Paul Cochrane teases a third version of his legendary Tim overdrive

Paul Cochrane Tim V3
(Image credit: Paul Cochrane/Facebook)

Paul Cochrane’s twin-footswitch Tim and its downsized little brother, the Timmy, remain two of the most iconic boutique overdrive pedals on the market, having helped to popularize the term ‘transparent overdrive’. Now, a couple of decades on from the launch of the original Tim, Cochrane has offered a sneak peek at its latest V3 incarnation.

In a new Facebook post, the revered builder has shared a prototype of the new design, which has been five years in the making.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.