In my opinion, the OD-9 Pro+ is a useful box that serves a variety of purposes. Of course, you can get your Overdrive, but it can be used to simply enhance any amp's inherent tonal qualities without changing them drastically, whether you are using a tube amp or a solidstate amp. You can tweak the knobs to match the amp's settings and then work from there to add what's desired, whether it's a straight volume boost, or to add more gain and volume, or add more mids and even more gain, or to get full-on Overdrive with maximum Drive, increased mids and a boost in volume. Use it to increase an already overdriven sound or to deliver your Overdrive when you have an amp with a clean setting, or just for the boost and extra beefiness without the Overdrive. The range of overdriven tones that can be achieved are applicable for all sorts of music ranging fromthough not limited toblues to pop to rock to metal. This is just how I demoed it, and found that it works rather well. The pedal's metal case itself is definitely strong and sturdy, just like those on the older Ibanez stompboxes. Anyone who is familiar with these pedals should agree that they are well constructed, durable and roadworthy. The stomp Switch is easy to operate for turning the effect on and off, and it seems like it can take the normal amount of abuse any pedal would sustain. The control knobs are easy to turn and hold their settings without being knocked out of place. There's just enough tension so you have to grasp them and intentionally move them to make them turn. The mode Switch is conveniently positioned so that it needs to be flicked by hand and is unlikely to be accidentally kicked into a different position by your foot while stepping on the pedal. Anyone who is a fan of the original Ibanez Tube Screamer or any good classic Overdrive pedal should enjoy using the OD-9 Pro+ and find it to be even more versatile than a standard Overdrive. It has all the features that one would expect to be included on a traditional Overdrive pedal, but it has even more to offer with the beneficial Boost mode. It delivers all the warm tones to enhance the sound of any tube or solidstate amp, and can be used for a wide array of purposes. If you are looking for a pedal that will deliver great overdriven tones and more, the OD-9 Pro+ is worth checking out!
Overall this pedal is very well built, simple to use, sounds great does everything you'll need from an overdrive pedal. I tend to leave it set to boost the volume of my amp by 10% it adds just enough juice to make my Maz 18 scream. very nice!