SDOTD, for those of you not familiar with this acronym is Stupid Deal of the Day. This is the great promotion that Musician’s Friend runs on a daily basis, where they slash prices big time on certain items in their store. Obviously, when it’s pedal related, I take notice. Some times there pedals that no one cares about while other times, they’re something worth paying attention to. This is one of those times.
Today’s Stupid Deal of the Day is the MXR Raijin Drive!
Here is some info on the MXR Raijin Drive:
Shin Suzuki is the most celebrated amp and pedal designer in Japan, renowned by tonechasers the world over for his ability to faithfully recreate some of the most elusive sounds in music history. As proprietor of Shinâ€™s Music in Tokyo, he has cultivated an unfailing ear for incredible tones. In 2016, Shin collaborated with the MXR Custom Shop to create the Shin-Juku Drive, a pedal widely praised for the way it captured the raw sonic complexity of a rare amplifier with a legendary reputation.
Shin and the MXR Custom Shop have come together once again to create the Raijin Drive, a pedal that reinvents two iconic Japanese stompboxesâ€”an overdrive and a distortionâ€”with greater tonal range and usability so that those beloved sounds can keep up with the modern tone chase.
Shin designed both channels from scratch, honing in on the best qualities of the aforementioned pedals with his refined ear and then recreating them with a more versatile and responsive tonal palette. The overdrive signal is smooth, fat, and wide open while the distortion signal packs an aggressive, harmonically rich punch with just enough gain to get good and heavy. Each signal complements the voice of your instrument, allowing your unique tonal character to be the star of the mix. Alternating between the two is as simple as the flick of a switch. Level, Tone, and Drive controls make it super easy to dial in a great sound and start playing.
With classic Japanese overdrive and distortion sounds carefully tailored with enough sonic flexibility to please any connoisseur, the Raijin Drive is a must-have for your board. Getting them both in the same box makes this pedal a space-saving no-brainer.
SDOTD – MXR Raijin Drive
Okay, let’s talk about the deal! Typically the MXR Raijin Drive sells for $130, but is currently on sale for a crazy low price of $69.99! That’s knocking off $60!! Nutz! With Stupid Deals of the Day, these deals only last for 24 hours OR until the unit counts gets low. As with all Stupid Deals, if you want this pedal, you need to jump on it. I’ve personally missed opportunities by being slow.