Paul’s Timmy has earned a reputation for being one of the best overdrives of all time, delivering a transparent overdrive that keeps the natural guitar and amp tone in check. However, one drawback is that Paul assembles the units one by one, resulting in lengthy waitlists and eye-watering used prices.
But that scarcity will be a thing of the past now as MXR partners with the creator for the Timmy Overdrive mini stompbox, which also aims to put a dent in mini-pedal replicas of the first design.
Spec’d from the Timmy V2, the MXR Custom Shop edition carries standard Treble, Volume, Bass, and Gain knobs, as well as an additional toggle switch to set the clipping style.
Best of all, the MXR Timmy comes relatively cheaper than current used prices for the original (starts at around $199), retailing for only $129.
“It’s an honor to work with MXR. My first ever pedal was a Phase 90,” Paul revealed.
Considering the Timmy’s reputation as a stompbox to base a tone around, this is among the most pleasant surprises of NAMM 2020, giving players another very good excuse to purchase a new drive pedal.