NAMM 2019: Billie Joe Armstrong Teases Green Day ‘Dookie’ MXR Pedal

NAMM 2019: Yesterday, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong caused a stir among gearheads on Instagram when he posted a photo of what looks to be a signature MXR Green Day “Dookie” pedal with the caption, “Anyone going to NAMM?”

No other information has been released yet, but the pedal, which sports Output, Gain, Blend and Tone knobs, as well as a Scoop button, is believed to be an overdrive pedal based on Armstrong’s Dookie tone, which powered hits like “Longview,” “Basket Case” and “When I Come Around,” and was derived from a modded Marshall Plexi 1959SLP reissue that Armstrong nicknamed Pete.

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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.