Up for sale, a 1977 MXR Distortion + in excellent condition and in good working order. This vintage USA made overdrive pedal features the first iteration of the Distortion + circuit, with a clean script logo on the exterior. Perhaps most importantly, the collectability of the Script pedals is not simply based on cosmetics, as the Script version of the Distortion + is notable for the germanium diodes that set the tone apart from later versions, with a sweeter, more harmonically rich sound.

Nothing can replicate the buzzy yet warm, transparent yet saturated tone of the original Distortion +. These pedals are true industry workhorses and can deliver everything from a mild overdrive to more fuzzed out saturation, and this pedal is always at home pushing the front end of your favorite tube amp.

As seen in the photos, the pedal is very clean with only a few small nicks in the pedal enclosure and light wear on the back in particular. The circuit is 100% original with stock knobs and 1977 CTS pots. We scraped off just enough of the foam that fills the inside of these pedals to properly date the pedal and verify the originality of the guts.
Year Condition Color Case
1977 Excellent Yellow None

Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar
Michael John Ball
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We are happy to offer a 48 hour approval period after delivery on all of the items sold through Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar. We will accept returns only if the item has been misrepresented in regards to originality and condition. We do our absolute best to accurately describe the tonal properties of our instruments, but will not accept returns based on the subjective nature of "tone," In the event of a return, the customer pays all shipping and insurance costs and any other credit card or Paypal fees associated with the transaction. With that said, we go to great lengths to ensure with 100% confidence that you are getting the exact item you purchased in the condition and originality described.