Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day has just released a demo of the new signature MXR Dookie Drive pedal. The video gives you the low down on how to recreate the sounds of the band’s iconic 1994 album, Dookie.
MXR Dookie Drive
The new MXR Dookie Drive pedal has been highly anticipated since it was first announced during Winter NAMM at the beginning of this year. So who better to demo it than Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong?
In the demo video, Mr Armstrong hows you how to dial in the new pedal to emulate the now-classic guitar tones.
Pete the Marshall Plexi 1959SLP
During the making of Dookie, Billie used two amp heads, one was a modded Marshall Plexi 1959SLP reissue. This pedal is the attempt to capture that sound by letting you dial in those two tones. It has the ability to blend between the two tones, with an additional scoop function accessed via a button.
If you are looking for the sounds of that particular album, this is a great way to get close without going out and buying a Marshall Plexi amp. Plus, it’s whole lot cheaper and easier to lug around than two massive amp heads!
The pedal is emblazoned with the graphics from the album cover, a nice tribute to Dookie, which was released 25 years ago. Do yourself a favour and watch the video to hear Billie putting it through its paces.
RRP – GBP 219 / USD 189