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Bass Blow Torch

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Turn up the heat with the Bass Blowtorch, a revolutionary new concept in bass overdrive from MXR Bass Innovations. Fire it up for the hottest bass sounds this side of Hades anything from the traditional tube-like growl to scorching high gain distortion. By focusing the overdrive in the midrange frequencies, the Bass Blowtorch lets you retain low end thunder and high-end sizzle while distorted mids blaze a path through even the densest mix. An active 3-band EQ with 3-position mid shift lets you zero in on an incendiary tone, while the Blend knob lets you balance your distortion with direct signal to taste. And the Bass Blowtorch burns as clean as it does hot, with 18-volt performance for increased dynamic headroom, clarity and low noise even at lethal volume. True hardwire bypass circuitry means that when you switch the distortion out, it's really gone. Housed in indestructible die-cast metal, the Bass Blowtorch has been stomped, mauled and otherwise road-tested by world class-touring bassists. So ignite your tone with the Bass Blowtorch. Guitarists will burn with envy. Available only from Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc., the world's leader in analog pedal technology. From traditional tube-like growl to full blown high gain distortion 18-volt performance for increased dynamic headroom and clarity Low noise performance at loud volumes Active 3-band EQ with 3-position mid shift for precise tone sculpting Distortion and direct signal blending Real-world tested by world-class touring bass players Indestructible die-cast housing True hardwire bypass

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Distortion Effects Comparison

Name Brand Sound Usability Reliability Total
AW7 Auto Wah with Distortion Ibanez 10 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings)
FX69 Grunge DOD 10 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings) 10 (1 ratings) 10 (1 ratings)
GT500 Fulltone 10 (1 ratings) 10 (1 ratings) 10 (1 ratings) 10 (1 ratings)
XXL Tech21 10 (1 ratings) 10 (1 ratings) 10 (1 ratings) 10 (1 ratings)
FX86 Death Metal Distortion DOD 9.77 (13 ratings) 9.92 (13 ratings) 9.85 (13 ratings) 9.85 (13 ratings)
BB Preamp Xotic 9.6 (5 ratings) 9 (5 ratings) 9 (5 ratings) 9.8 (5 ratings)
Rat Mod Keeley 9.6 (5 ratings) 9.17 (6 ratings) 10 (6 ratings) 9.67 (6 ratings)
69's pedal Fulltone 9.57 (7 ratings) 9 (8 ratings) 9.75 (8 ratings) 9.62 (8 ratings)
Alberta TRex 9.5 (2 ratings) 9.5 (2 ratings) 9.5 (2 ratings) 9.5 (2 ratings)
Dr. Swamp TRex 9.5 (2 ratings) 4 (1 ratings) 9.5 (2 ratings) 8 (1 ratings)
Plextortion IndyGuitarist 9.5 (2 ratings) 9 (1 ratings) 8 (1 ratings) 9.5 (2 ratings)
SD-9 AnalogMan 9.5 (2 ratings) 8.5 (2 ratings) 9.5 (2 ratings) 9.5 (2 ratings)
ML-2 Metal Core Boss 9.39 (18 ratings) 9.76 (17 ratings) 9.76 (17 ratings) 9.88 (17 ratings)
Heavy Drive CarlMartin 9.33 (3 ratings) 8.25 (4 ratings) 9.67 (3 ratings) 9.33 (3 ratings)
MT-2 Mod Keeley 9.33 (6 ratings) 9 (7 ratings) 10 (7 ratings) 9.71 (7 ratings)
Rock Drive CarlMartin 9.33 (3 ratings) 9 (3 ratings) 8.5 (2 ratings) 9.33 (3 ratings)
Crushzone CarlMartin 9.25 (4 ratings) 10 (4 ratings) 9 (4 ratings) 10 (4 ratings)
ROD881RealOverdriveDistortion Maxon 9.2 (5 ratings) 9.4 (5 ratings) 8.6 (5 ratings) 9.33 (3 ratings)
Bass Blow Torch MXR 9 (1 ratings) 8 (1 ratings) 8 (1 ratings) 8 (1 ratings)
Bloody Mary TRex 9 (2 ratings) 9 (2 ratings) 8.5 (2 ratings) 9 (2 ratings)
ClassicBoosterDistortion TCElectronics 9 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings)
D-1 Fab Danelectro 9 (5 ratings) 9.33 (6 ratings) 8.6 (5 ratings) 9.6 (5 ratings)
DF-7 Digitech 9 (1 ratings) 10 (1 ratings) 8 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings)
Dime Distortion MXR 9 (2 ratings) 9 (2 ratings) 9.5 (2 ratings) 9.5 (2 ratings)
Distortion VintageFX 9 (1 ratings) 8 (1 ratings) 8 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings)
DS-830 Distortion Master Maxon 9 (5 ratings) 9.2 (5 ratings) 9.5 (4 ratings) 8.4 (5 ratings)
Du Hast AMTElectronics 9 (1 ratings) 8 (1 ratings) 8 (1 ratings) 8 (1 ratings)
Grunge Digitech 9 (2 ratings) 9 (2 ratings) 9.5 (2 ratings) 9 (2 ratings)
Hot Head Digitech 9 (2 ratings) 9.5 (2 ratings) 9.5 (2 ratings) 9 (2 ratings)
Hot Rod Digitech 9 (1 ratings) 8 (1 ratings) 10 (1 ratings) 8 (1 ratings)
Mudhoney TRex 9 (3 ratings) 9 (3 ratings) 8.33 (3 ratings) 9 (3 ratings)
ROD 880 Real Overdrive Maxon 9 (1 ratings) 8 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings)
SD-9 Sonic Distortion Maxon 9 (5 ratings) 8.8 (5 ratings) 10 (4 ratings) 9.4 (5 ratings)
SM7 Smash Box Distortion Ibanez 9 (2 ratings) 8.5 (2 ratings) 7 (2 ratings) 8.5 (2 ratings)
Turbo RAT RAT 9 (2 ratings) 9.5 (2 ratings) 9.5 (2 ratings) 9 (2 ratings)
Bulldog VOX 8.85 (13 ratings) 9.23 (13 ratings) 9 (14 ratings) 8.07 (14 ratings)
MD-2 Mega Distortion Boss 8.8 (5 ratings) 8.8 (5 ratings) 8.8 (5 ratings) 9 (5 ratings)
Distortion Pro Fulltone 8.78 (9 ratings) 7.89 (9 ratings) 9.5 (8 ratings) 8.9 (10 ratings)
BD-2 Fat Mod Keeley 8.75 (8 ratings) 8.78 (9 ratings) 9 (9 ratings) 9 (9 ratings)
FX66 Flashback Fuzz DOD 8.75 (4 ratings) 8.75 (4 ratings) 9.25 (4 ratings) 8.75 (4 ratings)
Death Metal Digitech 8.5 (2 ratings) 7.5 (2 ratings) 10 (2 ratings) 8.5 (2 ratings)
DS-2 Boss 8.5 (2 ratings) 9.33 (3 ratings) 9.67 (3 ratings) 8.5 (2 ratings)
HD-2 HARMONIC DISTORTION Guyatone 8.5 (4 ratings) 9.75 (4 ratings) 7.67 (3 ratings) 9 (4 ratings)
Soul-Bender Fulltone 8.43 (7 ratings) 9 (8 ratings) 9.43 (7 ratings) 9.43 (7 ratings)
DS1Distortion Boss 8.4 (5 ratings) 9 (5 ratings) 9.8 (5 ratings) 8.4 (5 ratings)
Astral Tube AMTElectronics 8.33 (3 ratings) 8 (3 ratings) 9 (3 ratings) 8.67 (3 ratings)
DM4 Distortion Modeler Line6 8.33 (6 ratings) 8.17 (6 ratings) 8.5 (6 ratings) 8.5 (6 ratings)
Metal Master Digitech 8.25 (4 ratings) 9.33 (3 ratings) 9 (3 ratings) 9 (3 ratings)
BD-2 Blues Driver Boss 8 (2 ratings) 9 (1 ratings) 10 (1 ratings) 8 (1 ratings)
Boss DS-1 Mod Keeley 8 (5 ratings) 8.17 (6 ratings) 8.2 (5 ratings) 8.5 (6 ratings)
Deucetone RAT RAT 8 (1 ratings) 10 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings)
Enveloope ToadWorks 8 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings) 8 (1 ratings)
JH-1 Jackhammer Marshall 8 (3 ratings) 9 (3 ratings) 9 (3 ratings) 9 (3 ratings)
Metalizer AMTElectronics 8 (1 ratings) 8 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings)
OS-2 Distortion Boss 8 (1 ratings) 8 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings) 8 (1 ratings)
You Dirty RAT RAT 8 (1 ratings) 10 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings)
Zenman Budda 8 (5 ratings) 9.4 (5 ratings) 10 (4 ratings) 8.6 (5 ratings)
MT-2 Metal Zone Boss 7.9 (10 ratings) 8.56 (9 ratings) 8.89 (9 ratings) 8.22 (9 ratings)
OD3OverDriveDistortion Boss 7.83 (6 ratings) 9.4 (5 ratings) 9.6 (5 ratings) 8 (6 ratings)
box of rock Zvex 7.8 (5 ratings) 8 (4 ratings) 7 (3 ratings) 7.6 (5 ratings)
Distortion Ross 7.67 (3 ratings) 9.5 (2 ratings) 6 (3 ratings) 9.5 (2 ratings)
Fuzz Face Dunlop 7.6 (5 ratings) 9.17 (6 ratings) 8.6 (5 ratings) 7.5 (6 ratings)
DJ-21 Black Coffee Metal Distortion Danelectro 7.57 (7 ratings) 9.25 (8 ratings) 7.71 (7 ratings) 8.25 (8 ratings)
Distortion 3 MXR 7.5 (4 ratings) 8.33 (3 ratings) 9 (3 ratings) 9 (3 ratings)
OD-20 Drive Zone Boss 7.5 (2 ratings) 10 (1 ratings) 10 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings)
Double Drive 3X Tech21 7.33 (3 ratings) 9.33 (3 ratings) 10 (3 ratings) 9 (3 ratings)
DJ-10 Grilled Cheese Danelectro 7.17 (6 ratings) 9.43 (7 ratings) 7.71 (7 ratings) 7.71 (7 ratings)
BassJuice TRex 7 (1 ratings) - 10 (1 ratings) 7 (1 ratings)
MM-X METAL MONSTER Guyatone 7 (3 ratings) 7 (3 ratings) 7 (3 ratings) 7 (3 ratings)
Teaser Stallion Catalinbread 7 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings) 9 (1 ratings) 8 (1 ratings)
Crusher BBE 6.33 (3 ratings) 9 (3 ratings) 10.5 (2 ratings) 8.5 (2 ratings)
Tone Driver Digitech 5.5 (2 ratings) 5 (2 ratings) 5.5 (2 ratings) 5.5 (2 ratings)
Boss DS-1 Keeley 5 (4 ratings) 6.25 (4 ratings) 5.75 (4 ratings) 5.75 (4 ratings)
Rampage Rocktron 5 (1 ratings) 5 (1 ratings) 6 (1 ratings) 6 (1 ratings)
Overdrive Preamp 250 DOD 4.5 (2 ratings) 4 (1 ratings) 4 (2 ratings) 7 (1 ratings)
FX55 Supra Distortion DOD 3.5 (2 ratings) 5.5 (2 ratings) 5 (2 ratings) 4.5 (2 ratings)
DS7 Distortion Ibanez 1 (1 ratings) - - -
Fatal Tube AMTElectronics 1 (1 ratings) - - -
Slap Bass AMTElectronics 1 (1 ratings) 1 (1 ratings) 1 (1 ratings) 1 (1 ratings)
California Sound AMTElectronics - - - -
D&S Distortion & Sustainer Maxon - - - -
D&S II Distortion & Sustainer Maxon - - - -
Dist+ MXR - - - -
Double Drive Tech21 - - - -
Dr. Distorto Line6 - - - -
Extreme III AMTElectronics - - - -
Mr. Ed ToadWorks - - - -
Phatman Budda - - - -
Pinnacle 2 Distortion IndyGuitarist - - - -
RAT 2 RAT - - - -
Screamin' Blues Digitech - - - -
The Massacre FXDoctor - - - -
Tube Hall AMTElectronics - - - -
Tube Magnum AMTElectronics - - - -
Tube Platinum AMTElectronics - - - -
Tweed Sound AMTElectronics - - - -
VFX-Distortion2 VintageFX - - - -
Vintage Bass Distortion TCElectronics - - - -
Vintage Distortion TCElectronics - - - -
Vintage Dual Distortion TCElectronics - - - -
XXL Guitar Tech21 - - - -
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