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The Timmy Overdrive provides a versatile range of overdrive tones that enhance the natural sound of your guitar and amp setup. With three different clipping options and ingeniously configured Bass and Treble controls, this pedal offers players a ton of options to make the most of their playing and recording experience.
- This pedal can be powered by a Dunlop ECB003 9-volt adapter, or the DC Brick™, Iso-Brick™, and Mini Iso-Brick™ power supplies (not included).
The MXR Timmy Overdrive provides a huge range of gritty, textured tones that enhance your rig’s sound while preserving its fundamental voice—and in an MXR mini housing, it’ll free up serious pedalboard space. The pedal’s based on a design from veteran pedal builder Paul Cochrane that’s widely celebrated among high level pros, from first-call Nashville player Kenny Greenberg to first-call L.A. player Lyle Workman to rockstar Brad Whitford. When Paul decided to bring his pedal to a wider audience, he chose to work with the MXR design team. “It’s an honor to work with MXR,” Paul says. “My first ever pedal was a Phase 90.”
Thanks to Paul’s inventive implementation of clipping options and tone controls, the Timmy Overdrive is a dream come true for working guitar players. The Clip switch provides three different clipping styles for a multitude of scenarios, whether you need a big, bold always-on sound with a ton of headroom to slam the front end of your amp, a more compressed and saturated sound for fat chords, or anything in between. The Bass and Treble controls offer further refinement in two key ways. First, they’re cut-only, keeping your signal’s character intact while making it super easy to dial in a clean boost. Second, Paul wired the Bass control to affect your pre-OD signal so that you can your maintain low end at lower Gain settings and the Treble control to affect your post-OD signal so that you can adjust the top end to keep dirty settings smooth and musical.
Finally, the MXR design team worked with Paul to select an op-amp that perfectly complements his expertly crafted design. They chose the LF353, a component well-respected by Dunlop engineers for providing high output, high gain, and hi-fi signal delivery. The resulting MXR Timmy Overdrive is a professional-grade must-have for players who want sweet, harmonic breakup that responds to playing dynamics and maintains a rig’s personality at a fraction of the standard pedal size.
- FOOTSWITCH toggles effect on/bypass (blue LED indicates on)
- VOLUME knob adjusts overall volume of effect
- knob cuts low end frequencies from pre-overdrive signal
- CLIP switch sets clipping mode
- GAIN knob adjusts overdrive intensity
- TREBLE knob cuts high end frequencies from post-overdrive signal
The Timmy® Overdrive is powered by the Dunlop ECB003 9-volt adapter, or the DC Brick™, Iso-Brick™, and Mini Iso-Brick™ power supplies. This pedal cannot be powered by a battery.
- Input Impedance 400 kΩ
- Output Impedance* 1 kΩ
- Noise Floor* -115 dBV
- Gain 3 dBV to 43 dBV
- Bypass True Hardwire
- Current Draw 2.2 mA
- Power Supply 9 volts DC