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MXR TIMMY Custom Shop Overdrive Guitar Pedal CSP027

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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.

Product Videos

MXR Timmy Overdrive | Reverb Tone Report (05:09)
Paul Cochrane's handmade Timmy Overdrive is one of the most beloved boutique pedals among effects heads everywhere, but if you've tried, you know that they can be difficult to get. Now, brand-new for 2020, Cochrane has partnered with MXR to create a miniature version of the Timmy—still retaining controls for volume, gain, and treble/bass EQ, and featuring the three-way clipping switch from the second version of the original—available to a wider audience of players. Check out Andy Martin's demo above, and click below to get your own on Reverb. Read More on Reverb: https://bit.ly/36RCYT5
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  1. More than just another overdrive pedal 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Mar 2020

    The MXR Timmy goes above and beyond the typical overdrive pedal. The pedal acts as an extension of your amp's "base" tone. It wakes up your amp and provides new color to your sound. A lot of overdrive pedals that I have used over the years tend to sacrifice your highs. Especially when trying to emphasize individual notes. The MXR Timmy actually takes my base tone and adds additional clarity to the highs. It works extremely well with my Marshall Plexi/Les Paul rig. Couldn't be happy with this pedal. And thank you Musictoyz for the fast shipping and great service!