Dunlop M294 MXR Sugar Drive Overdrive Pedal
The MXR Sugar Drive Pedal provides a diverse range of clear and transparent overdrive tones, from sauced up boosting to blown-tube distortion. It’s based on a rare overdrive pedal that has acquired a mythical reputation among fanatical tone-seekers thanks to its unique circuit design.
The key elements of that circuit design are the Drive control and something called a voltage doubler. First, the Drive control on this pedal doesn’t just increase the intensity of the overdrive pedal. It starts with your clean signal and then blends it with the overdrive effect as you turn it up, replicating the smooth transition of an amplifier going from clean to dirty. The voltage doubler increases overall headroom, which opens everything up nicely.
Of course, MXR had to put their touch on this circuit. If you’re all about true bypass, then you’re in luck this pedal uses it by default. The original used buffered bypass, though, and we know there’s a lot of players out there who don’t want to fix something that isn’t broken. They’re in luck, too just flick the Buffer switch on the side of the pedal to enable buffered bypassing.
- Mini recreation of the mythical Klon Centaur.
- Volume, Tone, and Drive level controls
- True or Buffered bypass switching with indicator LEDs
- Power Requirements: 9 volts DC
- Current Draw: 18.5 mA
|1 x 1/4" (instrument)
|1 x 1/4"
|9V DC power supply required (sold separately)