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Harness dual-amp power in a compact pedal with MXR’s new FOD Drive

MXR's FOD Drive blends two hot-rodded amp stacks in a single enclosure
(Image credit: Dunlop)

MXR has introduced the FOD Drive, a new overdrive pedal boasting a circuit that allows for blending two hot-rodded amp stacks in a single enclosure.

Each drive circuit is modeled after a heavily-modified guitar amp - one optimized for heavily-scooped high-gain tones and the other for midrange punch.

Each "amp" features its own gain and volume controls, which can be set individually and then balanced via a blend knob.

A global tone knob, meanwhile, tweaks the EQ of the signal and a scoop switch allows for choosing between flat, scooped or boosted midrange.

The FOD Drive is offered at an MSRP of $242.84, and is available for preorder at Sweetwater for $169.99.

For more information, head to Jim Dunlop.

Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.