MXR M116 Fullbore Metal Distortion Pedal

Dial in your distortion on MXR's Fullbore Metal Distortion pedal. With Volume, Gain, and Frequency controls, you can create the high-gain tone you're after.

The MXR M116 Fullbore Metal Distortion pedal combines powerful high-gain distortion and accurate EQ control to intensify and shape your output into the way it's meant to be heard. With all-analog true-bypass circuitry, your tone gets the best treatment offered as your fingers travel up and down your axe's fingerboard. Along with three-band EQ control and a sweepable mid frequency dial, you have a midrange scoop switch to help emphasize your lows and highs. A tight built-in noise gate allows for intense stops and interesting syncopation capability.

Listen to the MXR Fullbore Metal Distortion pedal in action:

All-Analog High-Gain Distortion

Your axe and ears will love this pedal's all-analog circuitry the second your signal hits your amplifier. Slowly bring up the gain control dial and hear the dynamic reach this awesome distortion pedal yields. Crank it up all the way for an over-the-top breakup that doesn't lose any body or warmth no matter how hard you push your signal.

Dynamic EQ Control

It's great to have a distortion pedal that gives you precise EQ control over your highs, lows, and mids. Your MXR M116 Fullbore Metal Distortion pedal gives you a little extra edge with a mid-frequency sweep control dial -- sweepable from 200 Hz to 5 kHz. Whether you're looking for a piercing lead with air-slicing highs, or a thick output loaded with depth and body, you'll never find yourself short on options for forging your sonic signature.

Built in Noise Gate and Scoop Switch

read more At the top of your MXR M116 Fullbore Metal Distortion pedal are a noise gate and scoop switch. The noise gate switch utilizes an internal gate threshold control which activates the trim, cutting your signal to accentuate those hypnotic syncopated notes. This allows for a tight and clean silence between each note. Remember, less can often be more. The mid scoop switch boost your highs and lows, crafting an awesomely aggressive output that's perfect for metal.

Compact Size and Robust Design

This pedal won't eat up precious pedalboard space with its compact design. Compact effects companions are a must-have, especially if you're the type of axe-slinger who harnesses a heavy arsenal of effects gear. A secure outer chassis keeps the electronic components and your signal protected from unwanted outside elements and can bear the on-the-road battle scars experienced by the regular gigging musician.


- All-analog high-gain distortion effects pedal
- One 1/4" instrument input
- One 1/4" output
- Tight and swift switchable noise gate
- Scoop switch will boost your highs and lows
- Master volume and gain controls
- Three-band EQ control with sweepable midrange
- Easy to read LED indicator
- True bypass circuitry
- Compact pedalboard-friendly design
- Tough and rugged outer chassis
- Powered via 9-volt battery or external power supply
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-Super-high-gain distortion
-Three band EQ with sweepable mid frequencies
-Tight, fast, switchable noise gate for syncopated metal riffage
-Internal gate threshold control lets you set the noise gate's sensitivity
-Small footprint
-Scoop switch boosts the highs and lows
-True bypass w/LED
-All-analog circuit path
-Inputs 1 x Instrument
-Outputs 1 x 1/4"
**Power Supply Included No
--Batteries 1 x 9V
Height 2.5"
Depth 5.5"
Width 4.5"
-Weight 0.84 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number M116
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 0.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): M116

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

MXR M116 Fullbore Metal Distortion Pedal

With incredible features including killer controls and compact chassis, the MXR M116 Fullbore Metal Pedal roars onto your rig with pure attitude and intimidation. Volume, Gain, Frequency (with sweepable mid-range) give you the control you need to get the precise distortion tone you've been chasing.

- Super High Gain Distortion

- Three band EQ with sweepable mid range

- Tight, fast, switchable noise gate for articulate riffs and licks

- Internal gate threshold control to set the sensitivity of the noise gate

- Compact, MXR chassis design

- Scoop switch to boost the highs and lows

- True bypass and LED indicator

- All analog circuit path

- Includes User's Guide

- 1 Year Limited Warranty

With separate Low, Mid and High controls, you can attain incredible control to manipulate your distortion. The Scoop control boosts the Highs and Lows for a more modern metal tone while the onboard noise gate, Gate control gives you power for intense stops and starts by setting the threshold to control the amount of sensitivity of the gate.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (15 ratings)
Submitted April 19, 2021 by a customer from in Alamogordo, NM

"I found my new sound!!!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I have been using my tried and true Boss Metal Zone into a Boss 7 band EQ for a few decades. I had been looking at getting the Waza Craft Metal Zone before my old Metal Zone takes a dump on me, but I also wanted to see what else is out there. I watched a video review of the MXR Fullbore Distortion and was impressed, but not enough to buy one. Well! My fiance took care of that for me and ordered it for me as a surprise. I plugged it in right away the day it got here. I plugged it into my 7 band EQ. I kinda gave it a half ass listen and wasn't impressed. I picked it back up and figured I would exchange it for a noise gate as that is what I needed more. It sat there for a week or so and I decided to give it another chance. I plugged straight in to the front of my half stack and used a suggested setting I found online. I had to back off on my maps EQ across the board and just tweak it. What I heard was something that sounded familiar and new at the same time. I cranked it up and tried the on board noise gate and it works great! Basically it's a distortion, EQ and a noise gate in one pedal. I tried my old set up side by side with this pedal and the fact that this one pedal eliminated 2 other pedals in the chain was what finally sold me. I love this thing. It likes high gain pickups. My Strat with a Seymour Duncan TB 6 Distortion in the bridge sounds like a flame thrower! Distortion is a very personal thing. Not everybody will love it. So far everybody who has listened to me says that read more it sounds insane, badass, etc. For the music I play it fits. It's an all around sound I can use on everything I cover on guitar. To me that's the goal to have one sound do it all. I'm very happy that I kept it and gave it another try. One thing to remember is that with this pedal it's okay to back everything down and especially on your amp. Usually I would put everything in the middle and adjust my Distortion and EQ around that. With this pedal I have the amp's EQ, everything on 2-3. This could be the Distortion sound your looking for.

Musical Background:
40 plus years of playing guitar, in and out of bands, recording

Musical Style:
70's rock, 80's thrash, hair, sleaze, rock, 70's English and American punk, blues and any other flavor that hits me.
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