If there were a recipe for success, the first two ingredients would probably be passion and skill, and you're in the right place to find the proof of that. Those two traits are exactly what gave birth to MXR guitar effects pedals, and they're the reason why these stompboxes are prized by guitarists like Kerry King and Eddie Van Halen. The story of MXR effects units goes back to 1972, when Rochester techs Terry Sherwood and Keith Barr decided to turn their audio repair business into something better. They put their talents to the test and created pedals that quickly put them on the map for guitarists everywhere.
Do you like the idea of following in the footsteps of King and Van Halen? If so, you've got to check out their signature MXR pedals. For Eddie, those include the EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger and the EVH Eddie Van Halen Phase 90. From Kerry's toolbox, there's the MXR KFK-1 Kerry King Equalizer. Each of these pedals is made to its namesake's exact specifications, so there's no closer match to their signature onstage tones. Would you rather go for a Damageplan-era Dimebag Darrell sound? In that case, the MXR DD-11 Tribute Dime Distortion is the pedal for you.
There's one thing that MXR isn't, and that's modest. They know their pedals are top-notch, which is why they have no problem giving them names like "M75 Super Badass Distortion," "M-181 Bass Blowtorch Overdrive Distortion" and "Sub Machine Octave Fuzz." We can't blame them for boasting a little bit - with the performance and build quality of their pedals, they've more than earned the right.
For MXR guitar effects pedals, the formula is simple: design an amazing stompbox, build it well, and let the results speak for themselves. Add in an impressive variety that runs from the old-school XSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Pedal to the aggressive ZW38 Zakk Wylde Black Label Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal, and it's not a stretch to say that every effects unit in the MXR lineup is a great one - all you have to do is decide which ones are right for your personal sound.