MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive

Effects pedal for electric guitar

  • 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 (not included, e.g. Article Nr 409939)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 122 x 91 x 52 mm
  • Weight: 809 g
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Overdrive Yes
Distortion No
Fuzz No
Metal No
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Iconic overdrive, but needs a boost in front of it to get the most out of it
cubusaddendum, 26.06.2019
I get all my guitar tone from my board so I can use a clean amp, and this pedal serves well as a pre-amp stage before a power-amp/speaker simulator.

I particularly like the form factor with the sockets at the top and the battery slot underneath. The built-in "smart gate" that only cuts the hiss is a very smart move. Some of the knobs also have a sticking point to show you their "nominal" level (because it's not always at 12 o'clock). Good for fumbling in the dark.

I think the passive EQ is a bit lame though, and the boost button is so subtle I don't know why it's there. I have to use a Unit67 boost pedal in front to get the response I want.

That said, when set up the way I want it the tone is killer.
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Sound like Eddy for a mild budget
07.02.2016
If you are on a budget and want to sound like Eddy, well you can't go wrong with this item. It is very well build and has great features such as the noise gate and boost. Hook up an EVH striped series guitar and you've got yourself a great match.
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A killer!
Axelmgs, 27.07.2019
This is one of the best investment I've ever made. Maybe the price seems too high, but I guarantee you won't regret buying it
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Solide verarbeitet, praktikable Eigenschaften, insbesondere für Rock/Hardrock etc. geeignet.
Axl-Jones, 22.08.2020
Dieser Fußschalter wurde nach meinem Eindruck mit sehr viel Bedacht konzipiert und präsentiert sich in einer qualitativ sehr guten/ soliden Konstruktion mit vielen praktikablen Funktionen und Kontrollmöglichkeiten.

Ich nutze den MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive mit einem San Dimas Gitarren-Model + einem outputstarken Steghumbucker (DiMarzio Superdistortion) und einem Modeling Amp (Yamaha THR 30II).
Den Amp habe ich clean/ neutral eingestellt, um möglichst viel vom Effekt des Overdrives zu hören.

Der Sound des Overdrives reagiert deutlich wahrnehmbar beim Drehen an den solide verarbeiteten Knöpfen! In meinem Fall brauche ich sie gar nicht so weit hochzudrehen, um bereits einen satten, bösen Hardrock-Sound zu bekommen - wer dann noch mehr will: Bittesehr, es gibt immer noch Luft nach oben!!

Neben den Einstellungen Gain, Bass, Mid, Treble und Output, gibt es noch einen Boost Knopf, der in Aktion zwar deutlich wahrnehmbar arbeitet, allerdings sehr klein und dadurch für spontane Aktionen während des Spielens für mich unbrauchbar ist. Habe ihn meistens aus.

Sehr gut finde ich die True Bypass Eigenschaft, auf die Eddie viel Wert zu legen scheint, denn sie ist auch bei anderen seiner Signatur-Fußschalter immer wieder mit an Bord; ist der Overdrive aus, wird das Gitarrensignal direkt und unverfälscht weitergeleitet.

Als ein ebenfalls dickes Plus werte ich die Gate Control Funktion, deren Sensibilität via Drehknopf regulierbar bis ausschaltbar ist. Dadurch gibt's bei Spielpausen keine Brummgeräusche - der Knopf leuchtet dann auf und geht wieder aus, sobald man weiterspielt.

Die LED Leuchte, um anzuzeigen, ob der Overdrive gerade aktiv ist oder nicht, rundet das Ganze ab.

Bin sehr zufrieden, daher: Kaufempfehlung!
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