MXR M193 GT-OD Overdrive

MXR M193 GT-OD Overdrive

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M193 GT-OD Overdrive, Overdrive pedal from MXR.

6 user reviews
Prices starting at $100 Average price: $100

MXR M193 GT-OD Overdrive tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: MXR
  • Model: M193 GT-OD Overdrive
  • Category: Overdrive pedals
  • Added in our database on: 08/23/2011

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MXR M193 GT-OD Overdrive user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 6 reviews )
 5 reviews83 %
 1 user review17 %
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Audiofanzine FR11/02/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

MXR M193 GT-OD Overdrive
(Originally written by Vicente121/translated from Audiofanzine FR)

The GT-OD is a compact-size overdrive pedal with metallic housing and green finish. 3 controls: Gain, output and tone. Analog pedal from the MXR Custom Shop. The unit is easy to use, to transport and to connect (except for the power supply socket) and it has a true bypass. Even without battery the sound goes through when it's turned off.

Doesn't slip on the ground. Seems to be robust.


Install a battery (you'll need a screwdriver), plug two cables, depress the footswitch (LED lights on) and get ready to be blown away!!!


What an overdrive! It has all the qualities of the mythic green pedal: warmth, character and that little something that makes it stand out: class. The sound comes bursting out of the amp.

The bass frequency range has more dynamics than an Ibanez. The tone and gain controls work accurately. With a clean channel you'll get the blues. It has a very powerful output so you get a killer sound with a lead channel, even with low gain you get a high output level. And it works with every amp, from the worst to the best. It faithfully reproduces the source signal and has an awesome sustain. It's a professional tool.

It's great to switch between rhythm and lead without having to switch amp channel. It produces an endless sustain. I compared it to a Fulltone OCD, which is a great overdrive pedal that sounds clearer and more vintage with an incredible accuracy but with a much lower output level. I daisy-chained both units, GT OD first (high output level, very low drive) and then the OCD... The SOUND was TERRIFIC for fat blues, rock and hard rock songs. When we put the Fulltone first the results were depressing!!!


I've been using it for 1 year and I take it everywhere. SRV, AC-DC, Santana, Gary Moore... there's nothing this pedal can't do.

It's a bit expensive but I sold my Ibanez TS since I bought it... It's a bomb!!!

fcalas's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A Wonder!"

MXR M193 GT-OD Overdrive
This is an excellent Overdrive MXR signed no apparent originality, and especially with the well-known brand characteristics: strength, simplicity and analog 100%


Super simple ... 3 illustrements known knobs: Gain, Level and Tone. An LED, a stomp, and one in an out. more stripped not. I use it as a classic overdrive when I rub with the Stevie Ray Vaughan for example (although this is not a tube screamer), and I used mainly for vitamin the sound of my Disto MXR Badass 78 'placed just after notament for solos rather hard rock style Satriani, Vai and others. short, versatile use, so essential in my pedalboard. I just regret that the stomp is hard to engage, those like me who often play barefoot, may leave a toe or two ...


The sound is amazing. It has a very creamy and quite incisive OD. The tone knob is asked to change the color of the pedal. we wish her a vintage or modern, this bebette responds perfectly. Many harmonic sustain another world and especially versatile pedal on the style of music played, and the guitars used. with a Les Paul, it lacks the loop, the ray ban, the clop and topper to take to Slash, with a well-driven gain. with a Strat, ca frole the Gilmoure.
And the icing on the cake is that the dismantling, inside, you will discover a small switch that allows the switch to WYLDE ZW 44 Overdrive. And yes! Two pedals for the price of one. The difference is not monstrous, but it's worth a try. In ZW 44 mode, this is a more modern hair.


I use it for 2 years and this is the pedal that has never left my pedalboard (the Velcro is attached below). According to my "moods", I sometimes get a few pedals, put them back in the box for alternate with others. But it has never been this kind of whim on my part, it is essential for me.
Linn Sondek05/02/2013

Linn Sondek's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

MXR M193 GT-OD Overdrive
Analog overdrive. Typical construction of the MXR philosophy: beautiful and strong.


3 knobs for a classic arch configuration: one volume, one tone and a gain level.


I have an uncomplicated relationship with this effect. Sometimes I find it all the qualities, but most of the time I stay on my desperate hunger. I am an absolute fan of the MXR pedals and it is this which ultimately convinces me in the least. Not that the effect is not good, but obviously it is seldom that I am seeking. I would say it is a classic OD with recurring defects that I find all OD, with the notable exception of the fantastic Badass Modified OD of the same brand.
As almost all OD, I think the GT-OD crashes too the note played solo, leaving him no time to "live" fully. And rhythm, his character a bit "deaf" does not suit me very rarely. While setting Tone proves effective, but it seems to me that the grain itself, I like also is thereby changed too. Yes, it is, without a doubt, a good pedal but does not fire in me that I find this match with all other MXR I have.


My opinion is therefore not an opinion to follow as too personal, I agree completely. There are very good pedal with a story which proves ultimately impossible. So which is really not bad!

EKAA's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" the slap!"

MXR M193 GT-OD Overdrive
analog overdrive custom shop.
super solid ..
the position of the power supply is really not great ... but ...


all t said ... super simple.


I play on Hagstrom Viking and Tremar tlcaster std on AC15 and a Cornford Roadhouse 30 ... English style (new wave / post rock / shoegaze /) ...
the big potato!
I love the grain. She brought me what I missed ... super color my ears, super harmonics ... not very "noisy" ... I would say the limit .. creamy ... well .... short sharp ... superb.
sustain the madness that does not spoil the fte and output level quite impressive.


qq I saw demos on the net there qq time she had left a good memory test ....( basically ..) ...
a friend had one which he no longer used ... I jumped at the chance ... I tested it tonight and I took RPET .... I slap!

I have a Fairfield (terrible but does not everywhere ... too kind), a way huge pork (very good, but thicker, less sharp, more velvety overdrive ...), a boss (who sleeps long in its box). The Fulltone is actually more precise, clearer ... but suddenly a little more "agrssive".

I do not regret my purchase at all. especially for the price (50 euros) ... it is found on the new $ 99 net.

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