Jim Dunlop MXR Sugar Drive Guitar Effects Pedal

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  • Distortion like an amp that growls as you dial
  • Buffered or true bypass at the flick of switch
  • Bespoke MXR circuitry
  • Rugged, compact housing ideal for live use.
  • Glorious metallic blue finish


When you are desperate for a sweet drive tone but not to dirty what do you do. You want to keep you pedal board free of chunky units and need a drive that will clean up to a nice crunch. MXR has developed the sugar drive a clean to singing distortion pedal that will answer all your gain needs in one small unit.

Hear that Sweet Sugar

The MXR Sugar drive uses a clever circuit trick called a voltage doubler that takes your clean tone and blends it with the overdrive circuit as you dial it up replicating the kind of gain found in tube amps. The voltage doubler increases the headroom of the tone opening up the range of gain so the distortion stays smooth and not to growly perfect for power chords.

The true tone

The MXR Sugar Drive has true bypass or buffered bypass depending on your taste. With just the flick of a switch, you can go from that true guitar to amp tone with none of the effects of buffered or you can have the buffered bypass to colour your sound the MXR way. This pedal is a compact, rugged tone monster and will deliver sweet gain without getting too dirty. It cleans up nicely to add that bit of edge to clean sound. All finished in a glorious metallic blue.

ManufacturerJim Dunlop
ModelSugar Drive
ColourMetallic Blue
Input Impedance 600 kΩ
Output Impedance 3 kΩ
Nominal Input Level +6 dBV
True Bypass without Buffer selected+26 dBV
Tone control (@ full CCW): -20 dB @ 3 kHz
Current Draw 18.5 mA @ 9 VDC
Power Requirements 9 VDC (ECB003 AC adapter)
Throughput Gain up to +50 dB @ 1kHz

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