MXR Sugar Drive Mini Overdrive Pedal

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  • Regular price MSRP: $171.41

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Get a Diverse Range of Clear and Transparent Overdrive Tones with the MXR Sugar Drive Mini Overdrive Pedal

The MXR Sugar Drive based on a rare overdrive pedal that has acquired a mythical reputation among fanatical tone-seekers thanks to its unique circuit design.

The key elements of that circuit design are the Drive control and something called a voltage doubler. First, the Drive control on this pedal doesn’t just increase the intensity of the overdrive pedal. It starts with your clean signal and then blends it with the overdrive effect as you turn it up, replicating the smooth transition of an amplifier going from clean to dirty. The voltage doubler increases overall headroom, which opens everything up nicely.

If you’re all about true bypass, then you’re in luck-this pedal uses it by default. The original used buffered bypass, though, and we know there’s a lot of players out there who don’t want to fix something that isn’t broken. They’re in luck, too-just flick the Buffer switch on the side of the pedal to enable buffered bypassing.

With a simple three-knob setup and an MXR mini housing, this is the go-to overdrive to have on your pedalboard. It’s versatile and it saves space, and unlike the original pedals it’s based on, it won’t cost you thousands of dollars.


  • VOLUME: sets overall effect volume
  • TONE: rolls off high frequencies
  • DRIVE: sets the amount of overdrive
  • BUFFER switch selects buffered bypass(indicated by blue LED)
  • FOOTSWITCH toggles effect on/bypass(blue LED indicates on)
  • By default, the M294 is set to true bypass switching. For buffered bypass switching, set the BUFFER switch to its RIGHT position.


  • Input Impedance: 600 kilohms
  • Output Impedance: 3 kilohms
  • Nominal Input Level: +6 dBV
  • Maximum Output Level/True Bypass (without Buffer selected):+26 dBV
  • Tone control (@ full CCW): -20 dB @ 3 kHz
  • Current Draw: 18.5 mA @ 9 VDC
  • Power Requirements: 9 VDC (ECB003 AC adapter)
  • Throughput Gain up to +50 dB @ 1kHz

Manufacturer: MXR
Model: M294
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: I512180-N-0
UPC: #710137101272
Listing ID: NA90835