Get Billie Joe's Signature Sound in a Limited-edition Pedal!
In 1994, alt-rocking guitarists everywhere emulated (but never quite duplicated) Billie Joe Armstrong’s gut-busting guitar tone on Green Day’s pop-punk masterpiece, Dookie. So why is Billie Joe’s overdriven tone so hard to reproduce? For starters, he’s Billie Joe Armstrong. Beyond that, he used two modded amplifiers — one tuned for clean sounds, the other tuned for dirty. The MXR Dookie Drive captures the sound of these two amps and packs them into a single pedal. Its Blend knob then allows you to morph between the two amp sounds in wet/dry fashion, arming you with a harmonic-rich sound that’s full of depth and dimension. This version of the Dookie Drive boasts graphics inspired by The Father of All… that showcase the album cover’s unicorn over a brushed-aluminum housing.
Two modded amplifiers in a single pedal
The Dookie Drive has all the usual controls — Output, Gain, Tone, etc. — but the real magic lies in its Blend knob. This flexible control allows you to blend a clean and dirty signal together, much like Billie Joe does with two separate amplifiers onstage. This killer overdrive also includes a Scoop function, which allows you to sculpt your mids. The guitarists here at Sweetwater have yearned for a pedal like this for a long time — Billie Joe’s tone is hard to nail — and now it’s here!