MXR M69 Prime Distortion Pedal Buyers Review (March 2021)

MXR M69 Prime Distortion Pedal

MXR M69 Prime Distortion Pedal

  • ✔ Rich Distortion
  • ✔ Features Tone, Output & Distortion controls
  • ✔ High Build Quality & Components
  • ✔ True Bypass Switching
The MXR M69 Prime Distortion guitar effects pedal gives out big, powerful 80's arena rock tones. It's a great sounding pedal for a reasonable price.
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  • Big, powerful ’80s arena-rock tone
  • Raw, punchy sustain
  • Highly responsive to playing intensity
  • Low-noise op amps
  • 100% analog
  • Input Impedance: 1 M?
  • Output Impedance: 6 k?
  • Nominal Input: -22 dBV
  • Max Output: -10 dBV
  • Signal to Noise*: 85 dB
  • Distortion Range: 27 dB @ 500 Hz
  • Tone Control: +/- 4 dB @ 100 Hz, +/- 5 dB @ 2 kHz
  • Bypass: True Hardwire
  • Current Draw: 4.0 mA
  • Power Supply: 9 Volts DC

The MXR Prime Distortion conjures up vintage hard-clipping distortion. This pedal’s warm, articulate sound is easy to dial in with a classic Output, Tone, Distortion control setup. The Prime Distortion is highly responsive to the intensity of your attack, cleaning up when you pull back and packing a huge punch when you dig in. We designed this 100% analog distortion with low noise-op amps, so you won’t get any extra noise added to your signal. Like all MXR pedals, the Prime Distortion comes in a heavy-duty housing with durable jacks and switches for a lifetime on the road.

A little more range on each of the Prime Distortion’s controls could have made it a runaway success, but this is still a lot of pedal for not much cash, and could make a worthy addition to your arsenal – even if it’s not the only distortion pedal you own.