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Maxon Reissue Series OD808 Overdrive Effects Pedal Maxon Reissue Series OD808 Overdrive Effects Pedal free-delivery
£115.00
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Maxon Reissue Series OD808 Overdrive Effects Pedal The Ultimate Tube Screamer? It would be difficult to name a more impactful and widely used pedal than the Ibanez Tube Screamer. It has come in many shapes and forms over the years and has been an integral part of a dizzyingly long list of guitar players boards for decades. It has a utility in nigh-on every genre, every style of guitar, every character of amp, every set of fingers. There�s a reason that it has been so extensively copied by basically every pedal manufacturer since the late �70s. Almost everything there is to know about this little green box of magic is common knowledge at this point. One thing that may not be quite so widely known though is that Ibanez weren�t the ones who actually manufactured the pedal. It was made by a separate brand called Maxon. The Originators of the Tube Screamer If you look inside the chassis of an original Ibanez TS808 or TS9, you�ll see Maxon�s logo emblazoned everywhere. This Japanese company worked to create every Tube Screamer (as well as all of Ibanez� other well-known pedals) up until the early 2000�s when the two companies parted ways and Ibanez started making them themselves. During Maxon�s tenure all of the best-known models which are beloved today were designed and produced. The 808 As mentioned, one of the best known pedals of all-time is the Tube Screamer but the Tube Screamer came in a number of different versions throughout the years. One of the most iconic and favoured versions is TS-808. The TS-808 is the first iteration of the famous family of pedals and is known for its lower-gain, slightly grittier, more soulful tone. It was the one that started it all and so a lot of guitarists have chased originals and reissues to be the Tube Screamer that they choose to have on their board. The OD-808 from Maxon is their offering for the ultimate Tube Screamer. However, although it draws inspiration for its name from the original Tube Screamer, the internals are not quite as faithful as one might expect. The TS-10 Although the TS-808 is arguably the most widely known Tube Screamer, one of the biggest cult favourites is the TS-10. It is one of the later versions of the Tube Screamer family and one that flew somewhat under the radar in comparison to its earlier brethren. The TS-10 is the Tube Screamer of choice for the well known guitarist John Mayer and was the one that Stevie Ray Vaughan was using towards the end. For many, the TS-10 is the best sounding tube screamer that was ever made. The differences are subtle but it tends to just possess a certain magic, especially in the mid-frequencies. It is closer, tonally, to the TS-808 than the TS9. It shares a lot of the lower-gain bite and bark whilst suring up the mids and offering more robustness. It�s got a more square attack and seems to allow for a prettier array of harmonics to come through around the note. It�s a tricky thing to describe and something that only really becomes clear when comparing the TS-10 to another of its siblings directly. Rest assured though, it is a beautiful, heavenly tone which, although being undeniably a Tube Screamer, definitely possesses its own je ne sais quoi. The True Identity of the OD808 The reason we�ve been on this journey through the storied history of the Ibanez Tube Screamer is to make it clear where Maxon�s OD808 sits in the picture. The OD808 is the TS-10. Maxon were the ones who designed the original TS-10 and they have taken all of the glorious original circuitry and re-housed it as the OD808. TS-10�s these days are no longer made and second hand ones sell for hundreds upon hundreds of pounds. The OD808 is the best way to harness the heavenly tones of the cult favourite Tube Screamer for a fraction of the price. The OD808 is authentic and modern at the same time. It strikes a great balance. One of the ways it has pushed the boundaries actually comes from how it has remedied one of the only undesirable traits of the original TS-10. The housing of the original TS-10�s was plastic and as a result a little less robust. They had to be treated with a little more care and weren�t the relative tanks that the prior two were. The OD808 places the precious circuitry back in a hardcore metal shell and uses a more traditional high-quality switch than the plastic hinged design of the TS-10. Speaking of the circuitry, it really is the real deal. The OD808 uses the original Holy Grail JRC4558 IC chip. This ensures that the pedal retains it�s dynamic, nuanced, natural tone to the fullest extent possible. Making a Stand All of Maxon�s know-how and lineage are embodied in the OD808. You are taken on a masterful tour of the history of the Tube Screamer with all of the best bits combined to create a fantastic Japanese green overdrive pedal. It looks fantastic, it�s made by the originators of the original design, and it sounds Godly. The OD808 is a great choice if you�re looking to nail the John Mayer tone or even the later Stevie Ray Vaughan sound. It is a bit of a hidden gem. For an incredible, authentic Tube Screamer sound which offers a little extra magic than your standard TS-808 remake, look no further than the OD808 from Maxon. Why Bonners? Here at Bonners Music you have the opportunity to try one of these great Maxon effects pedals yourself. Just give us a call on 01323 636141 or better still, visit our showroom! If you can't see the Maxon pedal listed that you are after just call 01323 636141 for availability and the best price. Model: Maxon OD808 Input Impedance: 500K Ohms Input Impedance: 500K Ohms Input Jack: 1/4 inch standard phone jack Output Impedance: 10K Ohms Output Jack: 1/4 inch standard phone jack Output: 1 Controls: Drive, Tone, Balance Switch: Normal/Effect Noise (IHF-A): -110 dBu Max Amplitude: 35 dBu Power Supply: 9V Manganese dry cell battery (S-006P) or special AC adaptor Power Voltage: DC9 V (Battery) / DC10 V (AC-adaptor) Current Consumption: 5 mA (9V) / 6 mA (10 V) AC Adaptor: AC210N (option) Input: AC120V Output: DC9V/200 mA Center - / Sleeve +) Dimensions (main body): 61 mm (W) x 112 mm (D) x 35 mm (H) Dimensions (whole): 70 mm (W) x 112 mm (D) x 55 mm (H) Weight: 260 g Accessories: 9V Manganese dry cell battery (S-006P) x 1 Non-skid pad: x 1 Warranty Card: x 1 User's Manual: x 1 Input Impedance: 500K Ohms
Maxon Reissue Series OD808X Overdrive Extreme Effects Pedal Maxon Reissue Series OD808X Overdrive Extreme Effects Pedal free-delivery
£115.00
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Maxon Reissue Series OD808X Overdrive Extreme Effects Pedal You Will Like Me When I'm Angry! For years the Ibanez Tube Screamer has been one of the most popular and widely-used pedals on the planet. It�s used by a plethora of guitarists to boost and shape their sound and most would consider it an essential ingredient they couldn�t live without. Maxon were the company behind the Tube Screamer, creating them for Ibanez from the very beginning. After Ibanez started making the pedals themselves in the early noughties, Maxon started releasing their classic and world renowned designs under their own name. Maxon�s quintessential Tube Screamer pedal is their OD808. It is a pitch-perfect recreation of the classic, cult favourite, TS-10. The OD808 is a fantastic classic Tube Screamer style pedal, however, Maxon wanted to push boundaries even further and offer something that hadn�t really been offered before. Something slightly angrier and more utilitarian. Thus, the OD808X was born. A Tube Screamer on Steroids The OD808X is a higher gain, more open variant on the classic Tube Screamer foundations. The quintessential Tube Screamer character is still intact but it is enhanced and boosted to a point not really ventured as of yet. Firstly, the pedal offers more gain. The clipping is harsher and there is more of a volume boost on tap (+5dB to be exact). The soft clipping one might expect has been harshened to provide a bit more bite, dirt, and aggression. This extra drive, however, has not distorted the character and feel of the pedal. You can still wind the pedal down to act as a nice characterful clean boost or sit it in the middle to provide a push. At the top end of the drive control things get a little more spiky but it is not an enormous amount more drive than typically available on a Tube Screamer style pedal. It is the same recognisable face, only frowning a little bit more. Openness The second deviation from the standard TS formula is in its frequency response. This is probably the most obvious deviation from the traditional Tube Screamer recipe. The frequency response has been widened fairly significantly from the original OD808. This allows for a more subtle, open, natural sound which potentially affords the pedal a slightly broader appeal. The highlighted hump in frequency isn�t quite as pronounced and there is a little more focus on the lower-mids/bass frequencies. Because of this, the pedal is a little more robust and a little less sweet. The traditional OD808 circuit is very sweet and pretty as it is quite stylistically constrained. The OD808X broadens this to allow more of a spacious tone which doesn�t hijack the guitar's natural character quite as readily.  Alongside the widened frequency response, Maxon have increased the high-frequency range as well. This allows the pedal to put out a little more treble and, as a result, perform with a touch more clarity. The clarity is accessible through the tone control when it is turned clockwise into the upper registers. Crucially, this extra brightness is not clinically sharp. The frequencies are finely tuned to provide brightness without becoming debilitatingly harsh. Response One thing that the OD808X has not compromised on is its dynamism and response. The pedal retains the OD808�s transparency wholeheartedly. Turning down the volume of your guitar will reign in the gain beautifully and your picking attack will have a really satisfying effect on how much growl each note will provide. The extra hardness present in the clipping does not affect this side of the circuitry at all. The pedal will still behave itself and react to your playing in just as vibrant a fashion as ever. To Go X or Not to Go X? For fans of the searing, bluesy, iconic tone of players like Stevie Ray Vaughan and John Mayer, the standard OD808 is probably the way to go. However, if you�re after something different and a little less dyed in the wool, the OD808X is definitely worth a look. It provides you with all of the benefits that a standard Tube Screamer style pedal would afford your rig without quite such an obvious and predetermined tonal palette. In that respect this pedal is a slight amount more versatile and transparent, whilst retaining a good amount of it�s Tube Screamer heritage. The extra gain and volume is also nice to push an amp that little bit harder. Why Bonners? Here at Bonners Music you have the opportunity to try one of these great Maxon effects pedals yourself. Just give us a call on 01323 636141 or better still, visit our showroom! If you can't see the Maxon pedal listed that you are after just call 01323 636141 for availability and the best price. Model: Maxon OD808X Input Impedance: 500K Ohms Output Impedance: 10K Ohms Maximum Gain: 40dB (2 kHz) Input Noise: -110dB or less (Input shorted, IHF-A weighted) Controls: DRIVE, TONE, LEVEL Switch: BYPASS/EFFECT (Buffered Electronic Bypass) Indicator: BYPASS/EFFECT LED Power Supply: 6F22/6LF22 9V battery x 1 or Maxon AC adaptor Power Consumption: 7.2mA max. / 9VDC Battery Life: 9VDC manganese battery 78 hours 25 deg C (FUJITSU 6F22), 9VDC alkaline battery 114 hours 25 deg C (TOSHIBA 6LF22) Dimensions: 70(W) x 113(D) x 56(H) mm Weight: Approx. 300g (incl. battery) Accessory: 6F22 9V battery x 1, operating manual* 0dB = 0.775Vrms

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