NAMM 2015 – MXR Il Torino Overdrive Pedal

MXR are makers of many fine pedals, including several overdrives – but only one can be the cream of the crop. The Il Torino is the company’s flagship OD pedal, and from the sound of it, there’s good reason. With two clipping modes and cascading MOSFETs to imitate an amplifier’s gain staging, as well as a 3 band EQ, this OD is sure to shine in our OD shootout which is being shot this month.

Here’s a clip of some of the pedal’s different sounds straight from the floor of NAMM:

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