Maxon OD-808 Overdrive Reissue
Maxon OD-808 Overdrive Reissue

OD-808 Overdrive Reissue, Overdrive pedal from Maxon in the Reissue series.

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Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 38 reviews )
 34 reviews89 %
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Value For Money : Excellent

SupaD's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" conquered and not ready to change"

Maxon OD-808 Overdrive Reissue
Overdrive analog type TS9


Ultra-simple: 3 pots: drive, balance, tone.
I use very little tone adjustment finally
No breath and true bypass

My favorite setting is with my cry baby upstream
Drive 10am
Balance at 14-15h
Tone to 12


It's simple and roughly vintage with beautiful grain.

I use it on a TV and AC4 Ultra Epiphone LP with Seymour Duncan and push / pull.
The 808 blends really well with that I, the grain is sublime, his warm
documentation provides typical settings to Smith but not panic is a very simple pedal, roughly generous and nuanced effect.

Basically I used to work at home in 1 / 4 or 1 watt on my AC4 and have a grain and crunch. I am now finally in 4W and the 808 is still there so I like the sound it brings.
I tried it with a lot of guitar (not mine unfortunately) N4 Bettencour Washburn, Music Man Axis, strata and its always filled me on my AC4.


I use it for more than 6 months and every day.

I tried the BOSS, but I was convinced, that's a matter of taste and it's personal. I was looking for color and sound good vintage rather than the fat saturation.
My playing style is Blues / Rock / Funck

I love the finish, overall quality and its type TS9.
Bought second hand at 90E, I do not part with. Even at 130 in nine is a very good investment.
Do not miss out on without trying

foox's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Fruity!"

Maxon OD-808 Overdrive Reissue
classic overdrive. a friend lent me an old TS-9 which had great sound, I then tried the "reissue" Ibanez TS-9 and 808 that I was not firm believer and a non-OD MXR more I still preferred my ts-505! MAXON but bears comparison is the one who love me as much musical Assembly (my boyfriend does not want to sell me his ts-9). and at a reasonable price.
Only tiny flat that is not a defect but a history of gout, it saturates less than ts when you put the overdrive to bottom, it stays soft.


Bah yeah fastoche



money super fruity, bah yes I would buy. I put 9 / 10 as a choice between the ts- 9 of the 80's my buddy and I still bought Maxon his foot if he was good enough (and if I had sold 150 euro max!)

ag_guitars's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Maxon OD-808 Overdrive Reissue
It is an overdrive pedal with three buttons: a gain, tone and volume.
It is an analog audio connectors, input / output


The setup is simple, one button for volume, gain and tone, the manual is quite clear but in English!
Easy to use more manual configuration provides for roughly the sound you seek.


The effect is very effective, a priori, rather it is a petal to have the Blues, or to add gain to saturation, or Bosst an amp.
I use it with a Gibson Lespaul of the Week (rise in EMG), a Fender Telecaster Jim Root (EMG) and an amp head and body Mesaboogie Rectoverb Raodking mesa 412.


I use it for a week.
I tried a dozen overdrive next to this one but I preferred this one at all.
I chose this one because I play mostly metal / hardcore ... And I used this pedal over the high gain on my amp, and in fact she corrects me all the faults of the amp. My pedal setting: Gain: 0, Volume: 5, tone 5. I do that serves as a boost, it grinds me the bass that are less stun (for there are many with a loudspeaker mounted on a mesa mesa RoadKing 412) it gives me a little more than medium, it cleanses me sound, I sound very clean and very precise shot.
The value for money is perfect for my taste, having seen other more expensive pedals and do not give me satisfaction.

phanot's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Maxon OD-808 Overdrive Reissue


very simple, drive, gain, tone, it's easy


I use the drive with at least a bass (warwick corvette MEC preamp) I get a boost that adds presence and grain, without messing up the whole, we discern the best bass without hiding the other instruments ; it's super quality
no breath, true bypass


I use it for 2 weeks, I have to look at the Xotic BB preamp bass, but already my mind is made: it's a great pedal. It's not always easy with a low active, find something that slightly boosts the sound and presence without any explosion.
I tried the home bassdriver SansAmp Tech 21, the distal EBS, the SansAmp confuses presence and treble, this preamp does wonders to improve a sound from a small bass amp and a low range, but becomes useless on the big stuff right, but BSE is cold, and then the 3-position prevent him from making a final choice, and ultimately, we do not know where to turn.
I also (and unsuccessfully) tried to resolve the GT6 bass preamps, home boss. They are unusable with a low active.
Frankly, for the price, we do not regret having one on hand.

Pyrhus's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Maxon OD-808 Overdrive Reissue
analog overdrive, 9V battery or external power supply. Solid case.


very simple, rate of gain, balance and tonality. The knobs are very effective and progressive, we quickly found his sought-.


Excellent overdrive very natural, trsraliste saturation. Some bass, ax on high-medium, its use should blues to hard rock (AC / DC), after it is no longer his domain.
The sound is warm and lively time.


excellent vintage pedal, a classic that everyone should have.

drapeau_rouge's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Maxon OD-808 Overdrive Reissue
Maxon OD 808 Overdrive including 1 IN, 1 OUT, 1 socket for power supply externally 9v negative center.
It has 3 settings:
- Tone: It affects the overall tone.
- Overdrive: Acts on the rate of overdrive that goes from almost nothing a lot.
- Balance: In the first half of its travel, it is nothing less than a master volume, and once spent half, it mixes with the sound effect and one without. Great for creating subtle sounds and light, unlike the "very bottom". Once at the half, the volume is identical to the bypassed regarding my config 'and my game volume (loud enough anyway ^ ^)

7 / 10: It's classic, simple but effective, no trimming bass / mid / TREB but it's not a preamp anyway!


Operation is very simple since there are few settings.
Nothing to report!
The manual offers some examples of settings for 2 minutes understand the operation of this simple overdrive. The manual is in English, but it is rather easy to understand, even without that.

9 / 10: it is simple.


This is the first pedal I listen with no synthetic sound indeed ... The sound is natural, very natural for a distortion pedal / overdrive, but still I hear a little bit it's a pedal, but I admit that Maxon has been very strong! It's all good!

The sound is warm, soft, not too fat (reasonable limits).

Used alone, it will boost the slight of his clean to AC DC.
Used on the channel distortion of the amp, it adds a little niak for solos (sustain and gain) but this use care not to push too trimmings under penalty of background noise (normal!). The sound gets a bit fatter too so watch your config ': Personal I use a guitar "fat" (Les Paul Custom), an amp "precise" (VHT) and a baffle "precise" as well (VHT) that Maxon fact that goes well with my setup.

8 / 10: The background light on boosted channel can interfere a bit ... Go let's say 8.5!


This pedal is a "must-have" that every guitarist has to have, because even if he does not use it, it's a collector.

The pedal sounds great, very even, not plastic! And it's for me for me closest to the ac dc ... ^ ^ I tried a lot of tips, Boss, MXR GT OD, a visual sound, ... I never kept a single distortion pedal in the final ...
I tend to saturation of the amplifier, you will understand, but the OD 808 is the exception to my rule. Especially since the price / quality ratio is really good: 130euros for a natural sound, it's price to pay? For me the answer is clear: it is not.

I would do this choice. 10/10.

The quality of manufacturing and screen printing is most excellent!

tiep's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Maxon OD-808 Overdrive Reissue
See below


Trs functional
Increasingly, it is small, it's more for my pedal board


The pedals sound good cre of trs
I t's just the beginners, branch on my classic 30 with the volume low trs
c'tait some touffbr /> on the other hand, when you push the volume, not even a little bit, it's fantastic
is less compress a TS9 is richer in harmonics, the wrong course as SOND mdiator, depending on the attack
I really like, and a lot more than the TS9, which is not much cheaper ...
Fadri compare it directly with the Ibanez TS808 rissue, but I think it is worth a


A trs good pedals, at least for those who love the overdrive
prfre my (and I have some ^ ^)

Dish1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Maxon OD-808 Overdrive Reissue
Well ... This weekend I bought in a flea market instruments an overdrive SERIES: Maxon OD 808, Nobels Distortion +, Boss SD 2, Danelectro dady and a Guv'nor generations.

The Maxon could not be simpler: cain, and a level knob for the tone.

Small, discrte, most of lgre 5!

Too simple: 10/10




The pedals are standard!
It is a tube screamer lgrement better: more harmonious, warm sound, it turns a transistor amp Amps tt lamps. Dedicates pleased guitarists love vintage sounds, fine, trs musical. No big sound, just an overdrive of quality.
A fourth volume pushed (3 / 4) was a great crunch, lightweight, inflating your sound terribly clear. Unlike the Boss, it is also good with my strat my tlcaster.
If you push one obtains a warm overdrive, musical, adapted to blues music and seventies.
For me, it dvance the Boss (outstanding all of the same) right heel by the Nobels.


Simple, excellent quality acquisition in the family of tube screamer!

Phil_Guitar's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Maxon OD-808 Overdrive Reissue
Great pedal, the overdrive of choice.
There is a small problem BYPASS, but little cunning to build a moderately experienced knows STOMP BOX-selection effect for two balls.
I 3 I select the likings of my needs and I put online to reach saturation sounds which borders on absurdity. But we never change. All mounted in BYPASS on one of my little STOMP BOX-selection.


It does not get easier ...


Very good sound with a lot of heat which the best response is used in conjunction with a tube amp ...

We also use some of the Overdrive to "warm" the sound of a piezo micro electro-acoustic guitar in a "live", it is sufficient to reduce the minimum overdrive and set the level.


I use 3, it is a "MUST"!

The only downside is that this pedal is not equipped with a real BYPASS.

izzie's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Maxon OD-808 Overdrive Reissue
So I'll just repeat but hey never mind.
Very typical overdrive pedal vintage (used among others by SRV to name him)
Metal box.
Three knobs: overdrive, tone, balance. The latter being the volume.
A switch and an LED.
Alim by mains or battery (9V).
It is not very green so pretty mimi ^ ^
8 because I still prefer the real, and equalization for true bypass.


The configuration is made of three knobs, it happens very quickly to his right. It's a pedal that vintage is in overdrive but is still quite versatile. Indeed, one can spend a boost to overdrive a very tough through the small channels crunch crunch reminiscent of some vintage amps.
The manual provides several examples to exploit the possibilities of the pedal up.


So there! Admittedly, the sound is excellent, there is really a vintage spirit.
In his clear, we come to make the sound of a guitar plugged into any amp transistors very warm perfect for a little blues.
With distortion, this pedal excels at Blues, Blues / Rock in the Rock but also a little on the edge of Péchu Hard Rock guitar and as the amp used.
Personally I use it mostly with Strats, Les Paul and SG (and therefore quite varied) on a Marshall JCM 900 amp and it happens to sound truly great and different depending on the guitars.


I use this pedal for some six months. I had a Boss SD-1 before and we must recognize that the difference is clear!
I love the versatility of the well it is still very typical vintage (which is the goal).
I used several overdrive and I must admit that the only really suited me was the Ibanez TS-808 but is definitely overpriced. Trying on the Maxon I had the same feeling (but for about € 150 less).
I regret that I still have the true bypass pedal especially at this price!
I would do without hesitation that choice (even if a TS-808 is better because it is already a pure vintage!) But I recommend to all lovers of the old Blues / Rock sound for vintage tube amp without ...