Ironically the OD850 Overdrive is not an overdrive pedal but it faithfully recreates the vintage fuzz with amazing accuracy of the mid-1970s. When originally released in the mid-1970s, the Ibanez OD850 Overdrive delivered full, fat fuzz tones that had soared in popularity at the dawn of the 70s. This esoteric effect has earned a strong reputation over the years and has become a high-priced collectors item.
Ibanez Overdrive 850 Reissue Guitar Pedal Features
- Made in Japan
- 100% Analog Circuitry
- True Bypass Switching
- Controls: Sustain, Balance, and Tone
- Faithful recreation of the original narrow box design
- Size: 3”W x 5”L x 2”H
- Includes 3.5mm (1/8”) Converter
Revered back in the day for its sweet upper-end and organic tone, the pedal produces an aural illusion that almost feels three-dimensional. A simple three-knob design gives the user complete control to create a full range of vintage fuzz voices: Sustain controls gain—from mild to pure saturation; Balance controls level output; and Tone sweeps through a full range of eq— from a fat, round muff, to sweet, focused highs. Overall, the OD850 has an extremely musical, earthy character, without the exaggerated mid-range scoop often found in similar effects of the era. Players will appreciate the uncommon usability of this extremely musical effect.
The 100% analog OD850 Overdrive comes in an authentic replica of its original packaging, includes a 3.5mm (1/8”) adapter for compatibility with modern power supplies, and features true-bypass switching.