NAMM 2024: “Organic boosting that you can tweak to match any rig”: MXR has brought back its Torino overdrive with a flash new chassis – but you'll have to be quick off the line to bag one

MXR Gran Torino
(Image credit: MXR)

NAMM 2024: MXR has announced its plans to revive and reboot its popular Il Torino overdrive pedal in the form of its latest no-nonsense pedalboard workhorse – the newly revised Gran Torino.

As far as drive pedals go, the Gran Torino is relatively modest in its operation, though the effects pedal specialist does stress that this humble stompbox is enough to “enrich the natural sound of your rig with the warm, organic sound of classic tube amps”.

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Matt Owen
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Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.