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Maxon OD-9 Overdrive

Maxon OD-9 Overdrive
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item number 160755
sales unit 1 piece
available since March 2003
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sales rank 5943 at thomann.de 39 in this category (Details)

Maxon OD-9 Overdrive - includes the JRC4558 chip.

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The original TubeScreamer

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Maxon is the original TubeScreamer.
Bear in mind that an OverDrive pedal is not a distortion pedal! I would never use this alone to get a good distortion - if you're searching for that, go to a diferent pedal all together. Distortion that comes from the amp is the best one you should always rely on.
What OverDrive IS used however for .... I use this in cooperation with the distorted channel of my amp, to give my guitar signal a bit of a boost. Much like a compressor, it also gives your playing more edge and sustain, and you don't have to hit the strings as hard as to get that kind of a sound otherwise.
The sound of the Maxon OD-9 is very transparent and doesn't alter the tone of your amplifier that much (the Tone option does very little but adds some small colour to your sound) which is actually perfect for an OverDrive pedal.
I pretty much use this ON during all the times so I get teh most out of my distortion sound, but it could also be used as a booster just for leads and solos, giving you more compression, sustain and grip to the sound.
This is Maxon's original model with not that many extra features and there are several different ones with more options (that's why -1 on the features) but it all depends on what you require.... for me the more simple, the better.
I've also tested this in comparision to Ibanez's tubescreamer (the more recent one, not the original with the Maxon chip) and I think the Maxon chip sounds much better.
So hail the original TubeScreamer!

It's a TS, what more can you say?

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True bypass, very good contruction quality. Sounds like a tube screamer, does what it's supposed to. I usually don't use a boost for high gain amps but for recording this has been a nice addition to the collection.

Also helped my Dual Rec sit in the mix better in a two guitar band.

Hard to tell the difference between this and a TS9

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I bought this hoping to save some money on an Ibanez TS9, which I live and swear by for tone. I bought this and found the difference in tone minimal, there is a slight difference in the mid-frequency being boosted, but a massive difference in price. Anyone looking for an equally good sound TS9 overdrive pedal on a budget should get this. The only overdrive pedals that top this are Kelley modified TS9's, which are way more expensive. Two thumbs up!

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