MXR M280 Vintage Bass Octave
The MXR Vintage Bass Octave upgrades the warm analog sub-bass vibes of a classic circuit with superior tracking, cleaner headroom, and the versatility that modern players demand. This pedal delivers an impressive range of smooth, musical sounds—from a tone-thickening growl to chest-rumbling dub tones—all in the space-saving MXR mini housing.
The Vintage Bass Octave is a pedalboard-friendly must-have for bass players who want to plumb the sonic depths of their instrument.
Vintage Bass Octave Mini
With the M280 Vintage Bass Octave Mini pedal, MXR updated the warm analog vibe of a classic sub-bass circuit with the superior tracking, higher headroom, and enhanced versatility today's bassists demand. The Vintage Bass Octave serves up a wide range of smooth, musical sounds — from tone-fattening growl to chest-thumping dub bass tones — all in the pedalboard-friendly MXR mini form factor. The Vintage Bass Octave's voice is throaty and resonant, and it delivers its payload in two flavors — one octave down and two octaves down. You can dial in each separately with the Oct 1 and Oct 2 volume controls.
Dial in the perfect tone
With judicious use of the Dry volume dial, you can forge the perfect blend for any musical setting. To increase definition and clarity, press the Mid switch to bump up your clean signal’s midrange by 6dB at 800Hz. For an even greater boost up to +13dB, simply remove the bottom plate and tweak the Vintage Bass Octave's internal trimpot. Bass players and engineers really appreciate the MXR's Constant Headroom Technology, a custom circuit that produces 18 volts from a 9-volt power source for mass quantities of clean headroom. All considered, the MXR M280 Vintage Bass Octave Mini pedal packs a lot of sound, features, and tech into a tiny, tour-tough chassis. We love it, and so will you!
- Based on a classic sub-octave circuit
- Updated for superior tracking, quieter performance, and cleaner headroom
- Delivers a wide range of smooth, musical sounds
- Separate volume controls for 1 octave down, 2 octaves down, and clean signals
- Mid switch boosts clean signal’s midrange at 800Hz by up to +13dB
- Constant Headroom Technology for clean, crystal clear headroom
- Pedalboard-friendly MXR mini housing
- Includes Dunlop ECB003 9-volt AC adapter