NAMM 2020: MXR has made a Timmy mini overdrive pedal with Paul Cochrane

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NAMM 2020: Fifteen years after the Timmy overdrive first surfaced and won the hearts of players with its low gain transparency, MXR has now partnered with the pedal's creator Paul Cochrane to produce the MXR Timmy. It's a smaller and more affordable Timmy than ever before - boutique for less!

For $129.99 it's a competitive price point for a new version of one of the finest and most usable gain pedals on the market, and because it's slimmed down it's even easier to add to your 'board.

With the same controls, two-band EQ, plus symmetrical and asymmetrical clipping this has the full range of features on paper as the original. We're looking forward to finding out if it holds up to bigger brother. 

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Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.