MXR's EVH 5150 Overdrive pedal delivers "whole spectrum" of Eddie Van Halen guitar tones

New pedal utilises multi-stage MOSFETs, three-band EQ, boost and noise gate

MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive

First came the phaser, followed by the flanger, then the wah… and now Eddie Van Halen finally has a signature overdrive pedal to his name in the form of MXR's EVH 5150 Overdrive.

Utilising multiple MOSFET gain stages, combined with a three-band EQ, the 5150 Overdrive promises versatile valve-like tones through all kinds of amps and speaker cabs – including the "whole spectrum" of EVH tones, from Eruption to A Different Kind Of Truth.

Elsewhere, a boost switch delivers extra gain and compression, while a built-in Smart Gate circuit limits noise – the pedal also offers true bypass switching and is powered by a nine-volt power supply.

The MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive is available in the UK from November/December 2015 for £174.99 – check out Jim Dunlop for more.