This year, the MXR Custom Shop design team worked with Shin Suzuki, Japan’s most celebrated pedal designer and the owner of Shin’s Music, where he also builds custom amps and guitars for artists. He has lent his intimate knowledge of a legendary boutique amp to create the Shin-Juku™ Drive, a pedal that provides smooth, wide open overdrive with tonnes of sustain and incredibly fast response time to every playing detail. The Shin-Juku Drive’s simple three-knob interface allows you to call up a wide range of sounds, from an organic boost to full on grinding overdrive.
The Shin-Juku Drive delivers legendary boutique amp tones right from your pedalboard. At lower gain settings, this pedal works amazingly as an “always on” tonal sweetener. Pushing the Dark switch cuts high frequencies for a darker, mellower sound. The Shin-Juku Drive features true bypass switching and comes in a sturdy housing that’s ready for a lifetime on the road. £133.99