Maxon Reissue Series OD808 Overdrive
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Long story short ... this unassuming OD808 was the winner. The Ibanez TS Mini was last place and the fancy, ridiculous expensive TS808HW was somewhere in the unremarkable middle.
Way Huge pedals – especially their range of killer overdrives – have been seen on pedalboards what seems like the world over. The Green Rhino has been one of their best-selling drive pedals, with its green enclosure giving us a good idea of where it draws its tonal inspiration from – and this MKV ‘Smalls’ version channels all of that ‘screamer goodness into one small, compact and convenient box.
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Now, saying something is the ‘best’ is obviously subjective – but the eight pedals in this guide are the ones that really ‘spoke’ to us. Whether it was amazing value for money, impressive durability, great looks or ridiculous tone, the following pedals stood out as the very best of the bunch. We’ve included some in-depth buying advice at the end of this guide too, so if you’d like to read more about the best Tube Screamer clones – and the famous pedal they're based on – then that’s the place to go. If you’d rather go straight to the products, then keep scrolling.
Can a pedal be considered a clone if it’s made by the company that made the original?!? Maxon designed the original OD808 overdrive circuit in the late 1970’s – they then rebranded this pedal for Ibanez as the TS808 Tubescreamer, and the rest is history... The Maxon OD808 – After 40 years it’s still being used to reinvent guitar tone as we know it. Reinvent your tone – play the Maxon OD808. For this weeks review we will be looking at the Maxon OD808, possibly the best overdrive pedal I’ve had the chance to experiment with. It’s honestly soeasy to get a good overdrive tone from it.
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It has a nice smooth and compressed sound. My OD820 is a little brighter overall but not as much of a sharp mid hump as the OD9. The OD808 is kind of in between. Neither of them have the amount of drive that the OD820 has. So if you're looking for a Maxon with less mid hump and more gain AND more headroom (18v internal switch), then the OD820 is the way to go.What made you choose the OD9 instead of the OD9Pro? The third thing to choose is the tone and clipping set-up. Of course, the one thing that Tube Screamers almost universally have in common is their 'mid bump' and soft-clipping diodes. That sounds pretty cool. I didn't know they offered mods. Any sound clips of the modded vs unmodded?I don't have any but I think there are some demos on YouTube.