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MXR 5150 overdrive

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by blowtorch, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Just dug this out after a long time away from it
    Dang, it's killler!
     
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    schenkadere Friend of Leo's

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    That one always tempted me. How does it do with low-mid gain? Clearly not the intention of the design, but figured I'd ask, lol.
     
  3. blowtorch

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    Surprisingly- very well.
    This may be my new go-to.
    Certainly into my Mesa Rocket 4Forty, anyway
     
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    schenkadere Friend of Leo's

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    The Rocket doesn't get you there on its own?
     
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    So, I've always found the best platform for totally ultra awesome tone is to start with a great clean tone for the base of that, and find a drive pedal that works great on top of that. I know lots of guys don't go that route, but it is far and away my preference. By that method, to my ear, I get a fullness that I can't get with amp-only drive/distortion.

    That's what I do with the Mesa/MXR.
     
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    schenkadere Friend of Leo's

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    That's cool. Whatever works for you. Have fun with that pedal, but of course you are obligated to play Eruption, lol.
     
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    I have this on my board as well it’s the only true metal pedal I have, in saying that it does do lower gain od tones well. The built in noise gate and boost are what makes this really useful.
     
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    Is the boost on the 5150 independent? Can you use it without the gain side? Sort of like a Fulldrive 3?
     
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