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MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive Guitar Pedal   

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Designed in close collaboration with living legend Eddie Van Halen, the 5150 Overdrive puts Eddies full range of distortion right at your feet. This ...Read More

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Helps you achieve the tones that have made Eddie one of the most recognizeable guitarists in rock history.

Designed in close collaboration with living legend Eddie Van Halen, the 5150 Overdrive puts Eddies full range of distortion right at your feet. This pedals full complement of controls will take you from the groundbreaking tone heard on early Van Halen records to the high gain, super-articulate sound he uses today. After setting the Output and Gain controls where you want them, use the 3-band EQ section to shape and customize your sound. For the bumped up gain and compression Eddie digs, just hit the Boost switch. Finally, use the Gate control to engage the 5150 Overdrives noise gate, active only while the pedal is turned on. The 5150 Overdrive features true bypass switching comes in a road-worthy housing emblazoned with custom EVH artwork.


If you love Eddie Van Halen's tone, then you have to add this pedal to your board. Order today!

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MXREVH 5150 Overdrive Guitar Pedal
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6), Yes (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Pedal and Built to Rock

By TW97

from Osprey, FL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Auto Muting (very quiet, zero hum, buzz or hiss)
  • Great Tone
  • Plenty of Adjustments
  • Well Constructed

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive Guitar Pedal:

      This is a really good pedal for anyone wanting the rich warm tones and quality sound!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Better for high head room amps with limited gain options.

      By Ad3

      from Nc foothills

      Comments about MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive Guitar Pedal:

      This pedal rocks! Flat out I've never had that liquid metal guitar tone until I purchased this pedal. So first I would say this if you have a low wattage amp odds are your amp will already compress when you play in a band setting. If that is the case for you and you have low headroom than I would pass on this and get a nice overdrive pedal such as a tube screamer or something with less gain so you could push the front end of your amp. Gain on gain doesn't sound that good to me. Also the noise gate works great unless you turn your guitar volume down. Then it swells into the note. I would says it's a great pedal but really you need a lot of head room for this pedal to work well on a band. I also found it didn't stack well with other pedals. I sold mine not long after I bought it. To be honest it was wonderful by itself and it was great with low powered amps when I was trying to practice with my kids up stairs because you can dial in tons of fantastic tones. I am glad I tried it but in the end I sold it because it wasn't useful for me and my AC15.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Versatile. Workhorse OD.

      By Jim

      from Milwaukee

      Comments about MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive Guitar Pedal:

      I have always love the Van Halen brown sound.
      That said, I haven't made that the focus of my pedal board.
      As an individual that plays in a diverse cover band I have a varying degree of tones from, classic rock, to shred, to subtle overdrives of a number of variances.

      Here is the thing with this pedal.
      I want two.

      I play through a Marshall DSL 2000 100watt with a 2x12 cab that has the Zach Wylde Ev speakers.
      I have never moved from Marshall to the EVH head for three reasons:
      1.) I love the my amp.
      2.) I couldn't justify the cost of the 100watt with the three separate eq's.
      3.) I couldn't justify the move to the 50watt due to the volume jump between green and blue.

      This pedal provides the complete array of tones those amps have in one box.

      I knew I was going to purchase this pedal, but my concern was that it was going to be a one trick pony shred machine.
      It is anything but.

      Yes. You can get nuts tones that make shredders smile.
      But, the beauty of it is that you can also get subtle very usable classic OD tones that lead themselves to many different options.

      I am sure that in a year or so EVH will produce a two switch pedal with an accessible boost.
      I have now put a VOX Ice 9 in front of it and at either side of the rainbow tones can be boosted an sustained without damaging quality.

      What I now want on my board is to so that have access to those options on the fly.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great! Perfect!

      By Guinter Capelaro

      from Porto Alegre, Brasil

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive Guitar Pedal:

      This is "the Eddie Van Halen perfect guitar sound". No more.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Pedal

      By LB

      from Barry IL

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive Guitar Pedal:

      This is and awesome pedal. It sounds more amp like than most dist. pedals I have owned and I have owned a lot. You can get everything from light overdrive to full on distortion from this pedal I love it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Outstanding!!!

      By little guitar

      from Upstate New York

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive Guitar Pedal:

      It is like having the evh amp head crushed into a stompbox. It totally draws the evh sound out of your amp!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Beast

      By Dave

      from Michigan

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive Guitar Pedal:

      I never liked distortion Pedals until now this New EVH Overdrive
      is the best distortion pedal I've ever heard, I'm running it into a Peavey XXX I love
      the distortion from the EVH overdrive Way Better than the Amps Gain Channels.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      EVH 5150 in a Box

      By Ron

      from Virginia

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      Pros

      • Easy To Dial In
      • Tone
      • Versatility

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Live performance
        • Practise

        Comments about MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive Guitar Pedal:

        This pedal is a 5150III in a box. I was leary at first because of the price but this is really a boutique quality pedal and worth the investment. This delivers the EVH 5150 tone, has more than enough gain, and the noise gate is a real plus. The real plus is this really does deliver not just 5150 tones but I get a great Marshall growl which is great for playing classic rock like Deep,Purple, Rainbow, Led Zep to GNR. The EQi is easy to figure out. Last word, this is not an overdrive pedal IMO, it is a hi gain distortion pedal. Highly recommended.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best pedal ever

        By Greggshells

        from Heart of Dixie, Alabama

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Permanent link in pedal chain

            Comments about MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive Guitar Pedal:

            If you are obsessed with EVH tone, like me, you'll love this pedal.Just awesome.

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            • No

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