MXR M115 Distortion III
MXR M115 Distortion III

M115 Distortion III, Distortion from MXR.

Audiofanzine FR 11/06/2008

MXR M115 Distortion III : Audiofanzine FR's user review


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(Originally written by fantomas197/translated from Audiofanzine FR)

Analog distortion pedal.
Three controls: level, distortion and tone


Ultra easy to use and it sounds good with every setting.


High-quality sound and good reproduction of the tonal character of the guitar (I have a Gibson BFG). You can play all styles of music from blues to hard rock, but you'll hardly be able to play heavy metal because of the limited gain, which is a real pity. Given its versatility, it could become a must-have pedal if it had a wider gain range (it's the only reason I grade it 8 out 10). The tone knob is very effective.


I've been using it for a very short time to replace my old DS1 (and there is no comparison whatsoever). I will keep it in spite of the limited gain because it's a real good effect pedal. Perhaps I will buy a more transparent booster and plug it just before this pedal.
The value for money is very good when it comes to the sound. I already tried plenty of pedals of all makes (Maxon, Boss, Proco, Ehx....) and I like this best.