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Together they started Audio Services, an audio repair business, where they repaired stereos and other music equipment in their rented basement apartment.This experience led them to form MXR and begin producing their first original effect pedal design, the Phase 90, quickly followed by the Distortion Plus, Dynacomp, and the Blue Box.Both pedals won Editor Awards in Bass Player Magazine and Platinum Awards from Guitar World Magazine.The MXR Custom Shop is responsible for recreations of vintage models such as the hand-wired Phase 45, as well as doing limited runs of pedals featuring premium components and highly modified designs such as the new Custom Comp.Guitar pedals and some guitars can be dated by their pots.Most pots (potentiometers) on guitar pedals and guitars subscribe to the Electronic Industry Alliance (EIA). A pot is basically the component that controls volume and tone on your guitar or guitar pedal. Pot codes give you the build date of the pot only not the pedal or guitar.MXR M 236 Super Badass Variac Fuzz, Fuzz effects pedal, vintage silicon fuzz circuit, controls for Tone, Variac, Output and Gain, Variac control sets effect voltage between 5V-15V for saggy "dying battery" effect, True Bypass, Status LED, metal housing, Bypass...MXR M115 Distortion III, vintage tube amp distortion, controls for sound output and distortion, selected components, True hardwire bypass, solid metal housing, operation with power supply or battery (not included), suitable power supply # 108096 also available.
Dave Murray of Iron Maiden has used Distortion since the early 1980s.
The pedal uses a single op-amp and a pair of germanium diodes to ground (parallel-push) for clipping in a very simple configuration with only Output and Distortion controls, no tone control; the pedal uses no discrete transistors.
Turning up the Distortion control increases the amount of distortion and at the same time cuts some bass from the signal.
Therefore the code on the pot can be dated as long as the company producing the part was in the EIA. So guitar pedal dating by pots is basically used to get a roundabout date for your equipment.
Some companies don't have specific guitar pedal dating information on their sites, so try to visit the support section of their website and see if customer support may be able to give you insight on dating their electronics.
Some guitar pedals actually increase in value over time and are very collectible.