol 100%, and blend 50 to 75%

    SOUND QUALITY

    So it's a PDAL "dirty" is dirty as his trs and its share in all directions, not easy to place on a piece.

    I use it normally on my bass for a sound plutt Lo-Fi on the introduction of several pieces, but goes into RPET ingrable concert is due to the loss of volume, can be put in a loop pedals blend of dry / wet will settle the problem but on my bass dj trs fat (Gibson Thunderbird) an octave n ' forcment is not a good idea on guitar, however the effect is more suitable and passes better, but there is always this volume loss rcurrente.

    For cons I love the sounds that I draw, I tend to be said that everything that AIM has messed my sound and makes it dirty and people say but what is it that b ** del! And it is well trs is not for nothing that the guys from Sonic Youth, uses or have used!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have in my pedalboard for 4 months now, a friend Me with a prt Octave Multiplexer for grazing the sound of my Big Muff Pi on bass (all bass players rcurrent problem), then j 'Discoveries have this little blue mconnue bote that was fuzz and octave, and no more so I CHRE functions.

    I love the sound it produces trs dirty and Lo-Fi, but it is unusable hlas in concert and just in BPS because of the loss of volume, goes better with a a bass guitar, but feared, shame because if you like the noise is a must have.

    So in the end, mixed review I like the effect but the loss of volume is really agaante!
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  • MXR M103 Blue Box Octave FuzzPublished on 09/27/06 at 09:24
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    It is a Fuzz / Octave / cradozeur.
    2 knobs: volume output and his blend between "pitchquot, and the fuzz sound.
    Simple, you know. A PDAL, an effect

    UTILIZATION

    With two buttons, you will not lose much. on the other hand, will perform all necessary to know how the bte ..

    SOUND QUALITY

    Ahah .. It is complicated. I'll try to explain, but it is not easy.
    Objectively, in terms of "sound quality" is atrocious. It is exactly what we wanted. Rigor can use it as a fuzz / octave when playing a Młoda, but playing more than one note both recognizing not expect that we play. Note that the pitch varies greatly depending on the intensity that he sends. By sending a sin on a high note,......
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    It is a Fuzz / Octave / cradozeur.
    2 knobs: volume output and his blend between "pitchquot, and the fuzz sound.
    Simple, you know. A PDAL, an effect

    UTILIZATION

    With two buttons, you will not lose much. on the other hand, will perform all necessary to know how the bte ..

    SOUND QUALITY

    Ahah .. It is complicated. I'll try to explain, but it is not easy.
    Objectively, in terms of "sound quality" is atrocious. It is exactly what we wanted. Rigor can use it as a fuzz / octave when playing a Młoda, but playing more than one note both recognizing not expect that we play. Note that the pitch varies greatly depending on the intensity that he sends. By sending a sin on a high note, the pitch of an octave boiboite the other without being able to do much. Finally, should express what.
    I find that the output level is a bit feeble.
    I like to put a big distortion before it to support just the signal.
    The sample on the site gives an mxr ide of what some do when playing the real notes with. http://www.jimdunlop.com/index.php?page=products/pip&id=245&pmh=products/p_and_e_detail
    Prfre I let it surprise me. For me, that's the only noisy. Finally, other people use it certainly appear different.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've had six months. I use it every now and then, bit by bit, and I put trs long time to find what I could do with it. But now I'm glad trs.
    I really regret the output level picks up a bit. So the volume button, it is nothing, it is always the max ..
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  • MXR M103 Blue Box Octave FuzzPublished on 10/10/06 at 01:35
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    -Presented as a double octave / fuzz, an incredible effect ... mysterious as uncommon and little known ^ ^
    -2 Bitounious one of which is not much, and the other is used to roar the beast lurking in the bottom of your amp (or, strictly speaking, the pot burn your amp, it depends ... )

    UTILIZATION

    -The volume knob should always be set to bottom for us to hear quchose when it triggers ... but even that was not really enough at the beginning I put next to my disto to turn off the distortion by turning the blue box, but in fact it's better to let the distortion on (but placed after the string of effects) to boost the signal (and the same OCCAZ re-saturate and over again ^ ^)
    -The......
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    -Presented as a double octave / fuzz, an incredible effect ... mysterious as uncommon and little known ^ ^
    -2 Bitounious one of which is not much, and the other is used to roar the beast lurking in the bottom of your amp (or, strictly speaking, the pot burn your amp, it depends ... )

    UTILIZATION

    -The volume knob should always be set to bottom for us to hear quchose when it triggers ... but even that was not really enough at the beginning I put next to my disto to turn off the distortion by turning the blue box, but in fact it's better to let the distortion on (but placed after the string of effects) to boost the signal (and the same OCCAZ re-saturate and over again ^ ^)
    -The second button is called "blend", basically it sets the amount of wet and dry signal: a right that every fuzz lil bit and it crackles (what a fuzz, but with little sustain notes ...) , left, is where we realize the box was Graoua what this little blue box (they are not broken for the name lol)
    Me I use it at 11am (the button then blend) and yum ... ^ V ^

    SOUND QUALITY

    -If that's what we seek, it provides some sound even close to a fuzz factory settings but watch a few of the fuzz factory space eh not all!
    It's coming out of your pot will be well cradingue then you expect not necessarily recognize what your all beautiful solo ... for the Shredder I think we can forget the pedal will not lol but it's her little effect tjs this machine ^ ^

    OVERALL OPINION

    I was looking for a single pedal, well ^ ^ I found the sound palette is not super great but if you like, the Panard assured me I use often with my crybaby it's sound has the same game boy lol I sometimes I use it in 2 ways either before or after the wah and after these two distortion pedals my GRAOUUuuwaOUUUUUUUUwiiiWWIIiiiAAOUUUU squishhhhh WRRRRRRRRAAOU!
    fans sounds from beyond the grave cradingues well this is for you! Yen who love the double muff, ptetre this effect as they please ^ ^
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  • MXR M103 Blue Box Octave FuzzPublished on 06/30/07 at 07:47
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Well, let's say that the pedals did what she does Designed: take the sound of your scraper, the fuzzer then well-typed octaver vintage dirty and has no other ambition;)

    At the box is the classic in classic MXR home. Compact housing, trs solid, a LED, a switch and two knobs fluorescent. For me, there is no better even if I do not like too much having to dvisser 4 screws to change the battery;)

    UTILIZATION

    It's simple with simple even if you're having fun trying to get a sound with. It sounds an exprience and never in the same Manir, there's some surprises!

    SOUND QUALITY

    The sound quality of the effect is excellent, even vintage, although dirty, sometimes a strange sound, a crack......
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    Well, let's say that the pedals did what she does Designed: take the sound of your scraper, the fuzzer then well-typed octaver vintage dirty and has no other ambition;)

    At the box is the classic in classic MXR home. Compact housing, trs solid, a LED, a switch and two knobs fluorescent. For me, there is no better even if I do not like too much having to dvisser 4 screws to change the battery;)

    UTILIZATION

    It's simple with simple even if you're having fun trying to get a sound with. It sounds an exprience and never in the same Manir, there's some surprises!

    SOUND QUALITY

    The sound quality of the effect is excellent, even vintage, although dirty, sometimes a strange sound, a crack but is still an effect. This is not a traditional octaver at all.

    To get an ide of what can be achieved, simply listen to the guitar solo on page Fool in the Rain

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for several weeks.

    I like the original sound it produces, has only be used in solos, for in agreements, it's horrible, a ring and no matter how difficult it contrlable

    This is an absolutely versatile and pedals that will fit that certain styles or pieces.

    The ratio quality price is right, as usual with MXR. Only 80 for a solo from time to time, may be expensive but this is the case in Octavers gnral.
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  • An orchid blue strange!

    MXR M103 Blue Box Octave FuzzPublished on 02/21/11 at 12:17
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    This is the secret weapon of Jack White. It is a rather fat fuzz coupled with octaver (2 octaves lower).
    It is an analog pedal in the MXR tradition: a strong and reliable design with two potentiometers, a switch, an input jack, output jack and a DC 9 V type Boss. (Same size as the Nano Electro Harmonix)

    UTILIZATION


    The blue box can not be the only distortion pedal, overdrive or fuzz but surely your arsenal for a real gun riffs or solos that stand out.
    The manual is clear and no use on a pedal with two buttons!
    This is not a fuzz or a octaver is a Blue Box!


    SOUND QUALITY

    The fuzz effect is ubiquitous potentiometer "output" is a substantive rule unless it has provided a......
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    This is the secret weapon of Jack White. It is a rather fat fuzz coupled with octaver (2 octaves lower).
    It is an analog pedal in the MXR tradition: a strong and reliable design with two potentiometers, a switch, an input jack, output jack and a DC 9 V type Boss. (Same size as the Nano Electro Harmonix)

    UTILIZATION


    The blue box can not be the only distortion pedal, overdrive or fuzz but surely your arsenal for a real gun riffs or solos that stand out.
    The manual is clear and no use on a pedal with two buttons!
    This is not a fuzz or a octaver is a Blue Box!


    SOUND QUALITY

    The fuzz effect is ubiquitous potentiometer "output" is a substantive rule unless it has provided a "boost" in its chain effect (type "micro amp" in the same brand) .
    The effect octaver is blocked on a basic salary of two octaves lower, is managed through the potentiometer "blend" that determines the effect on its sound!
    The "blend" works and left the grave (the subwoofer) uncontrollable below the twelfth fret but with a purpose 8-bit (mario bross) highly appreciated by Thurston Moore.
    Set approximately at noon on "blend" reveals its power and offers a unique weight in your sound! Unique!
    Pushed the "blend" race to the bottom right does not negate the effect provided octaver and delivers a fuzz unfortunately clumsy and bloated.
    Used with a guitar, bass, or even keyboards (Rhodes turns your Mini Moog).
    It should consider its effect chaining intelligently and personal and it's the same for use in the heart of your game


    OVERALL OPINION

    This pedal is designed in the 70's the Blue Box is both a foot and a little-known classic in the history of inimitable effects.
    Like many fuzz pedal combo:
    the fuzz / wha home or Morley fuzz / falnger etc. .. The MXR M103 is a unique and exciting type of your sound dramatically.
    AC is a real effect pedal!
    This pedal has a unique DNA and this is what interests me only in the sound whatsoever in the effects, amps and instruments.
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  • weird!

    MXR M103 Blue Box Octave FuzzPublished on 12/17/10 at 09:40
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    This is a octaver coupled with a fuzz.
    Connectors super simple: an input output a 9v power supply standart.


    UTILIZATION

    Configuration could not be more simple! 2 knobs and a switch. It is not very easy to find a usable sound! But there is!

    SOUND QUALITY

    So there I think it's not easy to give an opinion. One has the impression of not mastered much in sound. Certainly not more than one string at a time and the result is quite hazardous! Nevertheless there are sounds nice even if it takes imagination to use it!
    This effect is simply to share and you have to try to get an idea.

    OVERALL OPINION

    In my possession for 6 months. I love the originality of this pedal but I would have......
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    This is a octaver coupled with a fuzz.
    Connectors super simple: an input output a 9v power supply standart.


    UTILIZATION

    Configuration could not be more simple! 2 knobs and a switch. It is not very easy to find a usable sound! But there is!

    SOUND QUALITY

    So there I think it's not easy to give an opinion. One has the impression of not mastered much in sound. Certainly not more than one string at a time and the result is quite hazardous! Nevertheless there are sounds nice even if it takes imagination to use it!
    This effect is simply to share and you have to try to get an idea.

    OVERALL OPINION

    In my possession for 6 months. I love the originality of this pedal but I would have liked to have the possibility to have more control over the sound effect.
    Finally the pedal is very well finished and seems very sturdy. Effect
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  • MXR M103 Blue Box Octave FuzzPublished on 06/02/09 at 07:52
    The MXR Blue Box is an extremely unique sounding fuzz pedal.  It has a standard ¼ inch input and output and is powered by either a 9 volt battery or power supply.  It is not a rack mountable effect – it is a foot pedal.


    UTILIZATION

    The configuration of the MXR Blue Box really couldn’t be much easier than it is.  It only has two knobs – one for output and another for blend.  Since the nature of this pedal isn’t that of a typical fuzz box, these parameters are really all you need when it comes to this pedal.  This is overall as easy as it gets when it comes to using a guitar pedal.  I haven’t seen the manual for the MXR Blue Box, but I am confidently say that it isn’t necessary as it is......
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    The MXR Blue Box is an extremely unique sounding fuzz pedal.  It has a standard ¼ inch input and output and is powered by either a 9 volt battery or power supply.  It is not a rack mountable effect – it is a foot pedal.


    UTILIZATION

    The configuration of the MXR Blue Box really couldn’t be much easier than it is.  It only has two knobs – one for output and another for blend.  Since the nature of this pedal isn’t that of a typical fuzz box, these parameters are really all you need when it comes to this pedal.  This is overall as easy as it gets when it comes to using a guitar pedal.  I haven’t seen the manual for the MXR Blue Box, but I am confidently say that it isn’t necessary as it is a really simple pedal to use.

    SOUND QUALITY

    The sound of the MXR Blue Box is unlike any other pedal that I’ve really used.  While they advertise it as a fuzz and overdrive pedal, this isn’t your typical fuzz or overdrive pedal, and tends to do a lot of weird things that you don’t get with a traditional overdrive pedal.  To me this isn’t a bad thing, but users should just know that this isn’t a standard overdrive pedal and is really a combination of fuzz and overdrive mixed with some other kind of effect that is hard to explain.  It is almost a lo-fi kind of pedal and when used right can really produce some interesting results.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I’ve had my MXR Blue Box for about two years and while it isn’t an effect that I use everyday, I love having it around because you never know when it is going to come in handy.  The price of this pedal has dropped a bit over the last few years and they are now very cheap.  If you are looking for a pedal that is interesting and spontaneous, I would definitely recommend looking into this pedal by listening to some sounds clips of this pedal or trying it out.  Overall, an awesome and interesting unique pedal.

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