MXR crams Tom Morello’s iconic amp tones into a new signature pedal, the Power 50 Overdrive

MXR Power 50 Overdrive
(Image credit: Jim Dunlop)

For someone who spent much of his heyday with Rage Against the Machine avoiding signature gear at all costs, Tom Morello has certainly embraced the concept in recent years. Now, following the launch of his Fender 'Soul Power' Stratocaster and Cry Baby Wah, the six-string firebrand has teamed up with Jim Dunlop once more for the MXR Power 50 Overdrive pedal.

As any self-respecting Morello fan knows, nearly all of the guitarist’s tones have been fueled by the combination of a Marshall JCM800 2205 head and Peavey 4x12 cab, and it’s this setup the Power 50 Overdrive seeks to replicate.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.