MXR GT-OD Custom Shop Overdrive Pedal Reviews4.9/5.0 based on 9 customer reviews
This is one of the few OD pedals that I use! It is very transparent, and really responds well to the different guitars I put in front of it, from chimey to dark and heavy.
from Long Island, NY
March 5, 2013Music Background:
This is the one you want!I was looking for an overdrive distortion for rhythm parts that would sound good at low gain levels that would keep the chords clear without breaking up and not muddy as many distortion pedals can be. After watching several videos online, I decided to try GT-OD and I am really happy with it. A great effect exactly what I was looking for. This pedal for rhythm, my Marshall Jackhammer for leads - nice!
from Southeastern US
September 19, 2012Music Background:
Absolutely outstandingI bought this pedal in the hopes that it would let me push my favorite gain pedals into another realm. I won't give specifics (sorry, I've worked hard to find my 'voice'), but let me tell you, this little piece of kit will cleanly push any pedal that you have (no matter the gain level involved). It's unreal how high-end this hundred-dollar pedal is. I would easily pay twice the price for it. It will not distort your dry signal at all, even maxed out in front of two more drive pedals (both of them maxed out, as well); what you end up with is a complex tone full of possibility.
It also sounds super-sweet on its own. You could run a Les Paul through it and convincingly play most anything you want.
This is, without a doubt, a permanent member of the crew now.
from Central Florida, USA
August 17, 2012Music Background:
Working musician in an active band
Great OD pedalI really like the product line that MXR has. With the exception of my tuner, my board is all MXR. Quality built, durable, great sounding analog effects that get the job done. This OD has an internal switch that changes the voicing and gives you a wide range of tone. Pretty high gain for an od as well. I've got my switch set to the Zakk Wylde side and my gain set around 9'oclock. This gives me the boost I need to go from crunch to liquid lead with a little more volume. By itself into a clean channel, it gives me a nice sparkle for those tunes that don't need so much crunch. Wide open, this pedal reminds me more of a distortion pedal than an od. Built well, attractive, durable and a great value for the money, this pedal will stay on my board. I have a TS9 and an 808. This pedal does more for me than either and features a standard foot switch that activates every time.
April 9, 2012Music Background:
Money well spentWhat a great overdrive pedal. Nice round smooth transparent overdrive. Plenty of gain without the fizzy fuzzy edges of some other pedals. Sounds a ton better than a Ibanez TS9 which to me sounded like nothing but mids no matter what you do with it. For an overdrive pedal you can't go wrong. You can turn the gain all the way down and use it as a clean boost. Turn the gain up and get classic rock tones. Great for blues. This is not a distortion pedal. You want a high gain colored edgy tone get a distortion pedal not an overdrive.
from my house
December 28, 2011Music Background:
Professional musician (30 seconds to Mars)
2 Pedals in one with a hidden switch!!!This Pedal is a very very nice overdrive....It's very comparable to the Fullone OCD and gives the Tubescreamer a run for it's money....it is up there with the top OD pedals around and for half the price...You can use it conjunction with you amps overdrive and get a smooth thick sounding overdrive..or you can use it with you dry clean signal and get a crunchy blues tone out of it.. a little feature most people don't know about is that if you open it up and take the circuit board out...there is a hidden switch on it...if you switch it over..it turns the circuits into a ZW-44 pedal....used more for boosting and more gain out an overdriven channel already...that's how I use it...so for the price you get two pedal out of it....SCORE!!!!
from Herkimer, NY
October 8, 2011Music Background:
MXR GT ODThis thing is sweet! I bought it because I'd seen video demos and loved the sound! I've only used it on low volume settings as I live with several other people but it gives my guitar a creamy sort of grit that I love! The sound I've got dialed in is Output 9:00 Tone 12:00 and Gain 3:00. Also on the pedal the lines on the knob glow in the dark!
August 13, 2011Music Background:
Hobbyist and guitar addict
Fantastic PedalI needed an overdrive pedal to use with my 5 watt tube amp. I narrowed my search to three pedals but leaned towards the MXR GT OD. I disscussed my tone needs with my Sweetwater Sales Rep and he also thought the MXR would do it. I was really amazed when I received it and hooked it up. With a touch of gain my neck pickup gets more warm and bluesy. Crank the gain on the pedal full and the bridge pickup sings. With the amp and pedal gain set to max along with the pedal output, the distortion is unreal. The pedal adds no tone coloration and has lots of sustain with a warm, creamy tone. Very versatile tone machine. Makes my good sounding amp a great sounding amp.
from Fort Bragg, NC
March 20, 2011Music Background:
GT= Great Tone.I have had many overdrive pedals, TS, BOSS, Danelectro, but this one by far is a beautiy. It aids as a boost in the front without coloring your signal or guitars tone. Turn it up and the crunch gets earthy. It has just the right amount of gain if I want to go over the top. When I use it to boost my MXR Distortion III, I get a creamy, down and dirty distortion, and still maintain my rigs voice. Dial in just below the crunch and you can do wonders with just your pick attack. It also cleans up well when you roll of the guitars volume, its tone is still in the mix as you go lower.
from Black Hills
February 15, 2011Music Background:
Nice Little PedalI wasn't sure what OD pedal to buy that would work well with my rig. I did a lot of online research and listened to audio demos and video demos. There are a ton of TS type clones out there, but I think this one stands out from the crowd. It was a nice warm OD tone and works well as just a low gain volume boost. I was suprised at the amount of gain this little guy has. Way more than I need, but it's nice to have the variety if need. This works well with my Explorer, Les Paul and 335. I bought it as a front end boost for a custom Carvin Bolt I am expecting soon and I am sure it will push the single coils enough to get me that SRV growl I am hoping for.