The Gear Gods [Almost] Weekly Gear Giveaway, Powered by Dunlop: Week 6

Congratulations to Cyrus Patel, winner of 72 John Petrucci Jazz III picks from Dunlop! Lucky bastard…..


This week, we are giving away MXR’s holy grail of ODs, their new hotness, the Custom Shop Il Torino Overdrive.


Designed by guest Custom Shop engineer Carlo Sorasio, Italy’s premier boutique amp and pedal builder, the Il Torino Overdrive uses MOSFET technology to recreate the gain structure of classic tube preamps, allowing it to sing with sweet, touch responsive saturation and natural sounding compression. Next, Carlo added a 3-band EQ section so you can finely shape the sound of the overdrive.

Finally, Carlo added a BOOST/OD switch to toggle between Boost Mode—a cleaner sound with just the right amount of compression and sustain—and OD Mode—a more aggressive, cranked tube amp sound.

It’s pretty as all hell, and it’s included in our OD shootout that was just shot. And it shot hard.

One of these could be yours! Just fill out the form below and we’ll randomly pick a winner to juice up their tone with the Il Torino.

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