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Zakk Wylde Overdrive


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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 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 controlsOutput, Tone, and Drivemake getting up and running easy, so you can concentrate on the business at hand: kicking major ass. Power: Single 9-volt battery or Dunlop ECB-003 AC Adapter - Controls: * 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

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Submitted by Doug Bryan on 12/16/2007 1:19:00 PM
Purchased at Guitar Center for $90.00
Music Style: Black Label Society Tribute Band, Rock Cover Band, Original Rock/Alt/Metal
My Rig: All Rigs Utilize Two Genz Benz G Flex 2/12 Cabinets Loaded With Electo Voice EV 12L Black Label Speakers, a pedalboard consisting of a Dunlop Wylde Wah, Dunlop Uni Vibe Floor Controller Pedal, MXR EVH Phase 90, MXR Wylde Overdrive and a Boss CE-5 Chorus Ensemble, Rack Gear is a Sennheiser G2 Evolution Wireless, Monster Pro 2500 Power Center, Korg DTR 2000 Rack Tuner. I have three amp rigs at my disposal at any time My main guitars are ESP Eclipse II Standards loaded with EMG ZW Pickups. Rig 1 : Esp into rack for wireless then to tuner then out to pedalboard in mono out of chorus pedal in stereo into front of each Marshall head into two G Flex Cabs Rig 2: Same scenario but with a Peavey JSX head running mono configuration Rig 3: Same scenario from guitar but into a Rocktron Prophesy II Preamp folowed by a BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer, stereo into a VHT Two Ninety Two loaded with 6550's into the cabs in stereo. All patch cables are Monster Pro Studio 1000
Finally a pedal that WONT color your tone. It's more of a boost kinda thing
You can use it for a wide range of applications from a boost to an overdrive etc..
It's seen 4 tours and about 400 shows,been dropped, kicked, stomped on and still works like a charm!!
I Like
I liked the fact that it didn't color my tone and it preserves my amp heads and preamps actual tone.
Don't Like
Nothing to dislike!!
Everybody raves about the Keely. While nice, when it comes to dollars and cents and you are on a budget, thisis the swiss army knife right here!! One of a kind!! Nice job MXR/Dunlop!!
Submitted by Doug Bryan on 12/27/2007 7:29:26 PM
Purchased at Guitar Center for $90.00
Just to clarify. This pedal did so much for my tone I felt I was a bit overzealous when I said 400 shows but yeah, I actually am offically on my 3rd one now as I by one, use it, sell it and I have done this over 4 years looking for the next best thing but finally accepted the fact that there is no other substitute for this pedal. Realistically speaking I have done about 90 shows over 4 years with one of these pedals. Sorry for being so overzealous. It's just a great pedal!!

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