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MXR Unveils New FOD Drive Pedal

MXR FOD Drive
(Image credit: Dunlop)

MXR has unveiled its new FOD Drive pedal.

This compact new overdrive pedal features a circuit that allows for blending two hot-rodded amp stacks. Each of the pedal's drive circuits emulates a heavily-modded amp - one is optimized for potent midrange punch, the other for heavily-scooped high-gain sounds.

Each "amp" features independent volume and gain controls, which can be set individually and balanced via the pedal's blend knob.

The FOD Drive's scoop switch allows for choosing between flat, scooped or boosted midrange, while the global tone knob lets users tweak the EQ of the signal.

The MXR FOD Drive pedal will be offered at an MSRP of $242.84, but is available now for preorder at Sweetwater (opens in new tab) for $169.99.

For more info on the pedal, stop by jimdunlop.com (opens in new tab).

Jackson Maxwell
Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.