This year marks the 25th Anniversary of “Dookie” the album from California punk-rock-turned-arena-shattering Green Day.

The album is considered a major turning point in Green Day’s career, pushing them further into the mainstream audience’s ears with hits like “Basket Case”, “Longview”, “When I Come Around”, and “Welcome To Paradise.”

MXR have collaborated with guitarist and vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong to create a pedal honoring the album, aptly titled the “Dookie Drive.”

Fans of the band may know that Armstrong’s recognizable tone comes from a combination of two modded Marshall amplifiers he’s named “Pete” and “Meat.” The pedal is designed as a way to emulate these two sounds and even combine them to varying degrees, using them as Billie does night after night.

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On the album, these two amps were blended differently from track to track to get the desired sound, and he still uses the amps together to this day. One is a higher gain scooped sound, the other has a cleaner, punchy midrange.

The pedal uses the standard gain, tone, and volume knobs with a blend knob to tailor the pedal to your liking. The addition of a scoop switch lets you take a bit more midrange out, should that be more to your liking. It features a custom graphic of the original album art.

As a long-time fan – Green Day was the band that got me playing guitar over 10 years ago – I can honestly say I’m excited at the idea of a pedal designed with and signed off by Armstrong himself. From the early demos, it’s sounding pretty promising.

The pedal is due to be released in April 2019.

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