Submitted August 17, 2018 by Nana Winston in McGregor, TX
""Hot Shoe boinin' down the Avenue!""
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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, 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!
Been playing music for over 25+ years. I play guitar mostly, but write music for all instruments.
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