MXR’s FOD Drive lets you blend two ‘legendary’ amp stacks in a single stompbox

Featuring two independent drive circuits that highly complement one another.


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MXR has announced the FOD Drive, a drive pedal that lets you blend two powerful ‘amp stack’ circuits in a single compact enclosure.

Both drives were modelled closely after a pair of modified guitar amplifiers of a ‘legendary’ make. One, MXR says, offers a highly scooped high-gain tone, while the other emphasises on punchy midrange character.

For each circuit, there are independent gain and volume controls. When you’ve crafted your ideal version of each, the blend knob then lets you mix the two signals together. There’s also a tone knob, which affects the EQ of the overall blended signal. Meanwhile, a scoop switch lets you choose between flat, scooped, or boosted mid-range voices.

According to MXR, the basis of the pedal was to recreate the experience of playing through two amp stacks at once.

“Pros and tone chasers have been combining amplifiers on stage and in the studio for years, blending their sounds together and opening up new tonal palettes for exploration,” the brand said. “Thanks to MXR’s award-winning team of engineers, you can recreate that experience right from your pedalboard.”

The FOD Drive is priced at $242.84 and will be available ‘soon’.

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