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  • MXR 5150 Overdrive

    I have one of the new MXR 5150 Overdrive pedals. It's amazing. I love the sounds I get out of it.

    Does anybody have any suggested Settings? If so what do you have?

    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: MXR 5150 Overdrive

    Peavey Wolfgang(USA) EBMM pickups
    Meanstreet Exile (Wolfgang Copy) evh set
    Sterling AX40 stock (Fender Wolfgang bridge/AN neck)
    Epiphone LP Special w/JB
    Rouge P Bass SD Quarter Pounders
    Epiphone Acoustic with seymour woody
    1984 Marshall JCM 800 4010 Voodoo Modded w/EVH Greenback
    Peavey 6505+ combo

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    • #3
      Re: MXR 5150 Overdrive

      Best results for me are actually running into amp modeling software. Fenderish cleans with el34 and greenbacks. I use bias and amplitube. I'm ass so no clips [emoji4]
      Peavey Wolfgang(USA) EBMM pickups
      Meanstreet Exile (Wolfgang Copy) evh set
      Sterling AX40 stock (Fender Wolfgang bridge/AN neck)
      Epiphone LP Special w/JB
      Rouge P Bass SD Quarter Pounders
      Epiphone Acoustic with seymour woody
      1984 Marshall JCM 800 4010 Voodoo Modded w/EVH Greenback
      Peavey 6505+ combo

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      • #4
        Re: MXR 5150 Overdrive

        If it's anything like my EVH 5150iii is, this is what I like on the crunch channel.
        Bass 3
        Mids Halfway
        Treble Halfway
        Gain about 4-5
        Presence at Half to just over to taste
        Then I dial my volume to taste and this gets really close to the Brown Sound. The lower you keep the gain and the higher you crank the volume the Browner it gets.
        I blend the 2 to get the crunch I am looking for..

        On the red channel pretty much same EQ and Gain but it's just an obscene retarded amount of gain on that channel. It's pure metal to me.
        The Blue channel is where the crunch is at..
        That's all I got, I haven't played with the pedal but I own the amp and this is what I have dialed in after months of playing.
        I hope it helps some..

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        • #5
          Re: MXR 5150 Overdrive

          Forum bro ArtieToo was kind enough to let me borrow his for a while. Great great tones, it sounded better through my Blues Jr (with C-Rex speaker upgrade) than my Hot Rod Deluxe and, IMO, sounded better with the bridge position regardless of which guitar I was using.

          Don't have any recommended settings personally, I kept the EQ settings somewhere roughly around halfway (tweak up and down as needed for each guitar.) With the drive about 75% it made my Fat 50 bridge pickup sound better than just about any pedal I've ever used.

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          • #6
            Re: MXR 5150 Overdrive

            Not to change the subject, but I was wondering if you were using it as a boost or a pre amp. I'm anxious to know how it sounds as a pre amp.

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            • #7
              Re: MXR 5150 Overdrive

              Originally posted by Reckless Abandon View Post
              This cracked me up. "My favorite setting is not plugging my guitar into it."
              green globe burned black by sunn

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              • #8
                Re: MXR 5150 Overdrive

                Originally posted by Empty Pockets View Post
                This cracked me up. "My favorite setting is not plugging my guitar into it."
                Just took a pic of it. I don't leave cables plugged in unless I'm playing.
                This is a great pedal for the 5150 III Blue channel in other amps
                Peavey Wolfgang(USA) EBMM pickups
                Meanstreet Exile (Wolfgang Copy) evh set
                Sterling AX40 stock (Fender Wolfgang bridge/AN neck)
                Epiphone LP Special w/JB
                Rouge P Bass SD Quarter Pounders
                Epiphone Acoustic with seymour woody
                1984 Marshall JCM 800 4010 Voodoo Modded w/EVH Greenback
                Peavey 6505+ combo

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                • #9
                  Re: MXR 5150 Overdrive

                  Glad to hear some positive feedback on this pedal.. Ive read a mag review or two recently that says this pedal is great, but IIRC, there was a thread on this awhile back that got less than stellar reviews. Of course I know to take mag reviews with a grain or two of salt, esp when the same mag has 2 or 3 full page ads with that companies products...
                  Believe me when I say that some of the most amazing music in history was made on equipment that's not as good as what you own right now.

                  Jol Dantzig

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                  • #10
                    Re: MXR 5150 Overdrive

                    I never think a pedal emulating an amp is exact in tone, depth, or feel. This one is no different but I think it does really well. It gets meaty instead of bassy which I like.


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                    Peavey Wolfgang(USA) EBMM pickups
                    Meanstreet Exile (Wolfgang Copy) evh set
                    Sterling AX40 stock (Fender Wolfgang bridge/AN neck)
                    Epiphone LP Special w/JB
                    Rouge P Bass SD Quarter Pounders
                    Epiphone Acoustic with seymour woody
                    1984 Marshall JCM 800 4010 Voodoo Modded w/EVH Greenback
                    Peavey 6505+ combo

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                    • #11
                      Re: MXR 5150 Overdrive

                      Thanks everybody.

                      https://www.facebook.com/FansOfTheMXR5150Overdrive/

                      This is a Facebook Page dedicated to this Pedal. It's pretty cool.
                      Check it out.

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