MXR ZW44 Zakk Wylde Berzerker Overdrive Pedal

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Stomp your way into the loud, crushing world of Zakk Wylde. This overdrive pedal delivers that screaming, sustaining lead tone that Wylde is known for.

Step up and stomp down on your MXR ZW44 Zakk Wylde Berzerker overdrive pedal for some in-your-face Wylde-like distortion. This face-melting distortion pedal infuses your sound with just the right amount of sonic force and breakup, forging a well-defined sound that makes riffs muscular and emphasizes those pinched harmonics.

See the ZW44 Zakk Wylde Overdrive in action with this video from MXR:

This stompbox features simple and no-nonsense output, tone, and gain controls; seamless footswitch activation; a bright LED light indicator; and a small and compact design that won't crowd your pedalboard. A cool cream-colored top gives off a intriguing aged look, and Zakk Wylde's signature reminds you that you're playing through a pedal with the endorsement of one of rock's most uncompromising lead guitarists.

Three Simple Controls to Craft your Tone

This pedal is all about straightforward no-nonsense distortion, and Wylde chose to keep things nice and simple with just three control knobs to shape your distortion. The output control dials in your overdrive output level, your tone knob gives you overall EQ control, and your gain control brings in the level of distortion. Each knob allots for plenty of sonic movement in all three dimensions to help you craft the exact degree of destruction that you're looking for.

Durable and Tasteful Outer Casing

Housing the inner circuitry of your Zakk Wylde Berzerker OD pedal is a secure and rugged outer chassis readily awaiting your stomp read more to rock. This chassis will hold up well gig after gig, keeping your roaring signal sheltered from dirt, dust, or sweat. A cool creamy color gives this beast a tasteful semi-worn look that shows that awesome sounds and awesome looks pair well. Zakk's signature sits right on top to remind you that all facets of this awesome overdrive pedal have been approved by the metal master of mayhem himself.

Compact and Always Ready to Rock

For the amount of punch this pedal packs, its size is surprisingly small. At less than five inches wide and five and a half inches long, the Berzerker won't take up much space in your pedalboard or performance area. A bright, easily visible LED indicator light tells you when your signal is being fueled with distortion. Power comes to this baby via a 9-volt battery or a separately sold Dunlop ECB-003 AC adapter.


- Footswitch distortion pedal
- Output, tone, and gain controls
- Red LED indicator lights up when pedal is engaged
- One 1/4" input
- One 1/4" output
- Powered via 9-volt battery or Dunlop ECB-003 AC adapter -- sold separately
- Weighs less than one pound
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* Footswitch toggles effect on/hardwire bypass (red LED indicates on)

* Output knob sets total output level

* Drive knob controls amount of distortion

* Tone knob tailors overall EQ

* Power: Single 9-volt battery or Dunlop ECB-003 AC Adapter

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

MXR ZW44 Zakk Wylde Overdrive Pedal

Whether on his groundbreaking work with Ozzy Osbourne or with his own Black Label Society, Zakk Wylde's guitar playing is loud, tough, and relentless.

Zakk's take-no-prisoners attitude extends to his quest for tone, too. When he wanted to develop his signature overdrive pedal, he looked no further than Dunlop. The result is the new Wylde Berzerker Overdrive. This muscular stompbox will turn your clean amp into a heavy, chunky crunch machine. Or, use it like Zakk does and kick it in front of a dirty amp for a screaming, sustaining lead tone. The three simple controls-Output, Tone, and Drivemake getting up and running easy, so you can concentrate on the business at hand: kicking major ass.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (60 ratings)
Submitted December 10, 2012 by Patrick T in Reno, NV

"Adds the right amount of push for my Marshall"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I have a Marshall DSL100 head running thru 2 nice cabs. The head is truly great, but I wanted a little more UUUUMPH!! I was thinking about a Boss EQ pedal, but opted for the MXR after reading many user reviews. I added it to my pedal board over the weekend and haven't looked back. The guys in the band stopped and looked at me with amazment when I hit the pedal. I am running the MXR pedal with my Marshall gain (not via the Clean Channel). I adjusted the volume and tone slightly (on the pedal) and bumped up the gain. It doesn't change my Marshall tone, just enhances it which is what I wanted. I play high end ESP guitars with EMG 81's and I don't sound like Zakk Wylde with this pedal in the mix. I retain my own sound and have a nice, heavy crunch. If you want more push, get this pedal. Be sure to use good patch cables.

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