MXR M-80 Bass DI+ review

  • £249

A direct injection box with a touch of magic

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Our Verdict

A robust and well set-out DI – a useful, albeit expensive tool to carry to gigs, just in case.


  • Tough and wellequipped; good EQ preset


  • Convincing techs your DI is better than theirs!
Buying options

Direct linking with any PA system is never an exact science, so having your own DI box is always an asset. As an extra, this unit also offers highly controlled distortion and super quiet switching between straight DI and effect.


There's great adjustment on natural clean sounds, with the colour switch providing a tasteful preset EQ, and there's loads of warmth here too. The additional full-on distortion can be finely tuned for extra enhancement. The trigger control works with the gate switch to minimise noise when using the distortion.

Tech Specs

Country of OriginUSA
FeaturesClean DI or distortion, Controls: Clean volume, bass, mid-treble, distortion volume, blend, trigger and gain. Effect, distortion, colour, gate and phantom/ground switched
Battery/Adaptor Type9V Battery DC adaptor
Dimensions125 x 58 x 93
Unit Power SourcePhantom Power