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MXR M294 Sugar Drive Mini Effects Pedal

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The MXR Sugar Drive is for players who love the sonic synergy of their guitar and amplifier but want even more of that sound. You spent years chasing it, and now you need a way to make it more focused and more robust. A way to make it that much sweeter. Look no further than the Sugar Drive. It’s based on a rare pedal that has acquired a mythical re...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The MXR Sugar Drive is for players who love the sonic synergy of their guitar and amplifier but want even more of that sound. You spent years chasing it, and now you need a way to make it more focused and more robust. A way to make it that much sweeter. Look no further than the Sugar Drive.

It’s based on a rare pedal that has acquired a mythical reputation among fanatical tone-seekers thanks to its unique circuit design. Key elements of that design are its Drive control and voltage doubler. The Drive control replicates the smooth transition of an amplifier going from clean to dirty by blending the overdrive effect with your clean signal as you turn it up. The voltage doubler increases overall headroom, which opens everything up nicely for a clear and transparent range of tones that you can dial in depending on what you need from your rig, from uncolored boosting to rich, smooth overdrive.

Of course, the designers had to give this circuit the MXR touch. If you’re all about true bypass, then you’re in luck—this pedal uses it by default. The original used buffered bypass, though, and the engineers know there are a lot of players out there who don’t want to fix something that isn’t broken. They’re in luck, too—just flick the Buffer switch on the side of the pedal to enable buffered bypassing.

With a simple three-knob setup and an MXR mini housing, this is the overdrive pedal to bring out the best of your rig and make it come alive. It’s versatile and it saves space, and unlike the original pedals it’s based on, it won’t cost you thousands of dollars.

Features

  • Brings out the best of your guitar and amp sound
  • Based on a rare and elusive overdrive circuit
  • Diverse range of tones, from boosting to overdrive
  • Blends in clean signal to maintain your guitar’s personality
  • Buffer switch toggles between true & buffered bypass switching
  • Clear and transparent performance
  • Increased headroom for dynamic, wide-open sound
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MXRM294 Sugar Drive Mini Effects Pedal
 
4.5

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4.0

Returned it!

By GuitarMan84

from TEMECULA, CA

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

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    Comments about MXR M294 Sugar Drive Mini Effects Pedal:

    I was really excited to replace my Ibanez Mini Tube Scrwamer with this pedal. In the end, the TS sounded better (to me, at least). See, the thing with the Sugar Overdrive is that it "blends" your clean tone as you increase the drive. That didn't work for me and my ears like I thought it would. I prefer the mini TS as it instantly colors my tone and gives it the sweet sound I crave (sorry, Sugar). I guess I had to do a side-by-side comparison to appreciate it. Also, the buffer is a cool feature, probably helps the signal if you're having to run long cables (which I don't). Overall, good pedal, MXR has great quality (I have the Super Bad-ss Distortion and l love it). Try before you buy (preferebly with your own gear).

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    5.0

    Nice little Boost & Drive!

    By Richard

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about MXR M294 Sugar Drive Mini Effects Pedal:

    This is just what I needed, to fill that in-between gap between clean and basic overdrive. I use it a lot on Tom Petty tunes. Smooth, classic sounding, it's great! I'm beginning to like these "soft touch" clicker switches on MXR pedals more, it makes for quicker operation with a little tap of the foot rather than depressing a hard click switch.

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