MXR M 294 Sugar Drive

Sugar Drive

Most Klones bare some resemblance to the original Klon Centaur yet the M 294 Sugar Drive seems to avoid it. This suggests that it wants to be considered on its own merits, of course, we’re not going to do that. If its a Klone, it gets compared, that’s what we’re all about at TonePedia, comparability!

Sugar Sweet?

The Klon Centaur, which the Sugar Drive is inspired by, is a mythical creature in both fiction and real life. The prices are famously so high that even those who can afford one would struggle to justify doing so.

Compared to a Klon the Sugar Drive is lot smaller, we can’t help but feel it punches at Wampler Tumnus.

Clever Horse

“Klones” don’t just overdrive, just like Klons they:

  • Boosts – In a similar way to how a tube screamer can be used as a boost for many styles of music, so can a Klon. In fact, many people prefer Klons as boosts due to where the mid-range bump sits. For this reason, we have included a Boost playing style showing how it cleans up using the guitar’s volume.
  • Stacks – Klons stack with RATs very well but for some reason, if you have one try stacking it with your favourite overdrives and distortions.
  • The Sugar Drive also has a switchable buffer like the Klon KTR

Contemporary Klones

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MXR M 294 Sugar Drive technical specifications

Manufacturer MXR
Made In USA
Year 2020's
FX Overdrive
Additional FX Boost
Type Pedal
Jacks mounted on Sides
Bypass True Bypass
Battery? No
Voltage 9
Polarity Center Negative
Circuit Analog
Tube equipped? No
Colour Gold
Weight (in kg) 0.13
Based on famous model? Klon
Width (in cm) 4
Height (in cm) 55
Depth (in cm) 9

MXR M 294 Sugar Drive reviews & comparison videos

M 294 Sugar Drive reviews & comparison

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