MXR ZW44 Zakk Wylde Overdrive

ZW44 Zakk Wylde Overdrive (MXR - Dunlop)

This is the signature overdrive pedal for Zakk Wylde, and sports a peculiar black and white bullseye drawing favoured from the guy himself.

I personally think this is a good overdrive, however you shouldn’t think that putting this between your guitar and a bad amp will give you the same sound :( A *good* tube head is mandatory.

The build quality is usual MXR: compact size, solid metal and built to last. Notice the rubber covers on the pot knobs: I’ve been told that should allow turning the pots using your feet, but I’m still thinking it was a joke :) .

One thing I don’t like is that you have to remove the 4 screws on the bottom plate to replace the battery.

ZW44 Zakk Wylde Overdrive (MXR - Dunlop) side view

Official page on Dunlop’s site, with info and audio samples

Some videos of people using this pedal on YouTube:

A review from ProGuitarShop

A review

A video in french language

Another video

Another video (last one :) )

Schematic on Analogguru’s page