Maxon OD808X Overdrive Extreme Pedal

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    Product Description

    Based on the classic “808” circuit that Maxon invented over 30 years ago, the OD808X offers a wider frequency response with an extended hi-frequency range. The Overdrive Extreme also offers more gain and harder clipping than the standard OD808, creating amp-like distortion with excellent note definition. An increased output level allows the OD808X to be used as a semi-dirty booster to drive an amp.

    Maxon OD808X Overdrive Extreme Pedal Features

    • Modified version of classic OD808 Overdrive
    • Extended frequency response improves note definition and clarity
    • Increased Output (+5 dB over OD808) for extra Volume Boost
    • Harder clipping yields more aggressive, amp-like Distortion
    • Buffered Bypass Switching
    For over 30 years Maxon’s legendary "808" overdrive circuit has been an essential ingredient to achieving great guitar tone. Whether it’s used as a booster to drive an amp, as a Dirt box for crunch and extra sustain or as an EQ to shape the tone of a high-gain amp, the 808 in its many incarnations has shown up in more rigs and on more recordings than anyone would care to count.

    Yet for all its legendary status, there are some who wish the 808 offered just a little bit more – and for those players obsessed with excess, Maxon has created the OD808X Overdrive Extreme. The Extreme shares the same basic circuit architecture as the OD808. However, several key component values have been altered to achieve what may be the ultimate overdrive tone.

    The OD808X offers a wider frequency response than a stock OD808, with an extended hi-frequency tonal range that offers additional clarity without becoming harsh. It also features a harder clipping pattern than the standard model, creating a searing, full-bodied drive tone that helps chords ring and notes sing. An additional +5 dB of output level assures that the OD808X will punch through the densest of mixes with an authority that most OD’s just can’t match. Its additional level and top-end also allows the X to be stacked in a chain of pedals without getting buried under other Dirt boxes.

    The OD808X offers the same “feel” and amazing transparency that the 808 is famous for – digging in you’ll get more break-up; rolling back your volume will clean things up and you’re guitar will sound like your guitar. Beyond that, all similarities end and all bets are off. Comparing the X to a stock OD808 is kind of like bringing a gun a knife fight – it’s excessive, but you know it will get the job done!

    When even legendary overdrives just aren’t enough, it’s time to go to the extreme – the OD808X Overdrive Extreme.

    Product Specifications
    Maxon OD808X Overdrive Extreme Specifications
    • 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 (not included)
    • 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: (W x D x H) 70 x 113 x 56mm
    • Weight: Approx. 300g (incl. battery)
    • Accessory: 6F22 9V battery x 1, operating manual
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    This pedal will take your current guitar sound and tear it's heart out and eat it. This pedal gives you that extra crunch without the extra noisy gain issues. The moment I turned it on, the othe guitar player in my band bowed his head in respect to me. Then he quit the band. He knew his sound was an embarrassment.
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    A pedal that does the job
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    This pedal does exactly what I have been looking for in the last 25 years. It is the best overdrive pedal on the market today. The true sound of your amp comes out with extreme clarity and an organic sound. Your amp comes to life. I have bought and sold multiple pedals over the years and nothing compares to this pedal. It is like the OD808 but with 50% more clarity. It is nice to be able to have a pedal that you can plug into your amp, find the setting that you like, and be able to leave it at that setting. I no longer have to slightly adjust the knobs on the pedal or on the amplifier like other pedals that I have had in the past. You will be satisfied for months at a time. If you have a pedal board this pedal does not take up a lot of room either. It is a smaller pedal and more compact. The pedal is very well made. The pedal does not look cheap and the parts are durable. Works very good with practice amps and the best with high gain amplifiers(50watt, 100watt& 120watt).
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