overdrive review

A pedal that forces you to rage and riff.

Excellent Marshall-style tones. Very interactive EQ section.

Available gain may fall short for some metal players. Presence control is subtle.

$189

MXR Tom Morello Power 50 Overdrive
jimdunlop.com

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One of the great joys of any guitar journey is stumbling on happy accidents. Tom Morello has made an entire career of turning those accidents into timeless riffs and signature “non-guitar” sounds. So it’s no surprise that Morello’s signature MXR Power 50 Overdrive, which is ostensibly built for Marshall-in-a-box tones, delivers those sounds with a twist.

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An already great Marshall-in-a-box is made more potent with the addition of a killer treble booster.

 

Ratings

Pros:
Great-sounding Marshall-inspired overdrive in a pedal form. Flexible boost channel. Superb for rhythm-to-lead transitions.

Cons:
Can lean toward bright for some tastes.

Street:
$229

Carl Martin PlexiRanger
carlmartin.com


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