Mad Professor MAD-MRD

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The Mighty Red Distortion guitar effects pedal lives up to its name. This Mad Professor stompbox is a high-gain masterpiece modeled after the well-loved compressed gain sounds rooted in the ‘80s. You get a good level of clarity and definition even at higher distortion levels. The Mighty Red Distortion uses low-noise amp stages and techniques instead of internal noise gate circuits, giving you a natural distortion decay and high gain levels with an impressive signal to noise ratio.

Brand: Mad Professor

Color: Red


  • 80’s hard rock overdrive
  • Nice fat compression on tone
  • Unique Presence knob (just like on old Marshall amps)

Publisher: Mad Professor Amplification

Release Date: 01-11-2015

Details: MRD is a high-gain distortion pedal, which was modelled after the 80’s style compressed gain sounds. It is extremely easy (and lot of fun) to play, because its texture is adjusted to give clarity and definition also at heavy distortion. Gain range allows also low distortion sounds as well as stacking with other pedals, where an overdrive (preferably MP LGW) can pre-drive MRD for extreme and highly focused sounds. To get these gain levels with their impressive signal to noise ratio, we didn’t use any noise gate or expander. Instead, we used special amplifier techniques and extreme low noise amplifier stages, which result in a natural decay and a rather high current consumption for a distortion pedal in view of battery operation. MRD has that 80’s sound many have longed for but never got before at such low noise levels and versatility. The Presence control was designed to control the upper treble, but not to affect the upper midrange, so that you can get the exact treble you desire. You can master anything from fat warm singing distortion to screaming cutting leads with the MRD’s Presence control.

EAN: 6430033091128

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