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MXR 5150 vs. Friedman Brown Eye overdrive

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by KeyGuy, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. jaime136

    jaime136 Supporting Member

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    I had the 5150 for a good while. The eq is much more flexible than the brown eye, imo. The noise gate works great, as well. The mid eq didn't have a huge sweep, but definitely usable.
    The Empess Heavy is my go to high gainer. I wound up with a Mad Professor 1 as a lower gain option. I like it much better for the VH thing. It's cheaper than the 5150 and BE, too.
     
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  2. KeyGuy

    KeyGuy Member

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    It's 2017 and I STILL haven't picked either of them up yet.

    The verdict seems to be really split here, and so is my opinion. From what I could gather I think the BE-OD sounded like it has slightly less mushy top end, which I like, but then I have heard different clips where it's no problem (probably mostly to do with the cab). Choices, choices...
     
  3. SAMO

    SAMO Supporting Member

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    For high gain distortion needs I've been through the Suhr Riot Re-loaded, Amp Tweaker Big Rock Pro, Bogner Burnley, Bogner Red, Friedman BE-OD, & the 5150. My favourite is the 5150 with the Friedman a close second.The 5150 edged out the Friedman with the three band eq and noise gate.
     
  4. Renardm

    Renardm Member

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    I think Friedman is coming out with a new/deluxe version of the BE-OD and it will have a mids knob!
     
  5. SAMO

    SAMO Supporting Member

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    Yes, and the new Friedman will have two channels, still no noise gate though.
     
  6. xtyfighterx

    xtyfighterx Member

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    i have the BE-OD but i use it for progressive type metal/deathmetal and it works well for it. gotta have a noise gate with this pedal tho honestly its noisey bugger
     
  7. G34RSLU7

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    how does it feel for leads though, is it dynamic and chewy like the pinnacle?
     

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