Billie Joe Armstrong’s guitar tone on Green Day’s groundbreaking album "Dookie" sounded dirty and punchy with the perfect amount of articulation to express the musicality of his fast, melodic riffs. He got that sound by running his signal through two heavily modified amplifiers—one scooped with a ton of gain, and one with a well-defined midrange. When it came time to mix the record, the band blended the two signals together in different ratios to match the vibe of each track.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of "Dookie," MXR is releasing the Dookie Drive. It captures both the sound of both amps Billie Joe used in a single pedal so that you can dial in your own versions of that famous Dookie sound. MXR borrowed both of Billie Joe’s amps, and the team carefully analyzed all the sonic qualities that make them sound so darn good. After much analysis and A/B testing, the engineers rebuilt both amps from scratch in pedal circuit form and fit them into a single housing. The High Gain and Clean Gain sections each have their own controls, while the Blend control allows you to mix them together just like Green Day did in the studio. If you want some extra scoop in the midrange of the overall output signal, just hit the Scoop switch.
The MXR Dookie Drive isn’t just for Green Day fans—this totally unique pedal provides a full harmonic range of overdriven tones for a playing experience that is full of depth and dimension.