MXR DD11 Dime Distortion Pedal

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Play with the same angry distortion as Dimebag Darrell. It delivers crushing distortion but remains tight at the same time.

When Dimebag Darrell of Pantera first exploded on the scene, he ushered in a an era of tone and attitude. When it comes to guitar, Dime doesn't need a 'warm' or 'pretty' sound. He can't be bothered with 'vintage' this or 'boutique' that. He wants a heavy, aggressive, razor-sharp tone that can slice through a loud band and a louder crowd. It's a tone that rages with distortion but remains tight and focused enough to keep up with lightening-fast rhythm lines and face-melting solos.

Get an overview of the MXR DD11 Dimebag Darrell Distortion Pedal in this video demo:

Finally there's a pedal that can deliver all that: the The Dime Distortion from MXR. With its 3-band EQ, proprietary Scoop switch, and ungodly output, this stomp box from Hell has the guts and the muscle to stand up to your heaviest displays of power. Crank the gain, boost the lows and highs, and hit the Scoop switch for a rhythm tone that will annihilate. Dial the mids back in and mow down the competition with a lead sound that can penetrate steel. If it still hasn't gotten heavy enough for you, stick the Dime in front of a distorted amp and experience sustain and sonic mayhem that's so over the top it should come with a warning label. The Dime Distortionnot subtle, not pretty.

- Proprietary Scoop switch notches the mids
- 3-band EQ
- Phosphorescent 'glow in the dark' control stencil
- Heavy Duty Enclosure

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 707-745-2722

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (55 ratings)
Submitted August 10, 2007 by a customer from

"Distortion From Hell!!! This is Far Beyond Driven!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I think this pedal will last for a long long time for how well it was made. Quality is absolutely superb. I'm not worried about it. I'm just gonna enjoy it and play the living heck out of it! If it gets stolen or lost, I'll just buy another one, or two! I love this pedal and I'm very happy with it.

It's an MXR what can I say and to top it off it's Dimebag's distortion pedal!! This pedal really kicks a**! It definitely has Dime's tone but can be dialed in for your "OWN" sound. Don't even compare this to the MT-2 because it is not an MT-2 wannabe. While the MT-2 seems to have a bit more gain to offer, the DD-11 has just the right amount of gain to take down your garage wall and it doesn't have that harsh, piercing, artificial, transistory, fizzy mid-range honk that the MT-2 has. But it will still piss off your neigbors. The DD-11 has tons of gain, very articulate, it responds to your playing dynamics and a truly versatile pedal. It is also a lot quieter than most high gain distortion pedals I own and have used. And most importantly it has an awesome T O N E !!!

It came with a Dunlop 18 volt AC adaptor which is great because it doesn't use batteries. All the control knobs are integrated meaning they react to each other when making adjustments just like the controls on a good tube amp and they are very sensitive. The "Scoop" switch when turned ON gives a volume boost and instantly takes you to Dime's territory! read more Whoaaa ****ing Hostile!!!

Ease of Use
Once you've dialed in your "Own" settings you're good! Effects on, effects off, scoop in, scoop out, that's it! I play on a Marshall JCM2000 DSL100 head and a Mesa/Boogie slant cabinet loaded with 4 Celestion Vintage 30's and a 2000 Gibson Les Paul Classic 1960 with a Seymour Duncan '59 on the neck and a Seymour Duncan JB on the bridge. I'm a set and forget kind of player and it took about a couple of minutes to dial in "My" sound from the DD-11 and Boom!!! We're in business!!!

Built like brick just like all MXR pedals and it can actually be used as a self defense-crime deterrent weapon (you know what I'm talkin' about!). Outstanding quality, design and crafstmanship, no question about it. This thing is definitely built for the road!

I think it's priced just right for the quality and sound and for the collectibilty factor too. It came with a Dunlop AC adaptor and an awesome Dime Camo protective box so that's a great value right there.

Manufacturer Support
Never dealt with Dunlop Mfg. before. I have a butt load of their products and so far everything is still working like brand new. My hats off to Dunlop and MXR for the creation of the DD-11. Those dudes sure know what they're doing.

The Wow Factor
The first issue DD-11 Dime Distortion pedals came with just a plain green paint, these new ones came with camo custom paint job! And Dime's famous image on the front! How ****ing cool is that?! In tribute to Dime's favorite pair of camo pants and shorts that he wears all the time. This would be great to pair with the Dunlop Dime Crybaby Wah From Hell!!! The MXR DD-11 Dime Distortion is definitely a keeper.

Musical Background:
Active Musician (Semi-Pro)

Musical Style:
Rock, Blues & Funk
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