Dunlop has provided musicians with so many amazing tools for so long that it’s hard to remember a time when that wasn’t the case. It’s also easy to forget that this company doesn’t just have a man’s name—it was actually named after a man. And 50 years ago, that man was perceptive enough to see a need in the marketplace, smart enough to be able to design and build a product to fill that need, and fearless enough to think that he could sell that product to millions of musicians. It was indeed that fearless and adventurous spirit that brought Jim Dunlop to the US from Canada in the 1960s. As part of our 50th anniversary celebration, Jim and his son Jimmy sat down with us to talk about our company’s beginnings and most important milestones.
First produced in 1977, the Jazz III pick has attracted a growing cult of some of the music industry’s most talented guitar players. What is behind the mystique of this little red pick? What is it about its shape that’s drawn and inspired so many players?
The MXR Custom Badass design team is made up of musicians and engineers who have decades of professional experience backing up their mission to create high quality, factory hot-rodded classics fine-tuned to deliver a wider tonal spectrum, more versatility and increased dynamic range. The team also believes that premium tone and quality can be offered at a price anyone can afford because every player deserves great tone without over-inflated prices and exclusionary limited quantities.
You asked and we answered! We answered over 50 of the questions that you posted on our Facebook wall yesterday. Many thanks to JT for answering all of your questions for today’s “Ask an engineer”.