Featuring a unique circuit design, the MXR Custom Shop Joe Bonamassa FET Driver captures the rich, creamy sound of an overdriven tube amplifier by cascading an op-amp gain stage into a FET stage. Step on the FET Driver to thicken up your lead tone with musical, amp-like distortion and sustain without the fragility and inconsistency associated with tubes.
The FET Driver features a simple but responsive set of controls. Set your volume level with the Output control, and then use the Drive control to dial in the grit, from subtle soft-clipping to early stage distortion. Fine tune the FET Driver’s sound by tweaking Hi and Lo boost/cut controls, and push the Hi Cut switch to roll off high end frequencies when playing in high volume situations where excess noise is apparent.
"This pedal glued the loose ends of my rig together,” Joe says. "It’s very focused and very fat, and it cuts through without being too bright. That’s a hard sound to achieve.”
The FET Driver features true bypass switching and comes in a heavy duty metal housing that’s ready for the road.
MXR Custom Shop effects are designed for discerning players with unique and specific needs—players who know their gear inside and out and carefully consider every part of their signal chain, from guitar output to amplifier input. Likewise, the Custom Shop’s master pedal builders consider every component and circuit board layout choice with the same discretion, ensuring players with refined tastes and finely tuned ears get the tools they need for their own sonic exploration.