Dunlop Summer NAMM 2018 releases


M228 MXR® Dyna Comp® Deluxe Compressor

Street: $129.99

The Dyna Comp Deluxe Compressor brings unprecedented control to the most iconic compression sound in the history of effects pedals. The original Dyna Comp Compressor has always been more than a utilitarian effect—guitar players have used its percussive tonality to enliven their tones for years. The Dyna Comp Deluxe Compressor’s circuitry and updated control interface delivers that classic sound along with the ability to shape it and season it to your taste. 


First, this pedal is built around the same CA3080 “metal can” integrated circuit that’s integral to the vintage performance of the script Dyna Comp Compressor and its quieter operation, greater transparency, and increased dynamic range. Next, the Clean control lets you blend your unaffected signal with the compressed signal so that you can find the balance that works for you, and the Tone control allows for further refinement of the compressed signal. Use the Attack switch to toggle between a vintage style slow attack time and a modern style fast attack time. Finally, the familiar Output and Sensitivity knobs control volume level and the length of sustain respectively.


The Dyna Comp Deluxe Compressor gives you all you need to make this classic effect support the sound of your rig, from squishy ’70s compression to the open, transparent “light touch” compression favored by many modern players.


  • Classic CA3080 “metal can” integrated circuit provides quieter operation, greater transparency, and increased dynamic range
  • Clean control blends unaffected signal with compressed signal for optimal balance
  • Tone control allows for further refinement of the compressed signal
  • Attack switch toggles between slow and fast attack times


EVH30 MXR® EVH® 5150™ Chorus

Street: $199.99

Dunlop and Eddie Van Halen have once again collaborated to bring a key ingredient from the legendary guitar player’s tonal recipe to the pedalboards of guitar players around the world. 


The MXR EVH 5150 Chorus is based on a legendary chorus unit that Eddie used to add texture and dimension to some of his most classic recordings from the early 1980s. It has a simple three-knob setup—Volume, Tone, and Intensity—with Input and Output Level pad switches, mono and stereo outputs, and an internal true/buffered Bypass switch for modern rig flexibility. Combine this pedal with the 5150 Overdrive for a huge sound that’s thick and chewy.


In 2006, Dunlop and Eddie Van Halen worked together to create the EVH Series of effects pedals based on the classic sounds that Eddie used to change the face of rock ‘n’ roll. The highly acclaimed EVH Wah, MXR EVH Flanger, and MXR EVH Phase 90 set the benchmark for what can be achieved when a legendary musician and an iconic pedal company collaborate. Most recently, this relationship produced the MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive, praised for its versatility and huge, amp-like sound. The MXR EVH 5150 Chorus more than lives up to the standard established by those previous entries to the EVH Series.


  • Captures Eddie Van Halen's early ’80s chorus sound
  • Legendary chorus circuit suped-up for modern rig flexibility
  • Input and Output Level switches to optimize signal-to-noise performance and achieve unity throughput gain
  • Volume, Tone, & Intensity controls
  • Internal Bypass switch toggles true/buffered bypass
  • Mono and Stereo outputs 


Way Huge® Smalls™ Overrated Special™ Overdrive

Street: $169.99


The Way Huge Smalls Series—which transmutes some of Way Huge’s most popular concoctions into a more pedalboard-accommodating form—welcomes its fourth member: the Overrated Special Overdrive.


Designed in conjunction with bluesman Joe Bonamassa, the Overrated Special Overdrive delivers a range of bold, punchy grit. Jeorge Tripps took an old school Green Rhino OD, hot-rodded it for a more pronounced midrange, and added a Freq control so that you can punch up the low mids. Volume, Tone, and Drive controls round out a straightforward user interface so you can plug in and get right to it. Run the Overrated Special OD in front of a clean amp for a gritty boost, or slam an already distorted channel for an electrifying surge of gain and sustain worthy of Joe Bonamassa’s searing leads. Now in a Way Huge Smalls housing, this little box of dirt will find an easy home on your pedalboard.


  • Designed specially for Joe Bonamassa
  • Bold, punchy overdrive with pronounced midrange
  • Freq control for punching up the low mids
  • Now in a Way Huge Smalls housing


ilovedust Limited Edition MXR® Phase 90 & MXR® Carbon Copy® Analog Delay

Phase 90 – Street: $99.99

Carbon Copy Analog Delay – Street: $169.99


Dunlop has collaborated with UK-based crüe ilovedust to release special limited editions of two of our most popular pedals—decked out in the award-winning design crüe’s brazenly bold fusion of clashing colors and mystical designs. For more than four decades, the MXR Phase 90 has been a mainstay on the pedalboards of millions of players around the globe. The Carbon Copy Analog Delay’s rich, warm sound, ease of use, and healthy reserve of delay time have endeared it to guitar players around the world. With finishing touches from ilovedust, neither has ever looked better.  




System 65™ Superlube® Gel Pen

MSRP: $13.99


Keep the moving parts of your stringed instruments working smoothly with the Dunlop Superlube® gel pen. With its flexible spatula tip, you can easily apply superlube gel where you need it—from saddles and nuts to string trees and tremolo parts—and the thick gel will stay put. Dunlop Superlube gel is the safe lubricant for all of your stringed instrument maintenance needs.

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