MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive Pedal

Dial in classic EVH tones and craft genuine tube-like distortion with the 5150 overdrive pedal -- powered by multi-stage MOSFETs with sensitive 3-band EQ.

The MXR design team has collaborated with Eddie Van Halen to deliver a full range of powerful saturation and hyper driven tones right at your feet. The resulting EVH 5150 Overdrive joins hand-adjusted multi-stage MOSFETs with a full complement of controls to deliver overdriven tube-like tones and exceptional sonic flexibility through a wide variety of amps and speaker cabinets.

Check out our exclusive video demo of the MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive pedal:

Whether on stage or in the studio, the EVH 5150 Overdrive's controls dial up the whole spectrum -- from Eddie's groundbreaking early classic tones to the high gain, super-articulate sound he uses today. Output and Gain controls set your volume and distortion levels, while the 3-band passive tone stack EQ section shapes your sound to taste. The Boost switch kicks the 5150 Overdrive into high gear with extra gain and compression, and the Gate control--powered by the Smart Gate(R) circuit -- tames unwanted noise.

The 5150 Overdrive features true bypass switching and comes in a road-worthy housing emblazoned with custom EVH artwork.


- Designed in close collaboration with Eddie Van Halen
- Features multi-stage MOSFETs, 3-band EQ, Boost switch, and Gate
- Extremely versatile
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

- Input Impedance: 74 0 k Ohm
- Output Impedance: 1 k Ohm
- Nominal Output Level: -22 dBV
- Maximum Output Level: 0 dBV
- Bypass: True Hardwire
- Current Draw Bypassed: 12.5 mA
- Current Draw Effect on, Gate Engaged: 14.5 mA
- Power Supply: DC 9 volts
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EVH5150

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 707-745-2722

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (4 ratings)
Submitted August 17, 2018 by Nana Winston in McGregor, TX

""Hot Shoe boinin' down the Avenue!""

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I've been itching to try this little striped masterpiece for a few years - and picked it up within the same week I snagged the BE-OD. After watching Mr. Thorn & Mr. McKnight's reviews (as well as a plethora of others'!), I decided to wait no longer. I don't know about any other tone chasers, but there is a eureka moment when one adds a piece of gear that, not only looks nice, and sounds great, but also helps you achieve a tone you were chasing...It is a great feeling. I write a lot of music for a lot of instruments - and like to have different tones for different L/R guitar configurations. I'm pleased with every little nuance that this 5150OD produces. From the noise gate, to the boost function (I personally run a tube screamer set at ZERO prior to this guy for a little bite). I really didn't know over the maturation of my playing styles/tone changes that I was seeking a "brown sound" - in fact, up until a few years ago, I didn't even know how to achieve it. This pedal, while still a pedal, gets really really close. Anything from VH to metal - it does it well. Very responsive. I have it next to a Friedman BE-OD, and they both do such god jobs, similar, but different - I'm not even about to pick one over the other, despite a few reviewers doing just that! To each their own, though. I enjoyed the tone and versatility so much, in fact (and I'm sure zZounds AND Mr. Van Halen would appreciate, haha) that I had to pick up an EVH 5150 amp...just after about an hour of ripping! Seriously, read more no Van Halen fan should be without this little box in their arsenal, and if you are even slightly considering snagging one, I don't feel that it would be a regrettable purchase. I'm very satisfied!

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Been playing music for over 25+ years. I play guitar mostly, but write music for all instruments.

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