Eric Gales serves up some of the tastiest licks in the business, and he needs to have just the right seasoning on hand when it’s time to turn up the heat. The MXR Raw Dawg Overdrive is designed to do just that. A custom circuit, this pedal is based on a classic OD famous for its grit and crunch—but we balanced out the midrange and bumped up the gain for a sweeter, more natural sound even when cranked. The simple three-knob interface of Output, Tone, and Drive controls is all you need to perfect your own recipes. In an MXR mini housing, the Raw Dawg Overdrive delivers tons of sonic flavor in a pedlaboard-friendly package.