Billie Joe Armstrong reveals amp that inspired MXR Dookie Drive
Two months ago, Dunlop debuted the MXR Dookie Drive, a signature pedal for Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. The brand supported the announcement with a video of Armstrong introducing the drive box. A follow-up video has now arrived, offering more information on the amp that inspired Dookie’s tone.
The amp in question is a Marshall 100-watt Plexi Super Lead that producer Rob Cavallo provided during the recording of Dookie. “We just plugged it in, and turned it up, and it sounded really good. All the tone was there,” Armstrong says in the video.
The American Idiot singer also shed light on the amp he used prior to the Marshall: a Gallien-Krueger 250RL. This amp featured on Green Day’s first two records: 39/Smooth and Kerplunk.
Watch part two of Armstrong’s introduction of MXR’s Dookie Drive above.
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