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MXR EVH5150 Overdrive Pedal Buyers Review (October 2020)

MXR EVH5150 Overdrive Pedal

MXR EVH5150 Overdrive Pedal

  • ✔ Features Output, Bass, Mid, Treble & Gain Input Knobs
  • ✔ Boost Switch & Gate
  • ✔ Features True Bypass For Unaltered Tone
  • ✔ Designed In Close Collaboration With Eddie Van Halen
The MXR design team has collaborated with Eddie Van Halen to deliver a full range of powerful saturation and hyper-driven tones right at your feet.
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  • Overdrive
  • Eddie Van Halen signature model
  • Controls for output, bass, mids, treble, gain, and a gate control that can be activated
  • Input: 6.3 mm Jack mono
  • Output: 6.3 mm Jack mono
  • Solid metal housing
  • Status LED
  • Powered via a 9V battery or 9V power supply
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 122 x 91 x 52 mm
  • Weight: 809 g

Designed in conjunction with Eddie Van Halen, the MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive effects pedal is a sonic replica of an EVH 5150 III’s blue channel. The resulting evh 5150 overdrive joins hand-adjusted multi-stage mosfets with a full complement of controls to deliver overdriven tube-like tones and exceptional sonic flexibility through a wide variety of amps and speaker cabinets.

This amp-in-a-box pedal has the high gain of the amplifier and just as much string-to-string clarity. A 3-band EQ lets you dial the pedal in to complement your rig. An onboard boost adds gain and compression for punching through the mix. Whether on stage or in the studio, The evh 5150 overdrive controls dial up the whole spectrum-from eddie’s groundbreaking early classic tones to the high gain, super-articulate sound He uses today. Output and gain controls set your volume and distortion levels, while the 3-band passive tone stack EQ section shapes your sound to taste. The boost switch kicks the 5150 overdrive into high gear with extra gain and compression, and the gate control-powered by the smart gate circuit-tames unwanted noise.

The evh 5150 overdrive features true bypass switching and comes in a road-worthy housing emblazoned with custom evh artwork. It’s a very impressive looking (and sounding) overdrive pedal and if your budget can stretch, a worthy investment. It’s hugely popular with current owners and when you hear what the EVH can do, you’ll understand why.