m300 reverb & m76 studio Compressor
ORIGIN: USA TYPE: Reverb pedal FEATURES: True bypass or buffered ‘Trails’ bypass, wet mode, 6x reverb types (Plate, Spring, Epic, Mod, Room, Pad) CONTROLS: Decay, Tone (+ FX select switching), Blend, internal stereo/mono DIP switch, bypass footswitch CONNECTIONS: Standard (TRS) input, standard (TRS) output, exp pedal input POWER: 9V DC adaptor (supplied), 240mA DIMENSIONS: 64 (w) x 110 (d) x 50mm (h) Westside Distribution 0844 326 2000 www.jimdunlop.com
After the popular Carbon Copy analogue delay, it’s MXR’s turn to tackle reverb. The M300 puts six types (Plate, Spring, Epic, Mod, Room, Pad) into one of its standard enclosures, all called up by pressing the Tone knob, which cycles the selection.
In normal use it’s a mono pedal, but it has a stereo mode that involves the use of TRS splitter cables. You also get the option of bypass modes that either stop the effect dead or let it decay naturally after bypass.
Of the reverbs, the Spring setting sounds nicely authentic, Epic will give you a massive sound for spacey solos, and Mod adds a touch of chorus, but Pad uses up and down octaves for a huge shimmery sound with the flavour of an organ through a rotary speaker behind your guitar. Furthermore, all sounds have the performance option of an expression pedal morphing between two sets of knob settings. [TC]